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PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Panthers soak in moment

EUGENE — The deafening silence in the moments before the starting gun fires. The roar of the crowd as runners race toward the finish or jumpers unleash a gigantic leap.

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PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Pirates see all athletes place at state

EUGENE — For all but one of Perrydale’s state qualifiers, the 1A state track and field meet on Thursday and Friday at Hayward Field was a final chance to end their high school career with a bang.

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PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Dallas places in eight events

EUGENE — For some, arriving at the state track and field meet for the first time can be intimidating.

PREP SOFTBALL: Dragons to host first round game

DALLAS — It wasn’t the way they imagined, but Dallas’ softball team got over the play-in hump and advanced to the first round. Now, the Dragons hope this is just the beginning of its postseason success.

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DALLAS BOYS TENNIS: Gniadecki downs Larson, places third at state

PORTLAND — It seemed almost inevitable it would come to this. Dallas senior Thomas Gniadecki was one match away from taking third place at the OSAA 5A state tennis championships on Saturday.

PREP BASEBALL: Dragons ready for first round matchup against Kingsmen

DALLAS — Dallas’ baseball team will hit the road for the first round of the state playoffs.

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CENTRAL BOYS TENNIS: Cable falls in consolation finals at state tournament

PORTLAND — Central senior Kevin Cable knew he had a tough draw to open the 5A boys state tennis tournament on Thursday.

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CENTRAL BASEBALL: Panthers eliminated

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s baseball team was eliminated in the state play-in round after losing to Eagle Point 8-1 on Friday.

FALLS CITY TRACK AND FIELD: Falls City duo earn state bids

PORTLAND — Falls City’s track and field teams saw two athletes book their trip to state during the Special District 1 championships on Friday and Saturday in Portland.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Baseball to host Eagle Point with trip to state on the line

INDEPENDENCE — Thanks to taking two of three games against Corvallis, Central’s baseball team will be at home for its play-in game on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

DALLAS ROUNDUP: Softball set to host play-in game against North Eugene

DALLAS — Dallas’ softball team will host North Eugene in the OSAA 5A state play-in round Friday at 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL BOYS TENNISL Cable headed back to state

CORVALLIS — Central senior Kevin Cable didn’t want his season to end yet. Thanks to a strong showing at the Mid-Willamette Conference district tennis tournament, he will get his wish.

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DALLAS TRACK AND FIELD: Boys relay hangs on to second in wild finish at meet

INDEPENDENCE — Entering the Mid-Willamette Conference district meet, Dallas’ boys 4 x 100-meter relay team of Jacob Deming, Cody Webb, Aaron White and Justin Huxel was ranked first in the league.

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DALLAS TRACK AND FIELD: Tallon, Webb go 1-2 in 100-meter hurdles

INDEPENDENCE — Dallas juniors Stefani Tallon and Jenifer Webb entered the finals of the girls 100-meter hurdles with a singular goal in mind at the Mid-Willamette Conference district meet. They didn’t want just one of them to make state. They wanted both automatic bids to state this Friday and Saturday in Eugene.

Perrydale headed to state in five events

PORTLAND — Rain on Saturday did little to dampen Perrydale’s track and field squad at the Special District 1 Championship on Friday and Saturday.