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Western installs new track surface

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s track is receiving a makeover.

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Tallan won’t let condition keep him down

INDEPENDENCE — It was a victory Tanner Tallan had imagined for years. Moments after Boise State defeated Arizona 38-30 in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl, Tallan, a 2013 Central High graduate, was soaking in the atmosphere.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Men's baskeball adds two recruits

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon men’s basketball coach Jim Shaw announced the latest additions to its 2015 recruiting class on Monday: Yanick Kulich and Janvier Alaby, both transfer students from California.

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COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Pulling her weight

Metzgar-Deacon accepts honor

MONMOUTH — It was a moment 17 years in the making.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: WOU rallies to win GNAC title

Western Oregon defeats Northwest Nazarene twice on Saturday

BILLINGS, Mont. — After a 3-2 loss to Northwest Nazarene to open the Great Northwest Athletic Conference baseball tournament on Thursday, Western Oregon’s season stood on the brink. The Wolves would have to win three games over the next day and a half to win the conference title. One loss and WOU’s season would come to an end.

Six Wolves earn all-region honors

NEW ORLEANS — Six members of the Western Oregon track and field team were named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-region team on Monday.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: WOU wins four individual GNAC titles

MONMOUTH — The Western Oregon track and field team took home four individual titles at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: WOU receiver signs with Chargers

MONMOUTH — On Saturday morning, mere hours from learning his NFL fate, Western Oregon senior Tyrell Williams hit the field. Not a football field, however.

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Central High graduate gets tryout with Denver

INDEPENDENCE — All Central High graduate Grant Hedrick wanted was a shot to prove himself.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: WOU falls short in tourney

YAKIMA, Wash. — Western Oregon’s bid for a repeat title fell short at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball championships last week.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Western Oregon preps for tournament

Wolves to face Northwest Nazarene, Montana State Billings on Thursday

MONMOUTH — The time for talk is over. Western Oregon’s baseball team enters the Great Northwest Athletic Conference baseball championships as the second seed.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Shaw to lead WOU men’s basketball

Western Oregon turns to alumnus to lead program forward

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University Athletic Director Barbara Dearing announced the hiring of WOU alumnus Jim Shaw as the men’s basketball head coach on Monday.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Softball clinches tourney berth

BILLINGS, Mont. — In what turned out to be Western Oregon’s softball team’s final regular season games, the Wolves clinched the fourth and final spot to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball championships on Friday.

Athlete of the Week

Amanda Evola * Rebeka Preston

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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Softball closes in on postseason berth

Wolves sweep Central Washington in key conference showdown Saturday

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Amanda Evola knew playing her final home games would be a bittersweet moment. But she wasn’t about to let it affect her mindset, or her team.