Women's football tryouts begin Saturday
Women's football: Tryouts for the Portland Fighting Shockwave are set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, and again the same time on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, all at ATI Physical Therapy, 2500 N.E. Century Blvd., Building E, Suite 200 in Hillsboro. Wear workout gear and bring your own water/sports drinks. Tryouts will take place on an indoor turf surface and indoor track.
Tryout fee is $25 and covers all three sessions.
The team is entering its 18th season and plays in the Women's Football Alliance. The season runs April through June.
To register, visit portlandfightingshockwave.com.
College men's basketball: Oregon has moved up one spot to 13th in the Associated Press rankings.
College women's basketball: Oregon has stayed in the No. 3 spot in the Associated Press rankings. Notre Dame leads with 774 points and 30 of 31 first-place votes (the other went to the Ducks). Connecticut is ranked second with 736 points. With 704, Oregon is just ahead of No. 4 Baylor (679).
The rest of the top 10, in order: Mississippi State (593), Stanford (560), Oregon State (535), Maryland (508) and South Carolina (492).
• Bendu Yeaney, former St. Mary's Academy standout, is back for her sophomore year at Indiana after starting all last season and helping lead the Hoosiers to the WNIT championship.
The 5-10 Yeaney already has shown the ability to score (8.4 points per game last season) and has served as a defensive force alongside another sophomore guard, Jaelynn Penn (10.8-point average in 2017-18). Indiana is 2-0 in the preseason.
NWC football: Whitworth ran the table, winning all seven of its Northwest Conference games. The Pirates earned an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III's 32-team playoffs.
But No. 20 Linfield was left out for the first time in 10 years.
Linfield finished second in the NWC to Whitworth, which will open at noon Saturday at Claremont Mudd-Scripps.
The Wildcats finished 7-2, with losses at Whitworth (19-14 on Sept. 29) and at Carroll (of Montana), 21-14 in the Sept. 8 season opener.
College volleyball: Southern Oregon junior Taylor Ristvedt, from Cleveland High, has been named Cascade Collegiate Conference Attacker of the Week.
She had 24 kills with only five errors in wins over No. 22 Corban and No. 12 Eastern Oregon. That included seven kills in the clinching set of the CCC championship match.
• The Oregon Ducks are ranked 16th in the nation, one spot higher than last week. BYU, Stanford, Minnesota, Illinois and Texas are the top five again. USC is 14th, Washington State 18th, Washington 20th, Arizona 24th and UCLA 25th.
College softball: FloSoftball reports the transfer intention of catcher Mary Iakopo from Oregon.
The Ducks already have lost pitcher Miranda Elish and outfielder Lauren Vurke to Texas, where former UO coach Mike White has taken over as coach. Iakopo was second-team all-Pac-12 in 2018 and was the only catcher on the 2019 roster.
CFL: The Hamilton Tiger-Cats — with a decidedly Oregon flavor — have charged into the Canadian Football League Eastern Conference finals. They stunned the British Columbia Lions on Sunday, beating them 48-8 in a playoff game at Hamilton. Now they'll face the Ottawa Roughriders at 10 a.m. PT Sunday (ESPNews).
Hamilton is coached by June Jones, the former Grant High and Portland State quarterback who has been a head coach at Hawaii and in the NFL. His defensive coordinator, Jerry Glanville, is a former head coach at Portland State.
The quarterback is former Oregon Duck Jeremiah Masoli. The running back is Alex Green, who prepped at Benson High and played for the New York Jets. One relatively new receiver (who had a big game against B.C.) is ex-Duck Bralon Addison.
Masoli is one of two players up for the CFL Player of the Year award, and he had arguably his best day as a pro last Sunday, with three touchdown passes. Addison had 124 yards in receptions.
B.C. featured two ex-Ducks: running back Jeremiah Johnson and linebacker Bo Lokombo, along with veteran QB Travis Lulay from Regis High.