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Amity guard Mya Haarsma evades Scio’s Tyra LaFeber and looks for an open teammate.

Full throttle: Warriors out-hustle Loggers in PacWest opener, win 67-32

“We came out and showed our league what we’re made of.” So Amity junior forward Megan Scharf said following her team’s impressive 67-32 victory over Scio during Tuesday ...

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Linfield freshman standout Trey Bryant blows by a Pacific defender during Tuesday’s Wildcat win, in which Bryant recorded the first triple-double in school history.

Bryant’s historic triple-double lifts Linfield men over Pacific

By MADDIE LOVERICH Special to the News-Register Down by as many as 17 points against Northwest Conference foe Pacific University (4-8, 0-3), Linfield’s men’s basketball team desperately needed ...

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Linfield junior guard Janessa Yniquez dribbles up court during Tuesday’s conference tilt against Pacific.

Wildcat women still seeking 1st victory after 73-52 loss to Boxers

By MADDIE LOVERICH Special to the News-Register Linfield women’s basketball fell to Pacific University 73-52 Tuesday evening in the team’s first contest of 2022. With the loss, the young ...

Grizzlies finish 2nd at Double Distance meet

SALEM – The McMinnville boys and girls swimming teams both claimed runner-up finishes during the December 30 Double Distance Invitational at West Salem High School. Newberg won the boys’ class ...

Sports briefs

Wildcats host softball clinic Linfield University’s softball program is conducting two instructional all-skills Fastpitch clinics for girls ages 8-18 January 15 and January 22 on the university ...

Basketball recap: ‘Dogs win 12th straight

The News-Register staff Willamina 46, Santiam Christian 9 (girls) WILLAMINA – With Tuesday’s 46-9 blowout of visiting Santiam Christian, the Willamina girls basketball team remains undefeated ...

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Cody Dauterman, one of the McMinnville fourth-quarter leaders, puts up a running hook shot against the Cougar defense. He finished the night as the McMinnville high scorer.

Grizzlies fall short against Canby, but find mojo

Maybe it takes a loss to light the fuse. Will sparks from a blazing fourth-quarter performance by McMinnville High School’s boys’ basketball team (6-6,0-0) in a Thursday evening 48-44 ...

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Some of the 400 participants at the MHS Your Storage Space Invitational wrestling tournament look over the four mats  and competition on the main floor at the tournament.

Lefebvre takes class at MHS Invitational

Portable microphone in hand, McMinnville head wrestling coach Jordan Barich slipped through the the crowd on main floor of the McMinnville High School gym. He was a man on a mission, putting out ...

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Dayton’s Jimmy Larsen was the top performer for Yamhill County teams, winning every match to earn the tourney title in the 138-pound class. Dayton finished ninth overall.

Y-C top local team in Dayton invitational

When it comes to wrestling communities, Yamhill County is second to none. Take this weekend: When the annual Bob Bishop Tournament at Willamina was postponed due to a positive COVID test by one ...

Spartans bounce Dragons, 60-30; take on No.2 Riverside

The undefeated Sheridan boys’ basketball team kept its unblemished mark intact with a 60-30 defeat of The Delphian School Saturday on the Spartans home court. Last week they downed Scio 60-49. Sheridan, ...

COVID can’t defeat Grizzly swimmers; sites change, practices may move to Linfield

Although they won’t be able to practice at the McMinnville Aquatic Center, the McMinnville High School Grizzlies swimmers plan to take part in meets Thursday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 20. This ...

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Max Lommen (left) and Aaron Baune(right) share a laugh with Dempsey Roggenbuck during practice Wednesday afternoon.

Wildcats ready for NWC clashes

Linfield University head basketball coach Shanan Rosenberg predicts his squad will become world class lemonade-makers after the team’s two-game road trip to Whitman and Whitworth this weekend ...

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Willamina’s defense walls off Dayton’s freshman guard, Kya Lindell.

Willamina girls remain undefeated, dismantle Dayton, 49-19

In the hoops parlance of “give me the rock,” on Wednesday Gracie France stocked a veritable quarry. France, the senior point guard and defensive spear-point for the Willamina girls ...

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Willamina’s outstanding point guard, Cohen Haller (14) gets a taste of Dayton’s defense as three Pirate defenders surround Haller. Michael Freeborn (33) and Caleb Primbs (13) are the defensive players for Dayton.

Pirate boys sail by 'Dogs, 70-37

Dayton’s boys basketball team bolted to a 17-4 first quarter lead Wednesday in Willamina’s gym, with junior Michael Freeborn scoring 6 early points, and the Pirates did not look back ...

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Lucy Angevine brings the ball up the court against McNary. Her leadership has been a steadying force for the young Grizzlies.

Grizzlies’ defense bumps Celtics, 36-33

McMinnville senior starting guard Lucy Angevine, all 5’-6’ of her, carries the leadership role for the Grizzlies’ young, scrappy basketball squad. She contributes the grit and ...