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Oregon Sports Awards honors three; Oregon Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019; Velodrome standouts include Fityus, Aussie team, McLaughry and Kovalcik

Oregon Sports Awards: The results in the final categories of an all-July awards presentation:

Prep Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Winner — Colleen Uzoekwe, Westview. Finalists — Madison McHone, Centennial; Baylee Touey, North Valley.

Harry Glickman Female Professional Athlete of the Year: Winner — Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns, U.S. national team. Finalists — Shelby Houlihan, track and field; Megan Rapinoe, Reign FC, U.S. national team

DNA Dedication to Oregon Sports Award: Keanon Lowe, Parkrose High

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame: Members of the Class of 2019, who will be inducted on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Multnomah Athletic Club, are Kenny Moore, former University of Oregon distance runner; Molly McConnell, boxing; Ray Blume and Mark Radford, former Oregon State basketball players from Parkrose and Grant high schools, respectively; Dr. Bob Gill, special contribution to sports; and the 1975 Portland Timbers, who reached the North American Soccer League finals in their inaugural season.

Jordan Kent will be master of ceremonies.

The event begins at 7 p.m., with dinner, after a 5:30 p.m. reception. Tickets are $125, or $1,200 for a table of 12. Call the Hall of Fame at 503-227-7466 for information, or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit

Blazers: Portland will play three home exhibition games followed by games at Utah and at Denver.

The first game will be at Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 against Denver.

Games in Moda Center will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 against Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Premier League and 5 p.m. Oct. 12 against Phoenix.

Portland will play at Utah at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and at Denver at 6 p.m. Oct. 17.

The preseason opener at Memorial Coliseum will kick off the Blazers' 50th season. The Oct. 12 game will include special activities for area youths.

Tickets for preseason games will be for sale starting Aug. 14 through or by calling 844-747-2489.

Pickles: Portland is in the final two weeks of the West Coast League wood-bat season, with four home games to go. Among them is a 7 p.m. Thursday clash at Walker Stadium with the Walla Walla Sweets. Portland will then play three games, Friday through Sunday, at the Port Angeles Lefties.

Cyling: Australian Lucie Fityus took home the overall omnium by a landslide in the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge last weekend.

Fityus, part of an Australian biking group known as "Team Slumber Party," was victorious in the women's scratch race and the miss and out. Portland's Erin Glover took second, besting Fityus in the point race on Saturday.

Lizanne Wilmot, a Canadian transplant from Australia and leader of "Team Slumber Party," did not post a win but finished no lower than fifth in any of her five events.

Portland sprinter Stephen McLaughry finished first in two events — the men's chariot and men's team sprints with Keith Burneau and Kirk Whiteman. McLaughry also finished second in the men's keirin and sprint. His performance was good enough to earn the sprint omnium.

Zak Kovalcik, a former Portland resident who recently moved to Southern California, dominated the men's endurance races. He took first in five events, including the keirin, points, senior men's 4K pursuit, 10-mile, and miss and out.

His time of 4 minutes, 53.45 seconds in the 4K pursuit was just short of his track record.

South Carolina sprinter Rachel McKinnon defended her title in the 200-meter sprint on Sunday, finishing first in 12.89 seconds. She set the track record of 12.39 last year.

Many of the participants in this year's Velodrome Challenge competed in the Marymoor Vision Grand Prix in Redmond, Washington the weekend before. The Southwest Portland event is part of the Cascadia Cup for the velodrome racers.

Rowing: David Edington, a recent Catlin Gabel High graduate, will be on the U.S. National Rowing Junior National team that will compete Aug. 7-11 in Tokyo, Japan.

Edington, 18, will begin rowing collegiately for Dartmouth this year. In Japan he will compete in pairs with a rower from Ann Arbor, Mich.

Edington competed for six years with Rose City Rowing Club and spent the last three years on the club's varsity team.

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