“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

Local Sports

 
Pirates 'swing their swords' at jamboree

It wasn't a perfect night for the Dayton Pirates, but head coach Greg White called the night a success as his team prepares for the real start of the season next Thursday against Pleasant Hill on Dewey ...

 
Y-C Tigers learn lessons for the future at Dayton Jamboree

 

 

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
‘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 ...

 
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. ...

 
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 ...

 
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

 
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. ...

 
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 ...

Sports Briefs August 23

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. ...

Senior mens' golf

Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas, Wednesday, August 17 KP No. 14: Chas Nagely KP No. 17: Bill Reid LP No. 18: John Seibel LD No. 13: Deen Reeder Low Gross No. 1: Bud Calish 39 LG No. 1: Gary Lewers ...

 
Fun, work features of first week of Grizzly practices

McMinnville High School head football coach Ryan McIrvin, in the heat of the afternoon Wednesday, watched as his offense and defense went through a two-minute drill. In the middle of the offensive ...

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