Sports Briefs

Fall sports at Duniway, Patton underway beginning next week

Middle-school sports are getting underway in McMinnville.

Duniway Middle School and Patton Middle School are offering free physicals to prospective student-athletes on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Duniway Middle Schools. The examinations are required to participate with middle-school teams.

Football practices for seventh- and eighth-graders will begin Monday, Aug. 24. Volleyball tryouts for girls in grades 6-8 and cross country practices for boys and girls in grades 6-8 begin Monday, Aug. 31. An intramural volleyball league for girls in grades 6-8 will begin Sept. 15.

All practices and tryouts take place at Duniway and Patton from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. each day.

In addition to an up-to-date physical, student-athletes must have a parent permission slip and medical insurance and must pay a $65 participation fee. The cost for girls intramural volleyball is $30. Scholarships are available upon request.

Call 503-565-4400 (Duniway) or 503-565-4500 (Patton) for more information