Monday Morning Links: Weekend Recap


LaMarcus Aldridge is moving up in the MVP talks, aided by constant M-V-P chants at the Moda Center this week.

He is helping the Blazers stay on top of their conference with a 17-4 record. They split their games this weekend at home with a win Friday night vs the Jazz130-98 and a loss Saturday night vs the Mavericks 108-106. [NBA]

Here’s what happened for the rest of the area’s teams:

  • The high school football season came to a close this weekend and Sherwood’s running back, Keegan Lawrence, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Oregon. Central Catholic claimed the 6A state title over Jesuit 38-28, West Albany beat Sherwood 21-20 in overtime for 5A, Ridgeview beat Cottage Grove 50-31 in just their second year of existence for 4A, Cascade Christian defeated Nyssa 41-6 for 3A, Grant Union narrowly beat Regis 12-7 for 2A and Imbler beat Lowell 88-76 in the highest scoring state title game Oregon has ever seen for 1A. [OregonLive]
  • The Winterhawks lost two and won two this week with a 6-3 win vs Everett, a 5-4 loss to Edmonton, a 5-4 win vs Red Deer and a 4-1 loss to Calgary. They are on top of their division with a 22-6 record and many more games to go. [Winterhawks]
  • Portland State and the University of Portland men’s basketball teams met in the battle for city crown Saturday. University of Portland came out on top 92-76 after a hard fought game from both sides that had a lot of physicality in it. A player from PSU and their coach got ejected in the last 10 seconds of the game. [Portland Pilots]
  • Although the Seahawks are already in the playoffs, they couldn’t clinch the NFC West just yet. The Hawks played the 49ers in San Francisco and lost their second game of the season 19-17. As expected, the game was full of tension, a lot of hard hits and some fighting sparked by smack talking on both sides. The Seahawks can claim the NFC West and home field advantage with 2 wins in their next 3 games. [ESPN]
  • Though it may be the offseason, the Mariners were hard at work during what is called the hot stove league, picking up former Yankee Robinson Cano. Cano has spent all 9 of his years in the majors with the Yankees, earning 5 Silver Slugger awards, 4 All-Star trips, and 2 Gold Gloves. [MLB]
Katie Dunn
Katie is the Sports Editor for the University of Portland student newspaper, The Beacon. An avid sports fan since birth, she loves football, baseball and basketball especially.