Robert Husseman/News-Register##Janet Bain appeared in two girls tennis state doubles championship matches with partner Elsie Jenne (the pair captured the 1951 title) and won the 1952 state singles championship.

Ace!

State champion tennis player Janet Bain helped establish McMinnville’s dynasty

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville’s Tyler Sitton drives in a run with a base hit to left field during the Grizzlies’ 15-3, five-inning victory over Sprague Friday at the McMinnville baseball field at Patton Middle School.

Bears on hit parade: McMinnville squashes Sprague

Swenson drives in 5 runs, Leid tosses complete game Fri. as Grizz beat Olys

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Zach Bernards and the Dayton boys basketball team claimed a share of the Class 3A West Valley League regular-season title in 2015-16 and finished with a 25-5 overall record (third place in Class 3A).

Boys Basketball Athlete of the Year: Zach Bernards

No spot on the court out of range for Dayton's Bernards

Amy Kraemer of Amity (center) set a personal record of 16.28 seconds in winning the girls’ 100-meter hurdles race at the McMinnville Invitational, held Friday at Wortman Stadium.

Something to shout about at Wortman Stadium

Mac boys win home Invitational; Amity, Dayton post personal records aplenty

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Paige Smotherman and the Linfield softball team qualified for the NCAA Division III softball tournament by winning the Northwest Conference Tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Whitworth’s Diana Marks Field in Spokane, Washington. The Wildcats have received a D-III playoff berth in 13 consecutive seasons.

Linfield softball seizes Division III playoff berth

Women’s tennis ousted from NWC tournament early by Missionaries

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Dayton sophomore Shawnie Spink, the reigning two-time OSAA Class 3A state player of the year, has led the Pirates’ girls basketball team to two of its three state championships in school history.

Girls Basketball Athlete of the Year: Shawnie Spink

Dayton’s Spink makes Pirate Palace her second home court

Wrestling Athlete of the Year: Brian Barnes

Barnes has tasted glory, and he will be back for seconds

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Yamhill-Carlton junior Abbey Berhorst threw a no-hitter, striking out seven and walking none, in the Tigers’ 10-0, five-inning victory over Cascade Tuesday at Yamhill-Carlton High School.

Prep roundup: Yamhill-Carlton softball claws its way up the

YAMHILL – Ember Armstrong’s new defensive position has taken some getting used to. “I’ve been getting a lot of balls hit to me. More than normal,” said Armstrong, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Willamina left fielder Nikia Mooney (foreground) goes into a slide to catch a fly ball against Sheridan. Mooney successfully made the catch and threw out a runner at first base on the play.

Catch them if you can

As Bulldogs, Spartans seek improvement on the diamond, Willamina embarks on hitting spree

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Grizzlies second baseman Jesse Ehrhart dives for a grounder in McMinnville’s Class 6A Greater Valley Conference game against West Albany at Patton Middle School in McMinnville on Friday, April 15.

Incomplete game

Grizzlies stretch out their arms in largest loss of season; position within GVC remains strong

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Dayton s Liam Smith-Munoz makes a backhanded play on a ground ball in the Pirates  game against Willamina on Tuesday, April 12 at Dayton Grade School.

Taking on water

West Valley League win boosts Pirates’ confidence; Bulldogs searching for source of struggle

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville first baseman Aly Langford dives for a bouncing ground ball in the Grizzlies’ game against Sprague at Baker Field in McMinnville on Friday, April 8.

Seven-inning stretch

Dix returns, Hudson bounces back in Grizzlies’ loss to Olympians

News-Register file photo##Joey Chapman (3)

Mac grad Chapman gets back in the game

2015 graduate to play at NCAA Division III college

Marcus Larson/News-Register##McMinnville’s Michael Martinoff escapes a sand trap on the second hole at Michelbook Country Club during Tuesday’s Class 6A Greater Valley Conference tournament.

Blast away

Grizzlies improve on first outings at conference tournament at Michelbook Country Club 

Robert Husseman/News-Register##Kelsie Greenhill of Willamina makes a putout from third base during the Bulldogs’ 16-3, five-inning, second-game victory over Warrenton Saturday afternoon at Sheridan High School’s Stuck Stadium.

Put it on the board

Offensive explosion fuels Willamina softball; Mac baseball drops pair of games

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