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All in the family

Soccer helps bring players, family together

INDEPENDENCE — Central High girls soccer coach Joe Orozco is dreading the end of the season — but not because it signals the end of fall soccer for the Panthers.

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CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: Turnovers doom Dragons

Road loss puts Dallas on outside looking in for state playoffs

CORVALLIS — It had the makings of a perfect Hollywood ending.

DHS auction returns

DALLAS — A tradition returns when the Dallas High School Booster Club hosts its annual fundraising Auction on Saturday at the Col. James Nesmith Readiness Center in Dallas. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at the door.

Senior brings the ‘D’

Nelson began playing soccer in sixth grade

PERRYDALE — When Perrydale senior Emily Nelson steps onto the soccer field, she’s not looking to make friends.

PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Central boys enter week 4-0 in league

Zaragoza scores twice for Panthers

CORVALLIS — Central’s boys soccer team entered this week undefeated in Mid-Willamette Conference play after defeating Corvallis 2-1 on Thursday and Silverton 2-1 on Oct. 14.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Dallas drops a pair of league matches

Dragons look to end regular season with momentum against Silverton

CORVALLIS — Facing two of the Mid-Willamette Conference’s top teams, Dallas lost a pair of league volleyball matches last week.

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CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers fall flat against Silverton

Central faces another big game, chance to clinch league’s No. 2 seed

INDEPENDENCE — What was billed as a showdown turned into a rout as Central lost to Silverton 38-6 in Mid-Willamette Conference football on Friday.

CLASS 1A PREP FOOTBALL: Mountaineers forfeit game

ALSEA — Falls City forfeited its 86-20 Friday football game against Alsea because of violating OSAA rules.

Athlete of the Week

Vidal Zaragoza * Paul Revis

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CLASS 5A CROSS-COUNTRY: Central girls team eyes trip to state meet

Panthers likely to battle for the third and final team qualifying spot

INDEPENDENCE — Central cross-country coach Eli Cirino knew he had a tough day ahead of him. After watching the Panthers’ girls and boys teams take second and third, respectively, at Mid-Willamette Conference meet at Central on Oct. 15, Cirino spent the evening making his final decisions for varsity rosters for the MWC Championships scheduled Wednesday (today) at Crystal Lake Sports Park in Corvallis.

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CLASS 1A PREP FOOTBALL: Mountaineers pushed to brink

Falls City looks to hang on to third seed, earn a chance to qualify for playoffs

FALLS CITY — It’s been more than three decades since Falls City’s football team has qualified for the state playoffs.

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CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: It’s showdown time for Central

Panthers set to host Silverton in matchup of OSAA’s two top ranked 5A teams

INDEPENDENCE — The top teams in the Mid-Willamette Conference are about to clash.

PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Central boys earn victory

Zaragoza scores twice

INDEPENDENCE — Central forward Vidal Zaragoza continued his scoring touch, leading the Panthers boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over South Albany on Oct. 7.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers lose to Crescent Valley in league contest

Central on the bubble to advance to play-in

INDEPENDENCE — Central lost to Crescent Valley 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 on Oct. 8. For the Panthers, it was a night of missed opportunity.

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Dallas picks up key league win

Dragons keep pace in conference

DALLAS — Needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt, running back Chase Mauk scored four touchdowns, leading Dallas to a 54-38 win over Corvallis on Thursday.