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WEDNESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Winterhawks' Blichfeld earns CHL honor; Masoli makes all-star team; Ducks freshman golfer Ronne third; UO's Lin co-medalist


Multnomah 97, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 79

One night after taking the Portland Pilots nearly to the wire in an exhibition at Chiles Center, the NAIA Lions of Northeast Portland ventured to Eugene and improved to 4-0.

Multnomah led only 35-33 at the half, after leading UP by two at halftime. But the Lions outscored 0-9 NHCC 62-46 the rest of the way.

As usual, the 3-point game was MU's big weapon. The Lions made 17 of 50 (34.0 percent) from beyond the arc.

Zach Richardson as Multnomah's top scorer with 25 points (5 of 16 on 3's), and Ben Grandle had 22 points (6 of 13 on 3's) with a game-high 18 rebounds. Justin Martin (18 points) and Brett Blackstock (17) were others in double figures for the Lions.


Portland forward Joachim Blichfeld, 20, has been named Canadian Hockey League player of the week. He had nine points (four goals, five assists) in three games, all wins, that lifted the Hawks' record to 10-6-0-1.


Jeremiah Masoli, former Oregon Ducks quarterback, has been named the all-East Division quarterback in the Canadian Football League.

Masoli ranked second in passing yards (5,209) and rushing among QBs (473 yards), third in touchdown passes (28) and had a league-high 12 300-yard passing games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who have reached the East semifinals.

Masoli, 30, is in his sixth CFL season but first as a full-time starter.

The Tiger-Cats are coached by former Grant High and Portland State star QB June Jones, ex-coach in the NFL and at Hawaii.


Oregon placed sixth and Oregon State 11th in the 18-team Saint Mary's Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, California.

The Ducks totaled 2-over 854 for 54 holes over three days. The Beavers shot 873.

USC won with a 21-under 831, eight shots ahead of runner-up BYU.

Freshman Craig Ronne of the Ducks, who hails from Klamath Falls, shot a 1-under 70 on Wednesday for a 6-under 207 total, good for third.

BYU's Peter Kuest won with a 200, and USC's Issei Tanabe was second at 205.

Spencer Tibbits of OSU and Edwin Yi of Oregon tied for 19th at 214.


Oregon finished fifth and Oregon State seventh in the 12-team Pac-12 Preview at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The Ducks totaled 1-over-par 877 for 54 holes over three days. OSU was at 886.

Arizona's 874 beat California by one stroke and No. 1-ranked USC by two.

Tze-Han Lin of Oregon shared medalist honors with Yu-Sang Hou of Arizona, both with 6-under 213 totals.

Nicole Schroeder paced Oregon State, tying for fifth at 216 with a closing, 6-under 67 that matched the best score of the day.


Oregon senior Thomas Laurent, ranked eighth in the nation, advanced with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 50 Alex Brown of Illinois in the first round of the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Arizona.


Kortney Meyer of Lewis & Clark has been named to the six-player all-Northwest Conference team. She is a senior middle blocker from Phoenix.


Oregon forward Zoe Hasenauer from Simi Valley, California has been named to the Pac-12 all-freshman team. She had a team-high five assists.


Class 6A semifinal

Jesuit 2, FOREST GROVE 1 (OT)

Saturday final

Jesuit vs. Summit, 3:30 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium

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