Ducks get quick start in opener.
SEATTLE - Oregon finished with nine victories and four NCAA provisional-qualifying marks Saturday at the season-opening Dempsey Indoor Preview track and field meet.
Jamesha Youngblood won the women's 60-meter dash, 200 meters and triple jump for the Ducks and also posted a provisional qualifying mark while tying the school indoor record in the long jump at 20 feet, 61/2 inches in a second-place finish. Her time in the 60 was 7.71 seconds, she finished the 200 in 24.81 and she went 40-61/4 in the triple jump.
Brianne Theisen also won three events for Oregon, taking the 60-meter hurdles in 9.76, the 400 in 56.76 and the high jump at 5-8.
Oregon's women also got a victory from Melissa Gergel in the pole vault, where her clearance of 12-113/4 was good enough for provisional qualifying. Nicole Blood also had a provisional qualifying performance while finishing third in the mile in 4:44.07. Nike's Kara Goucher won in 4:39.51.
Oregon's men got a victory from Galen Rupp in the mile (4:10.13) and Vernell Warren in the triple jump (47-4). The Ducks' Ashton Eaton had a provisional qualifying time of 7.91 in the 60-meter hurdles.
"We had a very good day," associate director of track and field Dan Steele said. "We accomplished the goals we set for this meet and got everything out of it that we wanted to. We got some provisional marks, which you never really expect this early in the season, and saw a lot of personal bests. It was a good meet for us."
LCC women still unbeaten, men winless in NWAACC
SALEM - Sarah Whitfield had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lane Community College to an 83-51 women's basketball victory over Chemeketa on Saturday night.
Theresa Brown led the Titans (15-3), who improved to 4-0 in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges South Region, with 18 points, and Jennifer Kimbrow and Carmen Williams added 14 and 13, respectively. Whitfield and Williams also had six steals each.
In the men's game, Chemeketa defeated Lane 85-62 to drop the Titans to 3-13 overall and 0-4 in NWAACC games.
Brent Jones scored 24 points, and Cody Britton and Elias Eave added 11 each for Lane.
Lane next hosts Umpqua on Wednesday for "pack the gym" night, with the women's game starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Beacon men win, women lose on Washington trip
KIRKLAND, Wash. - Northwest Christian University split a pair of Cascade Collegiate Conference basketball games with Northwest University on Saturday, winning the men's game 75-70 and losing the women's game 56-55.
Cameron Marshall scored 17 points to lead four NCU double-figure scorers. Jordan Whittenburg had 14 points, Dylan Perry had 11 and Erik Quick-Warner added 10 for the Beacons (11-8 overall, 5-5 CCC).
Elise Gray had 15 points and McKenzie Gambee added 11 in the women's game for NCU (6-13, 1-9), which lost when Brittany Bowsher tipped in a missed shot with two seconds left.
Stanley, Erickson win at Seaside tournament
SEASIDE - Cottage Grove's Jacob Stanley and Pleasant Hill's Drew Erickson won their weight classes Saturday to lead their teams into the top five at the 18-team Pacific Rim Invitational at Seaside High School.
Stanley won all five matches by fall in the 145-pound class as Cottage Grove scored 179 to finish second behind Estacada, which scored 241. Stanley was voted the meet's outstanding wrestler in the 145-and-over classes.
Pleasant Hill finished fifth with 139.5 points behind Erickson, who won the 130-pound class, and Adam Sprague, who was second at 135.
Generals stay on top by beating Puget Sound
The Eugene Generals kept their share of first place in the Northern Pacific Hockey League's Pacific Division with a 3-1 victory over Puget Sound at Lane Events Center on Saturday.
Michael Frei's goal at the 18:46 mark of the second period broke a 1-1 tie, and Blake Bishop scored in the third period for the Generals (30-7), who also got a goal from Eric Watters.
Kevin Aslett stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced in the victory.
Eugene Bible buries Concordia JV team
Michael Hamilton made all 12 of his free throws and scored 36 points to lead Eugene Bible College to a 113-77 victory over visiting Concordia's junior varsity team in a men's basketball game Saturday.
Chris Litty added 33 points and Lyle Montgomery made 6-of-10 three-pointers while scoring 26 points for Eugene Bible (4-6), which plays host to Warner Pacific next Saturday at 4 p.m.
Myrtle Point wrestlers win Siuslaw championship
FLORENCE - Myrtle Point had six champions Saturday while winning the Siuslaw Invitational wrestling tournament.
Tanner Canaday (103), Johnny Campbell (112), Ryan Love (119), Chancey Johnson (140), Eric Rains (145) and Daven Cagley (160) won for the Bobcats, who had 255.5 points in the 16-team event.
Bobby Short (135) and Cesar Lira (171) won for Reedsport, which was second with 213 points.
Other winners included Coquille's Blake Holmes (130), Douglas' Devon Quimby (152), Junction City's Erik Haney (215) and Elmira's Weston Strohmeyer (285).
Five finish first for North Douglas at Oakridge
OAKRIDGE - North Douglas had five weight-class champions Saturday while finishing third in the 12-team Oakridge Invitational wrestling tournament.
Timmy Gillespie (119), Mat Wilson (125), Tyson Tinnes (130), Dylan Armstrong (145) and Tyler Newman (171) won for the Warriors, who finished behind Hidden Valley and Riddle.
Carlos Villa (189) and Paul Marriam (285) won for Bandon, and Scott Nordall (215) won for Creswell.
Creswell, Toledo split PacWest contests
CRESWELL - A.J. Beltran and Aleks Gabrio each scored 19 points to lead Creswell to a 65-35 boys basketball victory over Toledo for the Bulldogs' first PacWest Conference win of the season.
In the girls game, Allie Merchant scored 14 points to lead Toledo to a 32-26 victory. Chandler Gabrio scored nine points to lead Creswell.
Elkton sweeps Powers?in Skyline doubleheader
ELKTON - Elkton's girls basketball team stayed unbeaten in Skyline League play while the Elks' boys basketball team grabbed its first league win Saturday.
Robin Whipple had 17 points, Rachel Winslow and Stephanie McMillan had 12 each, and Elizabeth Dunes added 11 as Elkton beat Powers 55-43 to improve to 4-0 in league.
Noah Miller had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Steven Garrison added 10 points as Elkton beat Powers 56-35 to improve to 1-3 in league games.