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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 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: 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: 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.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Football team closes out nonleague play with win

INDEPENDENCE — Kicker Santana Reyna had never played football before this fall — let alone kick.

Pirates drop league-opener 69-26

PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s football team dropped its league-opener, falling to Arlington 69-26 on Friday.

WOU ROUNDUP: Football picks up first win of ’17

SILVER CITY, N.M. — Western Oregon University’s defense overwhelmed Western New Mexico, leading the Wolves to a 58-21 victory on Saturday.

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DALLAS ROUNDUP: Volleyball drops league matches

DALLAS — Dallas’ volleyball team lost a pair of league matches last week. The Dragons fell to Corvallis 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21 on Sept. 12 and Silverton 11-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-19 on Thursday.

Sports Schedule

Sept. 20-26

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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 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 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 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.

PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Volleyball extends win streak

PERRYDALE — Perrydale’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to 12 matches after going 4-0 last week.

DALLAS ROUNDUP: Cross takes first at Saxon Invite

SALEM — Dallas junior cross-country runner Trevor Cross won the Saxon Invite on Saturday.