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WOU ROUNDUP: Wolves defeat Vikings for first time in nine years

MONMOUTH — For the first time in nearly a decade, Western Oregon University’s women’s basketball team defeated Western Washington 54-50 on Saturday.

Sports Schedule

Jan. 11-16

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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Leading the charge

PERRYDALE — Prior to the start of the boys basketball season, coach Brian Domes wasn’t sure how his team would shape up.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Trammell finds comfort zone

MONMOUTH — Basketball has always held the key to Demetrius Trammell’s future. “It was my way into college,” Trammell said. “I remember my dad telling me if I wanted to go, I needed a scholarship.”

Hyre shows support for Walkers

INDEPENDENCE — Prior to the start of the girls basketball season, Central junior Mariah Hyre decided to shave her head.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Boys basketball wins two

CORVALLIS — Central’s boys basketball team went 2-0 at the Crescent Valley Invitational, defeating Ashland 50-42 on Friday and Hermiston 54-48 on Saturday.

FALLS CITY ROUNDUP: Boys and girls drop nonleague matchups

FALLS CITY — Falls City’s girls basketball team lost to Alsea 48-30 on Dec. 27. The Mountaineers (5-4 overall) played Jewell Tuesday after press time.

Wrestling wins Northwest Duals

ALBANY — Dallas’ wrestling team placed first at the Northwest Duals on Thursday and Friday.

Sports Schedule

Jan. 3-9

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PREP SWIMMING: Defying expectations

INDEPENDENCE — If there’s one thing that has driven Trent Nash throughout his life it’s this: He’s not going to back away from a challenge.

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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Dippel, Dragons off to fast start

DALLAS — There’s something thrilling about senior Jordan Dippel when she steps onto a basketball court for Dallas’ girls basketball team.

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Bibler to compete down under

PERRYDALE — When Abigail Bibler was called into the school main office two months ago, she was more confused than anything else.

Sports Schedule

Dec. 27-Jan. 3

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Girls basketball finishes first at the holiday classic

AURORA — Central’s girls basketball team went 3-0 and took first at the Abby’s Pizza Holiday Classic at North Marion High School.

WOU ROUNDUP: Men’s basketball downs Alaska

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s men’s basketball team used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Alaska Anchorage 82-50 on Sunday. The Wolves saw 10 players score five or more points.