Ah, the New Year is almost upon us. The time when anything seems possible. A time when an inspirational movie quote gets me pumped up to set ridiculously ambitious (for me) goals, because how hard could that really be? A time when the possibilities seem endless — until I remember my favorite cooking tool is a microwave and my athletic career peaked before the age of 18.
Roller derby giving Dallas resident confidence in herself
SALEM — Throughout her life, Dallas resident Sarah Hausman has always watched sports from the sidelines.
The Summer Fling tournament caps off a two-year project
INDEPENDENCE — Recently finished, the MINET Disc Golf Course in Independence’s Riverview Park will have its big unveiling this weekend.
When the city of Dallas approached Jordan Sollman about running a tennis tournament, he didn’t take long to answer.
Summerfest Fun Run and Kids' Triathlon
Event aims to appeal both to new and experienced runners
DALLAS — No matter if you are a competitive runner or someone looking to start getting active, the Summerfest Fun Run offers something for you.
Eble, Youngren look to carry on tradition, broaden appeal
INDEPENDENCE — As the Monmouth-Independence Tennis Tournament hit full swing on Saturday and Sunday, Mike McDougall of Corvallis called it “(Monmouth and) Independence’s little secret.”
More than 1,800 riders caught a glimpse of the Willamette Valley
POLK COUNTY — Cycle Oregon attracted 1,850 cyclists, including 250 children, for Camp Oregonadogood on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Local players hope to advance at Southern Oregon championships
DALLAS — For Mary Christensen and Petra Cole, tennis has always been more than a way to stay active.
INDEPENDENCE — Dallas isn’t the only community represented on Timberhill Tennis Club’s team. Central boys tennis coach Patti Youngren has been a member on the squad for several years and served as team captain on multiple occasions. This year saw several new challenges.
Dallas graduate finishes distance triathlon
COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — Melissa Meyer is not one to shy away from a challenge. On June 28, she completed perhaps her greatest athletic feat, finishing the Ironman Coeur d’Alene, a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run, in Idaho in 14 hours, 36 minutes and 7 seconds.
Bikers from around the country to arrive in Polk County
POLK COUNTY — Thousands of cyclists are about to hit the road in and around Polk County.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament is set to return July 11 and 12.
Triathlon a rewarding, worthwhile endeavor
Standing in line to use the toilet at the Independence Heated Community Pool, it dawned on me: this is why we’re here.
This is the final of a series of columns chronicling my journey in training for my first sprint triathlon, held on Saturday morning.