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Tennis tourney ready

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July tennis tournament is set to return July 11 and 12.

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CLASS 5A PREP SOFTBALL: Campos hopes experience leads to success

Dragons turn to assistant varsity coach to lead softball program into the future

DALLAS — The Dallas High softball program has a new head coach. DHS Athletic Director Tim Larson announced Brandi Campos will take over from Al Perkins, who stepped down earlier in June.

Surviving triathlon a rewarding event

This is the final of a series of columns chronicling my journey in training for my first sprint triathlon, held on Saturday morning.

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Making a change

Central High graduate looks to make a difference

MONMOUTH — Upon finishing his senior season with Central’s baseball team, Chris Rech arrived at a pivotal moment in his life — one that could lead him away from the baseball diamond.

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It’s finally go time ... if only I trained more

In the movies, the main character will have a realization when suddenly everything makes sense. That moment when a big change in the plot means everything will turn out OK. When the inspiring music swells in the background and the main character overcomes whatever stands in his or her way to win the game, defeat the bad guy or win over their romantic interest.

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WRESTLING; Watson living his dream

Dallas resident continues family’s passion

DALLAS — The roar of the crowd. The pageantry. The larger than life characters.

City adult rec looks to diversify

Dallas considers bringing running events to the city

DALLAS — It seems like a distant memory for Dallas Recreation Coordinator David Brautigam. Yet, it was just four years ago that Dallas didn’t have any adult recreation to speak of. Oh, how things have changed.

Dugan takes AD position at Perrydale

Longtime employee will also serve as school’s assistant principal

PERRYDALE — Dan Dugan hadn’t even started his new role as assistant principal at Perrydale High School when he was given another title: athletic director.

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Pickleball returns to Dallas for summer

Sport gaining popularity in Polk County, club attracting new players

DALLAS — Richard Winn has seen pickleball grow in popularity in Dallas since he teamed with the city’s recreation department in 2013. Now, he’s helping expand the city’s offerings to those looking to try the game, or taking their pickleball game to a new height.

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