Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville High School swim coaches Jason Hafner and Murilo Martins go over the game plan with members of the girls team, moments before the start of a race at the 2020 state
championships.

Coaching Conversations: Jason Hafner teaches the value of hard word, dedication

Over 20 district titles. A dozen combined individual and relay state championships. Since 1999, Jason Hafner has proven himself one of McMinnville High School’s most accomplished head coaches. ...

Dayton opens head football position, former coach Todd Shirley asked to re-apply

Dayton High School has begun searching for a new head football coach. Last year’s head coach, Todd Shirley, was told by the Dayton administration they were opening the position, and he was welcome ...

Thorns play to 1-all draw

AP Sports HERRIMAN, Utah — Sam Staab’s header in the 77th minute pulled the Washington Spirit into a 1-1 draw with the Portland Thorns on Sunday night in the National Women’s Soccer ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Wednesday, July 1 KP No. 7: Bob Reno LD No. 8: Blake Williams LD No. 8: Charlie Morris Low Gross No. 1: Harry Hamilton 43 LG No. 1: Blake Williams 43 LG No. 1: Lynn ...

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Junior Rodeo athlete Cooper Cano readies himself for an event at the State Finals at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville, June 8-11.

Fires, broken bones and COVID-19: Local rodeo family finds a way

Life on the rodeo tour is always demanding. Families face rigorous schedules, physical wear and expensive travel and boarding – all daunting challenges of their favorite sport and pastime. The ...

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McMinnville High School alum and Whitman College cross country runner Whitney Rich races to the finish line during the Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships held last November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rich helps bring distance track program to Whitman

McMinnville High School alum Whitney Rich achieved an impressive volume of success during her running career at Whitman College. During her senior season, she earned both the Northwest Conference Runner ...

Mac Aquatic Center set to reopen

Local swimmers rejoice: The McMinnville Aquatic Center is reopening Monday, July 6. With a modified swim schedule, including lap swimming and water walking, swimmers will once again be able exercise at ...

MLB stars want Landis name off MVP plaques

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award. The other name engraved on the trophy: Kenesaw Mountain Landis. “Why ...

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, June 26 KP No. 3: Gayle Miller KP No. 7: Les Miller LP No. 9: Lynn Foster LD No. 8: Bob Larson LD No. 8: Les Toth Low Gross No. 1: George Cabrera 43 LG No. ...

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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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