Friday local sports news/Portland women's soccer battles Huskies to 0-0 draw; UP men claim 1-0 exhibition victory


Hillsboro 8, SPOKANE 2

The Hops' drive for a Class A Northwest League playoff berth continued on the right path Friday night, as Hillsboro took its series opener against the host Chiefs.

The Hops used four-run innings, in the fourth and fifth, and had five pitchers scatter nine hits allowed before a crowd of 5,641 at Avista Stadium.

Hillsboro's Ryan January hit a two-run home run in the fifth, and the DH finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs.

The Hops raised their second-half record to 19-10 with their sixth win in a row. They lead second-place Salem-Keizer (15-14), winners of four in a row, by four games. Eugene lost 4-3 at Everett on Friday to fall to 14-15 in the division.

Game 2, Hillsboro at Spokane, is 7 p.m. Saturday.


Portland 0, WASHINGTON 0 (2 OT)

UP freshman Jenny Whalen, from Borlange, Sweden, made seven saves as the Pilots earned a draw in their season opener at Seattle.

The Huskies (0-0-1) led 19-5 in shots, 7-2 in shots on goal and 13-3 in corner kicks.


PORTLAND 1, Utah Valley 0

A penalty kick by 6-2 junior forward Luke Hendel from Berlin in the 51st minute was the difference as the 20th-ranked Pilots won the exhibition before 4,010 fans at Merlo Field. The PIK came when Jacobo Reyes was fouled in the 18-ayrd box.

Warner Pacific 3, GEORGE FOX 2

The visiting NAIA Knights gave up a goal 1:27 into the nonleague game, then scored three times in the first 59 minutes to beat the NCAA Division III Bruins in Newberg.

Franklin Cordon (19th minute) and Omar Alcazar (37th minute) gave WPU a 2-1 edge. An own goal in the 59th minute upped the lead to 3-1. George Fox scored in the 83rd minute but was outshot 15-10 and trailed 6-4 in corner kicks. Josiah Bitter made three saves for Warner Pacific (1-1).


Team Scatchard (4-2-0) will face Team Peterson for the Neely Cup championship on Saturday as the Portland Winterhawks wrap up their training camp tournament at Memorial Coliseum.

The championship game starts at 5 p.m. The third-place game is at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $5.

The Winterhawks' annual free Toyota Hockey Fan Fest is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Memorial Coliseum concourse.

The Winterhawks will play their first preseason game on Friday against Spokane at Everett.


Scott Harrington, former Jesuit High golfer, moved up 22 spots with a 4-under-par 67 in the second round round of the Albertsons Boise Open in Idaho, the second of three events in the tour playoffs.

Harrington, who clinched his 2019-20 PGA Tour card two weeks ago with a second-place finish at the WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, was tied for 33rd after 36 holes with a 5-under 137.

Ben Crane, a PGA Tour veteran from Beaverton and the University of Oregon, shot another 70 for a 140 total, which missed the cut by one shot.

Ryan Brehm had the midway lead at 130, one ahead of Charlie Saxon, after a second-day 63.

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