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Senior Alix Williams shares her excitement with teammates after the Grizzlies  win over South Salem Friday.

Hallelujah and amen! Mac girls rally for 42-40 win over Saxons

Senior Ashley Rhoads calmly dropped two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, washing away four years of frustration for herself and five other seniors on the Grizzly girls’ basketball team ...

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McMinnville s Garret Sutton poses with his first place medal.

Sutton wins 50-free

GRESHAM -- Can you hold your breath for 20 seconds? How about if you’re swimming 50-yards at the same time? How about if that swim is for the state 6A championship against seven of the fastest ...

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Brian Barnes on the podium with his fifth place medal.

Barnes' fifth lone podium finish for Grizzlies

PORTLAND – McMinnville’s wrestling season came to an inauspicious end, with two wrestlers earning podium places, but not championships. The Grizzlies had two wrestlers make it to the ...

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The Pirates  Braeden Nowlin stops and pops a three-pointer against Horizon Christian in Saturday s league title game.

Pirates drop league title game to Hawks, 61-55

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton relinquished its Class 3A West Valley League title to Horizon Christian Saturday at Central High School in Independence, losing to the Hawks, 61-55. Anthony Sprauer scored 27 ...

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Dayton s Shawnie Spink dishes one of her eight assists during Saturday s WVL championship game against Amity.

Dayton girls earn league title, beat Amity, 63-26

INDEPDENCE – Behind a lock down defensive effort, the Dayton girls’ basketball team captured the Class 3A West Valley League championship 63-26 over rival Amity Saturday in Independence. Dayton’s ...

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Linfield head coach Shanan Rosenberg goes over a play with the  Cats during a timeout.

Road warrior 'Cats take on Whitman, Whitworth

Linfield College’s men’s basketball team heads back on the road to finish out the season with a pair of games against number-one ranked Whitman and number-four Whitworth Friday and Saturday. ...

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Brooke Kinion lights up the pool at the Mac Aquatic Center during the 100-yard breaststroke finals at the district meet. She finished fifth with a 1:12.83 time.

Grizzlies finish second at GVC district swim meet

It came down to this: in order to win their 10th straight district title, McMinnville’s boys’ team needed to either win the 400-yard freestyle relay, or finish two places ahead of South Salem’s ...

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Mason Henderson takes a break from a workout as he prepares for the state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Mason Henderson hopes to hit high note at state mat tourney

What do you get when you mix equal parts of jazz saxophonist and marching band drum major? At McMinnville, you get Mason Henderson. He is the Grizzlies’ third place GVC district qualifier ...

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Linfield’s Jordan Clark sees his future as a doctor.

Linfield's Jordan Clark: Post with a greater purpose

You might think Linfield’s 250-pound, 6-6 senior center Jordan Clark yearns for a chance to play in the NBA. But you’d be wrong. The closest Clark will likely get to an NBA floor are ...

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Willamina’s Jordan Reyes  controls the match agains Dayton’s Ryan Penrose.

Bulldogs take care of business, take WVL District title

WILLAMINA – Willamina’s head wrestling coach Ariah Fasana is always quick to note, “If we take care of our individual business, the team awards will follow.” Saturday, ...

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McMinnville’s Michael Abeyta (in white) dances with Sprague’s Michael Murphy in their district final match, won by Abeyta, 2-1.

Grizzlies send eight to state, finish 4th in district; Abeyta, Barnes take district titles

SALEM — High school wrestling resembles a three-act play: The first act entails the regular season; the second is akin to the district meet, where grapplers qualify for state; the final act ...

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Aaron Baune goes for basket midway through the fourth quarter. He hit the game winner as time ran out. He finished the night as high scorer with 26 points.

Destiny served! Baune’s bucket bashes bonny Scots, 77-76

SALEM – Destiny arrived for McMinnville’s boys’ basketball team (13-5, 5-5 GVC) disguised in a fourth quarter collapse Tuesday at the McKay basketball court. The Grizzlies watched ...

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Zack Culver (left) helps Tabor Magnuson celebrate his 100th win during the tournament at Yamhill-Carlton Wednesday evening.

Y-C’s Tabor Magnuson feted for 100th win; Tigers take dual meet

YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton’s wrestling program has a new Mr. 100. Wednesday, Tabor Magnuson hit the century mark in career wins, pinning Chael Williams of Newport during the first round ...

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Amity eighth grader Brady Hall is guarded by Team World’s Zahid Khan as Team World’s coach, Derek Barnett looks on.

Amity’s Team World brings ‘joy of basketball’ to players, fans

AMITY – Yamhill County has its very own Team World basketball team. Comprised of six Amity High School exchange students, five Warriors, and coached by Amity’s athletic director, Derek ...

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McMinnville’s Aaron Baune drives to rack as four West Salem players converge on him. Baune was held to 13 points.

Valiant effort! Grizzlies fizzle in fourth, fall to Titans, 70-58

To understand how valiantly McMinnville’s boys’ basketball team (12-5, 4-5 GVC) played Friday against West Salem, you only need remember their first game 84-59 blowout loss to the Titans ...

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