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McMinnville basketball players Emily Boggs (left) and Hannah Galan (10) swarm Century’s Angela Baltazar during Friday’s Pacific Conference clash, which the Grizzlies won 55-37.

UP TO THE CHALLENGE

Facing one of its toughest physical tests Friday in the Pacific Conference opener, the McMinnville girls basketball team proved more than up to the challenge. Hassled in the paint by six-foot, ...

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McMinnville center Jarrett Boumann (34) scores a lay-up over Century’s Chance Sparks during Friday’s 59-39 Jaguar win. Boumann led the Griz with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Jaguars outscore Mac boys 34-20 in 2nd half, win 59-39

In the midst of a trying season, Willie Graham knows his McMinnville boys basketball team can achieve more positive results. But, to do so, the Grizzlies must minimize mistakes and execute. During ...

Local teams compete at Oregon Classic wrestling duals; Dayton places 2nd in 3A

REDMOND – Four local schools – Class 6A McMinnville and Class 3A Dayton, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton – competed at the Oregon Classic Friday and Saturday. In the state’s ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s girls basketball team celebrates Aliya Seibel’s game-winning three-pointer against Amity Tuesday on the Warriors’ home court. Seibel (hugging assistant coach Mike Fetch) hit a deep trey at the buzzer to give the Tigers a 41-38 win.

Seibel sinks Warriors at the buzzer

AMITY – Even the best laid plans go awry. Fortunately for the Yamhill-Carlton girls basketball team, star point guard Aliya Seibel remains especially adept at improvising. During Tuesday’s ...

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Amity forward Keenan Graham rises up for a lay-up as Yamhill-Carlton’s Mikel Rivas (13) defends. Graham scored 11 points in the Warriors’ 61-58 victory.

Amity boys open league with 61-58 win over Y-C

AMITY – Bolstered by an explosive first-quarter performance, the Amity boys basketball team held off a competitive challenge by Yamhill-Carlton Tuesday, winning 61-58. Playing at a frenetic ...

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McMinnville varsity swimmer Bradley Prewitt churns the water during last Thursday’s 500-yard freestyle race against Century.

Testing the waters

Bradley Prewitt snapped on his black Grizzly swimming cap and stepped up on the starting block Thursday for McMinnville High School's meet against Century High of Hillsboro. At the signal, he launched ...

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Dayton heavyweight wrestler Blake Larsen lifts a Riverside opponent for a takedown during last Friday’s non-league dual.

Pin It to Win It: Larsen continues dominating heavyweight wrestling

DAYTON – Defending Class 3A heavyweight champion Blake Larsen continued his impressive start to the 2019/20 season with a hometown showcase last Friday against Riverside. Facing the Pirates’ ...

Mac swimmers win Rumbaugh Meet

CORVALLIS – Facing an impressive collection of Class 5A/6A competition Saturday at Osborn Aquatic Center, the McMinnville boys and girls swimming teams captured team titles at the Rumbaugh ...

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McMinnville varsity wrestlers Tony Johnson (left) and Chris Dillworth grapple for the 132-pound championship during Saturday’s Your Space Storage Invite at McMinnville High School. Johnson ultimately defeated his friend and practice partner by a 2-0 decision.

Grizzly vs Grizzly

Grizzly versus Grizzly. Tony Johnson against Chris Dillworth. Wrestling a teammate outside of the practice room is never an easy proposition. Competing against your friend in a tournament title ...

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Linfield’s Dempsey Roggenbuck absorbs contact from George Fox defenders and finishes the lay-up during Saturday’s 107-83 Wildcat win.

Roggenbuck, Hilton power ‘Cats to 107-83 win over Bruins

Led by the explosive duo of star wing Dempsey Roggenbuck and super-sub Austin Hilton, the Linfield men’s basketball team blew out rival George Fox 107-83 Saturday night at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Roggenbuck, ...

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Corban point guard and Dayton High School alum Shawnie Spink pushes the tempo during the Warriors’ 58-40 road loss to Linfield Monday at Ted Wilson Gymnasium.

Back in action: Spink overcomes ACL injury, starts for Corban

Nearly one year ago, Dayton alum Shawnie Spink suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL tear, after competing in only three games for the Corban Warriors. The freshman, after seizing ...

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Amity s Michael Duncan celebrates his game-winning three-pointer against Dayton in the Class 3A state semifinals.

Top 10 Sports Stories of 2019

The year 2019 featured an impressive array of sports stories in Yamhill Valley. Everything from individual championships, personal and school records, in-depth features to truly astounding team performances. Amity ...

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Patton Middle School football player Landon Fay poses with his Oregon Sharks’ gear at his home. Landon competed for Team Oregon at the World Youth Championships in Canton, Ohio.

All Day Fay

Every game day, seventh graderLandon Fay delivered for Patton Middle School. Powerful and consistent, Landon earned the nickname, “All Day Fay”. It fit perfectly. The defensive tackle and ...

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McMinnville’s Ben Lilly competes in the boys 200-yard IM race, which he won with a personal best time of two minutes, 8.48 seconds.

Mac knocks off Glencoe in home meet

With fewer athletes than in recent years, there may be reason to doubt the McMinnville varsity swimming team. Yet, the Grizzlies are already erasing any preseason concerns. Last Thursday, they again ...

Davis departs Linfield volleyball

Josh Davis, who coached the Linfield volleyball team the past two seasons, announced his departure from the program last Monday. He decided to pursue other professional opportunities after compiling an ...

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