Sports Schedule

Nov. 28-Dec. 3

Local schools earn academic honors

POLK COUNTY — Dallas and Central high schools each had three of their respective sports squads recognized on the OSAA’s fall academic all-state team.

Senior receives postseason honor

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Hannah Deede has received honorable mention recognition on the 2014 all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball team.

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Guard looks to spread the wealth

Nichols hopes to lead WOU to a conference championship

MONMOUTH — The Western Oregon men’s basketball team won’t be the young kids on the block anymore.

WOU football receives GNAC honors

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s football team saw 10 players named to the all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference team.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Women’s basketball drops two

Senior forward earns a pair of double-doubles in losses

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon dropped a pair of nonleague women’s basketball .games, falling to Concordia 72-69 on Nov. 18 and Humboldt State 70-60 on Saturday.

Athlete of the Week

Lewis Thomas * Dana Goularte

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Seeing beyond the surface

Dallas High junior not letting loss of vision stop him from living life to the fullest

DALLAS — In almost every way, Dallas High junior Damanti Burfict is as normal as can be. Each morning, he goes to school. He loves the sciences, but is not a huge fan of algebra 2. He goes to wrestling practice after school, where he hopes to place at districts this season. But Burfict is not your average high school student. He’s hoping his story can help show the world that a setback doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams.

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Senior rushed for more than 2,400 yards in final season

INDEPENDENCE — As a sixth-grader, Wes Riddell roamed the sidelines at Central High. As the Panthers’ ball boy, Riddell got his first glimpse of high school football.

Wolves announce Hall of Fame class

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon announced its 2014 Hall of Fame inductees on Monday.

ROOT Sports to air WOU games

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will each be featured once as part of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Game of the Week on ROOT Sports TV.

2014 Itemizer-Observer All-Region Prep Football Team

The Polk Itemizer-Observer All Region prep football team

Dallas High to host parents meeting

DALLAS — Dallas High School will host a winter sports parent meeting Friday at 6 p.m.

WOU athletes earn academic honors

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon had 17 fall athletes named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic teams in football, cross-country, women’s soccer and volleyball.

Wolves baseball team to host clinics

MONMOUTH — Signups are ongoing for Western Oregon’s fall baseball clinics.