Thursday, July 10, 2014


Gil died in Salem, Ore., in July 2014.

Wildcatville photos

Friday, July 04, 2014

Countdown to Wildcat football 2014 kickoff

Click here to see Linfield 
2014 football schedule.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Coach Paul Durham monument will stand tall on Linfield campus

As a person, Paul Durham stood tall because of his exemplary character, leadership and skills.

Lead by a group of Linfield grads calling themselves, "Team Durham," funds are being raised to honor the legendary Linfield football coach and athletic director with a monument in his image. Standing at 8-feet tall, it will be bigger than life. Durham was 6-foot-4.

An artist will sculpt the monument in clay, and then it will be cast in bronze. It will be placed at a yet to be determined location on the Linfield campus.

Durham -- a 1936 Linfield grad who was a scholar, outstanding athlete and singer -- is the coach who started Linfield's national football record-setting winning season "streak."

He was also an important part of the McMinnville community with efforts ranging from directing the city's summer recreation program to serving a sports editor of the McMinnville News-Register, for which he wrote a popular column, "Dodging with Durham."

Durham died at 93 in 2007.

To learn how to donate, contact David Ostrander, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Linfield College at 503-883-2495.


Photos from Linfield Oak Leaves yearbooks.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Could ESPN College GameDay come to McMinnville in 2014?

No, Wildcatville doesn’t think so.

But, if it did, which Linfield home game? Here are the possibilities, all afternoon kickoffs:

--Oct 11 George Fox 1:30*   
--Oct 18 Whit-worth  (Homecoming) 1:30    
--Nov 1 Willamette 1:00         
--Nov 15 Pacific (AT&T Hall of Fame Game) 1:00    

No question it’d be Homecoming.

Linfield’s oak-lined campus. The Spruce Goose at the aviation museum. McMinnville’s Third Street/Culinary Street of Dreams. Pre-game excitement with the BWC-Linfield Homecoming BBQ. Monument dedication. Alumni,students, friends and fans. Beautiful weather.  

Pirates/Whitworth (crimson & black) at Wildcats/Linfield (cardinal & purple) Northwest Conference football.

Wow, imagine Lee Corso putting on the “Mack the 'Cat” mascot head to indicate his pick of the team which win the game.

*Wildcatville designates this football game, between NWC and Yamhill County rivals George Fox and Linfield, as the "Oak Bowl." After the game, Wildcatville will virtually present this Wildcatville-taken photo -- of a hand-turned oak bowl crafted in Carlton by artist Jake Rockwood -- to fans of the game's winner. 

Note: For spacing considerations, Wildcatville did not follow AP style in game time listings.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NCAA D3 Baseball McMinnville Regional Tournament: May 2014

Helser Field/Wright Stadium at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.
  •  Link to article (dated 5/14/2014, yes, it's Roy Helser, not Ray Helser Field) advancing the tourney:
  • Link to tourney website:
  • Link to tourney live videos:
  • Link to tourney live stats:

Game 1, Noon–
Linfield College (McMinnville, Ore.) Wildcats (colors cardinal & purple) v. LeTourneau Univ (Longview,Texas) YellowJackets (colors royal blue & gold).
Going into the game, Linfield is 33-7 and LeTourneau is 32-13...............

Game 2, 3:30pm–
Californian Lutheran Univ (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) Kingsmen (colors purple & gold) v. Illinois Wesleyan Univ (Bloomington, Ill.) Titans (colors green & white).
Going into the game, Cal Luth is 34-8 and IW is 24-18...............

Game 3, 7 pm—
Trinity (San Antonio, Texas) Univ Tigers (colors maroon & white) v. Univ of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wisc.) Pointers (colors purple & gold).
Going into the game, Trinity is 33-8 and Stevens Point is 29-11...............

Game 4--Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, loser out = Noon
Game 5--Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 = 3:30pm
Game 6--Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 = 7pm

Game 7—Noon
Game 8--3:30 p.m.
Game 9--7 p.m.

Game 10--Noon

Game 11--3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Catball season over, but maintaining Linfield softball field continues

Photo taken afternoon of 5/12/2014 by Wildcatville.

Friday, May 09, 2014