By News-Register staff • 

Sports briefs

Amity football players to compete in Shrine Game

Amity’s Josh Wart and Keenan Graham have been chosen to play for the West in the 69th Annual East-West Shrine All Star Football Game slated for August 7th in Baker City.

Wart played tight end on offense, and linebacker on defense. Graham led the offense from the quarterback position and then played as a defensive back in the Warrior secondary.

Players will arrive on August 1 for a week-long schedule of practice and visiting Shriner’s Hospital.

The Oregon East-West All-Star Football Game is held in Baker City each August and has become known as “The Greatest Little Shrine Game in the World.” It is recognized nationally as the top fundraiser of its kind, in the North American continent, for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

The players come from Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A graduated seniors.

For tickets, contact Forrest Hatch at .

Mac wrestling hosts kids camp

The McMinnville wrestling program and Mac Mat Club is hosting a youth wrestling camp from June 28 to August 6. The event is open to interested participants who are entering the third through tenth grades.

Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. For athletes in the third through sixth grades, practice begins at 5:30 p.m. and seventh through tenth graders start at 6:30 p.m.

Print off, fill out, and bring the signed registration and waiver forms found in the documents section at with you to your first practice.

See Ya Later’s Annual Scott Banke Memorial Golf Tourney

The See Ya Later Foundation is hosting its 21st Annual Scott Banke Memorial Golf Tournament August 7 at Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville. The event includes a silent and live auction, with proceeds going to Seeds of Hope, Youth Opportunity and college scholarships.

The golf player package costs $160 and includes 18 holes and a golf cart, lunch and dinner, one free mulligan, one raffle ticket, tournament prizes and a tournament shirt and hat.

Golf check-in is 10 a.m. The opening ceremony begins at noon and a shotgun start follows at 12:15 p.m. The banquet and evening festivities commence at 6 p.m.

The Silent Auction will be held online as well as in-person August 7. The Silent Auction will be launched online on August 1. The Live Auction will be held in-person August 7.

Dinner reservations cost $40, and include a chance to participate in the Live Auction.

For more information, visit .

Tennis association opens training for local youth athletes

MCTA has opened registration to interested participants for its summer programming. Weekly sessions will be offered throughout the season, starting June 21 at the Cowls Street courts.

Cost is $40 per week; discounts are offered for those signing up for the entire summer session and scholarships are available.

Primary goals for the organization include providing affordable and accessible youth tennis opportunities, developing a talent pipeline for local schools and advocating for the addition of new tennis courts in the area.

Beginner lessons are offered for grades K-12 in weekly sessions – Monday through Thursday for one hour per day. Instruction includes basic playing skills, stroke techniques and court positioning.

Intermediate and advanced clinics are for grades 4-12. These twice-weekly sessions are two-hours and are designed for player with prior tennis experience. Instruction focuses on continued skill and stroke development, advanced drills, strategies and match play.

For more information, visit the MCTA website at .

Salute to Veterans Golf Classic

Michelbook Country Club is hosting its third annual Salute to Veterans Golf Classic Saturday July 24. Net proceeds support a local Veterans Emergency Relief Fund.

Registration is open to all golfers; sign up is required by July 17.

Cost is $55 per individual or $220 for a team. Fees include a golf cart and meal. Prizes will be awarded in the scramble format. Hole sponsors are needed.

Interested participants can contact Steve Farley at or 503-435-8247 for additional information.


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