Tyler Dudley, 23, of Lake Oswego won the Gateway to the Gorge half-marathon Saturday, covering the 13.1-mile course in 1:15:17 — a 5:45 per mile pace. Nate Migliazzo of Gresham and Jeremy Pietzold of Sandy were east county runners among the top 10. Mary Gaither, 30, out of Vancouver won the women’s race in 1:35:56.

Peter Becker, 25, of Milwaukie won the 12K race in 54:07, followed by runner-up Benjamin Edmonds of Gresham and Sandy’s Reed Pitney in third place. Diane Peterson, 59, of Corbett won the women’s 12K in 1:05:33.

Manny Garcia, 18, of Boring won the 5K race in 18:22, while Eliya Kohl, 21, of Portland won the women’s race in 24:47.

Look for extended results from the Gateway to the Gorge races in Scoreboard, Page B5.

Resort hosts Art Skipper golf tourney

The Resort at the Mountain hosts the Art Skipper Jr. Memorial golf tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Entry is $100 per golf or $400 for a foursome. The entry includes a cart and admission to the awards barbecue. Tickets for the awards dinner only are also available for $35. Prizes will be awarded for skills competitions such as long drive, closest to the pin and putting.

Proceeds from the event benefit the No Pioneer Left Behind program, which helps cover participation fees for athletics and other clubs such as band and drama. The event raised more than $8,000 last year.

Thorns claim league’s inaugural title

The Portland Thorns claimed the first National Women's Soccer League title Saturday with a 2-0 victory over the Western New York Flash.

Tobin Heath's winning goal came on a solid free kick in the 40th minute, and Christine Sinclair added a goal during second-half stoppage time.

Alex Morgan, a 71st-minute substitute for Danielle Foxhoven, assisted on Sinclair's score.

Western New York, Portland and FC Kansas City all tied for first place in the regular season with 38 points in 22 games. The Flash got the No. 1 playoff seed on tiebreakers. Western New York and Portland had played twice before, both times to a draw.

The Thorns played with 10 women after the 56th minute, when defender Kat Williamson was sent off for a second yellow card she drew for taking down Flash forward Abby Wambach.

Hawks finish preseason with a win

The Portland Winterhawks beat Seattle 4-2 to wrap up the preseason schedule Saturday. Third-period goals by Ethan Price and Alex Schoenborn put Portland up 4-0 before Seattle tallied a pair of late scores. Adam Rossignol assisted on three goals, while Jarrod Schamerhorn made 26 saves in goal.

The Winterhawks went 3-2 in the preseason and open the regular season Friday, Sept. 20, at home against Prince George.

? Forward Taylor Leier signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers after being selected in the fourth round of last year’s draft. He was second in the WHL with 27 goals and 35 assists last year, finishing the regular season with a plus-41 rating.

“Taylor has become one of the premier two-way players in the league,” Winterhawks General Manager Mike Johnston said.

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