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A rider in the barrel-racing event loses her hat as she makes the final turn home.

Hats off! to the All-Girls Rodeo

To say Saturday’s first All-Girls Rodeo was a success might be somewhat of an understatement. More than 70 girls and women showed up Saturday morning to compete in the five events staged ...

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Members of the medal-winning team, from the left, Logan Mendonca, Koda Spencer, Edith Lopez, Ruben Lopez, Kathryn Newhouse, Baylee Spencer, Hannah Newhouse, and Mackenzine Mendonca.

Mendonca dojo strikes gold at nationals

There’s gold in that thar dojo – gold medals to be precise. Mendonca AMA brought home 11 national champions from the recently concluded USA National Karate Foundation National championships ...

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McMinnville Swim Club freestyler Garrett Sutton demonstrates his winning stroke at the McMinnville Aquatic Center last week.

Now he’s a BELIEVER! Sutton crashes California pool party, nets title, record

CLOVIS – Murilo Martins, McMinnville Swim Team head coach, had a vision a year ago when Garrett Sutton finished in the middle of the pack in the “C” finals of the 50-meter freestyle ...

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Cody Ford shows his winning form during Bullmania competition at the Yamhill County Fair Wednesday.

Bullmania: Ford Strong

Improbable as it might seem, Cody Ford grew up wanting to work as a professional bull rider. Ford, originally from Hermiston, walked away with a $4800 payday Wednesday in Bullmania, the opening ...

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Bullmania is the opening rodeo event of the 2017 Yamhill County Fair. The fair opens at 10 a.m. August 2. The bull-riding contest begins at 6:15 p.m. The NPRA Rodeo will go Thursday and Friday followed by the destruction derby Saturday,

Bullmania opens fair rodeo events Wednesday

Bullmania is the opening rodeo event of the 2017 Yamhill County Fair. The fair opens at 10 a.m. August 2. The bull-riding contest begins at 6:15 p.m. The NPRA Rodeo will go Thursday and Friday followed ...

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Bare back and saddle bronc Oregon champion Cooper Cano, pictured at FitzGerald Farms outside Yamhill.

Super Cooper! Y-C’s Cano top cowboy; Oregon bronc riding champ seeks NFR titles

YAMHILL – When only three years old, Cooper Cano noticed his first bucking bull. At that moment, the spark of toddler interest changed his entire immediate future. “That was it for ...

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Caleb Primbs (16) receives fist bumps from his teammates during introductions to the state tournament held at Bob Smith Memorial Park in Lebanon.

JBO Federals 2nd at state tourney

LEBANON – McMinnville’s 12U baseball team, competing in the Junior Federal Championship Tournament held last Thursday-Sunday at Bob Smith Memorial Park in Lebanon, battled through a ...

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Howard Morris is his now retired number 43 jersey.

Linfield Hall of Famer Howard Morris, 81, succumbs

A member of the Linfield College football team that started the Wildcat 61-year winning streak, Howard Morris, 81, succumbed at 4:22 p.m. today in Klamath Falls where he lived. In 1999, he was in the ...

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McMinnville Grizzly alum and Kelowna Falcons pitcher Kade Mechals delivers a pitch in the Falcons’ 14-7 victory over the Corvallis Knights Wednesday night at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.

Mechals’ D1 dream ALIVE! Mechals flashes D1 talent in Kelowna win

CORVALLIS – Kade Mechals dream of playing division one baseball still shines as brightly as his blue eyes. Wednesday night, pitching for the Kelowna (British Columbia) Falcons against the ...

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Jesse Kroeker slides home with the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning against McNary Sunday. Hyder Dental couldn’t find a hit to get the winning run home, and finished fourth in the tournament on a coin flip.

In its own tourney: Mac takes fourth on flip of coin

While focusing on preparations for the Oregon Independent Baseball Association’s (OIBA) state tournament, Todd Peterson and his Hyder Dental charges consider every play an opportunity for ...

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Garry Killgore, with Memorial Stadium in the background, officially became Linfield Athletic Director July 1. In this third segment of an interview, he speaks of the reasons he decided to take the athletic director’s position and his vision for the future of athletics at Linfield.

Part three: Garry Killgore: Serving a greater good!

This is the third and final installation of the News-Register’s interview with newly appointed Linfield Athletic Director Garry Killgore. The first two segments were found in the June 30 and July ...

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Hallie Woods slides into third base, as the Canby throw goes awry during play at the USA state championship.

Ladder climbing, one rung at a time! Grizzly 10U softball team splits at state

They call it climbing the ladder, which means developing softball skills so team members become ready to progress to the next level of competition. McMinnville’s 10 and Under (10U) girls’ softball ...

Emily De Young, The N-R s Girls  Track Athlete of the Year

Emily DeYoung earns Track Athlete of the Year

The rusty brown spot where Emily DeYoung’s neck meets her shoulders proves a dead giveaway she’s been at the pit practicing the shot put. It is the place she rests the 4kg steel ball ...

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Hurdling toward a legacy

DAYTON – Track and the McLoud family are intertwined. As a result, Dayton junior hurdler Owen McLoud entered the sport with lofty expectations. His father and brothers achieved tremendous ...

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