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2014-15 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Finding an edge

Minahan plays fearless basketball

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

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

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2014-15 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Always Driven

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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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.

PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Central wins big

STAYTON — Central’s baseball team opened its 2015 season with a bang. The Panthers defeated Stayton 19-1 on Monday.

Athlete of the Week

Badane Sultessa * Wes Riddell

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CLASS 5A PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Central’s playoff push ends in first round

Crater’s pressure defense allows Comets to pull away from Panthers

CENTRAL POINT — The Central girls basketball team’s season didn’t start as planned, as the Panthers opened 0-3.

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