AMITY – Amity head track and field coach Randy Hayes finally realized his dream of creating a hammer ring at Randolph Scoggan Field. Last Saturday, the Amity Track Club hosted a throws competition, ...

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Oliveira’s breakout continues, Pirates stun Warriors, 39-30

AMITY – Renika Oliveira has quickly become an unexpected standout for the Dayton girls basketball team. The Pirates’ freshman point guard recently seized command of the team’s ...

 
Dayton boys beat rival Amity, surge into tie for 1st place

AMITY – Much has changed for the Dayton boys basketball team since a dramatic blowout loss to Yamhill-Carlton during the second week of the season. Since the 26-point defeat to the Tigers, ...

Basketball recap: Mac girls win 7th straight; Bulldogs move into 1st place

McMinnville 67, Glencoe 28; McMinnville 60, Liberty 53 (girls) HILLSBORO – Kylee Arzner’s 20-point, 10-rebound double-double led the McMinnville girls to a 67-28 win over Glencoe during Tuesday’s ...

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Mac boys basketball team puts on youth camp The McMinnville boys basketball program will be hosting their annual Grizzly Basketball Camp, June 28 through July 1 at McMinnville High School. The camp is ...

 
If you build it, they will throw

AMITY – Amity head track and field coach Randy Hayes finally realized his dream of creating a hammer ring at Randolph Scoggan Field. Last Saturday, the Amity Track Club hosted a throws competition, ...

 
Grizzly wrestlers finding their footing in early matches

With a mix of veteran talent and youthful inexperience creating the McMinnville wrestling roster this season, head coach Jordan Barich hopes his athletes begin to find consistency. Last weekend, ...

Tomlin takes the reins of Mac football program

Ty Tomlin, former Lebanon head coach, is eager to bring his state championship pedigree to the McMinnville football program. After his hiring, made public last Thursday, Tomlin officially replaced ...

Grizzly assistant coach compiles records for wrestling room

McMinnville’s assistant wrestling coach Jeremy Wilson is a man on a mission. For the past year, Wilson has devoted his time to creating a comprehensive list of every Mac wrestler who achieved ...

Mac swimmers take on Newberg, Liberty

NEWBERG – McMinnville’s boys and girls swimming teams split their duals against Newberg and Liberty last Thursday. The Grizzly boys lost to the Tigers, 94-61, and beat the Falcons, 80-24. Mac’s ...

Basketball roundup: Dayton girls win; Bulldogs drop Warrenton

Dayton 54, Blanchet Catholic 27 (girls) DAYTON – Renika Oliveira’s career-high 23 points powered the Dayton girls basketball team to a 54-27 win over Blanchet Catholic during Friday’s ...

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Marshall wins Reno Open RENO – Matt Marshall, of Yamhill, was awarded an exemption into the 2021 Barracuda Championship after winning this year’s Reno Open. The three-day tournament was held ...

 
Arzner, Elkins lead Grizzlies over Newberg, 44-34

When the McMinnville girls basketball team graduated four starters last season, Jadie Elkins knew her time to shine would arrive in 2021. As a crucial member of the Grizzlies rotation the past ...

 
Three-time Coach of the Year Wes Gabrielsen departs Mac tennis

For the past five seasons, Wes Gabrielsen remained a pillar within the McMinnville tennis community. The Grizzlies’ head boys tennis coach became a symbol of stability for the team, leading ...

Basketball roundup: Local teams notch league wins

Amity 65, Willamina 50; Amity 67, Blanchet Catholic 49 (boys) AMITY – The Warriors won their third and fourth consecutive games this week, defeating non-league opponent Willamina Tuesday, 65-50, ...

Tomlin hired as new Mac football coach

McMinnville High School has announced the hiring of Ty Tomlin as its new head football coach. Tomlin, Lebanon High School's football coach for the past eight years, will replace Ryan McIrvin, who stepped ...

 
Grizzlies fall short against Jaguars, 62-60

During Friday’s Pacific Conference clash, the McMinnville boys basketball team watched its victory stolen away by the determined and resilient Century Jaguars. Leading 55-43 with four minutes ...

 
Bulldogs lose 61-45 to reigning state champion Clatskanie

WILLAMINA – To be the best, a team must beat the best. Willamina’s girls basketball team experienced an extremely tough measurement during last Friday’s Coastal Range League ...

Mac swimmers battle Crimson Tide in league dual

McMinnville’s girls swimming team notched its second straight impressive victory during last Thursday’s Pacific Conference dual against Glencoe. The Grizzlies defeated the Crimson Tide 125-24 ...

Basketball recap: Grizzly girls beat Jags; Willamina boys win 4th straight

McMinnville 43, Century 26 (girls) HILLSBORO – Senior forward Jadie Elkins tallied a game-high 15 points to lead the McMinnville girls to a 43-26 win over Century during last Friday’s Class ...

Sports briefs: Youth tennis association set to begin this summer in Mac

Sensing a need and demand for youth tennis in Yamhill County, several volunteers have created the McMinnville Community Tennis Association (MCTA). Led by community members Erica Anderson, Doug Barsotti, ...

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