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Mason Smark chases Bryson Smith in the JR1 LO206 class at the Gold Cup race at the Mac Track on Sunday. Mason finished second to Smith by .172 seconds but earned enough points to win the series championship.

McMinnville’s Smark, Reece take 2nd, 4th in Gold Cup

McMinville’s Mason Smark never really found a sport he liked; one he could bring his full passion to. He tried both soccer and baseball, but there was no fire. However, when he sits in his ...

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Taylor Sitton shows his pass-catching skill as he pulls down a dart from QB Wyatt Smith. The duo will see their first test Friday at Wortman Stadium in the jamboree.

Grizzlies knock the rust off their game

“As is usually the case, there is some good and some not so good based on what we saw at the scrimmage.”

– Ryan McIrvin, head coach

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A dancing Wildcat of the Linfield line goes through pre-season agility drill.Pictured is sophomore offensive guard Aaron Kokubun.

Wildcats take a trip to Hermiston for pre-season scrimmage test

It is road trip time for the Linfield Wildcat football team as the ‘Cats will pack up Thursday morning bright and early and head to Hermiston, Oregon where they will scrimmage against NAIA College ...

Kid’s day at the ‘Cat Dome Aug. 24

Yamhill county kids in first through eighth grade will have the opportunity to run through basic football drills with the Linfield team and then have dinner with one of the team members on Wednesday, Aug. ...

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McMinnville’s Gage Gubrud was 16 of 17 and passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s scrimmage.

Mac's Gage Gubrud is lights out in EWU scrimmage; takes lead in QB competition

Former McMinnville High School QB Gage Gubrud lit up the scoreboard and the stat sheet Saturday during an inter-squad scrimmage of the Eastern Washington University football team at at Roos Field in Cheney, ...

FINDING MY WAY: America’s athletes show rest of world ‘We are great!’

The Olympics could not have come at a better time for this country. Our nation is suffering through a period of economic, political and racial divisions. The call to choose one side or the other appears ...

Sports Briefs August 23

Boys, girls rugby sign-ups Aug. 30 High school boys’ and girls’ rugby registration is now open for the Fall Seven’s season. First practices will be Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Sept. ...

Senior mens' golf

Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas, Wednesday, August 17 KP No. 14: Chas Nagely KP No. 17: Bill Reid LP No. 18: John Seibel LD No. 13: Deen Reeder Low Gross No. 1: Bud Calish 39 LG No. 1: Gary Lewers ...

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McMinnville head football coach Ryan McIrvin, in the center of the huddle, keeps it light while at the same time getting in the work he hopes will lead to a successful season.

Fun, work features of first week of Grizzly practices

McMinnville High School head football coach Ryan McIrvin, in the heat of the afternoon Wednesday, watched as his offense and defense went through a two-minute drill. In the middle of the offensive ...

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Linfield Head Football Coach Joe Smith (left with stopwatch) times one of his linemen, who is but a blur, in the 40-yard dash.

Linfield opens football camp with one eye on today, one eye on playoffs

As Linfield Head Football Coach Joe Smith tweeted yesterday: The time for planning is over. Today we begin to take action. Welcome to the Catdome, gentlemen.” And with that of Linfield football ...

Rusty Rae is Sports Editor of the News-Register.

The heart of competition Aug. 19: Being comfortable with being uncomfortable

“Anytime you want to change, you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable,”

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Brice Smark takes a test lap at the  Mac Track in prepartion for racing Saturday and Sunday in the Gold Cup series.

IKF Gold Cup comes to Mac

The News-Register staff It is Gold Cup Weekend at the Mac Track on the Yamhill County Fairgrounds where three drivers from McMinnville will battle drivers from around the Pacific Northwest in a two-day ...

Photo courtesy Janice Hurley##CrossFit Games 2016, Double DT (event comprises 10 rounds of 12 deadlifts, 9 hang power cleans, 6 push jerks) 105 lbs for the women, she finished in 39th place for this event.

CrossFit competition a fit for Carly Fuhrer

Carly Fuhrer is no stranger to competition. The 2009 Amity graduate played basketball, volleyball and ran track, enjoying four years of athletics at the small Yamhill County school. Now, as a member ...

2nd annual Parker Moore Memorial run/walk set

The News-Register staff The second annual Parker Archie Moore Memorial 3.5 mile Run/Walk will take place Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 Linfield College. Registration is available online at ...

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Larry Nichols returns to McMinnville High School as head softball coach.

Nichols returns as softball head coach at Mac High

“What brought me back? The honest answer is the kids. I want them to have fun, but I want to teach them that competitive, never-say-die attitude.”
– Larry Nichols

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