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The Pirates  Braeden Nowlin stops and pops a three-pointer against Horizon Christian in Saturday s league title game.

Pirates drop league title game to Hawks, 61-55

INDEPENDENCE – Dayton relinquished its Class 3A West Valley League title to Horizon Christian Saturday at Central High School in Independence, losing to the Hawks, 61-55. Anthony Sprauer scored 27 ...

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Dayton s Shawnie Spink dishes one of her eight assists during Saturday s WVL championship game against Amity.

Dayton girls earn league title, beat Amity, 63-26

INDEPDENCE – Behind a lock down defensive effort, the Dayton girls’ basketball team captured the Class 3A West Valley League championship 63-26 over rival Amity Saturday in Independence. Dayton’s ...

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Stevie Ryan, Andre Mushombe and Jake Barnes are looking forward to their opening matches at the state wrestling tournament.

Carpe diem: Grizzly wrestlers seek titles, podium finishes at state

Carpe Diem! The words “seize the day” refer to the McMinnville wrestling team’s weekend focus. It heads into the first round of the OSAA state tournament Friday morning. The ...

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Morganne Larmouth goes over her race plans with head coach Jason Hafner during the GVC District Swim Meet.

Morganne Larmouth: service, swimming go hand-in-hand

McMinnville head coach Jason Hafner remembers when Morganne Larmouth came to the McMinnville Aquatic Center the first time for swim lessons with the Montessori School. She was nine-years old then, ...

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Aaron Baune led the Grizzlies in scoring with 36 points against Sprague.

Mac boys take down No. 3 Olys, 61-44

SALEM – McMinnville (17-5, 9-5 GVC) closed its four-year conference basketball schedule against Sprague (17-5, 11-3 GVC) by flipping the script from the teams’ first game, coming away with ...

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Alix Williams led the Grizzlies in scoring.

Grizzly girls use defense to win ugly

Defense wins championships – and ugly basketball games. That aphorism was evident Tuesday night at The Furnace as McMinnville’s girls’ basketball team (19-3, 12-2 GVC) clawed ...

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Linfield head coach Shanan Rosenberg goes over a play with the  Cats during a timeout.

Road warrior 'Cats take on Whitman, Whitworth

Linfield College’s men’s basketball team heads back on the road to finish out the season with a pair of games against number-one ranked Whitman and number-four Whitworth Friday and Saturday. ...

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Amity s Maylin Williams drives to the basket in the Warriors  West Valley League playoff game against Santiam Christian Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Amity High School.

McShane's passion helps fuel Warrior win over Eagles

AMITY – Roughly two minutes into Wednesday’s Class 3A West Valley League playoff, Amity girls’ frustrated head coach Reg McShane ripped off his tie. His Warriors trailed the visiting ...

Bulldogs take first round WVL won over Eagles, 56-37, look to take next step in playoff journey

WILLAMINA – All Tuesday night, a sense of relief and enjoyment permeated the Willamina boys’ basketball team. The Bulldogs bounced Westside Christian from the Class 3A West Valley League playoffs ...

Wildcat women playing for pride, battle Blues, Pirates

With a pair of narrow, painful losses to Puget Sound and Lewis & Clark, the Linfield women’s basketball team played itself out of contention for a Northwest Conference playoff berth. This weekend, ...

Tigers qualify four to state wrestling tourney

SWEET HOME – Yamhill-Carlton’s wrestling team qualified four athletes for the state tournament this weekend after earning top-five finishes during last Saturday’s Class 4A Special District ...

Bulldogs top Eagles; Tigers fall to Stayton

Girls’ basketball roundup Willamina 51, Westside Christian 23 WILLAMINA – With a resounding 51-23 home victory over Westside Christian, the Bulldogs advanced in the Class 3A West Valley League ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League   Senior Citizens League Jan 23 TEAM High game scratch: No Names, 802. High series scratch: No Names, 2191. MEN High game scratch: Joe Aspromonte, 245; Larry ...

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Brooke Kinion lights up the pool at the Mac Aquatic Center during the 100-yard breaststroke finals at the district meet. She finished fifth with a 1:12.83 time.

Grizzlies finish second at GVC district swim meet

It came down to this: in order to win their 10th straight district title, McMinnville’s boys’ team needed to either win the 400-yard freestyle relay, or finish two places ahead of South Salem’s ...

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Mason Henderson takes a break from a workout as he prepares for the state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

Mason Henderson hopes to hit high note at state mat tourney

What do you get when you mix equal parts of jazz saxophonist and marching band drum major? At McMinnville, you get Mason Henderson. He is the Grizzlies’ third place GVC district qualifier ...

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