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INDEPENDENCE — Liliana Alvarez is shy as she sits at the table with her mom at Burgerville, drinking a strawberry milkshake.

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Three generations of Straders will be at this weekend's Memorial Day baseball tournament, located at the namesake field, off of Academy street in Dallas, by LaCreole Middle School.

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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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DALLAS — Teachers and administrators in Dallas School District must get creative to meet minimal physical education instruction time requirements starting next school year.

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POLK COUNTY — Athletes often cite chemistry as a key to success. On a team where players have little to no experience playing with each other, developing chemistry can be difficult.

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SPRAY — Cody Watson, 16, of Monmouth, died Sunday while swimming with friends at the John Day River near Spray.

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INDEPENDENCE — Central Youth Sports will hold football registration sessions Wednesday (today) and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Panther Stadium at Central High School.

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DALLAS – Dallas Pop Warner had 11 participants selected as Academic All-Americans for the Pop Warner Pacific Northwest Region.

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DALLAS — Dallas resident Jeff Hevener remembers seeing young kids attending Dallas High football games with their youth uniforms on, but he knew something was wrong. With two youth leagues, Pop Warner and Kids, Inc., kids had to choose which league to play for.

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DALLAS — Swimming is something of a tradition in the Dressel family. Jerusha Dressel is a competitive swimmer at the collegiate level, while Elizabeth Dressel swims varsity for the Dallas Dragons.

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At the beginning of the season Micky Garus wasn’t sure what he had gotten himself into volunteering to coach Kids Inc.’s Majors recreational softball team.

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MONMOUTH — The Demarini Dirtbags aren’t ending the regular season with a league title, but that hasn’t changed the team’s expectations for the American Legion baseball state tournament, which begins July 29.

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DALLAS — About 80 golfers descended upon Cross Creek Golf Course on Thursday morning. This was no ordinary tournament. This was an Oregon Golf Association (OGA) youth tournament.

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WOODBURN — A quartet of LaCreole Middle School wrestlers placed at the Middle School State Wrestling Championships.

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POLK COUNTY — Dallas Kids, Inc. and West Valley Little League will hold a youth softball umpire clinic Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the LaCreole Middle School cafeteria. There is no cost to attend.

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SEATTLE — Oregon’s youth football team lost to Seattle 59-0 in the second round of the Football University National Championship on Sunday. Oregon defeated Columbian Basin 24-14 in its opening round in Seattle on Saturday.

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DALLAS — The Dallas Aquatic Center will host an information meeting on its Junior Lifeguard program on Dec. 18. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., and an adult must attend with the interested Junior Lifeguard.

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DALLAS — Dallas United Soccer Club is holding its annual general meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

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DALLAS — Dallas United Soccer Club is holding its annual general meeting Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

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DALLAS — Registration for Dallas Basketball Association’s boys and girls leagues opens Friday. Leagues are open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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DALLAS — Dallas High School and LaCreole Middle School will host three registration sessions for the Dallas Mat Club beginning Tuesday. The mat club is open to kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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DALLAS — Registration for Dallas Basketball Association’s boys and girls leagues opens Friday. Leagues are open for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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DALLAS — The Dragon kids wrestling tournament camp will take place the last two Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. The cost is $20 per child and includes a Saturday tournament on Nov. 1 and a T-shirt.

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POLK COUNTY — Tryouts for the 2014-15 West Valley HERricanes girls 12-and-under softball team will take place Sunday and Monday.

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DALLAS — The Dallas High boys basketball team is seeking volunteers to help keep score at the Oregon National Guard Hoopla.

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GRESHAM — Dallas High sophomore-to-be Jolie-Rae Ford placed first in the 1,500-yard freestyle at the Oregon Swimming Long Course Championship, held Thursday through Sunday at Mt. Hood Community College Aquatic Center in Gresham.

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Dallas QB Club fundraiser nearing * DHS to host volleyball camps Aug. 11 * Sign-ups available for golf scramble * Volunteers needed for tournament * Ford takes first at state swim meet * DHS youth football camp scheduled

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DALLAS — There is still time to sign up for the Dragons Volleyball Youth Camp, scheduled Aug. 11-14 at Dallas High School.

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DALLAS — The Dallas High School football program is hosting a youth football camp Monday through Aug. 7.

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DALLAS — The Dallas High School Booster Club is seeking volunteers to run the club’s booth at Summerfest July 24-26. The booth will promote Dallas athletics and sell Dragon Pride shirts.