2A/3A Football Preview: Local teams adjust to new coaches, leagues, formats

Amity; 2021 record – 5-5, 4-1 Special District 1 – West; 11th in 3A; Lost in 1st round to La Pine, 36-6 Amity High School alum and first-year head football coach Baltazar Campuzano ...

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Starting McMinnville running back Austin Rapp discusses a play with Landon Fay during Tuesday’s training cam at Wortman Stadium.

Year Two: Coach Tomlin, Mac football fired up for regular season

Year Two of Ty Tomlin’s revitalization of the McMinnville football program has arrived with greater familiarity and improved competitiveness. Over 70 athletes were in attendance during Tuesday’s ...

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Dayton offensive linemen Joel Franks (58) and Ethan Hedgecock practice their pass protection technique during Tuesday’s training camp. The two are key members of a talented Pirate line which should open holes for the running game this fall.

Dayton’s trench play raises expectations for conference champs

DAYTON – Dayton football’s league title defense begins and ends with its offensive and defensive lines. It’s a luxury to have eight starting caliber linemen, head coach Jacob ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, August 19 KP No. 1: Lynn Foster KP No. 3: Lynn Foster KP No. 7: Bob Vertregt LP No. 5: Charlie Morris LD No. 8 Red: Duane Qualey LD No. 8 White: Lynn Foster Low ...

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The Wildcats veteran team will be lead by three preseason All-Americans: (from left) defensive end Travis Swanson, center Matt Metcalf and offensive guard Julien Sears.

Enthused With Talent

The 2022 Linfield football team returns the majority of the roster that went undefeated last season until a 49-24 NCAA Division III quarterfinal loss to eventual national champion Mary Hardin-Baylor. Head ...

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Mason Smark, a junior-to-be at McMinnville High School, sets up his World Formula kart for a turn during competition Sunday at the Mac Track, located at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.

Driving with confidence

McMinnville go-kart racer making moves in WFC series   There’s a difference between being a go-kart driver and a racer. McMinnville High School junior-to-be Mason Smark is fast transforming ...

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Mark Pinto of McMinnville stretches to return a shot from Lori Wallick during a match Tuesday morning at the City Park pickleball courts.

Pickleball explained; and where to find it

Once and future pickleball players have plenty of opportunities next week and for the rest of the summer to pick up the game or improve their skills. City of McMinnville Parks and Recreation and the Mac ...

Football is back!

First-year offensive line coach Will Heck guides Linfield lineman through a walk-through of assignments Thursday afternoon at Maxwell Field. Heck, a former ‘Cat center and team captain, previously ...

Local athletes represent Yamhill Valley at Shrine Game

BAKER CITY – Almost a year ago, local football players were battling for league and state supremacy with teams from around Oregon. But last weekend, players from Amity, Dayton and Yamhill-Carlton ...

Linfield kicks off Young Cats Club this month

Boys and girls ages 5-12 are invited to take part in a series of Young Cats Club (YCC) events at Linfield University later this month. Admission is free of charge for all YCC events. -The Linfield volleyball ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, August 5 KP No. 1: Les Miller KP No. 3: Jim Lum KP No. 7: Les Miller LP No. 9: Jim Lum LP No. 5: Jim Lum LD No. 8 Red: Vern Brockman LD No. 8 White: Jim Lum Low ...

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Former Amity football standout Baltazar Campuzano has been hired as the Warriors’ new head coach for the upcoming fall season. A 2003 graduate, Campuzano helped lead the Warriors to multiple state titles in the early 2000s. Prior to his role with Amity, Campuzano coached at Blanchet Catholic for nine years.

Back to where it began

AMITY – After 19 years, former all-state running back and linebacker Baltazar Campuzano returns to the Amity football program. The Warriors’ new head coach was a vital player during ...

BULLMANIA 2022: MIND THE HORNS!

The Yamhill County Fairgrounds hosted Bullmania Wednesday night as a part of its annual rodeo festivities. Riders were tasked with staying on for eight seconds, and only two of the 21 participants were ...

Finding my way: Wildcat Open fosters fun, friendships

I’m not very good, I confessed to Sports Information Director Kelly Bird after he asked me to play in Linfield University’s Wildcat Open golf tournament. I wasn’t being humble. I’m ...

Amity Track competes at Junior National Championships; Vrell earns All-America in javelin

SACRAMENTO – Six members of the Amity Track Club recently competed at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships July 25-31 in Sacramento. Every Warrior who traveled to the Golden State finished ...