Sports in Brief

Parks and Rec holds registration days

McMinnville Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registration for its Spring Youth Soccer League and its Adult Coed Volleyball League.

The Spring Youth Soccer League is open to boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade. Children registered by Wednesday, Feb. 10, are guaranteed a placement on a team; those who register afterward will be placed on a team if room is available. Games are slated to begin March 5; the season runs until April 30.

Interested parties may register online at https://goo.gl/V1k4LY or in person at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville. A coaches’ meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Rosters for Spring Adult Coed Volleyball League teams must contain at least three female and three male players. Cost of participation is $180 per team, due at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, on or before Saturday, March 5. Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning in late March.

Visit www.ci.mcminnville.or.us or the McMinnville Community Center for roster and team information.

Parks and Rec seeking program sponsors

McMinnville Parks and Recreation has sponsorship opportunities available to businesses or groups interested in sponsoring youth baseball and softball programs.

Approximately 800 players ages 5-13 will participate with Parks and Recreation teams this spring. Opportunities are available to sponsor teams and outfield signage; all information is due by Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Contact Steve Ganzer at 503-474-4930 or steve.ganzer@ci.mcminnville.or.us for sponsorship forms and other information.


Mac baseball program holds youth camp

The McMinnville High School baseball program will hold an instructional youth camp for baseball players in grades 2-8 on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14, at McMinnville High School.

Cost of participation is $40, and registration and payment may be completed the day of the camp. Visit https://sites.google.com/a/msd.oregonk-12.net/mhs-grizzlies-baseball/ or McMinnville High School to obtain a registration form.

Contact McMinnville head baseball coach Jordan Harlow at jharlow@msd.k12.or.us for more information.


Grinich named MIAC Athlete of the Week

Carleton College senior swimmer and 2012 McMinnville High School graduate Stephen Grinich earned the Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week award from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) for his performance at the Luther College Spirit Invite Jan. 16 in Decorah, Iowa.

Grinich set pool records in the men’s 50-yard butterfly (23.44 seconds) and with the Knights’ 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:25.62).


Umbenhower named regional Coach of Year

Dayton High School head softball coach Rob Umbenhower was named a 2015 Section 8 (northwestern states) Coach of the Year by members of the Oregon Athletic Coaches’ Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association.

Umbenhower guided the Pirates to a 27-5 overall record in 2015. Dayton won the OSAA Class 3A state championship, the third in the program’s history, and its fifth consecutive Class 3A West Valley League championship.

Walnut City Lanes

Mixed League


Senior Citizens League; Jan 26, 2016: 


High game scratch: The No Names, 684.

High series scratch: The No Names, 1975.


High game scratch: Frank Ellenwood, 233; Roger Miller, 216; Bob Ridgeway, 211; Paul Green, 210.

High series scratch: Frank Ellenwood, 647; Paul Green, 612; Bob Ridgeway, 557; Joe Aspromonte, 539.


High game scratch: Sheila Langue, 170; Cheryl Cervantes; 169; Pauline Drew, 164; Bonnie Jepson, 156.

High series scratch: Pauline Drew, 448; Sheila Langue, 444; Cheryl Cervantes, 427; Dee Thommes, 421.

Thursday Senior League; Jan 28, 2016:


High game scratch: Hot Hands, 702.

High series scratch: Hot Hands, 1883.


High game scratch: Sidney Bass, 213; Gene Langue, 203; Dick Munson, 199; Mike Roberson, 197.

High series scratch: Hamish Densmore, 527; Paul Green, 513; Gene Langue, 505; Bob Ridgeway, 501.


High game scratch: Joyce Wren, 188; JoAnn Dorn, 167; Susan Means, 160; Barbara Bauer, 159.

High series scratch: Joyce Wren, 483; Judy Souza, 445; Barbara Bauer, 420; Barbara Bass, 420; Neva French, 418.


Additional information: (Star Bowlers of the Day)


Senior Citizens League; Jan 26, 2016:

Bowling over Game Average

MEN:     Roger Miller, 216 (64 pins over game average)

WOMEN: Teresa Burres, 141 (48 pins over game average)


Bowling over Series Average

MEN:     Paul Green, 612 (75 pins over series average)

WOMEN: Sassy Spurgeon, 416 (41 pins over series average)


Thursday Senior League; Jan 28, 2016:

Bowling over Game Average  

MEN:     Sidney Bass, 213 (59 pins over game average)

WOMEN: Joyce Wren, 188 (41 pins over game average)


Bowling over Series Average

MEN:     Dev Jubinville, 484 (67 pins over series average)

WOMEN: Joyce Wren, 483 (42 pins over series average) 


3A Boys Basketball Coaches Poll
Feb. 1, 2016
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Amity 70 (7)
2. Dayton 63
3. Colton 56
4. Blanchet Catholic 43
5. Santiam Christian 42
6. De La Salle Catholic 30
7. Salem Academy 30
8. Cascade Christian 22
9. Harrisburg 13
10. Coquille 6

Others receiving votes: Catlin Gabel 5, Portland Adventist 4, Nyssa 1
3A Girls Basketball Coaches Poll
Feb. 1, 2016
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1.   Dayton (7)  121
2.   Salem Academy (5)  117
3.   Coquille (1)  97
4.   Amity 87
5.   Portland Adventist Academy 82
6.   Portland Christian 62
7.   Blanchet 61
8.   Umatilla 31
9.   Creswell 28
10. La Pine 12

Others receiving votes:  Santiam Christian 8, Nyssa 6, Vale 3
2A Girls Basketball Coaches Poll
Feb. 1, 2016
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Burns 58 (4)
2. Monroe 49
3. Western Mennonite (1)          
4. Kennedy 47
5. Grant Union 33
6. Regis 27
7. Vernonia 25
8. Lost River 22
9. Weston-McEwen 11
10. Bonanza 5
Others receiving votes: Pilot Rock 3


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