The WIAA State tournaments are underway. The defending champion Mark Morris girls play White River at 2 pm in the 2A tourney in Yakima. The Mark Morris boys take on Pullman in a 5:30 pm game, also at the Yakima Sun Dome…..The Trail Blazers blasted the Atlanta Hawks 102-78 last night. Portland begins a road trip at Dallas tomorrow night…..The Huskies host UCLA tonight, KLOG 5:30 pm. WSU is at home against USC. Last night Arizona beat Oregon State 74-69. Longview native Brady Bergeson coached Western Oregon to a 94-88 upset of Alaska-Anchorage in the men’s GNAC playoffs…..Cleveland scored seven runs in the last three innings to beat the Mariners 8-5 yesterday. The M’s play the White Sox at Camelback Ranch today.
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The Lower Columbia College women’s basketball team ended up 6th in the NWAACC this year. The Devils lost to Clark 80-69 yesterday in the 5th/6th game. Christian Carlson had 17 points in her final LCC game. Columbia Basin beat Umpqua for the women’s title while Portland won the men’s title with a victory over Pierce…..The Portland Trail Blazers host the Atlanta Hawks tonight, KLOG 6:35 pm…..Felix Hernandez pitched two scoreless inning’s in his spring debit as the Mariners beat the Dodgers 4-1. Seattle plays Cleveland today in Peoria…..Today is travel day for the local prep hoops teams at the State tournaments in Yakima and Spokane…..Former Seahawk Brandon Browner says he has been reinstated by the NFL after his suspension for substance abuse violations.
Arinesha Smith sparked a rally with just over three minutes left in the game, leading the LCC Lady Devils from seven points down to beat Spokane 67-66 at the NWAACC Basketball Tourney. The win moves LCC into the 5th-6th place game, where they will take on the Clark Penguins, coverage on The Wave starts at 11:50 am…..Wesley Johnson dunked an alley-oop inbounds pass with 6.9 seconds left, lifting the L. A. Lakers to a 107-106 win over the Blazers, snapping Portland’s five-game winning streak. The Blazers have tonight off, then Atlanta comes in tomorrow night…..The M’s won a pair of split-squad games yesterday, 8-1 over Colorado and 6-5 over Cincinnati. Seattle travels to Glendale today to play the Dodgers, where Felix Hernandez will have his first start of the season.
The LCC Lady Devils will try to stay alive at the NWAACC Basketball Tournament in Kennewick, after dropping a 74-57 decision to Columbia Basin. LCC trailed early and never was able contend in the game, trailing by 23 at the half and eventually losing by 17. They’ll play Spokane in a loser-out game scheduled for 4 pm. The men were ousted from the tourney after losing to Big Bend 84-69…..The Red Devils also opened the baseball season over the weekend, splitting a Saturday doubleheader with Clark, 9-8 and 8-2, followed by a sweep of the Concordia JV’s, 10-3 and 13-2…..The Seattle Mariners were dealt their first Cactus League loss yesterday, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Cleveland Indians. LF Dustin Ackley was 2-3 in the game, with a tape-measure HR in the 4th.
The WIAA State Regional basketball playoffs are tonight and tomorrow. The Mark Morris girls take on Renton tonight in a 6 pm game at Kent-Meridian HS. It’s a 1A boys twinbill tonight at MM with Toledo versus University Prep at 6 pm followed by Woodland and Cascade Christian at 8 pm. The Mark Morris boys take on Sehome tomorrow in a 4 pm match up at WF West in Chehalis. Kalama and 3 Rivers have boys playoffs tomorrow. In girls, Kalama, Woodland, Toutle Lake and Wahkiakum all play tomorrow…..The LCC hoop teams open NWAACC action tomorrow night, men at 8 pm and the women at 10 pm…..The LCC baseball tam host Clark Saturday at 12 pm, then hosts Concordia Sunday at 12 pm…..The LCC softball action in Richland this weekend was cancelled.
The Trail Blazers had seven players in double figures and 68 points from the bench in a 124-80 blowout over the Brooklyn Nets. Will Barton had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Portland hosts Denver Saturday night…..Spring Training begins for the Mariners today. The M’s are taking on the San Diego Padres in the annual Peoria Charity Game, KLOG 12:05 pm…..The LCC baseball team is getting ready for the season opener at home Saturday when they play Clark in a 12 pm double header. Tonight the Devils will meet with the public and have some fun in a viesports.com bowling event at the Triangle Bowl at 7:30 pm…..The LCC softball team opens the season Saturday in Richland. The Devils play two games Saturday at 1 pm and 3 pm then play Sunday at the same times.
Damian Lillard had 31 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 100-95 victory at Denver last night. The Blazers flew home last night and will have a quick turnaround as they host the well rested Brooklyn Nets tonight, KLOG 6:05 pm…..The Seattle Mariners had an intra-squad game yesterday and the highlight was a tape measure homer by youngster Jabari Blash. After another intra-squad today, the M’s will begin the spring training games tomorrow against the San Diego Padres…..The LCC baseball team will open the season Saturday at home against the Clark Penguins, a 12 pm double header. Tomorrow night, the team will get together for a Meet the Devils Bowling Night at the Triangle Bowl at 7:30 pm. The public is welcome and can compete for prizes on viesports.com.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a third straight victory tonight when they take on the Nuggets in Denver, KLOG 5:05 pm…..The Seattle Mariners are playing an intra-squad game today as they get closer to the spring training opener on Thursday against the Padres. ESPN is reporting the New York Mets are interested in acquiring M’s infielder Nick Franklin. Franklin is the odd man out after the Seattle acquisition of Robinson Cano and Willie Bloomquist…..The LCC baseball team opens the season with a home DH against Clark on Saturday. The Devils will have a night of fun and bowling Thursday night at the Triangle Bowl and the public is invited to come out and meet the team…..David Hajek has been hired as the Washougal HS football coach for the third time.
The WIAA Regional basketball matchups have been released. Among the games, the Mark Morris boys take on Sehome Saturday 4 pm at W.F. West in Chehalis. The Mark Morris girls will play Renton in a 6 pm Friday game at Kent-Meridian HS…..The Portland Trail Blazers rallied from 18 down to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Damian Lillard led Portland with 32 points…..The Oregon Ducks beat the WSU Cougars 67-53 on Sunday…..The LCC teams came up with wins at Grays Harbor Saturday. Both LCC teams open the NWAACC tournament in Kennewick next Saturday night. The LCC men play Portland at 8 pm and the LCC women take on Chemeketa at 10 pm…..Fox Sports is reporting that the Seahawks are expected to release DE Red Bryant in a salary cap move.
It’s a District championship doubleheader for Mark Morris tonight as the Monarch girls take on W.F. West at 6 pm followed by the Monarch boys at 8 pm versus Hockinson, both at St. Martins in Lacey…..Last night the Kalama boys advanced to State Regionals with a 49-47 win over King’s Way. The Kalama girls take on Rochester in a 6 pm game at W.F. West…..The Mat Classic state wrestling championships are underway at the Tacoma Dome…..The Boys State Swimming championships are also underway in Federal Way…..In college hoops, BYU upset Gonzaga 73-65 and OSU neat WSU 68-57…..The LCC basketball teams close out the regular season with game at Grays Harbor tomorrow night…..The LCC baseball team opens the season with home games against Centralia tomorrow at 11 am.