For senior Ally Legard (and the rest of her senior mates) on the McMinnville girls’ track team, the 2017 season doubles as a farewell tour in which both team and personal goals are the focus. Notes ...

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Grizzly girls’ track team eyes GVC title, state

For senior Ally Legard (and the rest of her senior mates) on the McMinnville girls’ track team, the 2017 season doubles as a farewell tour in which both team and personal goals are the focus. Notes ...

 
Grizzly softball team wins opener, 8-4, over La Salle

MILWAUKIE -- Finally! After waiting more than a week to play its first game, McMinnville’s softball team located a playable field – at La Salle Prep – and pounded out an 8-4 win over ...

 
Grizzlies ‘carry the mail’, top Reynolds, Canby

Like the postman, neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor thunder and lightning prevented McMinnville’s baseball team from delivering the mail, when they pounded out a pair of lopsided wins ...

 
Kraemer for the defense: Warriors loaded with returnees, look for strong showing at state meet

AMITY – First-year head coach Randy Hayes knows the Warrior track and field program has always garnered particular interest among Amity youth, but this year the turnout is astonishing. Sixty-three ...

Dayton wins two; Amity, Sheridan lose

Baseball roundup Dayton 36, Scio 4 DAYTON – The Pirates blasted Scio 36-4 in Monday’s non-league contest held at Dayton High School. The resounding victory moved Dayton’s record ...

Pirates top Silverton; Y-C, Spartans lose

Softball roundup Dayton 8, Silverton 1 DAYTON – After nearly a week between games, the Dayton Pirates held their second consecutive opponent to only one run, beating Silverton 8-1 in Wednesday’s ...

 
CASON rolling along: Cunningham strikes out 14 as ‘Cats take two from Pioneers

About the call that never materialized – Linfield head baseball coach Scott Carnahan is ever so happy. Cason Cunningham, Linfield’s left-handed pitcher, spent four years in the US ...

 
Grizzlies top Tigers for Peterson’s first win

McMinnville’s Grizzly baseball team shook of the rust accumulated by the wet spring to present head coach Todd Peterson an extra innings 5-4 win over Newberg in his first game as skipper. Neither ...

Veteran Y-C softball team hungry for playoff run

YAMHILL – With 11 seasoned veterans returning and an infusion of freshmen talent, Yamhill-Carlton’s softball team prepares for another run at the state playoffs. A season ago, the ...

Pirates stop Huskies; Amity drops opener

Softball roundup Dayton 13, Sweet Home 1 DAYTON – Haley Couch and Ani Heidt combined on a two-hitter, and the Dayton girls’ softball team vanquished Sweet Home Thursday by a 13-1 margin. Couch ...

 
Pirates hope experience leads to playoffs, title

DAYTON – Self-belief resides in Dayton’s baseball team’s dugout, requiring only a matter of translating that confidence into a memorable state playoff experience. With a critical ...

Rugby Rams drop Bend Blues, 26-19

BEND – Venturing into the high desert Saturday, Yamhill County’s Valley Rams boys’ rugby team claimed its first win of the season with a stout 26-19 victory over the Bend Blues ...

Valley Panthers drop season opener, 52-22

PORTLAND – Yamhill’s local girls’ rugby squad, the Valley Panthers, opened their spring season with a 52-22 loss to the Beaverton Barbarians in Saturday’s matchup held at Lents ...

 
Shooting for the stars! Grizzly softball team’s vision a state title

Preseason involves doing the hard work, animating the vision of the future. McMinnville’s Grizzly softball team head coach Larry Nichols notes, “If these girls are the competitors I ...

 
Armed and dangerous: PAPER CHASE: ‘Cats must convert stats to wins

On paper, Linfield’s baseball team ranks the best in the league. Wildcat pitchers have a 3.98 earned run average compared to opponents’ 5.63. The ‘Cats maintain a batting average ...

 
Pirates aim to swing their swords, make another run at 3A state title

DAYTON – For perennial softball power Dayton, the regular season is but a journey to the ultimate prize: a state championship. In the words of longtime head coach Rob Umbenhower, “I ...

 
Lofty goals for Warriors: deep run into state 3A tourney

AMITY – Patrick O’Leary’s experienced Amity softball team appears poised for another state playoff run, and the squad has two goals on their mind: win the West Valley League title ...

Youthful Spartans provide challenge for coach, WVL

SHERIDAN – Returning head softball coach Carrie Nielsen faces an interesting season as leader of a new-look Spartan squad. After a one-year absence, Nielsen is back and fielding a group of athletes ...

‘Zags use second half run to skin Jackrabbits, 66-46

By EDDIE PELLS Of the Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — In a tournament made famous by the notion that anything can happen, one thing still has not: In 129 tries, no 16 seed has ever beaten a 1. Oh, ...

 
Mac junior cheer squad takes third, fourth

McMinnville Youth Cheer  (MYC) successfully completed its fourth season. 

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