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Dayton s Ani Heidt is the News-Register s softball Athlete of the Year.

Composure, trust, inspiration lead Heidt to softball AoY

DAYTON – Ani Heidt’s secret for softball success entails remaining composed, trusting her defense, inspiring younger teammates and winning the last game. Heidt, the News-Register’s softball ...

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Randy Rutschman in his playing days for the Wildcats.

With Linfield roots, DI CWS teams give fans rooting choices

So, who you gonna root for this weekend? You might be of the opinion Oregon State is the only team to suuport as the NCAA DI College World Series kicks off in Omaha. And what’s not to like about ...

Hyder Dental drops Sherwood, 3-1, behind Crawford’s 11 Ks

In an “anything-you-can-do, I-can-do-better” scenario, Colton Crawford struck out 11 Sherwood batters Tuesday, topping the 10 Martin Lopez-Garcia had against Reynolds last weekend. Hyder Dental ...

Girls’ basketball summer camp registration opens

McMinnville’s Girls’ Basketball Program will be running their annual basketball camp June 19th through June 22nd.  Placing emphasis on fundamentals, instruction in individual and team ...

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Jacob Peterson rolling in a preliminary heat. He finished second when a pinion gear went out at the start of the final race.

Here’s mud in yer eye! ‘Most interesting’ people race at Sheridan Mud Drags

SHERIDAN – You meet the most interesting people at the Mud Drags. Saturday, the usual suspects showed up to the bog, along with a ringer or two from around the Northwest. Sheridan football ...

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Casey Henderson leans into a pitch during McMinnville’s second game against Reynolds. Mac won the first game, but Henderson took the loss in the second game, 5-4.

Hyder Dental splits with Reynolds, wins 2-0, loses, 5-4

McMinnville’s Oregon Independent Baseball Assocation (OIBA) team had Reynolds right where they wanted them Saturday afternoon on their home diamond. Trailing by 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth frame, ...

Pirates lead local All-WVL baseball honors

While no local Class 3A baseball teams qualified for the state playoffs, athletes from Amity, Dayton, Sheridan and Willamina were well-represented on the all-West Valley League lists. The 14-ranked Pirates ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, June 8 KP No. 7: Les Miller LP No. 9: Mike Henderson LD No.8: Charlie Morris LD No. 8: Jack Miller Low Gross No. 1: Blake Williams 43 LG No. 2: Gene Anderson ...

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Michael Abeyta displays the trophy he won for capturing the 160-pound weight class title at the Reno World’s tournament in April.

Abeyta’s adversity leads to national win

Fittingly, the trophy Michael Abeyta won at the Reno World wrestling tournament depicts a bald eagle grasping planet Earth. The design symbolises the journey Abeyta now undertakes. He’ll ...

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First baseman Zach Johnson flips the ball to Martin Lopez-Garcia, 21, for an out in the Hyder Dental Grizzlies’ OIBA game against Beaverton Wednesday. The hustle play by Lopez-Garcia seemed to energize the Mac team.

Hyder Dental opens the season 4-0, tops Beaverton, 6-4

BEAVERTON – Take note: the Hyder Dental Oregon Independent Baseball Association (OIBA) team comprised mainly of members of the high school varsity squad, in no way resembles the same team from earlier ...

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Matt West delivers instructions to his team during a recent summer league contest.

Matt West takes the helm for Dayton’s girls’ basketball team

DAYTON – Dayton’s new head girls’ basketball coach Matt West says his main goal is bringing a sense of energy and fun, but also an aura of familiarity to his new position. West replaces ...

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Malina Ray, a first team all-state selection, shows off her hitting in the Class 3A title game.

Heidt PoY, Umbenhower CoY lead all-state selections; Pirates place eight on all-WVL list

Dayton’s Class 3A Pitcher of the Year Ani Heidt and Coach of the Year Rob Umbenhower led the local all-state and all-West Valley League softball honors. The championship-winning Pirates headlined ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League   Thursday Summer Seniors May 31   TEAM SCORES   High game scratch: Joker’s Wild, 580. High series scratch: Joker’s Wild, 1588.   MEN High ...

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Emily Elliott holds up the state championship trophy as Dayton teammates gather around to celebrate their 3-2 win over Rainier.

GRIT WINS IT! Elliott’s sac fly earns Pirates state title over Rainier, 3-2

CORVALLIS — With Rainier (19-6, 8-1 Lewis & Clark) holding a 2-0 lead through the first four innings and ghosts from two previous state title losses lurking in their heads, it would have ...

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Mason Smark, leading a pack of racers at a race in McMinnville earlier this year.

Mason Smark strikes gold in Medford

MEDFORD -- Mason Smark finished fourth and first in the Gold Cup Series in Medford over the Memorial Day Weekend. His younger brother Bryce was ninth on Saturday and 10th on Sunday. The Gold Cup ...

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