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Linfield guard Tanner Autencio flies toward the hoop for two points during Tuesday’s 91-84 Wildcat win over George Fox. Autencio paced Linfield with 21 points, including 16 in the second half.

Tanner's World

This is Tanner Autencio’s world, and we’re just guests living in it. Linfield’s junior guard ignited Ted Wilson Gymnasium Tuesday night with white-hot shooting in the second ...

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Linfield forward Kory Oleson launches a three-pointer during Tuesday’s NWC matchup against George Fox. Oleson led the Wildcats with 27 points on 11-24 shooting in the 83-66 loss.

Unquestioned heart: Linfield loses battle to George Fox, 83-66

There’s little question regarding the Linfield women’s basketball team’s heart and effort. The Wildcats remain in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Northwest Conference standings, ...

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McMinnville swimmer Colin Bushey competes in the 100-yard backstroke during Friday’s Pacific Conference District Meet. Bushey, a freshman, won his event in a time of 54.79 seconds.

DISTRICT DOMINANCE

Grizzly swimming coaches Jason Hafner and Murilo Martens nervously scanned the McMinnville Aquatic Center. Their swimmers, showing outstanding personal efforts, had just captured the boys’ ...

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McMinnville 138 pounder Mason Henderson takes down his Forest Grove opponent, Lewis Gray, for two points during a meet Thursday at Patton Middle School. Henderson claimed a victory by fall in his final home match of his career.

Senior Night Slams: Henderson leads Griz to win

In his final home match, McMinnville senior wrestler Mason Henderson left his fans with one final pin. Competing against Forest Grove’s Lewis Gray during last Thursday’s league dual ...

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Yamhill-Carlton head softball coach John Kuehnel was recently awarded the Northwest Coach of the Year award for his effort in leading the Tigers during the 2017-18 season.

Longtime Y-C softball manager John Kuehnel named 2017-18 Northwest Coach of the Year

YAMHILL – “I think it’s awesome to win an award for something that I love to do.” So said Yamhill-Carlton head softball coach John Kuehnel when the longtime manager was ...

Mac boys beat Jags, 56-43; Grizzly girls win, 60-50

In one of their most complete games of the season, the McMinnville boys’ basketball team knocked off Century Friday at home, 56-43. Grizzly head coach Willie Graham felt confident calling ...

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Dayton center Chloe Cisneros (40) powers through a shot attempt while Amity’s  Keeley Graham and Audrey Clark contest the shot. Cisneros paced the Pirates with 23 points and 15 rebounds in the 50-46 Dayton triumph.

Cisneros leads Dayton girls 50-46 over rival Warriors

DAYTON – In one of her final battles against rival Amity, Dayton senior center Chloe Cisneros achieved a dominating performance leading her Pirates to a 50-46 upset of the eighth-ranked Warriors. ...

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Amity’s Tyler Parr (center) embraces teammates Michael Duncan (5) and West Streeter following the Warriors’ 70-64 upset win over Dayton. Parr scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the victory.

Parr, Wart power Amity to 70-64 win against Pirates

DAYTON – The twilight of the 3A basketball season approaches and the Amity Warriors’ boys’ basketball team is beginning to reach its potential. Wednesday night, the Warriors ...

Grizzlies win 2nd straight, defeat Sherwood, 45-35

SHERWOOD – The McMinnville girls’ basketball team is making a run. Currently second in the Class 6A Pacific Conference standings, the Grizzlies are a mere game-and-a-half out of first ...

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McMinnville 160-pounder Toby Stumpf looks to pin his opponent during Thursday’s league dual against Sherwood. Stumpf claimed a 4-2 decision in the match.

Three Grizzlies notch victories against Sherwood

Two weeks ago, McMinnville wrestler Toby Stumpf suffered a heartbreaking last-second loss to Newberg’s Gavin Korkeakoski during a Grizzlies’ home dual. In that match, Stumpf led by ...

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Yamhill-Carlton players Sadie Horne (34) and Aliya Seibel walk off the court following another close loss to Blanchet Catholic. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Tigers have lost four games to the Cavaliers by a combined 10 points.

Y-C girls suffer narrow defeat at Blanchet Catholic, 30-27

SALEM – Blanchet Catholic and Yamhill-Carlton’s girls’ basketball teams consistently play each other to narrow results, including Friday’s 30-27 Cavaliers’ home win. ...

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McMinnville wing Parker Spence rises for a lay-up attempt over Glencoe’s Nathaniel Takle during Wednesday’s Pacific Conference matchup at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Spence scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 79-45 win.

BACK ON TRACK

“We needed this a lot – it was a big win.” With relief etched on his face, McMinnville’s senior wing Parker Spence reflected on the Wednesday’s 75-49 home win over ...

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McMinnville senior swimmer Joseph Chauvin competes in the 200-yard medley relay during Tuesday’s dual against Liberty. Chauvin, and teammates Colin Bushey, Ethan Yochum and Luke Larson finished first in a time of one minute, 47.40 seconds.

Chauvin powers Grizzly swimmers to victory over Liberty

McMinnville’s Joseph Chauvin holds high ambitions for his final season as a member of the Grizzlies’ varsity swimming team. The breaststroker eyes a top finish at the Pacific Conference ...

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Grizzly wing Tori Fox races toward the hoop during Wednesday’s contest against Liberty.

Mac ends season’s 1st half with tough 61-57 loss to Glencoe

The time has arrived to turn the page on the first half of the McMinnville girls’ basketball season. Wednesday night’s 61-57 home loss to Glencoe officially concluded the opening six ...

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Dayton wrestler Travis Sherman, seen during a feature shoot Thursday, has recovered from two meniscus tears to claim the number-one Class 3A ranking at 138 pounds.

Eyes on the prize

DAYTON – Travis Sherman refuses to dwell on what could’ve been. The Dayton wrestler lost both his freshman and sophomore seasons to a meniscus tear in his right knee. Sherman displayed championship ...

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