High School


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CENTRAL CROSS-COUNTRY: Coach, seniors form bond

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.

Bailey helps Pirates rush ahead

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.

Jacobson leaves strong legacy at Dallas

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.

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CENTRAL VOLLEYBALL: Dowdell, Central searches for confidence

Junior hopes she and her team reach a turning point

INDEPENDENCE — Growing up, Alex Dowdell always wanted to play a sport.

FALLS CITY ROUNDUP: Falls City downs C.S. Lewis 3-0

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.

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CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Boys soccer defeats Dallas

DALLAS — Junior forward Antonio Rincon scored four goals to lead Central’s boys soccer team to a 4-0 win over Dallas on Monday.

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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Dallas dominates rival Central

DALLAS — The Dallas girls soccer team opened Mid-Willamette Conference play with a 5-1 victory over Central on Monday.

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Best foot forward

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.

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GIRLS SOCCER: Tallon hopes to provide spark for Dallas

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.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Senior keeping the focus on fun

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 ROUNDUP: Boys soccer earns tie against Benson

DALLAS — Dallas’ boys soccer squad earned a 2-2 tie against Benson on Sept. 22 before falling to Southridge 3-1 on Thursday.

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DALLAS CROSS-COUNTRY: Senior looks to top brother’s mark

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.

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PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Pirates hold off Dufur

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.

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CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Hartford takes first overall at Outlaw Invite

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.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Offense breathes new fire

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.