Winterhawks rally for victory in Game 3

By Paul Danzer April 22, 2014 11:29 p.m.

Peppering Kelowna goalie Jordon Cook with 65 shots and using their speed to keep the Rockets on their heals, the Portland Winterhawks took a 2-1 lead on Tuesday in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference finals.

Community notebook: More than 700 finish Blooms to Brews

By Paul Danzer April 22, 2014 6 a.m.

A total of 712 runners and walkers reached the finish line during the Blooms to Brews races on April 13 in Woodland.

Winterhawks' depth one reason series tied at 1-1

By Paul Danzer April 21, 2014 9:52 p.m.

The Kelowna Rockets are the team with depth. The Portland Winterhawks are the team with top-end talent.

Timbers Match Day: at Real Salt Lake

By Paul Danzer April 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at Real Salt Lake, 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Channel 12)

Rockets' wins are history to Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer April 18, 2014 2:45 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks spent much of the regular season chasing the Kelowna Rockets.

Petan 'feeling good' after injury in brawl

By Paul Danzer April 15, 2014 9:55 p.m.

Winterhawks forward had to be helped off ice late in series-clinching victory

Community sports notes: Clark County Warriors rugby club scores solid win

By Paul Danzer April 14, 2014 10:56 p.m.

The Clark County Warriors Red high school rugby club registered another impressive win on Saturday, defeating Linn-Benton 50-7.The Warriors Red team and Eastside of Portland are each 5-0 atop the Rugby Oregon High School Club Championship Division. This week, those teams clash at 1 p.m. Saturday at Skyridge Middle School in Camas.Luc Levasseur led the dominant win over Linn-Benton with three five-point tries. Justin Straup scored two tires, and Jessie Keisser contributed two tries and two conversion kicks. Also scoring a try for the Red Warriors were Taj Albeck and Izaak Heredia, who also kicked three conversions.Clark County Rugby's second team, the Warriors Black, lost 50-14 to the Valley Rams of McMinnville, Ore. Ryan Gingrich and Jakob Saulo scored for the Black, who host Columbia County (Ore.) at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday at Skyridge Middle School.Union 25, Prairie 7 — In the Rugby Oregon Varsity Premiership Division, the first-year Union team topped Prairie on Saturday. Caleb Browning scored two tries, and Jake Kim and Brendon Curle one apiece as Union's back-line players provided the offense. Tyler Dionne added a long-range penalty kick for three points.Union (4-1) is tied with Reynolds of Troutdale, Ore., for first place in the division. Prairie is one of three teams tied at 2-2-1.This week, Union plays third-place Oregon City at 2 p.m. Saturday at Delta Park in North Portland. Prairie takes on Central Catholic at 12:30 p.m. at Laurin Middle School.Battle Ground 22, Central Catholic 22 — Battle Ground played to a draw on Saturday, and has two wins, one loss and two ties. Details were not reported. This week, Battle Ground hosts Lakeridge of Lake Oswego at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurin Middle School.Battle Ground girls 35, West Linn 0 — Host Battle Ground improved to 2-2-1 in the Oregon Rugby High School Girls Division by blanking West Linn on Saturday. No details were reported. Battle Ground will plat Columbia County (4-1) at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Scappoose (Ore.) Middle School.

Timbers frustrated again by another draw

By Paul Danzer April 12, 2014 11:15 p.m.

Chivas USA spoiled the evening at Providence Park by scoring late to earn a 1-1 draw and keep the Portland Timbers from their first win of the season.

Timbers defense seeks cohesion

By Paul Danzer April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Getting on the same page can sometimes take a while. On defense, it is taking longer than the 2014 Portland Timbers would like.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Chivas USA

By Paul Danzer April 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Chivas USA at Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (KPDX 49, cable Ch. 13)

Revamped Thorns to begin title defense

By Paul Danzer April 11, 2014 6:12 p.m.

The Portland Thorns begin their second season on Saturday in Houston, against the newest team in the second-year league. Only eight of the 22 players on the roster as the 2014 season starts were with Portland at the end of last season.

Winterhawks finish off Victoria in Game 5

By Paul Danzer April 10, 2014 11:03 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks beat the Victoria Royals 5-1 on Thursday, taking the best-of-7 Western Hockey League conference semifinal series 4-1.

Vancouver's Tarr signs with Thorns

By Paul Danzer April 9, 2014 9:26 p.m.

The National Women's Soccer League champion Portland Thorns FC announced the signing of Vancouver's Kat Tarr.

Vancouver's Ray honored by Little League

By Paul Danzer April 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Mike Ray was caught off guard when he was honored Sunday with the Western Region 2014 District Administrator Little League Meritorious Service Award.

Thorns announce roster, make trade

By Paul Danzer April 7, 2014 4:34 p.m.

The Portland Thorns FC made a significant trade and announced its initial regular-season roster on Monday.

Winterhawks top Victoria for 2-0 series lead

By Paul Danzer April 5, 2014 11:10 p.m.

After Saturday’s solid 6-3 playoff win over the Victoria Royals in game 2 of the WHL conference semifinals, Portland Winterhawks right winger Oliver Bjorkstrand said there might be better days ahead.

Sounders rally to tie Timbers, 4-4

By Paul Danzer April 5, 2014 5:47 p.m.

Clint Dempsey scored a hat trick, including two goals in the final five minutes of the match and the Seattle Sounders staged a furious late rally to pull out a 4-4 draw with the rival Portland timbers on Saturday.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Sounders

By Paul Danzer April 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Seattle at Timbers, noon Saturday (NBCSN)

Winterhawks roll past Royals

By Paul Danzer April 4, 2014 11:08 p.m.

Taking advantage of 10 power plays, the Winterhawks skating speed and puck-handling skill was on full display Friday as Portland opened the best-of-7 Western Hockey League playoff series with an impressive 8-2 win at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Timbers' Weber grows from backup to backstop

By Paul Danzer April 4, 2014 6:05 p.m.

PORTLAND — Andrew Weber has started eight Major League Soccer games, five of them for the Seattle Sounders. But the goalkeeper said none of that history will impact the his job Saturday, when he guards the goal for the Portland Timbers against the rival Sounders at Providence Park.

Royal challenge awaits Winterhawks in WHL playoffs

By Paul Danzer April 3, 2014 9:48 p.m.

PORTLAND — In many ways, the differences appear to be slim between the Victoria Royals and Portland Winterhawks.

4A GSHL soccer: Skyview, Camas play to 0-0 draw

By Paul Danzer April 1, 2014 11:23 p.m.

The first 90-minute battle of 2014 between soccer rivals Camas and Skyview didn't settle anything.

Local gymnast Jordan Chiles vaults onto U.S. team

By Paul Danzer April 1, 2014 8:14 p.m.

Overwhelming. That is one word Naydenov Gymnastics coach Erica Bakacs used to describe seeing Jordan Chiles compete internationally for the United States.

Vancouver's Morales claims boxing gold in Caribbean event

By Paul Danzer April 1, 2014 8:09 p.m.

Victor Morales, Jr., didn’t blink in his international boxing debut.

Local connections have ties to Timbers Academy

By Paul Danzer April 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Isaac Strever at Mountain View and Matt Palodichuk at Camas are high school seniors who this spring returned to their school soccer teams after time with the Portland Timbers youth academy.

Boys soccer preview: Return to Thunder

By Paul Danzer April 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Before he shoots for new heights at the Air Force Academy, Isaac Strever is taking one more journey with the Mountain View High School soccer team.

Battle Ground, Prairie rugby play to draw

By Paul Danzer March 31, 2014 9:37 p.m.

Battle Ground and Prairie played to a 15-15 draw on Friday in a high school rugby match at Laurin Middle School.

Gymnasts place at boys state meet

By Paul Danzer March 31, 2014 9:35 p.m.

Trace Jacquot of host Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy placed third all-around among Level 10 gymnasts ages 15-16 during the USA Gymnastics Men’s Washington State Championships.

Clark County weightlifters set records at meet

By Paul Danzer March 31, 2014 9:34 p.m.

Led by a team from the Washington State School for the Blind, weightlifters from Clark County set records on March 15 at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters North American Championships.

Timbers MatchDay: at FC Dallas

By Paul Danzer March 28, 2014 5:13 p.m.

Timbers at FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Saturday

All-Region boys basketball: Success Is no fluke for Evergreen's Franks

By Paul Danzer March 25, 2014 11:08 p.m.

It is easy to guess what friends, classmates and teammates will remember for years about Robert Franks' high school basketball career.

Chiles helps Team USA to gold

By Paul Danzer March 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Jordan Chiles placed sixth all-around and helped Team USA win gold at her first international gymnastics competition.

Timbers MatchDay: at Rapids

By Paul Danzer March 21, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Timbers at Colorado, 3 p.m. Saturday

Winterhawks ready to spring into playoffs

By Paul Danzer March 19, 2014 10:51 p.m.

When the Western Hockey League playoffs start Friday with the Vancouver Giants visiting the Moda Center, the Winterhawks will begin shooting for a fourth consecutive WHL Western Conference championship.

Timbers play to 1-1 draw with Fire on late goal

By Paul Danzer March 16, 2014 7:03 p.m.

PORTLAND -- Gaston Fernandez scored in the 79th minute to pull the Portland Timbers to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Sunday.

Timbers matchday: Chicago Fire

By Paul Danzer March 15, 2014 10:19 p.m.

Coming off a 1-1 draw in the season opener, the Timbers will look to be more effective on the attack.

Spartans Futbol falls on late penalty kick

By Paul Danzer March 15, 2014 10:18 p.m.

There was not time for celebrating on Thursday night after Spartans Futbol Club of Vancouver won a playoff match against Seattle Sporting FC.

Getting back in game big step for Timbers' Zakuani

By Paul Danzer March 15, 2014 6 a.m.

PORTLAND — Eight minutes might not seem like much. But for Steve Zakuani, the few minutes of action he saw coming off the bench in the Portland Timbers' opener against Philadelphia represented a significant forward step.

Stephen Curry expected at Camas camp

By Paul Danzer March 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Golden State Warriors all-star guard Stephen Curry is expected to make an appearance at a youth basketball camp in Camas this weekend.

Junior hockey roundup: Winterhawks to face Vancouver in playoffs

By Paul Danzer March 14, 2014 6 a.m.

The Winterhawks have have won their second consecutive U.S. Division title and third in four seasons.

Vancouver boxer to fight at Kells event

By Paul Danzer March 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Victor Morales, Jr., of Vancouver will take on Ireland's Connor Kearney in a three-round bout between 120-pounders on Friday as part of the Oregon vs. Ireland Smoker at Kells Irish Pub in Portland.

Boys gymnastics state meet at fairgrounds

By Paul Danzer March 14, 2014 12:31 a.m.

Boys from two Clark County gyms will be among those competing in the USA Gymnastics Washington Men's Gymnastics Championships, which take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield.

Local UFC fighter Rick Story ready for challenge of undefeated foe

By Paul Danzer March 12, 2014 4:16 p.m.

Rick Story intends to be the first bump in the road for Kelvin Gastelum.

Community sports notebook: Prep lacrosse teams set to open seasons

By Paul Danzer March 11, 2014 6 a.m.

The high school lacrosse season will begin this week with teams from Clark County playing non-league matches.

Clark County rugby teams open with wins

By Paul Danzer March 11, 2014 6 a.m.

The Oregon Youth Rugby high school season got off to a winning start on Saturday for four of the five boys teams from Clark County.

Brent Richards could be pioneer for ALL surgery

By Paul Danzer March 9, 2014 6 a.m.

His soccer career derailed by a knee injury that didn't heal as anticipated, Brent Richards has become perhaps one of the first Americans to have a recently-discovered knee ligament surgically repaired.

Timbers get late goal to tie Union

By Paul Danzer March 8, 2014 11:38 p.m.

It wasn’t the smashing success they hoped for, but when Gaston Fernandez scored in the final seconds of stoppage time, the Timbers had an improbable 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday in Providence Park.

Timbers Preview: Building on the Foundation

By Paul Danzer March 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Could Year Four of the Portland Timbers possibly top all the accomplishments from a season ago? The players certainly hope so.

Timbers Preview: Tidbits for the season

By Paul Danzer March 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Things to know, or to anticipate, as the Timbers kick off the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

MatchDay: Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union

By Paul Danzer March 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Philadelphia at Timbers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday