As defensive coordinators prepped for the Dayton Pirates this season, two players jumped off the screen. The running back duo of Zach Smith and Nate Arce wreaked havoc on opposing defenses all season, ...

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Oregon, Oregon State bowl matchups set

The Oregon Ducks’ and Oregon State Beavers’ bowl matchups are set. Both the Ducks and Beavers went 9-3 in the regular season, good enough to be placed in the top-15 in the final College Football ...

 
Hot and cold weekend for Lady 'Cats offense

The ‘Cats topped George Fox for the first time since 2007, snapping a 33-game losing streak to the Bruins with a 56-50 victory at Ted Wilson Gymnasium on Friday. It was a tight game throughout, ...

 
‘Cats top Bruins, fall to Boxers

In the first of two games over the weekend, Reece Gibb sank five threes in the first half and the Wildcats dominated the paint to lift Linfield to an 85-74 win over George Fox at Ted Wilson Gymnasium on ...

 
Mac outlasts South Salem to win season opener

The McMinnville boys’ basketball team held off a South Salem rally to win their season opener 70-59 on Friday night in McMinnville. “It was a great team win,” coach Willie Graham said ...

 
Mac girls win opener

Season openers always bring a mix of nervousness and excitement. They can serve as an opportunity to knock the rust off from a long offseason and a chance to see what a team can do together for the first ...

 
Dayton duo leads Pirates to Final Four

As defensive coordinators prepped for the Dayton Pirates this season, two players jumped off the screen. The running back duo of Zach Smith and Nate Arce wreaked havoc on opposing defenses all season, ...

 
’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 ...

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