The Estacada High football team hosts its Green and White intrasquad scrimmage on the high school field at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The Rangers open the 2013 regular season at home 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, against Taft.
Newspaper hosts Fantasy Football League
The Pamplin Media Groups eastside sports department is looking for players to join a play for fun fantasy football league this fall. Test your skills against eastside reporters Parker Lee and David Ball. We have up to 13 open spots remaining for team owners and will be running the online league through nfl.com with a live draft set for late August.
? The newspapers are also hosting a weekly NFL pickem contest. To join, search Gresham Outlook on the nfl.com fantasy website.
Hood-to-Coast underway Friday
The 32nd running of the Hood-to-Coast relay starts Friday with the first wave of runners leaving Timberline Lodge at 6:30 a.m. and continuing through 6:45 p.m. until all 1,050 teams are on the course.
The 198-mile trek ends travels along Highway 26 with the first team exchange point being at the Safeway in Sandy. The course continues through Boring before taking runners along the Springwater Trail through Gresham and into downtown Portland with steady flow of pounding feet in the late-night hours Friday.
Toyo University won last years relay in 17 hours, 14 minutes, 34 seconds.
Resort hosts Art Skipper golf tourney
The Resort at the Mountain hosts the Art Skipper Jr. Memorial golf tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Entry is $100 per golf or $400 for a foursome. The entry includes a cart and admission to the awards barbecue. Tickets for the awards dinner only are also available for $35. Prizes will be awarded for skills competitions such as long drive, closest to the pin and putting.
Proceeds from the event benefit the No Pioneer Left Behind program. The entry deadline is Sept. 1. For more information, call the Sandy High athletic office at 503-668-8011, ext. 7114.
Thorns win finale, finish in third place
The Portland Thorns won their regular-season finale 2-1 at the Seattle Reign FC on Saturday and finished third in the regular season with an 11-6-5 record.
Forward Christine Sinclair scored both Portland goals before an announced sellout crowd of 3,855 at Starfire Sports Complex.
The Thorns overcame a third-minute goal by Seattle forward Megan Rapinoe, with Sinclair scoring answering in the eighth minute and getting the winner in the 83rd to tie for the team lead with eight this season.
The Western New York Flash beat the visiting Boston Breakers 2-1 earlier Saturday to clinch the top spot in the NWSL going into the postseason.
Portland plays at FC Kansas City in the NWSL semifinals at 1 p.m. Saturday.