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Linfield’s baseball team celebrates its Northwest Conference title run after the trophy presentation Sunday. The ‘Cats had to come through the consolation round by winning four straight games after a first round loss.

Adversity to advantage! Cats roll to NWC title after 1st game loss

Adversity can be advantageous. In the case of Linfield’s baseball team, the tribulation from losing its first round game Friday coalesced its talent into a potent group, which then swept ...

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Lexie McKinley beats the throw home, scoring one of her three runs in the Grizzlies 18-4 win over West Albany.

Grizzlies collar Bulldogs, 18-4

ALBANY – McMinnville’s Grizzly softball team (14-1, 8-0 GVC) took another step toward a Greater Valley Conference league title Friday by overwhelming West Albany (11-6, 6-2), 18-4 on ...

Grizzlies’ balance bring pair of wins, 7th in state rank

Currently leading the Class 6A Greater Valley Conference in first place and ranked seventh in the state, McMinnville’s baseball team verified it could win however the matchup dictates as ...

Lockhart’s perfecto leads Tigers to 8th consecutive victory

The News-Register staff Softball roundup Yamhill-Carlton 10, North Marion 0 (five innings) AURORA – Emily Lockhart was locked in, her defense produced clutch outs, and both performances resulted ...

Linfield bombs at NWC tourney, plays waiting game for NCAA bid

After bombing at the Northwest Conference softball tournament, losing two straight games and inexplicably failing to score in either, Linfield’s Wildcat softball team (32-10, 21-7 NWC) now ...

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Sheridan’s Chase Butt sets a new personal best throwing the javelin for 159-02 feet, winning the competition.

Spartans’ VanZant shatters 400m school record

SHERIDAN – Another track meet, another school record for Sheridan’s Ronni VanZant. Currently the Spartans’ leader in the girls’ 100m, 200m, 300m hurdles and long jump, the ...

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Valley Panthers’ Kailee Failla fights off defenders closing in behind her as she moves downfield.

Panthers rugby club claws Canby behind Jazmin Hager scoring machine, 56-7

Desperately desiring a win and down its best player, the Valley Panthers witnessed Yulma “Yoyo” Morales and Jazmin Hager step up triumphantly Friday to lead the team to a pivotal 56-7 ...

Rams perseverance, technique key to 26-21 win over Panthers

PORTLAND – Proving their resolve, the Valley Rams rugby squad persevered to beat the Northside Panthers Saturday, 26-21, in a battle featuring two elite teams. Entering the match as the ...

Baseball roundup: Amity, Dayton, Y-C winners

The News-Register staff Baseball roundup Amity 3, Willamina 1 WILLAMINA – Clint Hatch hurled a one-run complete game to help the Warriors beat Willamina 3-1 in Friday’s Class 3A West Valley ...

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Grizzly boys’ tennis team captains (l-r) Nick Denley, Cooper Rich, and Nick Howard lead the way.

Experienced Grizzly tennis team seeks district title, deep run at state

By RUSTY RAE Of the News-Register McMinnville’s boys’ tennis team opened the season with a 6-0 record, all in conference play, and Grizzlies head coach Wes Gabrielsen believes the experienced ...

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Ashley Rhoads waits pensively in the Grizzly dugout while teammates take on the Celts with their bats.

Baptism under fire

It was a baptism under fire for the McMinnville Grizzly softball team Tuesday on its home diamond, as it rallied from a 3-0 deficit winning a 5-3 contest over hot-hitting McNary. The win kept them ...

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Dayton’s Malina Ray, sporting a .639 batting average, shows her talent with a swinging bunt single.

Dayton’s ‘Instant Offense’ Malina Ray leads Pirates past Amity, 6-2

DAYTON – Last season, Pirates’ shortstop Malina Ray played an integral role as a switch hitter on Dayton’s state runner-up squad. However, she’s altered her approach at ...

Wildcats look to send Carnahan off with NWC tournament title

It’s not as if Linfield College’s baseball team (24-10, 19-5 NWC) is out to “win one for the Gipper,” but when the ‘Cats open play today at Roy Helser Field in a 2 ...

Linfield hosts NWC women’s tennis tourney; ‘Cats look for DIII seed

Linfield’s women’s tennis team hosts the Northwest Conference tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Linfield Tennis Center, and is eyeing the tourney title following its conference ...

‘Cat softball team seeks 5th straight NWC tourney title

Whitworth University won the Northwest Conference softball title for the third straight year. The question now becomes, can they stop Linfield from a fifth consecutive league playoff crown in the ...

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