FALLS CITY — Fresh off an 84-32 victory over Yoncalla on Friday, Falls City’s football coach Laric Cook had one message for his team: We can do better.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s top cross-country runners have been waiting for this moment.
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team has been here before. The Panthers have been on the cusp of a special season, only to see it end sooner than expected.
INDEPENDENCE – It was an almost perfect start for Central’s football team Thursday night against Lebanon.
PERRYDALE — When the season first began, Perrydale’s football team was far from polished.
Dallas resident Ed Dressel knows many people dread public speaking.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior Mariella Vandenkooy knew the sacrifices would be worth it.
DALLAS — It was a match that senior boys soccer player Michael Davison yearned for — not just for himself — but for the program.
DALLAS — Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas’ football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season on Homecoming night.
DALLAS — Senior volleyball player Tristin Savage towers above her teammates. But she didn’t always have all the pieces necessary to turn into a dominanting presence on the court.
DALLAS -- Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas' football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University junior cross-country runner Dustin Nading was looking for a way back to the Northwest.
DALLAS — Football is a game of inches.
DALLAS — When Dallas junior Orion Knudson joined the cross-country team as a sophomore, he wasn’t exactly a distance runner.
DALLAS — The Dallas Booster Club officially kicked off its campaign to raise funds for a turf field at Dallas High School on Friday prior to the Central vs. Dallas football game.
INDEPENDENCE — The first half of Mid-Willamette Conference play has not been kind to Central’s volleyball team.
DALLAS -- It was an ending fit for a rivalry.
DALLAS — Dallas junior defender Callista Kiner came into the season knowing things would be a bit different for the girls soccer program.
INDEPENDENCE — The Mid-Willamette Conference Preview Meet on Sept. 20 is just that. It offers the first chance for all of the league’s cross-country squads to compete against each other in the same place.
INDEPENDENCE — Prior to kickoff, Central lineman Caleb Sedlacek is pacing. It’s not nerves.
FALLS CITY — At first glance, a 58-0 victory would be cause for total celebration. Falls City football coach Laric Cook was not as festive as one may expect.
INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team found itself in a battle against Cascade on Thursday evening with the Panthers eventually earning a 1-0 victory. The Panthers came into the match undefeated and scoring three or more goals their last three matches.
PERRYDALE — Perrydale volleyball coach Denise Dickey wasn’t sure how the early part of the Pirates’ season would play out.
DALLAS — Building Dallas’ boys soccer program into a contender is a work in progress.
INDEPENDENCE – Central’s boys soccer team found itself in a battle against Cascade on Thursday evening with the Panthers scoring a 1-0 victory.
INDEPENDENCE — Soccer in the Rincon family is almost a rite of passage.
DALLAS — Up 7-0 in the first quarter, Dallas’ football team faced an early gut check. North Eugene had a first and goal from inside the Dragons’ 5-yard line. Dallas’ defense was fired up.
DALLAS — For two of the three sets against Crescent Valley on Thursday, Dallas’ volleyball team went point-for-point with the Raiders.
FALLS CITY — Falls City volleyball coach Roxy Barnhart hasn’t always been sure what team she would see on the court.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s volleyball team went 2-2 at the Division II West Region Showcase on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
INDEPENDENCE — Senior Isaiah Abraham was itching to get on the field Friday night.
SALEM — Dallas’ volleyball team opened its season at the McKay Tournament in Salem on Saturday.
PERRYDALE — Almost from the opening snap, one thing was clear during Perrydale’s football game against Mapleton.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon women’s soccer coach Steve Ancheta knows WOU is a work in progress.
DALLAS — When cross-country coach Monique Lankheet joined Dallas High School in 1996, it was never meant to be her final stop as a coach.
INDEPENDENCE — Seniors Aaron Padilla and Evan Hoover have seen Central’s boys soccer team come close to emerging as league and state contenders.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s football team is coming off an uneven 2016 season.
Kurt Van Meter counts himself lucky to be alive.
Jerry Rosen didn’t mean to make seeing a total solar eclipse into a lifetime goal, it just happened that way.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Kennedy Rufener enters the 2017 season as the Wolves’ top women’s cross-country runner.
On the outside, Owen Jones looked calm, cool and collected.
MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s soccer program showed flashes of potential in 2016, but finished 5-11-1 overall.
Months of planning has gone into making the Great American Eclipse a major event for Polk County.
Great Willamette River Raft Race attracts teams for relaxing, fun day on the water
INDEPENDENCE — Waves collided against the shore. Sailors held on for dear life.
RICKREALL -- On the outside, Owen Jones looked calm, cool and collected.
MONMOUTH — Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.
POLK COUNTY — Ride ’em cowboy. The Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo returns Thursday at 7 p.m. As cowboys and cowgirls compete, expect to see fans flock to the rodeo arena for some high-speed excitement.
MONMOUTH — The 2016 season was always going to be a transitional one for Western Oregon’s volleyball team. A new coach, Tommy Gott, meant learning a new system and new expectations.
KLAMATH FALLS — The Demarini Dirtbags entered the American Legion state baseball tournament hungry for success.
MONMOUTH — Come for the fun; persevere for the cause. Bike MS returns to Monmouth on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to bring cyclists together to ride for a cure.