Lukas Eggen

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CLASS 2A-1A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Senior exceeds goals

Transfer looks to enjoy the ride

FALLS CITY — Arlin Schwanke always yearned for the chance to try out track and field.

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CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Sophomore rising

Panthers in a close race for league’s top seeds

INDEPENDENCE — Since third grade, Central sophomore Luis Amador has felt at home on the baseball diamond.

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CLASS 5A PREP BASEBALL: Hatley, Dragons ready for stretch run

Dallas to face Mid-Willamette Conference’s top teams in consectutive weeks

DALLAS — After a three-game sweep of Woodburn, Dallas’ baseball team appears ready to face a critical stretch of its season.

CLASS 5A PREP GOLF: Senior enjoys time on the course

Brinton not letting a late start stop him from exceling for Central

INDEPENDENCE — Central senior Collin Brinton wasn’t swinging a golf club by the time he could walk. Nor was he draining putts by the time he was in grade school. Brinton was, in fact, a late arrival to golf.

CLASS 5A PREP BOYS TENNIS: Gumpinger, Gillette form successful pair

Dallas duo settles into Dragons’ No. 1 doubles team position this spring

DALLAS — When Dallas tennis doubles players Cameron Gumpinger and Josiah Gillette step onto the court, they are no longer just friends.

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: Harpole hopes to end WOU career on a high

Western Oregon looks to clinch Great Northwest Athletic Conference title

MONMOUTH — As Western Oregon’s baseball team rested between games against Saint Martin’s on Sunday afternoon, senior Garret Harpole was all smiles.

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CLASS 2A-1A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Hurdling over expectations

Junior’s switch to track and field proving to be a success

PERRYDALE — Perrydale junior Taylor Price loves softball. As a sophomore, she started for the Pirates. Many of her friends were her teammates.

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CLASS 5A PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Quinn learns from past mistakes

Senior ready to make the most of his final track and field season

INDEPENDENCE — There is something different about Central senior Alex Quinn. Quinn has always been one of the Panthers’ most versatile athletes. But this season, he’s taking his game to a new level.

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CLASS 5A PREP BOYS TENNIS: Loving every swing

Seniors eyeing district titles, state run

INDEPENDENCE — Central senior Kevin Cable was cruising to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Dallas’ Jacob Harustak on Thursday afternoon, but an unforced error — a ball that sailed into the net — helped Harustak win a game, causing Cable to bend over in disgust.

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Junior transfer emerges as Western Oregon’s top pitcher

MONMOUTH — It was a moment that threatened to derail Western Oregon’s season. After losing five straight games at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., on March 27 and 28, WOU responded by winning two games on March 29.

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