Despite Riley’s key catch, PSU unable to deliver against FBS foe on gridiron, plus news from elsewhere on this Sunday

Good Sunday morning.

The college football season kicked off yesterday, and a local player factored into his team’s efforts despite a loss.

Portland State gave Brigham Young all it could handle for awhile, but the NCAA Division I FBS Cougars pulled away late to hand the Division I FCS Vikings the 20-6 loss in a nationally-televised contest in Provo, UT.

Senior Trent Riley, he of North Bend and a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, caught just one pass for Portland State for eight yards, but that one pass catch proved critical – it converted a fourth down on what turned out to be the lone Viking scoring drive, that ended with a touchdown just before halftime.

PSU is 0-1 and meets Oregon State next week, in another nationally-televised contest.

Other news now on this Sunday:

Concordia-NE 3, Sterling (KS) men 2: Concordia outshot the visiting Sterling side 31-4 in the one-goal win in Seward, NE in the Sterling season opener. Defender Colton Oord, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, started and worked the full 90 minutes for SC, with no stats of note reported.

Trinity Western 1, Concordia-PDX women 0: The Cavs fell at home in Portland to the visiting squad from Canada in an exhibition; Karlie Hurley, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS alum, saw 53 minutes of action up front for Concordia in the contest, with no stats of note reported.

Northwest U. def. Carroll-MT 23-25, 29-27, 25-19, 25-23: The Eagles rebounded from a slow start to beat the Saints at the Big Sky Challenge tournament in Butte, MT, aided by 24 assists, six digs, three kills and an ace from freshman Courteney Carr, a June graduate from Mount Si HS who is from Snoqualmie.

Howard def. Santa Clara 25-21, 25-17, 19-25, 28-26: The Broncos fell at the DC Volleyball Challenge in the nation’s capital to co-tourney host Howard despite eight kills and a dig from North Bend’s Anna McCreadie, a redshirt sophomore and 2015 Mount Si HS grad. She did not play for SC in their five-set win over Georgetown earlier in the day yesterday.

Rocky Mountain def. Northwest U. 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-18: Carr had just two assists for NWU in their loss last night to finish out the weekend event in Big Sky Country. NWU is now 6-2 on the season after the loss to the Frontier Conference squad.

Kelly extends lead at Boeing Classic: PGA Tour Champions pro Jerry Kelly extended his lead at the Boeing Classic yesterday, firing a 66 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course in Snoqualmie to take a three-shot lead into today’s final round. Kelly, who fired a 65 in the opening round Friday, is ahead of fellow pros Billy Mayfair and Jerry Smith. Also lurking near the top of the leaderboard is Bernhard Langer, who has had tremendous success at this tournament in past years, so he will be one to watch today.

Action is underway now, with the lead group featuring Kelly going out at noon from the first tee. The grouping featuring Seattle’s Fred Couples, who also carded a 66 yesterday and is several shots back of the lead, will head out at 10:54 this morning.

The Golf Channel will have live coverage of the final stretch today beginning at 3:00 p.m., with the channel available on all local cable and satellite providers.

Buhner in action: Fall City’s Gunnar Buhner saw action for the Philadelphia Phillies rookies again yesterday. The 2013 MSHS grad went 0-1 for Philadelphia in their 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays rookies in a Gulf Coast League “rookie”-class minor league game in Clearwater, FL. Buhner is in his first pro season after signing with the Phillies following his graduation from Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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