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Sheridan senior Justin Acuff (in yellow and blue) pinned Hoyer Deleon of Nyssa in 2 minutes, 53 seconds in the 3A 138-pound quarterfinals Friday, Feb. 27 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Acuff pinned all of his opponents on his way to the Class 3A 138-pound state title, his third.

State Wrestling: Acuff, Reyes, Howard triumph at Class 3A

PORTLAND – Vale 138-pounder Javier Gonzalez stood by the scorer’s table, his face a bloody mess, and surely wondered if anyone had caught the license plate number of the freight train that ...

Mac basketball honors awarded

Seven McMinnville basketball players and two coaches received honors from the coaches of the Class 6A Greater Valley Conference, as released Tuesday. Grizzlies senior point guard Tanner Autencio was named ...

Grizzlies fall in 6A playoff game to South Medford

MEDFORD – After making the 255-mile trip south, the McMinnville boys basketball team was sent home early from the OSAA Class 6A state playoffs. Host South Medford outscored the Grizzlies 45-14 in ...

Sweet hired as Mac volleyball coach

McMinnville High School athletic director Mark Hinthorn announced the hiring of Corvallis assistant coach Hayden Sweet as the Grizzlies’ new head volleyball coach on Feb. 28. In addition to her ...

Y-C hires two new soccer coaches

Yamhill-Carlton High School will have two new coaches for its soccer teams in the fall of 2015. Brittaney Hartmann was hired to replace Frankie Lopez as head coach of the Tigers’ girls soccer team. ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville wrestling coach Shawn Keinonen accepts the Class 6A Coach of the Year award Saturday evening.

Keinonen the right man for Mac wrestling

It was an inconsequential moment in a long and ultimately successful season, but it felt so definitive. It spoke to McMinnville wrestling coach Shawn Keinonen’s ability to cut to the chase – ...

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Caitlan Dumler takes a jumper for the Warriors in their consolation round win Saturday morning at North Bend High School.

Day Two: Class 3A state basketball championships

Warriors girls headed to consolation final; Amity boys eliminated by Creswell in morning session

Sports writers, coach speak at sports journalism symposium

Linfield College hosted its first ever Sports Journalism Symposium last Thursday, showcasing Sports Illustrated reporters Chris Ballard and Lindsay Schnell, as well as decorated player and Linfield baseball head coach Scott Brosius.

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Linfield second baseman Kenzie Schmoll (right) readies herself to tag a Lewis & Clark player Sunday.

Linfield softball posts series victory against Lewis & Clark

The News-Register staff PORTLAND – The Wildcats were all set to wrap up another perfect weekend on the softball diamond in the nightcap of Sunday’s doubleheader against Lewis & Clark. The ...

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Brian Barnes of McMinnville is congratulated by an official after winning the Class 6A  195-pound State Championship match at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland on Saturday, Feb. 28.

State Wrestling: Barnes, Nelson lead Grizz to best-ever finish

PORTLAND – Hours before one of the major wrestling matches of his life, McMinnville 195-pounder Brian Barnes had more pressing issues than his state final against the weight class’ No. 1 seed, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register ## Dayton junior Jarred Ashley scored six points as the No. 1 Pirates defeated No. 16 Umatilla Friday night.

Bernards, Dayton boys take care of Umatilla

DAYTON – In their first game since their only loss of the season, the Dayton boys got back to doing what they do best. Pouring in points. Despite difficulties on defense, the Pirates crushed the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Amity’s Victoria Howard attempts a three-pointer in the No. 5 Warriors’ 57-52 victory over No. 12 Umatilla Saturday.

Amity girls overtake Umatilla in first round

AMITY - Victoria Howard had watched enough of the Sidney Webb show. Webb scored 19 points points to stake visiting Umatilla to an eight-point halftime lead in a first round OSAA Class 3A Girls’ ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Dayton senior Maddie Shirley scored seven points in the No. 3 Pirates’ 53-38 win over No. 14 Colton.

Spink, Dayton girls lock down Colton

DAYTON – The Pirates left no dobut about their place in the pecking order of Class 3A girls basketball in Saturday’s OSAA State Championship first round game against Colton. A 24-5 first quarter ...

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mity junior Lance Nelson made a half-court shot at the first-half buzzer as the No. 9 Warriors upset No. 8 Rogue River Friday night in Rogue River.

Nelson, Amity boys upset Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER – The Amity Warriors needed a good game to advance over Rogue River in Friday’s OSAA Class 3A State Championship first round game. They played more than a good game – they ...

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Western Mennonite’s Sam Armold (2), Brandon Nye (23) and Colby Williams (11) celebrate the Pioneers’ 77-49 victory over Imbler in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs Friday night.

Western Mennonite boys, girls headed to Pendleton

LINCOLN – The Western Mennonite Pioneers shot in front of familiar rims and backboards Friday night, and the visiting Imbler Panthers didn’t stand a chance. No. 7 Western Mennonite shot 61.1 ...

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