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Grizzly boys’ tennis team captains (l-r) Nick Denley, Cooper Rich, and Nick Howard lead the way.

Experienced Grizzly tennis team seeks district title, deep run at state

By RUSTY RAE Of the News-Register McMinnville’s boys’ tennis team opened the season with a 6-0 record, all in conference play, and Grizzlies head coach Wes Gabrielsen believes the experienced ...

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Ashley Rhoads waits pensively in the Grizzly dugout while teammates take on the Celts with their bats.

Baptism under fire

It was a baptism under fire for the McMinnville Grizzly softball team Tuesday on its home diamond, as it rallied from a 3-0 deficit winning a 5-3 contest over hot-hitting McNary. The win kept them ...

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Dayton’s Malina Ray, sporting a .639 batting average, shows her talent with a swinging bunt single.

Dayton’s ‘Instant Offense’ Malina Ray leads Pirates past Amity, 6-2

DAYTON – Last season, Pirates’ shortstop Malina Ray played an integral role as a switch hitter on Dayton’s state runner-up squad. However, she’s altered her approach at ...

Wildcats look to send Carnahan off with NWC tournament title

It’s not as if Linfield College’s baseball team (24-10, 19-5 NWC) is out to “win one for the Gipper,” but when the ‘Cats open play today at Roy Helser Field in a 2 ...

Linfield hosts NWC women’s tennis tourney; ‘Cats look for DIII seed

Linfield’s women’s tennis team hosts the Northwest Conference tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Linfield Tennis Center, and is eyeing the tourney title following its conference ...

‘Cat softball team seeks 5th straight NWC tourney title

Whitworth University won the Northwest Conference softball title for the third straight year. The question now becomes, can they stop Linfield from a fifth consecutive league playoff crown in the ...

Softball roundup: ‘Dogs down Spartans; Tigers top Stayton

Softball roundup Willamina 7, Sheridan 2 WILLAMINA – The Bulldogs earned their first victory of the season with a 7-2 result against Sheridan Tuesday at home. Willamina’s win snapped ...

Baseball Roundup: Dayton, Y-C, Willamina take wins

Baseball roundup Dayton 11, Amity 1 DAYTON – The Pirates maintained their grip on second place in the Class 3A West Valley League with Tuesday’s 11-1 conquest of Amity. Dayton is ...

Grizzlies Wyatt Smith dominates Celtics, 5-0

KEIZER – Wyatt Smith clearly dominated McNary (5-7, 3-2 GVC) Tuesday with a three-hit shutout effort, as McMinnville (11-3, 6-1 GVC) took the 5-0 victory. However, the weather failed to cooperate, ...

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From left, Yamhill-Carlton’s Dylan Schmidt leads Stayton’s Matthew Frazeur through a turn in the 3,000-Meter Run at the Jim Barks/Grizzly Bear Open held Thursday, March 23, at Wortman Stadium in McMinnville.

Tigers’ Horne, Schmidt set to ambush track & field opposition

ST. HELENS – Sadie Horne and Dylan Schmidt carry the Yamhill-Carlton track and field team squarely upon their backs this season. The question is: how far can the pair convey the Tigers? They ...

Linfield playoff game with Whitworth starts at 2 p.m. at Roy Helser field

Number-one seeded Linfield's baseball Northwest Conference playoff game with Whitworth starts at 2 p.m. at Roy Helser field Friday.It had earlier been reported to start at noon. The second game between ...

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Scott Hilpert is lost for the rest of the season with a broken leg.

'Cats sweep Blues, take NWC title

WALLA WALLA – The Linfield College baseball team flattened Whitman over the weekend, sweeping all three games from the Blues at Borleske Stadium, to award ‘Cat head coach Scott Carnahan ...

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Nate Leid watches his curve ball drop in for a strike against a North Salem batter in a game Thursday won by Mac, 9-7.

Torres closes door on Vikings in 2nd game; Mac sweeps pair

Martin Torres is a senior reserve pitcher on the McMinnville Grizzlies (10-3, 5-1 GVC) baseball team. He performed in mop-up duty Thursday against North Salem (1-11, 0-6 GVC) in a 12-0 whitewashing ...

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Payton Hudson waits on the pitch in the game against Southridge Thursday, won by McMinnville, 12-2.

Grizzlies drop Skyhawks 12-2, await league tilts with McKay, McNary

McMinnville’s softball (10-1, 4-0 GVC) team continues to get stellar play in all three phases of the game, pounding out a six-inning win over Southridge at the Grizzly diamond Thurday in ...

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Linfield’s softball team celebrates escaping a bases-loaded jam in the 6th inning without giving up a run.

Linfield loses title race, heads to Spokane for playoffs

“The title was within our grasp,” lamented Linfield Head Softball Coach Jackson Vaughan, “but we just couldn’t grab it.” His ‘Cats fell to Whitworth 6-3 in ...

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