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McMinnville head coach Willie Graham is pumped up as he congratulates Aaron Baune on his big game performance in the Grizzlies 65-52 win over #2 ranked West Salem.

Mac boys down the number-two ranked Titans; win 65-52

Powered to victory by Aaron Baune, the Grizzly boys’ basketball squad took down the number-two ranked West Salem Titans, 65-52, in Saturday’s make-up game held at McMinnville High School. Baune ...

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McMinnville s Kyra Fisher takes the ball to the hoop to score two points.

Mac girls battle Titans; lose 52-37

During tonight’s make-up game with West Salem held at The Furnace, the McMinnville girls’ basketball team fought valiantly, but ultimately lost the contest, 52-37. The Grizzlies held a two-point ...

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McMinnville’s Isaiah Coste puts up a reverse lay-in during the Grizzlies’ home game against West Albany.

Grizzlies earn first league win, top ‘Dogs

Isaiah Coste knows well the importance momentum plays in basketball season. Monday, the Grizzlies’ senior point guard did his fair share of jumpstarting Mac’s positive play by leading ...

Stan Manley named Linfield baseball coach for 2018

Linfield Sports Information  Stan Manley, a 1982 graduate of Linfield, starting with the 2018 season, will be calling the shots in the Linfield Wildcat dugout, replacing Scott Carnahan, who ...

Linfield names Garry Killgore new 'Cat athletic director

Pegged to continue the tradition of athletic success and excellence, Garry Killgore has been selected to succeed longtime Linfield College director of athletics Scott Carnahan at the end of the 2016-17 ...

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McMinnville’s Noah Spencer continues his crash course in wrestling, here going for an escape against Caulin Leach of West Albany during the 182-pound class at The Furnace Jan. 5.

Crash course: Noah Spencer playing wrestling catch-up

Noah Spencer, the tough-guy Grizzly football fullback, is on a crash course with the Grizzly wrestling team. Although away from the mat competitively for more than a decade, he set his sights on ...

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Dayton’s Zach Bernards flies in for a layup in the contest between the Pirates and Warriors at Amity High School.

Pirates crush Warriors, 92-67

AMITY – Giving the devil his due, Amity boys’ basketball team players, credited Dayton’s Zach Bernards, who toasted the Warriors for 38 points in the Monday rivalry clash, which ...

Sheridan girls speed by Westside Christian, 49-29

SHERIDAN – Ronni VanZant’s speed on the basketball court is exhilarating, jaw-dropping and just plain unfair. Spectators and opponents alike witnessing the Sheridan junior singlehandedly ...

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McMinnville’s Sydney Stern, front, and McNary’s Sarah Eckert, race stroke for stroke in the girls’ 100-yard freestyle Thursday, Jan. 5.

Mac swimmers top McNary, split against Saxons

McMinnville High School’s boys’ and girls’ swim team took on two Greater Valley Conference opponents last week. Against McNary, both teams were victorious. The boys took a 136-32 win ...

Girls’ roundup: ‘Dogs win, Y-C loses

Willamina 44, Horizon Christian 23 TUALATIN – Brooke France may not have scored in Willamina’s 44-23 win over Horizon Christian Monday, but she did everything else exceptionally well. ...

Boys’ roundup: ‘Dogs, Tigers take losses

Horizon Christian 32, Willamina 27 TUALATIN – Willamina dropped its first West Valley League contest 32-27 on the road at Horizon Christian Monday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and ...

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McMinnville s Isaiah Coste slashes to the hoop for two points in the game against West Albany at The Furnace.

Mac boys capture first league win; defeat West Albany, 56-40

Renewed offensive focus and defensive intensity during the second quarter of tonight’s matchup between McMinnville and West Albany at The Furnace propelled the Grizzlies to a 56-40 victory. The conquest ...

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Kayla Heuberger drives to the basket on the Grizzly fast break as the Grizzlies took an early lead. The Saxons rallied to win the contest in the second half.

UNDONE! Grizzly girls battle Saxons, fall in second half, 61-44

For one all-too brief shining moment at The Furnace Friday night, McMinnville girls’ basketball team (5-7, 1-2 GVC) put together all the pieces, and took it to the vaunted OSAA number-three-rated ...

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Core members of the Spartan girls’ basketball team include (l-r): Kassidy Ellis, Kiatia Mack, Mariah Williams, and Sianna Williams.

Valley basketball teams focus on league play: Spartan girls’ team experienced, seeks tourney berth

Midseason basketball roundup   Officially, the halfway point of the high school basketball season starts now. Local Yamhill County teams have experienced varying levels of success after a month ...

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McMinnville forward Aaron Baune drives to the basket  with two Sazon defenders contesting his shot. The Grizzlies fell to South Salem, 67-58.

Mac fails Basketball Math 101, drops third contest

There is very little difference between the theory of basketball math and its practical application, particularly in the relationship between turnovers and wins. The theorem postulates in a boys’ ...

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