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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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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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