Briefly The REGION

Challengers open state against Dallas The Eugene Challengers will play the Dallas Dirtbags at noon Wednesday in the first round of the American Legion AAA Baseball State Tournament at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Dallas swept Columbia Gorge in Regional B this weekend, including a 14-2 victory Saturday to clinch a spot at state against Eugene. The Challengers skipped regional play after advancing to state by virtue of their Area 4 regular-season championship.