Linfield secures perfect NWC season, vanquishes Pacific, 35-7

FOREST GROVE – With Saturday’s 35-7 victory over Pacific University, the Linfield Wildcats (8-1, 7-0 NWC) completed a perfect season against Northwest Conference opponents. Facing one of the ...

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Junior Riley Bruil is expected to play a key role for the ‘Cats as they look to improve on last season’s third place conference finish.

‘Cat b-ball encore? How ‘bout NWC title!

After a third place finish in the NWC last year and the first winning record in five seasons, Linfield College’s Men’s basketball team hopes to climb the ladder to the next level. Shanan ...

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Linfield’s Wyatt Smith (12) delivers a pass in the Wildcats’ game against Puget Sound. Smith, in his first start, had two TD passes as the ‘Cats won 23-0.

‘Cats clinch NWC title, playoff berth; down Loggers, 23-0

Linfield’s Wildcat football team (7-1, 6-0 NWC) celebrated senior night at Maxwell Field Saturday with a coming out party for freshman quarterback Wyatt Smith. The McMinnville alum in his ...

'Cats clinch NWC title, D3 playoff bid

Linfield College pitched a 23-0 victory against University of Puget Sound, and in the process got an assist from long-time rival PLU, who dropped George Fox 13-3, allowing the Wildcats to clinch its ninth ...

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McMinnville head coach Ryan McIrvin addresses the team after the Grizzlies first round loss to Grant Friday in the state playoffs. McMinnville fell 47-13.

Grizzlies fall to Grant in first round of playoffs, 47-13

PORTLAND – McMinnville’s Grizzly football team (6-4, 5-3 GVC) had very few answers for the Grant Generals (8-2, 7-1 PIL) in their first round OSAA 6A football game Friday night, falling 47-13. McMinnville ...

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The Grizzlies’ Ray Jacob will key McMinnville’s offensive focus against Grant with the hopes of controlling offensive tempo.

Speed to burn: Grizzlies take on Grant in first round playoff tilt

We’ve all heard how speed kills. McMinnville’s Grizzly football team (6-3, 5-3 GVC) hopes that’s not the case as they take on Grant (7-2, 6-1 PIL) of the Portland Interscholastic ...

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Freshman Wyatt Smith, a Grizzly alum, pictured here in fourth quarter action against Lewis & Clark will start against UPS Saturday.

Mac's Smith starts against UPS Loggers

Wyatt Smith, the all-league, all-state, freshman QB from McMinnville, and son of head coach Joseph Smith, gets the starting nod Saturday. Linfield’s (6-1, 5-0 NWC) final home game of the ...

Grizzlies, Warriors, Pirates, Bulldogs qualify for state playoffs.

Yamhill Valley will see four football teams play in the state tournament next weekend. McMinnville, third place finisher in the GVC, will travel to Grant High School to take on the 13th-ranked Generals. Number-five ...

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Chidubem Nnoli scored the game winner for the  Cats Saturday against PLU in an overtime 16-10 win. Seen here in action against Lewis & Clark, earlier in the year.

Linfield tops PLU, 16-10 in OT

PUYALLUP -- It wasn't pretty, but it was a win! Linfield shut out arch-rival Pacific Lutheran in the first overtime period Saturday at Sparks Field, and Chudubem Nnoli sliced into the end zone from five ...

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McMinnville s Colton Smith is lifted into the air by Grizzly lineman John Kropf after Smith scored the winning TD on an 83-yard kickoff return with 17-seconds left in the game.

Grizzlies rally for 50-43 win over Bulldogs, meet Grant in first round of playoffs

ALBANY – McMinnville’s football team would not quit. Not when it was down 15-0 barely two minutes into the game, not when it was down 29-7 midway through the second quarter, and most definitely ...

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Willamina head coach Dan Oswald congratulates one of his players during the Bulldogs  31-0 win against Sheridan.

Bulldogs punch ticket to state playoffs with 31-0 shutout of rival Sheridan

SHERIDAN – With a dynamic performance from quarterback Brad Milton, the Willamina Bulldogs defeated rival Sheridan, 31-0, tonight at Bill Chrisman Memorial Field. The Bulldogs’ victory locked ...

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Zane Fodge edges ahead of Forest Grove’s Quincy Norman, only to have Norman storm back for the GVC District win. Fodge finished second overall as the Grizzlies took the team title.

GVC champs! Fodge comes back from injury, leads team to GVC title

SALEM – Zane Fodge’s backpack reveals a message. It reads finish – empty, empty, empty… Fodge and his Grizzly mates did exactly that Wednesday afternoon at the GVC district ...

Reclassification comes to Yamhill Valley; Mac moves to Pacific Conference; Y-C, Sheridan, Willamina find new homes

The Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSAA) Executive Board approved the Final Recommendation for classification for the 2018-22 seasons. OSAA’s new classification affects teams from ...

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Grizzly striker Cameron Autencio heads in a score for a 2-0 McMinnville lead.

Mission accomplished! Grizzlies thrash Titans, 5-0 for GVC title, await playoffs

McMinnville’s boys’ soccer team (9-0-5, 5-0-3 GVC) is back – back from the feckless play of the last five games which threatened to derail its season. The Grizzlies dispatched ...

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Chidubem Nnoli was leading the rusher on the day with 120 yards on 27 carries in the  Cats 12-6 win over George Fox.

Linfield kicks Bruins, 12-6

Linfield College's seventh-ranked Wildcat football team (5-1, 4-0 NWC)  used the strong right leg of Willy Warne and a punishing defense to fell cross-county rival George Fox (5-2, 3-1 NWC), 12-6 ...

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