Blazer New Guys

Posted by Mike Turner on June 29, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers introduced the newest guys on the team Monday.  Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee and Gerald Henderson were welcomed to town.

Coach Terry Stotts says their work ethic, professionalism and character will fit in nicely with the Blazers.

Stunner at Chambers Bay

Posted by Mike Turner on June 21, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when Jordan Spieth birdied his final hole to become only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year.

Moments earlier, Spieth could only watch as Dustin Johnson had a 12-foot eagle putt for the victory.  He ran the putt past …

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Effort to Break World Record For Largest Swim Lesson

Posted by Pat Boyle on June 18, 2015

MONMOUTH, Ore. — The Western Oregon University swimming pool joins pools in 22 countries across the globe Thursday in an effort to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson.

“The message is to make sure that everyone knows that swimming lessons do save lives. So, that’s  kind of everyone’s primary goal,” said WOU’s Melissa Bergeland.

The current Guinness World Record …

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Hops Get Ready

Posted by Mike Turner on June 17, 2015

HILLSBORO, Ore. — After last year’s Northwest League championship, the Hillsboro Hops organization wants to give fans an even better experience at Ron Tonkin Field this season.

General manager KL Wombacher is going to make sure fans have every opportunity to have a blast at the ballpark. A bigger picnic area, kids play zone and a new menu will greet Hops …

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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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