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McMinnville s Brad Hessel (10) breaks a tackle on his way to the sideline in Friday s McMinnville Jamboree at Wortman Stadium.

Grizzlies show flashes of brilliance in jamboree; defense must improve

Three teams converged on McMinnville High School’s football stadium to join Mac in a preseason jamboree. Bend, St. Helens and Tualatin all sent their JV and varsity squads to play scrimmages against ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Sheridan s Joey Daniel tackles Willamina s Chandler Allen during the last drive. Allen would later score the winning TD, on the last play of the game.

Willamina goes 2-1 in jamboree; beats Sheridan on last play TD

Willamina went 2-1 at the opening jamboree on its home field and coach Dan Oswald said, We started out a little shaky, but the last two games we played with emotion, and that really pleases me.” Willamina ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Amity QB Jake Deboff (11) takes off on a run. Blocking for him are Damian Stewart (20), Vincent Ruiz (64), Sean Vincent (51) and Ezra Pacheco (50)

Jamboree a two-edged sword for Sheridan Warriors

For Sheridan High School’s Warrior football team, the Friday night jamboree was a two-edged sword. Sheridan lost two of the scrimmages and head coach Steve Westmoreland said that his defense is something ...

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Core members of the McMinnville HIgh School football team gather around the school mascot. They are (l-r) Brad Hessel (10), Cedric Agcaoili-Ostrom (24), Tyler Sitton (4), Cooper Bousquet (54), , Wyatt Smith (12), and Odin Thorson (9).

Grizzly greatness! With talent, heart Mac looks for play-off spot

“There are a number of metrics by which you can judge our team, but we want to be competing for a
play-off berth every year and I believe that these guys have the ability to do so this year. That is our overall goal – to be in the play-offs.”

– Ryan McIrvin

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From left, Yamhill Carlton football captains Colton Saddoris, Hunter Horne and Braden Frost, pictured at Laughlin Field in Yamhill on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Tigers look to up competitive spirit, improve offense, increase wins

There are three common changes a football program makes to turn the team around: the head coach, the offense, and the quarterback. Watch any football team, pro or otherwise, and notice when losses ...

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Linfield All-Conference offensive guard Stephen Nnabue  gets a surprise squirt of cold water from a teammate on a hot practice afternoon.

Banged-up Wildcats scrimmage in Hermiston against College of Idaho

With all due respect to Hermiston, Oregon, it is not exactly a location one might consider for a vacation – but it’s where the Linfield Wildcat football team headed early Thursday morning ...

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Adriana Mendoza and Samantha Barker pose during practice.

‘Once in lifetime experience, all year round’ for Barker, Mendoza

"Rugby is a once-in-a-lifetime experience all year round.” Samantha Barker couldn’t describe the sport any other way. The recent Mac High graduate has learned to eat, breathe and sleep rugby ...

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Thirteen-year-old Jose Torres volleys a ball to a partner during a skills dril held as part of SNACK’s soccer program on Monday, Aug. 22 at Joe Dancer Park.

Soccer meetup is SNACK friendly

Julio Flores barks out instructions during drills. He cheers during end-of-practice sprints. Then, when the session is over, he calmly packs up his nets, cones and other equipment. No, this isn’t ...

Sports Briefs_August 26

Boys, girls rugby sign-ups Aug. 30 High school boys’ and girls’ rugby registration is now open for the Fall Seven’s season. First practices will be Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Sept. ...

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Mason Smark chases Bryson Smith in the JR1 LO206 class at the Gold Cup race at the Mac Track on Sunday. Mason finished second to Smith by .172 seconds but earned enough points to win the series championship.

McMinnville’s Smark, Reece take 2nd, 4th in Gold Cup

McMinville’s Mason Smark never really found a sport he liked; one he could bring his full passion to. He tried both soccer and baseball, but there was no fire. However, when he sits in his ...

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Taylor Sitton shows his pass-catching skill as he pulls down a dart from QB Wyatt Smith. The duo will see their first test Friday at Wortman Stadium in the jamboree.

Grizzlies knock the rust off their game

“As is usually the case, there is some good and some not so good based on what we saw at the scrimmage.”

– Ryan McIrvin, head coach

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A dancing Wildcat of the Linfield line goes through pre-season agility drill.Pictured is sophomore offensive guard Aaron Kokubun.

Wildcats take a trip to Hermiston for pre-season scrimmage test

It is road trip time for the Linfield Wildcat football team as the ‘Cats will pack up Thursday morning bright and early and head to Hermiston, Oregon where they will scrimmage against NAIA College ...

Kid’s day at the ‘Cat Dome Aug. 24

Yamhill county kids in first through eighth grade will have the opportunity to run through basic football drills with the Linfield team and then have dinner with one of the team members on Wednesday, Aug. ...

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McMinnville’s Gage Gubrud was 16 of 17 and passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s scrimmage.

Mac's Gage Gubrud is lights out in EWU scrimmage; takes lead in QB competition

Former McMinnville High School QB Gage Gubrud lit up the scoreboard and the stat sheet Saturday during an inter-squad scrimmage of the Eastern Washington University football team at at Roos Field in Cheney, ...

FINDING MY WAY: America’s athletes show rest of world ‘We are great!’

The Olympics could not have come at a better time for this country. Our nation is suffering through a period of economic, political and racial divisions. The call to choose one side or the other appears ...

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