Dayton overcomes lengthy bus ride to topple La Pine

The Dayton Pirates improved to 2-0 on Friday night with a resounding 40-6 victory against the La Pine Hawks. Before the game, there was concern about how the team would come out of the gate after their ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Seniors Rodolfo Figueroa of McMinnville Parker Sanderson of Lincoln chase a 50-50 ball near midfield during the game Wednesday.

Grizzlies come up short in ‘game of inches’

The McMinnville boys soccer players and coaches walked out of Wortman Stadium Wednesday night with their first loss of the season, but their heads high. Mac’s (2-1) non-league action against Lincoln ...

Bulldogs get best of Spartans in non-league volleyball action

Coming off an impressive league win against Amity on Tuesday, the Sheridan Spartans volleyball team looked to be in control early against neighboring town rival Willamina on Wednesday night. Sheridan ...

Marcus Larson/For the News-Register##Grizzly back Austin Rapp scored twice Friday night, including this 54-yard tear, despite an opponent grabbing his face mask. McMinnville declined the third-quarter penalty.

Hawaii visitors hold on for defeat of Grizzlies

Victorious Hawaiian visitors’ “8-0-8” chant and McMinnville football coach’s post-game words were like echoes Friday night at Wortman Stadium. “Eight more to go,” said ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Hawaii native Wendell Say, Linfield Class of 1978, greets friends and visitors at the pre-game dinner for his Aeia High School football team. Danny Paulino, Linfield ‘80, serves dinner in the background.

‘More than a football game’

The first game on the Grizzlies’ football schedule was pure learning experience. Part game, part cultural exchange, this was the first-ever visit by a Hawaiian high school team to McMinnville. Visitors ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill-Carlton defensive backs Max Armstrong (in air) and Spencer Stiff launch themselves at Dayton running back Zack Smith in an attempt to slow the powerful Pirate. Smith finished with 209 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Dayton powers through Y-C

It’s no secret Dayton’s Pirate football team has its eyes on a deep run in the state football playoffs. Their talent was on full display Friday against Yamhill-Carlton, as was their ability ...

Young Bulldogs team earns win in season opener

Willamina football’s youth movement kicked the 2022 season with a road win against Clatskanie, 34-28. Sophomore running back Jacob Hadley had a big night, despite missing a quarter with a cramping ...

Photo courtesy Kelly Bird/Linfield Athletic Department

‘Cats will their way to victory in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — In a game where will was as important as skill, Linfield University was a foot better than underdog Huntingdon College. On a fourth and nine from the Linfield 39-yard line, ...

Submitted Photo

Team Olivia takes third in Hood To Coast

Dundee native Olivia Pugsley completed the Hood To Coast Race Aug. 27 with a uniquely-named team. Twelve Olivias — all women with the same first name — placed third in the women’s open ...

Logan Brandon is the outgoing sports editor for the News-Register.

Finding My Way: It’s all off the record now

My time at the News-Register has ended. For the past six years, it’s been my pleasure to cover the high school and college athletics in the Yamhill Valley. Since August 2018, I led the N-R’s ...

Freshman kicks off season with hat trick in 5-0 win

The McMinnville boys soccer team enters the season with plenty of experience on the roster, with 13 seniors and six juniors. But it was freshman forward Jose Farias with the biggest impact in the Grizzly’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Junior Molly Everingham battles a Beaverton player for the ball near midfield during the Grizzlies’ season opener at Wortman Stadium.

Mac girls battle to end in tough opener

In terms of first tests, the McMinnville girls soccer team’s home-opener Monday couldn’t have been more difficult than facing state runner-up Beaverton. And yet, the Grizzlies and first-year ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Maddie Gerhart strikes for one of her team-leading eight killls in the Grizzlies season opener against Southridge on Tueday night.

Grizzlies serve up first win for new coach

While the first win is usually the hardest, McMinnville’s new volleyball coach Taylor Petersen didn’t miss a beat during this week’s home opener against the Southridge Skyhawks. Petersen, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Either (from left) Blake Eaton, Michael Schutz and Dawson Lieurance, will start at quarterback in the Wildcats first game Saturday. Coach Joseph Smith is keeping his decision under wraps until gametime.

Linfield football departs for cross-country road trip

Linfield head football coach Joseph Smith has a secret. As his squad boarded busses early Thursday morning for the long trip to Montgomery, Alabama, and Huntingdon College, Smith and the Wildcat coaching ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##
The McMinnville defense, led by Mario Nesvig (14) and Austin Carl (55) force a ball-carrier to the turf during Friday’s jamboree against Westview at Wortman Stadium.

Revelations from the jamboree

Every fall, football teams kick off their live-action competitions with an exhibition jamboree prior to the start of the regular season. The non-counting series of matchups against two to four ...