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Yamhill-Carlton quarterback Jaime Garcia rushes for a critical gain against Vale.

Playmaker: Garcia wins football Athlete of the Year

YAMHILL – It’s been an interesting and transformative journey for Yamhill-Carlton senior quarterback Jaime Garcia. As a freshman, Garcia said he was “not very big – just ...

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Linfield wide receiver Keaton Wood races down the sideline after hauling in a catch from quarterback Wyatt Smith. Wood earned 51 yards on the play, setting up a Wildcat field goal.

Linfield football holds off Bruins, 24-17; Smith family earns trio of NWC awards

Led by Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year Wyatt Smith and Coach of the Year Joseph Smith, the Linfield Wildcats football team prevailed 24-17 over George Fox Saturday at Maxwell Field. The ...

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Amity seniors Cody Dyche (17), Russel Brown (44) and Dylan Nyseth walk off the field for the final time, following Saturday’s 50-22 quarterfinal loss to Rainier.

Turnovers plague Warriors in quarterfinal loss to Rainier

AMITY – Asked about the deciding factor in Saturday’s 50-22 Class 3A state quarterfinal loss to Rainier, Amity head football coach Joel Magill answered immediately. “Oh, the ...

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Yamhill-Carlton wing Allie Amerson tries to evade Catlin Gabel’s Sophia Spry during Tuesday’s Class 3A/2A/1A state playoff matchup. The Eagles prevailed 5-1 to advance to the state championship.

Tigers fall to Catlin Gabel in semis, 5-1

PORTLAND – Yamhill-Carlton’s valiant and historic run to the state girls’ soccer semifinals reached its conclusion Tuesday in Portland. Facing number-one seeded Catlin Gabel, ...

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Ben Patterson, McMinnville head volleyball coach

Smith named Player of the Year, Patterson Coach of the Year for Mac volleyball

Following their first league championship in 15 years, the McMinnville Grizzlies’ volleyball team netted the Pacific Conference Player of the Year (Jazi Smith) and Coach of the Year (Ben ...

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Yamhill-Carlton attacking midfielder Elisabeth Lie scores the opening goal of Saturday’s state quarterfinal match against Santiam Christian. Lie scored twice and tallied an assist in the Tigers’ 3-0 win.

Y-C reaches semis for 1st time in school history

YAMHILL – In the past four years, Yamhill-Carlton girls’ soccer fans witnessed a gradual and marked improvement in their program. The shift began in 2016 with a Class 4A state play-in ...

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Yamhill-Carlton quarterback Jaime Garcia stiff arms Vale’s Colton Kesey to the turf during Saturday’s Class 3A state playoff.

Y-C football upset by Vale in first round, 27-23

YAMHILL – A historic season for the Yamhill-Carlton football team came to a competitive conclusion Saturday in front of a raucous and supportive home crowd. In the first round of the Class ...

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Sheridan’s Kaden Eggers tries to pump up his teammates on the sideline after scoring a touchdown against Warrenton during Friday’s state playoff.

Sheridan bounced by Warrenton, 35-20

SHERIDAN – “This one is tough.” Sheridan head football coach Will Worley knew his team was capable of much more when the Spartans hosted Warrenton Friday for a Class 2A state playoff ...

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McMinnville’s Kyle Spencer led the Grizzly boys at the state meet Saturday, placing 64th overall with a personal best of 16:21.60.

State cross country: Freshmen lead Mac boys; Brethower places 11th in 3A

EUGENE – Freshmen runners Kyle Spencer and Kellen Reed led a solid performance for the McMinnville boys’ cross country team (14th overall) at Saturday’s OSAA Class 6A State Championships ...

Warriors blow out Bruins 44-18 in ‘ugly game’

AMITY – Amity head football coach Joel Magill didn’t appreciate playing Brookings-Harbor in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs for the second consecutive year. In reality, ...

'Cats clinch NWC championship, beat Pirates in OT

SPOKANE – The Wildcats are Northwest Conference champions yet again. Linfield football (7-1, 6-0 NWC) overcame today’s tough road challenge from Whitworth (5-3, 4-2 NWC) to win 38-31 in overtime, ...

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Yamhill-Carlton soccer players surround Lisie Luttrell following her opening goal in Tuesday’s playoff.

Tigers swipe 1st round OT victory

YAMHILL – In the foggy confines of Tuesday’s girls’ soccer state playoff matchup at Yamhill-Carlton High School, the Tigers and their opponents from Westside Christian battled ...

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Linfield center Molly Danielson takes a jumper during last season’s matchup against Whitman. Danielson, plus senior forward Kory Oleson, lead a talented and quick ‘Cats’ team.

‘Cat women bolster roster, aim for conference contention

Reinforcements have arrived for the Linfield Women’s Basketball team. A year ago, the Wildcats were decimated by injuries. By the end of the season, head coach Casey Bunn-Wilson worked through ...

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Wildcat junior guard Dempsey Roggenbuck, seen during last season’s home game against Whitman, returns as Linfield’s top-scorer for the 2019-20 campaign.

Clarity of continuity: Wildcat men build on recent success

Excitement surrounds the continuity of the Linfield Men’s Basketball program. With 13 returning players and an infusion of talent among seven recruits, Wildcat head coach Shanan Rosenberg ...

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Amity running back Russel Brown absorbs contact from Dayton linebacker David Bowlin during Friday’s rivalry game.

Amity hands Dayton largest margin of defeat in series, 54-0

AMITY – Amity versus Dayton. Residents of Yamhill County are familiar with the football rivalry which dates back to the depression era. It’s unmistakable; when Warriors and Pirates ...

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