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McMinnville head girls basketball coach Sean Coste expresses his frustration with the officiating during Tuesday’s 61-47 Grizzly loss to Liberty. The defeat officially ended Mac’s chance at a third straight conference title.

Mac’s bid for 3rd straight league title falls short

McMinnville’s incredible run of league success in girls basketball reached a conclusion Tuesday in a Class 6A Pacific Conference matchup against the state’s fourth-ranked Liberty Falcons. The ...

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Linfield senior Kory Oleson, pictured during a game earlier in the season, finished her college career last weekend. Oleson led the NWC in scoring for the second straight year, posting an average of 19 points per game.

Linfield women miss out on NWC tournament, finish 7th in league

After losing its final four contests of the season, the Linfield women’s basketball team narrowly missed an opportunity to qualify for the Northwest Conference tournament. The Wildcats finished one ...

Reloaded Rams ready to take down rival Beaverton

During Trevor DaSilva’s seven-year coaching career with the Valley Rams Rugby Club, his team has never beaten the Beaverton Barbarians. The two sides competed in truly competitive contests ...

Basketball roundup: Willamina girls finish 2nd in league; Grizzly boys fall to Liberty, 58-43

Clatskanie 61, Willamina 41 (girls) CLATSKANIE – Willamina’s girls basketball team concluded regular season play with a 61-41 loss to Clatskanie in the Class 3A Coastal Range League championship ...

Seibel earns Player of the Year; Wart shares honor with Crusaders’ Bos

A pair of local basketball players earned Class 3A PacWest Conference Player of the Year awards following last Saturday’s league championships at Central High School. Yamhill-Carlton senior point ...

Sports briefs

Linfield men’s tennis hosts Young Cats Club event Boys and girls ages 17 and under are invited to take part in this week’s Young Cats Club event at the Linfield College men’s tennis ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League FEB 18 TEAM High game scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 686. High series scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 1867. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, 201; ...

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McMinnville’s Sara Garcia Lacueva reacts after winning the Class 6A girls state championship in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.53.

Championship feeling

BEAVERTON – Five Grizzlies left Saturday’s OSAA Class 6A Swimming State Championships wearing first-place medals around their necks. McMinnville’s Sara Garcia Lacueva won the ...

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Linfield’s men’s basketball team celebrates a 73-70 win over Whitman Friday night at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. The Wildcats earned a share of the NWC title with a weekend sweep of the Blues and Whitworth.

Linfield men earn share of NWC title for 1st time since 2001

For the first time since 2001, the Linfield men’s basketball team earned a partial claim to the Division III Northwest Conference title. Over the weekend, the Wildcats beat Whitman, 73-70, ...

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Yamhill-Carlton point guard Aliya Seibel shoots over Salem Academy’s Chloe Baker during Saturday’s Class 3A PacWest Conference championship game. Seibel scored 33 points in the Tigers’ 43-42 victory.

Y-C girls edge Cru’ 43-42, capture conference title

INDEPENDENCE – Yamhill-Carlton’s senior point guard Aliya Seibel lit up Central High School Saturday in the Class 3A PacWest Conference girls basketball championship game against Salem ...

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Dayton senior forward Jacob Morales and sophomore guard Benji Hudson celebrate the Pirates’ conference championship win over Salem Academy.

Dayton boys beat Salem Academy for league championship

INDEPENDENCE – In back-to-back PacWest Conference playoffs, the Dayton boys basketball team has held opposing teams to below-average offensive production. The Pirates’ defensive dominance ...

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McMinnville’s Hannah Galan charges past a Glencoe defender to try and take the ball to the hoop.

Mac girls win sixth straight, defeat Glencoe 46-33

Sean Coste has a plan of action for every situation on the basketball court. In his 15th year as head coach of the McMinnville girls basketball team, Coste’s knowledge of the sport tranformed ...

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McMinnville’s Cody Dauterman comforts teammate Brian Montiel after he missed the game-tying basket in the closing seconds of Friday’s 49-47 loss to Glencoe.

Grizzly boys fall 49-47 to Crimson Tide

Brian Montiel’s potential game-tying lay-up deflected off the backboard and the McMinnville boys basketball team lost its 10th consecutive contest Friday, falling 49-47 to the visiting Glencoe ...

Amity girls knock off rival Pirates for third place, 43-20

INDEPENDENCE – In her final contest with the Amity girls basketball team, senior guard Maylin Williams poured in a game-high 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Warriors to a 43-20 victory ...

Warrior boys use 17-1 run to beat Tigers in PacWest playoff

INDEPENDENCE – With a dominant 17-1 third-quarter run, the Amity boys basketball team seized control of Saturday’s Class 3A PacWest Conference third-place game against Yamhill-Carlton. ...

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