The Dalles Middle School track athlete Jaden Campanella (left in the yellow) hands the baton off to Jesse Larson during their 4x100-meter relay practice run this week at Thompson Track in The Dalles.The middle school sixth, seventh and eighth graders are set to host Dufur and Sherman for a meet starting at 3:30 p.m. today at Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus. RaeLynn Ricarte photo
Dean is top rookie; Howell earns high point award
All nine participants representing The Dalles picked up state qualifications after posting a season-high point total in their third OHSET meet of the season this past weekend at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond. In all, the Riverhawks won six trophies, including gold medals in Canadian Flags, Drill and In-Hand Obstacle Relay.
Compulsory team headed to Eugene this weekend
For levels 4 and 5, that meant an all-around score of 32.0 or higher, while level 3’s must score at least a 33.0. This commendable achievement was one of many attained by the team this spring, including stand-out performances at the recent meet in Tigard on April 9th. Level 3 took their place among the best at the meet, coming in third, and level 4 rose above the competition to earn a first place trophy.
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Hawks beat Hermiston for the first time in a decade
The Lady Riverhawks ended up in a 4-4 draw, but won on set points, 10-8, claiming victory over Hermiston for the first time in a decade Wednesday afternoon under the hot sun in league action at The Dalles High School.
Team posts 17 first-place finishes at Sid White Field
With an opportunity to shine in front of the home crowd, The Dalles track and field team had its young athletes hit it out of the park with 17 first-place finishes at Tuesday’s duel at Sid White Field. The girls’ had nine secure top honors, and the boys’ were right there with eight firsts and eight more second-place outputs.
Dufur freshman caps Ranger comeback with walk-off hit
Needing a hero to come through in the clutch, Dufur head coach C.S. Little called on freshman catcher Louis Red Cloud to play the part. Red Cloud hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single to score Tabor McLaughlin to lead the Dufur Rangers to a 9-8 comeback victory in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball game played at Dufur City Park Tuesday.
The two girls’ doubles teams of Hollee Kaseberg and Elvia Rubio and C.J. Johnson and Savannah Moe came out in dominant fashion for the Sherman Huskies, but Umatilla swept singles play and four boys matches Tuesday in a pro-set varsity tennis contest played in Moro.
The senior moved his record to 7-0 after scoring a pair of No. 2 singles wins against Sandy and Ridgeview to lead The Dalles to a pair of 4-4 ties.
The Wasco County Fair Board wanted to pick a theme that would get people talking. And “What Happens in Tygh Vegas…” has done just that.
Following is part two of a series of questions asked Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols, candidates for Position 2 on the Wasco County Commission, during last week’s meeting of the Chronicle editorial board. Their answers to the first four of seven questions were published yesterday and all replies have been edited for length:
Mike Filbin, standing, keeps watch at the gate to a pen where calves await their turn in the arena for branding, tagging and inoculations while J.L. Schaffner prepares to rope the front legs of the next calf in line for services in order to render it immobile.
The Sherman Huskies fell behind 9-6 through four innings, but Weston-McEwen scored six runs in the fifth on its way to a 17-9 non-league win Tuesday in Moro. Also on the diamond, the Dufur Rangers evened their league record to 2-2 on the year after securing a 9-8 victory Tuesday over the last-place Heppner Mustangs. Read more in Thursday’s Chronicle.
During the 2016 baseball season, the one constant in league play has been the pitching staff for The Dalles Riverhawks. The offense still remains a question mark. TD senior Boston Bate tossed a complete-game, six-hitter with three strikeouts, but his defense made two errors in the fifth and sixth innings that led to two unearned runs, as the Hermiston Bulldogs scored a 3-1 Columbia River Conference win Tuesday at Bob Williams Field.
Coming off a tournament title a week ago in Pendleton, The Dalles boys’ golf team used a 79 from Chase Snodgrass and an 83 by Mark Felderman to score a 340 to capture eighth place at the Tetherow High Desert Challenge Monday in Bend.
Junior cards a 79 to finish seven from top spot
The Dalles junior Iliana Telles carded a 79 for sixth place individually, and the Riverhawk girls’ golf team totaled a 447 to secure seventh place in the Bend Invitational Monday at Bend Country Club. Facing powerhouses such as Summit, Crater, Bend and Pendleton, Telles rebounded from a 44 on the front-nine with a 35 for her score. Abby Walker added a personal-record 108, Delaney Schanno went for a 114 and Zaida Lopez had a career-best 146 to lead The Dalles. Taking medalist honors was the duo of Kiana Oshiro, of Crater, and Summit’s Olivia Loberg, each with even-par 72s. Summit’s Rachel Drgastin, Pendleton’s Haley Greb and Crater’s Danielle Giles each ended up with a 73 on the scorecards for three-way split for third place. After Telles, Maddy Mode, of Bend had an 80, and the Summit tandem of Josephine Fraser, 82, and Sarah Heinly, 84, ended up eighth and ninth, respectively, and Pendleton’s Shelby Greb carded an 87. On the strength of Loberg, Drgastin, Fraser and Heinly, Summit won the team title with a combined 311, 30 strokes ahead of Crater and 43 shots in front of Bend and Pendleton, who had scores of 354 for a third-place tie. The Dalles was in Pendleton today for another tournament. After that, they head to Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River for a tournament next week.
Riverhawks score nine unanswered runs in win
Kathryn Bradford, Grace Helyer and Maddy Bradford stroked two hits apiece, and the No. 9-ranked Riverhawks erased a 3-0 first-inning deficit with nine unanswered runs to secure a 9-3 victory Tuesday in a league matchup against No. 3 Hermiston.
To the editor: We have known Steve Kramer since he played on our Little League team. The same good qualities that Steve showed as a “little leaguer” are clearly evident today.
To the editor: On April 19, 2015, our family lost everything in a fire. As we approached the anniversary of that horrible day, we thought it would be a good time to let all those concerned know that we are doing well. And to thank all those wonderful people that were so helpful on that day and the months that followed.
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