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 ...

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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 ...

 
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 ...

James Harden traded to Nets in blockbuster deal

By BRIAN MAHONEY and KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writers James Harden is heading to Brooklyn, joining old teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a potent trio featuring some of the NBA’s ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Barnett’s calm guidance led tightknit Tigers to ‘92 title

Larry Barnett’s legacy in Yamhill County was born from a calm wisdom which played a tremendous role in Yamhill-Carlton’s 1992 boys’ basketball state championship. In his 17th ...

 
Culture is key to Linfield football success

There’s a quote on the desk belonging to Linfield head football coach Joseph Smith. It was given to him by his mother. It stares at him every day, a relentless reminder of the importance ...

 
2020 Sports in Review

Local sports hampered by pandemic, Governor’s orders Coronavirus concerns and subsequent decisions by Oregon lawmakers and health officials directly affected Yamhill County athletics in 2020. Linfield ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Bulldog brotherhood captures 2009 state baseball title

In 2009, a brotherhood of Bulldogs orchestrated one of the most unexpected state baseball championships in Oregon’s history. According to head coach Cliff Toney, it’s categorized as ...

 
The gift of a lifetime: ‘One Goal’ Wildcats claim 2004 national championship

Four years of demoralizing playoff losses — games in which supremely talented Linfield football teams lost rather than being beaten. From their frustration, in the spring of 2004, a group ...

 
The wait is over: Linfield sports to resume after Jan. 1

Following a lengthy coronavirus-related layoff, Linfield athletics will return in 2021. The Division III Northwest Conference Presidents’ Council decided to resume all league competition and championships ...

 
'There can be only one': Penultimate contests create thrills and anguish for ‘Cat football

“There can be only one” – the tagline from the 1980s cult film Highlander could well be the motto for the NCAA Division III playoffs. Only one team finishes the season with a ...

OSAA adjusts 2021 sports schedule, practices begin February 8

The COVID-19 pandemic continues demolish plans for the local high school sports seasons, as announced Monday by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). As a result of increased coronavirus ...

Double the challenge at US Women’s Open on two golf courses

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports HOUSTON — Inbee Park tries to stick to a routine at the U.S. Women’s Open to make sure she’s not worn out before the tournament begins. A two-time ...

 
An unlikely hero: Backup QB Knecht powers ‘Cats to 2015 victory over UMHB

Character counts! Sometimes integrity is all that keeps a team going. Even after your team has survived the first two rounds of the NCAA DIII playoffs, the slog to the championship game requires ...

 
OSAA modifies prep sports seasons as COVID-19 cases increase

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter plans for the local high school sports seasons, as announced Monday by the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA). As a result of increased coronavirus cases ...

Senior bowling scores

Bowling Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League NOV 17 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 679. High series scratch: The No Names, 1904. MEN High game scratch: Roger Miller, 196; ...

 
Thanksgiving week: Turkey, dressing and Linfield football

During the final week in November, it’s normally about turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and, of course, pie unless you’ve won your first-round playoff game, then the spotlight ...

Blazers re-sign Anthony and Hood, sign Jones

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. One of several anticipated moves that Portland formally announced Sunday. ...

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