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Poised for a Breakout Fight

Former Jefferson footballer looks to make it big in the boxing ring.

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Diversity in Golf for 70 Years

Portland Leisure Hour Golf Club, a non-profit organization that has brought diversity to the game of golf since the 1940s ...

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‘Shine’ Brings Home a Trophy

Portland’s Inner City Shine, a semi-pro 8-man football team, won a national championship over the weekend in Las Vegas. The ...

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The Struggle of Black Athletes in Oregon

Portlander Herman L. Brame is taking on sports history in his new book, The Long Ebony Line: The First 100 ...

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Sharing Memories with Freeman Williams

A recent screening of "Inner City of Champions" took place on the Portland State University campus and allowed Viking fans, ...

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New Fields and Tracks

A 10-year community-wide effort to provide every Portland high school with a new track and a synthetic turf field took ...

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Teams Collide at Joyce Washington Classic

The Portland Observer held its 14th annual Joyce Washington Classic’ basketball tournament this past Saturday, and as-per-usual the talent showed ...

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Kidz On Da Track

Longtime BMX coach is looking to push appeal of sport to more inner-city youth and kids of color in general ...

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Jefferson Wins Back-to-Back Titles!

The Jefferson Democrats are once again sitting on the throne, as state champions. The 5A boys team was able to ...

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PCC Men's Basketball Win First Title

Portland Community College's basketball squad has earned their first title in school history after defeating Pierce College in a 92-86 ...

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Elevating Portland

What’s that flying in the air? Well, it very well could be you, momentarily denying the laws of gravity, if ...

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Portland Boxer Thad Spencer Dies at age 70

Thad Spencer, one of the heralded boxers from Portland’s former Knott Street boxing gym, died Dec, 13 2013, at the ...

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Basketball Standouts Pick Schools

Two local student athletes who have played together since the second grade decided to sign their “National Letter of Intent” ...

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Hall of Fame Honors

Late Portland Observer Publisher and beloved community member Charles ‘Chuck’ Washington has been inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) ...

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Washington NFL Team Should Change Name

" Last week, as Dallas and Washington revived their annual NFL football rivalry, they also found themselves in the middle ...

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