Feeling the burn

There’s a belief that every competitive person has: that no matter what the situation, we’ll always bet on ourselves to find a way to win. That we’ll triumph against long odds, emerge victorious and proud.

June 8, 2016 11 a.m. read more..

Adult rec grows up

DALLAS — When the city of Dallas brought adult recreation programs back in 2013, the goal was simple — give people a way to stay active.

June 1, 2016 11 a.m. read more..

COLUMN: Here's to an athletic 2016

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.

December 30, 2015 11 a.m. read more..

Becoming an athlete

SALEM — Throughout her life, Dallas resident Sarah Hausman has always watched sports from the sidelines.

August 19, 2015 11 a.m. read more..

Tennis tournament a success

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.”

July 15, 2015 11 a.m. read more..


DALLAS — For Mary Christensen and Petra Cole, tennis has always been more than a way to stay active.

July 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..

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.

July 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..

Becoming Ironman

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.

July 8, 2015 11 a.m. read more..


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