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Independence Sports Park set for opening celebration on Saturday

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is ready to kick off the celebration of three new soccer fields.

Registration for golf tourney open

DALLAS — Registration is open for the Dallas Quarterback Club’s 22nd annual golf tournament on Aug. 20.

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Dirtbags put aside rivalries for now

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.

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LaCreole field receives new irrigation system

DALLAS — Jeff Hevener was ecstatic to be working on Saturday morning. Hevener, along with numerous volunteers, spent the weekend installing an irrigation system at the LaCreole Middle School football field.

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Watson dies in swim accident

SPRAY — Cody Watson, 16, of Monmouth, died Sunday while swimming with friends at the John Day River near Spray.

Applegate, Diaz thrive as part of Blue Dolphins

DALLAS — Gabe Applegate loved the water, though the thought of racing never crossed his mind.

CYS holds youth football signups

INDEPENDENCE — Central Youth Sports will hold football registration sessions Wednesday (today) and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Panther Stadium at Central High School.

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Five middle school wrestlers named to national team

DALLAS — Five members of the LaCreole Middle School wrestling team were named to the national team: Rami Arel, Cooper Hise, Cael Morrison, Haydn Millard and Ashton Brecht.

Dallas Pop Warner athletes honored

DALLAS – Dallas Pop Warner had 11 participants selected as Academic All-Americans for the Pop Warner Pacific Northwest Region.

Dallas mat club to recycle trees

The Dallas Mat Club will hold its annual Christmas tree recycling day on Jan. 3.

Pop Warner, Kids, Inc. come together

DALLAS — Dallas resident Jeff Hevener remembers seeing young kids attending Dallas High football games with their youth uniforms on, but he knew something was wrong. With two youth leagues, Pop Warner and Kids, Inc., kids had to choose which league to play for.

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Dressel looks to make his own splash

DALLAS — Swimming is something of a tradition in the Dressel family. Jerusha Dressel is a competitive swimmer at the collegiate level, while Elizabeth Dressel swims varsity for the Dallas Dragons.


*DHS fall sports signups begin*CHS fall sports registration to start Aug. 10*Central to host football camp

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Underdogs come out on top of tourney

At the beginning of the season Micky Garus wasn’t sure what he had gotten himself into volunteering to coach Kids Inc.’s Majors recreational softball team.

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Swimming toward success

Diaz following in her brothers’ footsteps with Blue Dolphins

DALLAS — Isabel Diaz wasn’t planning on becoming a swimmer.