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SCORESHEET: Lincoln coach moves to the sidelines

For those keeping score at home, here are some news flashes about athletes and coaches from Portland:

Lincoln High’s successful softball coach, Dennis Muir, is stepping down.INGLESBY

Muir, whose PIL team made the Class 6A semifinals this season, wants to follow the exploits of daughters Kylee, who plays for Nebraska, and Tori, who will be a freshman next school year at Concordia. Both played for Lincoln.

“It’s time for me to go watch them,” he says.

Muir will be in Oklahoma City this week for the College World Series, where Nebraska is one of eight teams vying for the national title after its three-game series win at Oregon last weekend.

Kylee Muir is a junior reserve infielder, and Nebraska’s starting second baseman is freshman Hailey Decker from McNary.SCHOONMAKER

The CWS starts this morning with Nebraska vs. Washington, which features junior pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby from Central Catholic High (22-7, 1.87 ERA). Inglesby, named Wednesday as a first-team All-American, also is one of the Huskies’ leading hitters (.361, second-best on the team; team highs of 11 home runs and 60 RBIs in 58 games).

 Megan Rapinoe’s soccer season in France ended with a shocking loss last week. The former University of Portland midfielder, who is expected to shift to the Seattle Reign FC, had helped Lyon go 35-0-1, outscoring opponents 223-10 — but the club fell 1-0 to Wolfsburg of Germany in the Champions League final. Rapinoe had talked about how much she enjoyed the French team and the experience, but Lyon coach Patrice Lair pulled her at halftime of the final.

• Lincoln High grad Henry Schoonmaker and the Syracuse Orangemen nearly won the NCAA lacrosse title, losing to Duke 16-10 in last week’s final before 28,224 in Philadelphia. Syracuse led 6-1 in the first half.

Schoonmaker, a 6-1, 185-pound redshirt sophomore middie, was seventh on the team in goals (18) this season and tied for eighth in assists (5).

 The Green Bay Packers have signed former Jefferson High and New Mexico State defensive end Donte Savage to a free-agent contract. Savage, who finished his college career in 2012 and is now listed as a 6-2, 250-pound linebacker, tried out for the Packers at a recent rookie orientation.

Happy birthday

SCHONELYJune 1, 1929 — Bill Schonely, the Trail Blazers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster (age 84).

June 1, 1953 — Dave Pear, Benson High graduate who went from the University of Washington to the NFL and played six seasons at defensive tackle, making the Pro Bowl in 1978 and winning a Super Bowl with the 1980 Oakland Raiders (age 60).

May 31, 1956 — Billy Ray Bates, Trail Blazers guard (1979-82) from Kosciusko, Miss., and Kentucky State University, averaged 26.7 points per game in six playoff games (age 57).

June 4, 1959 — Bryan Hinkle, linebacker from UO spent 12 years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, making 470 tackles and 15 interceptions in 163 regular-season games (age 54).

June 3, 1960 — Steve Lyons, baseball player- nicknamed “Psycho”-turned-broadcaster played for Beaverton High and Oregon State before embarking on a nine-year, versatile run in the major leagues, where he hit .253 in 853 games, with 196 RBIs, and played all nine positions, plus designated hitter (age 53).

June 2, 1972 — Casey Martin, Oregon Ducks men’s golf coach (age 41) and Eugene native who was a three-time all-Pac-10 player for Stanford and PGA Tour pro, despite a birth defect in his right leg.

Oregon sports history

June 1, 1975 — The death of Steve Prefontaine. He was 24. The University of Oregon/Marshfield High/world-class distance runner was one of the most popular and victorious athletes in state history, and a track and field legend around the world. He died in an auto crash near the UO campus.

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