Scoresheet: Trail Blazers lose at Sacramento; Seahawks fall; Winterhawks win
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
Kings 126, Trail Blazers 94 — Portland fell to 1-3 in NBA preseason play with the loss at Sacramento. The Kings made 21 of 46 3-pointers and had eight players score in double figures.
Jerami Grant led the Blazers with 17 points and Anfernee Simons 16. Damian Lillard finished with eight points and six assists in 27 minutes.
Winterhawks 5, Chiefs 2 — At Spokane, Robbie Fromm-Delorme had two goals and two assists and Portland scored four power-play goals to improve to 5-0-0 on the Western Hockey League season.
Dawson Pasternak, Kyle Chyzowski and Jack O'Brien also scored for Portland and Jan Spunar stopped 24 of 26 shots.
Edmonton visits Portland at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Saints 39, Seahawks 32 — In a game that featured six lead changes, Seattle's big-play offense couldn't overcome some big-whiff defending at New Orleans.
The Saints ran for 235 yards, including a 60-yard game-winning sprint from tight end/quarterback Taysom Hill in the fourth quarter.
That was the last of three rushing TDs for Hill, who netted 112 yards from nine carries and also completed his only pass for a TD to fellow tight end Adam Troutman.
Alvin Kamara returned from injury to run for 103 yards and add 91 receiving yards.
Hill's go-ahead sprint came 1:32 after a 69-yard run by Seattle's Kenneth Walker III put the Seahawks in front 32-31 with 6:54 left in the game.
Geno Smith threw for 268 yards and touchdowns to DK Metcalf (50 yards), and Tyler Lockett (35 and 40 yards).
Seattle (2-3) hosts Arizona (2-3) next Sunday.
College football — Oregon (5-1) is ranked 12th in the latest AP poll. The Ducks next opponent, 6-0 UCLA on Oct. 22, is ranked 11th.
College women's soccer — Portland State closed out its home schedule with a 3-2 win overs Weber State, improving to 4-0-1 atop the Big Sky standings.
Ocean Rideout's third goal of the season was the game-winner in the 79th minute. Lucy Quinn and Raniyah Burton also scored for the Vikings (5-5-4). … Colorado beat visiting Oregon1-0 on a penalty kick. …
College volleyball — At Seattle, 16th-ranked Washington beat No. 12 Oregon 3-2, the second five-set loss of the weekend for the Ducks (10-4, 4-2 Pac-12). The Huskies won the fifth set 15-12. … At Pullman, Washington State swept Oregon State 25-14, 25-21, 25-19).
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
Mariners advance — After falling behind 8-1 after the fifth inning, Seattle rallied with four runs a piece in the sixth and eighth inning to tie the game at nine before winning it in the ninth 10-9 over Toronto and advancing to the ALDS. The comeback ties the major-league record for a postseason comeback and sets the record for biggest turn around on the road.
Mariners starter Robbie Ray struggled, only going three innings after giving up six hits and four runs. Paul Sewald came out for the fifth and only lasted two outs, giving up four runs himself. But that's when the rally came in the top of the sixth, started by a wild pitch to score Ty France. Carlos Santana then launched a three-run home run to make it four runs in the frame. In the eighth down 9-5, Cal Raleigh smacked a single to score Eugenio Suarez, then JP Crawford had a bases clearing double that came from Bo Bichette and George Springer colliding in the outfield to try and make the catch. Springer would leave the game on a cart.
Seattle moves on to the ALDS to take on division foe Houston with Game 1 coming Tuesday, Oct. 11, time still TBD.
Winterhawks 4, Tigers 3 — Portland moved to 4-0 on the young season with a second overtime victory of the early season at home against Medicine Hat. The Winterhawks led 3-1 going into the third period on goals from James Stefan, Luca Cagnoni and Josh Zakreski. But the Tigers scored twice in the final three minutes to send the game to OT. In the extra frame, Kyle Chyzowsku was the hero 2 minutes, 36 seconds in when he found the back of the net.
College volleyball — Another win for Portland State (10-7, 5-1 Big Sky) volleyball, this time a sweep of Montana at home 25-21, 25-15, 25-11. Portland (9-8, 2-4 WCC) also picked up a conference win with a 3-1 win at Gonzaga (18-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-19) after dropping the first set.
College soccer — Both the Portland men's and women's teams stayed undefeated with victories on Saturday. The women (9-0-4, 3-0-0 WCC) downed No. 22 Pepperdine at home 2-0 thanks to goals from Keeley Dockter and Kayla Adams, happening in the 70th and 79th minute. The men's side (8-0-3, 2-0-0 WCC) took down San Francisco on the road 1-0 where a Gurman Sangha goal in the 66th minute was the difference.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7
Mariners 4, Blue Jays 0 — After waiting 21 years for a postseason trip, Seattle didn't wait long to get the party started. Eugenio Suarez hit a double to right field to score one run in the top of the first to open up the Wild Card series at Toronto. Cal Raleigh followed it up with a two-run home run to put the Mariners up 3-0 and they never looked back. Luis Castillo was everything Seattle hoped he'd be on the mound in October, going 7.1 innings with six hits allowed, no runs and five strikeouts with no walks. Anders Munoz pitched the last 1.2 innings, giving up a single hit.
The series continues Saturday where Seattle will advance with a win to play divisional rival Houston in the best-of-five ALDS. A loss means Game 3 Sunday in Toronto.
Blazers waive Williams — Brandon Williams was one of three players waived Friday by the Portland Trail Blazers. Williams is the most notable after playing for Portland last year on a two-way deal signing in February. Training camp signees Devontae Cacok and Wes Iwundu were the other two cut loose after three preseason games.
College volleyball — Oregon (10-3, 4-1 Pac-12) suffered its first Pac-12 loss Friday, dropping a five-set match at Washington State 22-25, 28-26, 13-25, 25-18, 15-9. Brooke Nuneviller and Mimi Colyer had 20 kills each. Meanwhile Oregon State (6-9, 1-4 Pac-12) struggled at Washington, falling in straight sets.
College soccer — The Portland State women's soccer is staying hot in the Big Sky, taking down Idaho State 2-1. The Vikings (4-5-4, 3-0-1 Big Sky) got goals from Raniyah Burton and Ocean Rideout.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
Blazers win, pick up Johnson extension — Portland handled the Israeli squad Maccadbi Ra'anana, resting many of the normal starters in the third game of the preseason. No. 7 overall pick Shaedon Sharpe showed off his upside, leading the way in scoring with 27 points off the bench. Keon Johnson, who's rookie scale option was picked up by the Blazers for 2023-2024, scored 18 points and had 11 assists.
College soccer — The Oregon women's soccer team evened its Pac-12 record at 2-2 with a 1-0 win at Utah. Meanwhile Oregon State women are still looking for its first conference win after losing at Colorado 3-2. The Oregon State men stay at .500 in Pac-12 play as reigning champs, finishing in a 1-1 tie with Cal at home.
College volleyball — Portland State (9-7, 4-1 Big Sky) continued its strong start to Big Sky play, downing Montana State in four sets 25-15, 19-25, 25-16, 25-21.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
Mariners 5, Tigers 4 — Ty France's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning put Seattle at 90-72 in the regular season — the same record as last year, but the Mariners will be heading to the postseason for the first time since 2001.
Seattle plays the best-of-three American League wild-card series at Toronto, starting Friday (1 p.m., ESPN).
Julio Rodriguez, Mitch Haniger and Luis Torrens homered. It was the 28th homer for Rodriguez, the sensational rookie who also hit a team-leading .284.
Eugenio Suarez led the team with 31 home runs and 87 RBIs.
Logan Gilbert led the pitching staff with 13 wins.
Reliever Erik Swanson led in ERA among regular pitchers (1.68), although former OSU pitcher Matthew Boyd had a 1.35 ERA in 10 relief appearances. Paul Sewald had 20 saves.
Luis Castillo, the starter Friday at Toronto, went 4-2 with a 3.17 ERA after being acquired from Cincinnati, and 8-6 with a 2.99 ERA overall.
Poyer honored — Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer, the former Oregon State star from Astoria, has been named AFC defensive player of the week.
Poyer had six tackles, three passes defended and two interceptions as Buffalo rallied from 17 points down to beat Baltimore, 23-20.
His second interception in his own end zone with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter led to Buffalo's game-winning field goal as time expired.
It's his first defensive player of the week award; he's the first OSU defensive player to win the award since Nick Barnett in week one of the 2004 season.
College soccer — The Portland women stayed unbeaten through 12 games, beating host San Diego 2-0. Ruby Settle and Cally Togiai had goals. The Pilots moved to 8-0-4 overall and 2-0-0 in West Coast Conference play.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Jazz 118, Blazers 101 — Portland played its first home preseason game of the year, marking the return of Damian Lillard to the Moda Center floor. He led the way with 21 points in 24 minutes played. Justise Winslow started at small forward and made the most of it, scoring eight points and chipping in four rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block.
Portland plays one last home preseason game at 7 p.m. Thursday against Israeli team Maccabi Ra'anana.
Mariners take two — Seattle (89-72) took down Detroit (66-95) twice on Tuesday with a 7-6 win in game one in 10 innings, followed by a 9-6 win in game two. The highlight of the day was catcher Luis Torrens picking up a win on the mound in game one. With the first wild card game coming up on Oct. 7, manager Scott Servais decided to get keep his bullpen fresh and Torrens out to pitch the 10th inning. The Tigers scored one, but Carlos Santana had a game-tying single and later scored on a sac fly from Abraham Toro.
Seattle is now locked into the second wild card spot, making them the fifth seed in the AL portion of the playoffs. Seattle will take on Toronto on the road from Oct. 7-9 in a three-game series to decide who moves on to the AL Division Series to play the top seeded Houston Astros.
MONDAY, OCT. 3
Los Angeles Clippers 102, Portland Trail Blazers 97 — Portland opened its NBA preseason schedule with a loss at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.
Damian Lillard had 16 points and Jerami Grant, in his first game in a Blazers uniform, added 14. Jusuf Nurkic had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Utah plays Portland at Moda Center on Tuesday.
Detroit 4, Mariners 3 — Julio Rodriguez had three hits for the playoff-bound Mariners (87-72), but the Tigers won at T-Mobile Park. Detroit's Javier Baez hit a two-run homer off George Kirby.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame — The induction of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame 2022 class is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Key Bank Club at Providence Park. The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. A "tailgate cocktail reception" will begin at 2 p.m.
Being inducted are former Oregon State football coach Dennis Erickson, former Barlow High and Oregon basketball standout Fred Jones, Oregon's high school baseball wins leader as a coach Dave Gasser, longtime NBA referee Terry Durham, Portland Buckaroos hockey legend Connie Madigan, Oregon State women's basketball standout Felicia Ragland, masters track and field record-setter Becky Sisley and the Oregon Tech men's basketball NAIA Division II national championship teams of 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Also, six high school athletes will be awarded $3,000 scholarships from the MacTarnahan Family Trust. Scholarship winners are Kylie Burke (Walport High), Joey Gartrell (Canby High), Jessy Hart (Sweet Home High), Elia Sanchez-Rodriguez (North Salem High), Isaac Urbina (Pendleton High) and Lucas William (Mountain View High in Bend).
For tickets ($65) and details, visit www.oregonsportshall.org.
Chachere honored — Portland State quarterback Dante Chachere has been named Big Sky Conference co-offensive player of the week. He accounted for 402 total yards of offense and all five touchdowns in the Vikings' 35-27 win over Northern Arizona.
He went 22 of 28 for 274 yards and three touchdowns passing, and rushed 12 times for 128 yards and two scores. His 72-yard TD run was the longest run by a Viking since 2018.
Chachere shared the honor with Montana State QB Sean Chambers.
Portland Marathon — Matt Spear is making winning the Portland Marathon a fun habit.
A Jesuit High graduate who now lives in Seaside, Spear won the 50th edition of the 26.2-mile race, the second year in a row the 33-year-old has won the run around the city. His time was 2 hours, 37 minutes, 31 seconds. He was 46 seconds in front of runner-up Paul Balmer who finished in 2:38:16.
Lydia Tay was the female champion. Her time of 2:53:41 was almost 10 minutes faster than the second woman across the finish line.
Chris Maxwell won the 13.1-mile half marathon in 1:09:09, 17 seconds in front of Jeremy Craven. The women's half marathon winner was Tara Welling in 1:17:23.
This was the 50th edition of the Portland Marathon, first run in 1972.
College update — Portland State volleyball tries to build upon a 3-1 start to Big Sky play with 7 p.m. home matches Oct. 6 against Montana State and Oct. 8 against Montana. … Portland State women's soccer plays 1 p.m. matches Friday Oct. 7 against Idaho State and Sunday, Oct. 9 against Weber State in Hillsboro. The Vikings are 2-0-1 in Big Sky play and have not been scored on in those three matches. … Portland volleyball, which has dropped nine consecutive sets and is 1-4 in the WCC, plays at Gonzaga Oct. 8.
Portland Pilots hoops — The University of Portland will hold scrimmages for its men's and women's basketball teams on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Chiles Center. The event is free. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The women's scrimmage is 2-3 p.m. and the men's scrimmage is 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Mariners — Seattle's record 21-year playoff drought ended in dramatic fashion on Sept. 30 when pinch-hitter Cal Raleigh launched a two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Oakland and clinch a wild-card playoff berth for the Mariners.
Seattle finishes the regular season with a home series with Detroit. The postseason begins Oct. 7 with four Wild Card series hosted by the division winners with the worse record in each league and the top wild card spots on each side. Times will be determined when the field is set after Oct. 5, check portlandtribune.com for more.
Seahawks vs. Saints — After scoring 48 points on the Detroit Lions, and putting together yet another Scorigami of a 48-45 final, Seattle and Geno Smith hope to keep the good times rolling on offense. The Seahawks kickoff at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in New Orleans (FOX 12) and look to move to 3-2 on the season against a struggling Saints squad returning from a long trip to London.
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