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TD dancers finish first in Seaside

A visit to the Oregon coast proved to be very rewarding for members of the Dance Club Academy from The Dalles. The team of dancers — who ranged in age from 8 to 18 — competed at the grand championships in Seaside on the Aug. 4-5, and placed first in every category.

Athletes at world’s track championships become ill at official hotel

LONDON (AP) — Some athletes at the world championships staying at an official hotel have become ill. The local organizing committee says there have been "a number of cases of gastroenteritis" reported by some teams.

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Pickleball taking off in The Dalles

CGCC will offer class starting in September

There’s a new sport in town, and it’s one most people have probably never heard of before. The sport is called “pickleball,” and has a playing court that uses the dimensions and layout of a badminton court with a net and rules similar to tennis.

Wilson receives ITA academic honors

The Dalles High School graduate Johanna Wilson was one of six members of the Pacific University women’s tennis program to receive recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for its efforts in the classroom.

Aluminum Man running on Sept. 9

Northwest’s top harriers are expected to make trek to TD

In the final triathlon race of the 2017 season, several of the Pacific Northwest’s top athletes will be on full display for the 29th annual Aluminum Man Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Riverfront Park in The Dalles.

TD youth football camp set for Aug. 17

The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 19 on Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus.

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Track, cross country changes made

Uniform rules in place for the start of the 2017-18 year

INDIANAPOLIS — All uniforms worn in high school track and field/cross country must be either issued or approved by the school. The uniform revision in Rule 4-3-1 was one of the four revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its recent board meeting held in Indianapolis.

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Schools are making health a high priority

Students and coaches are educated on symptoms of heat issues

DUFUR – It is always safe to err on the side of caution. When it comes to sports activities, the biggest area of importance is athlete health, while physical activities are at a heightened level.

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Night Visitor

When Denise Ellis set up a trail camera in her backyard, she was hoping to catch photographs of raccoons at her fountain. Instead the camera, which is triggered automatically by heat and motion, caught this image of an owl visiting the fountain during the night.

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Tackling program implemented to teach athletes

USA Football announcing a pilot system for 11 leagues

PORTLAND – USA Football announces 11 youth football leagues spanning nine states to pilot Rookie Tackle – a bridge game between flag football and 11-player tackle. Rookie Tackle, a bridge game between flag football and 11-player tackle, is designed to introduce young athletes to tackle football.

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Breathing new life into Ranger volleyball

Coach Kristin Whitley ready to keep legacy of success in place at Dufur

DUFUR – Kristin Whitley knows the legacy of the past and the success of the Dufur Ranger volleyball program has enjoyed in its history. She is not overwhelmed by stepping to the forefront, however, saying it is time to get to work to lead Dufur High School back to 1A prominence.

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New rule changes focus on safety

NFHS adjusts four issues ahead of the 2018 season

INDIANAPOLIS – Effective January 1, 2019, all balls used in high school baseball competition shall meet the NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standard at the time of manufacture. This revision in Rule 1-3-1 was one of the four changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis.

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Swimmers get laps in for Dolphin Dive

34 members swim the equivalent of 41 miles

With nearly half the roster in attendance, The Dalles swim team shattered last year’s lap and money total at its fourth annual Dolphin Dive fundraiser event held on Monday, July 17, at the Ted Walker Memorial Pool in the North Wasco Aquatic Center.

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Free pheasant hunts open

SALEM — Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including Tygh Valley, in September.

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Future hoops dynamos

Youth basketball athletes representing The Dalles, pictured from left to right, Despina Seufalemua, Sydney Newby, Laci Hoylman, Bryce Newby and Maddie Brock participated in the co-ed Elite Basketball Camp this week at The Dalles Middle School.

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