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Dayton’s Catie Jacks belts a homerun to left field during the Pirates 5-0 victory over the Amity Warriors.

Catie bar the door: Jacks’ rivalry blast downs Warriors

DAYTON – Much like last year’s now-graduated slugger Kylee Hill, Dayton’s Catie Jacks is enjoying unrivaled success hitting in the second spot of the Pirates’ batting order. During ...

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Jacinda Swiger demonstrates her slap-hitting technique in a game earlier this season. She leads the league in steals with 28 as the ‘Cats head into the NWC tournament this weekend at George Fox.

Swiger’s speed, bat leads Wildcats into NWC tourney

She may not be the straw who stirs the offense, but everyone knows when fleet-footed Jacinda Swiger arrives on base, positive things happen for Linfield’s softball team. Swiger, the McMinnville ...

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Garrett Sutton earned AoY honors with his freestyle stroke, winning the 50-meter state title and taking fourth in the 100-meter race.

Sutton’s state title earns swimming AoY

There are those who love to win. There are others who hate to lose. Count McMinnville’s Garrett Sutton a member of the second group. His disdain for defeat led him to a state championship in the ...

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McMinnville duo Aaron Baune of the Grizzlies and retired Linfield head coach Larry Doty who coached the Oregon team at the NWShootout, share a moment towards the end of Oregon’s 105-97 win over Washington.

Baune, Oregon stars use team play, topple Washington, 105-97

HILLSBORO – Strong team play usually trumps superior talent. For Aaron Baune and his teammates, that tenet became obvious Saturday evening. The Oregon all-stars outplayed a team of D-1 Washington ...

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Keegan Cook and Jordan Reyes, both state champions this year, pictured in the Willamina wrestling room.

‘Dogs’ Cook, Reyes earn state titles, Wrestling AoY accolades

WILLAMINA – Away from the wrestling mat, Willamina’s Jordan Reyes and Keegan Cook are night and day. Reyes, quiet and focused, tends to choose his words carefully. Conversely, Cook ...

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Martin Lopez-Garcia returned the mound for the Grizzlies Tuesday against North Salem in a 2-1 Mac win.

Pedro’s back! Grizzlies fall to Sprague, 4-3, skin Vikings, 2-1

Pedro’s back! One Martin Lopez-Garcia, aka Pedro, hit the mound after a short hiatus from pitching duties, as McMinnville (6-7, 2-3 GVC) took a 2-1 win over North Salem (5-6, 2-3 GVC) Tuesday ...

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Athlete of the Year Aaron Baune, pictured on top of Hotel Oregon in McMinnville.

Baune’s love of game, talent earns basketball Athlete of the Year

Love of the game, perhaps the best way to explain McMinnville’s Aaron Baune’s complete dedication to basketball. A two-year all-Greater Valley Conference first teamer, and only the ...

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Kevin Sullivan tags out Cole Herschbach, saving a run, but the Grizzlies couldn’t score a run of their own.

Hitting stroke eludes Mac in 1-0 loss to Sprague

For lack of a key hit, McMinnville’s baseball team (5-6, 1-2 GVC) dropped a 1-0 Greater Valley Conference contest to Sprague (7-3, 3-0 GVC) Friday at the Grizzlies diamond. McMinnville’s ...

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Shawnie Spink, the News-Register girls  basketball Athlete of the Year, poses with her three state titles.

Shawnie Spink’s three-fold legacy seals AoY

DAYTON – Shawnie Spink owns a three-fold legacy as a Pirate. Dayton’s superstar point guard, named the News-Register’s girls’ basketball Athlete of the Year, epitomizes ...

Stayin’ alive: ‘Cats take two of three from Boxers

Linfield first-year head coach Stan Manley has been waiting for his Wildcat baseball team to consistently play to their ability. Saturday, after losing the first game of a three-game series to Pacific, ...

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Shelby Saylor winds up against the Lutes in Wednesday’s game. She won two against PLU and has pitched her best over the last two weeks.

‘Cats sweep Lutes, keep pace in NWC race

They say hitting is contagious. Linfield’s Cheyenne Fletcher proved the theorem. Fletcher belted a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, giving the ‘Cats a 1-0 ...

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Ashley Rhoads looks to runs down a ground ball during Mac’s game with Central Catholic.

Mac softball team goes 3-1 in Spring Break tourney; Nichols believes they’re ready for GVC title race

MILWAUKIE – McMinnville head softball Coach Larry Nichols pronounced his team ready for league play after the Grizzlies put together a 6-2 preseason, earning a number nine rank in state after winning ...

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Valley Rams’ Colton Saddoris plows through a Beaverton Barbarian in Saturday’s league matchup.

Titanic tie! Rams batter Barbarians in 12-12 herculean test

Another instant classic occurred Saturday between the Valley Rams boys’ rugby team and the Beaverton Barbarians. Duniway Middle School hosted the two Oregon powerhouses, locked in a muddy ...

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McMinnville’s Zane Fodge sped to a 4:34.94 mile in the Jim Barks Grizzly Bear Open Thursday.

Young, talented Grizzly track team seeks state meet spots

McMinnville head track coach Vic Downs wants more Grizzlies participating at the state track meet. To meet that goal, he hopes to parlay a young talent pool, mixed with several seasoned and accomplished ...

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Valley Panther Kati Alvarez breaks a tackle against Grant.

Short-handed Valley Panthers crush Grant

While the Valley Panthers appear modest in number, never underestimate them. Despite a fragmented lineup, the Yamhill County girls’ rugby team remains dangerous. Simply ask Grant after Saturday’s ...

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