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Martin Lopez-Garcia (left) and Andres Esparza share the joy of Esparza fielding the last out, giving the Grizzlies a win over Glencoe to earn a berth in the state tournament. The win also snapped an eight losing streak.

ON TO STATE! Grizzlies drop Glencoe; number-1 Wildcats next

HILLSBORO – Prior to Tuesday’s Class 6A state play-in contest at Glencoe, McMinnville second baseman Andres Esparza suffered through a truly disastrous infield session. On routine grounders ...

Mac softballers head into state on losing streak

For the first time all season, McMinnville’s softball team (18-8, 12-4 GVC) heads into a contest with a three-game losing streak. And this game is the first round of the state playoffs against a ...

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Evan Smith gets ready to unleash a javelin throw in the GVC district meet last week. He set a personal best in the event and hopes to surpass it this weekend.

Grizzly track team seeks personal bests, state titles

The track at Wortman Stadium appeared ghostly this week with only a handful of athletes working out. Normally during the spring months there are upwards of 175 track and field competitors honing ...

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Ronnie VanZant glides to the finish line in last week’s WVL district meet. She hopes to capture her first state titles this weekend.

VanZant vanquishes jitters with prayer, motivated to earn first state title this weekend

SHERIDAN – When Sheridan sprinter Ronni VanZant steps on to the track at Historic Hayward Field this weekend, she’ll experience nerves just like every other West Valley League athlete set to ...

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Linfield sophomore Makenna Clizer gobbles up a hard ground ball for an easy out last weekend against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. She and the ‘Cat team take on University Texas at Tyler this weekend in the super regionals.

Linfield softball preview

Who’s afraid of the big bad Patriots? Not Linfield’s softball team. The ‘Cats take on powerful University of Texas at Tyler – the number-three ranked squad in DIII softball ...

Panthers play for state title against Linn Benton

The News-Register staff PORTLAND – For the third consecutive season, the Valley Panthers girls’ rugby team plays for the Rugby Oregon state title. The Panthers qualified for this weekend’s ...

Amity takes a pair, Pirates fall out of number one rank

Softball roundup Amity 13, Santiam Christian 10; Amity 6, Yamhill-Carlton 2 AMITY – After dispatching Yamhill-Carlton 6-2 on Tuesday, the Amity Warriors won Wednesday’s West Valley League ...

Pirates flatten Warriors, 15-0

Baseball roundup Dayton 15, Amity 0 DAYTON – Tristan Fergus slugged two home runs, Josiah Primbs and Liam Munoz combined on a two-hitter and the Dayton Pirates defeated rival Amity 15-0 in Tuesday’s ...

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Sheridan s Ronni VanZant poses with her third state title - the girls  200m championship.

State Track day two: VanZant wins third state championship; Baker, Huber earn titles

EUGENE – Sheridan's Ronni VanZant secured her third state championship, while Owen Baker of Willamina and Aiden Huber of Dayton both earned their first Class 3A titles during today's OSAA State Track ...

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Ronni VanZant of Sheridan won the Class 3A girls  long jump title with a final mark of 16 feet, 11.25 inches.

State track day one: VanZant wins girls' long jump title

EUGENE – Sheridan's Ronni VanZant won her first career state track and field championship during today's Class 3A events at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene. With a final mark of 16 feet, 11.25 ...

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Mac head tennis coach Wes Gabrielsen (center) goes over strategy with doubles team Reece Parr (left) and Nick Howard. They finished third overall, qualifying for the state tournament.

Mission accomplished! Mac boys’ tennis team takes GVC District tournament

SALEM — Mission accomplished! McMinnville’s boys’ tennis team — with accent on the word team — playing its best tennis of the season, earned the GVC District title, ...

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Kassidee Bates is called out during the game with West Albany.

Ejected, rejected, dejected in West Albany

ALBANY – Not even Larry Nichols’ spirited ejection could sustain an emotional rally by the McMinnville softball team during last Friday’s 6-2 loss to Greater Valley Conference ...

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Willamina’s David Hensley won the WVL championship in the triple jump.

Surprises dominate WVL district track meet

DAYTON – More than a few surprises dominated the stories of Friday and Saturday’s West Valley League district track and field event held at Dayton High School. Sure, the usual suspects ...

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AJ Robledo won the triple jump and in the process set a school record in the event at the GVC District meet at West Salem.

Mac boys take second at GVC district; 8 qualify for state; Robledo breaks triple jump mark

SALEM – AJ Robledo led a slew of McMinnville track and field athletes to personal and season bests at the GVC District Track Meet Thursday at West Salem High School. Robledo broke an 18-year-old ...

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Linfield’s Shelby Saylors won all three regional games for the ‘Cats and was named the Player of the Tournament as well as to the all-tourney team.

‘Cats sweep regionals, head to Texas for super regionals

"In some ways, we're kind of playing with house money," said Linfield head softball Coach Jackson Vaughan after his squad swept through the McMinnville DIII Regional Championships over the weekend. They ...

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