Experienced official doesn’t show any signs of stopping
DALLAS — As a basketball player through college, Charlie Goodman wasn’t a fan of officials. Little did he know that he would see what it was like to see the game from the striped shirt’s perspective.
Lack of officials leaves current referees in a bind to cover all games
POLK COUNTY — For some fans, they’re a savior, someone to bail out a team in a tight spot. For others, they’re a villain, someone who deserves blame in a loss.
Senior adding new dimension to her game
DALLAS — For years, Taylor Fennell has known her role for Dallas’ girls basketball team, but that can be both a blessing and a curse.
Simmons, team, having a blast
FALLS CITY — On Dec. 12, Falls City’s boys basketball team sat in its locker room. The Mountaineers had just defeated Eddyville Charter School 45-26, the squad’s first victory in more than a full season. But there were no cheers or hollers.
Senior leader out at least four weeks
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys basketball team picked up a pair of league wins last week, yet it suffered a big blow to its lineup.
Dallas falls short against Mid-Willamette Conference’s top team
DALLAS — The Dallas girls basketball team is looking to prove it belongs in the discussion to be among the Mid-Willamette Conference’s top teams after splitting a pair of league contests.
Dallas places sixth at Reser’s Tournament of Champions
HILLSBORO — Dallas senior Matt Hofenbredl hasn’t seen the wrestling season he planned, missing several tournaments.
DALLAS — With the regular season winding down, Dallas’ swim team is looking ahead toward districts after competing in three meets.
Kylie Nash * Andy Avgi
INDEPENDENCE — Claudine Mendazona will return as Central High’s head volleyball coach next fall, Panthers Athletics Director Shane Hedrick announced on Monday.
Panthers' boys basketball squad loses key starter
INDEPENDENCE – Central’s boys basketball team suffered a big loss on Tuesday, as senior Kyler Fleming broke his left hand during practice.
Dallas senior improving fast
DALLAS — There was a moment when Dallas senior Brad Huey was ready to walk away from basketball.
Central guard becoming an all-around threat
INDEPENDENCE — For nearly as long as she’s been playing basketball, Central High junior Kylie Nash has leaned on one move.
Senior introduced to the real world of competitive wrestling
INDEPENDENCE — As a young child, Beto Meza loved to watch wrestling. But he wasn’t watching Olympic wrestling — or even high school wrestling.
Ludwig wins close race in 100 backstroke as boys squad earns 45-40 victory
DALLAS — As Dallas senior Nate Ludwig finished the 100-yard backstroke at the Dallas Aquatic Center on Jan. 13, he immediately looked up at the scoreboard.