Nelson making a name for himself as a sixth-man

Amity freshman Lance Nelson giving the Warriors a big boost playing alongside his brother, Kyle.

A conference win at home for the Grizzlies

The McMinnville boys basketbal team wins at home for the first time since Dec. 21, defeating Glencoe 52-37.

Preps Scoreboard January 22

FRIDAY, JAN. 18Regis 55, Western Mennonite 48The Pioneers (14-3, 5-2) had their two game win streak broken by the Rams (16-1, 7-0). Western Mennonite was led by Emma Gibb’s 24 points and 17 rebounds. ...

Getting the itch to do some coaching. Again.

On a recent Wednesday during the holidays, I had the opportunity to watch the Gold Beach High boys’ basketball team in a non-league match-up with Santiam Christian at Adair Village north of Corvallis. ...

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterAmity Lance Nelson makes a two-point shot to extend the Warriors  lead. Amity made the comeback but couldn t pull out the win, losing 62-50 at Dayton. The Pirates took control of second place in the West Valley League with the home win.

Pirates, Warriors renew old rivalry

Dayton pulls away from Amity, takes over second place in the league.

Local teams find success in Redmond at Classic

Willamina finishes third at the Oregon Classic, Mac loses in quarterfinals.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterAmity s Holly Worthington goes up under the basket to score Friday. Amity beat Dayton 49-34 and plays Willamina in a big WVL game at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Amity girls continue hot streak in WVL

The Amity girls basketball team prepares for a big test Tuesday at Willamina.

Grizzlies come away with two thrilling wins at Forest Grove

McMinnville sweeps Vikings, prepares for Glencoe today.

Mac swimming dominates Glencoe on the road

The Grizzlies boys swimming team remains undefeated, races Century at home Thursday.

Oregon football coach Chip Kelly heads to NFL with Philadelphia Eagles

NFL team confirms hire; university plans press conference this afternoon.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMcMinnville guard Nicole Long (24) is hugged by Audrey McMillan (33) at the end of McMinnville s 46-45 win Friday at home vs. Century. Long broke the tie with a free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining on the clock.

A Long shot gives Mac a victory

McMinnville's Nicole Long hits a free throw with 0.5 seconds left to give the Grizzlies the win.

Tragedy in South America hits close to home

News-Register sports columnist Jim Walker's, "Sports Fan" column.

Michael Lebowitz/Long Run PicturesRunners start the Inaugural  Mac Ass 50K  Saturday at Rainbow Lodge outside of McMinnville at Metsker Park.

Inaugural ultra-marathon run a success

Local ultra-runner Jeremy Hurl organized the race, raises close to $2,000 for the McMinnville cross country team.

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McMinnville basketball players Taylor Vicknair (left) and Matthew Long (right) harass a Tigard post player Tuesday in the Tigers  66-54 win. The teams were tied midway through the third quarter before Tigard pulled away.

Defense for Mac still taking shape

McMinnville boys basketball's tough defense helping, but Grizzlies still coming up short.

Y-C boys keep up hot play in January

Tigers start play in the Cowapa League with a win Tuesday vs. Banks.

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