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McMinnville head cross country coach Vic Downs embraces his sophomore athlete, Zane Fodge, following the 2017 OSAA 6A State Cross Country Championships.

Downs calls it a career

For over 31 years, Vic Downs impressed his passionate work ethic on the McMinnville track and field and cross country teams. The Lewiston High School and Linfield College graduate started his career with ...

Hyder Dental baseball team splits two contests

As Todd Peterson says, “Summer baseball is a balancing act.” The Hyder Dental and McMinnville baseball head coach invariably finds himself and his coaching staff shuffling multiple ...

Sports briefs

SNACK summer programs set The McMinnville SNACK Program plans both soccer and food education activities this summer. SNACK will set up at the McMinnville Farmers Markey June 20 through August ...

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McMinnville ace pitcher Caden Slaughter, pictured at Patton Middle School’s baseball field, was named the News-Register’s Athlete of the Year. Slaughter returned from a devastating leg injury to lead the Grizzlies’ rotation this season.

Slaughter lands AoY after comeback season

Even Caden Slaughter couldn’t predict his comeback season for the McMinnville baseball team. Sure, the Grizzly senior pitcher created goals for himself following a devastating lower leg break ...

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New Linfield head baseball coach Dan Spencer previously worked as an associate head coach in the Washington State program. He also served as the Cougars’ pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

Linfield names former WSU assistant Dan Spencer next baseball manager

After a three-year stretch serving as an associate head coach in Washington State University’s baseball program, Dan Spencer will fill the recently vacated manager position at Linfield College. ...

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Yamhill-Carlton center fielder Mikel Rivas makes an incredible catch during the Tigers’ tournament game against Scio March 29. Rivas was recently named a second-team all-league outfielder in the PacWest Conference.

Four Tigers earn all-conference

YAMHILL – Following a competitive finish to the PacWest Conference schedule, the Yamhill-Carlton baseball program finished sixth in the seven-team league, but only one game out of a state ...

Sports briefs

SNACK summer programs set The McMinnville SNACK Program plans both soccer and food education activities this summer. SNACK will set up at the McMinnville Farmers Markey June 20 through August 29 from ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Summer Senior Hobblers June 13 TEAM High game scratch: Swingers, 496. High series scratch: Swingers, 1404. MEN High game scratch: Patrick Tatom, 200; Hamish Densmore, ...

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McMinnville’s Athlete of the Year Payton Hudson demonstrates her pitching form at a recent photoshoot. Hudson led the Grizzlies with 13 wins and 132 strikeouts this season.

AoY Payton Hudson concludes career with special year

Two years ago, when McMinnville’s Payton Hudson, a sophomore at the time, was named the News-Register’s Athlete of the Year, the Grizzly pitcher and slugger credited her hitting coach, ...

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Yamhill’s Alexis Lowe peers out from her racing position in her homemade soapbox derby racing car.

Yamhill native wins derby championship

YAMHILL – When 12-year-old Alexis Lowe visited Yamhill Derby Days as a youngster, she was mesmerized by the soapbox races. Witnessing the homemade cars drive past her in the audience ignited ...

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McMinnville utility player, Kayden Sullivan, was recently named to the all-conference first team in her sophomore season.

Mac softball places six on all-league first team

McMinnville’s eighth-ranked Class 6A softball team, which reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs this season, recently earned six first-team nominations in the Pacific Conference. ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, May 31 KP No. 7: Dick Harris LP No. 9: Walter Koluch LD No. 8: Larry Chastain LD No. 8: George Cabrera Low Gross No. 1: Donnie Davis 43 LG No. 2: Bob Graham ...

Sports briefs

SNACK summer programs set The McMinnville SNACK Program plans both soccer and food education activities this summer. SNACK will set up at the McMinnville Farmers Markey June 20 through August ...

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Willamina track and field star David Hensley, pictured at the Bulldogs’ long jump pit, earned two state titles in his senior season. Hensley, seen with his earbuds in, was known for listening to music prior to his jumps. The habit helped him focus for the upcoming attempt.

Focused determination: State champ Hensley earns AoY

WILLAMINA – When Willamina’s David Hensley approaches the triple jump pit, he immediately stands out for several reasons. The Bulldog senior is always a picture of focus – talking ...

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Willamina head coach Dan Oswald recently resigned his coaching and teaching positions.

Oswald resigns coaching position

WILLAMINA – “I am forever grateful for my time at Willamina and will cherish the relationships I was able to make there.” With some parting words, Dan Oswald’s head football ...

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