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McMinnville girls’ soccer players include (l-r) Savina Fetch, Gretchen Sorenson, Delaney Kizer, Anna Glawe and Emme Angevine. The group expects to lead the Grizzlies’ senior-heavy attack and defense this season.

Mac enters season with aggressive approach

Expect head coach Anna Heuberger’s squad to hit the field with renewed intensity when the McMinnville girls’ soccer team opens its 2019 season September 3 against Southridge, Last ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s Felicia Robbins makes a play at the net during the Tigers’ 3-1 victory over Dayton last season. Robbins, a junior, returns as Y-C’s middle blocker this year.

Y-C volleyball replacing lost talent with cohesive, hard-working group

YAMHILL – Replacing nearly half of any varsity volleyball roster is no easy task; just ask Yamhill-Carlton head coach Quinn Takashima. Entering her fourth year, the Linfield alum must fill ...

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Senior linebacker Cody Dyche, pictured following an interception in the state playoff quarterfinals last season, returns to lead Amity’s run defense in 2019.

Underdog mentality

AMITY – Despite a state semifinal appearance in 2018, it make come as a surprise when members of the Amity football team refer to themselves as underdogs. Yet, that’s exactly what ...

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McMinnville football players (l-r) Max Egli, Deric Fox, Kerby Hartzell and Ras Felix pose on the new Grizzly home turf. The four are expected to lead the offense and defense of a young Mac team this season.

Grizzlies reload talent, aim for 4th straight playoff appearance

The winds of change have blown through the McMinnville football program. Over 20 seniors graduated from last year’s five-win, state-playoff squad, leaving head coach Ryan McIrvin and his ...

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Steve Simmons returns to coaching the Linfield Women’s soccer program this fall. Simmons, also assistant director of athletics and director of soccer, is an experienced head coach with talent in player development. He plans to energize the Wildcat soccer program and facilities, starting with resurfacing the field with turf in the spring.

Simmons eyes Linfield soccer improvements

Steve Simmons faces yet another new frontier in the soccer world. Considering his past success, including a head coaching stint with the Wildcats in the late ‘90s, Linfield believes it has ...

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From left, Ben Lilly, Colin Bushey and Garrett Sutton helped the McMinnville Swim Club to its best finish in years at the 11&Over summer state championship.

Makos have strong showing at summer championship

Colin Bushey led the way as the McMinnville Swim Club finished 11th out of 50-plus teams at the OSI 11 & Over Long Course Championships held July 25-28 at Mt. Hood Community College. MSC Makos ...

Lauren McGinty photo##Cooper Cano of Carlton competes in front of friends and family at a Junior Roughstock World Finals Tour event during the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo last week. Cano won bareback and saddle competitions in the Novice division, earning points toward the Junior World Finals in Las Vegas in December.

Cano wins on home dirt

Cooper Cano of Carlton took full advantage of having a Junior Roughstock World Finals Tour only a short drive from his hometown. Cano won both the bareback and saddle bronc competitions in the Novice ...

Submitted photo##The Corvallis Lady Knights celebrate their championship in Arizona two weeks ago. Local members of the team in the top row are Charlotte Terry (second from left), Maddix Bowdle (fourth from left) and Mackenzie Bekofsky (fifth from left).

Yamhill County trio help Lady Knights to 12u A national title

Maddix Bowdle and Mackenzie Bekofsky of McMinnville and Charlotte Terry of Dayton were part of a valley-wide softball squad that won USA Softball’s 12U A Western Nationals fastpitch championship ...

Submitted photo##Felicia Robbins celebrates her first sockeye salmon caught in the Situk River in Yakutat, Alaska, last month.

Y-C athlete adds Alaska fishing to sporting profile

Many of today’s rising high school athletes spend much of their summer months preparing for upcoming interscholastic sports competitions. That situation may yet apply to Yamhill-Carlton athlete and ...

Scharf, White hold line as West topples East

Two locals helped the West push around the East Saturday during the 67th Oregon Annual East-West Shrine All-Star Football game. Held in Baker City, the match showcases the best Senior players from the ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo##Linfield head coach Jackson Vaughn reviews his team’s performance after a series with PLU during the 2017 season.

The bigger picture

Jackson Vaughn learns to enjoys more than just wins

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McMinnville center fielder Braden Woods slides safely into home during the Grizzlies’ 3-1 win over Sandy in the state semifinals.

Mac Futures capture summer league title

GRESHAM – Optimism for the future of McMinnville baseball had a massive boost over the weekend. The Grizzlies’ Futures squad rode stingy pitching and timely hitting to a 2019 Kincaid Division ...

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Yamhill-Carlton head softball coach John Kuehnel, pictured during the Tigers’ state playoff game against Dayton last season, will manage his 23rd season next year.

Legacy of success

YAMHILL – John Kuehnel longs to bring a state championship to Yamhill-Carlton High School’s softball program. Plain and simple. For 22 years, Kuehnel has managed the Tigers’ ...

Grizzly football camps set for August

McMinnville High School is hosting a pair of football camps next month, both set for August 12-15. The Grizzlies’ Youth Camp is available for students in grades 3-8, while the High School ...

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McMinnville Futures catcher and first baseman Jacob Muck, seen in a game earlier this summer, recently stepped up as a pitcher. He earned the save in Saturday’s 6-4 victory over Columbia River.

Punching their tickets

Next stop: the state tournament. McMinnville’s Futures team, comprised of upcoming freshmen, sophomores and juniors, officially booked their tickets to the summer postseason with a pair of ...

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