Willamina girls basketball upsets Vale, wins fifth place trophy

Bulldogs upset two-time defending champion Vale in 3A state quarterfinals, then place fifth after overtime loss.

Believe it or not, spring sports are under way

News-Register sports editor Ben Schorzman's "On the Beat" column.

Pirates, Hawks play in semifinals today

The Dayton boys basketball team defeats PAA in quarters, play at 3:15 p.m. today vs. Horizon Christian.

3-point avalanche buries Grizzlies

The McMinnville boys basketball team loses 74-55 in the first round of the 6A state playoffs at West Linn.

Willamina girls basketball finally breaks through first round

Willamina girls, Western Mennonite boys and girls basketball and Perrydale girls basketball prep for state quarterfinals.

Graphic by Anna Naef/News-Register

Beating the buzzer

Shot clocks aren't used in Oregon high school basketball, and it doesn't look like they will be any time soon.

Oregon State Sports InformationOregon State wrestler Chad Hanke, pictured here in 2011, is a 2008 graduate of Dayton High School. Hanke used an Olympic Redshirt last year to train and compete with the the U.S. national team abroad. He has hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

IOC committing a big error if it follows through

News-Register Sports Editor Ben Schorzman's "On the Beat" column.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMcMinnville senior SPencer Payne cheers his team on from the sidelines Feb. 19.

Team Water staying positive

McMinnville senior Spencer Payne was a big presence this year for the Grizzlies from the sidelines.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterDayton basketball player Corwin Hiatt (middle) celebrates during the Pirates  win Friday vs. Riverside in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.

Pirates heading back to Coos Bay

Dayton beats Riverside in the first round, back in state quarterfinals for fourth straight year.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMcMinnville senior Tiger Paasch celebrates Saturday at the 6A state wrestling championships in Portland after pinning West Linn s Tyler Chay in the first period to win the 170-pound state championship.

That championship feeling

Tiger Paasch, Jared Sublet win state titles for Grizzlies.

A long two days at state well worth it

News-Register sports editor Ben Schorzman's, "On the Beat" column.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterWillamina s Coty Brown closes in on a pin in the 126-pound finals Feb. 23 at the 3A state wrestling championships in Portland vs. Julio Mendez of Nyssa.

Willamina wrestlers finish second in state, again

Skyler Voigt, Coty Brown, Justin Acuff and Micah Cisneros win state championships in 3A.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterMcMinnville senior Tiger Paasch celebrates winning a state championship at 170 pounds Saturday at the 6A state wrestling championships in Portland.

Sublet, Paasch win state championships for McMinnville

Seniors Jared Sublet and Tiger Paasch win individual state titles, J.T. Barnes finishes second for McMinnville.

Mac girls and Pioneer boys are big playoff winners

The Grizzlies and Western Mennonite get big wins in their playoff games. 

Bulldogs second after first day, Mac sixth

The Grizzlies get four into the semifinals, Willamina trailing Glide in 3A.

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