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Cooper Rich drives to the basket for two of his 17 points as McMinnville overcomes an early deficit to top Aloha Tuesday at The Furnance.

Inceptional! ‘Super Cooper’ leads Grizzlies past Aloha

Inception, a Leonardo DiCaprio movie involving a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. It also happens to be McMinnville forward Cooper Rich’s favorite flick. ...

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Freshman Kyra Fisher is mugged as she goes to the basket against Newberg’s Natalie Peterson.

BASKETBALL MATH: Grizzly girls fall to Newberg

Sean Coste, McMinnville’s girls’ head basketball coach also teaches math. He covers a broad range of courses on the subject – but the one he doesn’t have to teach is basketball ...

Yamhill Valley girls’ basketball round up

GASTON – A narrow 32-30 result favored the Sheridan Spartans in Monday’s contest against Gaston. Head coach Jordan Batey’s team continued to show late-game resolve in putting away the ...

Yamhill Valley boys’ basketball round up

SALEM – A balanced offensive showcase resulted in Dayton boys’ 59-46 Tuesday road victory over Blanchet Catholic. Three Pirates scored in double figures, led by Braeden Nowlin’s ...

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Hunter Horne rolls the ball off his fingertips toward the basket in the Tigers’ game against Seaside at Barnett Court in Yamhill on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Tigers fall to Seagulls, 83-65

YAMHILL – Faced with the 2016 state runner-up Seagulls of Seaside and their returning Class 4A player of the year, Jackson Januik, the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers fought a spirited battle Tuesday ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s Hunter Horne, left, and Braden Frost will lead the Tigers’ hoop team.

Preparation, development equal success for Y-C Tigers

YAMHILL – For Yamhill-Carlton head coach Gary McCulloch, success for his boys is a result of preparation and development. A team returning six lettermen from last year’s 4-20 squad has ...

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Kodiak Yeager (33) of Amity blocks Seth Waddington of Coquille in the Warriors  game against Coquille on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Amity High School.

Warriors pound Coquille, 86-68

AMITY – Amity boys’ torrid start to the season continued Wednesday against Coquille as they defeated the Red Devil Babies, 86-68. The boys in blue and white have now bested their first ...

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From right, Amity’s Maylin Williams is congratulated by coach Reg McShane and teammates after hitting a buzzer-beater to shorten Coquille’s lead to one at the end of the third. The Warriors dropped a 66-62 decision in overtime.

Amity girls fall in OT to Coquille Red Devils, 66-62

AMITY – Reg McShane’s Amity girls exhibited incredible resilience battling back from a daunting 21-6 first quarter deficit before falling to Coquille, 66-62, in Wednesday’s overtime ...

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Amity’s returning seniors are (l-R) Deryk Stearns, Clint Hatch, Dylan Stearns, Devin McShane, and Brandon Wilson, who have played together since elementary school.

Warriors look to refine game, end results

First year Amity boys’ basketball head coach Scott Nelson admitted, “It really isn’t my intent to change up a great deal of what we do – we just want to refine it.” Nelson ...

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Willamina’s Chance Kalawa and AJ Farmer will lead the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs to challenge WVL powers with talent, depth

WILLAMINA – In a competitive and talented West Valley League, teams will rise to the top who possess depth and a wide array of skills. As the squad’s 3-0 start to the season can attest, ...

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Amity s Kodiak Yeager (33) blocks Seth Waddington of Coquille in Wednesday s game between the schools in Amity.

Amity boys go full throttle against Coquille, win 86-68

AMITY – Amity boys’ torrid start to the season continued tonight against Coquille as the Warriors defeated the Red Devil Babies, 86-68. The boys in blue and white have now beaten their first ...

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Keeley Graham of Amity makes a steal in the Warriors  game against Coquille on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Amity High School.

Warrior girls fight valiantly, drop 66-62 contest to Coquille

AMITY – Reg McShane’s Amity Warriors exhibited incredible resilience battling back from a 21-6 first quarter deficit before falling to Coquille, 66-62, in overtime. The match didn’t ...

Grizzlies pound out 52-39 win over Aloha, open season 2-0

Junior Cooper Rich took over the game in the second half, scoring 15 of the Grizzlies 31 second half points to lead McMinnville to a 52-39 victory over Aloha Tuesday night at The Furnace running their ...

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Wyatt Garrison (3) of Yamhill-Carlton celebrates a made basket as he head to the foul line to attempt a three-point play in Tuesday s game against the Seaside Seagulls at Barnett Court in Yamhill.

Y-C boys hang tough with Seaside, ultimately falls 83-65

YAMHILL – Facing the 2016 state runner-up Seagulls of Seaside and their returning Class 4A player of the year, Jackson Januik, the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers fought a spirited battle before ultimately ...

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Zane Fodge (far left on outside) runs in the front of the pack at the start of the Nike Cross Nationals.

Fodge finds Glendoveer course sticky-wicked

PORTLAND – McMinnville’s Zane Fodge turned in one of his slowest times of the year for a 5K run, as he finished 83rd in a field of 195 runners with a 16:44.4 time in the Nike Cross Nationals ...

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