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Having some 'Krazy' fun

Summerfest Fun Run and Kids' Triathlon

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Fun Run ready to rock Summerfest

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.

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Tennis tournament a success

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.”

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Cycle Oregon shows off Polk County

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.

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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.

Youngren excited for tournament

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.

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Becoming Ironman

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.

CYCLING: Cycle Oregon to visit Polk County during ride

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.

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Tennis tourney ready

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament is set to return July 11 and 12.

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Pushing for a good cause

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.

Surviving triathlon a rewarding event

This is the final of a series of columns chronicling my journey in training for my first sprint triathlon, held on Saturday morning.

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Mini-Marathon offers inviting route

Organizers expect a large turnout for the Fourth of July tradition

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Has it been awhile since you’ve laced up your running shoes? You wouldn’t be alone, but July 4 offers a fun and relatively easy way to end your racing drought in the 43rd annual Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon.

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WRESTLING; Watson living his dream

Dallas resident continues family’s passion

DALLAS — The roar of the crowd. The pageantry. The larger than life characters.

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It’s finally go time ... if only I trained more

In the movies, the main character will have a realization when suddenly everything makes sense. That moment when a big change in the plot means everything will turn out OK. When the inspiring music swells in the background and the main character overcomes whatever stands in his or her way to win the game, defeat the bad guy or win over their romantic interest.

City adult rec looks to diversify

Dallas considers bringing running events to the city

DALLAS — It seems like a distant memory for Dallas Recreation Coordinator David Brautigam. Yet, it was just four years ago that Dallas didn’t have any adult recreation to speak of. Oh, how things have changed.