DALLAS — From a young age, Dallas sophomore wrestler Joseph Foster was enamored with the image of victory — the moments after a wrestling match when the victor’s arm was raised in the air.
Dallas’ girls basketball team entered the season optimistic about the coming campaign.
INDEPENDENCE — Two years ago, Central senior A.J. Morales wasn’t doing much with his time during the winter sports season.
PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s boys basketball team earned a pair of Casco League victories last week. The Pirates defeated Willamette Valley Christian 59-47 on Jan. 3 and Jewell 50-28 on Thursday.
FALLS CITY — Falls City’s girls basketball team defeated Oregon School for the Deaf 33-17 on Jan. 3 and Livingstone Adventist 28-23 on Thursday. Amara Houghtaling scored 12 points against OSD. Emma Burgess added 10 points and seven rebounds.
SILVERTON — Central’s boys basketball team defeated Silverton 45-36 on Friday to open Mid-Willamette Conference play. The Panthers also dropped a nonleague game to Putnam 47-42 on Jan. 3.
LACEY, Wash. — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball picked up a pair of conference wins, beating Seattle Pacific 76-74 on Thursday and Saint Martin’s 80-67 on Saturday. Tanner Omlid led the Wolves to the win over Seattle Pacific. Omlid had a career-high 34 points and recorded seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
DALLAS — Dallas’ boys basketball team opened Mid-Willamette Conference play with a 59-55 win over Lebanon on Thursday. The Dragons lost to Hermiston 54-51 in overtime on Friday.
SAN ANTONIO -- Central senior Marlon Tuipulotu recorded four tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss, during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.
DALLAS -- Dallas' wrestling tournament, the Brunner Invite, has been canceled due to weather.
INDEPENDENCE — At 6-foot-1, Central boys basketball player Will Cable is rarely the tallest player on the court, nor the biggest.
FALLS CITY — For Falls City’s girls basketball team, the true benefits of the this season may not be seen until future seasons.
DALLAS — Sophomore Jack Johnston and juniors Joseph Cook and Tyler Boggs all joined Dallas’ swim team for the same reason — to get into shape.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team defeated Central Washington 98-77 on Thursday before falling to Northwest Nazarene 64-59 on Saturday.