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Tuesday, March 25

Blazers: Portland is on a five-game, eight-day Eastern Conference trip, and game No. 2 is at Orlando, 4 p.m. PT (CSNNW). It follows a Monday night game at Miami.

Winterhawks: Game 3 of the Portland-Vancouver WHL first-round playoff series is 7 p.m. at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Prep baseball: Grant meets Sprague at 1:30 p.m. in The Barbers Spring Classic, hosted by Tigard High. ... Madison and David Douglas are at the Glencoe tourney. ... Cleveland plays in a tournament at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. ... Wilson is at Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, Calif. ... Benson takes on North Salem in the Comet Classic at Crater, 4 p.m. ... Jesuit plays at Bend, noon.

Prep softball: At Hood View Park, Central Catholic Grant, Cleveland and Franklin have games in the Spring Break Challenge. The Generals face McMinnville at 10 a.m. and Central Catholic at 2 p.m. The Rams then battle Forest Grove at 4 p.m. Cleveland collides with Centennial at 10 a.m. and Forest Grove at 2 p.m. Franklin meets Aloha at 2 p.m. and South Albany at 4 p.m. ... Madison plays Parkrose at 11:30 a.m. in a tourney at Canby. ... Wilson and Roosevelt have games in the Bend tournament. ... Lincoln is at a Las Vegas tournament, 3 p.m. PT vs. Pahrump Valley (Nev.). ... David Douglas and Rainier play at 10 a.m. in the North Medford Spring Break Invitational. The Scots also face Banks at noon. ... Jesuit has two games at Palm Desert, Calif.

College women’s basketball: Ninth-seed Oregon State (24-10) is in the second round of the NCAA Tourney, facing No. 1-seed South Carolina (28-4) at 6:30 tonight at Seattle (ESPN2). The Beavers rode guard Sydney Wiese’s 6-for-13 3-point shooting and 26 points in a 55-36 opening win over Middle Tennessee State.

College baseball: Oregon State plays host to Seattle at Goss Stadium, 5:30 p.m. ... Oregon is at San Francisco for a nonleague game, 2 p.m. ... Lewis & Clark takes part in the Tucson Invitational, with a 10 a.m. PT doubleheader against Oberlin. ... Concordia welcomes Western Oregon to Porter Park, 1 p.m.

College softball: Oregon visits Provo, Utah, for two nonleague games, 3 p.m. vs. Southern Utah and 5 p.m. against BYU. ... Lewis & Clark has a noon doubleheader at Northwest Nazarene. ... Concordia has a noon Cascade Collegiate Conference doubleheader at Northwest in Kirkland, Wash.

College men’s golf: The two-day Duck Invitational, hosted by the University of Oregon, concludes with an 8:30 a.m. start at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell. ... Concordia is in the second and finale day of the Battle at Primm, at Primm (Nev.) Golf Course.

College women’s golf: UO competes in the San Diego State Farms Invitational today at Farms Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. ... OSU is at the Anuenue Spring Break Challenge in Kapalua, Hawaii. The second of three rounds is today. ... Concordia wraps up play in the two-day Battle at Primm, at Primm (Nev.) Golf Course.

College acrobatics and tumbling: Oregon is at Alderson-Broaddus in Philippi, W.V., 7 p.m. PT.

Wednesday, March 26

Winterhawks: Game 4 of the best-of-seven Portland-Vancouver playoff series is on the Giants’ ice, 7 p.m.

Prep baseball: In The Barbers Spring Classic at Tigard, Central Catholic plays Dallas, 9 a.m.; Grant faces Canby at 11:15 a.m. ... David Douglas and Madison are at the Glencoe tourney. ... Jesuit takes on Ridgeview in the Madras tournament, 9 a.m. ... Benson and West Salem meet at 10 a.m. in the Comet Classic at Crater. ... Wilson is at Archbishop Mitty in San Jose, Calif., 4 p.m.

Prep softball: Jesuit has a 3:15 p.m. doubleheader at Indio, Calif. ... Lincoln meets Mountain View Christian at Las Vegas, 9 a.m. PT.

College baseball: The University of Portland plays host to Seattle in a 3 p.m. nonleague game at Joe Etzel Field. The teams split two games in Seattle two weeks ago. ... Oregon is at San Francisco for the second day in a row, 2 p.m. ... Lewis & Clark ends its two days at the Tucson Invitational with an 11 a.m. PT doubleheader against Lawrence.

College softball: Concordia travels to Saint Martin’s in Lacey, Wash., for a nonleague noon doubleheader.

College men’s tennis: Portland State begins a stretch of four consecutive road matches, meeting Creighton at Omaha, Neb., 10 a.m. PT. ... Oregon is at home against Hawaii, 1:30 p.m.

College women’s tennis: Lewis & Clark takes on Holy Names (Oakland, Calif.).

College men’s golf: Lewis & Clark winds up three days at the West Cup at Bear Creek in Murrieta, Calif.

College women’s golf: Oregon wraps up play in the San Diego State Invitational. ... Oregon State finishes the three-day Anuenue Spring Break Challenge in Kapalua, Hawaii.

College women’s tennis: Oregon is at UNVL, 10 a.m. PT.


March 25, 1962

Fernando Martin

(died Dec. 3, 1989)

Martin, a 6-10, 235-pound forward, was Spain’s most beloved basketball player. He played for the Trail Blazers in 1986-87, notching 22 points and 28 rebounds in 146 minutes of 24 NBA games. Martin left to play for Real Madrid, and he died in a car crash there at age 27.


March 25-26, 1969

Grant High receives the state basketball championship trophy in a school assembly, having downed Portland Interscholastic League rival Madison 52-47 i the Class A-1 final. Grant finishes 26-1 under coach Ed Rooney.

And now it’s on to baseball, where both schools have strong teams, with Grant featuring Mike Naylor, Artie Wilson, Gary Johnson and Robin Sinclair, and Madison relying heavily on Jim Officer, Bruce Mawell, Tom Wise, Bud Baynard and Steve Kebbe, all starters in basketball.


• The Portland Buckaroos set a Western Hockey League record for single-season points, beating Seattle 4-2 at Memorial Coliseum to run their record to 40-16-15 (95 points), with three games to go before the playoffs.

• The new Seattle Pilots of the American League agree to pay the Pacific Coast League $300,000for territorial rights.

• Olympic gold medalist Dick Fosbury high jumps 7 feet in a dual meet at Arizona, but finishes second to Steve Kelly, who wins the event on fewer misses.

• Portland middleweight Denny Moyer will take on Frankie Nibelet in a scheduled 10-rounder Thursday night at the Portland Sports Arena. Moyer, who will win the fight by unanimous decision, is hoping to get a title shot against Nino Benvenuti. Howard Hughes has offered the Italian champ $75,000 to risk his crown against Moyer in Las Vegas, Nev.

• Portland wrestling promoter Don Owen will have former world heavyweight boxing champion Jersey Joe Walcott referee Saturday night’s main event at Portland Sports Arena, as Shag Thomas and Luther Lindsay take on Kurt and Karl Von Steiger for the tag-team title.

• Dunking in basketball. No, no. The National Basketball Committee of the United States and Canada rules that the ban on dunks from the college level on down will remain in effect.