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McMinnville’s Brazilian exchange student Caetano Santos races for first in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle during Tuesday’s league dual against Century. Santos finished in a time of five minutes, 8.70 seconds to win the event for his school.

Brazilian Blur: Santos leads Grizzly boys to win

Five years ago, Caetano Santos joined a swimming team in his native Brazil. He grew up playing soccer, like most in his South American culture, but when his doctor advised him to take up the water ...

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Willamina’s Hannah Hughes tries to steal the ball away from a Westside Christian player during the Bulldogs’ 69-11 blow out win. Hughes led her team with eight steals.

Willamina girls blow out Eagles, 69-11; Bulldogs move to 5-1

WILLAMINA – A hallmark of Willamina head girls’ basketball coach Tom Anderson has always been his ability to transform his teams into defensive juggernauts. Normally, the Bulldogs control ...

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Willamina’s Nick Colton charges toward the hoop during Tuesday’s 49-43 win against Westside Christian. Colton scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished four assists in Willamina’s fifth victory of the season.

‘Dogs beat Westside Christian, 49-43

WILLAMINA – Cliff Toney is very familiar with high school boys’ basketball. He has 18 years of coaching experience at the 2A and 3A levels. Toney understands the sport and the best way to develop ...

Mac girls snag 49-42 bounce back win over South Salem

McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team is beginning to find confidence. Tuesday, the Grizzlies defeated old conference foe South Salem, 49-42, to even its record at 2-2. “They’re ...

Grizzly boys fall at Sprague, 51-47

SALEM – The Grizzly boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday, falling 51-47 to former league rival Sprague in a non-conference matchup. McMinnville had achieved ...

Mac, local teams honored with academic all-state achievements

Mac cross country athletes lead the way in classroom The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) recently released its Academic All-State selections for the schools which maintained team Grade Point ...

Boys’ basketball roundup: Spartans win; Amity beats Clatskanie; Y-C, Dayton lose

Boys’ basketball roundup Sheridan 62, Colton 58 COLTON – Sheridan won its seventh consecutive contest to start the season after edging Colton, 62-58, Tuesday night on the Vikings’ home ...

Girls’ basketball recap: Amity, Dayton, Y-C, Sheridan all drop non-league contests

Girls’ basketball roundup Seaside 42, Dayton 27 SEASIDE – Dayton dropped its second game of the season Tuesday in a 42-27 defeat to the host Seaside Seagulls. The Pirates were coming off ...

Y-C grapplers finding success

SCIO – The Yamhill-Carlton varsity wrestling team earned a fourth-place finish during last Saturday’s Scio Holiday Tournament. Y-C and third-year head coach Sean Nonamaker hold high ...

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Jeremiah Lent, the Grizzlies’ 170-pound wrestler grapples with a Liberty wrestler during last Thursday’s dual meet. Lent eventually prevailed with a 9-7 decision.

Mac wrestlers earn impressive dual victory at Liberty

HILLSBORO – “Keep wrestling!” “Keep wrestling!” Those words are routinely heard by spectators at high school meets. It’s a common phrase shouted by coaches ...

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McMinnville’s Hannah Galan tries to find an open lane after breaking away down court. Galan, the Grizzlies’ new starting point guard this season, tallied four points, three steals and two rebounds in McMinnville’s 35-33 loss to North Medford.

Grizzlies fall to North Medford, 35-33

The early-season returns for the McMinnville girls’ basketball team have been mixed after three contests. Last Friday, the Grizzlies dropped a 35-33 decision to North Medford in a competition ...

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McMinnville point guard Luke Arzner rattles the rim with an alley-oop slam during last Friday’s 64-59 Grizzy win over Centennial. Arzner dropped 32 points in the victory.

Role players, Arzner slams lift Grizzlies to 3-0 start

McMinnville’s boys’ basketball program continued its strong preseason showing with last Friday’s 64-59 home victory over Centennial at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Willie Graham coached ...

Mac swimmers defeat Newberg in league dual

McMinnville’s varsity swimming team opened its season last Thursday at the McMinnville Aquatic Center with a dual meet victory over Newberg High School. Both the Grizzly boys’ and girls’ ...

Amity, Willamina wrestlers claim individual titles

Wrestling roundup Reyes leads Bulldogs at Rose City Championships PORTLAND – Competing at the Annual Rose City Wrestling Championship at Westview High School, the Willamina Bulldogs captured an ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League Dec 4 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 755. High series scratch: The No Names, 2124. MEN High game scratch: Gene Langue, 234; Mike Roberson, ...

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