By News-Register staff • 

Sports briefs: April 1, 2016

Linfield’s Andrews receives NWC honor

Linfield first baseman Ben Andrews was named the Northwest Conference Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats’ series against Willamette March 25-26.

Andrews, a junior from Shoreline, Washington, hit .643 (9-for-14) with five doubles, one home run and six RBI as Linfield claimed two of three games from the Bearcats. Andrews, who has hit safely in his last 14 contests, also stole two bases (including home plate) and posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage for the series.

Andrews leads the Wildcats in on-base percentage (.463), slugging percentage (.673) and RBI on the season. He has posted a batting average of .400 through 27 games.


Rodby leads Wildcats at West Cup

Linfield men’s golf finished 13th out of 14 teams at the West Cup, hosted by the University of La Verne March 27-29 at La Verne Sierra Country Club in La Verne, California.

Wildcats junior Mason Rodby carded a 17-over-par 230 over the three-day tournament, tying for 17th place. Sophomore Logan Davis (25-over 238) finished in 43rd place, while Lucas Balala (246, 66th place), Kyle Hargrave (248, 69th place) and Mason Krieger (256, 74th place) all cracked the event’s top 75.

Host La Verne shot a combined 896 to claim the team title over Cal Lutheran (904). Four players tied for medalist honors (5-over 218).


Valley Panthers at Spring Fling Festival

The McMinnville-based Valley Panthers Rugby Club claimed three victories in four matches against teams from Washington state at the Spring Fling Girls Rugby Festival, held at Orting Lions Community Park in Orting, Washington, on Saturday, March 26.

The Panthers defeated Washington club teams Rainier, Liberty and Budd Bay; final scores were unavailable at press time. The Panthers’ only loss came against the Kent Crusaders, a 15-0 decision.

VPRC will participate in matches in Pendleton on Saturday, April 9.


Montessori school hosts April races

The McMinnville Montessori School will present the 6th Annual Discover Spring Run on Saturday, April 23 at Discovery Meadows Community Park in McMinnville.

Races of 10, 5k and one mile all begin at 9 a.m. with a kids’ fun run at 10:30 a.m. The 10k and 5k races cost $35 for adults and $15 for children under 18; the one mile run and the kids fun run are $10 for all participants. Preregistration and day-of-race registration are available.

For more information, visit or call the school at 503-560-5189.


CASA Classic Golf Tournament June 11

The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Yamhill County (CASA) is holding its 12th Annual CASA Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser Saturday, Jun 11, at Michelbook Country Club, 1301 NW Michelbook Lane, McMinnville.

The tournament operates under an 18-hole scramble format with a shotgun start. The tournament will also feature gift bags, mulligans, raffles and on-course games.

Cost of participation is $90 per person, including 18 holes of golf, a cart, range balls, dinner and other prizes. Check-in for the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on June 11, with a start time of 1 p.m.

Visit for more information or contact Nicole Myrstol by email ( or by phone (503-434-6668).


Senior Men’s Golf Club seeks 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.


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