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Grizzly doubles player Josh Flores, who partners with Kris Renshaw atop the lineup, smashes a forehand shot during Wednesday’s match against Sprague. Flores and Renshaw notched an exciting three-set win over their Olympian counterparts.

DYNAMIC DOUBLES DUO

“Fire and Ice.” “Cookies and Cream.” Whichever nickname McMinnville’s Josh Flores and Kris Renshaw choose this season, the Grizzlies’ number-one doubles duo ...

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Grizzly high jumper Hallie Johnson barely clips the bar during an attempt in Tuesday’s league opener against Newbrerg. Johnson won the event with a final clearance of five feet and also claimed victory in the long jump.

Mac track aims for Pacific Conference success

“To have Newberg, our rival for over 100 years, back in our league is very special.” McMinnville head coach Vic Downs appreciates the Grizzlies’ transition to the Pacific Conference. ...

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Sadie Horne of Yamhill-Carlton releases an attempt in the Class 4A Girls Discus at last year’s 2018 OSAA Track and Field State Championships. Horne headlines a talented group of Yamhill County girls’ throwers.

Spring track preview: Local teams bolstered by young athletes

Amity Track and Field AMITY – Though only 35 athletes are currently committed to track and field, Amity head coach Randy Hayes and his coaching staff remains confident in individual potential ...

Mac softball falls to Sheldon, 10-9

EUGENE – During Tuesday’s slugfest, the McMinnville softball team dropped a close 10-9 road result to Sheldon. The two Class 6A teams combined for 22 hits and five walks, but the Grizzlies’ ...

Four local athletes named all-state

Four local girls’ basketball players were recently named to the Class 3A All-State teams, as voted by 3A head coaches. Yamhill-Carlton’s Sadie Horne, Amity’s Keeley Graham, Willamina’s ...

Baseball roundup: Tigers stun Pirates, ‘Dogs defeat Spartans, Amity beats Crusaders

Yamhill-Carlton 9, Dayton 8 DAYTON – Joey McGhehey’s unassisted double play capped a furious rally and comeback win by Yamhill-Carlton in Tuesday’s 9-8 win over Dayton. The Tiger senior ...

Sports briefs

See Ya Later hosts Spring Break camp The See Ya Later Foundation is set to host a Spring Break Basketball Camp March 29 and 30 at Linfield College’s Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Sponsored by The Mac Rack, ...

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In a composite image, McMinnville starting pitcher Caden Slaughter shows off his throwing motion during Friday’s game against South Eugene.

BACK IN ACTION

Slaughter pitches first game since April ‘18, leads Griz to 2-1 win Caden Slaughter’s road to recovery ended in triumph. Last Friday, the McMinnville senior pitched his first baseball ...

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Dayton’s Catie Jacks launches a home run during the team’s playoff run last season. Jacks helped the team secure its second state championship in four years.

Spring softball preview: PacWest stacked with contenders

Dayton, 2018 record 23-8, 9-1 WVL, Class 3A State Champions DAYTON – After graduating four key contributors from their OSAA Class 3A State Softball Championship run, the Dayton Pirates aim ...

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Kobin Oliveira of Dayton dives into third base as the ball pops out of the third baseman’s glove in the Pirates’ non-league game against Catlin Gabel last season.

Spring baseball preview: Opportunities abound in new leagues

Dayton, 2018 record, 11-13, 7-5 WVL DAYTON – The reloading of Dayton baseball continues as manager Dave deSmet leads an interesting mix of veterans and underclassmen into the 2019 season. ...

Amity basketball: McShane resigns after eight years, seven playoff appearances

AMITY – The Reg McShane era officially ended. Amity’s longtime girls’ basketball coach recently resigned his post of eight years. McShane cited a desire to spend more time with ...

Mac boys tennis fields 13 newcomers

Don’t discount the potential of McMinnville boys’ tennis’ many new faces. Though the Grizzlies team consists of 13 first-time varsity members, the program’s hard-working ...

Grizzly girls tennis loaded with athletes

This season’s McMinnville girls’ tennis program has been injected with a healthy dose of athleticism. Head coach Angelica Boehme feels the team’s first-time tennis players, 10 ...

Mac softball splits weekend games

PORTLAND – In a pair of weekend non-league games, the McMinnville softball team split against Westview, winning 4-2, while losing to Sunset on the road, 6-2. Against the Wildcats, Kassidee ...

Sports briefs

See Ya Later hosts Spring Break camp The See Ya Later Foundation is set to host a Spring Break Basketball Camp March 29 and 30 at Linfield College’s Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Sponsored by The Mac Rack, ...

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