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As Yamhill-Carlton starting pitcher Kati Slater delivers a strike, second baseman Lexiss Antle prepares to receive any ground ball which comes in her direction. The pair led the Tigers to Tuesday’s 14-0 win over Amity.

The final piece of the puzzle

YAMHILL – Longtime Yamhill-Carlton softball coach John Kuehnel felt confident he’d command a state contender this season. The program would return several key contributors from 2021’s ...

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Dayton leadoff hitter Benji Hudson attempts to steal second base during Wednesday’s league matchup against Blanchet Catholic. Hudson was called out on the play, despite a great attempt to avoid the tag.

Pirates fail to gain ground in league, fall to Cavs

DAYTON – With the regular season nearing its conclusion, the Dayton baseball team hosted Blanchet Catholic Wednesday. With a win, the Pirates would remain in the hunt for the Class 3A Special ...

Local athletes show off talent at district track meet

SALEM – Track and field athletes from Amity, Dayton, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton locked up their state qualifications during this week’s Class 3A Special District 2 Championships at Blanchet ...

Softball recap: Sheridan, Willamina split in league play

Jefferson 11, Sheridan 8; Sheridan 8, Santiam 2; Santiam 24, Sheridan 7; Sheridan 22, Western Christian 9 SALEM – Sheridan split its four Special District 2 contests this week to maintain its grip ...

Baseball roundup: Y-C sweeps Amity; Mac defeats Century

Yamhill-Carlton 16, Amity 4 (five innings); Yamhill-Carlton 2, Amity 0 AMITY – The Tigers won their 13th and 14th consecutive games Monday, sweeping Amity in a Special District 1 doubleheader, 16-4 ...

Grizzly golfers cap seasons at Stone Creek Regionals

OREGON CITY – McMinnville’s Luc Navari and Sam Beyer barely missed an opportunity to qualify for the state tournament during Monday’s Boys Golf Regional at Stone Creek Golf Club. Navari ...

Nuggets big man Jokic rises from 41st pick to 2-time NBA MVP

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports DENVER — To think, Nikola Jokic’s entry into the NBA was once overshadowed by the introduction of the “quesarito.” “Hopefully, I’m going to ...

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ODFW to host family fishing event at Sheridan Pond The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to a free family fishing event this Saturday at Sheridan Pond from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration ...

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Amity’s Wyatt Hatch leans across the finish line of the boys 100m sprint at last Saturday’s Amity Invitational.

A memorable return

AMITY – For the past six months, Wyatt Hatch strived toward a goal many might consider unattainable. Hatch, an Amity senior, suffered a serious derailment in his final year when he tore ...

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Willamina’s Hallee Hughes competes in the girls javelin during Saturday’s Amity Invitational, winning the event with a throw of 121 feet 11.5 inches.

Willamina’s Hallee Hughes aims to regain top mark in girls javelin

AMITY – Hallee Hughes has lost her grip on the top girls javelin mark in the state, and she’s eager to retake her position atop the leaderboard. For the first six weeks of the spring ...

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Valley Panthers finish regular season undefeated PORTLAND – Bianca Weiser scored two tries leading the Valley Panthers Rugby Club to a 22-5 victory over Renegades last Saturday in the regular season ...

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McMinnville catcher Parker Guinn congratulates his pitcher Ky Hoskinson after he tossed a one-hitter during Tuesday’s 9-0 win over Forest Grove.

‘He makes it easy’

According to McMinnville catchers Evan Crawford and Parker Guinn, Ky Hoskinson has made life very easy this season. Twenty-one games into the spring campaign, Crawford and Guinn have split duties ...

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McMinnville pitcher Mackenzie Bekfosky, pictured during the Grizzlies’ 12-2 win over Sunset April 7, has slugged two home runs in the past two games to lead Mac to its fifth and sixth straight wins.

Six-game winning streak moves Mac softball into tie for first

The fifth-ranked McMinnville softball has finished half of its Pacific Conference schedule, and head coach Josh Terry appreciates what he’s seen from his squad. “I’m really happy ...

Baseball: Petrasek hits walk-off for Warriors

Amity 3, Horizon Christian 2 (eight innings) AMITY – Tyler Petrasek smacked a walk-off RBI single during the Warriors’ 3-2 Tuesday victory over Horizon Christian. After Jeff Tompkins was hit ...

Tennis roundup: Mac girls prevail over Newberg; Grizzly boys beat Viks, Bowmen

McMinnville 7, Newberg 1 (girls) NEWBERG – The McMinnville girls tennis knocked off rival Newberg 7-1 during last Thursday’s Pacific Conference contest. Jackie Denley and Alex Armenta led ...