6A State Track Day One: Fodge runner-up in 3,000m

CLACKAMAS - McMinnville's Zane Fodge nearly captured his first career state title today at the Class 6A OSAA State Track and Field Championships. The Grizzly senior battled Franklin sophomore Charlie ...

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Payton Hudson (17) is welcomed home by joyous teammates after her walk-off, game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against Lake Oswego.

Hudson’s two walk-off homers send Grizzlies to Elite Eight

Twice is certainly nice for Payton Hudson. McMinnville’s senior slugger left her personal stamp on both state playoff games this week, Monday’s 2-1 first-round victory over Lake Oswego ...

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Senior Caden Slaughter pitched the Grizzlies to a victory in his last start. McMinnville earned a first round 4-3 victory over Lincoln High School Monday before falling 1-0 to Beaverton in the second round.

Mac baseball falls in second round, 1-0

BEAVERTON – For a team familiar with closely contested games, McMinnville baseball’s Class 6A state playoff run concluded in a tough, but fitting fashion during Wednesday’s second-round ...

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Dayton senior Emily Elliott is easily safe on a slide home against Creswell in the first round of the 3A state softball tournament. After tough early innings, the Pirates went small ball and took the win, 12-2.

Dayton's small-ball approach lifts team to 12-2 playoff triumph

“When someone scores on us, we always have the right mentality to come back.” So Emily Elliott explained following her Dayton Pirates’ 12-2 first-round victory over Creswell ...

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Valley Panther Jazmin Hager stiff arms a defender during the May 4 matchup against Vancouver. The Panthers recently lost the state title game to the Highlanders, 37-32.

Panthers fall short in state title game, 37-32

MONMOUTH – Four consecutive seasons the Valley Panthers rugby team reached the Spring 15s State Championship, including a qualification to Saturday’s ultimate match. The squad’s ...

Warrior baseball falls to Bruins in first round, 8-1

BROOKINGS – Playing in their first baseball state playoff game since 2014, the Amity Warriors faced a daunting opponent: number-two ranked Brookings-Harbor. Following their state playoff-clinching ...

Tigers win 1st round playoff, 11-8

ENTERPRISE – Camille Kern’s two-run home run capped a monstrous fourth inning, leading Yamhill-Carlton to Wednesday’s 11-8 playoff victory over Enterprise. The Tigers scored ...

Sports briefs

Y-C hosts fundraisers Former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) administrator and Yamhill-Carlton graduate Tom Jernstedt returns to his former high school for a dinner social June 21 at 6 ...

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Yamhill-Carlton’s Allie Amerson runs the first leg of the 3A girls 4x100 Meter Relay.  Y-C placed seventh overall.

3A State Track: Champions, records, legacies

CLACKAMAS – This year’s OSAA Class 3A State Track and Field Championships, held at Mt. Hood Community College, may have lacked the pageantry and history of prior meets hosted by the ...

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Amity southpaw Brody Roberts turned in a stellar performance for the Warriors in their playoff contest with Dayton. Amity took a 4-3 victory to advance to the state 3A baseball tournament.

Amity beats rival Dayton, 4-3, qualifies for playoffs

DAYTON – Prior to the spring baseball season, Amity head coach Brian Imlah promised his players a return to prominence in the 3A classification. Imlah, in his third year, previously watched ...

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Linfield Wildcats softball players cheer for teammate Darian Stedman as she jogs to home plate after hitting a three-run home run in extra innings of Game One. Unfortunately, the ‘Cats came up short, losing the game 6-5.

Wildcats battle Bulldogs in super regional, fall 5-2 in series finale

A phenomenal season came to a bitter end Sunday, as the Linfield Wildcats softball team fell, 5-2, to Texas Lutheran University in the deciding Game Three of the NCAA DIII Super Regional. The ‘Cats ...

McMinnville tennis team competes at state tournament

BEAVERTON – A season defined by team bonding, league success and a rare number of state qualifiers ended Saturday for the McMinnville tennis teams. The Grizzlies competed at the 2019 OSAA ...

Teamwork boosts Mac track at districts

NEWBERG – Teamwork remains a common theme for the McMinnville track and field program led by head coach Vic Downs. Last weekend, the Grizzlies’ unselfish attitudes resulted in two fantastic ...

Two Spartans place at state

MONMOUTH – Competing in the OSAA Class 2A State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Western Oregon University, the Sheridan team placed two of its three competitors in the ...

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Payton Hudson, mobbed by teammates after smacking a game-winning, ninth-inning homer, is all smiles. The Grizzly softball team took the extra-inning first round of the state tournament over Lake Oswego, 2-1.

Mac baseball, softball win 1st round games

Payton Hudson clobbered a ninth-inning walk-off home run, propelling the McMinnville softball team to a 2-1 first-round victory over Lake Oswego. The Grizzlies trailed 1-0 entering the seventh, but Kayden ...

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