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 ...

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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 ...

Wildcat women playing for pride, battle Blues, Pirates

With a pair of narrow, painful losses to Puget Sound and Lewis & Clark, the Linfield women’s basketball team played itself out of contention for a Northwest Conference playoff berth. This weekend, ...

Tigers qualify four to state wrestling tourney

SWEET HOME – Yamhill-Carlton’s wrestling team qualified four athletes for the state tournament this weekend after earning top-five finishes during last Saturday’s Class 4A Special District ...

Bulldogs top Eagles; Tigers fall to Stayton

Girls’ basketball roundup Willamina 51, Westside Christian 23 WILLAMINA – With a resounding 51-23 home victory over Westside Christian, the Bulldogs advanced in the Class 3A West Valley League ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League   Senior Citizens League Jan 23 TEAM High game scratch: No Names, 802. High series scratch: No Names, 2191. MEN High game scratch: Joe Aspromonte, 245; Larry ...

 
Grizzlies finish second at GVC district swim meet

It came down to this: in order to win their 10th straight district title, McMinnville’s boys’ team needed to either win the 400-yard freestyle relay, or finish two places ahead of South Salem’s ...

 
Mason Henderson hopes to hit high note at state mat tourney

What do you get when you mix equal parts of jazz saxophonist and marching band drum major? At McMinnville, you get Mason Henderson. He is the Grizzlies’ third place GVC district qualifier ...

 
Pounded! Grizzly boys take measure of North Salem

You may not consider a 24-point beatdown of a one-win team a tune-up contest for the three biggest games of the season. However, for McMinnville boys’ basketball team (16-5, 8-5 GVC), the ...

 
Grizzly girls overwhelm Vikings, 66-22, seek GVC title

They want more. . . More, as in a win over South Salem next Friday, as in a GVC league title, and a first round home playoff game. The Grizzly girls’ basketball team (18-3, 11-2, GVC), ...

 
Bulldogs bite back, slip by Spartans, focus on playoffs

SHERIDAN – Last season witnessed the Willamina boys’ basketball team limping into the Class 3A West Valley League playoffs. Flashing back, the Bulldogs had lost five of six games, ...

 
Anderson led ‘Dogs fell Spartans, 44-36

SHERIDAN – Kylie Anderson, the Willamina girls’ basketball team’s lone senior, capped her final regular season game with a standout performance against rival Sheridan. Constantly ...

 
RAH RAH! Grizzlies take 4th, Spartans 5th at state cheerleading competition

Four Yamhill Valley schools competed in the OSAA State Cheerleading Championships Saturday at Memorial Coliseum. McMinnville finished fourth in the Co-Ed division, Sheridan was fifth. Y-C and Willamina ...

Pirates fall to Santiam Christian, 76-64; Warriors take victory; Tigers fall to North Marion, 71-49

Boys’ basketball roundup Santiam Christian 76, Dayton 64 ADAIR VILLAGE – Dayton’s 14-game win streak was snapped Friday as second-place Santiam Christian captured a 76-64 win in the ...

Pirates blitz Eagles, 70-24; Warriors top WC; Y-C falls to North Marion, 54-39

Girls’ basketball roundup Dayton 70, Santiam Christian 24 ADAIR VILLAGE – Dayton’s senior class concluded their four-year West Valley League dominance with a 70-24 victory over Santiam ...

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