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Dallas puts league on notice

DALLAS — The last time Dallas’ softball team squared off against Central, it was a defensive battle with the Dragons pulling out a 2-1 victory.

Falls City ready to climb to state

FALLS CITY — When junior Jeremy Labrado arrived in Eugene for the 1A state track and field championships last May, he was overwhelmed.

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For more than love of the game

INDEPENDENCE — When Central senior Chris Polanco steps onto the tennis court, he’s playing for more than himself.

WOU ROUNDUP: WOU to host NCAA Division II West Regional in 2019

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon will host the NCAA Division II West Regional in cross-country in 2019 and 2021.

PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Lux takes first at Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Perrydale’s girls track and field team placed fifth at Sheridan on Thursday. The boys finished seventh.

DALLAS ROUNDUP: Boys track and field takes first

FLORENCE — Dallas’ boys track and field team took first at the Central Coast Invitational on Friday. The girls finished second.

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CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Softball wins three of four league games

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s softball team defeated Crescent Valley 22-1 on April 18 and Silverton 6-4 on Thursday before falling to Dallas 13-0 on Friday. The Panthers also beat Lebanon 8-7 on Monday.

Sports Schedule

April 26-May 3

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Panthers on the prowl

INDEPENDENCE — Last year, Central’s baseball team struggled to find its identity. With a 12-14 record overall and 10-11 mark in Mid-Willamette Conference play, the Panthers showed they could be a threat — but not consistently. They’re out to change that perception in 2017.

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Dragons excited to show off depth

DALLAS — Dallas’ girls golf team has seen success in recent years, thanks in part to senior Kailee Curtis, who has earned her spot among the state’s best golfers. The rest of the players want to show that they are ready to do the same.

Perrydale trio excels at Invitational

BANKS — Competing at a meet with 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A schools, Perrydale’s track and field teams were looking to make a statement at the Rob Frank Invitational at Banks High School on Saturday.

WOU ROUNDUP: Baseball takes three of four from Montana State Billings

BILLINGS, Mont. — Western Oregon’s baseball team won three of four games against Montana State Billings. WOU won 14-7 and 8-7 on Friday before splitting the final two games, losing 18-2 and winning 8-3 on Saturday.

DALLAS ROUNDUP: Softball extends win streak

LEBANON — Dallas’ softball team extended its win streak to five games as the Dragons defeated South Albany 10-0 on April 11 and Lebanon 15-8 on Thursday.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Softball rolls to victories

ALBANY — Central’s softball team earned a trio of victories. The Panthers defeated Woodburn 19-3 on April 11 before beating South Albany 6-2 and 17-4 on Thursday. The Panthers entered the week with a 7-5 record overall and a 3-3 mark in Mid-Willamette Conference play, good for fourth place.

Houghtaling leads Mountaineers

AURORA — Falls City’s track and field team competed at the North Marion JV Invite on Thursday.



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