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Best foot forward

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.

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GIRLS SOCCER: Tallon hopes to provide spark for Dallas

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.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Senior keeping the focus on fun

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 ROUNDUP: Boys soccer earns tie against Benson

DALLAS — Dallas’ boys soccer squad earned a 2-2 tie against Benson on Sept. 22 before falling to Southridge 3-1 on Thursday.

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DALLAS CROSS-COUNTRY: Senior looks to top brother’s mark

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.

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PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Pirates hold off Dufur

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.

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CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Hartford takes first overall at Outlaw Invite

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.

Sports schedule

Sept. 30-Oct. 7

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PREP FOOTBALL: Offense breathes new fire

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.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Price playing new role

PERRYDALE — Since the eighth grade, senior Taylor Price has played volleyball alongside many of her fellow seniors.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Padilla pulling

INDEPENDENCE — Throughout his athletic career, Central sophomore Aaron Padilla has always loved soccer.

PREP CROSS-COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Central finishes in top five at invitational

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.

PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Mountaineers drop pair of matches

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.

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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Ribich finishes in top 10 at invitational

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.