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From left, Dayton’s Kalina Rojas, Shawnie Spink and Malina Ray, who will lead the Pirate girls’ team this season.

THREE-PEAT? Can the Pirates win the state title for a third year – seems possible

DAYTON – Victors of the state title in 2015 and 2016, the Dayton Pirates girls’ basketball team begins a quest for a third consecutive championship. As a squad, unstoppable the past ...

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Amity’s core returners include (l-r) Keeley Graham, Samantha Brown, Robbi Morrison, Shealyn McClean. LillyAnn Dumler, Morgan Croxford, and Tahlia Andrade.

Amity takes the ‘old school’ route, looks for another deep playoff run

AMITY – Amity Warriors girls’ head basketball coach Reg McShane admits he is an “old school” guy. The retired superintendent of Amity schools is no fan of the “let ...

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Kylie Anderson and Drea Grijalva will lead the Bulldog girls’ basketball squad.

Bulldogs seek confidence to move to head of WVL

DAYTON – Victors of the state title in 2015 and 2016, the Dayton Pirates girls’ basketball team begins a quest for a third consecutive championship. As a squad, unstoppable the past ...

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Alix Williams of McMinnville (25) goes up for a basket the Grizzlies’ home opener against Sherwood. She was effective inside when the Grizzlies got her the ball.

Toppled in opener: Grizzlies fall to Bowmen in opener, 63-29

Sean Coste sat at his desk in his McMinnville High School classroom. His tie was tossed on the desk, his plaid pressed shirt, still crisp, open at the collar. He tried to analyze the wreckage he ...

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Linfield’s Jade Everage (10) makes a pass as she falls near half court in the Wildcats’ game against Northwest Christian. Linfield lost the tussle, but gained great experience as it prepares for league play this weekend.

Sweet sorrow in ‘Cats loss to NCU, 77-72

Growing pains are such sweet sorrows. Ask Linfield College women’s head basketball coach Casey Bunn-Wilson. Her Wildcats (3-3) made significant positive strides to bring the full force of ...

Dayton, Willamina, Y-C earn season-opening wins

DAYTON – Ron Hop’s boys’ basketball team opened its season Wednesday with a powerful 76-44 statement win over Portland Adventist Academy. Reigning 3A player of the year, Zach ...

Gage Gubrud Walter Payton nominee, the Heisman of FCS

Eastern Washington University quarterback Gage Gubrud, the former McMinnville Grizzly, and his partner in crime during the 2016 season, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, will join Sam Houston State quarterback ...

Linfield hosts baseball skills clinics

Linfield College is hosting a baseball pre-season skills camp for local youth players December 27 and 28. The proceeds from the event benefits the college’s spring trip to California. All camp activities ...

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Alix Williams of McMinnville gets double-teamed as she goes for a basket in Wednesday s home opener against Sherwood.

Mac girls drop home opener to Sherwood,63-29

McMinnville's Grizzly girls' basketball squad dropped its home opener to Sherwood, 63-29, in a contest where nothing went well for the locals. Both teams opened the season tight -- and there was not a ...

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UMHB’s Keith Reineke (21) tackles Linfields Spencer Payne as in the NCAA Div. III National Championship, Second Round Playoff game at Crusader Stadium on Saturday, Nov  26, 2016.

End of the road! ‘Cats drop second round tilt to UMHB, 27-10

BELTON, TX – There is a reason Linfield head football coach Joseph Smith voted University of Mary Hardin-Baylor number one during the season. They are an exceptional team, as no one knows ...

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Heart of competition: “Thus, begins the eternal cycle of pigskin death and birth”

Allow me to introduce you to Durrence Vile, my pal of many years. He is king, commander, cantankerous curmudgeon, and philosopher supreme of all that is football, having played and watched the ...

Record-setting performace readies Linfield women for NWC b-ball play

Audrey McMillan, Linfield’s sophomore starting forward on the women’s basketball team, and a McMinnville native, when asked to exhibit more of an offense force, turned up her game Sunday ...

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Linfield guard Vince Romeo defends a Northwest Indian College player, as he dribbles to ball down court. At left is Riley Bruil (13) and in the back is Austin Murray (31).

Wildcats bury NWIC, ready for NWC play

Four games into its basketball season, sporting a 3-1 record after a pair of overwhelming wins over Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Saturday and Sunday (104-34 and 107-62, respectively), Wildcat ...

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UMHB s Keith Reineke (21) tackles Linfield s Spencer Payne in the NCAA Div. III National Championship, Second Round Playoff game at Crusader Stadium on Saturday. Payne was Linfield s leading rusher with 55 yards from the line of scrimmage and another 81 yards in returns.

'Cats fall to UMHB in second round of playoffs, 27-10

BELTON, TEXAS -- Linfield's football season came to an end today as the 'Cats fell to a powerful University of Mary Hardin-Baylor by a 27-10 score in the second round of the NCAA DIII playoffs. Linfield ...

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Grizzly senior members of the basketball team are (l-r) Delaney Chaufty, Ally Legard, Sydnee Reeser, and Devon Miller. They will be counted on to provide leadership to the team.

Hoop chemistry: Grizzly girls’ basketball team brings talent to title chase

Sean Coste, a math teacher at McMinnville High School, spends much of his time working on chemistry outside the classroom. The reason? As head basketball coach for the girls’ team, the self-admitted ...

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