Rusty Rae/News-Register##Mac s Jace Zemlicka during his win in the 100-yard butterfly in a meet against Sherwood on Dec. 15. Zemlicka finished with a time of 57.68, a new personal best.

Grizzlies compete in Double Distance Meet in Portland

The Grizzlies swim team returned to the pools on Thursday in east Portland, participating in the Double Distance Meet featuring McMinnville, David Douglas, West Salem, and Newberg High Schools. While ...

Next Column Up: The games matter... until they don't

What we watched on Monday Night Football was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed during a sporting event. I, like many others across the country, tuned in to watch one of the most anticipated games ...

News-Register File Photo##Dayton’s Boston Hodges celebrates as he crosses the goal line during the Pirates’ semi-final loss to Cascade Christian in Forest Grove on Nov. 19.

2022 in Review: 'Dayton football is back'

In his third season as coach, Jacob Peterson took the Dayton Pirates back to the state’s final four. The Pirates won two playoff games, including an upset of third-ranked South Umpqua, before falling ...

News-Register File Photo##The Amity girls soccer team rushes towards the net to celebrate after defeating Sisters in the state quarterfinals in a penalty shootout on Nov. 5.

2022 in Review: Amity soccer puts together historic season

It was a historic season for the Amity girls’ soccer team, as the Warriors advanced further than ever in the state postseason before falling to state powerhouse Catlin Gabel. The Warriors lost their ...

News-Register File Photo##Yamhill-Carlton’s Kati Slater was stellar during the postseason, pitching a shutout in each of the Tigers’ first three postseason games. In the state championship, she struck out 10 batters.

2022 in Review: Y-C softball makes state title game for first time

The Yamhill-Carlton softball team fell just shy of its first state championship, losing 3-1 to Burns in June. The Tigers came into the final match after a dominant postseason run, defeating each of their ...

News-Register File Photo##Hallee Hughes winds up to toss the discus during the State Championships in Eugene. She won the event with a mark of 128’10”.

2022 in Review: Hughes, Gibson excel in state track and field championships

Willamina’s Hallee Hughes and Sheridan’s Randy Gibson put forward stellar performances at the 3A/2A State Track and Field Championships in May. Hughes took home championships in discus and ...

News-Register File Photo##Dayton’s Tony Cisneros does a full backflip to celebrate his second straight state championship. After winning at 138 pounds in 2021, he wrestled up a division and won at 145 pounds in 2022.

2022 in Review: Cisneros, Fox capture wrestling titles

Dayton’s Tony Cisneros and Willamina’s Michael Fox both won their second straight 3A state wrestling championships in February. After winning in 2021 at 138 pounds, Cisneros moved up to the ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Willamina’s Cohen Haller shoots over Amity’s Trent Carton during Amity’s 48-42 victory over Willamina on Dec. 6. It was Amity coach Devin McShane’s first win as the Warriors coach.

High school boys basketball mid-season check-in

McMinnville — 5-3 It’s been an up-and-down start for the Grizzlies, who started 4-1 but lost two of their last three prior to the holiday break. Owen Wark and Walt Rosenberg have led the ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Dayton’s Melissa Arroyo lays one in during Dayton’s double overtime 47-46 victory over Oregon Episcopal on  Dec. 15. Arroyo scored 16 points in the win, including four free throws in the final minute of regulation to send the game to overtime.

HIgh school girls basketball mid-season check-in

McMinnville — 3-4 It’s been a tale of two teams for the Mac girls so far this season. In their wins, the Grizzly offense is efficient and consistent, and in their losses, it has gone ...

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Stritzke among anchors on Mac back line

When asked about the importance of Spencer Stritzke on the Grizzly soccer team, McMinnville coach Adam Howard was direct with his answer. “He played a pivotal role in our defense and was also a ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sophomore guard Macie Arzner drives the lane for a score in the third quarter against Lakeridge’s Caiden Levrets and Zoey Davis.

Mac hoops teams look ahead to tourneys after losses at home

Work on progress. That could be the watch phrase for both the boys and girls basketball teams from McMinnville High School after Wednesday’s double-header on their home court. Work on the progress ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Linfield center Matt Metcalf earned First Team All-American honors.

‘Cats Metcalf earns 1st team All-American honors

For the 15th consecutiveseason, Linfield Universityfootball has produced an All-American.Center Matt Metcalf wasa first-team selection onboth the American FootballCoaches Association(AFCA) and the AssociatedPress ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Boston Hodges rises up for a mid-range jump shot over an Oregon Episcopal defender. Hodges scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to help lift Dayton to victory.

Hodges’ big fourth lifts Dayton boys over unbeaten Oregon Episcopal

A fourth-quarter outburst from Boston Hodges helped the Dayton Pirates hand the Oregon Episcopal Aardvarks their first loss of the season, 54-45. After a defensive battle in the first half, Hodges ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Melissa Arroyo drives to the basket against OES’ Ellie Johnson during the Pirates double overtime, 47-46 victory. Arroyo led the Pirates with 16 markers.

Pirate girls top Aardvarks in double OT, 47-46

It took two overtime periods, but the Dayton girls basketball team earned its first win of the season, a 47-46 thriller over Oregon Episcopal. Dayton also had to overcome a 16-0 OES run and a stretch ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jace Zemlicka powering to a win in the 100 butterfly on Thursday in a duel meet against Sherwood.

Grizzlies out-duel Bowmen

A strong early-season showing for the Grizzlies led to victories for both the boys and girls against Sherwood on Thursday at the McMinnville Aquatic Center. A number of swimmers set personal bests in ...