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2014 All-REGION FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Born to Run

Senior rushed for more than 2,400 yards in final season

INDEPENDENCE — As a sixth-grader, Wes Riddell roamed the sidelines at Central High. As the Panthers’ ball boy, Riddell got his first glimpse of high school football.

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Seeing beyond the surface

Dallas High junior not letting loss of vision stop him from living life to the fullest

DALLAS — In almost every way, Dallas High junior Damanti Burfict is as normal as can be. Each morning, he goes to school. He loves the sciences, but is not a huge fan of algebra 2. He goes to wrestling practice after school, where he hopes to place at districts this season. But Burfict is not your average high school student. He’s hoping his story can help show the world that a setback doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams.

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Guard looks to spread the wealth

Nichols hopes to lead WOU to a conference championship

MONMOUTH — The Western Oregon men’s basketball team won’t be the young kids on the block anymore.

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2014 2014 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Finding her groove

Senior helped lead Dallas

DALLAS — Dallas High senior Chanel Bailey wasn’t always a towering force for the Dragons. Growing up, Bailey was a dancer.

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WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Freshman looks to deliver on hype

Azorr already earning a spot in Western Oregon’s rotation

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon freshman Sydney Azorr is perhaps one of the Wolves’ most-hyped women’s basketball recruits in recent history.

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Wilsonville tames Panthers

Central shut out in second half for the first time this year

INDEPENDENCE — Throughout the regular season, Central’s offense was among the most prolific in Class 5A, averaging 36.7 points per game.

CLASS 3A-2A-1A PREP GIRLS SOCCER

PORTLAND — Western Mennonite/Perrydale saw its playoff run come to an end as the Pioneers lost to Oregon Episcopal 2-0 on Saturday.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WOU tops Humboldt

Seniors treasure final home victory

MONMOUTH — It’s something that’s happened numerous times before throughout their careers at WOU.

CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: Central set for playoff opener

WOODBURN — No more league games. No more regular season matchups.

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CLASS 5A PREP FOOTBALL: Dallas’ upset falls short in finale

Dragons hold Silverton to season low in points, but Silver Foxes escape with 14-0 win

DALLAS — On paper, Dallas’ football team looked like heavy underdogs against undefeated Silverton on Friday.

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