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Working, and growing, in the woods

Young crews trim trees, repair trails — and learn life skills

It’s been a busy couple of months for two teams of young adults planting trees and fixing trails in the Mount Hood National Forest.

Stelzer, Hoey shine at Wasco Fair run

Ezekiel Stelzer and Amanda Hoey were the highlights of last weekend’s Wasco County Fair Run/Walk, leading their respective divisions for first place as nearly 30 runners showed up to perform on the tough Tygh valley course. Stelzer won the men’s 5k race with a time of 18 minutes and 17 seconds, nearly two minutes better than his next two opponents.

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Sports participation numbers up

Nationwide, there was an increase of 61,853 athletes

PORTLAND (NFHS) – Led by an encouraging report in football participation nationwide, the number of participants in high school sports increased for the 27th consecutive year in 2015-16 according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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SWC starts with a pair of wins

Lady Redsides beat Trinity Lutheran and Triangle Lake; Dufur loses two in Athena

The South Wasco County Redsides got off to a fast start and never looked back Wednesday in their two-match season-opener, taking a three-game sweep over Trinity Lutheran and a four-set triumph over Triangle Lake in volleyball action in Bend.

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Riverhawks looking to blaze a new trail

After success in 2015, TD’s revamped team raises its expectations

Last year, the Dalles volleyball team rose to a level not seen before in two decades.

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Nelson Tire Factory wins NWPRD crown

Co-ed softball team caps year with 28-5 romp in finale

As a sponsor for nearly two decades, Nelson Tire Factory has had teams post top-3 and runner-up finishes in the past, but never a championship. Wednesday night at Kramer Field, this group finally climbed over the mountaintop as the champions of the North Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Softball League after a 28-5 triumph over Domino’s Pizza sponsored, “McGlovin.”

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Classic invites the 1A’s best to Dufur

14 teams set to play over three days starting on Sept. 1

DUFUR – The long wait is nearly over. Only one week stands before the start of the 1A football season and the 16th annual Oregon Eight-Man Classic showcase at Dufur High School. Dufur football coach and athletic director Jack Henderson has put together three days of gridiron action featuring several of the elite 1A programs from across state, including Camas Valley, Crane, Adrian, Triad, Days Creek and the defending 2015 state champion Dufur Rangers.

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The time is now for Dufur volleyball

Team is revamped and ready for 2016 season

DUFUR – Through rigorous daily double practices over the past two weeks, Dufur volleyball senior Emily Grande-DePriest grows more and more impressed by the nine underclassmen, including seven freshmen, that will see added minutes on the hardwood this fall. They have an unrelenting drive to get back to Redmond for state, a good omen so early in camp.

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TD hopes extra work equals state playoffs

For The Dalles girls’ soccer team, it is all about fresh starts. Under the new offensive and defensive schemes implemented by new head coach Oscar Nunez, varsity assistant Cheri McCall and new junior varsity coach Amy Krol, the rebuilt roster has its focus squarely on early success and a berth into the postseason.

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Young Hawks ready to take 5A by storm

With new coach, soccer team is on an upward swing

With a new head coach in Matthew Dallman and a starting roster of five freshmen, four sophomores and five upperclassmen, The Dalles boys’ soccer team is not worried about a lack of experience, but will rely on teamwork and progression through the regular season

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Ready to wash

The Dalles High School cheer team members, pictured from left to right, Kendyl Kumm, Abbey Helseth, Meara Crawford, Jessika Nanez, Keagan Rice and others give themselves a round of applause after practice Wednesday at Sid White Field.

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Riverhawks on Year 1 of rebuilding project

Football team starts daily doubles with 50 on roster

Over the next two years, The Dalles football team will play an independent schedule, so head coach Steve Sugg is looking forward to the opportunity to teach, mold and shape an up-and-coming roster of 30 underclassmen to build for the future.

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