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In a composite image, McMinnville starting pitcher Caden Slaughter shows off his throwing motion during Friday’s game against South Eugene.

BACK IN ACTION

Slaughter pitches first game since April ‘18, leads Griz to 2-1 win Caden Slaughter’s road to recovery ended in triumph. Last Friday, the McMinnville senior pitched his first baseball ...

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Dayton’s Catie Jacks launches a home run during the team’s playoff run last season. Jacks helped the team secure its second state championship in four years.

Spring softball preview: PacWest stacked with contenders

Dayton, 2018 record 23-8, 9-1 WVL, Class 3A State Champions DAYTON – After graduating four key contributors from their OSAA Class 3A State Softball Championship run, the Dayton Pirates aim ...

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Kobin Oliveira of Dayton dives into third base as the ball pops out of the third baseman’s glove in the Pirates’ non-league game against Catlin Gabel last season.

Spring baseball preview: Opportunities abound in new leagues

Dayton, 2018 record, 11-13, 7-5 WVL DAYTON – The reloading of Dayton baseball continues as manager Dave deSmet leads an interesting mix of veterans and underclassmen into the 2019 season. ...

Amity basketball: McShane resigns after eight years, seven playoff appearances

AMITY – The Reg McShane era officially ended. Amity’s longtime girls’ basketball coach recently resigned his post of eight years. McShane cited a desire to spend more time with ...

Mac boys tennis fields 13 newcomers

Don’t discount the potential of McMinnville boys’ tennis’ many new faces. Though the Grizzlies team consists of 13 first-time varsity members, the program’s hard-working ...

Grizzly girls tennis loaded with athletes

This season’s McMinnville girls’ tennis program has been injected with a healthy dose of athleticism. Head coach Angelica Boehme feels the team’s first-time tennis players, 10 ...

Mac softball splits weekend games

PORTLAND – In a pair of weekend non-league games, the McMinnville softball team split against Westview, winning 4-2, while losing to Sunset on the road, 6-2. Against the Wildcats, Kassidee ...

Sports briefs

See Ya Later hosts Spring Break camp The See Ya Later Foundation is set to host a Spring Break Basketball Camp March 29 and 30 at Linfield College’s Ted Wilson Gymnasium. Sponsored by The Mac Rack, ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League Mar 12 High game scratch: The No Names, 650. High series scratch: The No Names, 1884. High game scratch: Duane Qualey, 235; Joe Aspromonte, 214; ...

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Dayton’s heavyweight state wrestling champion Blake Larsen shows off his stance during his Athlete of the Year photoshoot.

Competitive fire: Blake Larsen named Athlete of the Year

DAYTON – Blake Larsen will wrestle anyone, anywhere, anytime. This season, the Dayton junior grappler refused to deny his competitive nature. It paid off. Larsen dominated the 3A classification ...

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New McMinnville softball coach Staci Doucette delivers instructions to her team.

First win: Grizzly head coach Staci Doucette begins career with 11-4 victory over Rams

Staci Doucette’s head coaching career began with resounding success. McMinnville’s new softball coach led her squad to an 11-4 home victory over Central Catholic Wednesday night. The ...

Softball roundup: Dayton wins first two, ‘Dogs beat Spartans, Amity loses to SC

Dayton 16, Cascade 11; Dayton 7, Kennedy 6 DAYTON – Jori Hill’s walk-off fielder’s choice and Maddie Fluke’s grand slam helped the Dayton softball team sweep its opening ...

Baseball roundup: Y-C beats Corbett, Sheridan beats Willamina, Warriors fall

Yamhill-Carlton 5, Catlin Gabel 5; Yamhill-Carlton 10, Corbett 0 YAMHILL – The Tigers wasted little time opening their account this season, tying Catlin Gabel at five Monday then recording their ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League Mar 5 TEAM High game scratch: Bad News Misfits, 660. High series scratch: The No Names, 1927. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, ...

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McMinnville forward Kylee Arzner shows off her dribbling ability during a league matchup against Liberty. Arzner displayed a wide variety of skills this season, helping the Grizzlies earn a co-league championship and a state playoff appearance.

Versatility and strength: Kylee Arzner named Athlete of the Year

Kylee Arzner can do it all. Need someone to break a full-court press? Arzner slings 50-foot, one-handed passes to open teammates, dribbles around defenders or patiently surveys the floor for easy ...

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