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2017 ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL TEAM 

All-Region Volleyball Team

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wolves hungry for progress

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s women’s basketball team’s 81-70 victory over Dixie State on Saturday during the WOU/Hampton Inn D2 Shootout may not go down as the team’s highlight of the year.

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2017 ITEMIZER-OBSERVER ALL-REGION VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Set up for success

DALLAS — Among the words used to describe Emma Classen, loud isn’t one you’re likely to hear often.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City advances to semis

ROSEBURG — There was something different about Falls City’s football team. Something that players recognized from the first day of practice.

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PREP CROSS-COUNTRY: Dragons place eighth at state

EUGENE — For the first time in more than three decades, Dallas’ boys cross-country team approached the starting line at the OSAA 5A state cross-country championships on Saturday at Lane Community College.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Mountaineers headed to quarterfinals

FALLS CITY — The Mountaineers aren’t done climbing yet.

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COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY

Ribich wins individual title, men’s team places third

MONMOUTH — From the moment the season began, Western Oregon University’s men’s cross-country team had this race circled.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Dragons fall to state champions in quarterfinals

HILLSBORO — Dallas’ volleyball team’s magical ride ended in the quarterfinals of the 5A state tournament at Liberty High School.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Central upset in first round

INDEPENDENCE — It wasn’t the ending anyone on Central’s boys soccer team was expecting.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Panthers lose to top-seeded Summit in first round

BEND — Facing the top seed in the state, Central’s volleyball team lost to Summit 25-19, 25-16, 25-20 in the first round of the OSAA Class 5A state playoffs on Saturday.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Pirates fall to Joseph in second round of state playoffs

JOSEPH — Perrydale’s volleyball team saw its season come to a close on Saturday. The Pirates lost to Joseph 25-20, 25-15, 21-25, 25-15 in the second round of the 1A state playoffs.

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Central opens playoffs against Marist

INDEPENDENCE — After the high of clinching a share of the Mid-Willamette Conference title, Central’s boys soccer team suffered a letdown, falling to Woodburn 2-1 on Oct. 24.

PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City to host Echo in first round

FALLS CITY — Falls City football coach Laric Cook had been waiting for his players to put it all together.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Dallas advances to quarterfinals

EUGENE — On paper, Dallas’ volleyball team isn’t supposed to be here. Just don’t tell that to the Dragons.

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Boys, girls face difficult path to state

On paper, Central’s boys and girls cross-country teams have a difficult challenge ahead of them to finish in the top three and qualify for state at the Mid-Willamette Conference district meet Thursday at Willamette Mission State Park in Gervais.

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Perrydale to host Damascus Christian in first round

Perrydale’s volleyball team will host Damascus Christian Wednesday (today) at 6 p.m. in the first round of the 1A state playoffs.

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Panthers top Spartans to clinch league title

Winning a league title isn’t just something Central’s boys soccer team wanted to do. It was something it needed to do.

Wolves win men’s title

In the world of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference cross-country, Alaska Anchorage has reigned supreme.

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Running men

Dallas’ home meet on Oct. 18 was a relatively laid-back affair for the Dragons’ boys cross-country team.

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BOYS SOCCER: Panthers defeat Spartans

INDEPENDENCE – One kick – and a little good fortune – was all Central’s boys soccer team needed.

COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Ribich, Wolves ready to go on the hunt

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s top cross-country runners have been waiting for this moment.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Best foot forward

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s boys soccer team has been here before. The Panthers have been on the cusp of a special season, only to see it end sooner than expected.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Falls City beats Yoncalla 84-32

FALLS CITY — Fresh off an 84-32 victory over Yoncalla on Friday, Falls City’s football coach Laric Cook had one message for his team: We can do better.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Warriors top Panthers

INDEPENDENCE – It was an almost perfect start for Central’s football team Thursday night against Lebanon.

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PREP BOYS SOCCER: Dragons net first league win in six years

DALLAS — It was a match that senior boys soccer player Michael Davison yearned for — not just for himself — but for the program.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels rally in fourth quarter to stun Dragons

DALLAS — Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas’ football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season on Homecoming night.

Toastmasters Club begins Tuesday

Dallas resident Ed Dressel knows many people dread public speaking.

Perrydale football rolls to victory

PERRYDALE — When the season first began, Perrydale’s football team was far from polished.

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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Savage towers above competition

DALLAS — Senior volleyball player Tristin Savage towers above her teammates. But she didn’t always have all the pieces necessary to turn into a dominanting presence on the court.

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COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Wolves hungry for more

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon junior Mariella Vandenkooy knew the sacrifices would be worth it.

Rebels rally to stun Dragons

DALLAS -- Halfway through the fourth quarter, it appeared Dallas' football team was headed toward its first league victory of the season.

Knudson, cross-country team, keep eye on the prize

DALLAS — When Dallas junior Orion Knudson joined the cross-country team as a sophomore, he wasn’t exactly a distance runner.

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COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY: Nading ready to own his destiny

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University junior cross-country runner Dustin Nading was looking for a way back to the Northwest.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Injuries challenge Panthers

INDEPENDENCE — The first half of Mid-Willamette Conference play has not been kind to Central’s volleyball team.

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PREP FOOTBALL: Panthers survive Dragons’ rally

DALLAS — Football is a game of inches.

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Booster Club kicks off turf fundraiser

DALLAS — The Dallas Booster Club officially kicked off its campaign to raise funds for a turf field at Dallas High School on Friday prior to the Central vs. Dallas football game.

PREP FOOTBALL: Central hangs on to beat Dallas

DALLAS -- It was an ending fit for a rivalry.

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Building from the ground up

DALLAS — Dallas junior defender Callista Kiner came into the season knowing things would be a bit different for the girls soccer program.

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PREP CROSS-COUNTRY: Brown, Hartford lead Panthers at race

INDEPENDENCE — The Mid-Willamette Conference Preview Meet on Sept. 20 is just that. It offers the first chance for all of the league’s cross-country squads to compete against each other in the same place.

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Pumping up the Panthers

INDEPENDENCE — Prior to kickoff, Central lineman Caleb Sedlacek is pacing. It’s not nerves.

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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: 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.

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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 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: 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 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 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 VOLLEYBALL: Errors cost Dragons dearly during league openers

DALLAS — For two of the three sets against Crescent Valley on Thursday, Dallas’ volleyball team went point-for-point with the Raiders.

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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.

WOU ROUNDUP: Volleyball team splits matches at home tournament

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s volleyball team went 2-2 at the Division II West Region Showcase on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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