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Sheridan s Ronni VanZant smiles as she sees her winning time in the final of the Class 3A Girls 100-Meter Dash at  the 2018 OSAA Track and Field State Championships Friday, May 18, at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Trifecta! VanZant seals track legacy, leads WVL with 3 titles

EUGENE – Before last weekend’s OSAA State Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Sheridan’s Ronni VanZant felt her Spartan legacy in jeopardy. The senior sprinter ...

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Cameron Ostrom running the ball. She had an outstanding defensive effort,helping Valley control the pitch.

Phenomenal Panthers pound Linn Benton for state title

MONMOUTH – “These girls played phenomenal!” Valley Panthers’ head coach Jeremy Moore succinctly described his squad’s championship-winning performance following Saturday’s ...

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McMinnville’s Zane Fodge, in red, runs with he pack in the final of the Class 6A Boys 800-Meter Run during Saturday’s finals. He finished fifth. He was third in the 1500 run, scoring all of the points for the Grizzly boys’ team.

Zane Fodge takes 3rd in 1500, 5th in 800 at state

EUGENE – McMinnville head track coach Vic Downs hoped for a little more from his squad at the state track meet Friday and Saturday at Hayward Field. The Grizzly girls’ team failed to ...

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Rams head coach Trevor Da Silva is hoisted into the air with the third place trophy by his team after the Rams took the measure of Clark County, 37-24 Saturday at the Western Oregon field.

Rams’ brute force defense, speedy offense brings 3rd place trophy

MONMOUTH – With a 37-24 victory over Clark County, the Valley Rams boys’ rugby team concluded an impressive spring season with a third place state finish Saturday at Western Oregon ...

Grizzly boys’ net team takes sixth at state tourney

BEAVERTON — McMinnville’s tennis season came to a premature ending Friday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. All three Grizzly doubles team at the state tournament advanced no further than ...

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Yamhill-Carlton s Shane Davis following his 800m final.

Shane Davis’ 800 run leads Tigers at state meet

EUGENE – Yamhill-Carlton’s Shane Davis turned in a personal best performance in the 800-meter run at historic Hayward Field, finishing second with a 1:58.15 clocking. Davis won his ...

‘Cats eliminated from DIII softball tourney

TYLER, Texas – So close, but so far away. Linfield’s softball team, leading 1-0 in the series, holding a 2-1advantage in the top of the seventh inning needed two outs to punch their ticket ...

Dayton, Amity head into state 3A tourney

Dayton (19-8, 9-1 WVL) and Amity (14-9, 7-3 WVL) softball teams will represent the West Valley League in the state 3A Softball tournament starting Wednesday with first round games. Amity battled through ...

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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 ...

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