Polk County itemizer observer. (Dallas, Or) 1992-current, April 01, 2015, Image 10

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Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 1, 2015 10A
Baseball: Lebanon at
Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Woodburn
at Central, 4:30 p.m.
Softball: Dallas at Cen-
tral, 4:30 p.m. Perrydale at
Scio, 4:30 p.m.
Track and Field: Dallas at
Lebanon, 3:30 p.m. Central
at Woodburn, 4 p.m.
Track and Field: Perry-
dale at East Linn Christian, 4
p.m. Falls City at Salem
Academy, 4 p.m.
Boys Tennis: Dallas at
Central, 4 p.m.
Girls Tennis: Central at
Dallas, 4 p.m.
Softball: Western Wash-
ington at Western Oregon
(DH), 2 p.m.
Baseball: Western Ore-
gon at Central Washington
(DH), 1 p.m. Perrydale at
Crow, 3 p.m. Dallas at
Lebanon, 4:30 p.m. Central
at Woodburn, 4:30 p.m.
Softball: Perrydale at
Crow, 3 p.m. Dallas at South
Albany, 4:30 p.m. Central at
Crescent Valley, 4:30 p.m.
Track and Field: Western
Oregon at Stanford Invita-
tional, 9 a.m. Dallas at West
Salem Titan Track Classic, 3
p.m. Western Oregon at San
Francisco State Invitational,
Baseball: Western Ore-
gon at Central Washington
(DH), 1 p.m.
Softball: Western Oregon
at Saint Martin’s (DH), 1 p.m.
Track and Field: Western
Oregon at Stanford Invita-
tional, 9 a.m. Western Ore-
gon at Linfield Jenn Boy-
man Memorial Invitational,
10 a.m. Western Oregon at
San Francisco State Invita-
tional, TBA. Western Oregon
at Portland Spring Break
Open, TBA. Falls City at Esta-
cada Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Boys Golf: Dallas, Cen-
tral at Mid-Willamette Con-
ference Tournament, Cross
Creek Golf Course, Dallas,
Girls Golf: Dallas at Mid-
Willamette Conference
Tournament, Mallard Creek
Golf Course, Lebanon, noon.
Baseball: Woodburn at
Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Lebanon at
Central, 4:30 p.m. Perrydale
at Country Christian, 4:30
Softball: Corvallis at Dal-
las, 4:30 p.m. Lebanon at
Central, 4:30 p.m. Kennedy
at Perrydale, 4:30 p.m.
Track and Field: Dallas at
Silverton, 3:45 p.m. Falls City
at Scio. 4 p.m. Perrydale at
Santiam, TBA.
Boys Tennis: Dallas at
South Albany, 4 p.m. Central
at Crescent Valley, 4 p.m.
Girls Tennis: South Al-
bany at Dallas, 4 p.m. Cres-
cent Valley at Central, 4 p.m.
Girls Golf: Dallas at Mid-
Willamette Conference Tour-
nament, Springhill Golf Club,
Albany, 1 p.m.
Baseball: Dallas at Wood-
burn, 4:30 p.m. Central at
Lebanon, 4:30 p.m.
Softball: Dallas at Cres-
cent Valley, 4:30 p.m. Silver-
ton at Central, 4:30 p.m.
Track and Field: South Al-
bany at Central, 4 p.m.
Bergeson leaves for Regis
Coach led Western Oregon to 69-45 record during four-year tenure
By Lukas Eggen
The Itemizer-Observer
one of the most successful
seasons in program history,
the Western Oregon men’s
basketball team is in search
of a new coach.
Brady Bergeson accepted
the head coaching position
for Regis University’s men’s
basketball team on Friday.
“I would like to thank Pres-
ident Weiss,
(athletic di-
rector) Barb
our fans,
fellow co-
aches, and
our WOU
hoop com-
munity for supporting us for
the past few years,” Bergeson
said in a statement. “I also
want to thank our support
By The Numbers
The number of
wins Western Ore-
gon had during
Brady Bergeson’s
four-year tenure
at WOU.
The number of
NCAA Division II
Tournament ap-
pearances the
Wolves made in
four years.
The number of
wins Regis’ men’s
basketball team
had during the
2014-15 cam-
Leaping ahead
Sayer hopes to qualify for state in long jump, triple jump
By Lukas Eggen
The Itemizer-Observer
Sayer File
DALLAS — Each time Dal-
las sophomore Kayley Sayer
begins a jump, nothing else
matters. For the briefest of
moments, it’s almost as if
Sayer can do anything.
“It’s a fun feeling,” Sayer
said. “It’s like you can fly a
little bit.”
This season, Sayer is hop-
ing to fly farther than ever,
straight to the state track
and field championships.
Sayer is coming off a
freshman campaign that saw
her finish
in the
l o n g
and fifth
in the
t r i p l e
jump at the
Conference District Champi-
Since that moment, she’s
spent the offseason working
on making her sophomore
season all about reaching her
goal of qualifying for state.
“Kayley worked extremely
hard in the offseason in the
weight room and in prac-
tices,” Dallas coach Bill Masei
said. “She is in better shape
than most girls right now.”
Sayer won the long jump
• Sophomore Kayley
Sayer finished fourth in the
long jump at the Mid-
Willamete Conference Dis-
trict Championships in
• Sayer competes in the
long jump, triple jump and
has participated in several
sprint events for the Drag-
• Dallas’ track and field
team will compete at
Lebanon Wednesday (to-
day) at 3 p.m. and at the
West Salem Titan Track
Classic on Friday at 3 p.m.
at the Dallas Icebreaker on
March 19 with a leap of 15
feet, 9 inches, a mark she did-
n’t surpass in 2014 until May.
“I worked on gaining
more leg strength for my
jumps,” Sayer said. “I fo-
cused on the steps I need to
do and making sure my
technique is good.”
It was a long way from
when Sayer began her track
and field career in sixth
grade, but she wasn’t looking
to run.
“I heard from a lot of peo-
ple that (jumps) were so
much fun,” Sayer said. “I had
a sister who tried it and had
a blast, so I thought why not
give it a try?”
See LEAP, Page 12A
LUKAS EGGEN/Itemizer-Observer
Dallas sophomore Kayley Sayer hopes to dominate the long jump and triple jump.
Silver hopes to strike gold this season
Experienced roster entering league campaign with confidence
By Lukas Eggen
Schedules Subject to Change
The number
of head
Western Ore-
gon’s men’s basketball
team has had since its in-
ception in 1923.
staff, our alumni and most
importantly our team. It has
been a great team effort to
have achieved at such his-
toric levels. I have had the
great honor to serve as head
basketball coach for four
years at an excellent universi-
ty and for that I will be eter-
nally grateful. I will always be
a Wolf at heart and will share
in the pride of all the future
successes at WOU.”
See BERGESON, Page 12A
LUKAS EGGEN/Itemizer-Observer
Senior David Silver catches during practice.
The Itemizer-Observer
Up Next
PERRYDALE — Perrydale
senior David Silver likes to
keep busy.
Whether it is football, bas-
ketball, equestrian or a vari-
ety of other activities, Silver
doesn’t sit still for long.
Yet, it’s been baseball
that’s been Silver’s favorite
sport. Since he began play-
ing t-ball nearly 12 years
ago, baseball has been his
go-to hobby.
“I’ve had so much fun
playing it through the
years,” Silver said. “I’m going
• The Pirates played at
St. Paul Tuesday after press
• Perrydale plays at
Crow on Friday.
• The Pirates open Tri-
River Conference play
against Country Christian
Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
to miss it after this year.”
Silver hopes to make his
senior year a special one
with the Pirates, and he feels
they have the players to do
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“This is probably the best
team that works together
and is like a family since I’ve
been here,” Silver said.
Expectations are high for
Perrydale, which started the
season 4-0. That’s a far cry
from his first season with
the Pirates.
When Silver joined the Pi-
rates as a sophomore, he was
a Kings Valley Charter School
student. Perrydale was still
learning coach Steve Mabry’s
Silver’s arrival signaled a
huge moment for the Pirates’
baseball program.
See SILVER, Page 11A