CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Panthers enter league play with 9-1 record

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s girls basketball team defeated West Albany 72-58 on Jan. 3.

The Panthers finished nonleague play with a 9-1 record and the top ranking in the OSAA’s power rankings.

Central’s lone loss came against Stayton on Dec. 20.

The Panthers opened Mid-Willamette Conference play against Lebanon Tuesday after press time. Lebanon entered league play undefeated.

Central plays at Woodburn Friday at 5:30 p.m. before hosting South Albany Tuesday at 7 p.m.

WRESTLING COMPETES IN LEAGUE MATCHES: Central’s wrestling squad competed against South Albany, Woodburn and Crescent Valley on Thursday.

The Panthers lost to South Albany 41-29 and Woodburn 38-28. Results against Crescent Valley were not available.

Noah Worthington (113 pounds), Alan Vargas (145), Cael Matta (152), and Caleb Sedlacek (285) picked up wins against South Albany. Corbin Sedlacek and Angel Huerta picked up wins by forfeit.

Ty Pearson (126), Xander Hall (195), and Corbin Sedlacek (285) earned wins against Woodburn. Worthington and Caleb Sedlacek won by forfeit.

Results from the Aloha Dual Challenge on Friday were not available.

The Panthers will compete at Corvallis Thursday at 6 p.m. before traveling to the Nick Lutz Invitational at Siuslaw High School in Florence on Saturday.


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