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Dugan takes AD position at Perrydale

Longtime employee will also serve as school’s assistant principal

PERRYDALE — Dan Dugan hadn’t even started his new role as assistant principal at Perrydale High School when he was given another title: athletic director.

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Swinging away ...

Senior came up big for Central

INDEPENDENCE — It was a moment four years in the making for Central senior Ryanne Huffman. Leading 10-2 against Ashland in the Panthers’ play-in game, Huffman stepped up to the plate and accomplished something she never had before — hit a home run.

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Silver to help lead Perrydale to state

Pirates to enter six athletes to compete at the state championships

PERRYDALE — You weren’t likely to see Perrydale senior David Silver lounging around much during the 2014-15 school year.

Dallas hopes for strong showing at state

Dragons ready to compete in five events in Redmond starting June 24

DALLAS — From the moment Dallas sophomore Daphne Mauk rode a horse for the first time at the age of 8, she was hooked.

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Riddell ready to take on state’s best

Trio of Polk County athletes prepare to play in Les Scwhab Tires Bowl

INDEPENDENCE — When one of Central High’s newest graduates, running back/defensive back Wes Riddell, takes the field for the South squad at the Les Schwab Tires Bowl in Hillsboro on Saturday, he knows it’ll be a challenge.

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Senior ready for next step

DALLAS — Dallas pitcher Logan Hatley’s high school career didn’t end the way he had hoped. But his journey made him the Dragons’ top starter for the second season in a row.


The 2015 all-region high school baseball team was selected by Itemizer-Observer Sports Editor Lukas Eggen, along with heavy input from area coaches.

CLASS 5A PREP SOFTBALL: Perkins stepping away from Dallas

Coach confident the Dragons are set up for future success

DALLAS — The Dallas High softball team will be led by a new face come next spring. DHS Athletic Director Tim Larson announced Saturday that Al Perkins has stepped down as the Dragons coach.

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PREP HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS: Hedrick having a blast

Football coach thrives in dual role at CHS 

INDEPENDENCE — Central football coach Shane Hedrick is getting ready to learn.

CLASS 5A PREP BOYS SOCCER: Dragons turn to local coach to lead team

Jones hopes to bring experience, stability to Dallas’ boys soccer program

DALLAS — If there’s been one thing that defines Dallas boys’ soccer team in recent years, it’s change.

CLASS 5A PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Dragons turn to new face to lead squad

Myrold hopes to help lead Dallas girls to bigger success this season

DALLAS — Dallas High hopes a new face can lead to more success for the Dallas girls soccer team.

CLASS 5A PREP SOFTBALL: Central falls to Pendleton in playoffs

PENDLETON — The Central softball team saw its season come to a close after falling to Pendleton 14-3 in the first round of the state playoffs on May 27.

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CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Dallas falls in first round

HOOD RIVER — The Dallas baseball team saw its season come to an end after falling to Hood River Valley 5-0 in the first round of the state playoffs on May 27.

PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Dallas sees eight players earn all-league recognition

Hatley named Pitcher of the Year

DALLAS — Eight Dallas baseball players earned all-Mid-Willamette Conference (MWC) honors. Senior Logan Hatley was named the lea-gue’s Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season.