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Megan Sandmann rides past her cheering mother, Margaret Murphy and her sister, Shannon Murphy, near the intersection of Webfoot and Palmer Creek Road during her 112-mile bike ride as part of Saturday’s personal challenge Ironman race.

Megan Sandmann completes triathlon in Dayton

DAYTON – When tackling an obstacle as formidable as the Ironman Triathlon, athletes often arrive equipped with a hefty dose of motivation. As she trained for last Saturday’s personal ...

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game schedule, opens July 23 or 24

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to move ahead amid ...

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Grand Canyon University and McMinnville High School alum Kade Mechals was recently drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Heading to the South Side

With the 112th pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, the Chicago White Sox select . . . . . . Kade Mechals! After his tremendous journey led him through McMinnville High School and three ...

Oregonians urge governor to allow sports in Phase 2 reopening plans

The reopening of prep and youth sports continues gaining steam in Oregon. With Phase Two guidelines established for Yamhill County, local commissioners Casey Kulla and Mary Starrett agreed to send a letter ...

Senior Golf Club resumes play at Bayou

The McMinnville Senior Men’s Golf Club is inviting new members (55 or older) to join their ranks for the club season, which runs until October. The group aims to encourage active participation in ...

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Kade Mechals pitches for Grand Canyon University, where he earned All-America status as a senior. The Mac alum also was named Male Athlete of the Year for the Antelopes.

Mac High alum Kade Mechals drafted by White Sox

McMinnville High School alum Kade Mechals, who pitched for the Grizzlies in 2016, was selected Thursday night by the Chicago White Sox in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft. Picked 112th ...

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2020 Baseball Athletes of the Year

The News-Register is honoring every senior track and field competitor from Amity, Dayton, McMinnville, Sheridan, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton high schools as its Athletes of the Year. Here are the senior ...

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The “One Moore” storage container on the east side of Linfield College’s campus reminds local residents and students of Parker Moore’s legacy at the Division III school.

Parker Moore’s legacy inspires current and past football players

Parker Moore’s spirit of leadership endures at Linfield College. The former football player was murdered during a late-night trip to 7-Eleven nearly six years ago, but his legacy at the McMinnville ...

Portland Trail Blazers founder, former GM Harry Glickman dies at 96

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Harry Glickman, founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise’s only NBA title-winning team in 1977, died Wednesday. He was 96. The team ...

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2020 Track and Field Athletes of the Year

The News-Register is honoring every senior track and field competitor from Amity, Dayton, McMinnville, Sheridan, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton high schools as its Athletes of the Year. Here are the senior ...

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Linfield quarterback Wyatt Smith throws a touchdown pass during the Wildcats’ 2019 season. Smith, a junior, was recently selected for the Ad Rutschman Award, given to the top small college student-athlete in Oregon.

Smith named Ad Rutschman Award winner

Wyatt Smith joined an impressive list of former Wildcat football players Friday during the 68th annual Oregon Sports Awards. The junior quarterback and son of head coach, Joseph Smith, was named ...

Title IX complaint filed against Mac School District

An official complaint for unlawful retaliation in reporting a Title IX violation has been filed against the McMinnville School District, McMinnville High School athletic director Ryan McIrvin and principal Amy Fast over the hiring of cross country head coach Drew Wasmund and the treatment of former girls’ cross country coach Ty Rollins.

 

Gaining perspective in a time without athletics

How easy it is to lose track of what really matters during these days of self-confinement. We are fortunate here in Yamhill County COVID-19 hasn’t struck as virulently as in other sectors ...

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, another ...

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The McMinnville Aquatic Center, seen here, has been without swimmers since March due to the state’s coronavirus regulations.

Mac swim coach urges state to reopen pools

Local swimmers feel left out. Phase One of Oregon’s reopening of the economy included restaurants and bars, personal services, gyms and malls. And yet, public swimming pools didn’t ...

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