Community Sports

McMinnville JBO

holding tryouts

The McMinnville Grizzlies Junior Baseball Organization is holding tryouts for interested baseball players in grades 2-8 Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, at Wortman Stadium at McMinnville High School, 615 N.E. 15th Street, McMinnville.

There is no cost to try out but children must be registered beforehand at www.macjbo.com before proceeding. Second- through fourth-graders will try out from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. both days. Fifth- and sixth-graders will try out from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. both days, while the tryout periods for seventh- and eighth-graders are from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.


Cycle and Sip event coming March 13

Cyclists, start your pedals. The Cycle & Sip bike ride, held in conjunction with the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, will take place Sunday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m.

Cost of participation is $60 and includes entry into the Wine & Food Classic; proceeds from the event will benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and McMinnville’s St. James School. Riders may pick up their packets beginning at 7 a.m. at Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, the starting and end point of the ride. The 30-mile bike ride will be guided through mostly flat country roads around Yamhill County.

Early packet pickup may take place Saturday, March 12, from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Eola Hills Tasting Room, 448 N.E. 3rd Street, McMinnville.

Call Rich at 503-623-2405 for questions and other information.


Senior Men’s Golf Club seeking members

The McMinnville Senior Men’s Golf Club is extending its membership to interested golfers from Yamhill County and surrounding areas ages 55 and older.

The Senior Men’s Golf Club’s 2016 season begins April 18 and ends Oct. 28, with an end-of-year banquet to follow. Members regularly play events at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg (Mondays), Cross Creek Golf Course in Dallas (Wednesdays) and Bayou Golf Course in McMinnville (Fridays) and travel to courses outside the area for seven events. Members are charged a fee of $65.

Contact one of the following members for further information: Joe Petrovich, 503-472-0613; Don Lutz, 503-435-7779, Curt Bresee, 503-472-4394; Bob Christensen, 503-472-4784; and Vern Farrington, 503-435-1054.


Mac grad Grinich named MIAC AOTW

Carleton (Minnesota) College senior swimmer and McMinnville High School graduate Stephen Grinich was named athlete of the week in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) for his performance at the Minnesota Challenge, held Feb. 5-6 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

Grinich finished fourth in the men’s 50-yard freestyle (20.84 seconds) and first among D-III swimmers in that event. He added a season-best performance in the men’s 100-yard freestyle (47.50 seconds, ninth) and swam a leg of the Knights’ winning 200-yard freestyle relay (1:23.92).


Walnut City Lanes

Mixed League


Senior Citizens League; Feb 16, 2016: 


High game scratch: The No Names, 685.

High series scratch: The No Names, 1938.


High game scratch: Paul Green, 256; Larry Malay, 215; Bob Ridgeway, 215; Gordon Winter, 212.

High series scratch: Paul Green, 598; Dick Munson, 583; Gordon Winter, 582; Larry Malay, 559.


High game scratch: Jacci Reed, 184; Wanda Nelson, 164; Bonnie Jepson, 153; Judy Souza, 151.

High series scratch: Jacci Reed, 474; JoAnn Dorn, 439; Bonnie Jepson, 437; Darlene Taskinen, 431.


Thursday Senior League; Feb 18, 2016:


High game scratch: Hot Hands, 684.

High series scratch: Hot Hands, 1954.


High game scratch: Larry Malay, 226; Joe Aspromonte, 204; Roger Miller, 201; Pat Wren, 201; Clyde Reed, 195.

High series scratch: Larry Malay, 601; Pat Wren, 573; Roger Miller, 543; Mike Roberson, 539.


High game scratch: BJ Andrews, 200; Joyce Wren, 172; Pauline Maben, 170; Neva French, 169; Louise Nevin, 169.

High series scratch: BJ Andrews, 488; Louise Nevin, 476; Joyce Wren, 471; Pauline Maben, 466.


Additional information: (Star Bowlers of the Day)


Senior Citizens League; Feb 16, 2016:

Bowling over Game Average

MEN:     Paul Green, 256 (74 pins over game average)

WOMEN: Teresa Burres, 148 (54 pins over game average)


Bowling over Series Average

MEN:     Dick Munson, 583 (103 pins over series average)

WOMEN: Betty Beardsley, 354 (72  pins over series average)


Thursday Senior League; Feb 18, 2016:

Bowling over Game Average  

MEN:     Roger Miller, 201 (59 pins over game average)

WOMEN: BJ Andrews, 200 (57 pins over game average)


Bowling over Series Average

MEN:     Roger Miller, 543 (117 pins over series average)

WOMEN: Louise Nevin, 476 (77 pins over series average)