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SWC boys take loss at Horizon

Derek Johnston drilled four first-half 3-pointers and the No. 16-ranked Horizon Christian Hawks won their fourth game in a row, 51-28, over the South Wasco County Redsides Tuesday in boys’ basketball action in Hood River.

January 17, 2018 2:16 p.m. read more..


Huskies use attack mode to subdue the Rangers

MORO – With only a one-game lead over Horizon Christian and Condon-Wheeler, the Sherman Huskies had little margin for error entering Tuesday’s Big Sky Conference showdown versus the Dufur Rangers.

January 17, 2018 2:15 p.m. read more..


Redside defense is setting the trend

During their six-game winning streak, the South Wasco County Redsides have surrendered 27 points a contest, 10 points below their season average. That defense trend continued in Tuesday’s road matchup versus Horizon Christian, as the Lady Redsides held the Hawks to nine field goals, four in the second half, and 24 turnovers in a 56-27 girls’ hoops win in Hood River.

January 17, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..


Late-game surge vaults Sherman to second place

MORO – Once the calendar turned to January and a new year, the Sherman Huskies have been a roll with four wins in their past five contests. Tuesday in Moro, the backcourt tandem of Desiree Winslow and Kiersten Casper combined for 31 points, and the Sherman Huskies used a 29-19 second-half run to defeat Dufur by a 49-39 final margin Tuesday to vault into second place in the Big Sky Conference standings.

January 17, 2018 2:12 p.m. read more..


Lady Hawks stave off a Storm comeback

Spencer Hurley had a golden opportunity to give the Summit Storm a comeback win. Hurley missed both free throws, and following two TD misses from the line on the other end, a last-ditch shot from past halfcourt did not come close to hitting its mark, giving the Riverhawks a 44-43 victory Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.

January 17, 2018 2:06 p.m. read more..


Blue Zones kickoff Friday

The free kickoff celebration of the Blue Zones Project wellness initiative, set for this Friday, Jan. 19, will feature Zumba and yoga demonstrations, free massages and healthy cooking demonstrations.

January 17, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


DePriest Spaghetti Feed to benefit family

Helping a family in need is not often as easy as eating spaghetti, but it will be this Friday at the Jerri Walker DePriest (JWD) Memorial Endowment Fund’s annual Spaghetti Feed, a benefit that will raise money for the Gibson family.

January 17, 2018 2 p.m. read more..


New wolves confirmed in county

At least two wolves are using an area in southern Wasco County, marking the first time multiple wolves have been confirmed in the northern portion of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains since they began returning to Oregon this century, according to a report Tuesday from Oregon Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Wildlife Service.

January 17, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..


Rangers tied for second in league

Don’t look now, but the Dufur Rangers are on a roll with a three-game winning streak to move into a three-way tie for second place in the Big Sky Conference after a 52-38 road victory at Condon on Saturday. The Lady Rangers led 21-18 at the half, and broke open that slim cushion with runs of 16-12 and 15-8 to put the Knights away.

January 17, 2018 1:44 p.m. read more..


Sherman girls dominate, 65-24

The Sherman defense continued its lockdown play, and the duo of Desiree Winslow and Makayla Macnab combined for 34 points to help give the Huskies a 65-24 romp over Arlington in Saturday’s girls’ basketball game in Arlington.

January 17, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..
 

Huskies win eighth straight

The No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies traveled to Arlington this past Saturday and won their eighth straight game by a 56-41 margin in Big Sky Conference boys’ hoops action at Arlington High School.

January 17, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..


SWC squanders away possible victory versus Ione

MAUPIN – The South Wasco County Redsides appeared headed to a home win and a fourth-place tie in the Big Sky Conference up by four points with 40 seconds left in regulation, but the Ione Cardinals forced turnovers, pulled down key rebounds and hit the big baskets to snatch a 52-50 overtime comeback win Saturday in Maupin.

January 17, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


Quick start aids TD in its win over Mac-Hi

Last season, The Dalles boys’ basketball team didn’t win its seventh game until Feb. 24, a 58-55 win over Ridgeview. Monday, in a varsity contest at home versus 4A Mac-Hi, the No. 18 Riverhawks came out strong for a 32-12 halftime lead and cruised to a 49-31 triumph over the Pioneers at Kurtz Gym, surpassing last year’s overall victory total, and matching their non-league wins from the previous two years combined.

January 17, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Plan not a good deal

To the editor: The recent $1.5 trillion dollar Republican tax bill passed by Congress will contribute to more of the wealth inequality we see taking place in this country. Some of the losers will be those business owners and residents who pay state and local taxes which are no longer deductible, and sick people with medical expenses no longer deductible.

January 17, 2018 1:26 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Please tell back story

To the editor: Could you report on the backstory of Greg Weldon’s progress report recently received by Oregonians? For instance, in looking into his taking credit for the Brownfields Program, yes, Google did erect an architectural monstrosity last year, but they’ve been at it for the last decade.

January 17, 2018 1:24 p.m. read more..


TD Chamber ‘pulls out the stops’ Thursday

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will pull out all the stops this week as it hosts the annual Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet, an honored community tradition that recognizes individuals and businesses “who go the extra mile to help out in any way they can and never ask for anything in return.”

January 17, 2018 1:20 p.m. read more..


Sister City applications due Friday

The Dalles Sister Cities Association recently had a group of delegates return from a trip to Miyoshi City — The Dalles’ sister city in Japan — where they attended the World Rafting Championship and forged lifelong connections with people halfway around the world. Sister Cities also has an application open until this Friday for local students to travel to Miyoshi City next year.

January 17, 2018 1:15 p.m. read more..

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