Powder puff inspires senior to play football
INDEPENDENCE — Throughout her life, Central senior Reba Hoffman has always kept herself busy, from track and field to theater.
DALLAS — During the first half of a 2-1 loss to Gresham, Dallas’ girls soccer team looked sluggish. Junior Stefani Tallon wasn’t going to let that continue.
FALLS CITY — With eight freshmen and five sophomores, Falls City’s volleyball team has seen a resurgence in numbers. The dramatic increase also means the Mountaineers are among the youngest teams in the Casco League.
DALLAS — Dallas’ boys soccer squad earned a 2-2 tie against Benson on Sept. 22 before falling to Southridge 3-1 on Thursday.
Stuhr finished 10th overall at Mid-Willamette Conference Preview Meet Wednesday
CORVALLIS — Dallas senior Jesse Stuhr wasn’t satisfied last year. As a junior, Stuhr was the Dragons’ top finisher at the Mid-Willamette Conference Championships, finishing 21st overall.
Wolves held to 224 yards of total offense
PORTLAND — Facing one of the nation’s top rushing attacks, Western Oregon’s football team lost to Portland State 31-0 on Saturday. The Vikings rushed for 256 yards on the ground.
Bailey leads Perrydale to Homecoming win
PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s football squad overcame a 22-8 first quarter deficit to down Dufur 36-34 on Friday.
Central girls place second in the team standings despite missing injured runners
SISTERS — Central sophomore cross-country runner Bailie Hartford placed first overall in the girls varsity race at the Outlaw Invite, winning the 5,000-meter run in 20 minutes, 19.2 seconds on Saturday.
Sept. 30-Oct. 7
WOODBURN — For years, Dallas’ football team has been defined by one thing. “We were a physical running team, and that carried over to our defense,” Dragons coach Tracy Jackson said. “When you played Dallas, you were going to play a tough, physical game.” Entering the 2015 season, the Dragons reshaped their identity.
PERRYDALE — Since the eighth grade, senior Taylor Price has played volleyball alongside many of her fellow seniors.
INDEPENDENCE — Throughout his athletic career, Central sophomore Aaron Padilla has always loved soccer.
SILVER FALLS — Central’s boys and girls cross-country squads finished in the top five in the team standings at the Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational on Sept. 16. The girls placed third, while the boys took fifth.
FALLS CITY — The Falls City volleyball squad dropped a pair of Casco League matches. The Mountaineers lost to Perrydale 25-6, 25-11, 25-10 on Sept. 15 before falling to Willamette Valley Christian 25-22, 25-11, 25-23 on Thursday.
SEATTLE — Western Oregon sophomore David Ribich led the Wolves cross-country teams at the Sundodger Invitational on Saturday. Ribich placed 10th overall in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 24 minutes, 38.21 seconds.