Soccer helps bring players, family together
INDEPENDENCE — Central High girls soccer coach Joe Orozco is dreading the end of the season — but not because it signals the end of fall soccer for the Panthers.
Road loss puts Dallas on outside looking in for state playoffs
CORVALLIS — It had the makings of a perfect Hollywood ending.
DALLAS — A tradition returns when the Dallas High School Booster Club hosts its annual fundraising Auction on Saturday at the Col. James Nesmith Readiness Center in Dallas. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at the door.
Nelson began playing soccer in sixth grade
PERRYDALE — When Perrydale senior Emily Nelson steps onto the soccer field, she’s not looking to make friends.
Zaragoza scores twice for Panthers
CORVALLIS — Central’s boys soccer team entered this week undefeated in Mid-Willamette Conference play after defeating Corvallis 2-1 on Thursday and Silverton 2-1 on Oct. 14.
Dragons look to end regular season with momentum against Silverton
CORVALLIS — Facing two of the Mid-Willamette Conference’s top teams, Dallas lost a pair of league volleyball matches last week.
Central faces another big game, chance to clinch league’s No. 2 seed
INDEPENDENCE — What was billed as a showdown turned into a rout as Central lost to Silverton 38-6 in Mid-Willamette Conference football on Friday.
ALSEA — Falls City forfeited its 86-20 Friday football game against Alsea because of violating OSAA rules.
Vidal Zaragoza * Paul Revis
Panthers likely to battle for the third and final team qualifying spot
INDEPENDENCE — Central cross-country coach Eli Cirino knew he had a tough day ahead of him. After watching the Panthers’ girls and boys teams take second and third, respectively, at Mid-Willamette Conference meet at Central on Oct. 15, Cirino spent the evening making his final decisions for varsity rosters for the MWC Championships scheduled Wednesday (today) at Crystal Lake Sports Park in Corvallis.
Falls City looks to hang on to third seed, earn a chance to qualify for playoffs
FALLS CITY — It’s been more than three decades since Falls City’s football team has qualified for the state playoffs.
Panthers set to host Silverton in matchup of OSAA’s two top ranked 5A teams
INDEPENDENCE — The top teams in the Mid-Willamette Conference are about to clash.
Zaragoza scores twice
INDEPENDENCE — Central forward Vidal Zaragoza continued his scoring touch, leading the Panthers boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over South Albany on Oct. 7.
Central on the bubble to advance to play-in
INDEPENDENCE — Central lost to Crescent Valley 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 on Oct. 8. For the Panthers, it was a night of missed opportunity.
Dragons keep pace in conference
DALLAS — Needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt, running back Chase Mauk scored four touchdowns, leading Dallas to a 54-38 win over Corvallis on Thursday.