Crane wins state award.
BEAVERTON - Former University of Oregon standout Ben Crane was named the state's male professional athlete of the year at the Oregon Sports Awards given out at the Nike World Campus on Sunday.
Crane won $2,457,329 last season to finish 12th on the money list, and finished in the top 10 six times, including a victory in the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
Central Catholic's Kenny Klotz, who will run at Oregon, won the Nike-Steve Prefontaine Award after winning his second straight Class 4A cross country title and finishing among the top 10 in the nation in the 1,500 and 3,000 meters and the two mile.
Oregon State baseball coach Pat Casey was named the Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Beavers to the College World Series last season, and the OSU baseball team shared team of the year honors with the national champion University of Portland women's soccer team.
Oregon State wide receiver Mike Hass, the Biletnikoff Award winner, was named male amateur athlete of the year.
Lake Oswego's Kevin Love and Sprague's Joey Wong shared the male prep athlete of the year award, and Benson's Sara Callier, who scored 40 points at the state track and field meet, was named female prep athlete of the year.
Portland women's soccer player Christine Sinclair was named female college athlete of the year.
Ducks edge Boise State
in women's tennis
Dominika Dieskova, Claudia Hirt, Anna Leksinka and Carmen Seremeta each won in straight sets to lead Oregon to a 4-3 victory over Boise State in a women's tennis match on Sunday at the UO Student Tennis Center.
Dieskova beat Boise State's Megan Biorkman 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 singles to give the Ducks the winning point after Boise State had tied the match at 3-3.
"I knew I had to win my match," Dieskova said. "I loved having the crowd behind me."
Seremeta, a freshman, beat Alanah Carroll, 6-1, 6-3, and fellow freshman Hirt beat Tiffany Coll, 7-6, 6-1. Leksinka beat Jana Mackova, 6-2, 6-4.
Lane pole vaulters
place at Reno meet
RENO, Nev. - Five pole vaulters from Lane Community College placed in their divisions in the Reno Pole Vault Summit, which ended late Saturday night.
Chris Voogd finished first in the open men's No. 6 division at 14 feet, and LCC pole vault coach Dan West was first in the age 50 division and fourth overall among the master's competitors at 13-9.
Darryl Evans was fifth for Lane in the open men's No. 3 division at 15-7, and teammate Colin Cram was ninth in that division at 14-1. The Titans' Sara Debit was seventh in the open women's No. 4 division at 9-4.
OSU baseball season
tickets on sale today
CORVALLIS - Oregon State baseball season tickets go on sale today, the school announced.
Tickets can be purchased from the OSU athletic ticket office at Gill Coliseum Room 107, or by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Season tickets are $150 for the general public or $120 for seniors over 62. Individual game tickets will go on sale on Feb. 20.
The Beavers, who reached the College World Series last season, will open their home schedule with a three-game series against Nevada beginning March 3.
UO golfers open
spring season today
Oregon's men's golf team will open its spring season today at the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate tournament in Tucson, Ariz.
Canadians Jay Snyder and Dustin Pewarchuk will anchor Oregon's varsity five, along with Sheldon High grads Chris Dukeminier and Ted Whitney and Portland's Landon Banks.
The teams will play 36 holes today and a final 18 on Tuesday. The tournament will also include Arizona State, Brigham Young, Texas A&M, Texas and Pepperdine, all ranked in the top 25 in the nation.
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|Title Annotation:||Sports; The former UO golfer is named the state's top pro athlete at the Oregon Sports Awards|
|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Jan 30, 2006|
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