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McMinnville middle blocker Jazi Smith blasts a shot past Central Catholic defenders Elliott Bush (11) and Mia Jordan (16) during Saturday’s second round state playoff match. Smith led the Grizzlies with 11 kills, two blocks and two aces in the loss.

Grizzly volleyball falls in 2nd round

PORTLAND – Victory appeared achievable. Momentum firmly in hand. Disaster struck. McMinnville’s volleyball suffered an agonizing defeat to Central Catholic Saturday in the Class ...

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Linfield tail back Artie Johnson sprints around the left edge, while wide receiver Colton Smith blocks downfield.

Linfield football snags 5th straight win, beats L&C 54-7

Wyatt Smith passed for 399 yards and six touchdowns, Malik Campbell snagged a pair of interceptions and the Linfield football team rolled to its fifth consecutive win Saturday, defeating Lewis ...

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McMinnville volleyball players Maddy Powell (4) and Ainslie Ridgway (pointing) celebrate winning a critical rally during Wednesday’s state playoff match against Lake Oswego.

Playoff power

There aren’t many Class 6A volleyball teams playing better than the 15th-ranked McMinnville Grizzlies right now. Winners of 10 of their last 11 matches, the Grizzlies’ ferocious march ...

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McMinnville cross country runners Marcus Graham (foreground) and Kellen Reed sprint toward the finish line during Wednesday’s Pacific Conference district meet.

On to Eugene! Mac cross country sends both teams to state

It’s been quite a journey for McMinnville cross country’s Kaylani Kam and Marcus Graham, the Grizzlies best individual finishers during Wednesday’s Class 6A Pacific Conference ...

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Amity volleyball players (l-r) Haley Vanderzanden, Bailie Sinde, Hazel Hoff, Skylar Sexton, Velouria Highsmith, Brooke Lopez and Madi Vrell celebrate the team’s victory over Scio. The Warriors’ district playoff win handed them second place in the PacWest Conference.

Amity beats Scio, earns second place in PacWest

AMITY – Prior to Tuesday’s PacWest second/third place volleyball playoff between Amity and Scio, Warrior head coach Katelyn Rolston highlighted a potential advantageous matchup: sophomore ...

Bulldogs upset Warrenton, 3-1, win conference championship

WARRENTON – In stunning fashion, the Willamina volleyball upset top-seeded Warrenton in the Class 3A Coastal Range League championship Tuesday night on the Warriors’ home court. The ...

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Grizzly outside hitter Kayden Sullivan blasts a ball off the Forest Grove block.

Conference champs

For the first time since 2004, the McMinnville Grizzly volleyball team can call itself a conference champion. Last Thursday, the Grizzlies concluded a brilliant season with a sweep of Forest Grove, ...

What a streak! Wildcats seal 64th straight winning season, beat PLU

NCAA Division III Wildcats beat Pacific Lutheran 42-10, securing a 64th straight winning season – the longest streak in college football history. PUYALLUP, Wash. – On Saturday, Oct. ...

Dayton soccer forced to forfeit eight matches

DAYTON – As a result of player ineligibility, the Dayton boys’ soccer team was forced to forfeit eight matches during the current 2019 season, as ruled unanimously by the Oregon School Activities ...

Friday night recap: Mac shut out by Newberg; Dayton edges Taft, 21-20

McMinnville football (3-5, 1-2 Pacific) was shut out at home by Newberg (6-2, 2-1 Pacific) tonight, 21-0, in a matchup of Class 6A Pacific Conference rivals. Mac’s offense couldn’t locate ...

Dayton boys soccer forced to forfeit eight matches

DAYTON – As a result of player ineligibility, the Dayton boys’ soccer team was forced to forfeit eight matches during the current 2019 season, as ruled by the Oregon School Activities Association ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s Elisabeth Lie (left, in air) celebrates her game-winning goal against Blanchet Catholic. Lie’s strike gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead and eventual 11th straight win.

Y-C captures 11th straight victory, beats Cavs 2-1

YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton’s girls’ soccer team witnessed an impressive streak end during Monday’s league match against Blanchet Catholic. For the first time in over a month, ...

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Amity outside hitter Sydney Berkey (12) rockets a shot toward Dayton blocker Taylor Wilson during Tuesday’s league match, which the Warriors won in four sets.

Warriors drop Pirates in four sets

AMITY – Katelyn Rolston knows her Amity team is capable of playing “Warrior Volleyball.” The third-year head coach demands a high level of play from her eighth-ranked squad. ...

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Grizzly football players rush toward the stands and their fans following the team’s 30-7 homecoming win over Glencoe.

Grizzly ground game gashes Glencoe in 30-7 victory

Following his team’s 30-7 homecoming victory over Glencoe, McMinnville head football coach Ryan McIrvin couldn’t help flashing a wide smile when discussing the progress of his young ...

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Linfield sophomore linebacker Brian Pullman tackles Willamette quarterback Mathew Castaneda for a loss during Saturday’s NWC matchup. Pullman paced the Wildcats with a game-high eight defensive stops, including half a sack.

Linfield football shuts out Willamette, 77-0

Identity in football remains a tricky proposition. Sometimes the personality of a team is characterized by several select players, or by its coaches, or even, by its die-hard fans. Linfield’s ...

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