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DALLAS BASEBALL: Kessler embraces multiple roles

DALLAS — Freshman Eric Kessler was confident he could make a strong case for earning a spot on Dallas’ varsity baseball squad.

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CENTRAL GIRLS TENNIS: Smith works to overcome doubts

INDEPENDENCE — It seemed like smooth sailing for Central junior Kylie Smith. She cruised to a 4-1 lead in the first set of her girls tennis match against South Albany’s Lacey McLellan on April 20.

DALLAS TRACK AND FIELD: Dallas trio primed for final push to state

DALLAS — With the Mid-Willamette Conference district track and field meet quickly approaching, Dallas’ boys and girls track and field teams have their sights set on a strong showing.

DALLAS SOFTBALL: Softball wins big against SA

DALLAS — Dallas’ softball team cruised to a 17-1 win over South Albany on April 19 before falling to Corvallis 6-2 on April 20.

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CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Boys track and field wins John Oliver Invitational

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys track and field team took first at the John Oliver Invitational on Friday.

PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Clark takes second

PORTLAND — Perrydale’s girls track and field squad finished 17th at the Portland Christian Invitational on Saturday as the boys squad placed 20th.

FALLS CITY TRACK AND FIELD: Varney leads Mountaineers

PORTLAND — Falls City’s girls track and field squad placed ninth at the Portland Christian Invitational on Saturday.

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PERRYDALE BASEBALL: Pirates find silver lining during difficult season

PERRYDALE — For almost as long as he’s been in school, Perrydale senior Keenan Bailey couldn’t wait until high school to get his shot to leave an athletic legacy for the Pirates.

Dallas softball game postponed

CORVALLIS – Dallas softball team's game at Crescent Valley has been postponed until April 28. The game was originally scheduled for this afternoon.

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PREP SOFTBALL: Dallas tops Central

Dragons rebound after first

INDEPENDENCE — It took a rivalry game to snap Dallas’ softball team out of a mini funk. The Dragons defeated Central 8-2 on Friday, breaking a two-game losing streak after opening the week with a 4-2 loss to Silverton on April 12.

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PREP SOFTBALL: Central searches for answers after loss to Dallas

INDEPENDENCE — Central junior Jori Kerr was just getting used to playing in the outfield. She had solidified her spot as one of the Panthers’ most dependable gloves.

PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Clark, Price take first at meet

SHERIDAN — Perrydale’s boys and girls track and field teams took fifth at Willamina on Thursday. Senior Taylor Price won the 100-meter hurdles in 17.80 seconds and placed second in the 300 hurdles in 54.79 seconds to lead the girls.

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FALLS CITY TRACK AND FIELD: Macnab making up for lost time

FALLS CITY — It was during a break at Falls City’s track and field team’s first meet on March 17 that Kings Valley senior Ryan Macnab questioned what he was doing.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Baseball drops two to Silverton

SILVERTON — Central’s baseball team lost two of three games to Silverton last week. The Panthers won the opening game of the series 2-1 on April 11 before falling 10-4 on April 13 and 5-4 on Friday.

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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Boys track takes second

DALLAS — Dallas’ boys track and field team finished second at its home meet on April 13. The girls placed third.