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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Dallas' doubles teams prevail

DALLAS -- The No. 1 doubles team of Allie Gillette and Deaven Vessell and the No. 4 duo of Abby Garber and Aylin Hirsch each came through with victories in Dallas' 6-2 loss to Mid-Willamette Conference contender West Albany April 17.

Dallas' Allie Gillette, right, and teammate Deaven Vessell won their match at No. 1 doubles against West Albany last week.

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Dallas' Allie Gillette, right, and teammate Deaven Vessell won their match at No. 1 doubles against West Albany last week.

April 24, 2013

DALLAS -- The No. 1 doubles team of Allie Gillette and Deaven Vessell and the No. 4 duo of Abby Garber and Aylin Hirsch each came through with victories in Dallas' 6-2 loss to Mid-Willamette Conference contender West Albany April 17.

Gillette and Vessell defeated the Bulldogs' No. 1 team of Lindsay Pautsch and Ellie Cale in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, while Garber and Hirsch took down Karissa Reyner and Rachel Lepman in a tight match, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

Dallas fell to Silverton Monday, 7-1. The No. 4 doubles team of Garber and Hirsch were the Dragons' lone winners, beating Silverton's Ally Schmidt and Allie Ritchey 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

Boys Tennis

CENTRAL EDGES MADRAS: The Panthers tied Madras in matches at 4-4 but came away with the victory via a 62-60 games won advantage in Thursday's match. Central swept singles play, as A.J. O'Brien, Leif Olsen, Derek Sherry and Jarrett Landers all picked up victories.

Track and Field

CENTRAL SEES MULTIPLE WINNERS AT BANKS: Toby Prescott won two events to lead the Central track and field teams at Saturday's Banks Invitational. The junior captured firsts in the 100 meters and the triple jump. On the girls side, Reba Hoffman won the long jump and Mandi Desmarteau was first in the 3,000. At an April 16 Oregon West Conference three-way meet, Zane West (800), Emmanuel Vargas (3,000), Alex Quinn (300 hurdles) and Grant Lindley (high jump) won events for the boys squad, while Hoffman (100 and 100 hurdles), Julia Kenyon (high jump) and Tonya Allison (pole vault) captured victories for the girls team.

DALLAS GIRLS WIN MWC FOUR-WAY: Four first-place finishes by the Dallas girls squad helped the Dragons capture a team victory at a Mid-Willamette Conference four-way meet April 17. Kyleen Benz won both the discus and the shot put and Carleen Fall (800) and Mary Kate McGuire (1,500) added victories of their own to pace Dallas. The boys team finished third, led by first-place finishes by Kegan Allen (discus), Oskar Lindberg (long jump), Justin Schafer (triple jump) and Tariq Miller (pole vault).

McCONNELL LEADS AREA PLACERS AT SHERIDAN: Falls City's Ethan McConnell placed first in the discus with a personal-best throw of 130 feet, 10 inches, at the Sheridan Invitational Thursday. The mark puts McConnell, who also placed fourth in the shot put, second in the Class 1A rankings. Teammate Robert Kempfer cracked the top 10 in two events, placing second in the 3,000 and ninth in the 1,500. Perrydale's Devin Cruickshank also had a strong 3,000 race, finishing fourth to lead the Pirates boys. On the girls side, Brooke Barnes won the long jump and Bridget Regan (second in 200, third in 100) and Alysia Vergin (third in 100 hurdles) highlighted Perrydale's placers. At Saturday's Banks Invitational, Regan won the 400 meters and the 4x100 relay team of Vergin, Megan Cummins, Barnes and Regan finished second.

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