By News-Register staff • 

Sports briefs: May 6, 2016

Need a gift idea for Mother’s Day?

The McMinnville High School girls basketball program is selling hanging flower baskets from Al’s Garden Saturday, May 7, to raise funds for the Grizzlies’ 2016-17 season.

The hanging baskets come in $25 and $35 varieties and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sale begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of First Federal Savings & Loan, 118 N.E. 3rd Street, McMinnville.


Prep club rugby at Duniway

The McMinnville-based Valley Panthers and Valley Rams rugby clubs will be hosting games Saturday, May 7, at Duniway Middle School.

The Valley Panthers will face Cleveland of Portland at 11 a.m., with the Rams to follow at 1 p.m. against Clark County.


McMinnville Track Club holds registration

The McMinnville Track Club is accepting registration for the upcoming summer track season.  The Club is open to all area youth athletes ages 7-18, at all skill levels and disciplines.

All athletes are enrolled in USA Track and Field (USATF). Registration fees include USATF membership, club membership, T-shirt, uniform and use of club equipment. The season runs through early July.

Registration forms are also available at, by email at, on the McMinnville Track Club Facebook page. Call 971-241-7529 for more information. Completed forms and payment may be mailed to MTC, PO Box 1372, McMinnville, OR 97128. 


Stoller Run set for May 28

The Dayton High School track and field and girls basketball programs are holding their annual Stoller Run fundraiser Saturday, May 28th, at Stoller Family Estate, 16161 N.E. McDougall Road, Dayton,

The kids’ mile run begins at 9:45 a.m., with the 5K run and walk to follow at 10 a.m. Wine tasting is free the day of the race, with a 20 percent discount for purchases. Various items will also be raffled off the participants at the completion of the races.


Run the Dutch 5K coming June 4

Heiser’s Pumpkin Farm will play host to the second annual Run the Dutch 5K on Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Sponsored by Dutch Bros. Coffee and Heidi Moore of Country Financial, Run the Dutch will include caffeine stops as well as an afterparty comprised of music, coffee, local beer, and plenty of food. Interested runners can register early online or on the day of the race at 8:30 a.m. A $25 fee gets you a place in the race, a T-shirt, and inclusion into the afterparty at Heisers Farm located at 21425 SE Grand Island Loop in Dayton. Proceeds from the race are used to support the See Ya Later foundation camps and other local youth activity organizations.

Visit for registration and other information.