CGBA squad goes 4-0 and outscores teams by a 192-43 margin
When a team outscores opponents by a 192-43 margin, chances are good that tournament success will follow. That is exactly what the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy fifth-graders put forth in scoring four consecutive wins and a tournament title at the inaugural Gorge Hoops Invitational ending Sunday at The Dalles Middle School.
Sixth-grade group wins title game over White Salmon, 40-17
At a recent AAU tournament played in Hermiston, sixth graders from the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy went winless in four games. This past Sunday at the Gorge Hoops Invitational, this group, coached by Ken Brock and Phil Hukari, left nothing to chance, going 5-0 with an average margin of victory of 19.6 points to capture championship honors.
Facing athletes from Baker to The Dalles, the local duo of Julie and Jason Hull, in middle, won their respective age divisions at the Elks Hoop Shoot District Free Throw contest held Sunday in Hermiston.
As it happens, with the school district looking at seven snow days and five late-start days to make up, the state this year imposed strict new rules removing any wiggle room for making up those days.
Spring break in Guatemala, alongside one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. Sounds like an awesome getaway, but for a group of five Spanish class students from The Dalles High School and their three adult chaperones, the planned visit to the highlands of Guatemala is a service trip focused on bringing water filtration kits to desperately poor Mayans.
December grants to spark interest in STEM careers
Treve Martin, of the Sherman Huskies, averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals, three assists and 1.5 blocks in two games over the weekend to lead the Huskies to the Sherman Invitational title
A book drive for youth in foster care is now underway and the Wasco County Citizen Review Board is hoping to collect reading material for 200 children, pre-teens and teens.
Dylan Corson is learning German. Monica Abarca, who already knows Spanish, is now taking on Korean and Japanese. Both are students at The Dalles Middle School and they and others are planning to join two language classes that will start up in December.
Fifth and sixth grade girls have 12, boys swell to 58 total athletes
On Valentine’s Day earlier this year, Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy coordinator Greg Cummings had hopes of expanding the program to include some girls’ teams.
The Dalles Art Center will host a Winter Break Art Camp for Kids.
On a recent afternoon, third graders at St. Mary’s Academy were busily creating a tied fleece blanket for a local homeless child as part of their class’s community service project for the year.
Students at The Dalles High School had the rare, and perhaps nerve-wracking, distinction this week of performing a play for the man who wrote it.
Nonprofit events calendar from Nov. 8.
The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy is opening the doors for its first girls’ traveling team with a tryout session slated to run from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at The Dalles Middle School.