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.
Junior looks to help lead Dallas to state meet
DALLAS — Dallas High junior Elizabeth Sutton doesn’t like standing still.
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Dallas’ struggling boys soccer
DALLAS — Moments after an 11-0 loss to Woodburn on Oct. 7, Dallas boys soccer coach Chris Smerke had one message for his team: 18 minutes.
In the Oct. 1 issue, the photo on Page 16A misidentified No. 12 Alex Quinn as No. 14 Kyle Aklin. Aklin was originally No. 12 on the roster sent to the Itemizer-Observer.
Hartford finds success during freshman year
INDEPENDENCE — Central High freshman Bailie Hartford doesn’t have an elaborate pre-race ritual.
INDEPENDENCE — A yearly tradition is back — and for supporters of Central High School athletics, that means it’s time to get your checkbooks ready.
Junior helps lead Dallas to a four set win over Central
DALLAS — In the middle of Dallas’ 25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 25-16 win over Central on Monday, junior Cambria Blair wasn’t worried.
Panthers earn first league wins
Central earned its first two Mid-Willamette Conference wins of the season before falling to Dallas on Monday.
ALBANY — Dallas failed to hold onto a 14-12 fourth-quarter lead, falling to South Albany 18-14 on Friday in Mid-Willamette Conference football action.
Dragons, Panthers look to finish regular season with momtentum
ALBANY — Dallas’ boys team finished 17th at the Harrier Classic Saturday at Bryant Park in Albany. Junior TJ Cross placed 73rd and set a season best of 17 minutes, 57 seconds to lead the Dragons. Cross became the first Dallas runner to crack 18 minutes for the 5,000-meter distance this season.