By Jerod Young • Jerod Young • 

McMinnville tennis finishes with wins vs. Glencoe, Century

Will Worth and Adam Kiff won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, Brendon Walters and Nicky Domenichini won 6-0, 6-4 and Isaac Balwit and Daniel Post won 6-1, 6-4.

It was Wyatt Waterbury and George Zakaib that faced a challenge at No. 4 singles. They had to come back after losing the first set to Andrew Hall and James Hardy. Waterbury and Zakaib won the next two sets 6-2, 6-4 for the sweep.

Wednesday, McMinnville’s seniors were honored before the match against Century. All 12 seniors started and helped to beat the Jaguars 6-2 in front of a large crowd. The doubles continued to display their dominance and won 4-0 for the four consecutive match.

“This was a special day for all the players and families this afternoon,” McMinnville coach Wes Gabrielsen said. “Our doubles teams continue to show their dominance in our lineup.”

Both Stowe and Cody Thomas won their singles matches to split singles play with Century 2-2. Worth and Kiff shut out Anthony Wakeland and Chan Gavin 6-0, 6-0. The Grizzlies other big shutout came at No. 4 doubles. Brendon Walters and George Zakaib won 6-0, 6-0.

Girls tennis

The McMinnville girls tennis team finished its final two conference matches Monday and Wednesday, beating Glencoe at home Monday and finishing with a win Wednesday at Century.

Against the Crimson Tide, Mac won 5-3. Shay Bristow on Mac’s only singles match 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles, Molly Olsen and Sam Purdy won at No. 1 doubles 6-4, 6-1. Nayelly Cervera and Kerigan Morton won at No. 2 doubles 6-1, 6-1. Ellie Solem and Lauren Ulvang won at No. 3 doubles 6-1, 6-0. Amanda Sheller and Julia Jacobucci won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 doubles.

The Grizzlies also won 5-3 vs. Century on Wednesday, again sweeping doubles play. Shay Bristow won at No. 3 singles 6-4, 6-1. In doubles, Olsen and Purdy won in two sets. Morton and Cervera won in three sets, Solem and Ulvang won in two, as did Sheller and Jacobucci.

The Pacific Conference seeding meeting was Thursday night to determine the draws for the conference tournament, which is next weekend.


The McMinnville Grizzlies competed Wednesday at Century and beat the Jaguars.

The McMinnville boys dominated Century. Kane Kennedy led the Grizzlies with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash. Kennedy won with a time of 11.37. Spencer Payne took second in the event at 11.49. Payne also won the 200 with a time of 23.43. Cameron Marcum took second in the 400 with a time of 53.34. Nic McDaniel and Austin Bettis took one-two in the 800. McDaniel finished at 2:06.42. Both Ronnie Graham and Alex Justice took second in their runs. Graham, in the 1500, finished at 4:27.07 and Justice, in the 3000, finished at 10:01.50.

Taylor Vicknair won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.63. Tanner Scanlon finished second at 15.78. Scanlon won the 300 hurdles at 40.39, while Jermaine Anderson took second at 41.46. McMinnville won both the long and short relays. The short relay was won by Payne, Scanlon, Kennedy and Vicknair at 43.87. The long relay was won by Marcum, Anderson, Bettis and Tanner Orton at 3:43.93. David Ingham won the shot put with a distance of 41 feet. Tim Tatton and Ingham went one-two in the discus, Tatton took first with a throw of 151-08, while Ingham’s throw of 122-10 took second.

On the girls side, Haley Pattishall took second with a time of 13.40 in the 100, and Pattishall gave the Grizzly girls their first No.1 finish of the afternoon in the 200. Pattishall won the event with a time of 27.02. Taylor Peterson took second in the 400 (1:01.25), Whitney Rich took second in the 800 (2:33.35) and Laura Gabel took second in the 1500 (5:49.32). Both Rich and Gabel went one-two in the 3000 with Rich taking first (12:44..32) and Gabel finishing second (12:49.89).

Closing out the track events, Lucy Bellville took second in the 100 hurdles (16.30). McMinnville’s 4x100 relay team of Peterson, Montanna Gubrud, Pattishall and Kendal Obrist took first with a time of 51.19, while the 4x400 relay team of Rich Obrist, Annika Nyquist and Lillian Ulloa took second with a time of 4:30.93.

In the field, Dominique Burden took second in the shot put with a throw of 32-9, while Farrah Ingebrand took second in the discus with a throw of 103-88. Bethany Mohler won the javelin with a throw of 122-3, while Bellville won the high jump with a mark of 5-2. Jessica Noyes took second in the pole vault with a clearance of 8 feet. Dakota Buhler took second in the long jump with a distance of 15-9 1/2. Buhler closed out the day with a win in the triple jump. She cleared a distance of 33-06 for the win.

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