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Willamina’s Sina Tapasa pushes through multiple Sheridan defenders to score a two-point basket.

Willamina girls, behind Tapasa’s 19, surpass Sheridan

SHERIDAN – No matter how diverse the defensive schemes thrown at Willamina’s Sina Tapasa, she will score buckets, regardless. Such was the case Friday, when Sheridan did everything ...

Dayton, Amity continue winning ways, Y-C loses

Boys’ basketball roundup Dayton 66, Santiam Christian 57 ADAIR VILLAGE – With star point guard Zach Bernards resting his ailing body, the Dayton Pirates notched an important 66-57 ...

Tapasa's 19 propel Willamina girls to 37-24 victory over Sheridan

SHERIDAN – Sheridan’s girls’ basketball team did everything in their power to stop Willamina’s Sina Tapasa, but the Bulldogs powerful post scored 19 points and propelled the visitors ...

Depleted Spartans lose rivalry game to motivated Bulldogs, 55-35

SHERIDAN – Shorthanded, down their starting point guard, the Sheridan Spartans boys' basketball team matched the visiting Bulldogs shot-for-shot until the beleaguered hosts failed to score in the ...

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Amity guard Sam White, second from right, drives to the basket in the Warriors’ home game against the Horizon Christian Hawks on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Amity High School.

THRILLER! Amity clips Hawks’ wings in double OT, 76-71

AMITY – Midway through the season, Scott Nelson, Amity’s first-year head coach, senses his Warrior team (12-3, 5-1 WVL) starting to become a resolute group, in which the whole is greater ...

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McMinnville’s Kyra Fisher takes the ball to the hoop.

Grizzly girls do the expected, drop Olys, 54-33

You can tell a ball club is maturing when it does what it’s supposed to do: like dominate a less talented team. McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (6-10, 2-5 GVC) washed away ...

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Dayton and Willamina players battle for a loose ball in the game between the Pirates and Bulldogs at Willamina .

Dayton’s defense, Moore, overwhelms ‘Dogs, 52-15

WILLAMINA – Dayton’s Jaden Moore couldn’t miss from distance, and the Pirates’ high-pressure defense proved overwhelming for the host Willamina Bulldogs, resulting in the ...

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Andre Mushombe battles with West Albany’s Greg Priddy during a match earlier in the season that Mushombe won with a technical fall.

Mushombe’s journey: Africa to Grizzly wrestling mat

  As the saying goes, the longest journey is the time a thought takes from the head to the heart. For McMinnville’s Andre Mushombe, McMinnville’s 138-pound wrestler, that trip ...

Grizzlies fall to Sprague, 85-71

SALEM – For Greater Valley Conference boys’ basketball teams, the name of the game is perseverance. The league is so competitive that on any given night any side can win. With five ...

Stahl, Hiatt individual efforts lead Pirates

REDMOND – Dayton’s Pirate wrestling team spent their weekend in the peaks and valleys at the Oregon Dual Meet championships with a 3-3 record. The Pirates won each of their matches ...

Willamina takes 3A dual meet title

REDMOND – Willamina High School’s wrestling team enjoyed a near-perfect weekend at the Oregon Dual Meet championship, winning every match and earning the state dual meet with its 6-0 record. With ...

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Tanner Lewis of Dayton (21) rolls off a layup in the Tuesday game between the Pirates and Bulldogs at Willamina.

Dayton ups record to 15-0; Amity tops Taft; Sheridan, Y-C lose

Boys’ basketball roundup Dayton 61, Willamina 38 WILLAMINA – A sluggish start doomed the home team Bulldogs to a 61-38 loss during Tuesday’s West Valley League contest with ...

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Amity s Sam White is fouled by Horizon Christian s Brady Eggers as he drives to the hoop.

Amity tips Horizon Christian in double-overtime,81-75

AMITY – Amity’s boys’ basketball team (12-3, 5-1 WVL) came together tonight as a team, surviving a double-overtime thriller, to drop number two-rated Horizon Christian (of Tualatin)(13-2, ...

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Willamina s Chance Kalawa attempts a lay-in over Dayton s Jalen Flowers.

Dayton boys win 14th consecutive; defeat Willamina, 61-38

WILLAMINA – A slow start doomed the home team Bulldogs to a 61-38 loss in tonight’s West Valley League contest with the number-one ranked Dayton Pirates. Willamina languished through the initial ...

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Dayton s Kalina Rojas knocks down a mid-range jumper.

Dayton girls dominate Willamina in 52-15 victory

WILLAMINA – High-pressure defense utilized by Dayton proved too much for the hosting Willamina Bulldogs in tonight’s West Valley League girls’ matchup and the visitors left with a 52-15 ...

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