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Ashley Rhoads waits pensively in the Grizzly dugout while teammates take on the Celts with their bats.

Baptism under fire

It was a baptism under fire for the McMinnville Grizzly softball team Tuesday on its home diamond, as it rallied from a 3-0 deficit winning a 5-3 contest over hot-hitting McNary. The win kept them ...

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Scott Hilpert is lost for the rest of the season with a broken leg.

'Cats sweep Blues, take NWC title

WALLA WALLA – The Linfield College baseball team flattened Whitman over the weekend, sweeping all three games from the Blues at Borleske Stadium, to award ‘Cat head coach Scott Carnahan ...

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McMinnville center fielder Sydni Dix stretches out to run down a fly ball in the Grizzlies’ game against South Salem on Tuesday, April 11, at Baker Field.

Grizzlies reign over Saxons, rain, 1-0

McMinnville’s Grizzly softball team (9-1, 4-0 GVC) had a taste of playoff softball Wednesday as it scratched out a 1-0 victory over feisty South Salem (6-4, 1-2 GVC) Tuesday at the McMinnville ...

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Nate Leid threw six innings against Sprague to earn the win as the Grizzlies pounded out five runs in a fourth-inning rampage.

Leid, Smith shut down Sprague

The unknown abruptly became known Saturday when the McMinnville Grizzlies baseball team dropped Sprague from the ranks of the undefeated by a 5-4 margin, in the process overcoming a late-inning ...

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McMinnville s Brian Barnes is the News-Register s Wrestling Athlete of the Year for the Yamhill Valley

Barnes’ undefeated season, 3rd title reaps AoY award

Who knows where Brian Barnes would be today if he hadn’t been an energetic adolescent kid growing up? Seeking an outlet for all that exuberance, Barnes took up wrestling at a relatively young ...

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Shawnie Spink is the Yamhill Valley s girls basketball Athlete of the  Year.

The Spink mindset: ‘You have to think you’re the best’

DAYTON – To truly understand the best, you must play against the best. Which is exactly what I did Sunday afternoon: I challenged the News-Register’s girls’ basketball Athlete of the ...

AoY Zach Bernards forever entwined in basketball, Dayton community spirit

Dayton’s Zach Bernards didn’t have to think long when asked when he started playing basketball. “Forever is accurate – I really couldn’t tell you when this started,” ...

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In his final seaspon as the Linfield head coach, Carnahan won his 600th game as the head coach and is the all-time winningest coach.

Carney wins 600th!

ORANGE/LA VERNE, Calif. –Scott Carnahan achieved his 600th win as head coach of the Wildcats, while his team won two of three contests in the tough SCIAC league over the weekend, upping its ...

Photo entries due

Entries for the Agriculture in Art photography competition are due by Monday, April 3. The Yamhill Valley Camera Club is coordinating the contest. All photos must depict Yamhill County farm life in one ...

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Senior Ally Legard wants to go out with a bang. She will run the distance races, but her focus will be the 1,500 meters.

Grizzly girls’ team eyes GVC title, state

For senior Ally Legard (and the rest of her senior mates) on the McMinnville girls’ track team, the 2017 season doubles as a farewell tour in which both team and personal goals are the focus. Notes ...

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Linfield sophomore Cason Cunningham, a former Marine machine gunner, mowed down 14 Pioneers as the ‘Cats downed the Pioneers.

CASON rolling along: Cunningham strikes out 14 as ‘Cats take two from Pioneers

About the call that never materialized – Linfield head baseball coach Scott Carnahan is ever so happy. Cason Cunningham, Linfield’s left-handed pitcher, spent four years in the US ...

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Larry Nichols (right) is back for his second stint as McMinnville’s head softball coach. He has a solid core of players and hopes to improve on last season’s quarterfinal exit. Among those returning players are (back row, l-r)Gillian Bonnett, Payton Hudson, and Sydni Dix. Front (l-r), Nichole Teasdale and Sydnee Reeser.

Shooting for the stars! Grizzly softball team’s vision a state title

Preseason involves doing the hard work, animating the vision of the future. McMinnville’s Grizzly softball team head coach Larry Nichols notes, “If these girls are the competitors I ...

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McMinnville’s State Championship cheer squad which is preparing for nationals: Top row, (left to right): Fernando Loeza, Haley Schoenthal, Julian Lemus, Malayna McCormick, Kaelyn Williams, Roho Rosales, Rochelle Schoenthal and Miguel Loeza. Middle row, (left to right): Maranda McCormick, Sandra Marin, Jordan Burgess, Danyell Duffey, Madi Chesnik, Sydney Hayward, Eliza Payne and Maddie Farley. Bottom row, (left to right): Lexi Esperanza, Mariana Flores, Merica Zoch, Kristina Fornof Gil, Abby Brown, Sydney Schusted, Valeria Solan and Jessie Bevan. Not Pictured - Daniel Salewski.

After state championship... Mac cheer squad preps for national title

What do you do after winning the state championship? That’s easy: take on the nation – exactly what McMinnville High School’s cheer squad will do later this March. They travel ...

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The Pirates celebrate during their trophy presentation.

Dayton boys capture fifth state title, defeat De La Salle North Catholic, 64-55

COOS BAY – Dayton's boys' basketball team has been crowned 3A state champs after a thrilling 64-55 victory over De La Salle North Catholic in Saturday's title matchup held at the Pirate Palace ...

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Dayton s Gabby Shadden is comforted by teammate Shawnie Spink after the girls  36-34 loss to Blanchet Catholic in the championship contest.

Dayton girls denied the three-peat as they fall 36-34 to Cavaliers in title game

COOS BAY – There will be no three-peat for the Dayton girls' basketball team as they dropped a 36-34 championship bout to the Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers in tonight's title game held at Marshfield ...

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