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Thunderbirds 6, Winterhawks 1 — At Kent, Washington, Portland lost in regulation for only the second time in this Western Hockey League season.

Six different players scored for Seattle and Thunderbirds goalie Thomas Milic made 20 saves as Seattle beat Portland for the first time this season and ended a nine-game winning streak for the Winterhawks.

Gabe Klassen scored his team-leading 15th goal to pull the Winterhawks within 4-1 early in the third period.

Portland still tops the Western Conference at 17-2-1-1 for 36 points. Seattle is second at 15-3-1-0 for 31 points.

Portland is at Vancouver on Sunday.

College volleyball — Portland State advanced to the Big Sky tournament championship match with a 3-1 win over Montana State. The Vikings face regular-season champion Northern Colorado on Saturday for the title. The match played at Weber State begins at 6 p.m. PT and will be streamed by ESPN+.

Norther Colorado swept Portland State 3-0 twice during conference play.

The Vikings closed out Friday's semifinal win over Montana State scoring the final 12 points of the fourth set. The 25-7 set score was PSU's most dominant of the season.

Makayla Lewis finished with 19 kills and the Vikings hit .319 as a team, PSU's best ever in a conference tournament match. Setter Madison Friebel had 39 assists and 11 digs. Ellie Snook had four aces, two of them as she served out the match with the 12-point run.

… At Eugene, Oregon cruised past Oregon State 3-0 to complete an unbeaten home regular season (12-0) and won their 13th in a row overall. The No. 10-ranked Ducks (23-5, 17-3 Pac-12) find out Sunday if they will host opening-round matches when the NCAA Tournament begins next weekend. Seniors Brooke Nuneviller (11 kills on .611 hitting), Gloria Mutiri (nine kills on .615 hitting) and Karson Bacon (six kills, five blocks( led the way for Oregon against OSU (7-23, 2-18).

Kraken 4, Golden Knights 2 — Seattle beat Las Vegas for the first time as Andre Burakovsky scored twice and Ryan Donato and Jordan Eberle scored for the visiting Kraken.


Winterhawks 5, Everett 2 — Portland dominated the Silvertips on the road, scoring four consecutive goals after falling behind 1-0.

Marek Alscher scored in the first period, followed by goals in the second period by Josh Mori and Dawson Pasternak. Aidan Litke's goal 48 seconds into the third period made it 4-1.

Josh Zakreski scored an empty-net goal later in the third period.

Dante Giannuzzi faced only 26 shots.

The Hawks play at Seattle on Friday and Vancouver on Sunday.

Portland has won nine consecutive games and is 17-1-1-1 (36 points) and sitting first in the Western Hockey League Western Conference.

Kraken 8, San Jose 5 — Seattle erupted for a team-record eight goals, four in the third period, in the home win.

Jaden Schwartz scored twice for the Kraken. Oliver Bjorkstrand, the former Portland Winterhawk, gave Seattle a 5-4 lead in the third period. San Jose trailed 6-5, but Seattle's Matty Beniers and Schwartz (empty net) scored to extend the Kraken's lead.

Timo Meier had a hat track for the Sharks.

Seattle is 8-1-1 in its past 10 games.

Pac-12 volleyball — Oregon picked up its 10th sweep of the season, beating California to extend its winning steak to 12 matches. The Ducks are 22-5 overall and 16-3 in Pac-12 play.

The Ducks had played five games in three of the past four matches.

Oregon State (7-20, 2-17) won a game against No. 6 Stanford but lost the match in four games.


Ducks, Beavs move up The next iteration of the College Football Playoffs came out Tuesday and both Oregon squads saw a bump up in the rankings after wins last week. The Ducks moved to No. 9 while the Beavers went up to No. 21, setting the stage for their rivalry matchup this weekend in Corvallis. The top four stayed the same once more with Georgia at No. 1 followed by Ohio State at 2, Michigan at 3 and TCU at 4. LSU leaped USC to take the No. 5 spot while the Trojans still moved up to No. 6 following the loss by Tennessee. Alabama is No. 7 and Clemson is No. 8.

College volleyball Portland finished its regular season with a 3-0 loss at Pepperdine.


Colyer honored (again) — Oregon outside hitter Mimi Colyer has won an eighth Pac-12 volleyball freshman of the week honor (a league record), and is the fourth player to earn the freshman and offensive player of the week honors in the same week.

Colyer joins Samantha Bricio (USC, 2012), Audriana Fitzmorris (Stanford, 2016) and Kathryn Plummer (Stanford, 2016) on the exclusive list of Pac-12 players to be honored with both in the same week.

She led Oregon to five-set wins over UCLA and USC.

College basketball — The Oregon women (4-0) beat Southern Utah (2-3), 66-54, at Matthew Knight Arena — despite being outscored 21-7 in the fourth quarter.

Te-Hina Paopao led the Ducks with 17 points, going 3 of 3 on 3-pointers.

Portland Winterhawks — Portland is on the road for Thanksgiving week, starting at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 against Everett. Then it's a 7:05 p.m. puck drop Friday, Nov. 25 at Seattle before finishing off the trip at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at Vancouver.

Seattle Seahawks — Following their bye week, the Seahawks will welcome in the Las Vegas Raiders (3-7), who beat Denver in overtime last weekend. Seattle is coming off a loss in Germany to Tampa Bay, but is still sitting atop of the NFC West standings at 6-4.

Seattle Kraken — Seattle (10-5-3, 23 points, third NHL Pacific) had three days off leading up to a 7 p.m. puck drop Wednesday, Nov. 23 against visiting San Jose. Then it's off to Vegas at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 to play the Golden Knight. The Kraken take the long way home, playing at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 against Anaheim and then 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Los Angeles Kings.

Oregon adds pitcher — The Oregon softball team has added transfer pitcher Elise Sokolsky. The sophomore pitched last year at UConn, where she went 20-6 with a 2.55 ERA and 180 strikeouts.

Beers honored — Oregon State post Reagan Beers has been named Pac-12 Conference women's basketball freshman of the week. She posted double-doubles in wins against Eastern Washington and Prairie View A&M; she had 28 points against Prairie View A&M.

Giannuzzi honored — Portland Winterhawks goaltender Dante Giannuzzi has been named Western Hockey League goalie of the week.

He stopped 60 of 62 shots in wins over Calgary and Everett. He's 10-1-1 this season.

Pac-12 football honors — Oregon safety Bennett Williams was named Pac-12 defensive player of the week, after notching 14 tackles and two interceptions in the Ducks' home win over Utah. …

OSU running back Damien Martinez, who rushed for 138 yards and two TDs in the Beavers' road win over Arizona State, was named Pac-12 freshman of the year.

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