If football’s your game, statistics indicate a narrow path to the heights of NFL fame. Those numbers indicate it’s a 1000 to one shot to make an NFL team out of high school. From an ...

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A Hire calling: From Linfield to the NFL and back

If football’s your game, statistics indicate a narrow path to the heights of NFL fame. Those numbers indicate it’s a 1000 to one shot to make an NFL team out of high school. From an ...

 
Smith family rooted in ‘Cats’ football success

By the sixth week of the season, starting 11s are set, team routines established and the ‘Cats are rolling toward another conference title. However, at the halfway point of the 1989 season, ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League OCT 6 High game scratch: The No Names, 886. High series scratch: The No Names, 2030. MEN High game scratch: Larry Hartman, 210; Dick Munson, ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Amity bests Dayton 20-12 in ‘99 championship

Under the direction of head coach Jeff Flood, Amity won four consecutive Class 2A state football championships from 1998 to 2001. The run of excellence included an exhilarating 45-game unbeaten ...

 
Mueller, Rutschman and the Seahawks: How the former Linfield QB saved Seattle’s football franchise

Who actually saved the Seattle Seahawks from moving to Los Angles nearly a quarter century ago? To answer that question, we have to visit a Sheraton Hotel in Spokane one Friday night in the spring ...

Buckin’ to Texas Invite set

The fourth annual Buckin’ to Texas Invitational, formerly known as the Buckin’ to Vegas Invitational, produced by the mother-son duo of Kim Cooper and Cooper Cano is set to commence November ...

Senior bowling scores

Bowling Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League SEP 29 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 622. High series scratch: The No Names, 1832. MEN High game scratch: Larry Hartman, 190; ...

 
Breaking ground: ‘Cats celebrate $1.55M soccer/lacrosse renovation

Fresh off changing its name to Linfield University, the Division III McMinnville school has broken ground on a $1.55 million renovation of its soccer and lacrosse field. While the Wildcat men’s ...

 
Never say die and the best comebacks in Linfield football history

If you’ve watched a Linfield football game, you know the Wildcat tradition of raising four fingers at the start of the fourth quarter. It wasn’t always the case. This custom dates back ...

 
Blazing a trail to McMinnville

Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard announced Thursday his co-ownership of the McMinnville Toyota dealership. Lillard infused his style into the facility by overseeing the installation ...

 
NBA All-Star Damian Lillard buys share of Mac Toyota dealership

Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard announced Thursday his co-ownership of the McMinnville Toyota dealership. Lillard infused his style into the facility by overseeing the installation ...

 
Yamhill County’s Greatest Games: ‘Coach' claims his final state title

The stakes couldn’t have been higher. In 2002, the Oregon Class 2A state football championship featured longtime rivals Dayton and Amity. On one side, the Pirates lined up with state coaching ...

 
Linfield football: Bye weeks and extending ‘The Streak’

Fans think bye weeks are a bore. Coaches, however, have a different perspective. Wildcat head coach Joseph Smith notes, “Over the years I’ve really enjoyed the bye week. After four ...

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Provoking Hope holds annual golf tourney Provoking Hope is holding its fifth annual golf tournament September 26 at Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville. Provoking Hope provides a safe and supportive ...

 
Yamhill County's Greatest Games: An All-American, a faithful community and the '79 Mac title

Over 41 years ago, head coach Nick Robertson, All-American Charlie Sitton and the McMinnville boys basketball team etched their names into the history books with an undefeated 27-0 season. The ...

 
Early improvements spur Linfield success against rival Raiders

Week two games for any football coach concern improvement. After teams have played their first game, coaches now glimpse their squad’s potential. Retired hall of fame head coach Ad Rutschman ...

Provoking Hope holds annual golf tourney

Provoking Hope is holding its fifth annual golf tournament September 26 at Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville. Provoking Hope provides a safe and supportive environment to the residents of Oregon’s ...

 
Coaching Conversations: Scott Nelson transformed Warriors into contenders

AMITY – Scott Nelson’s coaching career began in his backyard. His four sons – Cody, Kyle, Lance and Jaycen – would engage in hearty competitions at the family’s Amity ...

 
Remembrance of games past: Adversity spurs Wildcats’ run of dominance in 2010s

In Linfield’s first game of the 2008 football season, the Wildcats traveled to Abilene, Texas, opening head coach Joseph Smith’s third season, and arriving with high hopes for a play-off ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, September 4 KP No. 7: Vern Farrington LP No. 9: Charles Nagely LD No. 8: Dan Qualey LD No. 8: Bob Rino Low Gross No. 1: Jim Cox 43 LG No. 1: Charles Nagely ...

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