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CENTRAL BOYS TENNIS: Advantage Eltelbany, Spreadbury

Panthers’ No. 1 doubles heat up the court

INDEPENDENCE — Central boys tennis players Hassan Eltelbany and Brice Spreadbury always considered themselves singles players. That all changed this spring.

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DALLAS SOFTBALL: El-Hato, Dragons explode against Raiders

CORVALLIS — Dallas senior Yasmine El-Hato has had her fair share of highlights during her softball career.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: Senior chooses baseball over gaming

MONMOUTH — Trevor Podratz “retired” in eighth grade — deciding to trade in an Xbox controller for a baseball bat — a decision that has benefitted Western Oregon’s baseball team in a big way.

FALLS CITY TRACK AND FIELD: Boys finish second at meet

WALDPORT — Falls City’s boys track and field squad finished second at the Waldport Small School meet on Friday. The girls placed fourth.

PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Softball defeats St. Paul

ST. PAUL — Perrydale's softball team defeated St. Paul 14-10 on Monday afternoon.

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DALLAS BOYS TENNIS: Dallas exceeding expectations

DALLAS — In the world of Mid-Willamette Conference boys tennis, schools like Corvallis are almost always among the league’s best.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Softball defeats Corvallis, South Albany

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s softball team cruised to a pair of Mid-Willamette Conference wins last week.

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CENTRAL BASEBALL: Senior embraces competitive nature

INDEPENDENCE — There isn’t much Central senior Luke McBeth doesn’t get competitive over — even when it’s a “friendly” game among family members.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Softball falls short at GNAC tourney

LACEY, Wash. — Western Oregon’s softball team entered Saturday needing a single victory to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament title. The Wolves couldn’t close the deal, falling to Central Washington 11-2 and 9-3. WOU opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over Concordia on Thursday and a 4-0 win over Saint Martin’s on Friday.

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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Girls tennis defeats Central

DALLAS — Dallas’ girls tennis team defeated Central 6-2 on Thursday. The match resumed after being postponed on April 22 due to weather.

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May 4-11

Dallas Pop Warner athletes honored

DALLAS – Dallas Pop Warner had 11 participants selected as Academic All-Americans for the Pop Warner Pacific Northwest Region.

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DALLAS BASEBALL: Kessler embraces multiple roles

DALLAS — Freshman Eric Kessler was confident he could make a strong case for earning a spot on Dallas’ varsity baseball squad.

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: WOU clinches spot in championships

PORTLAND — With a spot in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball tournament on the line, Western Oregon responded in a big way, winning three of four against Concordia. The Wolves won a doubleheader on April 20, winning 4-3 and 2-1 in the team’s home finale. The Wolves split with Concordia on Thursday, winning 4-2 before falling 5-0.

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CENTRAL GIRLS TENNIS: Smith works to overcome doubts

INDEPENDENCE — It seemed like smooth sailing for Central junior Kylie Smith. She cruised to a 4-1 lead in the first set of her girls tennis match against South Albany’s Lacey McLellan on April 20.