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OSAA is putting safety first on the football field

Oregon is first state to make Heads Up program mandatory

PORTLAND – The Oregon School Activities Association recommended its 249 football-playing high schools enroll into USA Football’s Heads Up Football program last year. This year, the OSAA will become the first state high school activities association in the country to require it. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the country. Nearly 1,000 high schools spanning 44 states signed up for USA Football’s Heads Up Football program in 2014.

Fun at Fairway Follies

The Dalles Country Club is throwing a party for the community in a little more than two weeks that includes music by three different groups on the lush front lawn. “This is our way of reaching out to be part of the community,” said Jason Miller, a club member and one of the organizers.

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Summer events filling up quickly

Boys and girls still have a chance to join camps and clinics

Dufur Valley run is scheduled for 8 A.m. this Saturday. Gorge Gauntlet is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Amaton Field

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TD Swim Team goes in for its final fury

Young group wraps up summer on a high note at Bend Open

Competing against a stout field this past weekend at the Bend Open Swim Invitational, The Dalles Swim Team head coach Scott McKay liked what he saw from his young group in their final event of the summer season. At the Juniper Swim and Fitness Center Sunday afternoon, TDST scored 11 top-15 finishes, four in the top-5, including a 25-yard freestyle victory by Rhylie Van Matre in three days of action in Bend.

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Dance Club sweeps field at Dance Magic

Academy team puts on record-setting performance in Seaside

In its final recital of the summer, The Dalles Dance Club Academy of Performing Arts team put forth a historic performance at the 34th annual Dance Magic this past weekend in Seaside. The Dance Club dominated every division with first-place finishes, an accomplishment only attained once over the past 22 years under the leadership of dance instructor Kristi Maley.

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Local events happening around the gorge area

Camps. runs and tournaments scheduled for this summer

Cheer clinic, volleyball camp and Dufur Valley run still have openings available for interested parties

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Shadow softball wraps up first season

12U team had several top finishes this summer

The Gorge Shadows 12U softball team had a solid all-around performance in its inaugural season at the competitive level.

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Nurturing and teaching future stars

Coach Morris uses hoops camp to build TD program

The sounds included sneakers squeaking, basketballs bouncing, coaches directing and boys and girls talking, laughing and cheering each other on. Those were some of the sweet sounds for The Dalles boys’ basketball head coach Nathan Morris.

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Teaching the hoops basics

Basketball players had four days of learning the basics of the basketball game under the tutelage of The Dalles varsity head coach Nathan Morris (front) and assistant coach Greg Cummings this past week on the campus of The Dalles Middle School.

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Making memories that will last a lifetime

Babe Ruth softball makes return trip from Florida

There were thunderstorms, flight cancellations, days traveling on airboat through the Florida marshes and even a chance to make new friends. Memories that will last a lifetime, with many moments to cherish forever. The Dalles 14U Babe Ruth softball made its return trip from Jensen Beach, Florida on Wednesday, a closer group, a happy group and as writers of a groundbreaking new chapter of local softball history.

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Community is celebrated at Dolphin Dive

A total of 24 participants help raise nearly $1,300 in fundraiser

When a community and its athletes collaborate for a common goal, great things can happen. The first sign of good things to come was in June of 2015, when the North Wasco County Aquatic Center opened a new pool, funded by a community bond. The pool replaced a landmark that has been a community swimming staple for the past 80 years.

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Babe Ruth Stars show heart at regionals

15U squad plays four games with 10 active players

Playing with only 10 players for four games in 15U Babe Ruth Regional action, The Dalles lost all four games and were eliminated from weekend bracket play Friday afternoon after losing by a 7-1 score against Columbia River Basin, out of Northern Washington, in a pool play matchup in Camas.. “We lost, but this was by far our best game of tournament,” said TD head coach David Hough. “They played their butts off in this game. It was close. They just had the timely hits.”

TD’s 15U Babe Ruth loses third in a row

Team is eliminated from bracket play

The Dalles’ 15U Babe Ruth All Stars fell to 0-3 in regional action after a 10-3 loss Thursday to Montana in pool play baseball action in Camas, Wash.

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Babe Ruth teams prepping for huge tournaments

15U baseball starts today; Softball plays on Wednesday

The Dalles Babe Ruth has two team still alive in the playoffs with action starting today for the 15U All-Stars in Camas, Wash. The 14U All-Star softball players hit the field on Wednesday afternoon for the start of pool play at the World Series in Jensen Beach, Fla.

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Wonderworks event a hit for kids

Thirty youths take part in second annual obstacle course

Local runners came out in full force for the Fort Dalles Days 3k and 5k run/walk and 30 kids participated in the second annual Little Wrangler Obstacle Course on July 16 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. In the 3k race, William Booth took home first place with a final time of 16 minutes and eight seconds. Paul Jones, who had a mark of 26:36, was the men’s 5k run winner, and Genevieve Urness won the women’s 5k race with a solid time of 26:41.