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Kyle Maloof of Linfield (22) takes a fast break layup in the Wildcats’ game against George Fox earlier this season. Maloof has been  leading the scorer for the ‘Cats over the last three games and a driving force in getting Linfield to the playoffs.

PLAYOFF BOUND! Linfield downs PLU, Willamette, earns 3rd place NWC finish

It was altogether appropriate when Linfield’s three seniors, Mason Rodby, Austin Daniels and Kyle Maloof polished off Linfield’s final conference game with an exclamation point that ...

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Aaron Baune goes for a layup in the Grizzlies’ game against South Salem on Friday, Feb. 17, at South Salem High School.

Saxons conquered: Mac tops South Salem, preps for McNary, playoffs

SALEM – Like William the Conqueror during the Battle of Hastings in 1066, McMinnville’s Grizzly boys’ basketball team (16-7, 8-7 GVC) subdued the Saxons of South Salem (11-12, ...

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McMinnville’s Brian Barnes takes down Sprague’s Tristan Friederick during the 285 lbs finals match.

Barnes-led Grizzlies send five to state meet, finish fifth in district

Led by McMinnville’s defending state champion Brian Barnes, McMinnville’s wrestling team, performing above expectations, captured fifth place in the Greater Valley Conference’s ...

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Jalen Flowers of Dayton battles through contact in the West Valley League championship game between the Dayton Pirates and the Amity Warriors on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Panther Pit in Independence.

Flowers blossoms amidst rivalry, leads Pirates to 58-50 win, title

INDEPENDENCE – There’s something about playing Amity which awakens the low-post monster in Dayton’s Jalen Flowers. During Saturday’s Class 3A West Valley League championship ...

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Dayton center Chloe Cisneros, third from right, tips an offensive rebound toward teammate Kalina Rojas, left, in the Pirates’ West Valley League championship game against the Santiam Christian Eagles at the Panther Pit in Independence.

Pirates overcome Eagles slow-down, win, 43-18

INDEPENDENCE – After overcoming a relatively sluggish start, Dayton’s girls’ basketball team vanquished Santiam Christian, 43-18, Saturday in the title game of the Class 3A West ...

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McMinnville’s Levi Burres competes in the boys’ 100 yard butterfly during the prelims at the State Championships. He won the B final in the event and was third in the 200 freestyle.

SWIMTASTIC! Burres-led boys 3rd at state meet; girls 12th

GRESHAM – McMinnville’s Grizzly boys’ swim team finished third overall in the state meet held at Mt. Hood Community College Friday and Saturday, while the girls’ team was ...

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Kayla Heuberger of McMinnville, second from right, battles through contact the Grizzlies’ game against South Salem.

Grizzlies fall to South Salem, 65-44

SALEM – South Salem’s girls’ basketball team (20-3, 12-0 GVC) has won more than 100 games over the last four years along with two successive state titles. So it’s not surprising ...

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LillyAnn Dumler of Amity (5) looks for an open pass in the West Valley League playoffs third-place game.

Amity tops Tigers, 47-16, earns tourney berth

INDEPENDENCE – On the strength of its defense, the Amity girls’ basketball team is returning to the state tournament after a comfortable 47-16 victory over Taft Saturday in the Class ...

‘Cats finish season with wins over PLU, WU

Linfield’s women’s basketball team’s (11-14, 5-11 NWC) season ended Saturday at Ted Wilson Gymnasium with a 65-57 dominating win over Willamette (12-13, 5-11 NWC) in front of a partisan ...

Willamina drops playoff contest to Taft, 35-22

WILLAMINA – The Bulldogs’ season ended last Thursday in the second round of the Class 3A West Valley League playoffs as visiting Taft won, 35-22. With a state ranking of 20, and boasting no ...

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Parker Spence drives into the middle of the Sprague defense for two.

Valentine’s heartbreak! Grizzlies fall in OT to Sprague, 70-68

McMinnville High Schools’ boys basketball team (15-7, 7-7 GVC) Valentine’s Day date left them crushed and broken-hearted. League-leading Sprague (16-4. 12-1 GVC) rallied from as much ...

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Jaycen Nelson of Amity is pulled away from the basket by a Horizon Christian player in West Valley League first round playoff game, won by the Warriors, 73-57.

Warriors pluck Eagles in WVL playoffs, 73-57

AMITY – Amity’s Warrior basketball team (20-4, 12-1 WVL) has arrived and is peaking as the team heads into state tournament playoffs. Proof was shown by its 73-57 win over third-place ...

Bulldogs collared by Taft, 65-50

WILLAMINA – Willamina’s Class 3A West Valley League playoff hopes were crushed Wednesday by the Taft Tigers Wednesday. The visitors outscored the ‘Dogs’ boys’ basketball ...

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McMinnville’s Matt Johnson maneuvers around West Albany’s Monroe Adair in a match earlier in the season. Johnson prepped for the distrtict meet with a win at South Salem.

Coach says Grizzlies ready for district meet

McMinnville head wrestling Coach Jordan Barich pronounced his charges ready for the grueling second season. They head to West Salem today and Saturday for the district tournament. The top four ...

Willamina's season ends with 65-50 loss to Taft in West Valley League playoff

WILLAMINA – The Class 3A West Valley League playoff hopes of Willamina’s boys’ basketball team were dashed by the Taft Tigers tonight. The visitors outscored the ‘Dogs, 21-6 in ...

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