Senior Ashley Rhoads calmly dropped two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, washing away four years of frustration for herself and five other seniors on the Grizzly girls’ basketball team ...

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Hallelujah and amen! Mac girls rally for 42-40 win over Saxons

Senior Ashley Rhoads calmly dropped two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, washing away four years of frustration for herself and five other seniors on the Grizzly girls’ basketball team ...

 
Reyes, Cook lead Bulldogs to 3A state wrestling title

By the time Willamina’s Jordan Reyes stepped on to the mat for his state title match with Cascade Christian’s Ryan Vidlak Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Bulldogs had already ...

 
Sutton wins 50-free

GRESHAM -- Can you hold your breath for 20 seconds? How about if you’re swimming 50-yards at the same time? How about if that swim is for the state 6A championship against seven of the fastest ...

 
Spink's clinic propels Pirates past Warriors, 63-26, on to state

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton’s Shawnie Spink held a clinic in Saturday’s Class 3A West Valley League girls’ basketball championship. Against Amity, no less. She achieved a near-triple-double ...

 
Barnes' fifth lone podium finish for Grizzlies

PORTLAND – McMinnville’s wrestling season came to an inauspicious end, with two wrestlers earning podium places, but not championships. The Grizzlies had two wrestlers make it to the ...

 
Hawks upset Pirates, 61-55 to take WVL title

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton relinquished its Class 3A West Valley League title to Horizon Christian Saturday at Central High School in Independence, losing 61-55. Anthony Sprauer scored 27 points ...

 
Grizzlies run out of magic, fall to Saxons, 67-58

Any magic evaporated from the basketball Friday for the Grizzlies on Senior Night at The Furnace. McMinnville’s boys’ basketball team (17-6, 9-6 GVC) dropped a 67-58 decision to South ...

 
Cold-shooting Warriors fall to Eagles, 79-48

INDEPENDENCE – A poor shooting display combined with standout performances from Santiam Christian’s Zach Baugher and Grant Carley resulted in Amity’s 79-48 defeat during last ...

 
Spartans narrowly miss state 3A tournament

INDEPENDENCE – Kassidy Ellis’ 18 points couldn’t propel the Sheridan girls’ basketball team to a state playoff qualification as the Spartans lost Saturday’s third ...

Spartans tame 'Dogs, 40-35, in WVL second round

SHERIDAN – You couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere during last Friday’s Class 3A West Valley League girls’ basketball playoff between Sheridan and Willamina. Fans ...

Third time's a charm for Warriors in win over 'Dogs

AMITY – Shortly after last Thursday’s 5th/4th place Class 3A West Valley League boys’ basketball playoff, both Amity head coach Scott Nelson and Willamina head coach Cliff Toney ...

 
Pirates drop league title game to Hawks, 61-55

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton relinquished its Class 3A West Valley League title to Horizon Christian Saturday at Central High School in Independence, losing to the Hawks, 61-55. Anthony Sprauer scored 27 ...

 
Dayton girls earn league title, beat Amity, 63-26

INDEPDENCE – Behind a lock down defensive effort, the Dayton girls’ basketball team captured the Class 3A West Valley League championship 63-26 over rival Amity Saturday in Independence. Dayton’s ...

 
Carpe diem: Grizzly wrestlers seek titles, podium finishes at state

Carpe Diem! The words “seize the day” refer to the McMinnville wrestling team’s weekend focus. It heads into the first round of the OSAA state tournament Friday morning. The ...

 
Morganne Larmouth: service, swimming go hand-in-hand

McMinnville head coach Jason Hafner remembers when Morganne Larmouth came to the McMinnville Aquatic Center the first time for swim lessons with the Montessori School. She was nine-years old then, ...

 
Mac boys take down No. 3 Olys, 61-44

SALEM – McMinnville (17-5, 9-5 GVC) closed its four-year conference basketball schedule against Sprague (17-5, 11-3 GVC) by flipping the script from the teams’ first game, coming away with ...

 
Grizzly girls use defense to win ugly

Defense wins championships – and ugly basketball games. That aphorism was evident Tuesday night at The Furnace as McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (19-3, 12-2 GVC) clawed ...

 
Road warrior 'Cats take on Whitman, Whitworth

Linfield College’s men’s basketball team heads back on the road to finish out the season with a pair of games against number-one ranked Whitman and number-four Whitworth Friday and Saturday. ...

 
McShane's passion helps fuel Warrior win over Eagles

AMITY – Roughly two minutes into Wednesday’s Class 3A West Valley League playoff, Amity girls’ frustrated head coach Reg McShane ripped off his tie. His Warriors trailed the visiting ...

Bulldogs take first round WVL won over Eagles, 56-37, look to take next step in playoff journey

WILLAMINA – All Tuesday night, a sense of relief and enjoyment permeated the Willamina boys’ basketball team. The Bulldogs bounced Westside Christian from the Class 3A West Valley League playoffs ...

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