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PERRYDALE — If all goes well for them, the Perrydale Pirates boys basketball team hopes to be in a familiar late February position – the Class 1A playoffs.

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WEST SALEM — Talk about a young team. The West Salem Titans didn’t have a senior on their varsity roster last season. That was part of the fallout from COVID-19, the statewide uncertainties and the change in high school scheduling.

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MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s 4-6 football record was a mixed bag this year, but the players felt like the season was a big win in one respect.

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WILSONVILLE — It looks like minor adjustments only for local high schools when the Oregon School Activities Association sets classifications and leagues for the next four years for all sports except football.

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WEST SALEM — After one day to analyze the season-ending loss, West Salem football Shawn Stanley found himself studying a piece of paper. It showed a potential depth chart — starters and backups at each position — for next season.

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INDEPENDENCE — The Central Panthers wrestling team, like others throughout the state, is settling back into a more typical routine as the season approaches.

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MONMOUTH — How fitting it was that Luz Garcia was out on a long run when she got the news: She gets to race Nov. 20 in Saint Leo, Florida, representing Western Oregon in the NCAA Division II cross-country championships.

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WEST SALEM — Football teams always talk about the importance of winning the fourth quarter. Four fingers go up on each hand after the end of the third quarter. Coaches and players stress the word “finish.”

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EUGENE — Underdog West Salem stayed with South Eugene until a late penalty kick allowed the host Axe to advance in the state playoffs.

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PENDLETON — It was the biggest win for Dallas in coach Andy Jackson’s tenure, and it sets up a big, big road game this week.

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FALLS CITY — The Falls City/Kings Valley Charter football season came to a predictable but at least somewhat encouraging end on Friday. Try as they might, the Mountaineers were out-manned by visiting Waldport, one of the top teams in the state. The Irish came to Falls City and won 60-22.