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2015 ALL-REGION FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sacking the competition

Junior dominates on defense

INDEPENDENCE — Central junior Marlon Tuipulotu isn’t one to brag. Yet, during his three-year football career, the defensive lineman has become one of the state’s best defensive players — and one of the nation’s top defensive lineman prospects.

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PERRYDALE FOOTBALL: Pirates lose heartbreaker to Dufur

HILLSBORO — All that stood between Perrydale and a trip to the 1A state title game was 6 yards.



2015 All-Region Football Team

The All-Region football team was selected by the Itemizer-Observer Sports Editor Lukas Eggen along with heavy input from area coaches.

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Senior loves to be in the action

INDEPENDENCE — From the volleyball court to the softball field, senior Kylie Nash is at home when the pressure is on.

PERRYDALE FOOTBALL: Pirates rally to advance to semifinals

WALLOWA — Trailing 30-8 against Wallowa midway the through the third quarter on Saturday, Perrydale’s season stood on the brink.

Newberry left mark on Dallas football

DALLAS — Like many Dragon fans, Cap Newberry loved to watch that Dallas football team battle every Friday night.


All-Region volleyball team

CENTRAL FOOTBALL: Crater rallies for win to eliminate Panthers

CENTRAL POINT — The Central football team pushed Crater to the brink before falling 24-21 in the quarterfinals of the 5A state playoffs on Friday.

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Dallas golfers receive awards

Dallas golfers receive awards

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CENTRAL FOOTBALL: Panthers advance to quarterfinals

Central faces Crater on Friday

INDEPENDENCE — The Central football team had just one word ringing through the sidelines throughout the 2015 season: Finish.

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PERRYDALE FOOTBALL: Perrydale pours it on Pine Eagle

Pirates advance to the 1A state quarterfinals after 32-6 victory over Spartans

PERRYDALE — For the Perrydale football team, the 2015 season has been about one thing — bringing the Pirates back into the limelight.

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PERRYDALE VOLLEYBALL: Pirates finish fourth at state tournament

REDMOND — Headed into its matches against Powder Valley and Crane in the consolation bracket on Saturday, Perrydale’s volleyball team felt at ease.

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DALLAS GIRLS SOCCER: Dragons fall to Wilsonville

WILSONVILLE — Dallas’ girls soccer team’s historic season came to an end. The Dragons lost to Wilsonville 6-0 in the first round of the state playoffs. While it marked the end to the season, players weren’t hanging their heads.

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CENTRAL BOYS SOCCER: Panthers fall in first round of playoffs

WILSONVILLE — Facing the top-ranked team in the state, Central’s boys soccer team lost to Wilsonville 6-1 in the first round of the state playoffs on Nov. 3.