MONMOUTH — It’s a moment athletes dream about. For six former WOU athletes, it’s a dream that’s about to become reality.January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — With the regular season winding down, Dallas’ swim team is looking ahead toward districts after competing in three meets.January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — The Dallas girls basketball team is looking to prove it belongs in the discussion to be among the Mid-Willamette Conference’s top teams after splitting a pair of league contests.January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys basketball team picked up a pair of league wins last week, yet it suffered a big blow to its lineup.January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — On Dec. 12, Falls City’s boys basketball team sat in its locker room. The Mountaineers had just defeated Eddyville Charter School 45-26, the squad’s first victory in more than a full season. But there were no cheers or hollers.January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — For years, Taylor Fennell has known her role for Dallas’ girls basketball team, but that can be both a blessing and a curse.January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Friday is the deadline for nominations for the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s 58th annual Community Awards, “Community Champions.”January 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
The committee charged with narrowing the field of Dallas school superintendent applicants will be getting to work soon.January 28, 2015 10:59 a.m. read more..
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of Chris Clothier, 24, Monday night, the subject of a request from family members for police assistance after a mental issue that quickly escalated into a medical emergency.January 22, 2015 2:05 p.m. read more..
DALLAS — There was a moment when Dallas senior Brad Huey was ready to walk away from basketball.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — For nearly as long as she’s been playing basketball, Central High junior Kylie Nash has leaned on one move.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — As a young child, Beto Meza loved to watch wrestling. But he wasn’t watching Olympic wrestling — or even high school wrestling.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — As Dallas senior Nate Ludwig finished the 100-yard backstroke at the Dallas Aquatic Center on Jan. 13, he immediately looked up at the scoreboard.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
REDMOND — Central’s wrestling team took third place in its five-team pool at the Oregon Wrestling Classic on Friday and Saturday.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Entering Friday night’s girls basketball showdown, Dallas and Central looked to make an early statement in the Mid-Willamette Conference.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — A 9-0 run to open the second half helped Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team earn an 82-68 Great Northwest Athletic Conference win over Saint Martin’s on Saturday. Leading 34-29 at the half, the Wolves saw their lead extend to 43-29.January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — It was a moment players dream about and a finish neither side will likely forget. Trailing by 16 in the second half, Dallas rallied against Central to tie the game at 51, only to see the Panthers hold on for a 57-55 victory on FridayJanuary 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
The senior project was started as an answer to the state’s requirement that graduates have “personalized learning.”January 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Norman Scott remembers the days when he worked as a trap boy at the Independence Elks Gun Club.January 14, 2015 1:35 p.m. read more..
*New teen book club to meet at library*Reception for art exhibit set at WOU*Basketball game pits fire vs. police*Free knitting clinic slated for Saturday*Historical society's annual meeting set*Fundraiser will aid James2 program*Bible study event will begin Monday*Teen aviation event taking registrationJanuary 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Taking the best elements of jazz and transforming them to a modern classical strings sound is what Turtle Island Quartet does best.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — While growing up, the water had always been an escape for senior Sabrina Cedillo. Now, as a captain for the Central High girls swimming team, she’s out to share that feeling with as many people as possible.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — Junior Brant Barnes doesn’t fill up the stat book. Yet, he’s one of Perrydale’s most important players — and most respected leaders.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — For two quarters, Central’s girls basketball team looked like what coach Julie McDonald expects to see.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Central High graduate Tanner Omlid is watching the remainder of the 2014-15 basketball season from the bench after suffering a knee injury on Nov. 25. He was declared out for the season on Dec. 9. Omlid played in five games for Army’s basketball team before suffering a right knee injury. The 6-foot-3 sophomore averaged 6.6 points per game and had 11 steals. — Dallas High graduates Kaj Christensen (Class of 2014) and Jacob Rorem (Class of 2013) recently completed the 2014 football season on a successful note at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. Both players started every game at defensive tackle for the Corsairs. Christensen, a 6-foot, 260-pound freshman, finished the season with 36 tackles, 4½ sacks, 7½ tackles for a loss and one fumble recovery. He was named to the All-Pacific-7 Conference first team for his play. “The conference was loaded at the position from top to bottom, so it was great to see Kaj get in there,” College of the Redwoods coach Taylor Breitzman said. “He didn’t have stats that blew people away, but he was just so disruptive and difficult to block week in and week out that people took notice.” Rorem, a 6-1, 290-pound redshirt freshman, finished the season with 28 tackles, 1½ sacks and 5½ tackles for a loss. — Cody Jones of Dallas is a member of the 2014-15 wrestling team at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Jones, a 2010 graduate of Dallas High School, is a redshirt junior for the Raiders. He has been competing at 174 pounds this season. Jones won three matches and reached the consolation semifinals at the Menlo College Invitational on Jan. 3 in Atherton, Calif., as the Raiders, who are ranked No. 2 nationally at the NAIA level, placed third at the tournament. — Central High graduate Grant Hedrick recently completed the 2014 football season at Boise State. Hedrick helped the Broncos to a 38-30 win over Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. Hedrick threw for 309 yards and a touchdown. He finished his career with a 70.2 completion percentage, a program record. He finished sixth in program history in completions (475), passing yards (5,656), attempts (677) and total offense (6,627 yards). — Information for College Notebook comes from college and university sports information departments. To submit an item or a tip for an upcoming College Notebook, send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sports Editor Lukas Eggen at 503-623-2373 or email@example.com.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Some new faces broke through for the Dallas wrestling team on Saturday during the Dragons’ lone home tournament of the season.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ boys and girls swim teams lost a nonleague dual meet to Blanchet on Thursday at the Dallas Aquatic Center.January 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — From the moment Kyler Fleming arrived to play with Central’s boys basketball team, the Panthers’ coaching staff knew he could be something special.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — When sophomore Jordan Mottershaw arrived at Western Oregon University last season, it wasn’t the speed of the game that was her biggest adjustment. Nor was it living on her own, or attending college classes for the first time.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Dallas Police arrested four people Dec. 29 following a search of a home where officers found drugs, guns and stolen property.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONROE — Perrydale’s boys basketball team kicked off 2015 in style, defeating Monroe 58-14 on Saturday.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
iLumiDance, the new show featuring Rainbow Dance Theatre’s ensemble of virtuoso dancers, is comprised of works that feature the interplay of dance and illumination.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONROE — The Perrydale girls basketball team won its final nonleague contest in thrilling fashion, defeating Monroe 60-56 in overtime on Saturday. The Pirates rallied from a 31-20 halftime deficit to force the extra period.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — For the past few years, Perrydale senior Sarah Nelson has been among the Pirates’ most consistent athletes, regardless of sport.January 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Effective immediately, Salem Health is limiting visitors at West Valley Hospital in Dallas and Salem Hospital to protect patients from the flu virus.January 2, 2015 3:42 p.m. read more..