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PDX Sports Friday

by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Coach/general manager Mike Johnston watches the action from the Portland Winterhawks bench during a recent game against Tri-City. The teams meet Friday and Saturday, first at Kennewick, Wash., and then at Memorial Coliseum.Friday, Dec. 27

Winterhawks

Portland returns from the 10-day Western Hockey League holiday break and travels to Kennewick, Wash., for a 7 p.m. game against Tri-City.

The Americans have lost their last four games and are last in the WHL U.S. Division but with an above-.500 record (17-16-1-2, 37 points).

The Hawks, still minus several top players who are competing in the world junior championships in Sweden, lead the division at 23-8-2-2 (50 points), but are only two points ahead of Everett, which will play host to Seattle on Friday.

  • Boys basketball

    The Les Schwab Invitational begins its four-day run at Liberty High. The first game is 9 a.m., Central Catholic against Tigard. Jefferson tackles Lake Oswego at 10:30 a.m. Jesuit meets Timberline of Washington at 1:30 p.m. Grant takes on Rainier Beach of Washington at 8:30 p.m.

    Cleveland is in the winners' bracket for day two of the Wilsonville tournament and will play Silverton at 6:15 p.m. The Warriors beat Pendleton 58-47 on Thursday.

    Roosevelt resumes play at the Century tourney.

    Madison and Benson are back in action at the Barlow tournament.

    Lincoln plays in a tourney at San Diego, Calif.

    Also, McMinnville is at David Douglas, and La Salle is at Scappoose, both 7 p.m.

  • Girls basketball

    Grant, St. Mary’s Academy and Central Catholic compete in the Interstate Tournament. The Generals are paired against Sunset at 10 a.m. in the first round. The Blues open at 8:30 a.m. against Corvallis. The Rams’ first match-up is with Beaverton at 5 p.m.

    Lincoln is at Summit’s Les Schwab Holiday Tournament, opening against Bend at 12:45 p.m..

    Cleveland is in the Century tournament, facing Marist at 4:45 p.m.

    Roosevelt continues play in a tourney at Marshfield.

    Parkrose plays host Dallas in a tourney game, 7 p.m.

    Also, David Douglas visits McKay, 1:30 p.m.

  • Prep wrestling

    Cleveland is at the Northwest Duals, hosted by Westview, today and Saturday.