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Grizzly senior quarterback Sam DuPuis is expected to take his game to the next level and lead McMinnville to a winning season.

All eyes on DuPuis

Only a few weeks from the start of his final season, McMinnville senior quarterback Sam DuPuis exudes confidence. Maintaining perspective, DuPuis appears ready to lead the Grizzlies against competitive ...

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Amity football players (l-r) West Streeter, Brian Hatch and Tyler Parr fly through an agility drill during Tuesday’s training camp. All three players are crucial to the flow of the Warrior offense.

Bigger, stronger, faster

AMITY – For the Amity Warriors’ football program, continuity remains crucial. Here’s a brief rundown of the various statistical leaders returning to the Amity gridiron this season: ...

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Will Tester, winner of the eight-cylinder class at the Demo Derby, gets ready to make a pass at another driver while two smoking hulks of cars are out of action.

Scraping metal: Will Tester conquers Demo Derby

Will Tester waited two decades for his first Demolition Derby victory. Fittingly, it finally arrived Saturday evening in his McMinnville hometown at the Yamhill County Fair. “It feels freaking ...

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Sheridan relies heavily on running back Josh Rogers, pictured in a game against Dayton last season. Rogers rushed for over 1,000 yards last year, despite numerous injuries. He appears stronger and faster this season.

Sheridan football team increases expectations, looks for 2A success

SHERIDAN – Forget about the Spartans’ 2017 football success. Erase the memory of last season’s winning record. Ignore the personal accomplishments of elite running back Josh Rogers ...

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Hubba Hagerty, still aboard his mount, Turn Down, holds on for all he’s worth. He managed to stay aboard the bull for a qualifying ride with a score of 79 (out of 100 points). He scored 83 points on a second ride.

Eight seconds: Hubba Hagerty triumphs at Bullmania

Hubba Hagerty lives eight seconds at a time. The 20-year-old bull rider from Spokane Valley delighted local rodeo fans Wednesday evening at the Yamhill County Fair. Competing in Bullmania, Hagerty ...

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Valley Ram Odin Thorson stiff arms an Eastside defender on a breakaway attempt during Saturday’s state championships.

Undermanned Rams secure 2nd

PORTLAND – Second place in state? Absolutely impressive for the shorthanded Valley Rams boys’ rugby squad. Saturday, Valley defeated Eastside Mammoths 24-12 in their opening match, ...

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Zac Blake demonstrating his crossover dribble at Lytle Gymnasium on the Multnomah University campus.

Journey - Basketball gives Zac Blake new life

PORTLAND – Zac Blake’s arduous and unusual basketball journey is far from over. Currently a freshman guard for Multnomah University, Blake dribbled the scenic route on his path to ...

Heart of Competition: My final issue as Sports Editor, please welcome Logan Brandon

As The Bard so eloquently put it, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” This is my final issue as sports editor of the News-Register. I’m sliding into a position previously filled ...

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McMinnville’s JBO Junior American team greets Mitchell Taylor after his three-run homer against Gladstone in a 21-5 win in the state tourney. Mac eventually finished second in state.

Welcome to the JBO Show! Grizzly Junior Americans snag state runner-up

OREGON CITY – As the Jerry Reed lyrics go, “When you’re hot, you’re hot and when you’re not you’re not.” McMinnville’s Junior American team ran ...

Mac Senior Federal JBO squad hosts state tourney in weekend play

McMinnville’s Senior Federal JBO baseball team hosts the state tournament Thursday through Sunday, entering the tournament as the number four seed. Head coach Matt Saltmarsh said though his team ...

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Sam and Molly Beyer challenge each other to improve each 
round of golf.

Twin expectations: Beyer twins challenge themselves to improve every round of golf

It is hyperbole, of course, but consider the great expectations riding the shoulders of twins Sam and Molly Beyer, entering their first year of high school this fall. Like their sister, Emma, they’re ...

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McMinnville’s Gabe Blanco fires a pitch against Sherwood in Friday’s quarterfinal matchup in Lebanon. McMinnville went on to earn second place in state.

2ND IN STATE: Foster Junior Nationals fall in title game, 8-7

LEBANON – McMinnville’s Junior National baseball team proudly completed a dream season for head coach Luke Foster. Competing in the state tournament at Bob Smith Park in Lebanon last ...

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Dayton’s Mason Perez eyes the Lebanon pitcher during 
Dayton’s game Friday.

3RD IN STATE: Dayton Midget team shows big-league heart in state tourney

HILLSBORO – Dayton’s Junior Baseball Organization Midget team threw everything in its arsenal at opponents at the state tournament at Moobery Elementary Field over the weekend, but ...

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McMinville catcher Kevin Sullivan receives the relay throw from the outfield too late to make the tag on a Lake Oswego base runner in the fifth inning. Hyder Dental dropped its league contest to Lake Oswego, 7-5, Wednesday evening.

ON THE EDGE: Mac drops league contests, faces must-win game Monday

Pressure mounts for the McMinnville Hyder Dental OIBA squad. With two prime opportunities erased this week, losses to Grant and Lake Oswego, McMinnville’s hopes of state tournament qualification ...

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Brantley Seehawer is mobbed by Hyder Dental players after his game-winning hit against Sprague Saturday.

MY OH MY: Team play propels Hyder Dental to tourney title

What a weekend for McMinnville’s Hyder Dental baseball team. The locals swept away the competition, winning all four tournament games at Linfield’s Roy Helser Field. They took home ...

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