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CLASS 2A PREP VOLLEYBALL: Serving up aces

Senior overcoming injuries to lead Pirates

PERRYDALE — On the volleyball court, Perrydale High senior Sarah Nelson stands among the leaders of her team.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Central wins shootout with Bend

Riddell rushes for nearly 300 yards and five touchdowns during win

INDEPENDENCE — Central High made its Class 5A debut a memorable one, defeating Bend 46-34 Friday night at Panther Stadium.

PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Dallas wins tourney title

Dragons go 5-0 in Portland to win championship

PORTLAND — Dallas opened its 2014 volleyball season by going undefeated en route to winning the Madison Tournament championship Saturday.

PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Central boys cruise to win

Panthers see five players score in blowout win

COTTAGE GROVE — Central scored four goals in the first half as the Panthers’ boys soccer squad defeated Cottage Grove 5-0 on Thursday.

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CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: Dallas ‘disappointed’ with loss

Dragons’ fourth quarter rally falls short against Crater

DALLAS — Coming off an eight-win season, expectations are high for the Dallas High football team. But after a 28-20 loss to Crater on Friday, the Dragons are now facing an early-season test.

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CLASS 5A PREP GIRLS SOCCER

Failures keep Orozco driven

INDEPENDENCE — Central High senior Alexis Orozco grew up loving soccer. Before she could walk, her parents had her on the sidelines for games that her father played in and coached.

WOU ROUNDUP: WOU football falls in thriller

Bergman throws for 413 yards and three touchdowns in losing effort

HILLSBORO — Western Oregon quarterback Ryan Bergman threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns, but the Wolves lost to Portland State 45-38 Saturday night at Hillsboro Stadium. The game was a matchup between NCAA Division II WOU and FCS PSU.

PREP CROSS-COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Central places at invitational

TURNER — Led by three runners finishing in the top 10, Central’s girls cross-country squad won the 13-team Darrel Deedon Cascade Invitational on Thursday.

Correction

In the 2014 Fall Sports Preview, the Dallas volleyball story titled “Seniors lead experienced Dragons squad”, the photo of Brianna Classen was misidentified as Danielle Remington The I-O regrets the error.

Sports Schedule

Sept. 10-17

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 Cross-Country: Dallas, Central at Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational, Silver Falls State Park, 4 p.m.

Athlete of the Week

Ryan Bergman * Wes Riddell

Ryan Bergman * Wes Riddell

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Fall Sports Guide out now!

Check out the Itemizer-Observer's Fall Sports Guide.

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COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Holloway, Stuckey look to break out

Juniors ready to race for a spot in the Division II cross-country championship

INDEPENDENCE — Western Oregon junior Zach Holloway is dreaming big. And he’s ready to make those dreams a reality.

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COLLEGE SOCCER: Best foot forward

Western Oregon aims to continue building program

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon soccer coach Steve Ancheta knows what state the program was in when he arrived 2011.

Sports Schedule

Sept. 3-10

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 Volleyball: Delphian at Perrydale, 3 p.m. Western Oregon at Seattle Pacific (exhibition), 5 p.m. Portland Lutheran at Perrydale, 6 p.m.

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