League sports

Hull siblings earn district three-peat

Over the past three years, Jason and Julie Hull have consistently shown that their shooting touch is second to none. While facing competitors from The Dalles to Baker City, the Maupin natives combined to shoot 40 of 50 to take home first-place honors for the third year in a row at the Elks Northeast District I Free Throw event held on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Sandstone Middle School in Hermiston.

January 11, 2019 2:37 p.m. read more..

Swimmers rack up eight wins at Parkrose Dual

Up against Parkrose and Rex-Putnam in a double dual on Jan. 3 at Parkrose High School in Portland, The Dalles swim team racked up eight firsts and 10 seconds, with the girls placing second overall.

January 11, 2019 2:36 p.m. read more..

Bringing high school stars to the forefront

Through the year, local sports fans can appreciate the greatness of these athletes’ accomplishments in every game they play. When looking at the past year and what transpired, it is a sensational year of records falling, champions crowned and teams banding together for fantastic finishes during district and state action.

December 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

TD dancers make Moda Center their stage

Normally, dancers and cheerleaders perform at smaller venues in front of mainly family and friends. There are some nerves, some sweating and nervous anticipation, but the adrenaline is pumping. On Saturday, Dec. 8, 47 members of The Dalles Dance Club Academy were given an opportunity to show off a six-minute routine in front of a capacity crowd of 19,359 at the Moda Center in Portland during a Trail Blazers basketball game.

December 20, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..

Despite bad conditions, AE runners finish strong

Already facing more than 3,000 of the best harriers, 10 Athletics East participants had to deal with high elevation, below freezing temperatures, snow and mud on Dec. 8 at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Reno, Nev. As the program’s first team to compete on the national stage, this group finished 13th out of 19 teams.

December 20, 2018 2:52 p.m. read more..

TD swim team moves ahead at Bend Invite

Of the eight teams at last weekend’s Bend Invitational Meet, The Dalles swim team competed against three 6A, two 4A and two 5A programs and had 15 out of 20 swimmers set personal records in at least one event. Two meets in and head coach Derek Shortt is feeling good about the direction his swimmers are headed.

December 18, 2018 3:24 p.m. read more..

Youth hoops has numbers grow to record mark

In his second year in charge, Gorge Youth Basketball League president Brian Stevens had 56 teams with boys and girls hailing from Washington and Oregon, from the first-through-eighth grades, assembled for game action at both Wahtonka High School and Kurtz Gym. Last year, there were 42 teams, and of the 56 this year, 27 represented The Dalles and 29 from outside of The Dalles, with more than 300 signups locally.

December 14, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..

A show of love and respect for a beloved coach

Scott McKay was all smiles as he spoke to community members, coaches, as well as current and former swimmers at a retirement ceremony organized by The Dalles swim team board of directors on Dec. 2 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

December 14, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..

TD swimmers tally 10 top-5s in Scappoose

The Dalles swim team kicked off its first meet of the season with 10 top-5 finishes, including two wins by Kendall Webber, a runner-up outcome out of Hannah Haight and a second-place time from the girls’ 200-yard relay squad at last Saturday’s River City Invitational held in Scappoose.

December 14, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..

Football players share all-star experience

Brick by brick, the building of a powerhouse football program is taking shape in The Dalles. That is why it was an important first step for 11 athletes to earn the chance to participate in the Football University/Island Boy Camp National Championships last week in Tacoma, Wash.

December 7, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

Athletics East qualifies 10 for nationals

Doing well at state opened some eyes. Taking those numbers and finishes up another notch showed that the Athletics East (AE) team is taking flight to the highest levels. At the USATF Junior Olympic Regional Meet last weekend at Franklin Park in Yakima, Wash., five individuals qualified for nationals and the five-person boys’ 15-18-year-old squad claimed a second consecutive win.

November 23, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Athletics East team qualifies 15 for USATF Regionals

The Athletics East Running Club had 15 participants step up in a major way at the USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships last Saturday on the campus of Corban University in Salem. The team, which is comprised of harriers from Hermiston, Union, Dufur, Condon, Heppner and The Dalles, competed against 16 other teams and 461 athletes across several age groups that were all vying for places in the top-35 to advance to Saturday’s regional rounds.

November 16, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..

CGBA hits all-time high with seven hoops teams

Entering the fifth year of the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy, program coordinator Greg Cummings is seeing the numbers skyrocket and the skill levels rise for local boys and girls across the Gorge. On Oct. 28 at The Dalles Middle School, hoops standouts from third-through-eighth grades participated in a tryout and all 65 were matched up with a team for seven overall, up from the five teams assembled last year.

November 9, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..

Middle school athletes selected for showcase

For The Dalles Middle School seventh grader Owen Withers, earning a spot on the Football University Oregon Screamin’ Eagles is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to the game of football. It would not be possible without the help of so many that have guided him to greater heights over the past few years. After a tryout on Sept. 16, Withers was one of 11 fifth through eighth graders selected to represent the football program and community for an all-star showcase game next month in Seattle, Wash.

October 30, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..



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