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Aaron Baune led the Grizzlies in scoring with 36 points against Sprague.

Mac boys take down No. 3 Olys, 61-44

SALEM – McMinnville (17-5, 9-5 GVC) closed its four-year conference basketball schedule against Sprague (17-5, 11-3 GVC) by flipping the script from the teams’ first game, coming away with ...

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Alix Williams led the Grizzlies in scoring.

Grizzly girls use defense to win ugly

Defense wins championships – and ugly basketball games. That aphorism was evident Tuesday night at The Furnace as McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (19-3, 12-2 GVC) clawed ...

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Linfield head coach Shanan Rosenberg goes over a play with the  Cats during a timeout.

Road warrior 'Cats take on Whitman, Whitworth

Linfield College’s men’s basketball team heads back on the road to finish out the season with a pair of games against number-one ranked Whitman and number-four Whitworth Friday and Saturday. ...

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Amity s Maylin Williams drives to the basket in the Warriors  West Valley League playoff game against Santiam Christian Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Amity High School.

McShane's passion helps fuel Warrior win over Eagles

AMITY – Roughly two minutes into Wednesday’s Class 3A West Valley League playoff, Amity girls’ frustrated head coach Reg McShane ripped off his tie. His Warriors trailed the visiting ...

Bulldogs take first round WVL won over Eagles, 56-37, look to take next step in playoff journey

WILLAMINA – All Tuesday night, a sense of relief and enjoyment permeated the Willamina boys’ basketball team. The Bulldogs bounced Westside Christian from the Class 3A West Valley League playoffs ...

Wildcat women playing for pride, battle Blues, Pirates

With a pair of narrow, painful losses to Puget Sound and Lewis & Clark, the Linfield women’s basketball team played itself out of contention for a Northwest Conference playoff berth. This weekend, ...

Tigers qualify four to state wrestling tourney

SWEET HOME – Yamhill-Carlton’s wrestling team qualified four athletes for the state tournament this weekend after earning top-five finishes during last Saturday’s Class 4A Special District ...

Bulldogs top Eagles; Tigers fall to Stayton

Girls’ basketball roundup Willamina 51, Westside Christian 23 WILLAMINA – With a resounding 51-23 home victory over Westside Christian, the Bulldogs advanced in the Class 3A West Valley League ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League   Senior Citizens League Jan 23 TEAM High game scratch: No Names, 802. High series scratch: No Names, 2191. MEN High game scratch: Joe Aspromonte, 245; Larry ...

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Brooke Kinion lights up the pool at the Mac Aquatic Center during the 100-yard breaststroke finals at the district meet. She finished fifth with a 1:12.83 time.

Grizzlies finish second at GVC district swim meet

It came down to this: in order to win their 10th straight district title, McMinnville’s boys’ team needed to either win the 400-yard freestyle relay, or finish two places ahead of South Salem’s ...

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Mason Henderson takes a break from a workout as he prepares for the state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Mason Henderson hopes to hit high note at state mat tourney

What do you get when you mix equal parts of jazz saxophonist and marching band drum major? At McMinnville, you get Mason Henderson. He is the Grizzlies’ third place GVC district qualifier ...

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Aaron Baune forces North Salem’s Zachary Sullivan to change his shot during the Grizzlies Friday win as Isaac Newell (12) looks on.

Pounded! Grizzly boys take measure of North Salem

You may not consider a 24-point beatdown of a one-win team a tune-up contest for the three biggest games of the season. However, for McMinnville boys’ basketball team (16-5, 8-5 GVC), the ...

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At right: Ashley Rhoads drives for a lay-in against North Salem in McMinnville’s 66-22 win Friday at The Furnace.

Grizzly girls overwhelm Vikings, 66-22, seek GVC title

They want more. . . More, as in a win over South Salem next Friday, as in a GVC league title, and a first round home playoff game. The Grizzly girls’ basketball team (18-3, 11-2, GVC), ...

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Willamina’s True Gibbons lines up a three-pointer in the West Valley League game between the Spartans and Bulldogs Friday, at the Spartan Dome in Sheridan.

Bulldogs bite back, slip by Spartans, focus on playoffs

SHERIDAN – Last season witnessed the Willamina boys’ basketball team limping into the Class 3A West Valley League playoffs. Flashing back, the Bulldogs had lost five of six games, ...

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Willamina’s Kylie Anderson looks to pass the ball in the West Valley League game between the Spartans and Bulldogs Friday, at the Spartan Dome in Sheridan.

Anderson led ‘Dogs fell Spartans, 44-36

SHERIDAN – Kylie Anderson, the Willamina girls’ basketball team’s lone senior, capped her final regular season game with a standout performance against rival Sheridan. Constantly ...

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