Sherman rolls up 534 yards of offense in 68-14 victory
As a player, Sherman senior quarterback Jacob Justesen said it means the world to be working on the fourth playoff run in the last four years. Although this team has had its ups and downs, they are just starting to hit their stride. Justesen completed 5 of 8 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and he added 90 yards on the ground with a rushing score as the No. 10-ranked Sherman Huskies punched a state ticket following a 68-14 win over the No. 19 Perrydale Pirates Friday night in Perrydale.
The Dalles football team scored the first touchdown of the game and appeared to have the momentum against 6A Glencoe. Over the final 39 minutes of game action, however, the Crimson Tide scored the final 55 points to lock down a 55-6 win on Friday at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
Frakes and Pence score six times combined in 54-22 rout
With a chance at an undefeated regular season, the No. 2-ranked Dufur Rangers charged hard and fired off at will in their 54-22 victory over Glendale in a 1A football contest played Friday afternoon at Gilchrist High School.
Local teams have final tests of regular season
Boys secure second place; Ziegenhagen, Mullins clinch for the girls
PENDLETON – Last season during the 5A state meet in Eugene, The Dalles’ Emma Mullins finished 35th in a field of 96 runners. After placing sixth overall with a personal-record time of 19 minutes and 49.4 seconds at the Columbia River Conference District 5 Meet held Thursday in Pendleton, the junior gets another shot at the 5A’s top spot.
Riverhawks target Sandy for Saturday’s play-in opener
The Dalles boys’ soccer team added another goal against No. 1-ranked Hood River Valley and had the game tied at 1-apiece at the half, until two unanswered second-half goals opened the door to a 3-1 Eagle victory Tuesday evening at Henderson Field in Hood River.
Volleyball squad can’t hold on to 2-1 lead, dropping finale, 15-12
The Dufur Rangers jumped out to a 2-1 lead in this 1A state sub-round matchup, but the No. 20-ranked Griswold Grizzlies won the fourth set, 25-14, and broke open an 11-all fifth-set deadlock with a 4-1 run, capped by a kill from Kailey Mize for a 15-12 victory Wednesday in Dufur.
TD netters win first set, but Putnam rebounds
MILWAUKIE – In an evenly-matched state play-in contest against No. 20-ranked Rex-Putnam, The Dalles volleyball team won the opening set by a 25-23 score, but the Kingsmen then ended up rebounding to take the final three sets by margins of 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 in a 5A contest played in Milwaukie.
Riverhawks will be on the road Saturday for a play-in
Now that Tuesday’s 6-0 home loss to No. 8-ranked Hood River Valley is in the books, The Dalles head coach Oscar Nunez has his varsity group looking to make some magic this Saturday in their 5A state play-in matchup.
The number of referees available to preside over basketball games in five counties has declined to the point that it could soon adversely affect the ability of young athletes to compete. That’s the message being delivered by Chris Kaseberg, commissioner for the Mid-Columbia Basketball Association.
Hagen Pence rushed for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Derek Frakes and Cole Kortge connected twice for long scores in No. 2-ranked and undefeated Dufur’s 58-22 romp over Pilot Rock Friday in Dufur.
Friday’s victory seals winning record for the Redsides
Kabe Frederick rushed for a career-high five touchdowns in South Wasco County’s 58-12 triumph over Monument-Dayville Friday afternoon in an Eight-Man football contest played in Monument.
The Sherman Huskies had a handful of matches and tournament canceled due to fires and bad air quality, but managed to win three of their final four matches, including a Big Sky Conference Crossover match last Thursday in five sets against Condon-Wheeler to earn a district spot in Moro.
The Dufur Rangers vaulted into the championship round after a 25-18, 25-19, 25-9 three-set sweep over Ione on Saturday, as the team dropped 19 aces, and Chloe Beeson had eight kills, three aces and four digs.
In their district opener versus Sherman, Myers dropped 12 kills, and the trio of Allie Noland, Ana Popchock and Jacqueline Noland tacked on six kills apiece in a 25-17, 25-22, 25-17 sweep.