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McMinnville’s Sydney Stern splashes to a win in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle in the Grizzlies’ home meet against North Salem last Thursday at the McMinnville Aquatic Center.

Stern character: Adversity leads to success as freestyler seeks state berth

Adversity, according to the Bible, builds strength of character. McMinnville freestyle swimmer Sydney Stern is living proof of the adage. The senior co-captain of the Grizzly swim team suffered ...

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Audrey McMillan goes up for two points against the Lutes. She had 19 points against Willamette Friday and 10 against the Lutes.

‘Different team’: McMillan leads ‘Cats to wins over Bearcats, Lutes

“It was like a different team this weekend,” said Linfield College (9-8, 3-5 NWC) women’s head coach Casey Bunn-Wilson after her ‘Cats dispatched Pacific Lutheran University ...

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Mason Wennerstrom battles for a rebound against North Salem.

‘Go-time’ for Grizzlies with 81-42 win over Viks

It’s go time for McMinnville’s boys’ basketball team if they are at all interested in making the state playoffs. The Grizzlies (10-5, 3-5 GVC) dispatched North Salem (1-15, 0-8 ...

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Willamina’s True Gibbons takes a shot while fading back.

Bulldogs bite Spartans, 55-35

SHERIDAN – Shorthanded, minus their starting point guard, the Sheridan Spartans matched the visiting Bulldogs shot-for-shot until the beleaguered hosts failed to score in the third quarter, ...

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Willamina’s Sina Tapasa pushes through multiple Sheridan defenders to score a two-point basket.

Willamina girls, behind Tapasa’s 19, surpass Sheridan

SHERIDAN – No matter how diverse the defensive schemes thrown at Willamina’s Sina Tapasa, she will score buckets, regardless. Such was the case Friday, when Sheridan did everything ...

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Riley Bruil brings the ball up the court against PLU.

Wildcats drop Willamette, 77-61, fall to Lutes at home, 67-54

Linfield’s men’s basketball team (10-7, 4-4 NWC) shot itself in the foot Saturday night at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. It fell to Pacific Lutheran (8-9, 3-6 NWC) 67-54, blunting a three-win ...

Girls’ recap: Amity, Dayton win, Y-C loses

Girls’ basketball roundup Amity 55, Westside Christian 35 TIGARD – Amity picked up its sixth league win of the season by vanquishing Westside Christian, 55-35, Friday. The Warriors ...

Dayton, Amity continue winning ways, Y-C loses

Boys’ basketball roundup Dayton 66, Santiam Christian 57 ADAIR VILLAGE – With star point guard Zach Bernards resting his ailing body, the Dayton Pirates notched an important 66-57 ...

Tapasa's 19 propel Willamina girls to 37-24 victory over Sheridan

SHERIDAN – Sheridan’s girls’ basketball team did everything in their power to stop Willamina’s Sina Tapasa, but the Bulldogs powerful post scored 19 points and propelled the visitors ...

Depleted Spartans lose rivalry game to motivated Bulldogs, 55-35

SHERIDAN – Shorthanded, down their starting point guard, the Sheridan Spartans boys' basketball team matched the visiting Bulldogs shot-for-shot until the beleaguered hosts failed to score in the ...

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Amity guard Sam White, second from right, drives to the basket in the Warriors’ home game against the Horizon Christian Hawks on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Amity High School.

THRILLER! Amity clips Hawks’ wings in double OT, 76-71

AMITY – Midway through the season, Scott Nelson, Amity’s first-year head coach, senses his Warrior team (12-3, 5-1 WVL) starting to become a resolute group, in which the whole is greater ...

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McMinnville’s Kyra Fisher takes the ball to the hoop.

Grizzly girls do the expected, drop Olys, 54-33

You can tell a ball club is maturing when it does what it’s supposed to do: like dominate a less talented team. McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (6-10, 2-5 GVC) washed away ...

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Dayton and Willamina players battle for a loose ball in the game between the Pirates and Bulldogs at Willamina .

Dayton’s defense, Moore, overwhelms ‘Dogs, 52-15

WILLAMINA – Dayton’s Jaden Moore couldn’t miss from distance, and the Pirates’ high-pressure defense proved overwhelming for the host Willamina Bulldogs, resulting in the ...

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Andre Mushombe battles with West Albany’s Greg Priddy during a match earlier in the season that Mushombe won with a technical fall.

Mushombe’s journey: Africa to Grizzly wrestling mat

  As the saying goes, the longest journey is the time a thought takes from the head to the heart. For McMinnville’s Andre Mushombe, McMinnville’s 138-pound wrestler, that trip ...

Grizzlies fall to Sprague, 85-71

SALEM – For Greater Valley Conference boys’ basketball teams, the name of the game is perseverance. The league is so competitive that on any given night any side can win. With five ...

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