INDEPENDENCE — When Central senior Chris Polanco steps onto the tennis court, he’s playing for more than himself.
FALLS CITY — When junior Jeremy Labrado arrived in Eugene for the 1A state track and field championships last May, he was overwhelmed.
DALLAS — The last time Dallas’ softball team squared off against Central, it was a defensive battle with the Dragons pulling out a 2-1 victory.
BANKS — Competing at a meet with 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A schools, Perrydale’s track and field teams were looking to make a statement at the Rob Frank Invitational at Banks High School on Saturday.
DALLAS — Dallas’ girls golf team has seen success in recent years, thanks in part to senior Kailee Curtis, who has earned her spot among the state’s best golfers. The rest of the players want to show that they are ready to do the same.
INDEPENDENCE — Last year, Central’s baseball team struggled to find its identity. With a 12-14 record overall and 10-11 mark in Mid-Willamette Conference play, the Panthers showed they could be a threat — but not consistently. They’re out to change that perception in 2017.
DALLAS — David Brautigam has stepped down as head girls basketball coach. Brautigam said he made the decision so he could spend more time with his family.
INDEPENDENCE — Dallas softball coach Brandi Jackson told her team be ready to go to war.
DALLAS — When Dallas girls tennis player Molly Peffley decided to pick up a racket her freshman year, she didn’t have years of experience.
PERRYDALE — The 2016 season was a tough one for Perrydale’s baseball team. The Pirates went 2-17, but coach Steve Mabry kept preaching a simple message — keep working and building for the future. That hard work is beginning to pay off.