Central senior Kyler Fleming injures hand

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.

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CLASS 5A PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Huey is coming up big

Dallas senior improving fast

DALLAS — There was a moment when Dallas senior Brad Huey was ready to walk away from basketball.

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CLASS 5A PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: In the driver's seat

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.

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CLASS 5A PREP WRESTLING: Meza ready for final shot at state

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.

PREP SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Short-handed Dallas boys earn win

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.

PREP WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Central trio excels at Redmond

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.

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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Defense paves way for Panthers win

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.

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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers survive fourth quarter rally

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

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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Wolves use second-half surge in win

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.

Athlete of the Week

Julian Nichols * Kaj Bansen

Hedrick to take part in showcase

BOISE, Idaho — Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick has been selected to compete in the College Gridiron Showcase on Jan. 31.

Sports Schedule

Jan. 21-28

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CLASS 5A PREP WRESTLING: Passing the torch

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.

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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.

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CLASS 2A PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Finding some attitude

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.