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Cooper Ringnalda tages out a Rainier runner in the top of the fourth inning Saturday vs. No. 2-ranked Rainier. Dayton won the first game 1-0.

Dayton softball rises to No. 1, faces Willamina

Big matchup Friday between No. 1-ranked Dayton and No. 7-ranked Willamina.

News-Register file photoLinfield men s basketball player, and Yamhill-Carlton graduate Zach Anderson playing for the Wildcats during the 2011-12 school year.

Next step for Anderson is Down Under

Yamhill-Carlton and Linfield graduate Zach Anderson thriving in Australia.

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McMinnville boys tennis doubles teammates Nicky Domenichini (left, red hat) Brendon Walters (right) high five Tuesday vs. Forest Grove.

Grizzlies rebound from tough loss to rival to beat Vikes

McMinnville beats Forest Grove a day after losing to rival Newberg.

Grizzlies extend winning streak to five games

Mac track finishes third at Westview Team Challenge.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterAmity hurdler Taylor Miles (middle) jumps the second-to-last hurdle in the boys 110-meter hurdles Thursday. Miles beat Dayton s Luke Wildhaber (left) in 16.63 seconds, but Wildhaber won the 300-meter hurdles in 43.56.

Amity track sweeps home WVL meet

Holly Worthington wins the girls javelin, Warriors easily out score opponents.

Linfield baseball wins four in California

Wildcats softball rolls through the weekend, turns sights on NWC Tournament.

Marcus Larson/News-Register2007 McMinnville graduate Frankie Lopez plays around with a soccer ball March 23 at Joe Dancer Park prior to a clinic he put on for local players. The black sweatshirt shows the symbol of his new foundation, The Community Connectin Creation, which he hopes will grow into a large charity to help youths play soccer and do other projects.

It's all about faith for Lopez

McMinnville grad Frankie Lopez is still pursuing his dream of playing pro soccer.

Ben Schorzman/News-RegisterMcMinnville hitter Layne Pendleton prepares to take a cut a a pitch Wednesday vs. Newberg. Pendleton had the game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Timely hitting for Grizzlies breaks losing streak

McMinnville snaps a four-game losing streak behind clutch hits from Layne Pendleton and Lauren Ulbricht.

Kelly Bird/Linfield Media ServicesLinfield third baseman Karleigh Prestianni slides into third base Wednesday vs. Willamette. The Wildcats split with the Bearcats, clinching their 10th consecutive Northwest Conference championship. Linfield wraps up the regular season this weekend.

Wildcats maintain dominance

Linfield softball clinches 10th consecutive NWC championship.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterYamhill-Carlton pitcher Emily Drevdahl delivers a pitch Tuesday at home vs. Banks.

Banks handles Yamhill-Carlton softball, Smith sidelined

Banks Division I signee Kaylin Vandomelen throws a two-hit shutout Tuesday on the road vs. the 1-5 Tigers.

Mac Hall of Fame events soon underway

The McMinnville Hall of Fame induction ceremony is May 11 at Evergreen Aviation Museum.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterSheridan s Baylee Harvel (11) makes the stop and throws to first while Willamina s Kyra Toney (18) advances to second Friday. Willamina won to stay undefeated vs. 3A opponents.

Bulldogs setting their goals daily under Vang

Willamina loses twice over the weekend, gets back in action Monday.

Ben Schorzman/News-RegisterMcMinnville baseball player David Brosius hustles to first base during Mac s 10-0 win Friday vs. Forest Grove. Brosius was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

A wet win for Mac finishes 2-1 week

Grizzlies start first week of conference play with two wins despite weather.

Practice video of Mike Rice a dark mark

News-Register sports columnist Jim Walker's "Sports Fan" column.

Local teams get back on the track

West Valley League schools were out in force to end last week.

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