Rusty Rae/News-Register##After the ball went off the fingers of Linfield wide receiver Joel Valadez, on the ground, Devon Murray, right, tries to save it; but the ball ends up in the hands of Bethel defensive back Anthony Hockett for his second interception in the end zone of the game.

’Cats given a Royal send-off

As teams climb the playoff ladder in the NCAA Division III playoffs, the ability to play at a near-perfect level is the difference between winning and going home. In a second round matchup against the ...

Winter sports season starts for local athletes

Winter high school sports around Yamhill County will get under way this week, with basketball, wrestling and swimming all set to begin. This will be the last season without a shot clock at the high school ...

Oregon OC hired by ASU; Linfield alum will remain on staff

Arizona State hired Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham as its next head coach on Sunday. In his introductory press conference, Dillingham made sure to note that he would be retaining Shaun ...

Tigers earn all-league honors

Twenty-five Yamhill-Carlton student-athletes earned all-league honors across 3A cross country, soccer, volleyball and football. Louie Etta earned All-League cross country honors in the second special ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Linfield’s defense, which has totaled the most sacks in the country this season, takes down the quarterback for Lewis & Clark earlier this season.

Linfield prepares to host Bethel Royals in second round battle

For the first time in the programs’ history, the undefeated Linfield Wildcats and the Bethel Royals of Arden Hills, Minnesota will meet on the gridiron in the second round of the NCAA Division III ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Haley Ayala hopes to continue her volleyball career next year at the collegiate level.

Haley Ayala combined leadership with great play for Sheridan volleyball

After Sheridan’s 3-0 sweep against Dayton on Oct. 11, Haley Ayala was looking forward to the volleyball postseason. At 16-4, the Spartans were a few wins away from clinching a spot in the 3A state ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Hugs were aplenty after Dayton’s season ending loss on Saturday in Cottage Grove. Gavin Koch (66) hugs fellow senior Kallen Lindell (7) while senior Alex Hernandez heads off the field postgame.

Dayton football falls in semis

Moments after Dayton’s 42-20 loss to Cascade Christian in the 3A state semifinal, Dayton coach Jacob Peterson was brought to tears describing his emotions. “It’s always hard to process,” ...

Wildcats strong defense leads to 2-0 weekend

The Linfield women’s basketball won both of its games in the Ken Schumann Classic over the weekend to improve to .500 on the season. At 2-2, the Wildcats have already topped their win total in each ...

Bryant leads way as Wildcats get first win

The Linfield men’s basketball team split its two games in the USCS Classic in Santa Cruz, California over the weekend. In their first matchup, 21 points from Reece Gibb and 20 points from Trey Bryant ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Linfield’s Caiden Biege-Wetherbee (right, 22) takes down a hurdling Skylar Noble. The Linfield defense was able to hold the Sagehens to just 33 yards rushing.

Linfield advances to second round

Unranked Pomona-Pitzer, based on its season record, coming into the first round NCAA Division III football playoff contest with undefeated Linfield University, was supposed to play the role of patsy for ...

State hosts free Thanksgiving parks, clamming and fishing days

Oregon parks and wildlife agencies are encouraging the public to get out and enjoy public areas and activity. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced return of its traditional “Green ...

Mac AD, coaches speak on Mac sports

Participation is rising in McMinnville High School sports, athletic director Ryan McIrvin and several coaches told the school board Monday night. That’s good for the student athletes and the school, ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register file photo##Blake Rybar (36) earned the NWC Defensive Player of the Year award. Here, he celebrates during Linfield’s 45-0 win over Pacific Lutheran on Oct. 22.

‘Cats take home NWC honors

The Northwest Conference announced its all-conference honors on Monday, with the 9-0 Wildcats earning 21 all-conference selections. Junior linebacker Blake Rybar was named NWC Defensive Player of the ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Linfield guard Trey Bryant is tightly guarded by a Mountaineer defender. Bryant was held to seven points in the loss.

Linfield loses exhibition to EOU

After a tight-knit first half, the Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon University dropped 53 points in the second half to pull away and beat the Linfield Wildcats 92-79 in an exhibition game at Ted Wilson Gymnasium ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo##Dayton defender Tristan McGann and a teammate take down Amity running back Reagan Clark during Dayton’s 56-20 win over the Warriors on Oct. 28.

Dayton preps for semifinals

The Dayton Pirates football team will head south this weekend to Cottage Grove, where they will take on the second-seeded Cascade Christian Challengers in the 3A state semifinals on Saturday. The Challengers ...

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