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Sports briefs
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New WCHS coach Matt Turner has used the indoor facility for many workouts this offseason. Friday's will be the latest as the Pioneers hold a Lift-A-Thon to raise money for the football program.

WCHS football 


The WCHS football Lift-A-Thon will be held Friday, July 12 at the WCHS indoor facility. The event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Fans are welcome to attend the event, which will be one of the team's biggest fundraisers. Donations will be accepted for pounds lifted by players or flat donations.

McMinnville Youth Soccer


McMinnville Youth Soccer registration is now open. Players can be registered at the front desk at the Three Star Mall location or at 

The youth registration fee is $60 per player. The adult registration fee will be $25 per player. A $5 discount is available for multiple children.

Registration will end Saturday, July 13. A late registration will be held from July 15-20 with a $10 additional fee for youth players.

The league is tentatively set to begin play Sept 9. Games will be played on Saturdays, with weekday games also scheduled. 

McMinnville Baseball 

and softball fall sign-ups 

Registration began for the MYBS fall league Monday, July 8. Sign-ups will run until August 5. The cost for boys and girls ages 5-6 is $40. Leagues for boys and girls ages 7-14 will cost $50 per player. 

Drop-in registration is available at the Civic Center's location at Three Star Mall Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with additional time (4-7 p.m.) on Thursdays. 

The league will play on Monday and Thursday nights starting in August and running through October.

For more information, contact Terry Beard at 473-1212. 

WCHS baseball tryouts

Tryouts for the WCHS baseball team are currently scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1. Returning players are scheduled to try out from 4-6 p.m. July 31. New players will try out from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

WCMS Cross country 


Coach Patty Kelly will begin conditioning Monday, July 15 for members interested in joining the team. Conditioning will continue July 16-18. All sessions will run from 8:30-10 a.m.

Runners are asked to attend conditioning to be considered for a spot during the upcoming season. Athletes will receive required paperwork and take part in a running assessment during conditioning.

Runners will meet on the bleachers inside the main entrance to Nunley Stadium. 

kids of summer submissions

The Standard is currently accepting submissions for the 'Kids of Summer' special section, which will run Friday, Aug. 9. Any team which finished first or second in the regular season or tournament in its league can submit a photo free of charge. Teams outside the top two can submit for $20.

Photos may be brought to the Standard office or emailed to Submissions must include first and last names for all players and coaches, team name, league name and place of finish. Photos brought to the office will be held for one month after publication date.

Local all-star teams are asked to submit photos. Travel teams finishing in the top two at tournaments may also submit, or local players on out-of-town teams can submit individually.

For more information, contact Jeffery Simmons at 473-2191 ext. 241 or