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Josh Ward (brown Chevy Blazer) tries to edge out Mandi Smith during a close race at the Willamina Mug Drags.

Wild Rides in Willamina

WILLAMINA MUD DRAGS July 25, 2015 TROPHY WINNERS   OPEN CLASS 1st: Jeremy Schutte, Lafayette, Lead Foot Racing 2nd: Bob Ireton, Kelso, Wash., Scorpion Racing 3rd: Mondo Ojeda, Lafayette, Lead ...

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Alexa Toth (center), a 2013 McMinnville High School graduate, inks a scholarship agreement to play volleyball at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell on a sand volleyball court at the home of her parents, Paul Ridgway (left) and Darci Toth-Ridgway (right).

Bound for New England

McMinnville graduate Toth to play NCAA Division I volleyball

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Members of the Valley Panthers Rugby Club’s seventh- and eighth- grade boys side practice passing drills at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville on Wednesday, July 22.

The original seven-on-seven

Valley Panthers Rugby Club grows the game during summer session practices

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McMinnville residents Kristin Bishop (right) and Sara Dodd along the Yamhill River at Alderman Park in Dayton.

These ladies kick bass

...or steelhead, salmon, sturgeon and other fish in Pacific Northwest waterways. Meet the Reel Women of Fishing

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Hyder Family Dental players celebrate their victory over Wilsonville Friday at Patton Middle School.

One last hurrah

Summer baseball season concludes with strong win for Grizzlies

Her new home gym

Former Oregon State standout Bunn takes over Linfield women’s basketball

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Hyder Family Dental’s Jesse Ehrhart (on ground) pitches the ball to Wyatt Adams for a double play.

Failure to launch

Ehrhart starts out strong, but inconsistency plague’s Grizzlies

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Hyder Family Dental right fielder Gio Esparza slides into the plate to score the Grizzlies’ first run in their Saturday game against West Salem at Patton Middle School.

Slide? What slide?

Hyder Family Dental sweeps through weekend tournament

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Cycle Oregon Weekend Ride participants form a single-file line on Falls City Road, outside Falls City.

Still On His Feet: Full hearts and stomachs along Cycle Oregon

2015 Weekend Ride takes cyclists across rural Polk, Marion and Linn Counties

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Turkey Trot participants run along Southwest 2nd Street in McMinnville Saturday afternoon.

Down the stretch they come

2015 Turkey Rama Turkey Trot

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Yamhill-Carlton rising sophomore Sage O’Loughlin is the 2015 Oregon High School Rodeo Association state barrel racing champion.

Rough and ready

Three Yamhill-Carlton students heading to Nat’l High School Rodeo

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Hyder Family Dental third baseman Cedric Acgaoili (in red) slides safely into home plate for the winning run in the Grizzlies’ 5-4, 10-inning victory over The Stafford Retirement Community (Lakeridge High School) in Wednesday’s Oregon Independent Baseball Association game.

With a spring in their step

Grizzlies keep it simple, walk off with extra-inning victory vs. Pacers

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Willamina High School football teammates Dillon Ramer (left) and Dakota Rock (right) in the Teen Guys Right-handed (177 pounds and up) classification at the Willamina 4th of July Arm Wrestling Championships Saturday. Referee Mark Owen (center) supervised the match.

Sun's out, guns out

Skill, not just brawn, on display at the Willamina 4th of July Arm Wrestling Championships 

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Dallee Mason holds on to his mount, Basket Case, in Friday’s bullriding event at the St. Paul Rodeo.

Ride 'Em, Cowboy

Results from the 2015 St. Paul Rodeo

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William Gardner steps into a shot as teammate Carina Kistler looks on Tuesday, June 23, at McMinnville City Park.

Paddle Power

McMinnville residents quickly pick up  the fast-growing sport of pickleball

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