The Class of 2015 is highlighted at the prep, college, pro and club level
The 2015 Oregon Sports Almanac provides information on all the state's great activities, from high school to college to pro and even club sports. More than 250 pages of information compiled from sources across the state. Like having a media guide for every team in Oregon.
This year's book includes a recap of the Oregon Ducks drive to the national championship game, OSU women's basketball winning the Pac-12 Conference title, Southern Oregon winning a national football title, the Oregon softball team's rise to No. 1 and then the College World Series, West Linn winning its third-straight boys hoop title, Crook County dominating Class 4A volleyball again and Matthew Maton setting the state record in the cross country finals.
A book unique to Oregon, the Oregon Sports Almanac captures results from evey pro team, every college program, all the high school state finals as well as results from highlighted club events such as the Oregon Amateur Golf Championships, played out for the 106th time this summer. Who's won in the past? There's a listing.
Bowling, Table Tennis, Cyclocross, Distance running, Disc Golf - if the sport has a marquee event, it's included in this book.
There's also a month-by-month recap of the academi year, from August 2014 through July 2015.
There's a listing of the members of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, sport-by-sport.
There's a listing of every golf course in the state. There's one for all the newspapers. There's also a listing of radio stadions - with the teams they carry for play-by-play coverage.
It's one book you'll want to hold onto for the rest of your days, especially if you were a high school senior who reached a state final - or you know someone who did and want to get them a gift.
Order today and reserve your copy as limited numbers will be produced
Oregonsports helps you get in on the savings through Auto Solution
Savings and hassle free shopping are the key to victory through Auto Solution, which has partnered with Oregonsports on new and used auto purchases.
Auto Solution has helped customers resolve their transportation challenges since 1986 by taking the hassle out of purchasing and delivering cars and trucks across Oregon and Washington with significant savings.
The biggest savings are involved with the "Drive of the Week," which features one specific pre-owned vehicle. This particular vehicle is sold through Auto Solution, but has additional benefits when the process begins through Oregonsports at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further benefits are offered to credit union members, including special pricing.
The sales process through Oregonsports is handled by Oregonsports writer Cliff Pfenning.
Beyond the Drive of the Week, Auto Solution also offers additional pre-owned vehicles, which are available for viewing through its website.
SPORTSLAND: First round series sweeps appear hard to expect
April 30, 2012 / By Carlos Molina, oregonsports.com
The NBA playoffs have begun, and Sportsland, Oregon presents A Belated NBA Playoff Preview Pod. A few Game 1’s are in the books, so there’s a bit of an advantage in throwing out predictions after seeing how the series have started out. Frankly, none of the weekend’s results have changed my opinion on how the series would end up. Without further ado, here’s a preview of the Preview Pod. How meta. Or is it Metta?
Spurs – Jazz: San Antonio rolled an over-achieving Utah squad in Game 1, and there’s no way they would lose to an 8 seed in back to back years. Yes, the Spurs overachieved this year also, but in a less surprising way. Spurs in 5.
Thunder – Mavs: Dallas had a great chance to steal Game 1 against a young team without much playoff experience. Then the Durantula stepped up. Look for the Mavs to even the series after going home, but ultimately dropping their title defensein 6.
Lakers – Nuggs: Speaking of overachievers, my surprise pick of the year got in as a 6 seed and had the unfortunate luck of running into the Andrew Bynum Wall 10 times. The altitude will allow them to get one at home, but Denver doesn’t stand a chance in the long run. Lakers in 5.
Grizzlies – Clips: What I predicted to be the most compelling series of the first round proved true when the Clips needed a 28-3 run to close out the game and win by 1. This one will go the distance, unless this collapse psychologically ruins Memphis. Grizz in 7.
Bulls – Sixers: What could possibly go wrong with having your superstar albeit fragile MVP out in the last 2 minutes of a game that’s already been decided? An ACL explosion, that’s what. Bulls advance in 6, but their goal was a ring, and that’s not happening anymore.
Heat – Knicks: What many expected to be a thrilling first round series featuring the two free agent superteams has the potential to become a clunker after the Game 1 rout the Miami laid down. LBJ vs Melo will have to wait until Game 2 to Heat up (Rim Shot). Heat in 5.
Pacers – Magic: Orlando stole Game 1, but the overachievers from Indianapolis will prevail in the long run against a shorthanded Magic team, unless it’s a case of addition by subtraction for Dwight Howard. Pacers in 6.
Celtics – Hawks: I lied. This is the only series where my opinion has changed after Game 1. Rondo’s suspension after bumping a ref has doomed the C’s, who were experienced and peaking at a good time. Now, the Hawks should be cruisin’ in the ATL. Hawks in 6.
Check out an in depth discussion on the rest of the Playoffs on Sportsland, Oregon.
NO PITY CITY: Tonight the cast talks about Portland's scoring drama
April 10, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com
Maybe it is the players on the field, but the Timbers Army seems to be having quite an affect on games this season at Jeld-Wen Field.
In three games, the Portland Timbers have scored six goals, with all of them into the North goal - the net directy in front of the Timbers Army.
It's not a situation for coach John Spencer or other older players such as team captain Jack Jewsbury, who view it as a coincidence, but younger players such as Darlington Nagbe, who's scored twice in that direction, and Jean Andrew-Baptiste, who's scored once, have noticed it.
"Yes, some of us have noticed it," Nagbe said after the Timbers lost 2-1 to Chivas USA Saturday. "It seems like there's more energy going that way and that plays a role in the game."
The Army seems to have had an affect on opposing teams, too, as both goals Chivas USA scored were into the North net.
Of the 12 goals scored this season in three games at Jeld-Wen, nine have been to the North.
Portland's role on the field got an answer Monday as the Timbers brought in defender Brett Evans for a trial after back Lovel Palmer got outpaced for a pair of crosses that turned into assists Saturday.
The Army and Palmer will be key points of discussion tonight during the weekly episode of No Pity City, which begins live on oregonsports.com at 8:30 p.m. from the Bulldog Tavern in Southwest Portland. The episode can be viewed on this page with viewers able to chat live with hosts Cliff Pfenning and Mike Donovan. Live video from your Android device on Ustream
Oregonsports.com begins its foray into soccer coverage with "No Pity City"
Feb. 7, 2012
As the media world continues to move forward technologically pretty much every day, it's bringing the wide world of television continually closer to the average person.
In the past, one needed a bundle of cameras, operators, video editing bays and people to produce all the material in front of and behind those cameras.
It's a helluva task to produce a television show, especially a live show.
And, that's what we're delving into at oregonsports.com, live television. It's not television, because there's no station call letters or the FCC involved, but it's the worldwide web version of TV, we're using Ustream.
Thursday, the staff oregonsports.com will produce its pilot episode of "No Pity City," which will focus on soccer in Portland, especially the Timbers, their players, coaches, games and fans.
The premiere episode is set for live viewing at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with filming taking place at the Bulldog Tavern in Southwest Portland.
Viewers can follow the show and contribute through the chat room that will be active during the show. Publisher Cliff Pfenning and Timbers beat writer Mike Donovan will serve as co-hosts of the show, which is being presented by the Bulldog Tavern and the Vanport Batting Cages.
SPORTSLAND 83 delves into the prospects of who can beat the Miami Heat
The NBA season finally arrives, better late than never, and the Sportsland, Oregon gang have it covered.
From top to bottom.
Lostradamus and company make all of their predictions, starting off with the playoff picture for both the Eastern and Western Conferences.
Which teams will all those player moves, some of them from earlier in the day, affect most and why.
Can anyone beat Miami this year? The Sportsland Crew makes its call.
Is LeBron going to blow out the league and be MVP this season? Kobe still got enough game to lead the Lakers to the Finals? Chris Paul going to shove his skills into the face of the Lakers and Commissioner David Stern for not letting the Lakers trade for him?
Dirk tough enough to lead the Mavs to back-to-back titles? Celtics anyone. What about the Knicks? They haven't been an entertaining team in a decade or more.
All-NBA? Got it.
Rookie of the Year? Got it.
Sixth Man of the Year? Got it.
Coach of the Year? Got it.
Even Most Improved Player of the Year.
Where do the Blazers fall? Are any of them worthy of awards?
The Sportsland crew decides.
All that, plus the usual segments, including What We Wanna Watch and What Plucks My Duck..It's all recorded at Blitz Pearl in Northwest Portland.
SPORTSLAND 79 chats up the Ducks, the crazy BCS, PSU football, even college soccer
It's the week after the Civil War and before the inaugural Pac-12 Conference Championship game, and the Ducks look to march into Bowl season as conference champions. After trouncing the Beavers for the 4th straight year in the 115th Civil War, Oregon looks ahead at UCLA and Los and the crew discuss their chances.
They then discuss what looks to be the inevitable BCS Championship game between Alabama and LSU before moving to the coaching carousel not only in the Pac-12 but around the country.
After the good college football talk, it's time to celebrate the (possible) end of the NBA lockout, and the Timbers' first re-signings of the offseason. All that, plus the usual segments.