Panthers' boys basketball squad loses key starter
INDEPENDENCE – Central’s boys basketball team suffered a big loss on Tuesday, as senior Kyler Fleming broke his left hand during practice.
Dallas senior improving fast
DALLAS — There was a moment when Dallas senior Brad Huey was ready to walk away from basketball.
Central guard becoming an all-around threat
INDEPENDENCE — For nearly as long as she’s been playing basketball, Central High junior Kylie Nash has leaned on one move.
Senior introduced to the real world of competitive wrestling
INDEPENDENCE — As a young child, Beto Meza loved to watch wrestling. But he wasn’t watching Olympic wrestling — or even high school wrestling.
Ludwig wins close race in 100 backstroke as boys squad earns 45-40 victory
DALLAS — As Dallas senior Nate Ludwig finished the 100-yard backstroke at the Dallas Aquatic Center on Jan. 13, he immediately looked up at the scoreboard.
Panthers finish third in pool at Oregon Wrestling Classic
REDMOND — Central’s wrestling team took third place in its five-team pool at the Oregon Wrestling Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Central keeps Dragons’ offense in check during 51-36 victory on Friday
INDEPENDENCE — Entering Friday night’s girls basketball showdown, Dallas and Central looked to make an early statement in the Mid-Willamette Conference.
Central hits late free throws to secure league victory over Dragons
DALLAS — It was a moment players dream about and a finish neither side will likely forget. Trailing by 16 in the second half, Dallas rallied against Central to tie the game at 51, only to see the Panthers hold on for a 57-55 victory on Friday
Men’s basketball improves to 6-1 in conference play, remains in first place
MONMOUTH — A 9-0 run to open the second half helped Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team earn an 82-68 Great Northwest Athletic Conference win over Saint Martin’s on Saturday. Leading 34-29 at the half, the Wolves saw their lead extend to 43-29.
Julian Nichols * Kaj Bansen
BOISE, Idaho — Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick has been selected to compete in the College Gridiron Showcase on Jan. 31.
Brunner helped build Invitational from the ground up
DALLAS — If there’s one thing Janet Brunner misses the most, it’s the dimming of the lights.
CHS senior feels at home in water
INDEPENDENCE — While growing up, the water had always been an escape for senior Sabrina Cedillo. Now, as a captain for the Central High girls swimming team, she’s out to share that feeling with as many people as possible.
Coach wants junior to get aggressive
PERRYDALE — Junior Brant Barnes doesn’t fill up the stat book. Yet, he’s one of Perrydale’s most important players — and most respected leaders.