After Sheridan’s 3-0 sweep against Dayton on Oct. 11, Haley Ayala was looking forward to the volleyball postseason. At 16-4, the Spartans were a few wins away from clinching a spot in the 3A state ...

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’Cats given a Royal send-off

As teams climb the playoff ladder in the NCAA Division III playoffs, the ability to play at a near-perfect level is the difference between winning and going home. In a second round matchup against the ...

Winter sports season starts for local athletes

Winter high school sports around Yamhill County will get under way this week, with basketball, wrestling and swimming all set to begin. This will be the last season without a shot clock at the high school ...

Oregon OC hired by ASU; Linfield alum will remain on staff

Arizona State hired Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham as its next head coach on Sunday. In his introductory press conference, Dillingham made sure to note that he would be retaining Shaun ...

Tigers earn all-league honors

Twenty-five Yamhill-Carlton student-athletes earned all-league honors across 3A cross country, soccer, volleyball and football. Louie Etta earned All-League cross country honors in the second special ...

 
Linfield prepares to host Bethel Royals in second round battle

For the first time in the programs’ history, the undefeated Linfield Wildcats and the Bethel Royals of Arden Hills, Minnesota will meet on the gridiron in the second round of the NCAA Division III ...

 
Haley Ayala combined leadership with great play for Sheridan volleyball

After Sheridan’s 3-0 sweep against Dayton on Oct. 11, Haley Ayala was looking forward to the volleyball postseason. At 16-4, the Spartans were a few wins away from clinching a spot in the 3A state ...

 
Dayton football falls in semis

Moments after Dayton’s 42-20 loss to Cascade Christian in the 3A state semifinal, Dayton coach Jacob Peterson was brought to tears describing his emotions. “It’s always hard to process,” ...

Wildcats strong defense leads to 2-0 weekend

The Linfield women’s basketball won both of its games in the Ken Schumann Classic over the weekend to improve to .500 on the season. At 2-2, the Wildcats have already topped their win total in each ...

Bryant leads way as Wildcats get first win

The Linfield men’s basketball team split its two games in the USCS Classic in Santa Cruz, California over the weekend. In their first matchup, 21 points from Reece Gibb and 20 points from Trey Bryant ...

 
Linfield advances to second round

Unranked Pomona-Pitzer, based on its season record, coming into the first round NCAA Division III football playoff contest with undefeated Linfield University, was supposed to play the role of patsy for ...

State hosts free Thanksgiving parks, clamming and fishing days

Oregon parks and wildlife agencies are encouraging the public to get out and enjoy public areas and activity. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has announced return of its traditional “Green ...

Mac AD, coaches speak on Mac sports

Participation is rising in McMinnville High School sports, athletic director Ryan McIrvin and several coaches told the school board Monday night. That’s good for the student athletes and the school, ...

 
‘Cats take home NWC honors

The Northwest Conference announced its all-conference honors on Monday, with the 9-0 Wildcats earning 21 all-conference selections. Junior linebacker Blake Rybar was named NWC Defensive Player of the ...

 
Linfield loses exhibition to EOU

After a tight-knit first half, the Mountaineers of Eastern Oregon University dropped 53 points in the second half to pull away and beat the Linfield Wildcats 92-79 in an exhibition game at Ted Wilson Gymnasium ...

 
Dayton preps for semifinals

The Dayton Pirates football team will head south this weekend to Cottage Grove, where they will take on the second-seeded Cascade Christian Challengers in the 3A state semifinals on Saturday. The Challengers ...

 
Valley Panthers finish second in state tourney

The Valley Panthers rugby team, primarily made up of McMinnville High School girls, took second in the state rugby sevens tournament after winning it last fall. Throughout the course of the season, the ...

 
Dayton upsets South Umpqua, advance to semifinals

Dayton coach Jacob Peterson couldn’t script a better start to a game. Five minutes into Dayton’s quarterfinal match at South Umpqua, the Pirates had already jumped out to a 21-0 lead. After ...

Amity's historic girls soccer season ends in semifinals

Moments after the final whistle blew in Amity’s state semifinal on Tuesday, a 6-0 loss to two-time defending champions Catlin Gabel, the Warriors made their way to their bench. After some hugs and ...

Dayton heads south for quarterfinals

The Dayton Pirates football team hits the road this week for its state quarterfinal match, traveling to Myrtle Creek to face the third-ranked South Umpqua Lancers. The matchup will feature a clash of ...

 
Linfield dominates, improves to 8-0

Total Domination! Any way you spell it, any way you define it, any way you describe it – it’s what Linfield University’s fourth-ranked football team accomplished Saturday at ...

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