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Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden prepares to throw the shot put during the 2021 district track meet. Vanderzanden
was a two-time state qualifier in throwing events, but her career was derailed by the pandemic.

Turning her world upside down

AMITY – For an outgoing and ambitious athlete like Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden, the COVID-19 pandemic completely altered her day-to-day life. Aside from her career in volleyball and ...

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Dayton senior Benji Hudson scores the first of his three goals during the Pirates’ state playoff against Rogue Valley last November.

‘It’s been rough’ Dayton’s Benji Hudson critical of COVID restrictions

DAYTON – As an all-state athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field, Dayton’s Benji Hudson didn’t appear affected by the ongoing restrictions of the COVID-19 ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, June 24 KP No. 1: Vern Brockman KP No. 3: Charlie Nagely KP No. 7: Les Toth LP No. 9: Charlie Nagely LP No. 5: Roland Vorrath LD No. 8 Red: Vern Brockman LD ...

Sports briefs

Dayton hosts JBO playoff tournament The Dayton Junior Baseball Organization (JBO) will host district playoffs for the Senior National and Minor National leagues next weekend. The Pirates feature a pair ...

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Sheridan senior Gavin Anderson pushes a three-pointer during the team’s January contest against Salem Academy.

The importance of high school athletics

SHERIDAN – If there’s one lesson learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheridan’s Gavin Anderson hopes it’s an understanding of the positive impact of high school sports. The ...

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McMinnville senior Lucy
Angevine returns a shot during
a tennis match against Glencoe
during the 2022 spring season.
Angevine was a three-sport
standout for the Grizzlies the
past four years, but lost multiple
opportunities during the pandemic.

Missed experiences: Last two years didn't meet expectations for Mac's Angevine

The past two years weren’t how Lucy Angevine envisioned upperclassman life at McMinnville High School. She expected to share memorable experiences with her friends and teammates during pep ...

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Jeremy Schutte of Lafayette poses with his victorious 1980 modified Toyota pick-up, which
won the Willamina Mud Drags’ Open Class race on Saturday.

Willamina Mud Drag results

WILLAMINA – A total of 82 vehicles competed in Saturday’s Willamina Mud Drags and Boggs, with Outlaw Racing capturing the Top Team Award for overall performance. The annual racing event included ...

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Sheridan s Randy Gibson is given his Class 2A High Jump State Championship medal by Spartan head coach Ryan King following Gibson s epic performance May 21 at Hayward Field in Eugene.

'Day in, day out' Randy Gibson reaches pinnacle of high jump with tireless effort

SHERIDAN – For the past three Athlete of the Year features, a common theme of hard work proved a central aspect during the breakout seasons of Hallee Hughes, Ky Hoskinson and Brynn McManus. Today’s ...

Olivia Southard fires a three-pointer against Amity during the condensed girls basketball season in May 2021.

A new perspective

YAMHILL – When the COVID-19 pandemic erased many of Olivia Southard’s social and athletic opportunities in 2020 and 2021, the Yamhill-Carlton standout gained a new appreciation for high ...

Spyre Nelson, fourth from the left, stands triumphant with his wrestling teammates after they won their district championship.

Nelson calls COVID lockdowns 'damaging' to mental, physical health

WILLAMINA – Over a year after COVID-19 restrictions forced Willamina High School to online learning and placed a hold on athletic competitions, Spyre Nelson feels certain they placed a tremendous ...

Senior golf scores, 6-24-22

Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas, Wednesday, June 8 Front nine KP No. 4: Lynn Foster KP No. 7: Jim Givens LP No. 8: Larry Peterson LP No. 9: Doug Halsebo Low Gross No. 1: Matt Dunckel 40 LG No. 1: ...

Jerami Grant to be traded to Blazers

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports A person with knowledge of the situation said the Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade Olympic gold medalist Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers, with the biggest part ...

Winker homers again, Mariners blank A

By Michael Wagaman AP Sports OAKLAND — Jesse Winker homered for the second straight day, Cal Raleigh also connected and the Seattle Mariners won consecutive games for the first time in more than ...

One of the greatest

Brynn McManus’ numerous Class 6A hitting records tell only a fractional part of her incredible story. McMinnville’s star shortstop earned the News-Register’s Softball Athlete ...

All-State Baseball: Hoskinson named Player of the Year in 6A; 10 local athletes earn honors

Ten Yamhill Valley high school baseball players, including Class 6A Player of the Year Ky Hoskinson, received all-state recognition for their efforts during the 2022 spring season. Hoskinson, who pitched ...