With a record below .500 to start the season, the Portland Trail Blazers are, technically speaking, losers. And yet it doesn’t feel that way.
Things could not have started much worse for the Portland Winterhawks Saturday night. Within the first 10 minutes of their game against the Victoria Royals, the Hawks were down 2-0 and lost a fight to boot. Jamie Crooks and Alex Gogolev scored for the Royals early, while Keegan Kanzig leveraged all of his 238 pounds into his fist to pummel Winterhawk Joe Mahon at mid-ice. For the remaining 50 minutes, however, the Hawks were as offensive as the logo on their jerseys.
Binders full of women have new athletic opportunities at Portland State these days.
On March 3 in Greeley, Colo., an unfamiliar feeling set in for the PSU women’s basketball team: Their season ended without a trip to the playoffs. Last season was the first since 2004–o5 that the Vikings failed to qualify for the Big Sky Conference tournament, the first in head coach Sherri Murrell’s five-year tenure. They return four starters and nine letter-winners who seek to improve upon last season’s 15–14 campaign.
The cool rain could not stop the Beavers from getting off to a hot start in the men’s soccer game on Saturday. Portland State’s early mistakes were taken advantage of at Stott Field, as Oregon State University converted on their first two scoring chances, jumping ahead 2-0 and setting the tone for the match. The Beavers scored again on a penalty kick midway through the second half and held on for a 3-0 victory.
Portland State’s Ultimate Frisbee club will begin their tournament season Oct. 20 at Peter W. Stott Community Field, where they will host multiple other clubs. Tournaments consist of men’s and women’s divisions; practices are coed. With less than a month to prepare, they have gotten down to business.