Sports Archives for 2024-02

Ducks Beat Beavers MBB...OSU Baseball, UO Softball Get Weekend Started

Men’s College Basketball:

Oregon beat Oregon State last night 78 to 71. It was close throughout but the Ducks pulled away in the end. It could be the final meeting for a while in the 364 game rivalry. The U of O remains in 3rd place in the Pac 12 as they get ready for the regular season finale next week. They’re still hoping to play their way into an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament. OSU meanwhile is at the bottom of the Conference in what has been another disappointing season for coach Wayne Tinkle’s squad.

College Baseball:

6th ranked Oregon State returns home to Goss Stadium at Coleman Field to open a four-game series today against North Dakota State. The first pitch is at 4:05 p.m

College Softball:

Number 25 Oregon hosts the inaugural Jane Sanders Classic today through Saturday at Jane Sanders Stadium. The Ducks will face Mount St. Mary's three times and Maryland twice. First pitch today is at 3

NFL:

The Seahawks continue to field questions about quarterback. General Manager John Schneider didn’t exactly commit to Geno Smith or Drew Lock when asked about the two signal callers during several interviews at the NFL scouting combine. Meanwhile Seattle head coach Mike Macdonald is a ‘home run hire’ according to his former bosses at the Baltimore Ravens. 

MLB: 

Spring Training: The regular season is now less than a month away.The Giants have question marks at ShortStop and Third base. They’re also trying to nail down their starting rotation. 

The Mariners are keeping an eye on right-handed reliever Matt Brash who was pulled from a bullpen session this week. There are some reports saying he could miss the season with an arm injury.

Local:

State Basketball tournaments this week - Class 1A Tourney in Baker, the number 4 seed Trinity Lutheran boys crushed Crosshill Christian to make it to the semi-final game against Crane tomorrow afternoon.

Blazers Fall To Heat...Final UO v OSU MBB Game?

NBA:

The Trail Blazers couldn’t hang on to a halftime lead and lost 106 to 96 to Miami last night. Deandre Ayton didn’t return after halftime with a hand sprain. He was having a huge game with 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes of work. Anfernee Simons finished with 26 points and Jerami Grant put in 24. Portland now has lost 9 in a row. They’re off until Friday when they start a three game road trip.

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men are at Oregon tomorrow for what could be the last time for awhile in the rivalry that has spanned some 364 games… the most-contested rivalry in college basketball. The Ducks are an NCAA tournament bubble team sitting at 3rd place in the Pac 12. Coverage starts at 7:30, tip-off at 8 here on KBND.

NFL:

The Seahawks General Manager John Schneider says he is interested in this year’s quarterback class. He’s at the scouting combine this week.

MLB: 

Spring Training: The Giants and Mariners went at it in the Cactus League yesterday. Notes from camp… Seattle is considering platooning its outfield around Julio Rodriguez.

Local:

State Basketball tournaments this week - Class 1A Tourney tips off today in Baker, the number 4 seed Trinity Lutheran boys meets number 12 Crosshill Christian with the winner advancing to the Final-4 Friday afternoon. 

5A matchups are coming today. We know the Summit, Redmond and Ridgview Boys and Mountain View Girls will be there.

Beavers Baseball Moves Up in Rankings...

NBA:

The Trail Blazers will try to stop their 8 game losing streak. After a rough offensive performance Sunday against Charlotte, Portland will have a tall task when Miami visits the Moda Center. The team continues to struggle with injuries, rookies Scoot Henderson and Rayan Rupert are the latest to be sidelined. Tip-off against the Heat is at 7 tonight. 

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Women dropped to number 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Beavers have their regular season finale this week.

College Baseball:

Oregon State moved up in the Poll rankings after going 2 and 1 last weekend. They’re number 6 in D1 baseball, the Baseball Writers and the Coaches Poll. Baseball America has them 4th, Also, right-handed pitcher Jacob Kmatz has been named the Pac-12's Pitcher of the Week, while junior infielder Mason Guerra has been selected the conference's Player of the Week

NFL:

The Seahawks reportedly won’t have their new coaching staff attending the Scouting Combine which starts today. General Manager John Schneider told a Seattle radio station he would be attending instead of new coach Mike Macdonald and his staff.

Seven Ducks’ and four Beavers’ players are attending the combine. I’ll have reports as the week goes along.

Local:

West Coast League Baseball will have an All-Star Game this season. Bellingham will be the host on July 17th! This will be the first All-Star game since Bend had it in 2019. The Elks’ season starts May 31st

Blazers Lose 8th Straight...OSU WBB Upset...

NBA:

The Trail Blazers lost 93 to 80 to Charlotte last night. Deandre Ayton led the team with a 26 point and 19 rebound double double. Jerami Grant finished with 15 points. Anfernee Simons struggled offensively in managing 10 points. Those were the only scorers in double figures. The Blazers shot just 34 percent and were 3 of 32 from Three Point Range. It was the 8th straight loss. The Hornets weren’t much better offensively and Portland actually outrebounded them. Next up Miami visits the Moda Center tomorrow night.

College Hoops:

The number 9 Oregon State Women were upset by Washington yesterday. The loss makes it tough for the Beavers to clinch a first round bye in the Pac 12 tournament.

The Oregon Women lost at Washington State yesterday, marking their 11th straight defeat.

The Oregon State Men beat Stanford Saturday to snap a 7 game losing streak. 

The Oregon Men beat Cal to remain in third place in the conference.

College Softball:

Number 23 Oregon went 3 and 2 at the Mary Nutter Classic.

Oregon State went 1 and 5 at the Mary Nutter.

College Baseball:

The Ducks swept their four-game home opener against Lafayette.

Number 7 Oregon State went 2 and 1 over the weekend, rebounding from a loss Friday to number two Arkansas to defeat Michigan and Oklahoma State.

Soccer: The Portland Timbers opened the MLS season with a 4 - 1 win over Colorado. New coach Phil Neville has the Timbers Army hopeful 

Local:

Wrestling State Championships- Redmond boys and girls both finished 3rd in 5A. Crook County boys took 2nd place in 4A. In 3A La Pine finished 4th, Crook County Girls finished 3rd. 

Ducks MBB Beats Stanford....Beavers MBB Lose To Cal

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men had a come from ahead loss to Cal last night falling 81 to 73 for their 7th loss in a row. The Beavers will try to stop the streak tomorrow. They play at Stanford starting at  . 

The Ducks beat Stanford last night 78 to 65 to stay in 3rd place in the conference... Tomorrow Oregon is at Cal. Coverage starts at 3:30. Tip-off is at 4 here on KBND.

The number 9 Oregon State Women take on Washington State in Pullman tonight at 7. Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck was named to the Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year Late Season Watch List for leading the Beavers to a 21 and 4 record with four games left in the regular season.

The Oregon Women play at Washington at 7 tonight. 

College Softball:

The Ducks and Beavers are in Southern California this week for the Mary Nutter Classic.

Number 23 Oregon split their double-header beating Central Florida and losing to Baylor They play Notre Dame and Long Beach State today.

Oregon State lost to Wisconsin and beat Bethune Cookman. Tonight the Beavers take on Central Florida

College Baseball:

The Ducks have their home opener today. They play four games against Lafayette this weekend. A double header is scheduled for tomorrow. First Pitch today from PK Park is at 4:05

Number 3 Oregon State is in Arlington to take on Arkansas today at 5. Then it’s Michigan tomorrow and Oklahoma State on Sunday.

NBA:

The Trail Blazers take on Denver at the Moda Center tonight after the long All-Star break. The Nuggets are one of the four teams bunched up at the top of the Western Conference. Portland sits at 15 and 39 carrying a 6 game losing streak. Tip off is at 7.

Local:

Boys and Girls Basketball - In the 1A playoffs number 4 seed Trinity Lutheran boys host number 20 Spray-Mitchell.  4A non conference Madras girls play Astoria, Madras Boys against Junction City. In 3A playoffs tomorrow number 20 Sisters is at number 4 Vale.

Beavers Baseball Beats Texas Tech...Ducks Basketball Tonight

College Baseball:

Number 3 (or 4, or 7, or 8 depending which poll you like) Oregon State beat number 19 Texas Tech 10 to 4 in Arlington Texas yesterday. The Beavers stay in Arlington to take on Arkansas tomorrow night.

College Softball:

The Ducks and Beavers will both be in Southern California this week for the Mary Nutter Classic starting with double-headers today.

Number 23 Oregon faces Central Florida. First Pitch is at 2:30, and then they play Baylor later this afternoon. 

Oregon State has Wisconsin at 11:30 and Bethune Cookman after that game.

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men are last in the Pac 12 having lost 6 in a row. The Beavers will try to stop the streak tonight. They play at Cal starting at 7 . 

The Ducks are in third place in the conference, with a chance to make up ground and solidify their NCAA tournament resume. Oregon is at Stanford tonight. Coverage starts at 7:30. Tip-off is at 8 here on KBND.

College Football: 

Oregon will not play Hawaii next season. The Ducks have conflicts with their Big 10 schedule and playing against Oregon State. The Ducks were set to open the 2024 campaign in Honolulu.

NFL:

The Seahawks are not likely to franchise tag Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams. The window opened Tuesday for teams to declare their intentions to keep players under contract. Williams was acquired in a trade last season but the cap hit is more than Seattle reportedly wants to absorb. 

San Francisco is not likely to put the franchise tag on any players either.

Local:

Boys and Girls Basketball - Summit against Bend, Ridgeview vs Redmond, and Mountain View battles Caldera

Wrestling - state tournament starts today. Redmond boys look to defend their 5A title.

 

Beavers Baseball Up In Rankings...OSU's Bazanna National Player Of The Week

College Baseball:

Oregon State’s Travis Bazzana earned Pac 12 player of the week honors and was named the Co-National Player of the Week by Perfect Game USA. Bazzana batted .563 with three home runs, seven RBI, a double, a triple and two stolen bases in the season-opening weekend. OSU moved up to number 4 in Baseball America and number 3 in the Baseball Writers’ rankings and remained 7th in D1 Baseball, and 8th in the Perfect Game polls after their 4 and 0 start to the season. The Beavers are in Arlington Texas to play Texas Tech this morning at 10

College Softball:

Oregon dropped in their poll rankings after they went two and three last weekend tumbling to Number 25 in the USA Softball poll and 23 in the coaches poll. 

The Ducks and Beavers will both be in Southern California this week for the Mary Nutter Classic starting tomorrow.

NBA:

According to The Sports Business Journal the Trail Blazers have seen a significant decline in viewership on ROOT Sports Northwest. The 49 percent decline is the worst year-over-year loss in the NBA this season. Conversely, most NBA teams register more people watching games. In more bad Blazers’ news, Chauncey Billups is now the odds-on favorite to be the next NBA Coach fired. Portland’s season resumes Friday. 

College Football: 

Oregon is reportedly one of many schools recruiting sophomore safety Keon Sabb. The starter for Michigan’s national championship team entered the transfer portal Friday.

Local:

The Final OSAA Basketball Coaches Polls are out. Girls 5A has Redmond ranked 6th and Mountain View 8th, Madras is 9th in 4A and Crook County is 11th. In the Boys Poll, Summit remains 5A number 1, Redmond is ranked 7th and Mountain View is 10th. Madras is 10th in 4A, Trinity Lutheran is number 2 in 1A.

Girls Basketball - Sisters plays Warrenton in the first round of the state tournament.

 

Beavers' Baseball Gets Season Opening Sweep...OSU WBB Up To AP No. 9

College Baseball:

Number 7 ranked Oregon State took out Minnesota 6-1 yesterday to run their record to 4 and 0 in the season opening weekend in Surprise, Arizona. The Beavers travel to Arlington Texas to play Texas Tech tomorrow (10 AM)

NBA:

The Trail Blazers have 28 games left in their season. The team needs to make a decision on several players it will be evaluating including guard Malcolm Brogdon, and center Deandre Ayton. At 15 and 39 the Blazers are headed for another lottery draft pick. Portland’s season resumes Friday. 

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Women moved up to number 9 in the associated press Top 25 after their weekend split with UCLA and USC. OSU is tied for second in the Pac 12 with the Trojans.

NFL:

Seattle guaranteed quarterback Geno Smith’s contract last week. The next date to keep an eye on is March 18th, when he could possibly be traded. If he’s not he will likely stay with the team to be the projected starter next season. Wide Receiver DK Metcalf also had his contract guaranteed. The Seahawks are reportedly expected to hire recently retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes as a defensive assistant.

College Sports:

The Pac 12 announced Teresa Gould will be its new commissioner. She’s the first female commissioner of a power five conference. Of course, the fate of the league is still unknown as only Oregon State and Washington State will remain after this academic year ends.

MLB: 

Spring training is officially underway. The Giants and Mariners will hold their First full-squad workouts today… Cactus League games start Saturday for Seattle and San Francisco.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Madras vs Crook County

 

No. 11 OSU falls to 10 USC...OSU Baseball Starts 3 and 0...Ducks Softball Loses 3 of 5

NBA:

The Trail Blazers signed rookie Duop Reath to a full contract instead of the two-way deal that kept him on the G League Rip City Remix roster, as well. The 27 year old Australian signed a three-year agreement. Rookie Scoot Henderson scored 10 points in the Rising Stars game on Friday during All-Star weekend. Portland’s season resumes Friday. 

College Hoops:

The number 11 Oregon State Women lost to number 10 USC yesterday 58 to 50. It snapped the Beavers 6 game winning streak. OSU is tied for second in the Pac 12 with the Trojans.

The Oregon Women lost 74 to 55 to number 9 UCLA yesterday. The last place Ducks are 2 and 12 in the conference losing 9 in a row.

The Oregon State Men are last in the Pac 12 having lost 6 in a row after the 60 to 58 loss to Oregon Saturday. The Ducks are 3rd place in the conference and remain on the bubble to get an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

NFL:

Seattle guaranteed quarterback Geno Smith’s contract on Friday. The next date is March 18th for him to get traded or stay with the team. Wide Receiver DK Metcalf also had his contract guaranteed.

College Baseball:

Number 7 ranked Oregon State beat Cal State - Bakersfield 15 to 2 yesterday to run their record to 3 and 0 in the season opening weekend in Surprise, Arizona. The Beavers complete the trip against Minnesota this morning at 9.

Oregon was in Arlington, Texas to start the season. Yesterday they lost to Texas Tech dropping to 2 and 1 for the weekend after wins Friday and Saturday.  The Ducks have their home opener Friday.

College Softball:

Number 14 Oregon lost yesterday to fall to 6 and 5 on the season after being shut-out 2 to nothing to Texas A & M yesterday. The Ducks went 2 and 3 on the weekend in San Diego, dropping two games to the Aggies.

Oregon State was in Fresno over the weekend losing yesterday to Utah Valley. The Beavers and Ducks will both be in Southern California this week for the Mary Nutter Classic.

 

Local:

The Bend Girls are the 5A State swimming champions. Redmond finished third.

Summit Boys finished third and Caldera was fourth, behind junior Campbell McKean who set OSAA meet records in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Ridgeview against  Bend, Summit vs Mountain View, and Caldera takes on Redmond,

 

Blazers Struggle Against T-wolves...OSU, UO Baseball Begins

NBA:

The Trail Blazers were blown out by Minnesota last night 128- to 81. Portland loses its 6th straight game. The Blazers are 15 and 39 heading into the All Star Break. They’ve struggled with injuries all season, racking up the third most games missed due to injury in the NBA. Rookie Scoot Henderson will be playing in the Rising Stars game tonight. 

College Hoops:

The number 11 Oregon State Women have number 9 UCLA tonight at 7 and number 10 USC Sunday at noon at Gill Coliseum.

The Oregon Women play USC tonight at 7 and UCLA at 2 Sunday in Eugene.

The Oregon State Men take on Oregon in Corvallis tomorrow night. Coverage starts at 6:30…tip-off at 7 here on KBND.

NFL:

Seattle has to make a decision on Geno Smith’s contract today. Wide Receiver DK Metcalf will also have his contract fully guaranteed if he stays on the roster today.

College Baseball:

Number 7 ranked Oregon State begins their season in Surprise, Arizona taking on New Mexico today at 11, and then Minnesota tomorrow, Cal State-Bakersfield Sunday, and Minnesota again Monday.

Oregon’s season starts in Arlington, Texas against Oklahoma today at 1. Tomorrow is Baylor, Sunday is Texas Tech.

College Softball:

Number 14 Oregon is in San Diego plays a double header against Texas A&M and Loyola Marymount today starting at 10, LMU and San Diego State tomorrow and Texas A&M Sunday.

Oregon State is in Fresno for a double header against St Mary’s and Fresno State starting at 1 today. Tomorrow and Sunday they take on Utah Valley and Fresno State.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Crook County plays Estacada, Sisters Girls go against Creswell.

Wrestling - District wrestling tournaments begin today.

 

OSU MBB Falls To ASU...Blazers Play Minnesota Tonight

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men were blown out by Arizona State last night 79 to 61. The Beavers now have a 5 game losing streak, falling to 3 and 11 in the conference and 0 and 7 away from Gill Coliseum. Next up OSU has Oregon in Corvallis this Saturday. 

NFL:

Seattle reportedly interviewed former Las Vegas Raiders offensive assistant Fred Walker for quarterbacks coach. The Seahawks may look at selecting a quarterback in April’s draft. We should know about their plans as Geno Smith’s contract becomes fully guaranteed tomorrow if he isn’t cut.

NBA

The Trail Blazers will take another crack at Minnesota. Portland kept it close for three quarters on Tuesday before dropping their 5th straight game. The Blazers are 15 and 38 and playing their final game before the All Star Break. Tip-off against the Timberwolves is tonight at 7.

College Baseball:

Oregon State pitcher Aiden Jimenez, is expected to have Tommy John surgery and miss the 2024 season according to a report from the Oregonian. The reliever was a big part of the Beavers staff last season … Number 7 ranked OSU’s season opener is tomorrow in Surprise, Arizona.

Oregon’s season starts tomorrow in Arlington, Texas.

MLB: 

Pitchers and Catchers report today for Seattle and San Francisco. The rest of the players will be in camp Tuesday. The Mariners open spring training in Peoria Arizona with a lot of new faces on the team, after just missing the playoffs last season. The Giants are in Scottsdale with several additions to their roster after a disappointing finish to last year. Cactus League games start Saturday the 24th.

Local:

The OSAA Girls Basketball Poll has Redmond 6th and Mountain View 9th in 5A, Madras is 9th and Crook County is 10th in 4A. Summit remains number 1 in the Boys 5A poll with Redmond 7th and Mountain View 9th. In 4A Madras is 10th, Trinity Lutheran is number 3 in 1A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Madras matches up with Molalla, Summit plays Redmond Caldera vs Ridgeview and Bend takes on Mountain View

 

Blazers Drop 5th Straight...Oregon Softball Slips In Polls

NBA

The Trail Blazers kept it close for the early part of the game against Minnesota last night. They trailed by one at the end of the third. But they lost momentum in the 4th quarter and fell 121 to 109. Deandre Ayton led the way in scoring with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Anfernee Simons finished with 20, and Scoot Henderson had 14 points with 8 assists. Newly Acquired Delano Banton put in 16 points in 26 minutes. Jerami Grant was held to just 12 though. The Blazers have now lost five in a row, and take on the Timberwolves again tomorrow night.

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men are at Arizona State tonight. The Beavers will try to halt a 4 game losing streak. Their last win was against the Sun Devils on January 27th. Tip-off is tonight at 6.

NFL:

Seattle made reports of several coaching hires the past week official yesterday with the announcement of Offensive and Defensive coordinators, along with five others. New coach Mike Macdonald and General Manager John Shneider have assembled a staff with varying levels of experience. Now the crew will start identifying draft needs.

College Football: 

7 Oregon players and 4 Oregon State players have been invited to the NFL Draft Scouting Combine taking place February 26th through March 4th. Washington has 13 and Washington State has 3 players invited.

The Ducks are ranked number 3 in ESPN’s Updated way too early rankings. New Big 10 foe Ohio State is number 2.

College Softball:

Oregon dropped a little in the polls after their opening weekend. The Ducks are 14th in the USA Softball Poll and slid to 17th in the Coaches Poll. The U of O is 4 and 2 on the season…playing 4 games in San Diego this weekend.

OSU WBB Now Ranked 11th...Blazers Set To Tangle With Timberwolves

NBA

The Trail Blazers take on Western Conference-leading Minnesota tonight in the first of a back to back with the Timberwolves before the All Star Break. Portland will be without Malcolm Brogdon, Shaedon Sharpe, …Anfernee Simons, Scoot Henderson, and Deandre Ayton are all nursing various ailments. Rookie swing player Rayan Rupert has been assigned to the G League’s Rip City Remix. The Blazers are trying to stop a four game losing streak. Tip off from the Moda Center is at 7.

NFL:

Seattle must decide what to do about its 14 unrestricted Free Agents including linebackers Jordyn Brooks and Bobby Wagner, tight end Noah Fant, and center Evan Brown. The Seahawks are also looking ahead to April's draft. There are reports they’ll be eyeing one of several quarterbacks that could be available.

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Women moved up to number 11 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. Sophomore Raegan Beers earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the second time this season following the pair of wins over top 20 teams last weekend.

College Football: 

Recruiting season never ends. Oregon received a 2025 commitment from defensive lineman Matthew Johnson out of California. The four-star is the first defensive commitment for next year’s class.

College Softball:

Oregon outfielder Ariel Carlson was named Pac-12 player of the week. She went 8 for 16 with 3 doubles and 2 homeruns in the six-games over the weekend to start the Ducks season.

College Baseball:

Oregon State infielder Travis Bazzana is one of 55 players on USA Baseball's preseason Golden Spikes watch list for the top amateurs in the country. OSU’s season opener Friday in Surprise, Arizona.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Crook County goes against Gladstone, Madras matches up with the Dalles, La Pine plays Pleasantville.

 

Blazers' Brogdon, Simons Banged Up...OSU WBB Upsets Colorado

NBA:

The Trail Blazers announced Malcolm Brogdon will be out at least 2 weeks with Elbow Tendonitis. He’ll be re-evaluated then. Anfernee Simons missed Saturday’s loss to New Orleans with an ankle sprain.  Guard Shaedon Sharpe is recovering from stomach surgery. Portland is mired in a four-game losing streak amidst all the injuries. They take on Western Conference-leading Minnesota tomorrow.

NFL:

Seattle has hired reportedly Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Aden Durde to be defensive coordinator. Head Coach Mike Macdonald has previously said he’ll be calling defensive plays next season. The Seahawks have named Ryan Grubb offensive coordinator, according to reports. Grubb was the University of Washington’s OC, and had followed Huskies head coach Kalen Deboer to Alabama last month to lead the Crimson Tide’s offense but will now stay in Seattle…coaching pros instead of college players.

College Hoops:

The number 17 Oregon State Women upset number 4 Colorado 65 to 59 yesterday. The Beavers have won five in a row, and are in 3rd place in the Pac 12 just a half game behind the Buffaloes.

The Oregon Women lost to number 20 Utah. The Ducks seventh loss in a row.

The Oregon Men lost to Washington State Saturday. The Cougars have a five game winning streak, and are in 2nd place in the Pac 12. The Ducks are right behind them in 3rd.

The Oregon State Men tried to mount a comeback after being down by more than 20 points but fell to Washington Saturday. The Beavers have lost 4 in a row.

College Softball:

13th ranked Oregon opened their season in Clearwater Florida in the Leadoff Classic. The Ducks went 4 and 2, and head to San Diego this weekend.

College Baseball:

Oregon State has their season opener Friday in Surprise, Arizona.

Oregon’s season starts Friday in Arlington, Texas.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Bend clashes with Caldera, Mountain View vs Redmond, Summit against Ridgeview.

Blazers Lose in OT...Ducks MBB Beats UW...OSU MBB Lose To WSU

NBA

The Trail Blazers lost to the Pistons in overtime yesterday 128 to 122 after leading for most of the game…by over 20 at one time. The team squandered a huge game from Jerami Grant who had 49 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Anfernee Simons put in 29. The Blazers had only 9 healthy players. Scoot Henderson, Malcolm Brogdon, Shaedon Sharpe and Deandre Ayton all sat out with injuries.

Yesterday’s trade deadline was relatively uneventful. Portland will get Boston guard Dalano Banton in exchange for a heavily protected second-round draft pick. The Blazers host New Orleans tomorrow. 

College Hoops:

The Oregon Men got by Washington last night 85 to 80. The Ducks have Washington State tomorrow. It’s a battle for second place in the Pac 12.  Coverage starts at 1:30. Tip-off at 2 here on KBND.

The Oregon State Men lost 64 to 58 to the Cougars last night. The Beavers host Washington tomorrow at 4.

The number 17 Oregon State Women play number 20 Utah tonight at 6 and number four Colorado Sunday morning

The Oregon Women are trying to stop a five game losing streak. They are at number four Colorado tonight at 6. They’re at number 20 Utah Sunday.

College Softball:

15th ranked Oregon is in Clearwater Florida in the Leadoff Classic. They dropped the opener to Indiana yesterday. The Ducks take on Liberty today at 5 and have three more games through Sunday.

College Baseball:

Oregon State has five players on the preseason All-Pac-12 Conference team. Pitchers Aiden May and Jacob Kmatz, first baseman Mason Guerra, infielder Travis Bazzana and outfielder Micah McDowell. The Beavers season opener is next Friday in Surprise, Arizona.

Oregon first baseman Jacob Walsh, and pitchers Grayson Grinsell and Logan Mercado are also on the preseason All- Conference Team. The Ducks season starts next Friday in Arlington, Texas.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Crook County clashes with Molalla, Madras matches up with Gladstone, La Pine plays Siuslaw, Sisters has Harrisburg, Culver collides with Colton, Trinity Lutheran Boys against Gilchrist

Girls Wrestling - Caldera vs West Albany

Beavs Sign CCHS's Freauff...Oregon Softball Begins...Seahawks Interview Chip Kelly

NBA

Portland guard Shaedon Sharpe will have corrective surgery to address a core muscle injury. Today’s trade deadline is at noon.  Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams III, Matisse Thybulle and Jerami Grant are the four players possibly on the trading block. The Trail Blazers welcome the Pistons tonight at 7. 

NFL:

Seattle interviewed former Oregon coach and current UCLA coach Chip Kelly for the offensive coordinator job according to reports..

College Hoops:

The Oregon Men are in 3rd place in the conference taking on Washington tonight. Coverage starts at 6:30. Tip-off at 7 here on KBND.

The Oregon State Men are 11th in the conference, back in the friendly confines of Gill Coliseum. Tip-off against Washington State is at 7.

College Baseball

The Oregon State baseball team has been picked by the league's coaches to win the Pac-12. OSU is ranked in the top 10 of all the major polls. The Beavers open their 2024 schedule Friday the 16th in Surprise, Arizona.

Oregon is picked to finish 4th in the conference. The Ducks season starts next Friday in Arlington, Texas.

College Softballl:

15th ranked Oregon opens their season today in Clearwater Florida in the Leadoff Classic playing six games in four days. They play Indiana today at 4.

College Football had their official national signing day yesterday:

Oregon State’s signings included Crook County Wide Receiver Eddie Freauff

Oregon announced the signings of Wide Receiver Gatlin Barr from Burley Idaho, the number one ranked receiver in the state, and kicker Gage Hurych from West Linn. The Ducks have one of the top ranked recruiting classes in the country.

Local:

The Boys Basketball Coaches Polls has Summit ranked 1st,  Redmond 7th, Caldera 9th, Ridgeview 10th, and Mountain View is 12th in 5A, Trinity Lutheran is 3rd in 1A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Bend battles Redmond, Ridgeview vs Mountain View, Caldera clashes with Summit, Culver against Gervais.

 

Beavers Baseball Top 10 In All Polls...Beavers, Ducks Baseball Preseason All Americans

SPORTS 2-7-24

NBA

The Trail Blazers roster may not look too different when they tip-off tomorrow against the Pistons. But a lot could happen between now and then. NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on his ESPN podcast the deal to trade guard Malcolm Brogdon would have to be huge in order for Portland to move him. He’s averaging 15 points a game and has another year left on his contract. Sacramento could have its eyes on forward Jerami Grant. There would apparently need to be a lot of value out of the Kings for that to happen however. The Blazers are committed to a rebuild but want to maintain some veteran presence for the young squad according to several reporters close to the Blazers.

College Baseball:

OSU is ranked in the top 10 of all the major polls. The Beavers were selected at Number 7 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was released yesterday. OSU is fifth in Baseball America, seventh by D1Baseball.com, eighth by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and ninth by Perfect Game. Also yesterday, second baseman Travis Bazzana was named a preseason First-Team All-American by the Baseball Writers Association. He's also  named Second-Team All-American by Baseball American.  That makes four pre-season teams for the junior. Oregon State opens their 2024 schedule Friday the 16th in Surprise, Arizona.

Oregon reliever Austin Anderson was named a second-team All-America by the Baseball Writers. The Ducks season starts next Friday in Arlington, Texas.

The 15th ranked Oregon Softball team opens their season tomorrow in Clearwater Florida in the Leadoff classic playing six games in four days.

Local:

The Girls Basketball Coaches Polls have Redmond 6th and Mountain View 9th in 5A, Madras is 9th and Crook County is 10th in 4A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - La Pine plays Elmira, Culver takes on Santiam,

 

Trade Rumors for Trail Blazers...OSU WBB Now 17th

NBA

The Trail Blazers are looking ahead at Thursday’s trade deadline, no doubt fielding offers for a few players. Malcolm Brogdon is the most likely candidate. Several teams are reportedly interested in the services of the reigning sixth man of the year including Orlando, Houston, and the Lakers…who are all looking to make a second half push into the playoffs. Other names popping up are Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons. Simons has one year left on his deal. Grant just signed a 5-year contract. Miami has apparently shown interest in acquiring the forward.

Portland’s roster could look a lot different when they tip-off again on Thursday against the Pistons.

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Women bumped up one spot to number 17 in the latest Associated Press poll. It’s a big week coming up traveling to number 20 Utah and number four Colorado this weekend.

NFL:

Seattle is reportedly hiring Jay Harbaugh, son of new Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh, as the new special teams coach for the Seahawks. Former Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will join the staff as assistant head coach to Mike Macdonald. The search for an offensive coordinator continues…and while the ‘Hawks also need to hire a defensive coordinator, Macdonald has already said he would be calling defensive plays this season. 

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Sisters vs Creswell, Crook County matches up with Molalla, Trinity Lutheran vs Central Christian, Madra boys take on Estacada , Culver girls are at Kennedy, Culver boys are at Colton

Boys and Girls Wrestling - Summit vs Caldera, Mountain View against Bend

Bend’s Hunter Hess was awarded second place in the freeski halfpipe at the U.S. Grand Prix. The event had to be called off due to the weather in California so qualifying results were used to determine the finishers.

Blazers Drop Another In Denver...OSU WBB Gets By UO...

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Despite being very short handed the Blazers gave the Nuggets a scare in Denver last night. Jerami Grant, Malcolm Brogdon, and Shaedon Sharpe were all out with injuries. Portland led for much of the game but gave up the lead in the 3rd quarter and couldn’t hang in the 4th. Deandre Ayton had 27 points, Anfernee Simons put in 26, Scoot Henderson scored 14, with 9 assists and 8 rebounds.

After the short road trip to Colorado they’re back at the Moda Center to host the Pistons on Thursday. That day is the trade deadline.

College Hoops:

The number 18 Oregon State Women got past the Oregon Women 64 to 60 yesterday. The Beavers are in 3rd place in the Pac 12 with an 18-3 overall record riding a three game winning streak. The Oregon Women are in 11th place on a five game losing streak

The Oregon Men are in 3rd place in the conference after a disappointing loss to UCLA Saturday. It’s the kind of loss that hurts chances for an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.

The Oregon State Men are 11th in the conference, continuing to struggle on the road, falling to 0 and 6 away from Gill Coliseum.

NFL:

Seattle coach Mike Macdonald and General Manager John Schneider are on the coordinator search. On the offensive side University of Alabama OC Ryan Grubb is reportedly a candidate… Chiefs Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen could be considered for the DC position.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Summit battles Bend, Mountain View matches up with Caldera, Redmond vs Ridgeview, Culver against Blanchet Catholic, Trinity Lutheran has Bonanza, Madras Girls take on Estacada,

Duck MBB Wins, OSU MBB Lose...Macdonald Introduced In Seattle

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men lost 71 to 63 to UCLA. The Beavers fall to 3 and 7, 11th in the conference, and are at last place USC tomorrow afternoon at 4 

The Oregon Men beat USC last night 78 to 69 to move to 7 and 3 and stay on top of the Pac 12. The Ducks are at UCLA tomorrow. Coverage starts at 6:30 . Tip-off is at 7 here on KBND.

The number 18 Oregon State Women take on the Oregon Women Sunday at 4 in what may be the last matchup for a long time in the rivalry.

NFL:

Seattle introduced Mike Macdonald to be their next head coach. During his press conference the former Baltimore Ravens defensive Coordinator said he plans for his offensive unit to be explosive and physical, and build around the players they have, indicating the team plans to keep QB Geno Smith…and said he would be calling defensive plays at the start of the season at least. Mentioning former coach Pete Carrol, Macdonald called him a ‘hall of famer’ but said he has a different personality than Carrol.

NBA

The Blazers are back on the road for a double dip in Denver starting tonight. Portland is riding a two game win streak having won 5 of their last 10 for one of their best stretches of the season for the young squad. Expect trade speculation for Malcolm Brogdon and maybe Jerami Grant to heat up with less than a week left before the trade deadline. Tip off against the Nuggets is at 6 tonight; the two teams square off in the mile high city again on Sunday.

College Baseball:

OSU is now ranked in the top 10 of four different polls. Yesterday, The Beavers were pegged eighth in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason top-30. Their season starts two weeks from today.

Oregon Softball is ranked 13th in the USA Softball Poll and 15th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Ducks open their season next Thursday.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - Crook County vs The Dalles, Sisters Takes On Siuslaw, La Pine Battles Creswell

Boys and Girls Wrestling - Mountain View vs Redmond,

 

Blazers Beat Dame, Bucks...Seahawks Hire Macdonald

NBA-

Damian Lillard received a big ovation from the Moda Center crowd when he was introduced last night for the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. The Trail Blazers got the upset win over the Bucks though holding on to take the victory 119 to 116. Anfernee Simons had 24 including the go ahead bucket in the closing seconds. Deandre Ayton had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Scoot Henderson scored 15 in 22 minutes. We also got news that guard Shaedon Sharpe is coming along with his abdominal injury. He’s been out since January 11th but no timeline was given.

The Blazers are back on the road for a double dip in Denver starting tomorrow night.

NFL:

Seattle has hired Mike Macdonald to be their next head coach. The 36 year old will be the league’s youngest at the top job after spending two seasons with Baltimore as their defensive coordinator. Macdonald was at the University of Michigan before his stint with the Ravens. He’ll be the 9th head coach in Seahawks history.

College Hoops:

The second half of the Pac 12 conference season starts tonight.

The Oregon State Men face UCLA at 7:30 from Pauley Pavilion. The Beavers are coming off a big sweep of the Arizona schools last week.

The Oregon Men are at USC tonight. The Ducks are trying to maintain their lead in the conference while dealing with injuries. Coverage starts at 7. Tip-off is at 7:30 here on KBND.

Local:

OSAA Boys Basketball Coaches Polls has Summit ranked number 1, Caldera 7th, and Redmond 9th in 5A, Crook County is 9th in 4A, Trinity Lutheran is 2nd in 1A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Ridgeview battles Bend, Mountain View vs Summit, Caldera against Redmond, Madras matches up with Estacada, Culver takes on Chemawa.

 

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