Sports Briefs

Fall sports at Duniway, Patton underway
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.

Linfield football
hosting Kids Day
First through eighth grade boys and girls are invited to the Linfield football program’s Kids Day on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Maxwell Field on the Linfield campus. The program will feature instructional drills with Wildcat players and coaches, dinner with the Linfield team and passing games. Cost is $15; registration takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, and the Kids Day runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..
For more information, contact Aaron Boehme at aboehme@linfield.edu.

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 High HOF Golf Tourney on tap
Entrants to the Fourth Annual McMinnville High School Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will receive a raffle ticket toward a special prize: a day with former MLB pitcher and McMinnville High School graduate Bill Krueger. Krueger attended the University of Portland and played 13 seasons for eight different teams; he now works as a Mariners broadcaster for Root Sports. Krueger was one of the MHS Hall of Fame’s initial inductees, in 2007.
The winning participant in the MHS Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will have lunch with Krueger at Jimmy’s on First next to Safeco Field, a tour of Mariners broadcasting behind the scenes, batting practice at field level, an appearance with the broadcast team for the Root Sports pre-game show and four seats behind home plate for the Mariners game.
The Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at Michelbook Country Club, 1301 Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. A shotgun start for the four-person best ball scramble will occur at 9 a.m.; the cost of participation is $110 per person or $440 per foursome. Prizes will be awarded for individuals, teams, long drive, shots closest to the pin and more.
Contact Ross Peterson at 503-816-9083 or Wendy Buchheit at 971-241-3610 for registration and other information.

Amity, Sheridan square off in fundraiser
Amity High School’s softball team and Sheridan High School’s boys basketball program will host the Inaugural Amity vs. Sheridan Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Bayou Golf Course in McMinnville.
Play starts at 9 a.m. with a nine hole, two person scramble format and three divisions: Men, women and Co-Ed. An additional overall score will be tallied for each city; participants do not need to be residents of either Amity or Sheridan.
Registration is $35 and includes a barbecue lunch following the tournament.
To register, contact James Denton at 503-857-5402.