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Odin Thorson heads for the end zone with an interception early in the first quarter to give McMinnville a 7-0 lead.

Grizzlies flip switch in fourth quarter, gut out 21-14 win over Vikings

FOREST GROVE -- McMinnville's Grizzly football team (5-3, 4-3 GVC) played dead for  nearly three quarters against the Forest Grove Vikings (1-7, 1-6 GVC), rallying for two scores in the second ...

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Amity s Tommy Jackson (88) contests a pass thrown for Santiam Christian s Ivan GIlder during the Warriors  48-27 loss.

Warriors cough up lead, lose 48-27 to Santiam Christian

ADAIR VILLAGE – Amity surrendered an early 21-13 lead, allowing Santiam Christian 35 unanswered points en route to a 48-27 Eagles’ triumph tonight in Adair Village. Entering the contest, both ...

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Nick Denley’s header against South Salem is caught by the Saxon goalie. The Grizzlies outshot their opponents, but wound up with a tie for the second consecutive league match.

Not again! Tied by Saxons, Grizzlies still control destiny

McMinnville’s boys’ soccer team (8-0-5, 4-0-3 GVC) still controls its destiny, but their margin of error looks thinner than a blade of grass. That’s because the Grizzlies allowed ...

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Bryce Smark in car number six, and Mason Smark in car seven, battle early in their heat race.

Racing brothers: Drive the wheels off their karts!

CANBY – Sometimes second place is just fine. So is fifth. Those are the places brothers Mason and Bryce Smark finished in the recently completed Oregon State Karting Championship Series ...

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McMinnville’s Stevie Ryan, called the heart of the Grizzly team by head coach Ryan McIrvin, looks for the ball carrier during his defensive stint against the Titans last Friday.

Stevie Ryan leads Grizzlies in must-win game at Forest Grove

How do you spell TOUGH? For McMinnville’s Grizzly football team (4-3, 3-3 GVC) it is S-T-E-V-I-E – as in Stevie Ryan, the 5-9, 195 pound versatile lineman. Head coach Ryan McIrvin ...

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Linfield’s defense has led the way for the ‘Cats. Here Jason Farlow takes a 35-yard interception into the end zone against Willamette.

Wildcats, Bruins in NWC showdown

Say whatever you want about the relation between number-seven-rated Linfield (4-1, 3-0 NWC) and number-19-ranked George Fox (5-1, 3-0 NWC). They meet Saturday for what appears the Northwest Conference ...

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Willamina’s Kylie Anderson (12) and Brooke France (9) rise for a block against the Eagles’ Moriah Reid.

Hunt’s ‘finest hour’ leads ‘Dogs into WVL playoffs

WILLAMINA – Taryn Hunt popped up everywhere Tuesday night. During a winner-take-third match between Hunt’s Bulldogs and Westside Christian, the junior libero achieved one of her finest ...

Pirates top Hawks, play Santiam Christian Saturday for WVL title

Volleyball roundup Dayton 3, Horizon Christian 0 TUALATIN – With a straight-set win over Horizon Christian Tuesday, the Dayton Pirates ensured a share of first place in the Class 3A West Valley ...

Dayton tops Cavs; Amity ties Taft; Y-C loses ground in playoff chase

Girls’ soccer roundup Dayton 2, Blanchet Catholic 1 SALEM – Adriana Garcia netted a brace and the Dayton Pirates upset Blanchet Catholic 2-1 Monday on the Cavaliers’ home turf. Garcia ...

After loss to Titans, disappointed Grizzlies await playoff opponent

McMinnville’s Grizzly volleyball team (13-13, 7-9 GVC) now plays the waiting game. They dropped the final match of the season on Senior Night to West Salem (16-9, 9-7) by a 3-1 margin Tuesday ...

Grizzlies fall to Saxons, 4-0, fighting for playoff spot

SALEM – McMinnville’s girls’ soccer team (4-8, 3-4 GVC) dropped a 4-0 contest to South Salem (9-1-2, 6-1 GVC) Tuesday on the Titans’ home pitch, but Grizzly head coach Anna Heuberger ...

Senior golf scores

Bayou Golf Course, McMinnville, Friday, October 13 KP No. 3: Lynn Foster KP No. 7: Les Miller LP No. 9: Bill Carpenter Low Gross No. 1: Lynn Foster 40 LG No. 2: Donnie Davis 41 LG No. 3: Bob Graham ...

Pirates draw Gervais, prepare for league playoffs

DAYTON – Desperately searching for three points, the Dayton boys’ soccer team had to settle for one tonight at home against Gervais. The Pirates tied the Cougars 1-1, and remain in fourth place ...

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Bulldogs earn third place with gutsy four-setter against Eagles

WILLAMINA – With a win ensuring third place in the Class 3A West Valley League, the Bulldogs’ volleyball team persevered through a first set loss to ultimately capture a gutsy 18-25, 25-16, ...

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Dayton’s Zach Russell (2) fumbles when tackled by Willamina’s True Gibbons (2) and Abel Vanecek (89).

Cataclysmic clash! Pirates escape Willamina with 14-8 win

WILLAMINA – Last Thursday’s contest between the Willamina Bulldogs and the visiting Dayton Pirates subverted all expectations. A high-scoring affair could’ve been predicted, ...

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