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The Dayton boys soccer team let out a large cheer as they celebrate their 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Riverdale on Saturday.  The Pirates will next travel to Boardman, Oregon Tuesday to face the Riverside Pirates in the state semifinals.

Dayton soccer teams make Final Four

DAYTON – It’s a great time to be a Dayton soccer fan. Supporters of both programs were treated to a pair of thrilling state quarterfinal contests last Saturday. The number-four Pirate ...

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The Valley Panthers rugby team poses together following its Fall 7s state championship, won last month. Valley’s team was led by first-year head coach Mike Fair, who previously played collegiate rugby for the University of Arizona. Fair credited the team’s senior leadership for resulting in the state title

Valley Panthers earn state championship in Fall 7s

Mike Fair was preparing for the upcoming McMinnville school year in August when he was asked to lead the local Valley Panthers Rugby Club. When the team’s organizers asked him to manage the club, ...

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Dayton head football coach Jacob Peterson addresses the team one last time after the Pirates’ loss.

Dayton edged 7-6 by Santiam Christian in first round

DAYTON – Dayton head coach Jacob Peterson’s postgame message to his players following last Friday’s first-round playoff exit was clear: the football program will only go up from ...

Linfield cruises to 77-7 conference win over Willamette

SALEM – Linfield’s number-seven ranked football program continued its late-season dominance of Division III Northwest Conference opponents during last Saturday’s road trip to Willamette ...

State cross country: Mac’s Spencer finishes 20th; ‘Dogs place sixth in 3A boys’ race

EUGENE – The final cross country meet of the season for schools like McMinnville, Willamina and Yamhill-Carlton concluded last Saturday at Lane Community College. Competing in the OSAA State Championships, ...

Football roundup: Amity, Y-C lose in opening round of state

South Umpqua 35, Yamhill-Carlton 6 MYRTLE CREEK – Number-14 Yamhill-Carlton battled third-seed South Umpqua to a 7-0 margin at halftime of last Friday’s first-round state playoff, but the ...

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Nate Arce (28) and Dylan Phipps (10) comfort Charles Estrada (88) after the Pirates lost 7-6 to Santiam Christian in the first round of the 3A playoffs.

Friday night football: Dayton loses 7-6 to Santiam Christian in opening round of playoffs; Amity, Y-C also fall

DAYTON - The Pirates' suffered a narrow 7-6 loss to Santiam Christian Friday night in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. Dayton earned the postseason's sixth seed after winning its first ...

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Dayton’s Danny Anguiano takes a second attempt at a penalty shot, scoring the Pirates’ fifth goal of the game. Teammate Benji Hudson celebrates in the background.

Dayton boys advance in state playoffs, win 7-1 over Rogue Valley

DAYTON – Senior goalkeeper Marcos Ceja watched with growing excitement as his Dayton boys soccer teammates ignited a furious offensive attack during Wednesday’s state playoff match ...

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Joy comes with the go-ahead goal by Melissa Arroyo (7). Coming together after the score are Yulisa Anguiano (at left), Arroyo (7), Renika Oliveira (5) and Kya Kearns (15).

Cardinal comeback: Pirate girls erase one-goal deficit against Brookings-Harbor, reach state quarters

DAYTON – They may not have played their ultimate brand of soccer, but the Dayton girls did enough to overcome visiting Brookings-Harbor during Tuesday night’s Class 3A/2A/1A first round ...

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McMinnville senior centerback Lucie Angevine lines up a powerful kick during the Grizzlies’ preseason match against Oregon City. Angevine, in her fourth consecutive season as a varsity defender, led the Mac backline to an impressive performance this season. Angevine was recently named to the all-Pacific Conference first team for her efforts.

Mac girls collect all-conference honors

The McMinnville girls soccer team, which just finished its season with a Class 6A first-round playoff loss to Summit, earned numerous all-Pacific Conference honors, as voted by league head coaches. The ...

District cross country: Willamina boys earn 2nd place

LEBANON – Michael Fox and Jose Cruz finished third and fourth during last Thursday’s 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Championships, leading the Willamina boys team to a second-place result. At ...

Linfield hires Dayton alum to revive wrestling program

Linfield press release Chad Hanke has been hired to lead the relaunch of collegiate wrestling at Linfield University. Director of Athletics Dr. Garry Killgore announced the hiring of Hanke as new men's ...

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Dayton players Tony Cisneros, Parker Stephens and Kaiden Abell celebrate a big play on the field during the Pirates’ big rivalry game against Amity last Friday night.

Pirates triumph over rival Amity

AMITY – As Dayton’s head football coach, Jacob Peterson often compared his Pirates to their longtime rivals in Amity. When he took over the vaunted cardinal-and-black program in 2020, ...

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Willamina players, from left, Hallee Hughes, Sylvie Berry, Grace France, Madi Diehl and Jacey Smith celebrate along with the crowd moments after their first round playoff victory over Harrisburg.

Resilient Bulldogs advance in volleyball state playoffs, defeat Harrisburg

WILLAMINA – Willamina’s state quarterfinal bound volleyball players are becoming increasingly accustomed to winning matches in exciting, comeback fashion. All season, the Bulldogs have ...

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Mac’s Kyle Spencer (right) joins his friend and teammate, Kellen Reed, after the two finished Thursday’s district championship.

Mac boys claim 2nd at cross country districts

The McMinnville boys cross country is heading to state! With a second-place finish during last Thursday’s Class 6A Pacific Conference Championships, the Grizzlies tallied 55 points to claim runners-up ...