As of Wednesday, February 24, 2016
GRESHAM — Dallas junior Jolie-Rae Ford placed sixth in the finals of the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races at the OSAA state swimming championships on Saturday.
Ford finished with a time of 2 minutes, 1.47 seconds in the 200 and 5:28.91 in the 500.
Senior Elizabeth Dressel narrowly missed qualifying for the finals in the 100 butterfly, placing seventh (1:03.43).
“It was a good showing by two experienced swimmers,” Dallas coach David Morelli said. “I was pleased Liz qualified for state this year, since it is her senior year, and very pleased she swam her best race at the end of her long and successful swimming career here in Dallas.”
GIRLS BASKETBALL DEFEATS CRESCENT VALLEY: Sparked by a strong third quarter, Dallas’ girls basketball team defeated Crescent Valley 52-49 on Feb. 19 and moved into a tie with Central for third place in the Mid-Willamette Conference.
The Dragons outscored the Raiders 18-5 in the third quarter, taking a 40-31 lead into the fourth, and held on for the victory. Sarah Zwicker scored 17 points, while Tristin Savage added 12 points and seven rebounds. Dallas (12-10 overall, 7-5 MWC) played Lebanon Tuesday after press time. The Dragons close out the regular season by hosting Silverton Friday at 7 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL DROPS PAIR OF CLOSE GAMES: Dallas’ boys basketball squad lost a pair of heartbreakers, falling to Crescent Valley 49-46 on Feb. 17 and Redmond 44-42 on Friday. Senior Everett Minahan scored 18 points to lead the Dragons against the Raiders, and Mitchell Laizure added 12 points. Minahan scored 21 points against Redmond. Dallas (7-15 overall, 3-9 MWC) played Lebanon Tuesday after press time. The Dragons play at Silverton on Friday to end the regular season.