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Freshman Seamus Miller (24) shows his emotion after scoring the first goal of a 2-1 win over Bushnell Tuesday evening on the Linfield pitch. His goal came in the 50th minute on an assist from Cesar Cruz-Espindola. Ronan Krutzikowsky (15) gave his support, too.

Linfield men conclude exhibition season with win over Beacons

In the final exhibition match of the 2021 season, the Linfield men’s soccer program recorded a gritty 2-1 victory over the visiting Bushnell beacons Tuesday evening at the Linfield Soccer ...

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Linfield freshman Lucy Kerr (26) and Pacific University junior Lydia King battle for a header in Wednesday afternoon’s friendly between the two teams.

Wildcat women defeat Bushnell, 4-0, lose to Pacific

Facing a pair of non-conference foes at home this week, the Linfield women’s soccer squad split the two contests. The Wildcats routed the Bushnell Beacons 4-0 Tuesday afternoon, but fell ...

Football coaches prepare for season after receiving clearance from state

Yamhill County’s high school football players have trained for months with no clear picture of the Oregon School Athletics Association’s (OSAA) plan for a condensed season in the spring. ...

Hiking permits to be required for Oregon’s central Cascades

AP Sports PORTLAND – A new permitting system for hikers and backpackers in Oregon’s central Cascade Mountains will be implemented this year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports it comes after ...

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Local golfers Jeremy Byrd, Matt Perry, Willi Sheller and Ben Dymecki celebrate Sheller’s albatross on the 18th hole of Bandon Dunes’ Sheep Ranch course.

Mac golfer sinks first albatross at Bandon's Sheep Ranch

What did McMinnville golfer Willi Sheller do after carding a rare albatross – or three strokes under par on one hole – January 27 on the 18th hole of Bandon Dunes Sheep Ranch Golf Course? He ...

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Running for fun and fitness

Student-athletes from Willamina High School have been training with long distance running during the absence of sports in the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured in front of their school bus are Trinity Simon, ...

Governor announces outdoor contact sports can resume

By SARA CLINE Associated Press PORTLAND - Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that some outdoor contact sports, including high school football, can resume this week. In addition, the Oregon Health Authority ...

Tales of an outlaw: The fall of Rhett 'Tommy' Phillips

Sometimes the road less traveled was simply the wrong road. Members of the 1971 football program realized their own pathways to success, becoming doctors, lawyers, pastors, teachers and coaches. McMinnville ...

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Head coach Don Mabee is surrounded by McMinnville’s 1971 Shrine Football team members. From the left: Curt Leonard, Rick Johnson, Tommy Phillips and Dave Scott.

A band of brothers

You are there fifty years ago: Richard M. Nixon is president; the Vietnam War turbulently and slowly moving towards it end; Ironically, Joy to the World by Three Dog Night is the number-one song; ...

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Wildcat defender Chase Whittaker leaps high to contest a header in Linfield’s 3-0 shutout of Multnomah last Friday. Whittaker notched a goal and an assist in the exhibition victory.

Sports are back! Linfield soccer squads open season with wins

Linfield’s soccer players waited a long time for victories like they achieved last weekend in exhibitions against Multnomah and Corban universities. Playing their first matches in over a ...

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McMinnville head soccer coach Joe Crabtree (white hat) congratulates Iker Larranga after a successful penalty kick during the 2006 Class 6A state boys’ soccer championship, which the Grizzlies won 2-1. Crabtree led Mac to 26 wins in two seasons. He died January 17 from complications with COVID-19.

Joe Crabtree, who coached Mac to 2006 soccer title, dies at 77

In his first year as head coach of the McMinnville boys’ soccer team, Joe Crabtree led the Grizzlies to an incredible Class 6A state championship in 2006. Crabtree’s involvement with ...

Linfield soccer returns to action

Linfield athletes feel more than ready to begin competition again. Following nearly a year of postponed and canceled contests, Wildcat soccer players finally return to the pitch this weekend in ...

Blazers guard CJ McCollum has fracture in left foot

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer PORTLAND — In the midst of one of his best seasons, Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot. McCollum will wear a ...

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Junior Bethany Shade takes aim at the goal during a practice session Wednesday at Linfield University. Defending on the play is Lizzy Harms. Observing in the background is Jenna Hessel. The Wildcat women’s lacrosse team hopes to resume competition this spring after a COVID-19 suspension of the previous season.

Linfield teams begin practicing, aim for February competitions

While COVID-19 restrictions continue to limit the landscape of college athletics, Linfield University’s sports teams return to practice with the hope of beginning competition next month. After ...

Mac alum Gubrud signs pro football contract, joins CFL’s BC Lions

Gage Gubrud’s professional football career has begun. The former McMinnville player signed a contract with the BC Lions Football Club of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The six-foot, two-inch ...

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