Local swimmers feel left out. Phase One of Oregon’s reopening of the economy included restaurants and bars, personal services, gyms and malls. And yet, public swimming pools didn’t ...

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Mac swim coach urges state to reopen pools

Local swimmers feel left out. Phase One of Oregon’s reopening of the economy included restaurants and bars, personal services, gyms and malls. And yet, public swimming pools didn’t ...

I miss sports, and I think other people do, too

Spring playoffs and championship have arrived! Or, wait . . . they should have. Right now, I should be preparing to cover Day One of the Class 2A and 3A state track and field championships at Western ...

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak ...

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

By STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writers The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 — if it is able to resume play. The ...

NWSL returns to play with summer tournament

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women’s Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear ...

 
Senior bowlers feel lost without favorite pastime

Wanda Nelson grows tired of feeling cooped up. The 90-year old secretary of the Senior Citizens Bowling League can’t wait for her favorite pastime to re-enter her weekly schedule. A longtime ...

 
All-state girls basketball: Arzner, five others recognized

Six local high school girls basketball players were honored with all-state recognition by Oregon head coaches. McMinnville’s Kylee Arzner, Willamina’s Kaya McLean, Kira Rankin and Piper Shrabel, ...

OSAA offers guidelines for Phase One of school athletic activities

The Oregon School Activities Association’s Executive Board continues searching for solutions to the state’s absence of sports. Wednesday morning, the Executive Board met in a closed work session ...

Soccer reboot in Germany: No fans, lonely goal celebrations

By CIARÁN FAHEY AP Sports Writer BERLIN — Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga’s first goal in more than two months and then celebrated. Alone. The 19-year-old’s Borussia Dortmund ...

VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and Michael Jordan

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became ...

 
Hurl conquers Yamhill County one street at a time

Jeremy Hurl has a mission. In March, the McMinnville resident and Mac Track cross country coach found himself experiencing a rare dissatisfaction with his favorite sport. “I was at a point ...

MLS looking at having all teams compete in Orlando

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. Details of the plan are still under ...

MLB owners OK plan that could lead to early July start

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season ...

 
Schools vary when compensating spring coaches

When the COVID-19 crisis led to a swath of spring sports cancellations, local athletic administrations were placed in a unique situation. In the initial days of sport-related fallout, athletic ...

 
One step closer: Mac grad eyes pro baseball career

PHOENIX – Kade Mechals remains on the verge of a professional baseball career. The question is will his opportunity to join a big league club arrive via the upcoming MLB draft in July, or ...

 
Michelbook C.C. hires new GM

Michelbook Country Club’s Board of Directors announced on Tuesday’s press release the appointment of Dan Wickman as its new General Manager. Wickman succeeds Bob Marshall, who is retiring. Michelbook ...

Four MLS teams allow individual workouts, more to follow

By TIM BOOTH and ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writers Four Major League Soccer teams took the first small step toward returning to play Wednesday by allowing players to use team training fields for individual ...

Handful of Pac-12 schools expecting to reopen in fall

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer Five schools in the Pac-12 expect to reopen their campuses this fall, a key step to the return of college sports. Many more steps still need to be taken before football ...

 
Bates calls an audible

Kassidee Bates called an audible. A longtime varsity starter at catcher for McMinnville High School’s softball team, Bates was long thought to be a lock for college softball. After earning ...

 
Four Dayton athletes sign letters of intent

DAYTON – Four Dayton High School student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. Pirate seniors Kody Fuller, Payton Garrison, Blake Larsen ...

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