Vijarro, Beavers shoot low at PNGA.
BEND - Chris Williams didn't play the back nine during his practice round for the 110th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Golf Championship, but his birdies on Nos. 11 and 18 pushed him to a 4-under 68 Monday at Tetherow.
Williams, from Moscow, Idaho, tied the competitive course record. Two Oregon State golfers followed closely, however, in Nick Sherwood and Matt Rawitzer, who each shot 69.
Oregon's Andrew Vijarro, a Bend native, is tied for fifth with a 1-under 71.
Other players with local ties after the first round include Oregon State's Alex Moore (73), former South Eugene High golfer Bobby Monaco (74), Duck Robbie Ziegler (74), McKenzie and OSU golfer Casey King (77), Eugene's Billy Anderson (79) and Duck golfer Jack Pennington (84).
The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying followed by a cut to the low 64 players who will advance to single elimination match play.
Ferrenburg's layup saves WVBA Black in Los Angeles
North Eugene's Ellen Ferrenburg hit a layup with three seconds left to lift the WVBA Selects Black team to a 50-49 pool-play victory over the San Diego Sol Elite in a girls basketball tournament in Los Angeles on Monday.
Ferrenburg finished with 10 points, and Marist's Hanna Mack added 10.
In the second game, Ferrenburg scored 19 pointsin a 56-51 victory over the La Habra (Calif.) Highlanders.
Also in Los Angeles, the WVBA Selects White team opened their tournament with a 67-36 victory over the San Diego Sol Heat. Marist's Sami Pitts led the way with 16 points, and South Eugene's Kyrsha Witherspoon added 10.
In Seattle, the WVBA Selects Silver squad remained unbeaten in the MidSummer Nights Madness tournament, advancing to today's semifinals with a 56-27 victory over the Premier Elite Black of Vancouver, Wash.
Sheldon's Hannah Rodrigues had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Churchill's Niki Duncan had 14 points.
Oregon's Rovello wins Nike Tennis Championships
PORTLAND - Oregon men's tennis player Alex Rovello didn't lose a set in his six straight victories en route to the open singles title at the 113th Nike Tennis Championships in Beaverton last weekend.
Rovello, a Portland native who played No. 1 singles for Oregon this year as a true freshman, beat former Husky Daniel Chu 6-2, 7-6 in the semifinal before beating another ex-UW player, Andy Gerst 6-4, 6-4 for the title.
Rovello was the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Northwest Region Freshman of the Year in the spring after a singles record of 18-15.
Linnenkohl, Sawatzky earn Pac-12 medals
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Beaver athletes Alex Linnenkohl and Jill Sawatzky won Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medals on Monday, given to each school's top male and female student-athletes who exhibit achievement in athletics and leadership.
Linnenkohl started 38 straight games at center for Oregon State football, and was an all-Pac-10 selection.
Sawatzky was an outside hitter for Beaver volleyball but also was the 2010 Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and is a three-time Pac-10 all-Academic first team selection.
Ex-Beavers assistant gets top job at Bakersfield
CORVALLIS - Former Oregon State assistant softball coach Crissy Buck has been named the head softball coach at Cal State Bakersfield after nine seasons helping as the Beavers' first assistant.
Off the field, she served as recruiting coordinator and academic liaison.
"I am personally so excited for Crissy to finally have a chance to be a head coach," Oregon State softball coach Kirk Walker said in a release.