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Scrubbing bubblies

The Dalles Cheer team was out in full force this past Saturday at the Urness Motors parking lot in The Dalles for its annual car wash fundraiser. In all, more than $1,500 was raised for the program to help offset costs accrued during the 2016-2017 season. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, the team will have its yard sale on the front lawn of The Dalles High School. Any and all donations are accepted, and individuals from the community can drop off items at the high school as early as 6:45 a.m. on Friday, June 17 for sale. All donations go toward helping the group attend cheer camp this summer July 11-14 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. For more information, to volunteer or to donate, email coach Kelsey Sugg at kelseyesugg@live.com. Beverly Nanez/Contributed photo

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All Stars are taking lofty dreams to Prineville

TDLL teams bring talent and skill to forefront

Three teams. Three dreams. One goal. The Dalles Little League announced its 12U, 11U and 10U All-Star teams for the start of District 5 baseball action on June 24 in Prineville. Deric Anthony leads the 13-player 12U team as head coach, Mike Wilbur is on board for 11U squad in his first year and Ken Brock has 13 of the top 10U players ready to roll for a chance at district, state and beyond.

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Athletics East runners bolt out of the blocks at Linfield

Five harriers from across the gorge fare well at invite

Back for another summer running season is The Dalles Middle School standout Emily Johnson, and she is joined by Ellie Rising, Maddie Nichols, David Cribbs and Hunter Nichols to form the 2016 version of Athletics East Running Club. This past weekend, the five harriers took part in the West Coast Invitational at Linfield College in McMinnville and posted several personal records and first-place finishes in their first major event of the summer.

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Hustler roster has coach feeling excited

Legion baseball team is loaded with talent from the gorge

This year, more than any other, there are reasons for optimism for the 2016 Columbia Gorge Hustler baseball team. A main reason for this level of unbridled enthusiasm is based on the depth and quality of arms throwing from the mound.

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Swim Team starts Monday; other events happening this weekend

Soccer and football holding Saturday signups; Rainy Day Funda run set for Saturday morning

TD Swim Team starts on Monday The Dalles Swim Team begins its 2016 season on Monday, June 13, at the Ted Walker Memorial Pool in The Dalles.

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Defending champs off to a great start

14U Crush wins Newberg Tournament softball crown

Entering 2016, the Cherry City Crush softball team knew it had to approach matters as the hunted as opposed to the hunter. The 2015 ASA 12U state champions are a year older and wiser in the 14U ranks, and have answered a lot of those questions through 19 games with a 14-5 record. This past weekend, the Crush slugged six home runs, outscored their opponents by a 67-22 margin and amassed a 4-1 record in the Gold bracket to claim a Newberg Tournament title.

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Local events upcoming from youth soccer, football, car washes and a boat ramp dedication

Local events upcoming from youth soccer, football, car washes and a boat ramp dedication

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Jumpstart Camp teaches all aspects of the hoops game

Five-day event starts on June 20 at Dufur High School

If a player wants to maximize their overall skill level in the game of basketball, extra work in the offseason is necessary. Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 20, the week long Jumpstart Basketball Camp will start its 23rd season of giving youths from grades 2-9 the opportunity to hone in on their hoops attributes in a five-day program held at Dufur High School. Costs to attend this event are $90 before June 10 and $100 after up until the capacity 150 is met.

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CB Rodeo Club Team vaults into state mix

Patnode, Brumley and Harrison off to Prineville

The Columbia Basin Rodeo Club had three of its five high school members pick up state qualifications and also had Condon Elementary School sixth grader Kallyn Wilkins crowned as the Oregon Junior High State Pole Bending champion. Bryce Harrison, of Condon, earned his state bids in two events, and Morgan Brumley, a sophomore out of Dufur, is headed to state in both pole bending and barrel racing. Joely Patnode, a junior from Arlington High School, punched her state tickets in barrel racing, goat tying and breakaway roping. Patnode and partner, Jacee Currin, are also going to state in the team roping event.

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Reduce your exposure to summer ticks

Like it or not, warm weather has arrived in North Central Oregon, and with the hot temperatures of summer comes comes the increased likelihood that you will come in contact with ticks. Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tick-borne infections: DEET, showers, and tick checks can help stop ticks.

What's Happening from May 31

Nonprofit event calendar from May 31.

Loca l briefs of upcoming events this weekend

Booster Club golf, Cherry Crush and Dance recital all planned

Booster Club to host Golf Classic The Dalles Booster Club is holding its inaugural TD Booster Club Golf Classic at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Dalles Country Club. This a shotgun start and all community members are welcome to attend this fundraiser. Each team consists of four players in a scramble format. There will be side games, contests and prizes available. Dinner will be served at the conclusion of the event. Costs are $500 for a team and $125 for an individual. For more information, call, Daniel Bonham at 541-506-9185 or send an email to daniel @thedallesboosterclub .com. Jumpstart Track Meet on tap The 15th annual Jumpstart Elementary School Track Meet is open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade at the Wahtonka Track from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. There is no entry fee and if kids stop by before 6 p.m., registration is not necessary. Ribbons are offered for the top five boys and girls in each event. For information or to volunteer, go to jumpstartyouthactivities@ gmail.com. Dance Academy holding recital The Dalles Dance Academy will be involved in its year-end recital open to the public starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at The Dalles High School Auditorium. Cost is $4 per person and the money raised goes towards the Riverhawk cheerleading program.

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Dance Academy puts on gold medal performance

Team fares well at Onstage New York in Portland

Gold awards were flying for members of The Dalles Dance Academy this past weekend at the Onstage New York Dance Competition held at the Portland Convention Center. TD received top awards in the Teen, Junior and Mini-Division, in areas such as Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater and Solo, as its competition came from approximately 50 studios around the Pacific Northwest and 861 dancers in this regional event.

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Wildcats on the prowl

The Dalles Middle School track athlete Jaden Campanella (left in the yellow) hands the baton off to Jesse Larson during their 4x100-meter relay practice run this week at Thompson Track in The Dalles.The middle school sixth, seventh and eighth graders are set to host Dufur and Sherman for a meet starting at 3:30 p.m. today at Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus. RaeLynn Ricarte photo

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Riverside gymnasts are bound for state

Compulsory team headed to Eugene this weekend

For levels 4 and 5, that meant an all-around score of 32.0 or higher, while level 3’s must score at least a 33.0. This commendable achievement was one of many attained by the team this spring, including stand-out performances at the recent meet in Tigard on April 9th. Level 3 took their place among the best at the meet, coming in third, and level 4 rose above the competition to earn a first place trophy.

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