AZUSA, Calif. — Competing in two states, Western Oregon’s track and field team saw strong performances from several athletes. Sophomore David Ribich set a new school record in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., on Saturday. Ribich finished with a time of 3 minutes, 43.41 seconds, a personal best by seven seconds and breaking the old school mark of 3:44.27 set by West Tilgner in 1987. The time is the second fastest in the Division II level so far this season.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — For almost as long as he’s been in school, Perrydale senior Keenan Bailey couldn’t wait until high school to get his shot to leave an athletic legacy for the Pirates.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND — Falls City’s girls track and field squad placed ninth at the Portland Christian Invitational on Saturday.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys track and field team took first at the John Oliver Invitational on Friday.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — With the Mid-Willamette Conference district track and field meet quickly approaching, Dallas’ boys and girls track and field teams have their sights set on a strong showing.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — It seemed like smooth sailing for Central junior Kylie Smith. She cruised to a 4-1 lead in the first set of her girls tennis match against South Albany’s Lacey McLellan on April 20.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
PORTLAND — With a spot in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball tournament on the line, Western Oregon responded in a big way, winning three of four against Concordia. The Wolves won a doubleheader on April 20, winning 4-3 and 2-1 in the team’s home finale. The Wolves split with Concordia on Thursday, winning 4-2 before falling 5-0.April 27, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
The Central School District’s budget for 2016-17 is up from last year by 2 percent overall.April 26, 2016 noon read more..
FALLS CITY — It was during a break at Falls City’s track and field team’s first meet on March 17 that Kings Valley senior Ryan Macnab questioned what he was doing.April 20, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
SHERIDAN — Perrydale’s boys and girls track and field teams took fifth at Willamina on Thursday. Senior Taylor Price won the 100-meter hurdles in 17.80 seconds and placed second in the 300 hurdles in 54.79 seconds to lead the girls.April 20, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
LACEY, Wash. — Western Oregon’s baseball team went 6-0 against Saint Martin’s last week. The Wolves opened with 11-1 and 8-4 wins on April 13 before winning 20-6 and 4-2 on Sunday, and 8-0 and 7-4 on Sunday.April 20, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central junior Jori Kerr was just getting used to playing in the outfield. She had solidified her spot as one of the Panthers’ most dependable gloves.April 20, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — It took a rivalry game to snap Dallas’ softball team out of a mini funk. The Dragons defeated Central 8-2 on Friday, breaking a two-game losing streak after opening the week with a 4-2 loss to Silverton on April 12.April 20, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
Polk is one of 17 counties planning to sue the federal government following the release of the resource management plan for the Bureau of Land Management’s lands in Western Oregon.April 14, 2016 2:03 p.m. read more..
FALLS CITY — In the last three years, Falls City School District’s enrollment has increased by 36 students, according to the latest enrollment numbers. That doesn’t seem like a big jump, but for a district with fewer than 200 students, it’s notable.April 13, 2016 noon read more..
DALLAS — Fair Manager Tina Andersen often jokes that parts of the buildings out at the Polk County Fairgrounds are “held together with paint.” She’s kidding — mostly.April 13, 2016 noon read more..
DALLAS — For Dallas senior Tucker Weaver, there’s no time quite like the start of baseball season.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
ALOHA — Perrydale senior Logan Shamblin won the boys 3,000-meter run in 10 minutes, 23.97 seconds at the Life Invitational on Thursday.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — Dallas’ girls tennis squad lost a pair of conference matchups last week. The Dragons opened the week losing to South Albany 4-4, falling on a tiebreaker (9-8 sets won) on April 5.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
PERRYDALE — One glimpse into Perrydale senior Hannah Amador’s family and it’s of little surprise she has emerged as the Pirates’ softball team’s starting pitcher. Pitching is something of a family tradition in the Amador family.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — In the time before Western Oregon pitcher Brady Miller takes the field, he’s blasting tunes to get him pumped up. His artist of choice? Katy Perry.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — The moments before the gun goes off signaling the start of a race may seem like just seconds to the crowd, but it can seem like an eternity for those waiting to compete.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
ALOHA — Falls City seniors Ryan Macnab and Brittany Varney led the Mountaineers’ track and field team at the Life Invitational on Thursday.April 13, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s softball team bounced back from a 6-0 loss to Dallas on Thursday to defeat Crescent Valley 16-6 on Friday.April 6, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Western Oregon’s baseball team won all four games against Central Washington on Saturday and Sunday.April 6, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
ESTACADA — Falls City senior Brittany Varney placed first in the girls discus at the Estacada Small School Invite on Saturday. Varney won the event with a throw of 92 feet, 5 inchesApril 6, 2016 11 a.m. read more..
DALLAS — The Dallas High School softball team began league play with a pair of convincing victories. The Dragons defeated rival Central 6-0 on Thursday before downing South Albany 11-1 on Friday. Dallas, which also defeated Woodburn 27-0 on March 29, outscored opponents 44-1 last week.April 6, 2016 11 a.m. read more..