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McMinnville head coach Wes Gabrielsen hugs singles player Nalen Stephens following Stephens’ grueling 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 win against Newberg.

MENTAL FORTITUDE

Nalen Stephens doesn’t easily rattle. He won’t feel unnerved in the face of adversity. In fact, he’s quickly developing a mature patience on the tennis courts, leading to increasingly ...

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Valley’s Alexus Flores Martinez evades a tackle attempt by a Grackles player during Saturday’s 45-10 Panther win.

Panthers win fourth straight, 45-10

Allyson Martino joined the Valley Panthers girls’ rugby squad for the opportunity to “get down and dirty.” The Valley newcomer is one of eleven rookie Panthers helping lead the ...

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Valley Ram Mason Dailey forces his way through multiple Beaverton tackles during Saturday’s 32-12 loss.

Young Rams fall to Barbarians, 32-12

With both teams seemingly in a rebuilding year, the Valley Rams optimistically eyed Saturday’s matchup against the rival Beaverton Barbarians as an opportunity to achieve their initial win ...

Grizzlies tally 11 hits in 5-1 win over Glencoe

A season-high ten wins in a row. A season-best number-seven ranking in the 6A classification. Five consecutive starts allowing one run or less. The McMinnville baseball team is simply on a roll. ...

Bates, Powell homer in Mac softball’s 13-4 victory against Liberty

HILLSBORO – Adrianna Powell and Kassidee Bates both homered, and the McMinnville softball team scored nine runs in a critical eight-inning explosion to capture a 13-4 road victory over Liberty ...

Beyer shoots career-low at Chehalem Glenn, Grizzly girls finish third

NEWBERG – Freshman golfer Molly Beyer carded a career-low 102 during last Tuesday’s tournament at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg. The Grizzlies’ rookie athlete tied for ...

Richardson named PoY for Pios

SALEM – Western Christian’s Payton Richardson, who also plays football for Amity, was named Boys’ Basketball Co-Player of the Year for the 2A classification after helping lead ...

Softball roundup: Pirates defeat Cavs; Tigers edge Pios; Spartans rout Delphian

Softball roundup Dayton 5, Blanchet Catholic 3 DAYTON – Anna Mullins homered twice, Maddie Fluke tossed a complete game and the Dayton Pirates earned a 5-3 PacWest Conference win over Blanchet ...

Baseball roundup: Dayton wins 10-5, Tigers walk-off against Amity, 8-7

Baseball roundup Dayton 10, Blanchet Catholic 5 DAYTON – Garrett Doran’s two-RBI double spurred a seven-run fifth inning for the Pirates, leading to a 10-5 Pirates’ victory ...

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Tiger outfielders Maddy Bell (2) and Camille Kern celebrate Bell’s incredible 8-3 putout against the Amity Warriors.

‘Gamer’ Maddy Bell leads energetic Y-C softball team

YAMHILL – If you’re searching for excitement, look no further than the Yamhill-Carlton softball team. The Tigers embody enthusiasm in every way. Junior centerfielder Maddy Bell leads ...

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McMinnville first baseman Brantley Seehawer attempts to corral an errant throw in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Glencoe.

Slaughter tosses one-hitter, Mac beats Glencoe, 3-1

Caden Slaughter continues to pitch like a bonafide ace. The McMinnville baseball team’s senior pitcher turned in another sterling outing during Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Class 6A ...

Grizzly boys’ tennis captures sixth straight victory

Safe to say the McMinnville boys’ tennis team is enjoying its transition to the Class 6A Pacific Conference. Tuesday, the Grizzlies captured their fourth consecutive league win in a 7-1 domination ...

Baseball roundup: Dayton beats Scio, 9-4; Warriors, Spartans, Tigers lose

Dayton 9, Scio 5 SCIO – Using a combination of patience and lethal base running, the Dayton baseball team earned a 9-5 road victory over Scio during Tuesday’s Class 3A PacWest Conference showdown. The ...

Elliott smacks game-winner for Pirates

DAYTON – Emily Elliott’s standing as a clutch hitter took another jump in Dayton’s 7-6 Wednesday win over South Umpqua. Elliott, who delivered the Pirates’ walk-off sacrifice ...

Sports briefs

Willamina High holds HoF Dinner Willamina High School is set to host its Hall of Fame Dinner and Auction April 20. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner starts at 5:30, the induction ceremony begins at 6:30, ...

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