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McMinnville 195-pounder Tommy Bates locks in a tight grip on Liberty’s Dakota Jensen. Bates eventually won the match by an 8-1 decision.

Grizzlies fall to Liberty in league dual

Competing in their first Class 6A Pacific Conference wrestling dual of the season Wednesday, the McMinnville Grizzlies fell agonizingly short against the Liberty Falcons. Mac, with one more win, ...

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Willamina guard Kira Rankin (12) floats toward the hoop for a lay-in, while Yamhill-Carlton defenders Halle Harris (11) and Megan Gallagher (33) give chase during Monday’s game.

Bulldogs erase 11-point deficit, beat Tigers

WILLAMINA – Tom Anderson never lost faith. With his Willamina girls basketball trailing by as many as 11 in the first half of Monday’s non-conference tilt against Yamhill-Carlton, ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s Trey Richmond and Moroni Roberts (1) team up to block Willamina guard Dominik Briant’s (24) shot during Monday’s non-league matchup.

Richmond, Roberts lead Tigers to 1st 3A win

WILLAMINA – Despite leading his Yamhill-Carlton boys basketball team with 21 points Monday against Willamina, Trey Richmond couldn’t help heaping praise upon fellow starting forward ...

Basketball roundup: Sheridan girls capture 2nd straight; Grizzlies beat Franklin, 63-33

Sheridan 52, Nestucca 37; Sheridan 59, Gaston 20 (girls) SHERIDAN – Head coach Jeremy Brown continues leading a strong turnaround for the Sheridan girls basketball program. A year after the Spartans ...

Sports briefs

Linfield hoops camp Linfield College and Wildcat Men’s Basketball head coach Shanan Rosenberg prepare to host the Linfield Holiday Basketball Camp December 27 and 28 at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The ...

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Grace Bliven celebrates with teammates Gretchen Sorenson (13) and Kylee Arzner (15) following her clutch shot.

Bliven’s clutch lay-up hands Grizzlies season-opening win

Call it a graceful game winner. McMinnville’s senior wing Grace Bliven capped an exhilarating season-opening 46-44 victory over Hillsboro with a clutch lay-in with seven seconds remaining. With ...

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McMinnville varsity heavyweight wrestler Jacob Barnes, seen during last year’s district meet, returns to lead the Grizzlies during the 2019-20 season.

Barnes, Johnson lead Grizzly grapplers

With a combination of state tournament veterans, championship hopefuls and intriguing young prospects, the McMinnville varsity wrestling team should prove an entertaining group. Junior all-American ...

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Grizzly point guard Terrin Seibel dribbles past Franklin’s Cayden Wagner during Friday’s non-league matchup. Seibel scored a team-high 16 points in the Grizzly loss.

Lessons learned: Mac boys stumble against Franklin

“We just have to gradually keep getting better.” So said McMinnville head boys basketball coach Willie Graham following Friday’s season-opening 55-36 loss to Franklin. The Grizzlies ...

Local wrestling: Pirates, Bulldogs nab top-five finishes at Tillamook

TILLAMOOK – Competing at Friday’s Werner Beef & Brew Invitational in Tillamook, both Dayton and Willamina’s varsity wrestling squads captured top-five team finishes in the ...

Basketball roundup: Amity goes undefeated in La Pine Invite

Amity 86, Burns 50; Amity 56, La Pine 41 (boys) LA PINE – Amity captured a pair of wins at last weekend’s La Pine Invitational, including an 86-50 victory over Burns and a 56-41 triumph over ...

Linfield hosts co-ed hoops camp

Linfield College and Wildcat Men’s Basketball head coach Shanan Rosenberg prepare to host the Linfield Holiday Basketball Camp December 27 and 28 at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The event is open to boys ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League DEC 3 TEAM High game scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 672. High series scratch: The No Names, 1902. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, 242; Johnnie ...

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McMinnville cross country runner and News-Register Athlete of the Year Kyle Spencer shows off his late kick during the Grizzlies’ Pacific Conference Championships.

Spencer caps freshman year with Athlete of the Year

Kyle Spencer’s freshman cross country season at McMinnville simply shattered all expectations for the young runner. While the standout Grizzly enjoyed a promising career with McMinnville ...

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McMinnville’s girls basketball team is led by Gretchen Sorenson, Emily Boggs, Kylee Arzner, Hannah Galan and Grace Bliven.

Mac girls set to defend league title

Their league title defense begins now. McMinnville girls basketball team members Gretchen Sorenson, Emily Boggs, Hannah Galan, Kylee Arzner and Grace Bliven appear suited to protect the Grizzlies’ ...

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Linfield senior center Molly Danielson shoots the game-winning shot during Tuesday’s 63-61 Wildcat win.

Danielson hits game-winner for ‘Cats

With flawless late-game execution, Molly Danielson and the Linfield women’s basketball team captured a 63-61 non-conference victory over Northwest University Tuesday night at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Danielson, ...

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