District 4 Tualatin Yamhill Valley League 1951-1956, 1959-1970
Tualatin Yamhill Valley League The TYV was deciding league championships as early as 1949 through dual meet results. IN 1951, the first TYV tournament was held at Hillsboro, with Newberg edging out Oregon City for the title while Hillsboro came in third. The following week, Oregon City had to again settle for second place, this time at the District One tournament, but it was Hillsboro that won the title. Newberg went to District Two and placed second to Canby. In 1952, Hillsboro won the state championship, beating out Canby with a team rated in the top ten overall in Triple-A history. the following year, league champion Newberg beat out Klamath Union, keeping the state crown in the league a second year. This team was even stronger than the Hillsboro team of the year before, rated as the second most dominating Triple-A team ever, and including four outstanding state cham- pions. Doug Umfleet was a three-time state champion who might very well have become a four-timer if he had finished school. Ray Green was a two-time state cham- pion who later wrestled for the Multnomah Athletic Club. Ralph Staley and Mike Clock both won Pacific Coast Intercollegiate titles wrestling for Lewis & Clark College. Championships in the TYV were decided by dual meet record from 1954-1958, probably because having a league tournament followed by district and then state meant a great deal of wrestling in the last three weeks of the season. In 1957, Newberg regained the state wrestling cham- pionship, beating out runner-up Sweet Home by a solid twenty-one points, 66-45. The team had two state champions, both of whom went on to achieve great success as college wrestlers and coaches. Ron Finley was a two-time state champion, Olympic wrestler and Olym- pic coach. He is now the University of Oregon coach. Don Conway also was a two-time state champion who went on to be an NCAA champion. He was the coach of the Portland State University Vikings for several years. In 1959, the TYV tournament series resumed as District 4 A-1 under the new OSAA tournament format. During the next twelve years, the league added fourteen state champions to the twenty- five won in the previous eight years. The TYV went out of existence at the end of the 1969-1970 school year. Six of the teams were put in the new Coast-Valley League, the others in the Wilco. Some TYV outstanding wrestlers not previously mentioned included Keith Schrock and Harry McAdams, Newberg; John Dustin, Tigard; Pat Clock, Newberg; Joe Markee and Art Makinster, Tillamook; and Brent Merrill, Tigard.
Beaverton 1952-1956 Dallas 1959-1970 Forest Grove 1959-1970 Hillsboro 1950-1956 Lake Oswego 1959-1970 McMinnville 1949-1956, 1959-1970
Newberg 1949-1956, 1959-1970 Oregon City 1949-1956, 1959-1970 St. Helens 1959-1970 Tigard 1951-1956, 1959-1970 Tillamook 1959-1970 West Linn 1951-1956, 1959-1970