Local preps shine at Northwest Shootout
Preps: Oregon's teams lost in the annual Merritt Truax Memorial Northwest Shootout at Liberty High last week, but the team members from Portland acquitted themselves well.
The Oregon girls lost 94-82 to Washington. Benson High's Ciera Ellington had game highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds. Monka Hickok of Grant was second in Oregon scoring with 17 points.
The Oregon boys fell to Washington 120-102. Marcus Tsohonis from Jefferson High was Oregon's second-leading scorer with 14 points. Aaron Deloney from Grant had seven points with a game-high six assists. Justin Bieker out of Jesuit had eight points and a team-best six rebounds.
• Jesuit baseball (10-2) entered the week ranked No. 1 in Class 6A in the coaches poll and by the Oregon School Activities Association. The Crusaders (10-3) were No. 9 in the OSAA's softball rankings.
Fencing: Beaverton's Mariel Zagunis went 6-0 to win the Division I national championship in women's saber Friday at Salt Lake City. The four-time Olympic medalist (with two individual golds) secured a place on the senior world championship team. Aleksandra Shelton of Tigard is fourth in the national standings, and Chloe Fox-Gitomer of Portland is fifth — both also vying for a spot on the world team.
Hockey: Cody Glass wasn't healthy enough to help the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League playoffs. But it looks like the 19-year-old center will have an impact for the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League's Calder Cup playoffs.
In six regular-season games with Chicago after the Winterhawks season ended, Glass has three goals and two assists. He scored twice in his Wolves debut on April 5, both on re-directions in front of the goal.
A top prospect of the Vegas Golden Knights, Glass is expected to play his first full pro season in 2019-20.
Winterhawks 18-year-old goalie Joel Hofer made his pro debut on April 12 with the AHL's San Antonio Rampage. A St. Louis Blues prospect, Hofer stopped 31 of 35 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars' AHL affiliate.
Hofer will return to Portland next season. San Antonio's season is over.
Women's football: The Portland Fighting Shockwave is off to a 2-0 start in the Women's Football Alliance season after commanding performances in games on April 6 and April 13 at Roosevelt High.
After opening the season with a 41-13 win over the Tacoma Trauma, the Shockwave on Saturday throttled the Oregon Hawks from Eugene 53-14.
Running back Gabby Johnson has led the way on offense. She has eight touchdowns. Johnson opened the season with a 67-yard scoring run in the April 6 win and had 152 yards and three TDs in the opener. Johnson followed with five touchdowns on Saturday — three in the first half.
Rookie Janna Lamb is off to a good start. Lamb has rushing touchdowns in each game and was the Shockwave's top defensive player in the opener with seven tackles including three for lost yardage and one sack.
The Fighting Shockwave are on the road for their next three games, beginning with a trip to Medford on Saturday to take on the Southern Oregon Lady Gades, who are 1-0 with a road win at Seattle.
College softball: Former UO coach Mike White's Texas Longhorns are 35-9 and were ranked 11th in the nation last week. In the Big 12, UT is 7-3 and third behind No. 2-ranked (last week) Oklahoma (9-0), whose former assistant, Melyssa Lombardi, replaced White in Eugene this season, and 14th-ranked Oklahoma State (10-2).
Texas and the Sooners will collide three times Thursday-Saturday at Austin, Texas.
Some ex-Ducks-turned-Longhorns: Miranda Elish is 11-5 with a 1.48 ERA, 152 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings and 12 complete games. Elish is hitting .357 (35 of 98) with six home runs, eight doubles and 25 RBIs. Mary Iakopo (.346, nine HRs, team-high 31 RBIs), Lauren Burke (.301, 27 RBIs) and Shannon Rhodes (.295, 26 RBIs) are full-time starters as well.
Golf: Aaron Wise, former UO golfer, was 17th in his first Masters. He played his final 36 holes in 68-67 to finish at 7-under-par 281. He moved up five spots in the world golf rankings to 62nd.
• State-of-Oregon products Pat Fitzimons and Cathy Mant will be inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame on April 26 at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, Washington.
Also chosen for induction are Rick Fehr and Dan Hill of Seattle and Bill Sander of Lake Forest Park.
The Pacific Northwest Golf Association chose Mant, who was the top Oregon amateur in the late 1960s while living in Eugene, won the 1970 NCAA title in 1970 at Arizona Stae and played on the LPGA Tour from 1976-86, before embarking on her coaching and teaching career.
Fitzsimons, being inducted by the Pacific Northwest Section PGA, won the 1975 PGA Tour Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open, played in two Masters and won numerous area titles, including three Northwest Opens and PNWPGA crowns, two Oregon Opens and two Al C. Giusti Memorial tournaments over a 27-year period.
IndyCar: Alexander Rossi won the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday by more than 20 seconds over Josef Newgarden, with Graham Rahal third and defending series champion Scott Dixon fourth.
IndyCar has had four winners in four races from four teams this season, none of them named Dixon, but he is third in season points (133) behind Newgarden (166) and Rossi (138). Besides Newgarden (Team Penske), winners have been Colton Herta (Harding-Steinbrenner), Takuma Sato (Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan) and Rossi (Andretti).
Next in the series is the May 11 IndyCar Grand Prix in Indianapolis, followed by the May 26 Indy 500.
The 16th of 17 events is the Sept. 1 Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway.
Boxing: Steve "2 Pound" Forbes, promoter and out-of-retirement fighter, won a seven-round unanimous decision in the main event on his own card April 6 at Clackamas Armory. The Grant High product and former IBF junior lightweight champion, 42, defeated Tavorus Teague, 31, of Los Angeles 69-64, 68-65, 67-66, improving to 36-14. It was his first fight in nearly five years.