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Barber outlasts fellow Aussie to win as HUGE line-up of events loom: Comm Games LIVE

Barber outlasts fellow Aussie to win as HUGE line-up of events loom: Comm Games LIVE

Australia took home a stunning nine gold medals on Saturday and there are plenty more chances to add to the tally on Day 10 of the Commonwealth Games. has you covered with live updates from all the key events, which you can follow below!

DAY 9 WRAP: Aussies claim nine gold in staggering Commonwealth Games blitz

MEDAL TALLY: Aussies’ gold rush after Poms turn up heat in Comm Games race


Australia was a whisker away of earning a podium finish in the women’s 4 x 100m women’s relay, but it sadly wasn’t to be.

Ella Connolly ran a blistering opening leg and the Aussies were in the lead at the halfway mark, but sadly fell away as Jamaica crept ahead on the final stretch thanks to a blistering leg from Elaine Thompson-Herah.

The race was won by Nigeria.


Despite throwing two personal bests, Mackenzie Little could not dethrone Kelsey-Lee Barber as she secured her first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Barber took the lead with her first throw of 63.52m, but Little quickly surged ahead and set a new personal best of 64.03m.

Little then extended the gap at the top even more with a throw of 64.27m as she smashed her personal best yet again.

But under enormous pressue, Barber pulled out a throw of 64.43m to oust Little and win the gold.


Callum Peters can count himself extremely unlucky as he lost the gold medal fight in the men’s middleweight to Scotland’s Sam Hickey.



Australia’s Declan Tingay led for most of the men’s 10km walk but was unfortunately pipped to the gold medal as Canada’s Evan Dunfee won the event.


Kaye Scott’s tilt at a gold medal has unfortunately ended at the hands of Wales’ Rosie Eccles.

Eccles outclassed Scott throughout the fight as both women showed they were willing to trade early in the first round.

But it was the Welsh star who got the better of the exchanges and forced the referee into a standing count for Scott with a minute left in the first round.

Scott survived and finished with flurries of punches, but was almost certainly behind on the judges’ scorecards.

The tough times continued into the second round, as Scott faced a standing count with two minutes to go before a third and final standing count arrived with 90 seconds remaining.

Despite the unfortunate ending, it is an improvement on Scott’s previous Commonwealth Games performance in which she won the bronze medal.


Georgia Baker has won Australia’s first gold medal of the day after taking out the women’s road race in the cycling.

It was a gruelling race that pushed the six-strong Australian contingent to the brink, but Baker finished first over the line in what was her third gold medal in Birmingham.

Baker is joined on the podium by fellow Aussie Sarah Roy, who came third.

Georgia Baker wins the gold medal. Picture: Channel 7
Georgia Baker wins the gold medal. Picture: Channel 7Source: Supplied


In his first Commonwealth Games, Lin Ma has secured a silver medal for Australia in the men’s table tennis singles Classes 8-10.

Ma sadly lost to Wales’ Joshua Stacey, who won by three sets to two.


Michelle Jenneke was unfortunately outclassed in the women’s 100m hurdles final, as Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan took home the gold medal.

Jenneke was right in the mix at the very start, but the heavy hitters eventually pulled away.



Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis has unfortunately been forced to withdraw from the men’s road race, joining Caleb Ewan on the sidelines.

An Aus Cycling statement read: “Rohan Dennis will take no further part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games following medical advice.

Dennis, who took gold in the Men’s Individual Time Trial on Thursday, woke up on Saturday morning in discomfort and was taken to a local hospital to undergo tests and observations.

As a precaution, Dennis was advised to withdraw from today’s road race, but remains comfortable and under observation.”

Australia’s six-man team for the event is now down to four, with Luke Durbridge, Luke Plapp, Miles Scotson and Sam Fox set to compete.

Australian Michelle Jenneke came fifth in the 100m hurdles final. Picture: Michael KleinSource: News Corp Australia


All eyes will no doubt be on Peter Bol, who is competing in the men’s 800m final at around 4.35am.

Jessica Hull is also a strong chance at a medal when she competes in the women’s 1500m final alongside fellow Australians Abbey Caldwell and Linden Hall.

Caldwell and Hall progressed to the final after finishing inside the top four of their race with times of 4:13.59 and 4:14.08 respectively while Hull had a time of 4:16.13.


Australia won a thriller in the opening pool game against India but will they be able to get past their fierce rivals when it matters most?

The two will face off for the gold medal in the T20 final, with that game scheduled for around 2am.

Hot favourites Australia toppled New Zealand by five wickets in their semi-final while India edged England by four runs in a thrilling contest.

Ash Gardner was the hero when these two sides met in the pool stages, striking an unbeaten 52 from 35 balls to help the gold medal favourites chase down a 155-run target.

Australia struggled early in that game, with Indian seamer Renuka Singh recording 4-18 in just four overs as the top-order fell apart before Gardner’s heroics saved the day.


It all comes down to this for our Aussie Diamonds, who will take on Jamaica in the gold medal match at 5.30am.

Australia gave up a six-goal lead in a stunning 57-55 loss to Jamaica in the pool stages, with international superstar Jhaniele Fowler starring in the upset win.

The West Coast Fever sensation scored 47 goals and backed it up with a perfect 54 from just as many attempts as a perfect shooting night saw Jamaica take down the Silver Ferns in the semis.

Australia booked its spot in the final with a 60-51 win over England in a spiteful game in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gretel Bueta was the standout in that victory, with 43 goals at 98 per cent accuracy.

Gretel Bueta in action. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


And as if the cricket and netball finals were not enough, the Hockeyroos will also be in action against England in the women’s gold medal match.

That final is scheduled for midnight, with Australia booking its spot in the decider after defeating New Zealand and India.


There are two chances for Australia to claim gold in beach volleyball, with the first final at 1am as Paul Burnett and Chris McHugh take on Canada.

Later in the early hours of the morning, attention will turn towards the women’s doubles final. Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy took home silver for Australia at Tokyo and will be looking to make it gold at Birmingham when they face defending champions Canada at 6am.


Four men will be representing Australia in the men’s road race at 9:30pm.


Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville will be looking to progress through to the gold medal match when they play England in the women’s doubles semi-final.

Meanwhile, Yangzi Liu will be going for bronze in the women’s singles table tennis at 8.05pm before Finn Luu and Nicholas Lum do the same in the men’s doubles event at 10.05pm.

Gronya Somerville of Team Australia celebrates winning a point. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


14-year-old starlet Charli Petrov and veteran Melissa Wu took gold in the women’s 10m synchronised dive and there are more opportunities for medals on Sunday.

All eyes will be on Brittany O’Brien, Maddison Keeney and Georgia Sheehan as they compete for a medal in the women’s 3m springboard prelims at 8.44pm.

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Men’s track wins five events at Oregon Relays | Wisconsin Badgers

Men's track wins five events at Oregon Relays | Wisconsin Badgers

EUGENE, Oregon — The Wisconsin men’s track and field team wrapped up their weekend of competition at the ORegon Relays and Invitational on Saturday. The Badgers won six events at the Oregon Relays

Four Badgers win events

Junior Lawrence Johnson was the only double-event winner for the Badgers, claiming the 100-metr dash on Friday in 10.52 seconds while winning the 200 meters on Saturday in apersonal best time of 21.02. Johnson was also a member of the second-place 4×100-meter relay and second-place 4×400-meter relay. He teamed with Elliott Harris, Davis Wenthe and Colin Enz to win the shorter relay in 41.50 while Johnson, Wenthe, Enz and Robbie Hatch crossed the line in 3:12.54.

Enz won the open 400 meters in 47.41 while Wenthe and Hatch finished first and second, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles. Wenthe finished in 52.65 while Hatch crossed in 53.47.

Grad student Olin Hacker had an impressive outdoor season opener, winning the invitational 5,000 meters in 13:19.34. His meet record time was a personal best by more than 17 seconds and moves him up to fourth on the UW outdoor performance list. Hacker is now ranked second in the Big Ten this season, just two seconds behind Michigan State’s Morgan Beadlescomb.

In the field events, redshirt freshman Jason Swarens won the discus with a throw of 160-feet, 6 inches.

Dominating 5,000 meters

In addition to Hacker winning the invitational 5,000 meters, five other Badgers ran personal bests in the race. Sophomore Bob Liking finished sixth in 13:37.24, an improvement of nearly 30 seconds and ranking him fourth in the Big Ten this season.

Senior Charlie Wheeler improved his personal best time by 14 seconds to finish seventh in 13:43.42, which ranks fifth in the conference. Sophomore Evan Bishop crossed the line in 13:45.58 for ninth place, an improvement of 10 seconds and ranking him sixth in the Big Ten. Sophomore Rowen Ellenberg and senior Seth Hirsch finished 10th and 11th, respectively. Ellenberg improved his personal best by eight seconds to 13:46.37 while Hirsch crossed in

Hassan, Spencer run impressive races

Sophomore Abdullahi Hassan was the top collegian in the invitational 800 meters, finishing second in 1:47.66. His time was just .15 seconds off his personal best, ranking him No. 2 in the Big Ten this season.

Freshman Adam Spencer improved his personal best in the 1,500 meters by nearly nine seconds, finishing third in 3:37.40. His time ranks him No. 2 in the Big Ten this season and No. 4 all time at Wisconsin.

Field event standouts

Cole Hooper led the Badgers in the field events, finishing third in the hammer throw at 205-5. His throw was a personal best by more than three feets and continues to rank sixth at UW. Grad transfer Sam Coil finished fourth in the hammer at 198-10 while Dan Ufearo (191-1) and Swarens (178-9) placed fifth and sixth, respectively.

Junior Andrew Stone finished second in the shot put with a toss of 59-3 1/2 while Swarens was third at 57-1 1/2.


Connor Barfknecht finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 47-6 ½.

Indiana Invitational

Redshirt junior Ansel Fellman opened his outdoor season, running a personal best of 3:46.67 in the 1,500 meters to finish 12th.
David Vannucchi opened his outdoor season in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing seventh in a personal best time of 9:16.33. Kavanaugh FitzPatrick finished 12th with a time of 9:28.31

Oregon Relays Results

100 meters
1. Lawrence Johnson – 10.52

200 meters

1. Lawrence Johnson – 21.02

6. Elliott Harris – 22.18

400 meters

1. Colin Enz – 47.41

4. Elliott Harris – 49.68

Invitational 800 meters

2. Abdullahi Hassan – 1:47.66

7. Adam Spencer 1:50.21

Invitational 1500 meters

3. Adam Spencer – 3:37.40  

10. Jack Meijer – 3:43.99

Invitational 5000 meters

1. Olin Hacker – 13:19.34

6. Bob Liking – 13:37.24

7. Charlie Wheeler – 13:43.42

9. Evan Bishop – 13:45.58

10. Rowen Ellenberg – 13:46.37

11. Seth Hirsch – 13:57.50

400-meter hurdles

1. Davis Wenthe – 52.65

2. Robbie Hatch – 53.47

4×100-meter relay

2. Wisconsin (Johnson, Harris, Wenthe, Enz) – 41.50

4×400-meter relay

2. Wisconsin (Wenthe, Hatch, Enz, Johnson) – 3:12.54

Triple jump

2. Connor Barfknecht – 47-6 1/2

Shot put

2. Andrew Stone 59-3 1/2

3. Jason Swarens – 57-1 1/2

5. Sam Coil – 50-4


1. Jason Swarens – 160-6

2. Andrew Stone – 159-5


3. Cole Hooper – 205-5

4. Sam Coil – 198-10

5. Dan Ufearo – 191-1

6. Jason Swarens – 178-9

Indiana Invitational

1500 meters
12. Ansel Fellman – 3:46.67

3000-meter steeplechase

7. David Vannucchi – 9:16.33

12. Kavanaugh FitzPatrick – 9:28.31

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Five Wins in Five Events at Titan Invite – University of Oregon Athletics

Five Wins in Five Events at Titan Invite - University of Oregon Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. – In a field-focused day at the Titan Invitational, the Oregon track and field team collected five wins Saturday at the meet hosted by Lane CC. The Ducks’ winner circle included Ellie Akough, Travis Brewster Jr., Harrison Canfield, Mason Strunk and Jaida Ross.
In a familiar ending to last weekend’s Hayward Premiere, Ross and teammate Mine De Klerk finished 1-2 in the discus, respectively. Continuing the similarity to the UO home opener, Ross posted her best mark of the day in the first round with a toss of 51.42m/168-8 to out-distance the field. The Ducks had three in the top four with De Klerk (48.62m) in second and Ellie Akough (40.59m) in fourth.
Brewster needed a legal effort in the third round to continue Saturday after fouls on his first two throws of the day. On his fourth attempt, he got the discus out to 47.04m/154-4 to strengthen his hold on first place. The result represents the first win of his Oregon career.
The Ducks posted another 1-2 finish in the pole vault with Canfield and J Kai Yamafuji in the pole vault. Canfield, a native of Lake Oswego, established a new lifetime best with a 4.95m/16-2.75 clearance. With the win in hand, he took three unsuccessful attempts at 5.05 meters. Yamafuji was second with a final clearance of 4.81m/15-9.25, a new season’s best.
Oregon rounded out its set of wins with Akough and Strunk in the hammer. Akough recorded a season-best measure of 51.39m/168-7 in the third round. The mark is just off her overall PR of 51.68 meters, a toss produced last season while competing unattached. For Strunk (60.18m/197-5), any one of his three legal marks were good enough for the win.
Up next, the Ducks will look to add to their season résumé at the Bryan Clay Invitational (multis) and Mt. SAC Relays in California. The team is back at Hayward Field on April 22-23 for the Oregon Relays.
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Saturday Results
Pole Vault
1. Harrison Canfield – 4.95m/16-2-75 (PR)
2. J Kai Yamafuji – 4.81m/15-9.25
1. Travis Brewster Jr. – 47.04m/154-4
1. Mason Strunk – 60.18m/197-5
1. Jaida Ross – 51.42m/168-8
2. Mine De Klerk – 48.62m/159-6
4. Ellie Akough – 40.59m/133-2
1. Ellie Akough – 51.39m/168-7
3. Ashley Hodulik – 48.51m/159-2
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Heather Cox Richardson, Mary Karr, Reyna Grande, more: 16 Oregon literary events

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Broadway Books holds a two-day fundraiser for three organizations assisting in Ukraine: CARE, Mercy Corps and HIAS. The store will donate 20% of in-store and online sales April 9-10. Store hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 11, 1714 N.E. Broadway, Portland. Website:

Third Street Books holds a one-day fundraiser for Juliette’s House, a child abuse intervention center. The store will donate 15% of sales. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9, 320 N.E. Third St., McMinnville.

Waucoma Bookstore is participating in a one-day fundraiser for World Central Kitchen, an international aid organization working to feed refugees within Ukraine and at key border crossings in Poland. The store will donate profits from used books, “blind date with a book” and mystery bags. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9, 212 Oak St., Hood River.

Authors Debbie Hall and Pamela R. Anderson-Bartholet present poetry for children. 2 p.m. April 9, via The Poetry Box. Join here.

Author Sana Balagamwala discusses her new book, “House Number 12 Block Number 3,” with Portland author Karen Karbo. 2 p.m. April 9, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Portland author Aron Nels Steinke celebrates the release of “Mr. Wolf’s Class: Snow Day,” the latest title in his graphic novel series about an elementary school classroom. Noon April 9, Books With Pictures, 1401 S.E. Division St., Portland. This is an outdoor event with masks required that may move indoors.

Oregon poet Mimi German reads from her new collection, “Beneath the Gravel Weight of Stars.” 1 p.m. April 10, Revolutions Bookshop, 8713 N. Lombard St., Portland. Masks requested.

Philanthropist Maggie Doyne discusses her memoir, “Between the Mountain and the Sky: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss, Healing, and Hope,” with Portland author Cheryl Strayed. 7 p.m. April 11, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Oregon author Carrie Tillotson presents her debut picture book, “Counting to Bananas.” 11 a.m. April 12, via Green Bean Books. Watch here. Also 5 p.m. April 12, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Nurse and author Theresa Brown discusses her new book, “Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient,” with historian Gabriel Winant. 5 p.m. April 12, via Powell’s Books. Register here.

Author Suzanne Roberts discusses her new essay collection, “Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties,” with Oregon author Chelsea Biondolillo. 7 p.m. April 12, Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland.

Historian Heather Cox Richardson, author of “How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America,” appears as part of the Oregon Historical Society’s 2022 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series. 7 p.m. April 12, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Tickets start at $36,

Poet and memoirist Mary Karr gives Oregon State University’s 2022 Provost’s Lecture. 6 p.m. April 13. Register here.

Oregon poets AE Hines, Chrys Tobey and Justin Rigamonti present a reading. 6:30 p.m. April 13, Rose City Book Pub, 1329 N.E. Fremont St., Portland.

Oregon poets Linda Ferguson and Mimi German read from their collections, Ferguson’s “Of the Forest” and German’s “Beneath the Gravel Weight of Stars.” 7 p.m. April 14, via Annie Bloom’s Books. Register here.

Author Reyna Grande, who is Mexican American, appears as part of the Beaverton City Library’s Who We Are: Exploring Racial Justice & Identity series. Her books include the new novel “A Ballad of Love and Glory.” 7 p.m. April 14, Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton.; Twitter: @ORAmyW

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Events: Symphony orchestra in Hillsboro, improv in Beaverton

COURTESY PHOTO: NORDIC NORTHWEST - Beaverton-area nonprofit Nordic Northwest is hosting an exhibit on the history of Swedish-style cabins in the Pacific Northwest.

Westside venues host musicals, dance troupes, singer-songwriters and more, from March 31 on.

COURTESY PHOTO: NORDIC NORTHWEST - Beaverton-area nonprofit Nordic Northwest is hosting an exhibit on the history of Swedish-style cabins in the Pacific Northwest.


GLOBAL WARNING — A group exhibit curated by Chehalem Cultural Center arts director Carissa Burkett features work addressing our global ecological concerns, displayed through Friday, April 1. Featured artists include Tyler Brumfield, Cynthia Camlin, Ann Chadwick Reid, Noelle Evans, Aron Johnston, Christina Kemp, Sheryl LeBlanc, Molly Magai, Natalie Niblack and KaitLynn Spain. Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

CREATIVE BRILLIANCE — Bonnie Burbidge, Elizabeth Higgins, Alice Hill, Jaymee Martin, Lynee Phelps, Justin Rueff, and Victoria Shaw share their artistic talents in this exhibit through April 22. All of the artists are educators at the Walters, and their work gives a glimpse into their class offerings. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

MARCH/APRIL ARTIST RECEPTION — The Valley Art Gallery is displaying the work of local artists Andrea O’Reilly, Carol Schallberger, Dave Weber and Maureen Zoebelein in March and April. Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main St. in Forest Grove.

SPRING AWARD SHOW — Village Gallery of Arts exhibits award-winning artwork through May 1. Mixed-media artist Kerry Schroeder is this year’s juror, while artist Laura Hopper’s “big and bold painting” will be showcased. Village Gallery of Arts, 1060 N.W. Saltzman Road in Cedar Mill.

CELILO – NEVER SILENCED — The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts hosts “Celilo — Never Silenced,” featuring the work of Indigenous artists Don Bailey, Rick Bartow, Joe Cantrell, Jonnel Covault, Ed Edmo, Joe Fedderson, Analee Fuentes, Sean Gallagher, Lillian Pitt, Pah-tu Pitt, Richard Rowland, Sara Siestreem, Gail Tremblay, and Richard York, through June 5. Artwork depicts and explores the history of Wyam (Celilo Falls), a sacred ground, gathering place and important fishery for generations destroyed by the construction of The Dalles Dam in 1957. The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

SWEDISH CABINS — Cultural nonprofit organization Nordic Northwest presents the exhibit “Swedish Cabins: The Legacy of Henry Steiner and Fogelbo,” on display through June 5. Nordia House, 8800 S.W. Oleson Road in Garden Home.

FIRE & ICE — Form, technique and subject are contrasted in this exhibit from April 5 through May 20. Presented are ceramic works by East Creek Art, depicting flame and ash, and photographs by Don Jacobsen, showing ice formations along the Columbia River Gorge and thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 150 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Glenn & Viola Walters Performing Arts Center on April 8.


CHRIS COUCH — The frontman and chief songwriter of World’s Finest brings his original music to the Garage Door for a free live show from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 1. Ages 21 and over. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

J.T. WISE DUO — Rock, blues and Americana performers play live at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 2. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

JACOB WESTFALL — Indie singer-songwriter Jacob Westfall returns to the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Music fans may recognize him from appearances on “American Idol” and “The Voice.” This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

HILLSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — In an evening of world-renowned classical music, well-known popular arrangements, and locally composed original pieces, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra presents three of its ensembles: Jazz & the Harpist, a brass quintet, and a woodwind quintet. Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show, at All proceeds go to support the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra. The Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro.

EDGE — Classic and Southern rock collide with this show from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Garage Door. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA SUBA TRIO — Cuban piano virtuoso Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita perform featuring percussionist Gustavo Ovalles at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 10. Tickets from $30 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

GABRIEL KAHANE — Oregon Symphony presents the world premiere of Gabriel Kahane’s new song cycle, “Magnificent Bird,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. At once intimate and ambitious, Kahane’s latest work toggles between personal loss and a series of public crises that continue to roil the nation. Tickets from $35 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

JACK MCMAHON — Featuring country blues and acoustic roots, singer-songwriter Jack McMahon performs from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 15. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

OREGON SYMPHONY — George Frideric Handel’s “Water Music” becomes a foil for five contemporary works that draw inspiration from water as the Oregon Symphony performs “Be as Water” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15. Along with selections from Handel, music by Andy Akiho, Timo Andres, Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Nico Muhly and Gabriella Smith will be featured. Tickets from $35 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

PAUL MAUER — Now a solo act, acoustic indie-rocker Paul Mauer performs at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 16. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

COLIN MELOY — Indie folk-rock ensemble The Decemberists’ frontman and songwriter appears for a solo show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Tickets from $45 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

DAKHABRAKHA — Its name meaning “give/take” in Ukrainian, this quartet from Kyiv, the capital city of war-torn Ukraine, performs an eclectic but undeniably Ukrainian blend of folk, punk and pop music in two 7:30 p.m. shows Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18. Tickets from $25 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

THE AMERICAN REFRAIN — A celebration of jazz, this hour-long show from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, with narration walks the audience through the tenets of the genre and how it has shaped community, culture and music. There is no charge for admission, but seats must be reserved at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

ACOUSTIC MINDS — Identical twin sisters Jenni and Amanda Price perform their soul-tronic dance-pop at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 22. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

THE BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO — Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and accordionist Ben Rosenblum leads a trio of performers in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22. Tickets from $25 at Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. in Newberg.

SONNY HESS — Local blues legend Sonny Hess performs fiery rhythm and blues at the Garage Door from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 23. This is a free, all-ages show. McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave. in Forest Grove.

JOHN SCOFIELD — Triple Grammy-winning jazz guitarist John Scofield performs a show featuring Vicente Archer, Jon Cowherd and Josh Dion at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Tickets from $29.50 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

LISA LYNNE & ARYEH FRANKFURTER — Hear Celtic harps, rare instruments and wondrous stories from performers Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, April 24. This is a free performance most suitable for adults, held in a comfortable library hearth space. Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.

SPRING ACCORDION CELEBRATION — Andy Mirkovich is the featured performer at the first accordion celebration in Forest Grove since October 2019, set to take place from 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Amateur and professional accordionists alike will entertain the audience. Tickets $5 at the door. Forest Grove Senior/Community Center, 2037 Douglas St. in Forest Grove.

TAMBUCO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE — The four-time Grammy nominees showcase the limitless colors, voices, and expressive capabilities of percussion instruments, from the melodic strains of four marimbas to the rhythmic sounds of tapping stones, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Tickets from $35.50 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

COURTESY PHOTO: PATRICIA RESER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Nassim, a partially improvisational play featuring a new actor each night, has two upcoming performances at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts on April 8-9.

Theater & Dance

ORIGINS — White Bird presents “Origins,” a hip-hop dance performance by Versa-Style Dance Company, opening 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1. The show follows the evolution of hip-hop dance from its roots in communities of color. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday before closing with a 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, matinee. Tickets from $19 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

NASSIM — The Reser presents “Nassim,” an innovative play that explores the power of language and friendship, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9. The play features a different actor every night: Josie Seid on April 8 and Troy Metcalf on April 9. Tickets from $25 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

LEADING LADIES — Lakewood Theatre Co. presents “Leading Ladies,” a comedy written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Stephanie Mulligan, through Sunday, April 10. The play, in which two struggling Shakespearean actors scheme to inherit a stranger’s wealth, is described as “Some Like It Hot” meets “Twelfth Night.” Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, plus a special showing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test are required for all audience members age 12 and older. Tickets from $25 at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St. in Lake Oswego.

DON’T HUG ME — Broadway Rose Theatre Co. presents “Don’t Hug Me,” a Minnesota musical comedy directed and choreographed by Dan Murphy, beginning Thursday, April 14. The production is described as “Fargo” meets “The Music Man,” without the blood or the trombones. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, except on Easter Sunday, through May 8. Tickets from $5 at Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 S.W. Grant Ave. in Tigard.

SEA SICK — The Reser presents the Theatre Center’s “Sea Sick,” written and performed by Alanna Mitchell and directed by Franco Boni with Ravi Jain, with two showings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. An award-winning Canadian journalist and author, Mitchell explores the deep topics of climate change and the changing state of the global ocean, but not without her own wit and hope for the future. Tickets $35 at Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 S.W. Crescent St. in Beaverton.

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Beavers win 10 of 11 events, take first at Willamette meet – Oregon State University Athletics

Beavers win 10 of 11 events, take first at Willamette meet - Oregon State University Athletics

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon State women’s track and field team posted three all-time top-10 marks on Saturday at the Willamette Invitational at the Charles Bowles Track at McCulloch Stadium in Bush’s Pasture Park.

The Beavers also captured the team title with 166 points, outdistancing second-place Western Oregon (151), third-place Lane Community College (117) and six other teams. It was OSU’s second meet championship at Willamette this season; they also claimed the Willamette Opener on March 5.

“It was a low-key meet for us, we only competed a handful of our athletes, but they competed well,” OSU coach Louie Quintana said. “For a small meet, it was good to see the women execute.”


Junior Taylor Weidinger and sophomore Adael Scatena were double-winners. Weidinger claimed the 200 (25.98) and 400 (58.90); Scatena won the 100 hurdles (14.64) and 400 hurdles (1:02.50). Scatena’s clocking in the 100 hurdles was just .01seconds off the No. 10 all-time mark in OSU history.


“Adael had a nice day in the hurdles,” Quintana said. “She got some easy wins, but it was nice to see her in the 400 hurdles. That’s an event that takes some reps to get the energy system right, but she is going to really be good in that event.”


Redshirt freshman Markayla Billings won the hammer with a mark of 174-10, the No. 6 all-time OSU mark and a 13-foot improvement from her previous best of 161-4, set at the Pacific Northwest Invitational in Corvallis on March 19.


Freshman Lara Denbow won the high jump by clearing 5-8, the No. 9 all-time mark. And sophomore Ella Knott took second in the javelin at 149-1, the No. 7 mark. Her former best was 142-2, also set on March 19 at OSU.


“Finally, we really excelled in the throws,” Quintana said. “Ella Knott was awesome throwing in the 45-meter range for the javelin and Markayla (Billings) and Keely (redshirt senior Keely McLaughlin) both threw 53 and 51 meters respectively in the hammer.”


McLaughlin took first in the discus (144-9); sophomore Delaney Bahn won the long jump (18-6.50); sophomore Abby Buckley claimed the 100 (12.40) and redshirt sophomore Paige Sefried took first in the 800 (2:18.81).


Overall, the Beavers entered 11 events and took first place in 10 of them.


Up next

The Beavers head to Eugene on Friday, April 1, for the Hayward Premiere Meet at Hayward Field. The distance runners will compete at the Northwest Distance Jamboree at Lane Community College on Saturday, April 2.

“We are looking forward to Eugene next Friday and Saturday and a nice training block for the next three weeks before we hit the road to Long Beach in mid-April,” Quintana said.

Willamette Invitational Results

Salem, Ore. | March 26

Team scores: Oregon State 166, Western Oregon 151, Lane CC 117, Bushnell 47, Willamette 24, Mt. Hood CC 23, SW Oregon CC 12, Umpqua CC 8, Oregon Running Club 3.

Field events

Long Jump: 1. Delaney Bahn, 18-6.50. 3. Chelsea Howard, 17-8.25. 5. Madison Lyon, 16-8.75.

Discus: 1. Keely McLaughlin, 144-9. 2. Jordan Spradlin, 138-0.

Javelin: 2. Ella Knott, 149-1. 3. Jazlyn Romero, 144-9.


High Jump: 1. Lara Denbow, 5-8. 2. Emma Nelson, 5-6. 4. Savannah Reilly, 5-0.25.


Hammer: 1. Markayla Billings, 174-10. 2. Keely McLaughlin, 168-9.


Track events


100 Meters: 1. Abby Buckley, 12.40. 5. Chelsea Howard, 12.50.


200 Meters: 1. Taylor Weidinger, 25.98. 9. Chelsie Emmerson, 27.20.


400 Meters: 1. Taylor Weidinger, 58.90. 6. Jade Newton, 1:03.64.


800 Meters: 1. Paige Sefried, 2:18.81. 3. Sydney van der Zee, 2:25.59.


100 Hurdles: 1. Adael Scatena, 14.64.


400 Hurdles: 1. Adael Scatena, 1:02.50.




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Hurley, Sorah Pace Wolves On Final Day Of Adams/Klein Combined Events – Western Oregon University Athletics

Hurley, Sorah Pace Wolves On Final Day Of Adams/Klein Combined Events - Western Oregon University Athletics

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Jenelle Hurley and Brennen Sorah each had solid second days of the Adams/Klein Combined Events on Friday to lead the Western Oregon University men’s and women’s track and field teams. Hurley remained in eighth, while Sorah moved up one spot to place seventh.

Hurley finished with 4,480 points to place eighth in the heptathlon. Sorah totaled 5,560 points to come in seventh in the decathlon. Amity Deters moved into the top-10 in program history in the heptathlon with her 4,332 points to place ninth on Friday. Macy Clemens also competed in the heptathlon posting 3,795 points to come in 17th. JJ Walker was only able to compete in one event on Friday and posted a result in three of the events during the meet.

Hurley and Deters came out strong to start day two in the long jump with Hurley placing fifth and Deters in sixth. Hurley hit a distance of 17-1.75 for 623 points and Deters was right behind at 17-0.25 for 612 points. Clemens placed 14th in the event to come away with 519 points. Next up was the javelin and Hurley came away with a strong throw to place third hitting a mark of 114-2.25 and 568 points for a new PR. Deters hit a distance of 91-10.75 to come in 11th and earn 439 points. Clemens placed 18th to tally 347 points. To close out the heptathlon, Hurley led the Wolves in the 800 coming in seventh with a time of 2:28.99 and 706 points. Deters crossed in 15th with a time of 2:35.28 and 628 points. Clemens was just a few spots back in 17th crossing with a time of 2:36.36 to earn 615 points.

Deters posted multiple PR’s throughout the event including in the 200, 800, 100 hurdles, long jump, shot put, and javelin.

The 110 hurdles started the day in the decathlon with Sorah coming in with a top-five finish crossing at 15.65 to place fourth and earn 773 points. Walker led the Wolves in the discus coming in seventh hitting a distance of 101-4.75 to earn 482 points. Sorah was a few places back in 11th to earn 386 points. Sorah tied for seventh in the pole vault reaching a height of 11-5.75 to collect 482 points. He almost added another top-five results in the javelin hitting a mark of 133-8.25 to come in sixth and earn 453 points. To close the decathlon, Sorah competed in the 1,500 and crossed in 11th to earn 556 points.

With the combined events meet completed, the rest of the WOU track and field teams will compete tomorrow (Saturday) in Salem at the Willamette Invitational.


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Deters, Sorah Lead Wolves After First Day Of Adams/Klein Combined Events – Western Oregon University Athletics

Deters, Sorah Lead Wolves After First Day Of Adams/Klein Combined Events - Western Oregon University Athletics

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. –Amity Deters and Brennen Sorah are off to strong starts at the Adams/Klein Combined Events following the first day on Thursday that took place on the campus of Westmont College in Santa Barbara.

Deters compiled 2,653 points over the first four points to sit in seventh. Sorah tallied 3,000 points over the first five events to sit in eighth. Jenelle Hurley is right behind Deters with 2,583 points to sit in eighth. Macy Clemens has 2,314 points through the first day and is in 14th place. JJ Walker was only able to compete in a few of the events on Thursday and finished the day with 730 points.

In the first event of the day in the women’s heptathlon, Hurley led the way for the Wolves coming in third with a time of 15.41 for 788 points in the 100 hurdles. Deters crossed in 10th with a time of 15.94 to collect 722 points. Clemens was right behind in 11th with a time of 15.99 to come away with 715 points. Deters tied for fifth in the high jump hitting a height of 5-2.75 for 736 points. Clemens tied for 11th hitting a height of 4-10.25 for 599 points. Hurley tied for 13th with a height of 4-9 to come away with 566 points. Hurley led the Wolves in the shot put hitting a distance of 29-9 to come in 14th with 469 points. Deters was just a few spots back in 17th hitting a mark of 29-3.75 for 460 points. Clemens came in 23rd to pick up 397 points. In the final event of the day, Hurley paced WOU coming in third in the 200-meter with a time of 26.43 to come away with 760 points. Deters was just a few spots back in sixth with a time of 26.72 for 735 points. Clemens rounded out the results crossing in 19th for 603 points.

In the men’s decathlon, Walker opened the first event strong in the 100-meter crossing in sixth with a time of 11.61 for 730 points. Sorah posted a time of 12.21 to come in 15th for 610 points. Sorah came back with a solid result in the long jump hitting a mark of 18-9 to come in eighth and earn 527 points. In the shot put, Sorah hit a distance of 35-5.75 to come in sixth and collect 535 points. Walker came in 12th to earn 419 points. Sorah tied for sixth in the high jump reaching a height of 5-10 to earn 610 points. Sorah then finished the first day competing in the 400-meter crossing with a time of 52.16 to earn 718 points.

Friday’s events will start at 11 a.m. for the decathlon and at noon for the heptathlon to concluded the combined events meet.


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Exhibitors prep for Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show; new events planned – KTVZ

Exhibitors prep for Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show; new events planned - KTVZ

Four-day show opens Thursday at Redmond Fairgrounds; tickets $12 for adults, $8 for military, $5 for children

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Sportsmen’s Show is back in Central Oregon, and O’Loughlin Trade Shows spokesperson Trey Carskadon is happy it’s here. 

“It’s our own Disneyland, if you will,” Carskadon said Wednesday. 

The four-day event takes place at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and features plenty of various outdoor exhibits to shop from, as well as RVs, boats and more.

Carskadon said there are classic exhibits and some new ones.

“Most notable are the outdoor cooking demonstrations that are going on all day every day of the show,” Carskadon said.  

He said award-winning barbecuers and grillers will be showing off their skills, and YouTube stars “Addicted Fishing” and “Born and Raised Outdoors “ will stop by as well.

“And really, the stars of this year’s show are the exhibitors and the exhibits,” after two years of COVID-19 issues, Carskadon said.

He said the entire arena will be filled with exhibits. 

“Last year when we showed, it was really difficult finding exhibitors that were willing to come out and do a show,” Carskadon said.  “This year we’ve had — I mean, everybody’s very excited to be here.”

Kevin Lahart, a territory manager for Leupold and Stevens Optics, said he enjoys meeting the people of Central Oregon. 

“It’s a great market out here for our products, and just talking to customers is the most fun,” Lahart said. 

Kristy Titus, a Central Oregonian herself and a digital host for Pursue The Wild, said she looks forward to the event every year. 

“Everybody loves coming to the Sportsmen’s Show. It’s the one big event in Central Oregon where outdoors men and women can come together,” Titus said. 

Oscar Williams or “Moosie,” is the owner of Pak Jak, a company that designed a backpacking jacket with a removable back piece, to help with sweating while backpacking.

“And this is a great outdoor area,” Williams said of Central Oregon. “It’s really good just to be out and about and talking with people, seeing people, shaking hands.”

Carskadon said the Sportsmen’s Show and Central Oregon are a perfect match. 

“This show fits this area so well,” Carskadon said. “They love to fish, they love to hunt, they love their outdoors. This is where they live, and it’s a big part of their lifestyle.”