The city of Falls City may have to get creative to come up with a plan to repair or replace the Dayton Street Bridge.October 28, 2015 11:30 a.m. read more..
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Sophomore David Ribich led Western Oregon’s men’s cross-country team to a fourth-place finish at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday.October 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team defeated Lebanon 4-0 on Oct. 20 before falling to Crescent Valley 1-0 on Thursday. The Panthers played Woodburn Tuesday after press time.October 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas junior Emmalee Jones wasn’t used to being the “go-to” player. “I’ve never been one of the key players,” Jones said. That’s all changed during the 2015 season. “I got more playing time this year and I’m finding ways to actually help the team, whereas in the past, I’ve relied on everybody else.” Jones, a midfielder, has become a constant presence on the field during a season that’s seen multiple injuries force a number of lineup changes. “She’s the epitome of what our entire team is,” Dallas coach Kirk Myrold said. “The girls have had to take on different roles and learn new responsibilities. I have trust in what she can do and know she’s going to give it her all no matter what she’s doing for you.” Myrold hopes Jones leads the Dragons to postseason success. Dallas hosted South Albany Tuesday after press time in its final regular season match. The Dragons already clinched a spot in the OSAA Class 5A play-in round and entered Tuesday’s match in fourth place in the Mid-Willamette Conference. A victory on Tuesday meant a home match in the play-in round on Saturday. A loss meant going on the road. See online for updates. No matter where they play, Myrold said the girls — with players like Jones leading the charge — will be ready to show their true potential. “We’ve practiced and played this entire year for our play-in game,” Myrold said. “We want to prove and show everybody this is what we’ve done all year and this is what we can do.” VOLLEYBALL ADVANCES TO PLAY-IN: The Dallas volleyball squad lost its final two matches of the regular season, but held on for a sixth-place finish in the MWC. The Dragons (10-12 overall, 5-9 MWC) lost to Lebanon 24-26, 25-23, 25-10, 25-18 on Oct. 20 and to Silverton 25-18, 25-14, 28-30, 25-18 on Thursday. Dallas ended the regular season on a five-match losing streak. The Dragons played at Churchill Tuesday after press time in the play-in round. The winner advances to the state tournament. Visit www.polkio.com for results. BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY NARROWLY MISSES STATE: The Dallas boys cross-country team saw its bid to qualify for the state cross-country meet fall short, finishing fourth at the Mid-Willamette Conference Championships on Oct. 21. The Dragons finished with 109 points, five behind Crescent Valley. The top three teams advanced to state. Freshman Trevor Cross and senior Justin Huxel led the Dragons, finishing in 18th and 19th overall in 17 minutes, 26.69 seconds and 17:26.94, respectively. Seniors Cody Tilgner (22nd, 17:27.65), T.J. Cross (23rd, 17:27.98) and Isaiah Letney (27th, 17:31.21) rounded out Dallas’ top-five finishers. The Dragons’ girls team finished sixth. Senior Elizabeth Sutton led the girls in 14th place with a time of 21:06.30. Seniors Angie Sletten (27th, 22:01.36), Anneka Bloomstrom (29th, 22:07.03), Alyssa Miller (32nd, 22:09.92) and freshman Peyton Fast (37th, 22:45.95) rounded out the Dragons’ scorers. BOYS SOCCER ENDS SEASON: Dallas’ boys soccer team dropped a pair of league matches, falling to Silverton 3-0 on Oct. 20 before losing to Corvallis 7-1 on Friday. The Dragons (1-10-2 overall, 0-6 MWC) played at South Albany Tuesday after press time in the team’s final match of the season.October 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — The Central Panthers are growing up at the right time.October 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
SALEM — The Pirates are playoff bound.October 28, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
A task force formed to examine and improve so-called fifth-year programs is working toward a recommendation in hopes of keeping them as an option for students.October 21, 2015 3:28 p.m. read more..
Hadley had spent 27 years in other people’s kitchens. While he said he enjoyed the work — for the most part — it began to wear on him as restaurants he worked at became more and more focused on money and less focused on food.October 21, 2015 11:47 a.m. read more..
BLACHLY — Jeremy Labrado hit Dylan Young for a 54-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to help give the Falls City football team a 24-21 win over Triangle Lake on Friday. Labrado threw for two touchdowns, while Zach Weems rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown to lead the Mountaineers.October 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — Freshman running back Malik Braxton ran for 131 yards to help lead Western Oregon to a 31-25 Homecoming win over Central Washington on Saturday.October 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
SILVERTON — Central’s girls cross-country team took first out of three teams at Silverton High School on Oct. 14. Sophomore Bailie Hartford (19 minutes, 46.4 seconds), junior Abby McBeth (20:43.0) and senior Jamie Smith (20:51.2) took second, third and fourth, respectively to lead the Panthers.October 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — The Dallas football team went back to basics during its 20-0 win over Crescent Valley on Friday on Homecoming night.October 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Moments after Central’s 20-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-20 loss to Silverton on Thursday, senior Kylie Nash was all smiles, joking with her teammates.October 21, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
*Fundraiser slated for Thursday*Old-time fiddlers to perform in Falls City*Turkey shot is Titus 3 fundraiser*Wagner collecting 'Food for Fines"*Wine, Cheese tasting downtown*Monmouth park breaking ground*Library features art of mother and sonOctober 14, 2015 11:56 a.m. read more..
A Central High student has been referred on a charge of disorderly conduct after making a threat of violence against another student at the school.October 14, 2015 11:21 a.m. read more..
GERVAIS — Dallas’ boys cross-country team placed seventh at the George Fox XC Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Trevor Cross placed 24th overall in 17 minutes, 22 seconds to lead the Dragons. Senior Cody Tilgner placed 55th in 17:52.1.October 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
CORVALLIS — The Central volleyball team earned a 25-15, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 15-5 road victory over Crescent Valley on Oct. 7.October 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
The school year is off to a great start, and we already have quite a bit to celebrate.October 14, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
Diane and Paul Telfer, volunteers for the Red Cross, got back from a 16-day deployment near Napa Valley, Calif. They worked on disaster assessment for the 80,000-acre “Valley Fire,” which killed four people and burned 1,200 homes to the ground.October 7, 2015 3:31 p.m. read more..
*Create skeleton masks at art class*Diabetes class at Flaming Medical*Celebrate upcoming expansion of center*Apple festival at Brunk House*Pink tea raises money for ACS*Do-si-do your partner at Guthrie*Bambinos benefit is this Saturday*Find a creative side at Boondocks*Register now for teen aviation event*Breakfast Sunday at Buell GrangeOctober 7, 2015 2:51 p.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central cross-country coach Eli Cirino knows saying goodbye to any senior class is difficult. This year, four of the team’s seniors — Jamie Smith, Darien Hume, Tucker Engle and Rex Omlid — will be especially hard.October 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — Falls City’s volleyball team earned a 25-7, 25-14, 25-8 victory over C.S. Lewis on Thursday. Autumn Johnson scored 11 points in the second set, while Shilah Metzler added two aces.October 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Growing up, Alex Dowdell always wanted to play a sport.October 7, 2015 11 a.m. read more..