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CLASS 5A PREP GIRLS GOLF: Swinging toward state

Sophomore out to prove she’s among the state’s best golfers

DALLAS — On the golf course, Dallas sophomore Kailee Curtis is one of the Mid-Willamette Conference’s most respected.

CLASS 2A-1A PREP SOFTBALL: Pirates making progress

Coaches seeing improvement every practice

PERRYDALE — For much of this season, Perrydale’s softball team has been a work in progress. But players and coaches are confident the finished product can be a masterpiece.

CLASS 5A PREP BOYS GOLF: Cackler, Dallas gain experience

Dragons’ season ending

DALLAS — As the Dragons prepared for their final golf tournament of the year Tuesday after press time, Dylan Cackler wasn’t down about his performance. Instead, he was hopeful for bigger and better things to come.

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PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Dallas girls earn victories

Dragons roll to wins over Woodburn, South Albany

DALLAS — Dallas’ girls tennis team earned a pair of Mid-Willamette Conference victories, beating Woodburn 8-0 on April 22 and South Albany 6-2 on Monday. No. 1 and 2 singles players Marissa Brewen and Savanna Poston went undefeated during the two matches.

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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Dallas making progress

Dragons move into second place in league standings

DALLAS — The Dallas softball team outscored its opponents 44-4, as the Dragons cruised to four-straight victories last week. Dallas opened by winning a doubleheader over South Albany 20-1, 6-1 on April 21, before defeating Corvallis 15-2 on April 22 and Crescent Valley 3-0 on Friday.

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PREP TRACK ADN FIELD ROUNDUP: Panther girls win home track meet

INDEPENDENCE — Led by several strong performances, Central’s girls track and field squad won the six-team John Oliver Invitational on Friday.

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PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Dallas moves into second

Dragons earn a key sweep over Silver Foxes

DALLAS — The Dallas baseball team used a sweep of Silverton to move into second place in the Mid-Willamette Conference.

Athlete of the Week

Amanda Evola * Rebeka Preston

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CLASS 5A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Remington vaulting up the ranks

Senior eyeing first state berth in pole vault and javelin

DALLAS — It’s a moment that only lasts a few seconds. The moment when a pole vaulter launches himself or herself through the air.

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CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Sophomore rising

Panthers in a close race for league’s top seeds

INDEPENDENCE — Since third grade, Central sophomore Luis Amador has felt at home on the baseball diamond.

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CLASS 2A-1A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Senior exceeds goals

Transfer looks to enjoy the ride

FALLS CITY — Arlin Schwanke always yearned for the chance to try out track and field.

PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Dallas takes sixth

WOODBURN — Dallas’ boys golf team finished sixth out of seven teams at the Mid-Willamette Conference tournament at Tukwilla.

PREP TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Dallas excels at home meet

Dragons have strong showing at home meet on April 14

DALLAS — The Dallas track and field team took first in 11 events during the Dragons’ meet against Crescent Valley, South Albany and Woodburn on April 14.

PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers lose two of three to Silver Foxes

Central remains in sole possession of second place in the Mid-Willamette Conference

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s baseball team fell out of a first-place tie in the Mid-Willamette Conference after losing two of three to Silverton. The Panthers lost 12-2 on Thursday before splitting a doubleheader on Friday, winning 8-7 before falling 7-5.

PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Dallas girls squad making progress

DALLAS — The Dallas girls’ tennis team is making strides, despite dropping two of three league matches. Dallas lost to Crescent Valley 8-0 on April 15 and Silverton 6-2 on Monday. Dallas defeated Lebanon 5-3 on Thursday.