Viking tennis hits the home stretch

After routing the University of North Dakota 7-0 on March 13, the Portland State men’s tennis team was looking to continue their streak with another Big Sky win against the University of Montana Grizzlies last Friday. But despite a sweep in doubles, the Vikings were unable to keep up with their conference foes, dropping five out of six singles matches for a tough 5-2 loss.

Pistons run out of gas against the Blazers

The visiting Detroit Pistons marched into the Rose Garden Saturday night for a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers. Detroit was coming into the game more than 20 games below .500 and were without rising star Brandon Knight. Medford native Kyle Singler suited up the Pistons and got a warm response from the sold-out Rose Garden crowd. The Blazers were without one of their main bench contributors, Victor Claver, who was still recovering from an ankle injury.

Viking tennis heads toward home stretch

The Big Sky Conference-leading University of Montana Grizzlies came to Club Green Meadows last Saturday for a contest against the ninth-ranked Portland State tennis team. The Vikings are currently sitting three places out of playoff contention.

Timbers taken down by Impact

The Montreal Impact traveled to Jeld-Wen Field to face off against the Portland Timbers on Saturday. As the blue jerseys of Montreal made their way out onto the field, the Timbers Army began their chants to welcome back the former Timber and current Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins, to which Perkins responded with a quick wave to the crowd.

Timbers season underway

The Portland Timbers launched into the 2013 MLS season with a dramatic season opener against the Eastern Conference’s New York Red Bulls. The matchup took place at a sold-out Jeld-Wen Field and was broadcast nationally on ESPN2. The Timbers have made quite a few changes this year. They are led by a new head coach, Caleb Porter, and have begun employing a new offensive system. Portland enjoyed some success in the preseason, going 3-2-2.

Men’s tennis rebounds with a win

The Portland State men’s tennis team took to the courts on Friday for a clash with their crosstown rivals, the University of Portland Pilots. The match started out well for the Vikings, as Antoine Bechmann and Ian Risenhoover squared off against the duo of Jackson Martin and Michel Hu Kwo and caught the Pilots’ 57th nationally ranked doubles team flat-footed as they notched an 8-6 victory.

Viking tennis rounds the corner

The University of Idaho came ready to play against Portland State last Saturday, starting strong and eventually overrunning the Vikings 7-0 in a nonconference matchup. The Vikings are on a three-match losing streak and have fallen to last place in the Big Sky Conference.

Blazers fall in LA

The Portland Trail Blazers went to the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in a matchup of Western Conference rivals. The Lakers were looking to keep their postseason chances alive, while the Blazers hoped to stop the bleeding from a six-game losing streak and a drop in the standings.

Men’s basketball wins Dam Cup

With five games left on the schedule this season, the Portland State men’s basketball team won the 2012–13 Dam Cup on Monday night, defeating the Eastern Washington University Eagles 89-80 and moving within two wins of making it into the Big Sky Conference tournament. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was in attendance at the Stott Center to witness the Vikings’ second consecutive win following an eight-game losing streak.

Tough weekend for PSU tennis

The Portland State women’s tennis team lost in a clash with the Montana State University Bobcats on Saturday, falling 4-3 at home. The Vikings started off on the right foot with the No. 3 doubles team of Mandy Mallen and Marti
Pellicano blowing by the Bobcats with an 8-1 victory.