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Linfield sophomore Cason Cunningham, a former Marine machine gunner, mowed down 14 Pioneers as the ‘Cats downed the Pioneers.

CASON rolling along: Cunningham strikes out 14 as ‘Cats take two from Pioneers

About the call that never materialized – Linfield head baseball coach Scott Carnahan is ever so happy. Cason Cunningham, Linfield’s left-handed pitcher, spent four years in the US ...

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McMinnville starting pitcher Nate Leid (15) and catcher Wyatt Smith  share a light moment during a mound conference in the Grizzlies’ season opener against Newberg on Thursday at Patton Middle School in McMinnville.

Grizzlies top Tigers for Peterson’s first win

McMinnville’s Grizzly baseball team shook of the rust accumulated by the wet spring to present head coach Todd Peterson an extra innings 5-4 win over Newberg in his first game as skipper. Neither ...

Veteran Y-C softball team hungry for playoff run

YAMHILL – With 11 seasoned veterans returning and an infusion of freshmen talent, Yamhill-Carlton’s softball team prepares for another run at the state playoffs. A season ago, the ...

Pirates stop Huskies; Amity drops opener

Softball roundup Dayton 13, Sweet Home 1 DAYTON – Haley Couch and Ani Heidt combined on a two-hitter, and the Dayton girls’ softball team vanquished Sweet Home Thursday by a 13-1 margin. Couch ...

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Dayton second baseman and pitcher Kole Stuck returns to the Pirate nine with the hopes of a deep playoff run. Stuck will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates.

Pirates hope experience leads to playoffs, title

DAYTON – Self-belief resides in Dayton’s baseball team’s dugout, requiring only a matter of translating that confidence into a memorable state playoff experience. With a critical ...

Rugby Rams drop Bend Blues, 26-19

BEND – Venturing into the high desert Saturday, Yamhill County’s Valley Rams boys’ rugby team claimed its first win of the season with a stout 26-19 victory over the Bend Blues ...

Valley Panthers drop season opener, 52-22

PORTLAND – Yamhill’s local girls’ rugby squad, the Valley Panthers, opened their spring season with a 52-22 loss to the Beaverton Barbarians in Saturday’s matchup held at Lents ...

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Larry Nichols (right) is back for his second stint as McMinnville’s head softball coach. He has a solid core of players and hopes to improve on last season’s quarterfinal exit. Among those returning players are (back row, l-r)Gillian Bonnett, Payton Hudson, and Sydni Dix. Front (l-r), Nichole Teasdale and Sydnee Reeser.

Shooting for the stars! Grizzly softball team’s vision a state title

Preseason involves doing the hard work, animating the vision of the future. McMinnville’s Grizzly softball team head coach Larry Nichols notes, “If these girls are the competitors I ...

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From right, Linfield manager Scott Carnahan and pitchers Riley Newman and Cason Cunningham, pictured during a media photo session Wednesday, March 15, at Roy Helser Field in McMinnville.

Armed and dangerous: PAPER CHASE: ‘Cats must convert stats to wins

On paper, Linfield’s baseball team ranks the best in the league. Wildcat pitchers have a 3.98 earned run average compared to opponents’ 5.63. The ‘Cats maintain a batting average ...

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Dayton’s Haley Couch carried the pitching load for the Pirates last season -- all the way to the state finals.

Pirates aim to swing their swords, make another run at 3A state title

DAYTON – For perennial softball power Dayton, the regular season is but a journey to the ultimate prize: a state championship. In the words of longtime head coach Rob Umbenhower, “I ...

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Amity’s softball team is “arm rich” as it will roll out two experienced pitchers to face WVL rivals. At left Shayla Pendergraft who is the staff ace.

Lofty goals for Warriors: deep run into state 3A tourney

AMITY – Patrick O’Leary’s experienced Amity softball team appears poised for another state playoff run, and the squad has two goals on their mind: win the West Valley League title ...

Youthful Spartans provide challenge for coach, WVL

SHERIDAN – Returning head softball coach Carrie Nielsen faces an interesting season as leader of a new-look Spartan squad. After a one-year absence, Nielsen is back and fielding a group of athletes ...

‘Zags use second half run to skin Jackrabbits, 66-46

By EDDIE PELLS Of the Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — In a tournament made famous by the notion that anything can happen, one thing still has not: In 129 tries, no 16 seed has ever beaten a 1. Oh, ...

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McMinnville Youth Cheer  (MYC) successfully com-pleted its fourth season.  The program not only cheers for local Youth and Middle School Football games in the fall, but competes at local competitions.  On February 25, MYC competed at the OCCA State Championships held in Salem.  MYC Youth Team won 3rd Place in the Youth - Medium Rec Division and MYC Juniors took home 4th Place in the Junior-Large Rec Division.

Mac junior cheer squad takes third, fourth

McMinnville Youth Cheer  (MYC) successfully completed its fourth season. 

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Y-C second baseman Mitchell Gaibler backhands a ground ball during play in a Tiger game last season.

Can Mossholder bring coaching magic to Y-C baseball team?

YAMHILL – The question: can Brennon Mossholder achieve the same first-year success as the Tigers’ baseball coach as he did when rejuvenating Y-C’s football program? Fans of the ...

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