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These athletes with ties to Portland and Oregon all have reason to celebrate this week

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: STEVE BRANDON - PETER JACOBSENMarch 1, 1993

Michael Conforto (age 26)

The New York Mets outfielder played for Oregon State. He was a first-round draft pick, 10th overall, in 2014. He has 76 career home runs. He went to Redmond (Wash.) High.

March 1, 1993

Lucas Melano (age 26)

From Hernando, Argentina, the 6-1, 160-pound forward has scored six goals in 61 games over three seasons with the Portland Timbers.

March 3, 1985

Mariel Zagunis (age 34)

The former Valley Catholic and Notre Dame student is a four-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) in saber fencing, a two-time individual champion, a two-time team bronze-medal winner, and the 2012 U.S. Olympic team opening ceremonies flag bearer in London.

March 2, 2002

Robbie Fromm-Delorme (age 17)

A 6-1, 170-pound RW with the Portland Winterhawks, he hails from Richmond, B.C.

March 4, 1954

Peter Jacobsen (age 65)

The NBC and Golf Channel commentator knows a thing or two about a thing or two, having won seven PGA Tour events and two major titles on the Champions Tour during a career launched on the links at Waverley Country Club and playing for Lincoln High and the University of Oregon.

March 3, 1998

Jared Freadrich (age 21)

The 5-10, 185-pound Portland Winterhawks defenseman was born in Camrose, Alberta, Canada.

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