Dragons Complete Comeback Against Bulldogs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  “That was a good game” Kobe Braziel said. And it sure was as something just clicked coming out of halftime in Dallas’ 66-64 victory over West Albany Thursday. Down 36-22 their press defense, their transition and most importantly their offense clicked.  Turning the 14-point deficit to a 40-38 hole…

Panthers Defeats Dragons To Snap Three-Game Skid

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.– Central’s looking like they are about to hit their stride following their 49-30 victory over Dallas Thursday night. Their defense limited the Dragons to eight points in the opening 13 minutes of the contest with their offense translating opportunities into points.  The Panthers led at this point 22-8 three minutes…

Dallas Girls XC Makes History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.—The pieces finally fell into place for the Dallas Girls Cross Country team this season, breaking the school drought of sending a girls team to the 5A State Race thanks to a third-place finish at the Mid-Willamette Conference District race this past weekend. Avery Shinkle, Molly Parsons, Csenge Gyenes, Ah…

Mid-Willamette Conference Football Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Silverton won several Mid-Willamette Conference awards this Fall in football as the MWC send five teams to the 5A postseason in 2021. Here’s the complete list: MWC Assistant Coach of the Year: John Horner (Silverton) Offensive Lineman: Orie Schaffers (Silverton)* Carson Benedict (West Albany) Ramie Halbrook (South Albany) Weston Tucker (Corvallis)…

Mid-Willamette Conference Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 2021 Mid-Willamette Volleyball  All-League teams Silverton’s Kate O’Connor won Coach of the Year as the Foxes finished second in the Mid-Willamette Conference with a 13-3 league record and are 15-5.  West Albany’s Hailey Heider was named MVP/Player of the Year. Coach of the Year – Kate O’Connor (Silverton) MVP – Hailey…

Dragons Fall To Lebanon 34-14

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  For the first quarter-and-a-half Lebanon jumped on Dallas’ slow start in their 34-14 win over the Dragons Friday night at Lebanon High School. By the 11:20 mark Dallas found themselves in a 27-0 deficit and faced a tough challenge to answer back as Brayden Burton and the Warriors had firmly…

Dallas Finishes Second At Oregon City, Saxons Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com OREGON CITY, Ore.–  South Salem found themselves down 17-13 in the second set to Oregon City in the match-up between the two Top 5 teams.  The Saxons had struggled to find their groove against the Pioneers, but slowly pieced it together as they stormed back for a brief 21-20 lead.  A…

Cross Country Round-Up: Salem-Area Runners Run At Nike Portland XC

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PORTLAND, Ore.–  The Annual Nike Portland XC event returned this Fall as athletes from the West Coast traveled to Blue Lake Regional Park to compete in the variety of Varsity races (from Danner, the strongest runners to Division-3) as well as a slew of Novice and Junior Varsity races to give…

Dallas Volleyball Returns Strong Core

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  If you pay attention to the game of Volleyball, you’ve probably heard things along the way of ‘first to five’ ‘let’s get to ten’ and so on and so forth.  As Dallas wrapped up their first week of practice, their first practice as a team following the completion of try-outs…

Woolsey Taking The Next Step

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CENTRALIA, Wash.– First game out of the gate of the Fastpitch NW Showcase Tuesday at the Centralia Sports Complex, incoming Dallas sophomore Clara Woosley was named Game MVP, picked by the players of the opposing team.  Receiving the honor against the Idaho Ruby squad for her play defensively in the outfield. “I…

Person’s Versatility

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DALLAS, Ore.–  Logan Person has always been a versatile athlete. Running, blocking, receiving, kicking even.  He’s like a Swiss army-knife for the Dallas High School football team entering his Senior Year with the Dragons.  Something that has been his identity since he was little. “It’s just been something I’ve had since I was a…

Dippel’s Last Ride

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MEDFORD, Ore.–  David Dippel has been known for his high-intensity and boisterous personality along the basepaths and in the dugout the past 15 years coaching.  This past Tuesday at the US Cellular Fields was no different. Cheering his NW Vandals 18A team against Oregon Blaze 16A squad in both team’s second…