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Senior Alix Williams shares her excitement with teammates after the Grizzlies  win over South Salem Friday.

Hallelujah and amen! Mac girls rally for 42-40 win over Saxons

Senior Ashley Rhoads calmly dropped two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, washing away four years of frustration for herself and five other seniors on the Grizzly girls’ basketball team ...

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Willamina s team celebrates its team title.

Reyes, Cook lead Bulldogs to 3A state wrestling title

By the time Willamina’s Jordan Reyes stepped on to the mat for his state title match with Cascade Christian’s Ryan Vidlak Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Bulldogs had already ...

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McMinnville s Garret Sutton poses with his first place medal.

Sutton wins 50-free

GRESHAM -- Can you hold your breath for 20 seconds? How about if you’re swimming 50-yards at the same time? How about if that swim is for the state 6A championship against seven of the fastest ...

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Dayton s Shawnie Spink drives through Amity s Allyssa Plummer during the West Valley League championship game between the Pirates and Warriors Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Panther Pit in Independence.

Spink's clinic propels Pirates past Warriors, 63-26, on to state

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton’s Shawnie Spink held a clinic in Saturday’s Class 3A West Valley League girls’ basketball championship. Against Amity, no less. She achieved a near-triple-double ...

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Brian Barnes on the podium with his fifth place medal.

Barnes' fifth lone podium finish for Grizzlies

PORTLAND – McMinnville’s wrestling season came to an inauspicious end, with two wrestlers earning podium places, but not championships. The Grizzlies had two wrestlers make it to the ...

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Dayton s Tanner Lewis drives around a double-team in the Pirates  West Valley League championship game against Horizon Christian Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Panther Pit in Independence.

Hawks upset Pirates, 61-55 to take WVL title

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton relinquished its Class 3A West Valley League title to Horizon Christian Saturday at Central High School in Independence, losing 61-55. Anthony Sprauer scored 27 points ...

McMinnville s Parker Spence goes flying after a loose ball during the Grizzlies  game with South Salem, Friday.

Grizzlies run out of magic, fall to Saxons, 67-58

Any magic evaporated from the basketball Friday for the Grizzlies on Senior Night at The Furnace. McMinnville’s boys’ basketball team (17-6, 9-6 GVC) dropped a 67-58 decision to South ...

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Amity s Zac Blake s shot is swatted away in the Warriors  West Valley League third-place game against Santiam Christian Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Panther Pit in Independence.

Cold-shooting Warriors fall to Eagles, 79-48

INDEPENDENCE – A poor shooting display combined with standout performances from Santiam Christian’s Zach Baugher and Grant Carley resulted in Amity’s 79-48 defeat during last ...

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Sheridan s Ronni VanZant drives to the hoop in the Spartans  West Valley League third-place game against Santiam Christian Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Panther Pit in Independence.

Spartans narrowly miss state 3A tournament

INDEPENDENCE – Kassidy Ellis’ 18 points couldn’t propel the Sheridan girls’ basketball team to a state playoff qualification as the Spartans lost Saturday’s third ...

Spartans tame 'Dogs, 40-35, in WVL second round

SHERIDAN – You couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere during last Friday’s Class 3A West Valley League girls’ basketball playoff between Sheridan and Willamina. Fans ...

Third time's a charm for Warriors in win over 'Dogs

AMITY – Shortly after last Thursday’s 5th/4th place Class 3A West Valley League boys’ basketball playoff, both Amity head coach Scott Nelson and Willamina head coach Cliff Toney ...

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The Pirates  Braeden Nowlin stops and pops a three-pointer against Horizon Christian in Saturday s league title game.

Pirates drop league title game to Hawks, 61-55

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton relinquished its Class 3A West Valley League title to Horizon Christian Saturday at Central High School in Independence, losing to the Hawks, 61-55. Anthony Sprauer scored 27 ...

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Dayton s Shawnie Spink dishes one of her eight assists during Saturday s WVL championship game against Amity.

Dayton girls earn league title, beat Amity, 63-26

INDEPDENCE – Behind a lock down defensive effort, the Dayton girls’ basketball team captured the Class 3A West Valley League championship 63-26 over rival Amity Saturday in Independence. Dayton’s ...

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Stevie Ryan, Andre Mushombe and Jake Barnes are looking forward to their opening matches at the state wrestling tournament.

Carpe diem: Grizzly wrestlers seek titles, podium finishes at state

Carpe Diem! The words “seize the day” refer to the McMinnville wrestling team’s weekend focus. It heads into the first round of the OSAA state tournament Friday morning. The ...

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Morganne Larmouth goes over her race plans with head coach Jason Hafner during the GVC District Swim Meet.

Morganne Larmouth: service, swimming go hand-in-hand

McMinnville head coach Jason Hafner remembers when Morganne Larmouth came to the McMinnville Aquatic Center the first time for swim lessons with the Montessori School. She was nine-years old then, ...

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