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Minahan plays fearless basketball

DALLAS — It’s easy to think Dallas junior Everett Minahan has always been confident on the basketball court.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Williams catching his dream

WOU senior making waves as possible NFL draft pick in April

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Tyrell Williams has always been a Philadelphia Eagles fan. If he has his way, his allegiance may soon change. Williams hopes to join Kevin Boss among the names of WOU football players to make the leap to the NFL.

PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Dallas girls down North Marion

DALLAS — Dallas girls tennis team earned its first win of the season in thrilling fashion. The Dragons and Huskies were tied 4-4, with Dallas winning the tie-breaker 74-67 on total games won.

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CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Letting his actions speak

Pitcher earning bigger role in team’s rotations

INDEPENDENCE —Ruben Martinez isn’t a screamer.

PREP TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Dallas excels at home meet

Dragons see five athletes win events on Thursday

DALLAS — Dallas saw five athletes take first at the Dallas Icebreaker on Thursday.

PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Pirates’ offense rolling early on

Perrydale off to 3-0 start to year

PERRYDALE — Through three games this season, the only thing stopping Perrydale’s baseball squad is the weather.

PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Central's bats dominate early

Panthers off to a 4-0 start

INDEPENDENCE — Central softball coach Kendra George looked for the Panthers to get a quick start to the 2015 season.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Wolves drop key doubleheader

WOU softball falls to third place in the conference

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — In a clash of preseason conference co-favorites, Western Oregon’s softball team dropped a pair of games to Central Washington, 3-2 and 10-5, on Sunday.

Athlete of the Week

Jori Kerr * Cody Warner

Sports Schedule

March 25-April 1

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Nash takes game to new heights

INDEPENDENCE — Central junior Kylie Nash is always up for a challenge. During the 2014-15 campaign, Nash helped the Panthers succeed in a new league and showed just how valuable she is.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: Pratt’s patience paying off big

Senior sees expanding role in starting rotation for Wolves

MONMOUTH — From the moment he transferred to Western Oregon, senior pitcher Jesse Pratt has had one thing in mind.

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HIGH SCHOOL EQUESTRIAN: Central trio finds quick success

Panthers shattered expectations by qualifying for state as a team

INDEPENDENCE — When seniors Taylor Knauss, Madeline Francis and junior Mari Whelton joined forces as the lone members on Central’s equestrian team, expectations were low.