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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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McMinnville’s Kayden Sullivan watches her pitch come to the plate in the Grizzlies’ Greater Valley Conference game against McKay Wednesday at Baker Field in McMinnville.

Grizzlies pound McKay, 35-1

It’s really difficult to determine how good McMinnville’s softball team (9-3, 3-1 GVC) is, or how much better it might become after the Grizzlies overwhelmed McKay (2-11, 0-6 GVC) Wednesday ...

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Kevin Sullivan churns for first base during action against McNary Tuesday at the Grizzly diamond.

Grizzlies running out of time, drop pair to McNary

Time is running short for McMinnville’s baseball team (7-9, 3-5 GVC) if they have any thoughts about post-season tournament play. The Grizzlies dropped a pair of contests to McNary (6-10, ...

‘Cats baseball team seeks NWC tourney title AQ to regionals

Linfield baseball earned a 9-1 win over Whitman in Monday’s regular season finale. The Wildcat offense, producing an impressive 19 hits, backed an effective combined pitching performance. Seven ...

Grizzly net squad stays unbeaten in GVC play, felling Viks, Olys

McMinnville’s boys’ tennis team earned a pair of Class 6A Greater Valley Conference victories this week, sweeping North Salem, 8-0, and defeating Sprague, 6-2. Again, the Grizzlies’ ...

Lupe Ceja leads Grizzly links team

BANKS – McMinnville’s girls’ golf team continues to progress, but still finished seventh at the recent special district tournament held at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks. On the weather-damaged ...

Tigers, Bulldogs, Warriors fall in valley softball action

Softball roundup Elmira 11, Yamhill-Carlton 3 ELMIRA – Yamhill-Carlton’s four-game winning streak ended Wednesday in an 11-3 road loss to non-league opponent Elmira. Jessica Mitchell led ...

Dayton, Willamina earn WVL victories

Baseball roundup Dayton 13, Amity 2 DAYTON – Tristan Fergus drove in a career-high eight runs, four on a towering fourth-inning grand slam, and the Dayton Pirates blew out rival Amity, 13-2, in ...

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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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Shelby Saylors earned a pair of wins Saturday.

Rain rules, but ‘Cats take pair from Pios behind Saylors’ arm

Linfield’s softball team (30-8, 22-4 NWC) finds itself swamped in a rain-soaked limbo, awaiting a break in the weather so they and cross-county rival George Fox can finish the season. The Wildcats ...

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Linfield reliever Dylan Peters came in to get the win in the first game, a 6-3 Linfield victory.  The ‘Cats won the second game behind Cal Neely, with Peters also getting the save.

Linfield takes two from Blues

A seven-game winning streak, boosted by two victories over Whitman last Saturday, propelled the Linfield baseball team to second place in the Northwest Conference. The Wildcats own vital momentum entering ...

Valley track teams sets personal, season records at Meet of Champions

SALEM – Yamhill Valley’s track and field teams acquitted themselves admirably at last Saturday’s Meet of Champions held at Willamette University. Amity, Dayton, Sheridan, Willamina and ...

Hensley puts out fire, Grizzlies top Viks, 5-3

To borrow a term from baseball’s past, Everett Hensley was McMinnville’s (7-7, 3-3 GVC) fireman Friday in the Grizzlies’ 5-3 win over North Salem (5-7, 2-4 GVC). The Grizzly senior entered ...

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