YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton’s first-year head cross country coach Audrey Lichten knows exactly what makes junior runner Cristin Brethower a special athlete. “She always gives it ...

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Speed and stamina: Brethower races to Athlete of the Year award

YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton’s first-year head cross country coach Audrey Lichten knows exactly what makes junior runner Cristin Brethower a special athlete. “She always gives it ...

 
Local hoops teams prepare for upcoming season

The 2019/20 high school basketball season is officially underway. Local Class 2A/3A schools Amity, Dayton, Sheridan, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton play their initial non-league contests this week. The ...

Senior bowling scores

Mixed League Senior Citizens League NOV 26 TEAM High game scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 693. High series scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 1965. High game scratch: Duane Qualey, 232; Gene Langue, 224; Johnnie ...

 
Aggressive defending: Galan claims soccer Athlete of the Year

Hannah Galan truly changed the dynamic of the 2019 McMinnville girls soccer team. The former midfielder seamlessly transitioned into the starting center back role. Tasked by head coach Anna Heuberger ...

 
‘Cats claw Knights in non-league, 84-73

Prior to Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against Warner Pacific, Linfield men’s basketball player Aaron Baune slogged through a three-point shooting slump. The sophomore forward and ...

 
Stub’s Hitting Hut

Family and friends of the late Perry Stubberfield, McMinnville High School’s former athletic director, baseball and football coach, gathered at Mac High’s new baseball facility Sunday to officially ...

Linfield football’s season in review

Four or five difference-making plays exist in every football game. That’s the story of Linfield’s season-ending 68-65 triple-overtime loss to Chapman Saturday on the Panthers’ home field ...

Rich places 4th nationally

LOUISVILLE – Whitman College cross country runner and McMinnville High School alum Whitney Rich, who won the West Region individual title and Athlete of the Year, snagged a fourth-place finish ...

 
Versatile Anthony Botello named Athlete of the Year

Jack of all trades. Swiss Army knife. Call him what you will, but McMinnville boys’ soccer player Anthony Botello perfectly embodied versatility during his senior season. In reality, Botello’s ...

 
Linfield falls to Chapman in triple OT, 68-65

ORANGE, CA. – What a way to go out. Linfield football clashed with Chapman University Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs held at Ernie Chapman Stadium in Orange, ...

 
Buckin’ to Vegas Invitational

Cooper Cano and Kim Cooper’s Third Annual Buckin’ to Vegas Invitational continues to grow support for the Yamhill Country rodeo scene. Saturday, the mother-son duo hosted their third ...

 
Record 18 youth runners qualify for nationals

EUGENE – With record-setting performances at the USATF Region 13 Meet, the McMinnville Track Club and two runners from McMinnville competing for Tigard Track Club earned 18 qualifications ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League NOV 19 TEAM High game scratch: Unpredictables, 630. High series scratch: Unpredictables, 1826. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, 241; Mike ...

 
Mac’s dynamic middle blocker claims Athlete of the Year

Quiet and unassuming off the court, McMinnville volleyball player Jazi Smith only commands attention when she’s dominating her sport. The junior middle blocker transformed into a powerful ...

 
Linfield faces Chapman in first round

For as long as I can remember, Northwest Conference teams have looked down their collective noses at their counterparts from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC.) However, ...

Barnes ready to develop middle school wrestlers

The middle school cafeteria is abuzz with the sound of chattering sixth-graders as a tall bearded man, brown hair pulled back in a low man-bun, works his way through the maze of tables. Smiling, ...

Grizzly athletes earn 15 all-Pacific conference football recognitions

In total, 15 Grizzlies earned all-conference football selections, led by first-team honorees Jacob Barnes and Ras Felix. Barnes, a junior offensive tackle, anchored the offense’s line this ...

Sports briefs

Buckin’ to Vegas Invitational The third annual Buckin’ to Vegas Invitational is set for Saturday at McMinnville’s Yamhill County Fairground. The rodeo event kicks off at 3 p.m., and ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League NOV 12 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 671. High series scratch: The No Names, 2443. MEN High game scratch: Gene Langue, 201; Patrick ...

 
Playmaker: Garcia wins football Athlete of the Year

YAMHILL – It’s been an interesting and transformative journey for Yamhill-Carlton senior quarterback Jaime Garcia. As a freshman, Garcia said he was “not very big – just ...

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