By News-Register staff • 

Sports briefs

Linfield men’s basketball hosts Young Cats Club event

Boys and girls ages 17 and under are invited to take part in a Young Cats Club event at the Linfield College men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 18.

Come watch the Wildcats take on Northwest Conference foe Willamette University at 6 p.m.

Following the game, Young Cats Club attendees can meet and gather autographs from Wildcat student-athletes. Participants can test their dribbling and passing skills with an interactive contest before and during the game.

Admission is free.

Each new YCC participant receives a free T-shirt and special autograph book. Young Cats Club members who collect at least one autograph from student-athletes from eight different sports are eligible to enter in an end-of-year drawing for a valuable prize.

It’s a unique opportunity for kids to experience in person what it’s like to attend a Linfield athletic event and interact with college student-athletes. Linfield and title sponsor United Capital are hosting a series of 15 Young Cats Club events covering every collegiate sport Linfield offers.

For more information, contact .

Wildcat softball skills clinic

The Linfield College Softball Program is conducting two instructional All-Skills Fastpitch Clinics for girls ages 8-18 on January 25 and February 1.

All the clinic instruction will be provided by the coaches and players of the Linfield College Wildcats, one of the most consistently successful softball programs in the country.

The Linfield College softball program has compiled 13 Northwest Conference Championships, 15 trips to the NCAA Playoffs, 13 National Top-15 Finishes, and an overall record of 619-141-2 since 2004, including NCAA Division III National Championships in 2007 and 2011. The Wildcats have seen 32 players receive NFCA All-American recognition during that time while leading the entire nation in home runs in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The 2019 team finished the year ranked in the top-10 nationally in slugging percentage, home runs, doubles and scoring.

Each clinic will stress the skills and fundamentals necessary to be successful at any level of competition. The skills covered will include hitting, bunting, base-running and fundamental defensive play for infielders and outfielders.

There will also be time for pitchers and catchers to learn from the Wildcat coaches and pitching staff.

For girls ages 13-18, both clinics will also feature a post-clinic talk about developing success skills on and off the softball field and a question and answer session where clinic attendees can ask Linfield coaches and players questions about college and the softball recruiting process.

The cost is $65 per camper for ages 13-18 or $45 for campers ages 8-12.

To enroll, download the registration form using the link:

For questions, email Linfield College Associate Head Coach Cheyenne Fletcher at .


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