Cirino ready to say goodbye to first runners he coached in middle school
INDEPENDENCE — Central cross-country coach Eli Cirino knows saying goodbye to any senior class is difficult. This year, four of the team’s seniors — Jamie Smith, Darien Hume, Tucker Engle and Rex Omlid — will be especially hard.
Running back/linebacker leads Perrydale to a 5-0 mark this season
PERRYDALE — The Perrydale football team wasn’t bashful when making its preseason goals entering the 2015 season.
Longtime teacher, coach and administrator worked in Dallas for nearly 40 years
DALLAS — For nearly four decades, Ken Jacobson was synonymous with the Dallas School District. From 1947 to 1983, Jacobson, who died on Sept. 29, worked as a teacher, coach, athletics director and school administrator.
Junior hopes she and her team reach a turning point
INDEPENDENCE — Growing up, Alex Dowdell always wanted to play a sport.
FALLS CITY — Falls City’s volleyball team earned a 25-7, 25-14, 25-8 victory over C.S. Lewis on Thursday. Autumn Johnson scored 11 points in the second set, while Shilah Metzler added two aces.
DALLAS — Junior forward Antonio Rincon scored four goals to lead Central’s boys soccer team to a 4-0 win over Dallas on Monday.
DALLAS — The Dallas girls soccer team opened Mid-Willamette Conference play with a 5-1 victory over Central on Monday.
Powder puff inspires senior to play football
INDEPENDENCE — Throughout her life, Central senior Reba Hoffman has always kept herself busy, from track and field to theater.
DALLAS — During the first half of a 2-1 loss to Gresham, Dallas’ girls soccer team looked sluggish. Junior Stefani Tallon wasn’t going to let that continue.
FALLS CITY — With eight freshmen and five sophomores, Falls City’s volleyball team has seen a resurgence in numbers. The dramatic increase also means the Mountaineers are among the youngest teams in the Casco League.
DALLAS — Dallas’ boys soccer squad earned a 2-2 tie against Benson on Sept. 22 before falling to Southridge 3-1 on Thursday.
Stuhr finished 10th overall at Mid-Willamette Conference Preview Meet Wednesday
CORVALLIS — Dallas senior Jesse Stuhr wasn’t satisfied last year. As a junior, Stuhr was the Dragons’ top finisher at the Mid-Willamette Conference Championships, finishing 21st overall.
Bailey leads Perrydale to Homecoming win
PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s football squad overcame a 22-8 first quarter deficit to down Dufur 36-34 on Friday.
Central girls place second in the team standings despite missing injured runners
SISTERS — Central sophomore cross-country runner Bailie Hartford placed first overall in the girls varsity race at the Outlaw Invite, winning the 5,000-meter run in 20 minutes, 19.2 seconds on Saturday.
WOODBURN — For years, Dallas’ football team has been defined by one thing. “We were a physical running team, and that carried over to our defense,” Dragons coach Tracy Jackson said. “When you played Dallas, you were going to play a tough, physical game.” Entering the 2015 season, the Dragons reshaped their identity.