Great Willamette Raft Race attracts veterans, newcomers alike
INDEPENDENCE — At 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, James Robinson and Nathan Litke were hard at work.
Sisters find strength, inspiration through Bike MS
MONMOUTH — As a child, Shannon Snair made it a point to protect her younger sister Nora from all she could.
INDEPENDENCE — A 1.5-mile obstacle course stretching from the Independence Dog Park around the soccer fields is nearing completion.
DALLAS — Registration is open for the Dallas Quarterback Club’s 22nd annual golf tournament on Aug. 20.
POLK COUNTY — The first year Augi Garred joined Bike MS, an annual event that is part of a national movement and raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research, he was more concerned about how he’d look riding than how his actual journey would go.
POLK COUNTY — Bike MS has made its home at Western Oregon University for multiple years.
INDEPENDENCE — If not for a decision long ago by his older brother, Larry Peterson’s life would look a lot different than it does now.
The Polk County bicycle club, named the Polk Pedalers, is an adventurous group.
POLK COUNTY — Athletes often cite chemistry as a key to success. On a team where players have little to no experience playing with each other, developing chemistry can be difficult.
The moment had finally arrived. All the training (well … at least a couple days of training) was about to come to fruition at the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament on Saturday.
Special Olympics trains, empowers its athletes to succeed
POLK COUNTY — If there’s one thing Shirley Wimer didn’t like it was sports.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon has been a staple on the Fourth of July for more than four decades.
It was my big moment.
Registration due by noon on June 29
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Patty Youngren has been a part of an annual tradition for more than three decades — the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament. “I moved here in 1985. I played against Mary Christensen in my first competition,” Youngren said. “She and Phil Schroeder, who ran the tournament at the time, crushed my partner and I. Mary has become a lifelong friend.”
As I stepped onto the tennis court, staring down my arch enemy, I paused and took a deep breath before I hit my first serve.