Portland Tribune

Talented Crusaders focused on here and now

Henry (she’s committed to play next year at Long Beach State), Andersen (University of Portland), Sears (Westmont College) and sharpshooter Kory Oleson (Western Oregon) all singed with their respective college choices during the early signing period. Henry is one of the best posts in the state, a physical yet skilled player in the paint who blossomed at the state tournament last year. Andersen is a flashy, crowd-pleasing combo guard who can play point or run the wing with equal ability. Oleson can hit three-pointers from just about anywhere on the floor and can help Henry on the boards. There’s depth too, with the ultra athletic Wilhoite leading a bench brigade that includes Amyr Lowe, Josie Hookland and Brooke Elorriaga.http://portlandtribune.com/bvt/18-sports/287865-164676-talented-crusaders-focused-on-here-and-now

Concordia women have added pressure on them this season

Last season was the perfect storm for the Concordia University women’s soccer team. The side was dominant, caught a few breaks in the national tournament and finished the year 22-1-1, raising the NAIA championship trophy.  … Before that, though, comes a showdown Sept. 12 in Santa Barbara, Calif., with host Westmont College, the No. 2-ranked team that lost 1-0 to the Cavs in last year’s NAIA finals. more

‘You want to look at a piece of land?’: Serendipitous events paved way for trio to build Pumpkin Ridge

The WinCo Foods Portland Open, which returns PGA tournament golf to the Portland area for the first time in decades from Aug. 18-24, is not the first premier event to be staged at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. … The jewel of a course tucked into farm land by North Plains in Washington County just north of Highway 26 is the brainchild of original owners Marv French, Gay Davis and Barney Hyde, who had the foresight to purchase the 341-acre site on Dec. 18, 1987, for $570,000 — $1,668 an acre. … In September 1987, French — a Roseburg native and Westmont (Calif.) College grad who had a career in financial management and was CFO at Sunriver for five years in the early 1970s — received a call from Sunriver pro Verne Perry. more

COLLEGE SOCCER: Concordia wins NAIA title

Concordia University captured its first women’s soccer national title Saturday, using its stifling defense to defeat Westmont College 1-0 for the NAIA championship. more