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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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Tabor Magnuson, scores one of his three tries, leading the Valley Rams to a 55-7 victory over the team from North Clackamas.

Rams dominate North Clackamas with new tactics

Before the boys’ rugby matchup Saturday against North Clackamas/Three Rivers (NCTR), Valley head coach Trevor Da Silva mused about a new, tackling-talented lineup. According to him, his Rams ...

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McMinnville head coach Larry Nichols gives instruction to Grizzly catcher Kassidee Bates (3) and pitcher Kaden Sullivan during action in the third inning in the game against West Albany. McMinnville dropped the game to the Bulldogs, 15-10 after giving up 11 runs in the first three innings.

Mac falls to West Albany powerhouse, 15-10

By the time Payton Hudson finished helping put away the equipment of her McMinnville Grizzly softball team (10-4, 4-2 GVC) after their disheartening 15-10 loss to number five-ranked West Albany ...

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Colton Smith, who was instrumental in the Grizzlies’ win over McKay, tags out a runner in action from an earlier game.

Grizzlies’ Smith provides arm, bat in 5-4 win over McKay

With every contest considered crucial for McMinnville baseball’s postseason aspirations, the Grizzlies initiated their playoff push with Friday’s 5-4 walk-off victory over McKay. On ...

Wildcats’ quest for NWC tourney title ends with pair of losses

TACOMA – Linfield baseball’s quest for an automatic bid to the national tournament ended during last weekend’s Northwest Conference tournament held in Tacoma at Pacific Lutheran University. ...

Amity tops Willamina; Sheridan, Dayton lose

Baseball roundup Amity 1, Willamina 0 AMITY – Russel Brown clubbed his fifth career walk-off last Friday, helping Amity defeat Willamina, 1-0. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of ...

Warriors top ‘Dogs; Pirates split; Y-C, Sheridan lose

Softball roundup Amity 11, Willamina 7 AMITY – The Warriors broke into the top-10 Class 3A rankings with last Friday’s 11-7 victory over West Valley League foe Willamina. The win ended Amity’s ...

Willamina, Amity track teams find success at Mac Invitational

Both Amity and Willamina’s track teams continue to improve and display state meet-worthy performances, most recently at the McMinnville Invite last Friday and at the Jewell Invite last Saturday. Willamina ...

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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 ...

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