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McMinnville’s Zane Fodge races Franklin’s Charlie Robertson during the home straightaway of the boys’ 3,000m final. Fodge ultimately placed second by less than a second.

The home stretch

CLACKAMAS – Zane Fodge gazed out at the capacity crowd. Narrowing his focus, the McMinnville distance runner searched for friends and family sitting in the upper rows of the track and field ...

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Dayton Pirates celebrate Anna Mullins’ (14) home-run during Friday’s quarterfinal game against Yamhill-Carlton.

Pirates knock off Y-C, 10-1, advance to semifinals

DAYTON – Maddie Fluke continues growing stronger. Dayton’s sophomore pitcher hasn’t surrendered more than four earned runs since an April 30 loss to Blanchet Catholic. Since ...

Mac bounced by Grants Pass, 12-2

GRANTS PASS – Though their season may have reached its conclusion, the McMinnville Grizzly softball team retains an incredibly bright future. Friday, the Grizzlies lost a quarterfinal rematch ...

Linfield’s McDaniel earns pole vault title

Olivia McDaniel is a two-time college champion. The senior Wildcat cleared a personal best of 13 feet, 5.25 inches (4.10 meters) to earn her second NCAA Division III pole vault championship in ...

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Willamina’s Brooke France, pictured at last year’s Class 3A State Track and Field Championships, recently won a National title in the women’s javelin at Pacific University.

Willamina grad captures national title

GENEVA, Ohio – Freshman Boxer and Willamina graduate Brooke France etched her name into the Pacific University women’s track and field record book, winning the javelin throw for the first individual ...

6A State Track Day Two: Mac's Zane Fodge second in 1,500m

CLACKAMAS - McMinnville's Zane Fodge finished his Class 6A track and field career with his second runner-up finish in as many days today at the OSAA State Championships held at Mt. Hood Community College. ...

6A State Track Day One: Fodge runner-up in 3,000m

CLACKAMAS - McMinnville's Zane Fodge nearly captured his first career state title today at the Class 6A OSAA State Track and Field Championships. The Grizzly senior battled Franklin sophomore Charlie ...

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Payton Hudson (17) is welcomed home by joyous teammates after her walk-off, game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against Lake Oswego.

Hudson’s two walk-off homers send Grizzlies to Elite Eight

Twice is certainly nice for Payton Hudson. McMinnville’s senior slugger left her personal stamp on both state playoff games this week, Monday’s 2-1 first-round victory over Lake Oswego ...

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Senior Caden Slaughter pitched the Grizzlies to a victory in his last start. McMinnville earned a first round 4-3 victory over Lincoln High School Monday before falling 1-0 to Beaverton in the second round.

Mac baseball falls in second round, 1-0

BEAVERTON – For a team familiar with closely contested games, McMinnville baseball’s Class 6A state playoff run concluded in a tough, but fitting fashion during Wednesday’s second-round ...

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Dayton senior Emily Elliott is easily safe on a slide home against Creswell in the first round of the 3A state softball tournament. After tough early innings, the Pirates went small ball and took the win, 12-2.

Dayton's small-ball approach lifts team to 12-2 playoff triumph

“When someone scores on us, we always have the right mentality to come back.” So Emily Elliott explained following her Dayton Pirates’ 12-2 first-round victory over Creswell ...

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Valley Panther Jazmin Hager stiff arms a defender during the May 4 matchup against Vancouver. The Panthers recently lost the state title game to the Highlanders, 37-32.

Panthers fall short in state title game, 37-32

MONMOUTH – Four consecutive seasons the Valley Panthers rugby team reached the Spring 15s State Championship, including a qualification to Saturday’s ultimate match. The squad’s ...

Warrior baseball falls to Bruins in first round, 8-1

BROOKINGS – Playing in their first baseball state playoff game since 2014, the Amity Warriors faced a daunting opponent: number-two ranked Brookings-Harbor. Following their state playoff-clinching ...

Tigers win 1st round playoff, 11-8

ENTERPRISE – Camille Kern’s two-run home run capped a monstrous fourth inning, leading Yamhill-Carlton to Wednesday’s 11-8 playoff victory over Enterprise. The Tigers scored ...

Sports briefs

Y-C hosts fundraisers Former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) administrator and Yamhill-Carlton graduate Tom Jernstedt returns to his former high school for a dinner social June 21 at 6 ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s Allie Amerson runs the first leg of the 3A girls 4x100 Meter Relay.  Y-C placed seventh overall.

3A State Track: Champions, records, legacies

CLACKAMAS – This year’s OSAA Class 3A State Track and Field Championships, held at Mt. Hood Community College, may have lacked the pageantry and history of prior meets hosted by the ...

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