Chambers Bay: A Challenge

Posted by Steve Leader on June 17, 2015
Chambers Bay

Photo courtesy: Jan Clark

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — A Portland golf lover, Bobby Stokes, attended a practice round on Tuesday morning at Chambers Bay, the course near Tacoma that will host the 115th U.S. Open starting Thursday.

Stokes says Chambers Bay, a former sand and gravel quarry, is a much more difficult course than it might seem on television.

He says golfers will, …

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LaMarcus Aldridge Fans Plan Rally To Show Him Some Love

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 16, 2015
LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love

Portland, Oregon – A Blazer fan who’s worried about LaMarcus Aldridge becoming a free agent next month has organized a rally to let him know Portland wants him to stay. The STAY LA rally will be held on June 28th at noon at Blitz Ladd sports bar in SE Portland.

Jo Wulffenstein says ” I decided as a fan  that I needed …

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College Baseball Team From Salem Back From Cuba

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 8, 2015
corban in Cuba

Photo courtesy of Corban University

Salem, Oregon — The baseball team at Corban University, a Christian based school in Salem is back home after a week in Cuba. They were there on a religious visa to play baseball and share their faith. They also handed out baseball equipment.

Coach Jeff McKay says they stayed in the city of Caimanera which had armed guards posted …

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Portland Not The Best City For Baseball Fans

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland’s not the worst when it comes to 2015’s Best and Worst Cities For Baseball Fans, but we’re pretty close to rock bottom.  The WalletHub survey of 272 cities ranks St. Louis, Missouri #1 and Providence, Rhode Island dead last.

Portland ranks 263rd on the list.  Seattle, home of the Mariners, is 23rd.

The survey considered things like performance level of …

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40th Anniversary of Steve Prefontaine’s Death

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 29, 2015

Photo courtesy of Oregon Quarterly

Portland, Oregon – Legendary runner Steve Prefontaine died 40 years ago tomorrow. He was killed in a car crash in Eugene on May 30th, 1975. Two men who were inspired by Pre are sharing their memories.

David Loftus attended Marshfield High School in Coos Bay several years after Pre. He says Prefontaine watched his first cross country …

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