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Cooper Rich drives to the basket as Khyler Beach (15) tries to stop him. Looking on is McMinnville’s Tyler Logsdon (23) and McKay’s Ryan Bangs (31).

Grizzlies ‘attack the basket’, garner 93-67 win

Early in the second quarter, with McMinnville (8-2, 1-2 NWC) firmly in control, junior point guard Luke Arzner took an outlook pass and sped down the court. Impatiently, he hoisted a three-pointer ...

Spartan boys’ head coach resigns

SHERIDAN – Sheridan boys’ basketball head coach Dan Meddock resigned his position Tuesday, citing health concerns. Meddock disclosed his resignation to the News-Register via email, and added, ...

Cook, Smith earn football AoY honors

While naming co-athletes of the year seems unusual, Keegan Cook of Willamina and Colton Smith of McMinnville displayed compelling reasons for their selection as the 2017 News-Register Football Athletes ...

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McMinnville post Alix Williams looks for an open Grizzly.

Grizzlies blast Willamette, 64-21, but want second shot at Glencoe

HILLSBORO -- McMinnville's girls' basketball team had little trouble with Willamette in the first round of the Century/Hillsboro Holiday Tournament at the Hillsboro Gym Wednesday afternoon, taking ...

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Rollins AoY: ‘She made the team better’

Based solely on her performance this season, it’s easy to understand why McMinnville senior Maddie Rollins is the News-Register’s girls’ cross country Athlete of the Year. She ...

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Zane Fodge had a momentary lead in the Greater Valley Conference District Meet at Bush Park in Salem. Unfortunately, he finished second, but his performance gave the Grizzlies the district title.

Dedication, perseverance earn Zane Fodge AoY

Perhaps the greatest of all Zane Fodge’s qualities is dedication. The McMinnville junior’s ever-increasing achievements at the Class 6A cross country level originated in his complete ...

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Rhythm, blues, basketball: Grizzlies first quarter play, fourth quarter poise, top Tigers

Occasionally McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (4-2, 1-1 GVC) dances faster than the music plays – as if rocking the latest hip-hop step to a Frank Sinatra Christmas croon. ...

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Amity guard Sam White drives to the bucket against Yamilex Ortiz.

On a mission! Warriors drop Vikings, 66-52, jump to No. 2 in state

AMITY – Though they don’t talk about it much, their focus being on the individual game at hand, it appears obvious the number-two ranked Amity Warriors have their eyes on a trip to ...

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Grizzlies’ chemistry solves Coste’s b-ball equation, top Titans, 53-44

SALEM – Sean Coste, McMinnville’s girls’ head basketball coach must solve a complex basketball polynomial. Since he’s a math teacher when not pacing the hardwood, you might ...

Team-first focus brings Tori Fox AoY honors

Tori Fox embodies a team-first attitude. The Grizzlies’ junior attacking midfielder employs elite field vision coupled with an altruistic nature, a valuable combination in the center of ...

2017 Boys’ Soccer AoY: Cameron Autencio: Would not trade my four years for anything

Cameron Autencio hopped out of his white Ford Focus for our photo session on a sunny, crisp Saturday morning. Wearing Birkenstock sandals and dressed in black sweat pants with a gray hoodie, exposing ...

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McMinnville’s Avari Ridgway, a unanimous All-GVC first team selection, led the Grizzlies to the playoffs, playing at a high level all season long and setting an example with her ferocious effort.

Ridgway’s volleyball legacy earns AoY honors

McMinnville’s Avari Ridgway doesn’t ponder her volleyball legacy often. But here’s the simple fact: she made a massive three-year impact to the Grizzlies’ varsity program, not soon ...

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Dayton s Malina Ray slashes to the hoop during the Pirates  game against Blanchet Catholic.

Sweet revenge, obviously! Pirates defeat Cavs, 69-31, in title rematch

DAYTON – “Obviously, obviously.” Jaden Moore emphatically answered when asked if the Dayton girls had revenge on their minds during Tuesday’s state championship rematch ...

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Old and new faces lead Grizzly wrestlers. On the bottom is freshman Jake Barnes. Sitting on the left of Barnes is freshman Kalei Biamonte. Sitting at right is senior Michael Abeyta.

Veterans lead way; new faces bring depth to Mac grapplers

When you talk to McMinnville head wrestling Coach Jordan Barich about the 2017-18 team, the slightest smile appears on his face. It is a smile born not of hope, but of the knowledge this group ...

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McMinnville’s Ashley Rhoads drives toward the block during the Grizzlies’ home opener against Corvallis Friday, Dec. 1, at The Furnace in McMinnville.

Grizzlies open season with 50-45 victory over Corvallis

After walking away from Friday night’s home-opening festivities against Corvallis with a narrow 50-45 victory, McMinnville girls’ head coach Sean Coste and junior wing Tori Fox know ...

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