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Football players take big strides at lineman camp

TD athletes get to work with former NFL blockers in Portland

Five players from The Dalles High School had the chance to learn the ins and outs of offensive and defensive line play from former NFL players at the three-day Trench Camp put on by Lewis and Clark College from July 14-16 in Portland.

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12U Stars make memories in 2017 season

District 5 champs lose at state, but take pride in their journey

After Tuesday’s 11-1 mercy-ruled loss to La Grande at the Oregon State Championships at Pioneer Park in La Grande, the memorable season abruptly came to a close. Head coach Ken Brock is not looking at the 2017 summer campaign as a failure whatsoever.

TD football to host its youth camp at Wahtonka High

Event’s main focus is on fundamentals of the game

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. 17 on Sid White Field on the campus of Wahtonka High School.

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Standouts lead 14U squad to a National crown

Smith, Troutt and Hoylman get first-team awards; MVP for Hoylman

Still with the bitter taste in their mouths from a runner-up finish at the ASA State Championships, the Troutdale Rainbows left nothing to chance last weekend in Newberg. The Bows amassed a perfect 8-0 record, capped by an 8-4 triumph against Seattle FC to capture first place at the 2017 NAFA Nationals 14U ‘B’ Championships, ending Sunday at the Crater Complex.

TD gets back on a winning track

In Sunday’s lopsided victory over Del Norte, Mason Caldwell smacked a home run, and the pitching quartet of Schwartz, Riley Brock, Maney and DeLeon combined for 10 strikeouts, as The Dalles broke open a 5-2 lead with five runs in the top of the sixth inning in its 10-3 win.

Slow start hurts TD in opener

Saturday, The Dalles fell behind by as much as a 10-1 margin through the first four and a half innings, but battled back for two in the fifth and five in the sixth in an 11-8 opening-round setback against Sprague.

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TD battling its way back into contention

12U team has won two in a row, but needs four more to reach finals

LA GRANDE – With its season on the line, The Dalles 12U All Stars used a standout defensive play in a critical moment to stave off a late rally.

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Hustler program is building for the future

Coach Ortega hopes summer ball leads to a pathway of success

With a pair of weekend doubleheaders still left to play in the season, Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers head coach Ed Ortega discussed the summer season and the future of the program. Although his team has gone through its share of ups and downs, Ortega is happy with the overall development this group has shown over the past two months of action.

TD swimmers continuously dropping times

Group of four sets ‘B’ time standards last weekend in Pendleton

After a successful opening act at the Ted Walker Invitational, ending Sunday, June 25, Maisie Bandel-Ramirez, Lydia DiGennaro, Kaiya Doty and Maverick Varland chalked up ‘B’ time standards to lead The Dalles swim teams a solid outcome at the 51st annual Pendleton Open.

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New challenges await TD at state tourney

12U squad faces a tough field starting Saturday in La Grande

At the start of last week’s District 5 Little League Tournament, head coach Ken Brock and his assistants, Ben Donivan and Phil Hukari, ushered out a group of young, determined 12U athletes, who were vying for a championship.

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Crush journey ends at state

The Dalles 12U Cherry City Crush posted a 2-2 record at the 25-team ASA 12U ‘B” State Championships ending on June 30 at Howard M. Terepenning Field at the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Center.

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TDGSA program in talks about future plans

Plans include age expansion and hosting ‘18 regionals

While the 2017 softball season ended with a 1-3 record at the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament, players and coaches of The Dalles Babe Ruth 14U squad discussed the past, present and future of softball in the local area.

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TD’s 12U Stars win in a classic showdown

Sanchez gets walk-off single in a dramatic 15-14 victory

With the District 5 Little League championship on the line, a year of bragging rights up for grabs and a state berth hanging in the balance, Bend North and The Dalles engaged in a six-inning classic Saturday at the Umatilla Sports Complex in Redmond. The Dalles 12U Little League All Stars battled back from a 14-10 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, capped by a two-out, walk-off RBI single by Cesar Sanchez that scored pinch-runner Andy Maney in a 15-14 thriller Saturday in a winner-take-all baseball matchup.

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10U Stars take out Bend North for the title

Team uses its all-around game for a 9-5 win Saturday

Avery Schwartz went 5 for 5 with three runs scored, Nolan Cates allowed one run in three innings of relief with four strikeouts in The Dalles’ 9-5 triumph Saturday in the 10U District 5 Little League championship played in Redmond.

Hustlers trying to find their flow

Following a two-game sweep loss at the hands of the Portland Barbers on Wednesday, the Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers will look for some rebound performances in a pair of doubleheaders slated for July 10 and 12 at Quinton Street Ballpark.

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