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.
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.
EUGENE — For some, arriving at the state track and field meet for the first time can be intimidating.
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.
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.
DALLAS — Dallas’ baseball team will hit the road for the first round of the state playoffs.
PORTLAND — Central senior Kevin Cable knew he had a tough draw to open the 5A boys state tennis tournament on Thursday.
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s baseball team was eliminated in the state play-in round after losing to Eagle Point 8-1 on Friday.
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.
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 — Dallas’ softball team will host North Eugene in the OSAA 5A state play-in round Friday at 4:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
PORTLAND — Rain on Saturday did little to dampen Perrydale’s track and field squad at the Special District 1 Championship on Friday and Saturday.