Earhart wins state title, Dragons place second

PORTLAND -- Dallas senior Tanner Earhart won a state title at 160 pounds on Saturday. Earhart won by decision over Pendleton's Morgan Holcomb in the championship match.

Negrete wins state title

PORTLAND -- Central wrestler David Negrete won a state title at 220 pounds on Saturday. Negrete earned a 4-2 decision over Thurston's Jackson Casteel in the championship match.

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PREP BASKETBALL: Sharing a special season

UPDATE: Perrydale will host Powers Friday at 6 p.m. SALEM — Prior to the start of the season, all of Perrydale’s boys basketball players figured they’d have a shot to win a league tournament title.

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PREP BASKETBALL: Panthers pass critical test

DALLAS — Central’s boys basketball team found itself in a dogfight.

Ford places fifth in the girls 100-yard freestyle

GRESHAM — Dallas senior Jolie-Rae Ford ended her high school career on a high note on Saturday, recording a fifth-place finish in the girls 100-yard freestyle at the OSAA 5A Swimming State Championships on Friday and Saturday.

PREP WRESTLING: Embracing the challenge

DALLAS — There’s something different about wrestlers.

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DALLAS BASKETBALL: Dragons lose close call to Panthers

DALLAS — It was bound to be an emotional night for Dallas’ boys basketball team on Friday. Senior night — against Central — meant a packed crowd and adrenaline pumping.

PREP BASKETBALL: Pirates advance to state

SALEM — After losing its opening game of the Casco League tournament on Friday, Perrydale’s girls basketball team’s season stood on the brink.

PREP WRESTLING: Sedlacek, Panthers focused on state

INDEPENDENCE — Central junior wrestler Caleb Sedlacek had no plans to become a wrestler.

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PREP BASKETBALL: Central shows toughness during win

DALLAS — Central girls basketball coach Julie McDonald knew one thing headed into Friday’s showdown against Dallas. The Panthers better be ready for a war.

WOU ROUNDUP: Men’s basketball earns home victories

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team defeated Alaska Fairbanks 68-61 on Thursday and Alaska Anchorage 89-71 on Saturday.

Sports Schedule

Feb. 22-March 1

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Dragons dominate at district wrestling championships

CORVALLIS — For Dallas’ wrestling team, the district title was back where it belonged. The Dragons won the team title at the Mid-Willamette Conference District Wrestling Championships on Friday and Saturday for the seventh time in eight years.

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PREP WRESTLING: Negrete wins district title

CORVALLIS — Central senior wrestler David Negrete (220 pounds) won his third district title on Saturday night at the Mid-Willamette Conference District Wrestling Championships. “I’m glad I became a district champion again,” Negrete said. “It makes me feel good and shows everyone I can do this.”

PREP SWIMMING: Ford headed to state

CORVALLIS — In the days leading up to the entry deadline for the Mid-Willamette Conference district swimming championships, Dallas senior Jolie-Rae Ford wasn’t sure what to swim.