SALEM – Maybe a little rain wouldn’t be such a bad idea. McMinnville’s softball team (12-5, 6-3 GVC), on a forced march through GVC play, and through today (Friday) have played ...

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Mac falls to West Salem on walk-off homer

SALEM – Maybe a little rain wouldn’t be such a bad idea. McMinnville’s softball team (12-5, 6-3 GVC), on a forced march through GVC play, and through today (Friday) have played ...

 
Wildcats’ Oord named player of year, seven others to all NWC team

Linfield’s Northwest Conference champion softball team placed a league-best nine athletes on the all-conference lists, led by NWC Player of the Year Melanie Oord. Oord, a senior, ranked in the NWC's ...

 
Grizzlies drop 6-3 contest to Bulldogs

ALBANY — Lately, every game constitutes a playoff for McMinnville’s baseball team (9-10, 5-6 GVC). The Grizzlies downed McKay in Salem Monday as the offense exploded for a 17-1 win, ...

 
Cunningham, Buuck earn first team all-NWC honors for Wildcats; six others named to second team

After claiming the number-two seed in the Northwest Conference Tournament, the Linfield Wildcats’ baseball team was represented by eight student-athletes on the all-conference rosters. Starting ...

 
The SHOOTISTS: Trap shooting team focuses on safety, fun, marksmanship

DUNDEE – Safety, fun, marksmanship. Three tenets guide the Newberg trap shooting team during its initial year of existence. The Tigers’ squad, one of 25 Oregon programs participating ...

 
Dayton’s Spink retires as Pirate girls’ coach

DAYTON – After 14 years, six West Valley League titles and three Class 3A state championships, Scott Spink officially resigned his girls’ basketball head coaching position at Dayton High School. Spink ...

Panthers take come-from-behind win over Linn Benton, 27-22

ALBANY – In spectacular comeback fashion, the Valley Panthers defeated Linn Benton, 27-22, in last Saturday’s matchup held at West Albany High School. Valley’s Yulma Morales alertly scooped ...

Pirates top Kennedy; Y-C splits with Cubs; Scio bops Amity; Willamina, Sheridan fall

Softball roundup Dayton 11, Kennedy 1 MT. ANGEL – Dayton seized advantage of eight Kennedy errors during Monday’s 11-1 non-conference win. The Pirates captured the victory despite recording ...

Dayton, Willamina, Sheridan take baseball losses

Baseball roundup Horizon Christian 8, Dayton 6 TUALATIN – Four errors plagued the Pirates in Tuesday’s 8-6 West Valley League loss to Horizon Christian. Dayton’s defensive mistakes ...

Mac netters switch-up lineup, top Bulldogs, remain undefeated in GVC play

A few lineup changes couldn’t stop McMinnville boys’ tennis from another excellent Greater Valley Conference victory last Thursday. Grizzly head coach Wesley Gabrielsen, missing five of 16 ...

Grizzly golfers turn in best performance of season

SALEM – Elizabeth Kokoruda hit a pair of eagles to lead McMinnville’s girls’ golf team to a sixth-place finish during Tuesday’s special district tournament at Creekside Golf Club. ...

 
‘CAT-TASTIC! Linfield sails through NWC tourney behind Saylors’ arm

NEWBERG – For Linfield softball pitcher Shelby Saylors, the journey is never complete. Her odyssey began with a rocky start, losing two her first three games. But Linfield assistant coach Mandy ...

 
Rams dominate North Clackamas with new tactics

Before the boys’ rugby matchup Saturday against North Clackamas/Three Rivers (NCTR), Valley head coach Trevor Da Silva mused about a new, tackling-talented lineup. According to him, his Rams ...

 
Mac falls to West Albany powerhouse, 15-10

By the time Payton Hudson finished helping put away the equipment of her McMinnville Grizzly softball team (10-4, 4-2 GVC) after their disheartening 15-10 loss to number five-ranked West Albany ...

 
Grizzlies’ Smith provides arm, bat in 5-4 win over McKay

With every contest considered crucial for McMinnville baseball’s postseason aspirations, the Grizzlies initiated their playoff push with Friday’s 5-4 walk-off victory over McKay. On ...

Wildcats’ quest for NWC tourney title ends with pair of losses

TACOMA – Linfield baseball’s quest for an automatic bid to the national tournament ended during last weekend’s Northwest Conference tournament held in Tacoma at Pacific Lutheran University. ...

Amity tops Willamina; Sheridan, Dayton lose

Baseball roundup Amity 1, Willamina 0 AMITY – Russel Brown clubbed his fifth career walk-off last Friday, helping Amity defeat Willamina, 1-0. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of ...

Warriors top ‘Dogs; Pirates split; Y-C, Sheridan lose

Softball roundup Amity 11, Willamina 7 AMITY – The Warriors broke into the top-10 Class 3A rankings with last Friday’s 11-7 victory over West Valley League foe Willamina. The win ended Amity’s ...

Willamina, Amity track teams find success at Mac Invitational

Both Amity and Willamina’s track teams continue to improve and display state meet-worthy performances, most recently at the McMinnville Invite last Friday and at the Jewell Invite last Saturday. Willamina ...

 
Catie bar the door: Jacks’ rivalry blast downs Warriors

DAYTON – Much like last year’s now-graduated slugger Kylee Hill, Dayton’s Catie Jacks is enjoying unrivaled success hitting in the second spot of the Pirates’ batting order. During ...

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