As they saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That is exactly what McMinnville head baseball coach Todd Peterson did Wednesday, as he assembled a patchwork quilt ...

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Mac’s Patchwork line-up takes 3-2 extra inning win over West Albany

As they saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That is exactly what McMinnville head baseball coach Todd Peterson did Wednesday, as he assembled a patchwork quilt ...

 
Grizzly tennis team filled with athletes, shoots for GVC title

McMinnville’s Grizzly girls’ tennis team moves into the last third of the season with a lone blemish on its conference record. Head coach Angelica Boehme believes the goal of winning ...

 
LOVE, lost and found: ‘Cats drop tourney title, gain passionate team member

Coaches frequently speak of the journey athletes take, rather than the destination – winning. For Linfield’s Basia (BOSH-ah) Kopecka of McMinnville, the focus on the objective nearly ...

 
Grizzly softball team downs Vikings, 23-0

While Payton Hudson’s pitching shoulder may still be ailing, that hasn’t prevented her from contributing with the bat. The Grizzlies’ ace pitcher threw only two-thirds of an inning ...

Netters run record to 8-0, GVC title in sight

McMinnville’s tennis squad is firmly in the driver’s seat in the Class 6A Greater Valley Conference after notching two impressive wins over West Albany, 7-1, (April 20) and Wilsonville, ...

Softball roundup: Tigers top Newport; Spartans fall to Taft

Yamhill-Carlton 5, Newport 4 (eight innings) NEWPORT – The Tigers earned a measure of revenge Wednesday by vanquishing Newport 5-4 in extra innings. Yamhill-Carlton regained first place ...

Baseball roundup: Dayton tops HC; ’Dogs, Spartans, Tigers fall

Dayton 14, Horizon Christian 2 DAYTON – Dayton throttled Horizon Christian Tuesday, winning by a 14-2 margin to extend its winning streak to three games. The Pirates (12-2, 6-1 WVL) play ...

Patton receives $1K grant for uniform purchase

Student-athletes at Patton Middle School will gain a competitive edge thanks to a $1,000 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty.  The funds will be used to purchase additional ...

 
Couch signs with MSUB

DAYTON – Haley Couch, Dayton’s ace softball pitcher, signed her Institutional Letter of Intent to play collegiately at Montana State University Billings (MSUB) Tuesday after her team’s ...

 
Adversity to advantage! Cats roll to NWC title after 1st game loss

Adversity can be advantageous. In the case of Linfield’s baseball team, the tribulation from losing its first round game Friday coalesced its talent into a potent group, which then swept ...

 
Grizzlies collar Bulldogs, 18-4

ALBANY – McMinnville’s Grizzly softball team (14-1, 8-0 GVC) took another step toward a Greater Valley Conference league title Friday by overwhelming West Albany (11-6, 6-2), 18-4 on ...

Grizzlies’ balance bring pair of wins, 7th in state rank

Currently leading the Class 6A Greater Valley Conference in first place and ranked seventh in the state, McMinnville’s baseball team verified it could win however the matchup dictates as ...

Lockhart’s perfecto leads Tigers to 8th consecutive victory

The News-Register staff Softball roundup Yamhill-Carlton 10, North Marion 0 (five innings) AURORA – Emily Lockhart was locked in, her defense produced clutch outs, and both performances resulted ...

Linfield bombs at NWC tourney, plays waiting game for NCAA bid

After bombing at the Northwest Conference softball tournament, losing two straight games and inexplicably failing to score in either, Linfield’s Wildcat softball team (32-10, 21-7 NWC) now ...

 
Spartans’ VanZant shatters 400m school record

SHERIDAN – Another track meet, another school record for Sheridan’s Ronni VanZant. Currently the Spartans’ leader in the girls’ 100m, 200m, 300m hurdles and long jump, the ...

 
Panthers rugby club claws Canby behind Jazmin Hager scoring machine, 56-7

Desperately desiring a win and down its best player, the Valley Panthers witnessed Yulma “Yoyo” Morales and Jazmin Hager step up triumphantly Friday to lead the team to a pivotal 56-7 ...

Rams perseverance, technique key to 26-21 win over Panthers

PORTLAND – Proving their resolve, the Valley Rams rugby squad persevered to beat the Northside Panthers Saturday, 26-21, in a battle featuring two elite teams. Entering the match as the ...

Baseball roundup: Amity, Dayton, Y-C winners

The News-Register staff Baseball roundup Amity 3, Willamina 1 WILLAMINA – Clint Hatch hurled a one-run complete game to help the Warriors beat Willamina 3-1 in Friday’s Class 3A West Valley ...

 
Experienced Grizzly tennis team seeks district title, deep run at state

By RUSTY RAE Of the News-Register McMinnville’s boys’ tennis team opened the season with a 6-0 record, all in conference play, and Grizzlies head coach Wes Gabrielsen believes the experienced ...

 
Baptism under fire

It was a baptism under fire for the McMinnville Grizzly softball team Tuesday on its home diamond, as it rallied from a 3-0 deficit winning a 5-3 contest over hot-hitting McNary. The win kept them ...

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