Working On The Basics

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The downtime since the cancelation of her freshman year at Western Washington University has served 2019 Dallas-Graduate Kaelynn Simmons well as the Viking Freshmen has spent the time working on the basics. Simmons appeared in six games, starting five of them, striking out 11 batters in 20 innings of…

The Dallas Duo

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– There were only two Seniors playing on the Dallas softball team this year. Two friends who would come into the Dragon softball program and saw it come together as it did. Zoe Whitlow remembers her and Madi Friesen’s freshman year with Dallas when Friesen slide into home against Silverton…

Dallas’ Brecht Signs With Briar Cliff

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  The great career of Ashton Brecht has landed the Dallas Senior in the heart of Wrestling Country in Iowa where he has committed to Briar Cliff University. The Chargers were 7-1 in the GPAC this past year and were second of nine teams in the Great Plains Athletic Conference….

Big Spots To Fill For Dallas Softball Entering 2020

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Filling five holes will be difficult to do for Dallas Softball this year.  But it’s not too much of a steep task entering the 2020 Spring. Losing Seniors Jenessa Parnell, Emma Classen from the outfield, stud pitcher Kaelynn Simmons and Adrian Lee behind the dish to graduation plus Genevieve…

Mid-Willamette Conference Boys Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton’s David Gonzales won Player of The Year while Foxes Head Coach Jamie McCarty won Coach of the Year.  Silverton opens the 5A Playoffs Wednesday night against Willamette at 8:15pm.  South Albany plays Crater at 6:30 and West Albany plays Wilsonville at 3:15, all games are at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis….

Panthers Closes Out Regular Season With Big Run Over Dallas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Central needed a win to clinch the third-place spot in the Mid-Willamette Conference Monday night when they traveled to Dallas in their regular season finale. West Albany sat a half-game behind the Panthers, owning the tiebreaking having swept Central this season.  A Panther loss would have pushed Central to…

Dallas’ Holgate Finishes Third At State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.– Sometimes you just need that little extra kick to get it back going again. Following her defeat to eventual State Champion in McKay’s Tess Barnett, Dallas’ Kimmy Holgate answered with a fiery passion knowing her goal of wanting to place at the 110-Pound girls State Tournament.  Needing a win…

Dallas Challenged Fifth-Ranked Bulldogs In Defeat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  It was all you could hope for this late in the foundation-laying season for Dallas. It was weird to think that, when Tyler Crawford hit his lay-in with 7:47 left in the game that the Dragons were in the game with West Albany.  The Bulldogs were the fifth-ranked team…

Dallas’ Brecht Gets District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.—It’s been a longtime coming for Dallas’ Ashton Brecht. Two year of coming close to the District Title and here he was again, his Senior Year, on the verge of destiny once again. The Dragons 285-pounder pinned his way to the finals.  Pinning Central’s Cameron Dodge in 17 seconds before…

Dragons Dropped Tough Non-League Finale To Banks

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Its hard to win ball games when you’re not shooting the ball well. And playing a team like a Banks that have shooters on the other end of the court, it makes it that much more important to hit those shots when you take them. Early in Saturday afternoon’s…

Cascade’s Defense Creates Problems For Dallas In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  Despite their slow start, when Maddie Doig split her two free throws for Dallas 18 seconds into the second half, the Lady Dragons found themselves down 22-16 to Cascade after being down as much as 12 during the opening half. Coming off of their 25-20 win Friday against McLoughlin,…

Dallas Girls Battled, Couldn’t Overcome South Albany

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  There were glimpses of how good this team can be when they clean basketball Tuesday night against South Albany. Dallas rallied to tie the game at eight after the first quarter, again at 14 in the second quarter and after a Hannah Callaway basketball two minutes into the second…