Football roundup: Tigers, Warriors, ‘Dogs earn 1st victories; Pirates, Spartans fall short

Yamhill-Carlton 42, Warrenton 13 YAMHILL – Yamhill-Carlton head coach Brennon Mossholder couldn’t envision a better transition to the 3A classification for his football team. Behind a disciplined ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, August 24 KP No. 7: Wayne Weiher LP No. 9: Rolland Vorrath LD No. 8: George Cabrera LD No. 8: Jim Lum Low Gross No. 1: Donnie Davis 41 LG No. 1: Duane Qualey ...

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Noah Kepler dives into the end zone after making a terrific cut to score McMinnville s first touchdown of the second half, atoning for two first half fumbles in the Grizzlies  41-7 season opening win.

Mac football opens season with 41-7 victory over Milwaukie

McMinnville football fans couldn’t have asked for a better show during Friday’s season opener between the Grizzlies and Milwaukie Mustangs at Wortman Stadium. Behind a dangerous passing attack ...

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Linfield’s Big Three, who hope to lead the Wildcats to another conference title are (l-r) Chidibem Nnoli (6) at running back, Wyatt Smith (12), returning quarterback and McMinnville High alum, and pre-season All-American left tackle Dakota Smith (75).

'Cats on the prowl

Linfield football simply bristles with offensive weapons entering the 2018 season. Stable of reliable running backs led by all-conference rusher Chidubem Nnoli? Check. Veteran-laden wide receiving core ...

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Amity players led by Madison Vrell (18) celebrate a point against the Spartans.

Vrell leads Warriors over Spartans in season opener

SHERIDAN – Amity’s volleyball squad doesn’t feature an imposing front line of massive hitters and blockers, but the Warriors find success with athleticism and defense. Junior ...

Volleyball roundup: Mac shuts out Westview; Y-C wins; Pirates, ‘Dogs lose

Volleyball roundup McMinnville 3, Westview 0 PORTLAND – Any concerns about the youth of McMinnville’s volleyball team evaporated with an impressive 3-0 sweep of Westview Tuesday night on ...

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Kerby Hartzell sheds a defender on his way to a touchdown against Corvallis Friday at the Jamboree held in McMinnville.

Football is back! Mac impressive at jamboree

Football season is officially upon us. McMinnville’s Class 6A football team kicked off its preseason last Friday. Hosting 5A programs Forest Grove and Corvallis for a jamboree, the Grizzlies ...

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Last year’s all-league Willamina running back Nick Colton will shift to the wide receiver position this season. Colton’s athleticism and route running should help first-year starting quarterback Kaleb Reid in the Bulldog offense.

‘Dogs desire new success

WILLAMINA – Willamina head football coach Dan Oswald doesn’t want his returning veterans forgetting their massive contributions during last season’s playoff push. While the Bulldogs ...

Mac boys’ soccer loses opener, 2-1

A 2-1 home loss in the season opener certainly wasn’t envisioned by Jose Milian and his McMinnville boys’ soccer team. Nevertheless, the one-goal defeat to visiting North Medford delivered ...

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McMinnville volleyball players (l-r) Aryc Kloninger, Bella Espinoza and Jaime McCullough are extremely excited for the upcoming season. While the team will be young at various positions, the three veterans believe the team will exceed expectations in the Pacific Conference.

Unrivaled enthusiasm: Youthful Grizzly volleyball team excited for season

Youth is often a dangerous word in high school athletics. An overabundance of young players signals either a rebuilding team or one lacking numbers. Very few squads achieve consistent success when ...

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Dayton’s core offensive players include (l-r) Ember Williams, Melina Alvarez, Teresa Avalos and Adriana Garcia. The four boast exceptional skills on the attack, whether with possession or with off-ball movement. Head coach Pat Myer calls this season’s offensive unit one of the best he’s managed.

Dayton girls’ soccer brimming with offensive potential, depth

DAYTON – “Las Tres Amigas” are prepared to lead the Dayton Pirates’ girls’ soccer team to unparalleled success this season. The three attacking players, Adriana Garcia, ...

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Taryn Hunt, a standout libero for the Bulldogs last season, is switching to outside hitter this year. She brings elite athleticism and leaping ability to the net.

New faces, returning vets power Willamina

WILLAMINA – Very few players remain from last season’s state playoff-contending Willamina volleyball team. That group, which finished third in the Class 3A West Valley League before ...

Sports briefs Aug 23

Mac Track Club opens XC registration McMinnville Track Club hosts its fall cross country registration August 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Joe Dancer Park. Interested participants are encouraged to meet at the location’s ...

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McMinnville’s talented trio of girls’ soccer players are (l-r) Tori Fox, Hannah Galan and Gretchen Sorenson. All three are expected to boost the Grizzly offensive attack this season.

Fresh mentality, bright outlook

Resiliency. Great teams boast it, good teams eventually find it and average teams can always use more of it. This season the McMinnville girls’ soccer team seeks its resiliency. Players ...

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McMinnville boys’ soccer players Diego Gil and Sergio Olmedo have taken on leadership roles this season. The pair want to eliminate the lack of urgency from last year’s team to go further in the playoffs this season.

Grizzly boys’ soccer hits restart with new coach, vocal leaders

During the offseason, McMinnville’s boys’ soccer program underwent sweeping changes. New head coach Jose Milian replaced longtime manager Jory Shene. Sixteen varsity Grizzly athletes ...

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