Green River defeated the LCC men 67-60 in a one-game tiebreaker playoff last night. The Devils succumbed to the Gators second half pressure. The LCC season ends at 18 wins and 13 losses…..Nearly 2,000 people attended the celebration of life for Jerome Kersey yesterday. The Blazers are off tonight before playing the Clippers tomorrow…..The Mariners open up spring training action tomorrow against the Padres, KLOG 11:55 am…..The Seahawks opted not to use the franchise tag before yesterday’s deadline. Cornerback Byron Maxwell is the most notable Seahawk unrestricted free agent. The team signed free agent linebacker Mister Alexander, a former Florida State player. The Hawks also missed out on rugby star Jarryd Hayne, who signed with the 49’ers.
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The LCC Red Devil men’s basketball team needs a playoff win tonight to advance to the NWAC tournament. The Devils travel to Auburn to play Green River tonight, KLOG 6:55 pm…..The Blazers beat the Kings in Sacramento yesterday 110-99. Damian Lillard led the way with 31 points…..The draws are out for the WIAA State tournaments beginning Thursday. The Mark Morris boys will play Anacortes in the 9 am game at the Sundome. The MM girls will take on White River at 3:45 pm. The Castle Rock boys will play Zillah at 5:30 pm Thursday. The Wahkiakum girls drew Mabton at 7:15 followed by Toutle Lake versus LaConner at 9 pm…..The LCC baseball team opened the season splitting a four game series with Spokane. The LCC softball team won three of five games in Richland.
The Trail Blazers host the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, KLOG 6:35 pm. OKC lost in OT at Phoenix last night…..Gonzaga beat San Diego 59-39 to stay unbeaten in the WCC. Stanford blasted Oregon State 75-48…..The LCC hoop teams have their final home games tomorrow against Grays Harbor, women at 5 pm and men at 7 pm…..The WIAA State Regionals begin tonight including the Mark Morris girls taking on Olympic at Chehalis, 5:45 pm on FM 101.5 The Wave. The MM boys play Lynden in a big early showdown tomorrow night at Mt. Vernon, FM 101.5 The Wave…..The LCC baseball team opens the season with four home games at Story Field this weekend against Spokane. Saturday first pitch is 1 pm. Sunday is free admission on Pack the Park day at 12 pm.
The Blazers dealt the Spurs a 4th straight loss last night. Wes Matthews scored 31 to lead Portland to a 111-95 win. The Blazers host the Thunder tomorrow night…..The Centralia CC women’s team snapped LCC’s 14-game win streak with a 73-67 win last night. The Devils remain in first place as they host Grays Harbor Saturday at 5 pm. The LCC men defeated Centralia 64-49 last night. The Devils are now tied for third and a game up in the race for the final playoff berth. The Devils host Grays Harbor Saturday at 7 pm…..In Pac-12 action, UCLA beat Washington 88-66, WSU over USC 70-66 and Oregon blitzed Cal 80-69. OSU is at Stanford tonight…..One more day of preparation for the MM girls as they ready for tomorrow night’s Regional with Olympic, 6 pm at W.F. West.
The Blazers host the Spurs tonight in a battle of struggling teams, KLOG 6:35 pm. LaMarcus Aldridge expects to play after missing Sunday’s loss to the Grizzlies. The Spurs have dropped three straight…..The LCC basketball teams are at Centralia tonight. The LCC women can clinch sole possession of the league title with a win, 6 pm. The LCC men are looking to win the last two to assure an NWAC berth, 8 pm…..In Pac-1 hoops, Washington is at UCLA, WSU at USC, Oregon at Cal and Oregon State at Stanford…..The Seattle Mariners had the first full squad workout of spring training earlier today in Peoria, Arizona. The position players all showed up yesterday including Robinson Cano who showed up 13 pounds lighter than last season.
The Trail Blazers have announced that there will be a celebration of life for Jerome Kersey on Monday at the Memorial Coliseum. The event begins at 4 pm Monday. The Blazers will host the Spurs tomorrow night…..The Seattle Mariner position players are due to Peoria today as the first full squad workouts will get underway. Pitchers and catchers reported over the weekend…..The LCC baseball team opens the season at home this weekend with double headers both Saturday and Sunday at Story Field…..Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has surgery today to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder. Rehab is six to eight months…..Boise State announced that the football season opener against Washington will be on a Friday. Chris Petersen returns to Boise on Friday September 4th.
Memphis rallied from 13 down in the 4th quarter to beat Portland 98-92 last night…..Andrew Andrews scored 35 including a three with 2.7 seconds left in the UW Huskies 87-84 win over the WSU Cougars last night in Pullman…..The draws are out for the WIAA Regional State playoffs. In a somewhat curious matchup of two #2 seeds, the Mark Morris boys will play Lynden at 6 pm Saturday at Mount Vernon HS. The MM girls will take on Olympic Friday night at 8 pm at WF West in Chehalis…..Kelso’s Mariah Roggow and Mariah Horton both fell just short at the Mat Classic wrestling tournament, getting to the championship matches and taking second place. Kelso’s Bryce Miller took 5th, Orion Yates of RAL was 4th and Dustin Nading 5th. Joe Leal of MM was 3rd.
The Mark Morris basketball teams play for District crowns tonight at St. Martins in Lacey. The MM girls play W.F. West at 6 pm followed by the MM boys against Tumwater at 8 pm, both games heard on FM 101.5 The Wave…..Mat Classic XXVI is underway at the Tacoma Dome with several local wrestlers competing…..The State boys swimming meet is also underway in Federal Way…..The Blazers return to action tonight at Utah, KLOG 5:05 pm. Portland made a trade yesterday to acquire Aaron Aflallo from Denver as the key piece…..Kyle Wiltjer scored 45 to lead Gonzaga to an 86-74 win over Pacific. Utah beat Oregon State 47-37…..The LCC hoop teams play at Tacoma tomorrow beginning at 2 pm, both on KLOG…..Pitchers and catchers reported to Mariner spring training today.
Rip City is mourning the loss of fan favorite Jerome Kersey who suddenly passed away at the age of 52 yesterday…..The Blazers made a trade today, sending Will Barton, Victor Claver and two draft picks to Denver for Aaron Afflalo…..Pierce defeated the LCC men 80-76 in overtime last night a damaging loss that puts the Devils in a tie for the last playoff spot with three games left. The LCC women beat Pierce 77-60 to go to 13-0 in league play…..In boys 1A District play, Kalama beat Elma 59-51 clinch a State Regional berth. Tonight Woodland takes on Aberdeen in a 2A District loser out game at 7 pm at Mark Morris…..In girls 2A District Black Hills eliminated Woodland 54-43. Tonight, Kalama faces White Salmon in a 12A loser out game at Chehalis, 6:30 pm.
The Mark Morris boys advanced to the 2A District title game with a 63-56 win over Black Hills last night. MM will play Tumwater for the championship Friday, 8 pm at St. Martins…..Peninsula ousted the Kelso boys 68-54 at the 3A Bi-District. The Scots season ends at 15-8…..Montesano stayed unbeaten with 58-44 win over the Kalama girls at the 1A District. Kalama will try and stay alive with a win over White Salmon. Hoquiam eliminated the Castle Rock girls 56-23…..The LCC basketball teams host Pierce tonight, women’s game at 6 pm and the men’s game at 8 pm, both on KLOG. The LCC women try and stay unbeaten in league while the men’s game is a big one in the playoff race….. Black Bears skipper Grady Tweit announced that Rip Ramsey and Jason Mackey will join his coaching staff.