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2015 ALL-REGION FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sacking the competition

Junior dominates on defense

INDEPENDENCE — Central junior Marlon Tuipulotu isn’t one to brag. Yet, during his three-year football career, the defensive lineman has become one of the state’s best defensive players — and one of the nation’s top defensive lineman prospects.

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Avgi, Wolves not dwelling in the past

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Andy Avgi doesn’t like to spend time thinking about the past.

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PERRYDALE FOOTBALL: Pirates lose heartbreaker to Dufur

HILLSBORO — All that stood between Perrydale and a trip to the 1A state title game was 6 yards.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Ribich places 67th

JOPLIN, Mo. — Western Oregon sophomore cross-country runner David Ribich finished 67th at the NCAA Division II Cross-country National Championship race on Saturday at Joplin, Mo.

Sports Schedule

Nov. 27-Dec. 2



2015 All-Region Football Team

The All-Region football team was selected by the Itemizer-Observer Sports Editor Lukas Eggen along with heavy input from area coaches.

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Senior loves to be in the action

INDEPENDENCE — From the volleyball court to the softball field, senior Kylie Nash is at home when the pressure is on.

PERRYDALE FOOTBALL: Pirates rally to advance to semifinals

WALLOWA — Trailing 30-8 against Wallowa midway the through the third quarter on Saturday, Perrydale’s season stood on the brink.

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WESTERN OREGON CROSS-COUNTRY: Ribich races to success

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon sophomore cross-country runner David Ribich wasn’t about to let history repeat itself. After failing to make the

Newberry left mark on Dallas football

DALLAS — Like many Dragon fans, Cap Newberry loved to watch that Dallas football team battle every Friday night.


All-Region volleyball team

CENTRAL FOOTBALL: Crater rallies for win to eliminate Panthers

CENTRAL POINT — The Central football team pushed Crater to the brink before falling 24-21 in the quarterfinals of the 5A state playoffs on Friday.

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WESTERN OREGON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Bromagem, Wolves look for breakout season

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Michelle Bromagem entered the 2014-15 season as a walk-on for the women’s basketball team. After playing at Linn-Benton Community College, Bromagem had hopes of quickly earning a role on Western Oregon’s main rotation.

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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Wolves drop season finale

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s football team lost its final game of the season, falling to Humboldt State 29-13 on Saturday.