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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.

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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.

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.

DALLAS ROUNDUP: Swim team competes at Corvallis

CORVALLIS — Dallas’ swim team competed at Corvallis on Dec. 12.

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PREP WRESTLING: Panthers shine at home

INDEPENDENCE — With a rare chance to compete at home, Central’s wrestling team looked forward to entertaining fans on Friday.

PREP BASKTBALL: finding its identity

FALLS CITY — Falls City’s boys basketball team is in search of its identity. “It’s been a little more of a learning curve than I first expected,” coach Micke Kidd said.

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PREP WRESTLING: Dragons take first at Liberty Invitational

HILLSBORO — Dallas’ wrestling team won the Liberty Invitational on Saturday. Cael Morrison (106 pounds), Hayden Millard (113), Treve Earhart (182), and Ashton Brecht (285) finished first to lead the Dragons.

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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Pirates overcome injuries during wins

PERRYDALE — Girls basketball coach Terry Newton has a new name for the Pirates. “We’re not Perrydale, we’re Pressdale,” he said.

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PERRYDALE BOYS BASKETBALL: Pirates rally late to beat Dufur

DUFUR — Down by nine with 2 minutes, 25 seconds left in the game on Saturday, Perrydale boys basketball coach Brian Domes thought the Pirates were about to go home with a sour taste in their mouths.

Panthers announce hiring of three coaches

INDEPENDENCE – Central High School’s athletic department announced the hiring of three new coaches for spring sports.

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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Dragons look to toughen up

DALLAS — Dallas’ boys basketball coach Trent Schwartz had one message for his players: It’s time to get tough.

CENTRAL ROUNDUP: Boys basketball defeats Putnam

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys basketball team defeated Putnam 57-48 on Dec. 5. Peter Mendazona scored a game-high 17 points. Isaiah Abraham added 14 points and Kaleb Kantola added 10 points.