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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 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: 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.

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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Wolves fall to 0-2

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

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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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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers roll in opener

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

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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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.

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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.

Auction causes range of emotions

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

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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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Raising the bar

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

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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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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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Dirtbags finish second at state

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

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Love reigns in grand style

Independence woman says ‘yes’ to proposal during Fourth of July tradition

Independence woman says ‘yes’ to proposal during Fourth of July tradition

Booster Club ready to send Summerfest on a hunt for clues

DALLAS — The Dallas Booster Club has long played a major role during Summerfest. The club is bringing something new to the festivities on Saturday.

Dirtbags head to state

POLK COUNTY — The Demarini Dirtbags are headed back to the American Legion state tournament in Klamath Falls on Wednesday (today). They’re ready to settle some unfinished business.

Kids’ triathlon out to entertain, energize

DALLAS — If there’s an event that provides the thrill of competition for the young ones — and provides the staff and spectators the joy of watching it unfold — it would be the Kids’ Triathlon.

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Chasing his dream

PORTLAND — There’s a motto that Western Oregon’s baseball coaches teach their players: This pitch.

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Fire near Falls City fully contained

The Oregon Department of Forestry said the Riley Central Fire, which began on July 9 just west of Falls City, has finished mop up duty.

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Finding his zone

MONMOUTH — There’s usually one thought going through pitcher Jaret Stewart’s mind during a game: Location, location, location.

Basketball tourney returns to Dallas Summerfest

DALLAS — Have a score to settle or want to show off your skills? Want to prove you’re the next LeBron James or Candace Parker?

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Plan ahead for heavy traffic in August

ODOT officials expect two- to three-hour delays at best during eclipse weekend

During the Great American Eclipse, the total eclipse will last about two minutes. Arriving to and leaving from your destination will take a bit longer.

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New AD learns on the fly

Campbell brings 17 years of experience to WOU

MONMOUTH — Curtis Campbell didn’t know much about Oregon.

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Annual race attracts big crowd

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The crowd roared. Runners and walkers charged toward the finish in a blaze of glory.

Larson supports field turf project

DALLAS — Efforts are underway by the Dallas Booster Club to raise money to install a turf field at Dallas High School.

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Tennis tournament draws 58 players

INDEPENDENCE — Robert Sanchez, of Woodburn, loves tennis. The 2017 Woodburn High graduate played throughout high school and has competed in United States Tennis Association tournaments.

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Clay creations take a monsterous turn

Ash Creek Arts Center summer camp invites youths to create monsters

MONMOUTH — Tofer Deforest was putting the finishing touches on his monstrous creation. Deforest had spent hours crafting a spider — a tarantula, to be exact — out of clay.

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Williams leads camp

MONMOUTH — It was a situation former Western Oregon and current Los Angeles Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams had been in numerous times growing up: Standing in line, waiting for a chance to meet an NFL player.

Ainsworth enjoys Beavers’ run to CWS

CORVALLIS — Oregon State University’s baseball team was in the midst of a historic season.

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Race offers big thrills

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — When runners set off on the 47th annual Monmouth-Independence Mini-Marathon, they take part in a unique event.

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NASA scientist explains eclipse

Why does a total solar eclipse happen? If the sun rises in the east, why will the West Coast see the Great American Eclipse first? How will animals be affected?

Fundraising begins for turf field

DALLAS — The drive to raise funds for a turf field at Dallas High School is underway. An official kickoff event will happen during the Sept. 29 home football game, but the project has already raised money toward its goal.

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Ribich named Male Athlete of the Year

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior cross-country and track runner David Ribich had a stellar 2016-17 school year.

Miller picked in draft

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior pitcher Brady Miller was selected by the Chicago Cubs during the 23rd round of the MLB Draft on June 14.

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Catching fire

DALLAS — Dallas junior Lauren Wallace had waited for this moment.

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Williams to host free football camp

MONMOUTH — Tyrell Williams can remember that awe-inspiring feeling he had when he was younger.

Registration for tennis tourney continues

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE  — Sign-ups for the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July Tennis Tournament have started.

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CHS grad comes home for eclipse

From Independence, Iowa, Smith family plans to travel for solar event

Eric Smith is far from an eclipse expert.


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