Preps: The North leads the South in the all-time series, 34-33-4, as the teams prepare for Saturday's 6 p.m. renewal of the Les Schwab Tires Bowl.
The high school all-star football game, which began in 1948 as the Shrine Bowl, takes place at Hillsboro Stadium.
Top graduating seniors from Class 6A and 5A teams will compete.
The North has four players from the Portland Interscholastic League, three from Central Catholic and one each from Jesuit and La Salle Prep.
PIL players are Marcus Henry, cornerback/receiver/kick returner from Grant; Tyson Booze, receiver/defensive back from Jefferson; Francisco Gasca-Avila, defensive lineman from Franklin; and Keating Hinkley, lineman from Wilson.
Central Catholic is represented by Travis West Jr., defensive back; Kevin Hernandez, lineman; and Dan Jefferies, offensive lineman.
Jesuit linebacker Zach Carr and La Salle Prep wideout Ethan Edgerly also are in the game.
• The annual Freightliner Oregon All-Star Series in baseball is set for June 22-23 at Goss Stadium in Corvallis. North will face South in games at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, with a home-run derby at 5:30 p.m. the first day.
The rosters consist of 6A and 5A seniors, who include pitcher Matt Evans from La Salle Prep, cathcer Joe Angeli of Jesuit, infielder Kenji Lamdin of Grant, and outfielder Will Bachman from Grant.
Pickles: Portland's wood-bat summer baseball team is at Walker Stadium the rest of the week, wrapping up a series with the Ridgefield Raptors at 7 p.m., then facing the Bend Elks for three games (7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday).
The Saturday game is Mazatlan Venados Baseball Night as the Pickles will wear the uniforms of their sister Mexican Pacific League team.
Golf: Kudos to the Jacobsen Youth Initiative, which continues to help lead support for junior golf in Oregon and Southwest Washington — and kind of makes you wish you could be 7 years old again.
Brothers David and Peter Jacobsen recently partnered with the First Tee of Greater Portland to provide youngsters with Youth on Cousre cards that give them reduced green fees ($5 or less) at any of 70 courses. Through the Youth on Course, golfers from age 7 to 18 last year played 6,673 rounds.
The Erling Jacobsen Tour, named after the Jacobsens' father, now hosts 16 weekly nine-hole noncompetitive golf outings during the summer. Participants receive tips on etiquette as well as a postpround lunch, awards and prizes, all for $10.
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