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McMinnville’s Zane Fodge flies off the line at the start of the Mile at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight relays last Friday. Though he finished seventh in the race, his time broke a 21-year-old school record for the event.

FODGE SHATTERS MILE RECORD! 4:13.55 time breaks 21-year-old Mac School record

BEAVERTON – McMinnville’s Zane Fodge doesn’t care to rank seventh in anything. But the Grizzly junior pounded out a 4:13.55 mile at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays Friday, shattering ...

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Benjie Hedgecock, founding father of Team Jones, helped to train many players in the Dayton Pirate community.

Ball is Life - An examination of AAU basketball in Yamhill County

Part One: The Team Jones Experience Recently, it’s almost impossible to avoid reading about multiple scandals regarding AAU’s corrupting force in the sport of basketball. While those stories ...

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McMinnville catcher Kassidee Bates holds up her glove to show the ump she has the ball as she tagged the West Salem runner out.

Mac falls to West Salem on walk-off homer

SALEM – Maybe a little rain wouldn’t be such a bad idea. McMinnville’s softball team (12-5, 6-3 GVC), on a forced march through GVC play, and through today (Friday) have played ...

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Dayton head coach Scott Spink climbs the ladder to claim the net following the Pirates’ win in the OSAA Class 3A Basketball State Championship Game in March. He announced his retirement as coach at Dayton.

Dayton’s Spink retires as Pirate girls’ coach

DAYTON – After 14 years, six West Valley League titles and three Class 3A state championships, Scott Spink officially resigned his girls’ basketball head coaching position at Dayton High School. Spink ...

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Teammates greet Darian Steadman after her three-run homer against Pacific gave the ‘Cats the 9-7 come-from-behind victory.

‘CAT-TASTIC! Linfield sails through NWC tourney behind Saylors’ arm

NEWBERG – For Linfield softball pitcher Shelby Saylors, the journey is never complete. Her odyssey began with a rocky start, losing two her first three games. But Linfield assistant coach Mandy ...

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Dayton’s Catie Jacks belts a homerun to left field during the Pirates 5-0 victory over the Amity Warriors.

Catie bar the door: Jacks’ rivalry blast downs Warriors

DAYTON – Much like last year’s now-graduated slugger Kylee Hill, Dayton’s Catie Jacks is enjoying unrivaled success hitting in the second spot of the Pirates’ batting order. During ...

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Jacinda Swiger demonstrates her slap-hitting technique in a game earlier this season. She leads the league in steals with 28 as the ‘Cats head into the NWC tournament this weekend at George Fox.

Swiger’s speed, bat leads Wildcats into NWC tourney

She may not be the straw who stirs the offense, but everyone knows when fleet-footed Jacinda Swiger arrives on base, positive things happen for Linfield’s softball team. Swiger, the McMinnville ...

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Garrett Sutton earned AoY honors with his freestyle stroke, winning the 50-meter state title and taking fourth in the 100-meter race.

Sutton’s state title earns swimming AoY

There are those who love to win. There are others who hate to lose. Count McMinnville’s Garrett Sutton a member of the second group. His disdain for defeat led him to a state championship in the ...

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McMinnville duo Aaron Baune of the Grizzlies and retired Linfield head coach Larry Doty who coached the Oregon team at the NWShootout, share a moment towards the end of Oregon’s 105-97 win over Washington.

Baune, Oregon stars use team play, topple Washington, 105-97

HILLSBORO – Strong team play usually trumps superior talent. For Aaron Baune and his teammates, that tenet became obvious Saturday evening. The Oregon all-stars outplayed a team of D-1 Washington ...

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Keegan Cook and Jordan Reyes, both state champions this year, pictured in the Willamina wrestling room.

‘Dogs’ Cook, Reyes earn state titles, Wrestling AoY accolades

WILLAMINA – Away from the wrestling mat, Willamina’s Jordan Reyes and Keegan Cook are night and day. Reyes, quiet and focused, tends to choose his words carefully. Conversely, Cook ...

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Martin Lopez-Garcia returned the mound for the Grizzlies Tuesday against North Salem in a 2-1 Mac win.

Pedro’s back! Grizzlies fall to Sprague, 4-3, skin Vikings, 2-1

Pedro’s back! One Martin Lopez-Garcia, aka Pedro, hit the mound after a short hiatus from pitching duties, as McMinnville (6-7, 2-3 GVC) took a 2-1 win over North Salem (5-6, 2-3 GVC) Tuesday ...

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Athlete of the Year Aaron Baune, pictured on top of Hotel Oregon in McMinnville.

Baune’s love of game, talent earns basketball Athlete of the Year

Love of the game, perhaps the best way to explain McMinnville’s Aaron Baune’s complete dedication to basketball. A two-year all-Greater Valley Conference first teamer, and only the ...

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Kevin Sullivan tags out Cole Herschbach, saving a run, but the Grizzlies couldn’t score a run of their own.

Hitting stroke eludes Mac in 1-0 loss to Sprague

For lack of a key hit, McMinnville’s baseball team (5-6, 1-2 GVC) dropped a 1-0 Greater Valley Conference contest to Sprague (7-3, 3-0 GVC) Friday at the Grizzlies diamond. McMinnville’s ...

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Shawnie Spink, the News-Register girls  basketball Athlete of the Year, poses with her three state titles.

Shawnie Spink’s three-fold legacy seals AoY

DAYTON – Shawnie Spink owns a three-fold legacy as a Pirate. Dayton’s superstar point guard, named the News-Register’s girls’ basketball Athlete of the Year, epitomizes ...

Stayin’ alive: ‘Cats take two of three from Boxers

Linfield first-year head coach Stan Manley has been waiting for his Wildcat baseball team to consistently play to their ability. Saturday, after losing the first game of a three-game series to Pacific, ...

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