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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Dragons look to toughen up

DALLAS — Dallas’ boys basketball coach Trent Schwartz had one message for his players: It’s time to get tough.

CENTRAL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bara, Panthers look to continue growth, strong start to season

INDEPENDENCE — When Lexy Barba was a freshman on Central’s girls basketball team, she was hesitant to score.

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A second chance

MONMOUTH — From the moment he finished his senior season at Western Oregon in 2016, Devon Alexander has had his sight set on playing professional basketball — no matter where in the world it would take him.

Panthers announce hiring of three coaches

INDEPENDENCE – Central High School’s athletic department announced the hiring of three new coaches for spring sports.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Writing his own chapter

MONMOUTH — Basketball is more than a hobby in the Triano family. It’s a way of life.

WOU rallies to support Team Lucy

MONMOUTH — The Walkers have been a part of the Western Oregon community for decades.

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Gallant living the dream

If there was one thing Brendon Gallant was sure would happen in his life it was owning a bicycle shop.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: WOU hopes the process pays off

MONMOUTH — During Holli Howard-Carpenter’s tenure as head coach of Western Oregon University’s women’s basketball team, the Wolves have struggled to find success in the win column.

PREP BASKETBALL: Ehlers ready to lead Dallas

DALLAS — When Dallas High School began its search for a new girls basketball coach, Tim Ehlers was ready to take his shot.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wolves on the hunt for tourney berth

MONMOUTH — When senior Tanner Omlid arrived at Western Oregon University two years ago, the men’s basketball team was about to embark on its historic run to the Final Four.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Mountaineers fall in semifinals

HILLSBORO — Falls City’s football team’s ride in the state playoffs came to an end on Saturday.

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2017 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Heroic Effort

Abraham dedicates season to his hero

INDEPENDENCE — When Central senior Isaiah Abraham scored the game-winning touchdown against Glencoe, he raised a finger to the sky.

PREP FOOTBALL: Dufur eliminates Falls City

HILLSBORO -- Falls City's football team's run in the 1A state playoffs came to an end on Saturday. No. 2 Dufur defeated the sixth-seeded Mountaineers 58-28 in the semifinals at Liberty High School.

2017 ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL TEAM 

All-Region Volleyball Team

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PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City advances to semis

ROSEBURG — There was something different about Falls City’s football team. Something that players recognized from the first day of practice.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wolves hungry for progress

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s women’s basketball team’s 81-70 victory over Dixie State on Saturday during the WOU/Hampton Inn D2 Shootout may not go down as the team’s highlight of the year.

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2017 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Set up for success

DALLAS — Among the words used to describe Emma Classen, loud isn’t one you’re likely to hear often.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Dragons fall to state champions in quarterfinals

HILLSBORO — Dallas’ volleyball team’s magical ride ended in the quarterfinals of the 5A state tournament at Liberty High School.

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COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY

Ribich wins individual title, men’s team places third

MONMOUTH — From the moment the season began, Western Oregon University’s men’s cross-country team had this race circled.

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PREP CROSS-COUNTRY: Dragons place eighth at state

EUGENE — For the first time in more than three decades, Dallas’ boys cross-country team approached the starting line at the OSAA 5A state cross-country championships on Saturday at Lane Community College.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Mountaineers headed to quarterfinals

FALLS CITY — The Mountaineers aren’t done climbing yet.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Central upset in first round

INDEPENDENCE — It wasn’t the ending anyone on Central’s boys soccer team was expecting.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Pirates fall to Joseph in second round of state playoffs

JOSEPH — Perrydale’s volleyball team saw its season come to a close on Saturday. The Pirates lost to Joseph 25-20, 25-15, 21-25, 25-15 in the second round of the 1A state playoffs.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Dallas advances to quarterfinals

EUGENE — On paper, Dallas’ volleyball team isn’t supposed to be here. Just don’t tell that to the Dragons.

PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City to host Echo in first round

FALLS CITY — Falls City football coach Laric Cook had been waiting for his players to put it all together.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers lose to top-seeded Summit in first round

BEND — Facing the top seed in the state, Central’s volleyball team lost to Summit 25-19, 25-16, 25-20 in the first round of the OSAA Class 5A state playoffs on Saturday.

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Central opens playoffs against Marist

INDEPENDENCE — After the high of clinching a share of the Mid-Willamette Conference title, Central’s boys soccer team suffered a letdown, falling to Woodburn 2-1 on Oct. 24.

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Boys, girls face difficult path to state

On paper, Central’s boys and girls cross-country teams have a difficult challenge ahead of them to finish in the top three and qualify for state at the Mid-Willamette Conference district meet Thursday at Willamette Mission State Park in Gervais.

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Perrydale to host Damascus Christian in first round

Perrydale’s volleyball team will host Damascus Christian Wednesday (today) at 6 p.m. in the first round of the 1A state playoffs.

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Panthers top Spartans to clinch league title

Winning a league title isn’t just something Central’s boys soccer team wanted to do. It was something it needed to do.

Wolves win men’s title

In the world of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference cross-country, Alaska Anchorage has reigned supreme.

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Running men

Dallas’ home meet on Oct. 18 was a relatively laid-back affair for the Dragons’ boys cross-country team.

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BOYS SOCCER: Panthers defeat Spartans

INDEPENDENCE – One kick – and a little good fortune – was all Central’s boys soccer team needed.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City beats Yoncalla 84-32

FALLS CITY — Fresh off an 84-32 victory over Yoncalla on Friday, Falls City’s football coach Laric Cook had one message for his team: We can do better.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Best foot forward

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team has been here before. The Panthers have been on the cusp of a special season, only to see it end sooner than expected.

COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Ribich, Wolves ready to go on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s top cross-country runners have been waiting for this moment.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Warriors top Panthers

INDEPENDENCE – It was an almost perfect start for Central’s football team Thursday night against Lebanon.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Dragons net first league win in six years

DALLAS — It was a match that senior boys soccer player Michael Davison yearned for — not just for himself — but for the program.

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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Wolves hungry for more

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior Mariella Vandenkooy knew the sacrifices would be worth it.

Toastmasters Club begins Tuesday

Dallas resident Ed Dressel knows many people dread public speaking.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels rally in fourth quarter to stun Dragons

DALLAS — Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas’ football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season on Homecoming night.

Perrydale football rolls to victory

PERRYDALE — When the season first began, Perrydale’s football team was far from polished.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Savage towers above competition

DALLAS — Senior volleyball player Tristin Savage towers above her teammates. But she didn’t always have all the pieces necessary to turn into a dominanting presence on the court.

Rebels rally to stun Dragons

DALLAS -- Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas' football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers survive Dragons’ rally

DALLAS — Football is a game of inches.

Knudson, cross-country team, keep eye on the prize

DALLAS — When Dallas junior Orion Knudson joined the cross-country team as a sophomore, he wasn’t exactly a distance runner.

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COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Nading ready to own his destiny

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University junior cross-country runner Dustin Nading was looking for a way back to the Northwest.

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Booster Club kicks off turf fundraiser

DALLAS — The Dallas Booster Club officially kicked off its campaign to raise funds for a turf field at Dallas High School on Friday prior to the Central vs. Dallas football game.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Injuries challenge Panthers

INDEPENDENCE — The first half of Mid-Willamette Conference play has not been kind to Central’s volleyball team.

PREP FOOTBALL: Central hangs on to beat Dallas

DALLAS -- It was an ending fit for a rivalry.

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