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Willamina junior outside hitter Hallee Hughes reacts to her team winning a first-round playoff match against Harrisburg.

Becoming the best: Hughes instrumental to Willamina’s playoff run

WILLAMINA – Leading up to the 2021 fall volleyball season, Willamina junior Hallee Hughes wanted to make a change. She needed to become the best player on the court. The five-foot, 11-inch ...

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Linfield running back Connor McNabb fights through contact to score a touchdown against Saint John’s during Saturday’s Division III second round matchup, which the Wildcats won 31-28.

‘Cats end the Gagliardi curse, upset Johnnies, 31-28

Finally, the curse of John Gagliardi is broken. Since Linfield’s 1965 national championship contest against Saint John’s University, a 33-0 blowout loss, the Wildcats haven’t ...

Linfield football leads league with 22 all-conference selections

Linfield’s undefeated Northwest Conference football team hit a grand slam when the all-league results were released. The Wildcats swept the Player of the Year awards as well as garnering Coach of ...

Miramontes named 3A Soccer Coach of the Year

After leading the Dayton boys soccer team on a memorable run to the Class 3A/2A/1A state championship match, Jony Miramontes was named the All-State Coach of the Year. The Pirates finished the season with ...

T-Mobile and Linfield basketball team up for Saturday night promo

T-Mobile is teaming up with the Linfield basketball teams for a special promotion on Saturday night which includes free T-shirts for the first 400 fans in attendance. The Linfield men’s and women’s ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes            Mixed League – Week 10 Senior Citizens League NOV 23 TEAM High game scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 666. High series ...

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McMinnville’s lead cross country runner Kyle Spencer pushes toward the finish line of the Class 6A Pacific Conference Championships last month.

So close: Spencer’s incredible junior season 2nd best in Mac history

Sixth tenths of a second. A sum which couldn’t escape the mind of McMinnville cross country runner Kyle Spencer during the 2021 season. Spencer was THAT close to matching the Grizzly school ...

Linfield upsets Saint John's, 31-28; 'Cats advance to DIII quarterfinals

Editor's Note:  Linfield College announced Monday that the Wildcat team will travel to Belton, TX, for Saturday's playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor. ----------------------- COLLEGEVILLE, Minnesota ...

No. 7 Wildcats travel to No. 5 St. John’s for playoff clash

By RUSTY RAE Of the News-Register Playoff football is all about match-ups. In fifth rated St. John’s (11-0, 7-0 MIAC), Linfield University’s (10-0, 7-0 NWC) second-round opponent in the ...

Sports briefs

Grizzlies snag all-league football selections Ten McMinnville football players earned all-Pacific Conference honors for the 2021 fall season. The Grizzlies finished the year with an overall record of ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes            Mixed League – Week 9 Senior Citizens League NOV 16 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 624. High series ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##After a successful freshman season, McMinnville freshman cross country runner Yemi Rue says she is eager improve.

Athlete of the Year: Standout from the start Mac’s Rue leads the way as a freshman

Yemi Rue loves to run. She enjoys the feeling of embarking on two-, three-, and four-mile runs, whether that’s with her friends or on a solo outing. Rue simply appreciates the exercise and ...

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Dayton forward Paolo Covarrubias navigates through the Oregon Episcopal School defense during Tuesday’s state semifinal match, which the Pirates lost, 6-0.

A season's end: Pirates fall 6-0 to top-seed OES in semifinals

PORTLAND – “Look at this team and realize this is where we need to be.” So Dayton head coach Pat Myer said in reference to the Oregon Episcopal School Aardvarks following Tuesday’s ...

Dayton boys upset Riverside, 2-1, advance to state final

BOARDMAN – The Dayton boys soccer team’s magical postseason run continued this week in Boardman. After beating Rogue Valley Adventist Academy in the first round, 7-1, and scoring a 2-1 upset ...

Mac boys soccer picks up all-conference honors

Following a fifth-place finish in the Class 6A Pacific Conference, the McMinnville Grizzlies’ boys soccer team earned six all-league selections. The Grizzlies concluded their regular season campaign ...