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PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City beats Yoncalla 84-32

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.

COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Ribich, Wolves ready to go on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s top cross-country runners have been waiting for this moment.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Best foot forward

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.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Warriors top Panthers

INDEPENDENCE – It was an almost perfect start for Central’s football team Thursday night against Lebanon.

Perrydale football rolls to victory

PERRYDALE — When the season first began, Perrydale’s football team was far from polished.

Toastmasters Club begins Tuesday

Dallas resident Ed Dressel knows many people dread public speaking.

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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Wolves hungry for more

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior Mariella Vandenkooy knew the sacrifices would be worth it.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Dragons net first league win in six years

DALLAS — It was a match that senior boys soccer player Michael Davison yearned for — not just for himself — but for the program.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels rally in fourth quarter to stun Dragons

DALLAS — Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas’ football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season on Homecoming night.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Savage towers above competition

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.

Rebels rally to stun Dragons

DALLAS -- Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas' football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season.

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COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Nading ready to own his destiny

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University junior cross-country runner Dustin Nading was looking for a way back to the Northwest.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers survive Dragons’ rally

DALLAS — Football is a game of inches.

Knudson, cross-country team, keep eye on the prize

DALLAS — When Dallas junior Orion Knudson joined the cross-country team as a sophomore, he wasn’t exactly a distance runner.

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Booster Club kicks off turf fundraiser

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.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Injuries challenge Panthers

INDEPENDENCE — The first half of Mid-Willamette Conference play has not been kind to Central’s volleyball team.

PREP FOOTBALL: Central hangs on to beat Dallas

DALLAS -- It was an ending fit for a rivalry.

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Building from the ground up

DALLAS — Dallas junior defender Callista Kiner came into the season knowing things would be a bit different for the girls soccer program.

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PREP CROSS-COUNTRY: Brown, Hartford lead Panthers at race

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.

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Pumping up the Panthers

INDEPENDENCE — Prior to kickoff, Central lineman Caleb Sedlacek is pacing. It’s not nerves.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Mountaineers shut out Siletz Valley

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.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Panthers down Cascade to remain undefeated

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.

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Pirates off to strong start

PERRYDALE — Perrydale volleyball coach Denise Dickey wasn’t sure how the early part of the Pirates’ season would play out.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Rebuild a slow burn for Dragons

DALLAS — Building Dallas’ boys soccer program into a contender is a work in progress.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Central defeats Cascade

INDEPENDENCE – Central’s boys soccer team found itself in a battle against Cascade on Thursday evening with the Panthers scoring a 1-0 victory.

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PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Rincon rises to help lead Panthers

INDEPENDENCE — Soccer in the Rincon family is almost a rite of passage.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Dragons burn Highlanders

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.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Errors cost Dragons dearly during league openers

DALLAS — For two of the three sets against Crescent Valley on Thursday, Dallas’ volleyball team went point-for-point with the Raiders.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Falls City sweeps Livingstone

FALLS CITY — Falls City volleyball coach Roxy Barnhart hasn’t always been sure what team she would see on the court.

WOU ROUNDUP: Volleyball team splits matches at home tournament

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s volleyball team went 2-2 at the Division II West Region Showcase on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers roll in opener

INDEPENDENCE — Senior Isaiah Abraham was itching to get on the field Friday night.

Dragons go 2-1 at tourney

SALEM — Dallas’ volleyball team opened its season at the McKay Tournament in Salem on Saturday.

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Pirates outlast Mapleton

PERRYDALE — Almost from the opening snap, one thing was clear during Perrydale’s football game against Mapleton.

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Wolves fall to 0-2

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon women’s soccer coach Steve Ancheta knows WOU is a work in progress.

PREP CROSS-COUNTRY: Coach seeks elusive accomplishment

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.

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Panthers aim to break through

INDEPENDENCE — Seniors Aaron Padilla and Evan Hoover have seen Central’s boys soccer team come close to emerging as league and state contenders.

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Pack on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s football team is coming off an uneven 2016 season.

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Van Meter uses new lease on life to chase his dream

Kurt Van Meter counts himself lucky to be alive.

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Eclipse chaser finally sees total solar eclipse

Jerry Rosen didn’t mean to make seeing a total solar eclipse into a lifetime goal, it just happened that way.

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Wolves ready to run

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Kennedy Rufener enters the 2017 season as the Wolves’ top women’s cross-country runner.

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Auction day brings range of emotions

On the outside, Owen Jones looked calm, cool and collected.

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COLLEGE SOCCER: Wolves ready to go on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s soccer program showed flashes of potential in 2016, but finished 5-11-1 overall.

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Weather for eclipse remains a question mark

Months of planning has gone into making the Great American Eclipse a major event for Polk County.

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Rolling down the river

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.

Auction causes range of emotions

RICKREALL -- On the outside, Owen Jones looked calm, cool and collected.

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Raising the bar

MONMOUTH — Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.

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Rough Stock Rodeo returns Thursday

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.

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Wolves ready for trial by fire

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.

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Dirtbags finish second at state

KLAMATH FALLS — The Demarini Dirtbags entered the American Legion state baseball tournament hungry for success.

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Bike MS returns to Monmouth

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.

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