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New crest for Winterhawks, fencing national champions, rowing junior worlds, Oregon Am golf among items.

New Winterhawks' crest — The Portland Winterhawks are set to unveil a new team crest on Wednesday, July 14.

After 45 seasons sharing their logo with that of the Chicago Blackhawks, Portland's Western Hockey League team is getting a new look. A short video teasing the new design was posted on Winterhawks.com and on the club's Instagram page.

The team underwent an ownership change in 2020. The new logo is one way for the team's new ownership group to put its own imprint on the franchise — not unlike when previous owner Bill Gallacher changed the Winterhawks nickname from two words to one.

Fencing nationals — Portland's Chloe Fox-Gitomer won the women's sabre title during the USA Fencing Summer Nationals, one of three gold medals for Oregon Fencing Alliance competitors at the event in Philadelphia. An Oregon Episcopal School grad, Fox-Gitomer is entering her fourth year at Princeton. She won six elimination bouts en route to the championship.

Magda Skarbonkiewicz of OFA won the junior women's cadet (under-18) sabre championship. A Jesuit High student, she won three of her final four bouts by 15-14 scores.

Skarbonkiewicz also helped the Oregon Fencing Alliance win the junior women's sabre team competition. Siobhan Sullivan, Xinyan Chen and Vivian Lu joined on Skarbonkiewicz on the team.

Oregon Amateur golf — Nate Stember and Ellie Slama won championships at the 112th Oregon Amateur Championship and Lara Tennant won the 38th Oregon Senior Women's Championships. The tournaments concluded on July 10 at Bandon Trails Golf Course.

It was the first title for Stember, from Lincoln High and the University of Oregon. It was the third title for Slama, from Salem and Oregon State University, who has been in the last four Oregon Am finals. It was the fifth consecutive Senior Women's Open title for Tennant, from Portland.

Rowing U-23 worlds — Two women from the Portland area were among the athletes representing the United States at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships, which concluded July 11 in Racice, Czech Republic.

Oregon State junior Sierra Bishop, a Wilsonville native, rowed in the four seat for the USA women's eight which won the gold medal.

Portland native Susan Cook, a junior at Boston University and St. Mary's Academy graduate, was part of the the women's quadruple scull that missed the finals and rowed to fourth place in the consolation final (12th place overall).

Stanley Cup connection — Two former Winterhawks scouts are Stanley Cup champions for the second year in a row. Grant Armstrong and Josh Dye are former Portland Winterhawks employees who just completed their second season as amateur scouts with the Lightning, who won their second consecutive Stanley Cup on July 7 by beating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 for a 4-1 series win. This was Dye's second season working for the Lightning after eight seasons with the Winterhawks.

Oregon prep hoops madness — Grant beat North Marion 57-36 on July 1 to win the championship of the first Oregon Madness summer high school boys basketball tournament. The tournament included teams from Oregon schools of all sizes. The Generals defeated Roseburg, Portland's De La Salle Catholic and South Medford on their way to the title game.

Grant's Adrian Mosley and Max Von Arx were all-tournament first-team selections and Luke Winkler was named to the second team. Other first-teamers were Yamhill-Carlton sophomore brothers Malachi Seely-Roberts and Moroni Seely-Roberts and North Medford's Trey Neff.


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