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Dayton players including Jaden Moore and Cami Helvie fight for a rebound against Rainier.

Dayton girls vanquish Rainier, 55-31, advance to state title against Salem Academy

COOS BAY – Dayton girls are headed to their fourth consecutive state championship after defeating Rainier 55-31 in today's semifinal held at the Pirate Palace in Coos Bay. The Pirates led ...

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McMinnville’s Aaron Baune powers up against a Tigard double-team to score two of his game-high 31 points in the Grizzlies’ first round state tournament victory at The Furnace.

Grizzlies’ resolve: Smith steal, Baune offense propel Mac to 61-58 first- round tourney victory

What a way to close out nearly 25 years of play at The Furnace, McMinnville’s storied gym. In a first round state tournament game with Tigard (13-11, 9-5 TRL), the Grizzlies (18-7, 9-7 GVC) ...

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Dayton s Jaden Moore drives baseline against Coquille in Thursday s quarterfinal.

Dayton girls vanquish Coquille, 48-29, advance to state semifinals.

COOS BAY – Shawnie Spink's game-high 25 points propelled the Dayton girls basketball team to a 48-29 state quarterfinal victory over Coquille tonight at North Bend High School. The Pirates will ...

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Dayton s Tanner Lewis drives to the hoop for a lay-in during the Pirates 46-37 state quarterfinal win over Oregon Episcopal.

Dayton boys overcome cold shooting, top Aardvarks in state quarterfinal, 46-37

COOS BAY – Dayton's boys basketball team experienced poor shooting throughout tonight's quarterfinal against Oregon Episcopal at the Pirate Palace in Coos Bay. However, with textbook defense ...

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The Grizzlies  Aaron Baune is guarded by two Tigard players, but scores over the top of them. He had 31 points to lead all scorers as Mac won 61-58.

Grizzlies come from behind, top Tigers in first round of state tournament

Colton Smith came off the bench to make a critical steal with less than 10 seconds left in the game, and Aaron Baune dropped in a pair of free throws as the Grizzlies survived Tigard, 61-58. in a first ...

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Kayla Heuberger drives for an open lay-up against St. Mary s in the Grizzlies opening round of the state 6A girls  basketball tournament.

Grizzlies' girls tourney hopes end with 54-52 loss to Blues

McMinnville's 11th-ranked girls' basketball team could not find the mojo to get past St. Mary's Academy Tuesday night, falling in the first round of the state tournament to the Blues at the Furnace, 54-52. After ...

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On to Coos Bay! Pirate girls down Knights, 68-47, head to 2nd round

DAYTON – Facing an athletic and motivated De La Salle North Catholic girls’ basketball team, the Dayton Pirates encountered a highly competitive first round playoff Friday at home. Fortunately ...

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Dayton s Kalina Rojas attempts a tough lay-up during Friday s first round playoff against De La Salle North Catholic. Rojas scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Pirates to a 68-47 win.

Dayton girls dispatch De La Salle, 68-47, in first round playoff

DAYTON – Kalina Rojas scored a game-high 25 points, Shawnie Spink recorded yet another dynamic performance, and the Dayton girls’ basketball team vanquished tonight’s first round playoff ...

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GVC CHAMPIONS! Heuberger leads Mac girls past Celtics, 54-40, for share of title

KEIZER – McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (21-3, 14-2 GVC) left no doubt they belonged at the top of the Greater Valley League standings Wednesday, pounding out a 54-40 victory ...

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Lili Earls was the Warriors’ swim
team of one.

A team of one: Amity’s Lili Earls races as Warriors’ swim team

AMITY – When freshman Lili Earls learned Amity had no girls’ swimming team, the answer immediately became clear, “I’ll just start one.” And she did exactly that. ...

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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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