Junior hopes to win another district title
DALLAS — There was a time when Dallas junior Jolie-Rae Ford may have ended her swim career in favor of a very different direction.
INDEPENDENCE — Central swim coach Jennifer Tress hopes for big things from her boys and girls relay teams.
PERRYDALE — Four games and four wins in six days has Perrydale’s boys basketball team on the brink of an outright Casco League title.
DALLAS — It seemed like déjà vu for Central’s boys basketball team on Friday night. Central’s late fourth-quarter lead was erased as Dallas senior Everett Minahan’s late game heroics sent the game to overtime.
SEATTLE — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat Seattle Pacific 84-82 in overtime on Saturday.
SOUTH ALBANY — Dallas’ wrestling team won the Mid-Valley Classic on Saturday in the team’s final tournament before the Mid-Willamette Conference district championships on Feb. 19 and 20.
DALLAS — A freak injury has cost Dallas junior Aaron White dearly during the 2015-16 school year. Now, he’s hoping to make up for lost time.
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s girls basketball team strengthened its hold on the No. 3 spot in the Mid-Willamette Conference. The Panthers (12-6 overall, 7-2 MWC) defeated South Albany 55-43 on Feb. 3 before beating Dallas 50-43 on Friday.
FALLS CITY — Falls City’s girls basketball team hopes to lock up a spot in the Casco League Tournament.
DALLAS — For Morrison senior Stephanie Cutler, making state is more than a triumph in athletics. It’s a return to a sport few, if any, thought she’d ever get to play again and a refusal to let a life-threatening situation keep her down.
DALLAS — Morrison senior Luke Mann had never picked up a bowling ball before his freshman year of high school.
DALLAS — In all of Dallas girls basketball coach David Brautigam’s years of experience, he’s never had a season quite like this one.
Hasbrook becomes one of Central’s strongest girls
INDEPENDENCE — Central sophomore swimmer AnneMarie Hasbrook isn’t one to shout at teammates, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t one of the Panthers leaders.
PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s boys basketball team defeated Willamette Valley Christian 44-29 on Jan. 26, Livingstone Adventist 69-57 on Jan. 27 and Country Christian 50-30 on Monday