Great American Eclipse Countdown:



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Rolling down the river

Great Willamette River Raft Race attracts teams for relaxing, fun day on the water

INDEPENDENCE — Waves collided against the shore. Sailors held on for dear life.

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COLLEGE SOCCER: Wolves ready to go on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s soccer program showed flashes of potential in 2016, but finished 5-11-1 overall.

Quick hits

Quick hits

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Rodeo provides thrills

RICKREALL – The Rough Stock Rodeo had all the pulse-pounding excitement rodeo fans have come to expect on Thursday night.

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Raising the bar

MONMOUTH — Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.

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Rough Stock Rodeo returns Thursday

POLK COUNTY — Ride ’em cowboy. The Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo returns Thursday at 7 p.m. As cowboys and cowgirls compete, expect to see fans flock to the rodeo arena for some high-speed excitement.

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Wolves ready for trial by fire

MONMOUTH — The 2016 season was always going to be a transitional one for Western Oregon’s volleyball team. A new coach, Tommy Gott, meant learning a new system and new expectations.

Dallas swim coach steps down

DALLAS — Dallas High School swim coach Dave Morelli will not return for the 2017-18 season.

Highburger earns preseason honor

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon linebacker Bo Highburger was named to College Football America 2017 Yearbook Division II defensive starting lineup.

Cross Creek women’s club results

DALLAS — Cross Creek Women’s Club results for July 31.

Cross Creek men’s club results

DALLAS — Cross Creek’s men’s club results for Aug. 1:

Registration open for 5K fun run

DALLAS — Registration is open now for the 5K Solar Run on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The race will begin at Lyle Elementary School, 185 SW Levens St., Dallas.

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Dirtbags finish second at state

KLAMATH FALLS — The Demarini Dirtbags entered the American Legion state baseball tournament hungry for success.

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Bike MS returns to Monmouth

MONMOUTH — Come for the fun; persevere for the cause. Bike MS returns to Monmouth on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to bring cyclists together to ride for a cure.

Central volleyball camp coming

INDEPENDENCE — Central High School will host a youth volleyball camp Aug. 7-10 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central High School gym.



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