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CAREER NIGHT

In the clutch, the McMinnville Grizzlies are simply finding ways to win. The boys’ basketball team currently possesses a 2-0 record after narrow back-to-back victories over Franklin and ...

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ROSENBURG’S ‘DISCO’

Linfield head men’s basketball coach Shanan Rosenburg teaches his Division III team to embrace a hybrid defense – a mix of man-to-man and zone defending. Though most basketball fans ...

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West Streeter was named the News-Register Athlete of the Year in football.

Country Roads: Amity’s Streeter named AoY

AMITY – Country roads, take me home To the place I belong . . . John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” became the Amity football team’s unofficial anthem this season. ...

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McMinnville star basketball players (l-r) Kylee Arzner, Kyra Messner-Fisher and Tori Fox. The three will look to lead the Grizzlies to a fourth consecutive state playoff appearance.

McMinnville girls look for 4th straight state playoff appearance

No matter where the McMinnville girls’ basketball team calls home this season, the program remains on track for a fourth consecutive Class 6A state playoff appearance. With their new gymnasium ...

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Grizzly harrier Zane Fodge battles Forest Grove’s Quincy Norman at Flat & Fast. Fodge captured first place in a time of 15 minutes, 16 seconds.

Fodge and Higgins: Dynamic runners named Athletes of the Year

Memories of fantastic senior seasons will forever remain with the News-Register Cross Country Athletes of the Year: Eva Higgins and Zane Fodge. The McMinnville High School runners both experienced ...

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Dayton’s three basketball stars include (l-r) Braeden Nowlin, Jaysen Howard and Lukas Findley.

Title loss motivates returning Pirates

DAYTON – Braeden Nowlin understands the agony of a title defeat compared to the glory of hoisting a championship trophy. As a vital member of the Dayton Pirates’ boys’ basketball ...

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Bella Espinoza earned the News-Register s Athlete of the Year for her phenomenal season in volleyball.

Bella Espinoza’s passion, talent earn volleyball AoY

A volleyball team’s offensive ceiling is largely predicated on its setter. Field a lesser athlete at the position and the team suffers. Fortunately for the McMinnville Grizzlies, they called ...

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Amity running back West Streeter (20) attempts to hurdle a tackle by Cascade Christian’s Kristian Fralich during Saturday’s Class 3A state football semifinal at Cottage Grove High School. The Challengers won the playoff, 49-24, despite 125 yards and a touchdown by Streeter. The senior Warrior was named Player of the Game for Amity.

TRIPPED UP: Warriors knocked out by Cascade Christian, 49-24

COTTAGE GROVE – Momentum turned against them. During the battle for a berth in the Class 3A state football final, the Amity Warriors fell short during Saturday’s semifinal against Cascade ...

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Dayton head football coach Greg White, pictured last season, has stepped down after five years leading the program. In his tenure, the Pirates recorded 32 wins and two league titles.

Dayton’s Greg White steps down as head football coach

DAYTON – “This was never my team – it was Dayton’s team.” Paraphrasing the late Dewey Sullivan, Greg White explained his decision to step down as head football coach of Dayton ...

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Yamhill-Carlton striker Nele Carolus led the Tigers with 25 goals and 10 assists this season. Her outstanding offensive performance helped the team capture a district title and a state playoff appearance.

Tenacious striker Nele Carolus earns girls’ soccer AoY

YAMHILL – In terms of miles ventured, Nele Carolus’ journey to News-Register Girls’ Soccer Athlete of the Year is perhaps the longestin the history of the award. Carolus, a senior ...

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Amity running back Jonathan Mather scored two touchdowns and ran for over 150 yards last week against Nyssa. He’ll partner with fellow senior West Streeter to help the Warriors defeat Cascade Christian this week in the state semifinals.

Two versus three: Amity plays Cascade Christian in semifinals of 3A tournament

COTTAGE GROVE – Amity football faces one final obstacle before next weekend’s Class 3A state championship: Third-ranked Cascade Christian. The Warriors battle the Challengers this Saturday ...

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McMinnville senior quarterback Sam DuPuis earned a second team all-district honor as a play caller and a first team selection as a punter this season. In the Grizzlies’ playoff against West Linn, DuPuis tied his career-high by throwing for five touchdowns and 292 yards.

Mac football earns 16 all-district honors

McMinnville football, a state tournament qualifier this season, received 16 all-Special District 3 selections. The Grizzlies finished the year with a 5-5 overall record and a 1-3 league mark, but easily ...

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Amity’s Cody Dyche (17) celebrates after an interception in the second quarter of Saturday’s match against Nyssa. Dyche’s turnover allowed the Warriors to score with a minute remaining in the first half, to enter the break up 28-7. Amity eventually prevailed 58-13 to advance to the Class 3A state semifinals.

Memories of ‘09

AMITY –Amity football fans received a blast from the past during Saturday’s quarterfinal against Nyssa. Nine years ago, the Warriors were in the midst of their championship run and ...

Linfield drops Pacific, 50-7, misses national tournament

Whitworth University head football coach Rod Sandberg no doubt breathed a sigh of relief after Linfield (7-2, 6-1 NWC) was shut out of the NCAA Division III football tournament Sunday, for the ...

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Amity running back West Streeter dives into the end zone for the Warriors  third touchdown of the 58-13 victory over Nyssa.

Amity advances to semifinals after crushing Nyssa, 58-13

AMITY – Amity’s drive for a Class 3A football championship overcame another obstacle today as the Warriors defeated Nyssa, 58-13, on their home field. The quarterfinal contest between the second-ranked ...

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