DALLAS ROUNDUP: Volleyball sweeps Central

Dallas' volleyball team defeated Central.

Photo by Lukas Eggen
Dallas' volleyball team defeated Central.

INDEPENDENCE — Dallas’ volleyball team defeated Central 25-22, 25-18, 26-24 on Oct. 11. The Dragons also competed at the Seaside Tournament on Saturday, defeating Estacada and Philomath before losing to Valley Catholic.

Dallas played Woodburn Tuesday after press time. The Dragons close out the regular season Thursday at 6 p.m. against South Albany.

The Dragons entered the week with a 12-10 record overall and 6-6 mark in Mid-Willamette Conference play, good for fifth place. The top six teams advance to the postseason. The third- and fourth-place finishers will host a state play-in match. The fifth- and sixth- place finishers will go on the road for a state play-in match.

Crescent Valley entered the week in fourth place with a 7-5 mark in league play.

CROSS TAKES FIRST AT INVITATIONAL: Dallas junior boys cross-country runner Trevor Cross placed first in the Silver Varsity race at the George Fox Invitational. Cross finished with a time of 15 minutes, 47.39 seconds.

The boys placed third in the team standings.

“We had outstanding performances from Toby Ruston, Orion Knudson and Gavin Grass,” coach Monique Lankheet said. “Ryan Bibler had a great performance coming back from injury.”

Ruston finished 11th in 16:36.92, Grass took 19th in 16:53.28 and Knudson placed 38th in 17:30.14.

Bekah Rocak led the girls.

“Bekah set a new personal record and Melody and Mikayla ran tough and got big PRs,” Lankheet said. “Maddie Kennedy and Jaydin Darrington had huge PRs as well.”

Dallas will host a meet Wednesday (today) at 4 p.m. at Dallas City Park.

BOYS SOCCER FALLS TO SILVERTON: Dallas’ boys soccer team lost to Silverton 7-1 on Oct. 11. The Dragons (2-8 overall, 1-3 MWC played Central Tuesday after press time. Dallas plays at Woodburn Thursday at 6 p.m. and at South Albany Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER LOSES: Dallas’ girls soccer team lost to Silverton 6-0 on Oct. 11. The Dragons (0-9 overall, 0-4 MWC) played Central Tuesday after press time. Dallas hosts Woodburn Thursday at 4 p.m. and South Albany Tuesday at 4 p.m.

SPARTANS DEFEAT DRAGONS: Dallas’ football team lost to Corvallis 40-27 on Thursday.

Evan Courtney rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Jaret Stewart and Camden Frizelle also scored rushing touchdowns for the Dragons.

The Spartans jumped out to a 21-7 lead at the half. The Dragons pulled within one possession twice in the second half, but Corvallis answered each time.

Dallas (2-5 overall, 0-4 MWC) hosts Crescent Valley Friday at 7 p.m. It will be the team’s final home game of the season.


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