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CLASS 5A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Knauss, Peterson win titles

McBeth, Bansen earn wild card berths to state meet

MONMOUTH — Central senior Taylor Knauss was sure of one thing on Thursday afternoon. After competing in the finals of the girls long jump, she was ready to focus on her main event — the triple jump.

CLASS 2A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Pirates’ duo set for state

Price, Clark place second at district meet

MT. ANGEL — Perrydale junior Sarah Clark couldn’t help but feel a little down before the Tri-River Conference track and field championships on Thursday and Friday. Clark, who had been throwing since her sophomore year, had dedicated herself the most to the javelin.

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CLASS 5A PREP SOFTBALL: Dallas ready to shine

Dragons hope Friday starts off a long playoff journey

DALLAS — It wasn’t the regular season finale the Dallas softball team had hoped for, but the Dragons didn’t hang their heads. If the last third of the Mid-Willamette Conference season had proven anything, it was this: Dallas is ready to take the next step.

CLASS 5A PREP SOFTBALL: Central to host Ashland

WOODBURN — The Central softball team ended its league season with a bang, defeating Woodburn 28-1 on Friday after falling to Silverton 11-9 on May 12 and Corvallis 8-7 on May 13. The Panthers, which host Gresham Wednesday (today) in a nonleague matchup, finished fourth in the Mid-Willamette Conference with a 13-8 league record.

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CLASS 5A PREP TENNIS: Central doubles pair headed to state

Cable, Sanna place third at Mid-Willamettte Conference tourney

CORVALLIS — When junior Kevin Cable and senior Edoardo Sanna decided to join forces, the pair had one thing on their mind — Get to the state tennis tournament.

CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Dallas ready for play-in

DALLAS — The Dallas High baseball squad closed out its regular season with a sweep of South Albany, defeating the Rebels 10-1 and 7-2 on May 13 and 7-6 on Friday as the Dragons clinched the Mid-Willamette Conference’s third seed.

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CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Central preps for Crater

INDEPENDENCE — The Central baseball team knows it can compete with the Mid-Willamette Conference’s best.

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CLASS 5A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Dallas trio earns state berths

White wins district title in the boys triple jump on his final leap

MONMOUTH — It wasn’t easy for Dallas at the Mid-Willamette Conference track and field championships on Wednesday and Thursday. But the Dragons, who finished seventh in the boys and girls team standings, pulled through to send a trio of athletes to the OSAA Class 5A state meet on Friday and Saturday.

CLASS 1A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Senior headed to state

PORTLAND — Falls City senior Tristan Yeager wasn’t quite ready to see his high school career end.

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CLASS 5A PREP TENNIS: Dallas shows growth in finale

CORVALLIS — Dallas’ girls tennis team may not have any state qualifiers, but coach Jordan Sollman wasn’t disappointed.

PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Pirates break losing streak

SANTIAM — Perrydale’s baseball team broke a five-game losing streak on May 13, defeating Santiam 13-3.

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CLASS 5A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: McBeth excels after season threatened

Sophomore forced to cut back miles

INDEPENDENCE — When it comes to running, Central sophomore Abby McBeth doesn’t like to slow down.

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CLASS 5A PREP TENNIS: Dallas girls aim to surprise at districts

Coach hopes new attitudes lead to improved results for the Dragons

DALLAS — When the 2015 season began for Dallas’ girls tennis team, first-year coach Jordan Sollman had a simple message — forget the past.

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CLASS 5A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: White looks to follow in dad’s steps

Sophomore hopes to make his presence felt by qualifying for state meet

DALLAS — Dallas sophomore Aaron White is out to make a name for himself.