Sports Briefs

McMinnville High provides physicals

Free sports physicals will be provided to prospective McMinnville High School athletes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at McMinnville High, in conjunction with Yamhill Community Care Organizations health screenings and ImPACT concussion testing.

The Oregon School Activities Association and MHS require a sports physical before any athlete is able to try out or participate in any athletic activity. All incoming freshman are required to have an updated physical if a previous examination occurred before July 1, 2015.

Call the MHS athletic office at 503-565-4107 with any questions.


Linfield athletic dept. hosts Wildcat Open

The Linfield athletic department’s annual Wildcat Open golf tournament and fundraiser will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club in Aloha.

Registration is $200 per person and includes a round of golf, use of a motorized cart, lunch, dinner, a Nike Golf polo shirt and other gifts.

Interested participants are encouraged to sign up at linfieldsports.universitytickets.com or by contacting Katherine Brackmann at kbrackm@linfield.edu or at 503-883-2372.


Kickball tourney benefits Mac library

The second annual Kick It for the Library kickball tournament is coming to Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville on Saturday, Aug. 8. Proceeds from the event will go toward the McMinnville Public Library’s Plaza Enhancement Project.

The tournament will feature a competitive bracket and a “just for fun” bracket, and each team is guaranteed four games. Check-in for the event will occur from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Joe Dancer Park on Saturday, with games to begin at 3 p.m. Grain Station Brew Works is hosting a tournament afterparty from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cost of participation is $15 for individuals and $125 for teams of 11. Visit www.kick-it-for.org for registration and other information.


Wine Country Half Marathon coming Sat.

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Stoller Family Estate in Dayton. The 13.1-mile course winds its way through Lafayette and rural Yamhill County rodes before ending along Main Street in Carlton.

Visit www.destinationraces.com/runoregon for registration and other information.


Linfield softball program hosts clinic

The Linfield College softball program is conducting an Advanced Skills Fastpitch clinic for girls ages 15-18 on Saturday, Aug. 8.

The clinic will stress the mental approach, physical fundamentals and advanced skills necessary to be successful at the highest levels of competition. The clinic format simulates a common preseason college practice for the Wildcats and also includes a classroom session on hitting. Another classroom session will feature a question-and-answer period with Linfield coaches and players on preparing for college, recruiting and general college success skills.

The cost is $60 per person. Participants must bring their own lunch or make plans to go off campus to purchase lunch. Players are asked to bring a water bottle and be prepared to be outside on the softball field, on turf, or on a rubberized surface if inclement weather forces the camp indoors.

For additional information, contact Staci Doucette at sdoucet@linfield.edu or at 360-989-5340.


Mac football holding youth camps

The McMinnville High School football program is holding a high school camp (grades 9-12) and a youth camp (grades 3-8) Aug. 10-13 at Wortman Stadium.

The high school camp will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day, and the cost of attendance is $50 (including a T-shirt). The youth camp will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day and costs $40 (including a T-shirt).

Contact Ryan McIrvin at rmcirvin@msd.k12.or.us or at 503-565-4370 for more information.


Amity High holds football camp

The Amity High School football program is holding a camp for students in grades 3-8 and in high school on Aug. 10-13 at Randolph Scoggan Field at Amity High School.

Cost of attendance is $30. Participants will need to bring football or soccer cleats and a water bottle. Students in grades 3-8 will attend camp from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day, while the high schoolers’ camp will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. each day.

Contact Joel Magill at 503-507-6825 or Derek Barnett at 503-435-7110 for more information. Registration forms for the camp may be accessed online at https://sites.google.com/a/amity.k12.or.us/amity-leadership/fall-sports-camps or in person at the Amity School District and Amity High School offices.

Checks may be made payable to: Joel Magill, Warrior Football Camp, 1827 Denali Dr. E., Monmouth, OR 97361.


Physicals available for Amity High athletes

Prospective student-athletes at Amity High School will be allowed to register on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and take free physical examinations on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the multipurpose room at Amity High School. Both parents and student-athletes are required to complete all necessary paperwork.

The free physical exams will be conducted at the Amity Fire District station, 700 S. Trade St. in Amity. Student-athletes who did not undergo a physical exam in the past year are required to have one, and football players are required to have a physical every year.


Amity High holds volleyball camp

The Amity High School volleyball program will hold a volleyball camp Aug. 10-13 at Amity High School for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Cost of attendance is $30 for kids in grades K-3, $40 for kids in grades 4-8 and $45 for kids in grades 9-12; all participants will receive a camp T-shirt included in the cost. The K-3 sessions run from noon to 2 p.m. each day; the 4-8 sessions run from 1 to 3:30 p.m., while the high school camp occurs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day.

Contact Linda Crafton at 503-435-8314 with questions. Registration forms for the camp may be accessed online at https://sites.google.com/a/amity.k12.or.us/amity-leadership/fall-sports-camps or in person at the Amity School District and Amity High School offices.


Linfield soccer programs host camp

Linfield College soccer is hosting a soccer camp for both boys and girls in grades 1-8 on Aug. 10-13 at the Linfield Soccer Field.

Campers will need to bring cleats or tennis shoes, a T-shirt, shorts, shin guards and water. The cost of participation is $80, with registration available up to the date of the camp.

Camp times are as follows:

First- and second-graders: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day

Third- through fifth-graders: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day

Sixth- through eighth-graders: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Contact Adam Howard at ahoward@linfield.edu or Julia Vaughan at jvaugha@linfield.edu for additional information. Checks must be made payable to: Linfield College, Attn: Women’s Soccer, 900 SE Baker St., McMinnville, OR 97128.


Willamina Youth Football holds camp

Willamina Youth Football is holding a free, no-contact football camp for kids in grades 3-6 on Aug. 17-19 at Glen Larkin Field at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes and bring something to drink.

Willamina Youth Football’s registration period begins Monday, Aug. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Valley Community Campus. Contact Jack Bailey at 971-241-3916 or Katie Fox at 971-241-5344 for information on both events.


See Ya Laters hosts Champions Run

The SeeYaLater Foundation will host the Champions Run For Heroes Saturday, Aug. 29 at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville. Check-in for the 5K run/walk and 1/2-mile kids’ run will begin at 7 a.m., with the 5k to begin at 8 a.m. followed by the kids’ run at 9 a.m.

Early registration costs $25, while registration is available on race day for $30. All 5K registrants receive an event shirt, swag bag, snacks and drinks as well as prizes. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers as well as the top male and female finishers over age 48.

Any runner who can post a faster time than Brian Bernier will have their registration fee refunded (women will receive a two-minute handicap in this challenge). Registration for the kids’ run is $5 and 20 percent of all registration fees will be donated to the McMinnville Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department and Yamhill county Sheriff’s Office. Pre-registration is available online at seeyalater.org. For more information, call 503-434-1730 or email info@seeyalater.org.


Mac youth soccer registration now open

Soccer players in kindergarten through sixth grade can register for the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department’s fall youth soccer program now through Saturday, Aug. 29, either at the Community Center during normal hours on online through the McMinnville Parks and Rec website.

Fall season runs from late September through end of October. Kindergarten and first-grade registration fees are $49 for Mac residents and $57 for non-residents, while third-, fourth-, and fifth- and sixth-grade registration costs $59 for residents and $69 for non-residents. All games are played at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville.