The heart of competition: Home! I have returned to sports in the Yamhill Valley

Although Thomas Wolfe elegantly wrote, “You can’t go home again,” I have returned. Home to McMinnville and home to the sports editor’s desk at the News-Register. Like many ...

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Zoom! - Kart racing in Mac this weekend

McMinnville’s Mason Smark takes practice laps around the kart track at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds Wednesday in preparation for his race Sunday, July 24. Qualifying begins at 11 a.m. with racing ...

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Max Saltmarsh lays down a bunt in the McMinnville Junior Federal Grizzlies’ JBO State Tournament game against West Albany on Thursday, July 21, at J. Clyde Hopkins Elementary School in Sherwood. McMinnville won its first round game against West Albany 11-1, and will play in the second round Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the same venue.

Grizzly JBO crunch West Albany in first round, 11-1

SHERWOOD - In a clash of number one seeds, McMinnville will meet Clackamas in the second round of the 12 and under Junior Baseball Organization state tournament on Friday at 6:30 pm after its decisive ...

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McMinnville’s Michael Abeyta has set his sights on a state wrestling title -- and that will mean plenty of time lifiting weights and working out.

Michael Abeyta’s busy ‘summer camp’ adventure

Named outstanding wrestler of Western regional tourney

NBA moving All-Star Game

By BRIAN MAHONEY Of The Associated Press The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, ...

Sports Briefs: July 22

SYL Foundation holds soccer camp The See Ya Later Foundation will be holding its SYL soccer camp for children in grades 1-5 July 22-23 at Joe Dancer Park, 1450 S.E. Brooks St., McMinnville. Cost of participation ...

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McMinnville graduate and Oregon State alum Kraig Sitton has spent much of the 2016 season with the Class-AAA Tacoma Rainiers, an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Sitton signed with the Mariners as a free agent this off season.

Closer to home

McMinnville’s Sitton is back in the Pacific Northwest after signing with Mariners

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Second baseman Declan Wark tosses the ball to first baseman Braden Woods for the final out of the Junior Federal Grizzlies’ win over Glencoe in the Oregon Junior Baseball District Tournament on Friday, July 15, at Peter Boscow Elementary School in Hillsboro.

Mac JBO teams advance to state

McMinnville’s Junior Federal (12 and under) Grizzly baseball team earned a trip to the state championships where the top eight teams will play beginning Thursday at Hopkins Elementary Field in Sherwood. The ...

Oswald to coach Willamina football

With Willamina football coming off three consecutive 1-8 seasons, Athletic Director Jerry Buczynski has been searching for a new head coach to lead the program. A few candidates were considered for ...

Croatia stuns U.S. in Davis Cup matches in Portland

By NICK DASCHEL Of the AP PORTLAND – The odds stacked against his underdog side, Croatian captain Zeljko Krajan was brimming with confidence Sunday morning before the reverse singles matches in ...

World anti-doping body wants Russia banned from Rio

By EDDIE PELLS Of the AP Russian government officials engineered the drug-fueled corruption of nearly 30 Olympic sports, an investigator found, prompting the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for a ban ...

Community Sports: July 19

Locals take 17 gold medals in Newberg Special Olympics State Games; Sports in Brief, Pin Points, Golf Scores

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Orrin Ouska, left, and Katie Sauers, pictured with Sauers’ horse, Oscar, outside Yamhill on Tuesday, July 12. The pair will compete in  the National High School Rodeo Finals beginning next week; Sauers in cow-reining, Ouska in bareback riding.

Off to the rodeo!

Y-C graduates Ouska, Sauers, set to compete in national finals next week

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Hyder Dental head coach Jordan Harlow departs the field after helping a pitcher warm up during the Grizzlies’ game against Canby at Roy Helser Field on Sunday, July 10. Wednesday’s double header against West Linn marked Harlow’s final games in charge of the McMinnville baseball program.

Grizzlies lose in Harlow’s farewell

WEST LINN – McMinnville head baseball coach Jordan Harlow’s three seasons at the helm are officially over after Wednesday night’s doubleheader against West Linn. Harlow’s ...

Mac, Amity track athletes headed to U.S. nationals

Five athletes from Amity Track Club and four athletes from McMinnville Track have qualified for national track and field championships after competing in the Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships held ...

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