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Jordan Giza (34) brings back an interception against Whitworth during a conference game in 2014. Giza’s interception and 35-yard return late in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor game later in a playoff contest in Belton, Texas, sealed a 31-28 victory for Linfield. Blocking for Giza on the return is John Carroll (13).

Thanksgiving week: Turkey, dressing and Linfield football

During the final week in November, it’s normally about turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, and, of course, pie unless you’ve won your first-round playoff game, then the spotlight ...

Blazers re-sign Anthony and Hood, sign Jones

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. One of several anticipated moves that Portland formally announced Sunday. ...

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Linfield safety Duke Mackle (18) celebrates his interception return touchdown with teammates Wade Ransom (10), Patrick Pipitone (19) and Anthony Guttadauro (25) during the Wildcats’ 27-13 first-round playoff win over Hardin-Simmons.

The joy and sorrow of playoffs

Playoff football remains simple: win or go home. Qualifying for the playoffs is somewhat more difficult. In recent history, winning the Northwest Conference earned the champion an automatic bid ...

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Damian Lillard poses outside his new McMinnville Toyota dealership.

Sports briefs: Damian Lillard partners with Toyota to assist Mac business owners

Trail Blazers’ star point guard helping out locals As another strict statewide regulation arrives aimed at combating rising cases of COVID-19, Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard ...

Trail Blazers take Washington State’s CJ Elleby with 46th pick

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Portland has a new CJ. The Trail Blazers selected forward CJ Elleby out of Washington State with the 46th pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night. Elleby, the first ...

No. 11 Ducks set to host UCLA

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer EUGENE — With a 2-0 start during a short season where every win is crucial, Oregon is not concerned with some of the more minor details. The No. 11 Ducks host ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League NOV 10 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 657. High series scratch: The No Names, 1833. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, 207; Larry ...

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Sheridan head coach Matt Leichty, left, celebrates with his team after defeating Valley Catholic in four sets in the 2008 3A state volleyball title match.

Yamhill County's Greatest Games: Spartans cap magical ‘08 season with championship conquest

“We wanted to win it – and we thought we had a chance.” Former Sheridan head coach Matt Leichty believed his previous program had all the intangibles to write a storybook season ...

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In 2014, Pacific quarterback Warner Shaw (12) is sacked by Linfield’s Austin Lee (24) as Marq Randall (95) and Marcus
McGovern (46) scramble for the loose ball. Kevin Peterson (77) and Will Ulrich (63) look on for Pacific.

Team fortitude plays pivotal role during Linfield regular season finales

Mental toughness – the glue that sustains championship teams. Nowhere is team fortitude more important than when the winds of November blow rain through practice sessions, disrupting dreams ...

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Kylee Arzner poses for a picture with her Mac High girls’ basketball coach, Sean Coste. The pair helped lead the Grizzlies to an appearance in the Final Eight last season.

Looking to the Future

Wednesday, McMinnville senior Kylee Arzner signed her letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Colorado State University in 2021.

Boat registration renewals to arrive via mail, email

The Oregon State Marine Board mailed boat registration renewals to boaters who have an email on file for boats with registration expiring 12/31/2020 on November 1. Boaters without an email on file will ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League NOV 3 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 717. High series scratch: The No Names, 2024. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, 209; Larry Hartman; ...

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Ben Ranieri, an outfielder for the ‘Cat baseball team, wearing the pumpkin, sizes up a pitch.

Baseball, lacrosse combo make for fun fall season ender

There were no face offs and not a single pitch high and tight to back a batter off the plate last Friday at Roy Helser Field on the Linfield campus when the Wildcats’ men’s baseball team and ...

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Mason Smark takes Oregon kart title

In a great weekend of racing for the Smark family at the Mac Track, under beautiful sunny skies last Sunday, Mason Smark, at right from a race earlier this season, won the main event in the Oregon State ...

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Grim faces tell the story of a disappointing loss at Whitworth’s Pine Bowl in a 2007 as Linfield head coach Joseph Smith addresses the the team. Combined with a narrow loss to the Pirates in 2006 at the ‘Cat Dome, the ‘07 defeat pushed Smith to focus on the offensive side of the ball and the Wildcats dominated the Northwest Conference for the following decade.

PAINFUL losses drive ‘Cats to future wins

There are losses, as the coaches say, you must flush out of your mind, and simply move on.  Some, however, stick like a hangover from a weekend beach party, purged solely after an appropriate period ...

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