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McMinnville’s Kylee Arzner cheers in celebration with her teammates after the Grizzlies 51-35 round one playoff victory over Barlow.

The Natural: Arzner achieves breakout campaign

Kylee Arzner is in her comfort zone on the basketball court. With the ball in her possession, the McMinnville forward confidently backs down a defender. Teammates make off-ball cuts, and Kylee ...

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Officiating courses available for free INDIANAPOLIS – Current high school sports officials, as well as those interested in joining the officiating ranks, will be able to access online education ...

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Dayton guard Dawson Ashley shoots a midrange jump shot - his go-to offensive weapon - during the Class 3A state basketball playoffs in Coos Bay. The junior averaged a team-high 15 points per contest during the postseason, where the Pirates finished eighth overall.

Midrange marksman: Ashley’s shooting, defense earn AoY

Dawson Ashley is a game changer. This season, he stepped up as a breakout star for the Pirates’ boys basketball team. Though a quiet presence and “leader by example,” Dawson ...

Oregon star Ionescu wins AP Women’s Player of the Year

Sabrina Ionescu capped off an unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club. Oregon’s star guard was the unanimous choice Monday as The Associated Press women’s basketball ...

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OSAA suspends spring sports Per Governor Brown’s announcement March 17 regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has extended the suspension of interscholastic ...

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Dayton’s Travis Sherman points to members of his family after claiming his first state title in the 3A 138-pound class.

Sherman’s journey: Dayton wrestler overcomes pain, fear

Travis Sherman waited . . . and waited . . . and waited for his moment. Since he was four years old, the wrestler poured untold hours into the practice mat at Dayton High School. No matter the ...

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Linfield swimmers Noah Cutting and Neirton Oliveira were set to compete in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, but the recent concerns over coronavirus resulted in the cancellation of all winter and spring championships. Cutting and Oliveira, both seniors, won’t get to complete in their last college competition, of which both were contending for national titles.

Athletes watch dream seasons disappear

This was their year. Linfield seniors Neirton Oliveira and Noah Cutting, both accomplished members of the Wildcat swimming team, were set to make school history at this week’s NCAA Division ...

Spring sports pushed back another month, rules OSAA

Organization aims for April 28 start Per Governor Brown’s announcement March 17 regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has extended the suspension of ...

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Oregon State Parks update The Oregon State Parks system will continue adapting to the COVID-19 outbreak by limiting park services and events. These changes will occur as new guidance is released by the ...

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McMinnville forward Kylee Arzner rises and fires a three-pointer during the Grizzlies’ Class 6A Pacific Conference finale against Liberty. Arzner, who led the Grizzlies in point and rebounds this season, earned a first-team all-league selection for her incredible junior campaign.

Arzner earns first team all-Pacific nomination

McMinnville’s girls and boys basketball teams received a combined total of seven Class 6A all-Pacific Conference selections for their efforts during the 2019/20 season. The Grizzly girls racked up ...

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Willamina junior guard Kira Rankin drives to the basket during the OSAA 3A state basketball tournament. Rankin was named to the Coastal Range League first team.

Willamina earns all-league basketball nominations

WILLAMINA – Tom Anderson earned the Class 3A Coastal Range League’s Coach of the Year award for leading the Willamina girls basketball team to a regular season co-championship. The Bulldogs ...

Senior bowling scores

Walnut City Lanes Mixed League Senior Citizens League MAR 10 TEAM High game scratch: The No Names, 638. High series scratch: Gutter Cleaners, 1753. MEN High game scratch: Bill Mitchell, 246; Johnnie ...

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The McMinnville girls basketball team had their tournament run end Wednesday in a near-empty Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus.

Grizzlies’ successful season ends on quiet note

PORTLAND – The University of Portland’s Chiles Center was eerily quiet Thursday morning during the McMinnville girls basketball team’s Class 6A consolation state playoff against ...

Linfield sports suspended indefinitely through end of school year; prep sports on hold

Coronavirus concerns and subsequent decisions by Oregon lawmakers and health officials have directly affected Yamhill County athletics. Linfield College, as a member of the Division III Northwest ...

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McMinnville boys tennis head coach Wes Gabrielsen directs his team to pair off for a drill during a recent practice.

Grizzly boys ready to defend district title

McMinnville’s defense of its Class 6A Pacific Conference boys tennis district title will take a combination of returning veterans and varsity newcomers. Last season, a senior-heavy Grizzly ...

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