League sports



14U Crush scores third place in West Linn

When standing back and observing the season, 14U Cherry City Crush coach Jeff Smith is not focused on his group’s 5-13-1 record, he is looking at the progression and the heart they have shown in several challenging tournaments.

June 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Pepsi wraps up banner season with BR crown

A true testament to any championship team is how they respond when their backs are against the wall. Team Pepsi had an opening-round loss and that meant either the players were going to fold up shop or dig deeper into their souls for a resounding response. Thankfully for coach Chad Smith, his squad chose the latter.

June 22, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Pepsi’s pitching paves way to a title berth

Last year around this time, Kade Wilson pitched his little league squad to a city championship. Wednesday, nearly a year to the day, the right-hander had the right stuff in leading Pepsi to a Babe Ruth championship berth.

June 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD swim team gets set for summer season

The countdown is on the for the official start of the summer swim campaign. From Friday-through-Sunday, The Dalles swim team sounds the bell on 2018 with the 67th annual Ted Walker Invitational at the North Wasco County Aquatics Center.

June 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


12U Crush cruises to Father’s Day crown

With the temperature rising close to the 90s, there was nothing going to cool off the streaking 12U Cherry City Crush softball squad. The group posted a .435 team batting average and scored 56 runs, and the pitching duo of Kennedy Abbas and Zoe LeBreton limited the opposition to 13 runs, 10 earned, on 21 hits with 34 strikeouts, as the Crush cruised to a 5-0 record and championship honors at the two-day Father’s Day Tournament ending Sunday in West Linn.

June 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

TDLL names off its three All-Star squads

The Dalles Little League has enjoyed a solid hold on District 5 Tournament dominance over the past few years and fielded three all-star teams this year that have visions of continuing that successful trend. Last weekend at Kramer Field, league commissioner Nickie Hage announced the 12U, 11U and 10U squads and their coaches, and those groups will be on full display in front of their home crowd for a week of pool play and bracket contests.

June 15, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Crush scores 2nd at Donald Duck Tourney

Mother Nature played a role in last weekend’s Donald Duck Birthday Tournament. Saturday and Sunday in Newberg/Salem, the 10U Cherry City crush softball squad cruised to a 4-0 record, but rain washed out the championship game, so head coach Roger Hoylman and the players showed a gesture of sportsmanship in deciding to give the first-place trophy to the Sherwood Fireballs and the Crush took home runner-up honors.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Bohn’s Printing battles back for minors crown

Bohn’s Printing and Griffith Motors traded leads throughout Saturday’s classic minors-division slugfest. But, Bohn’s Printing erased a 7-6 sixth-inning deficit with two runs, capped by a walk-off run scored on a wild pitch by Dominic Cotterill in an 8-7 victory.

June 12, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hustlers capture third at opening tourney

While players on the Columbia Gorge Hustlers admit there are plenty of improvements to make, going 3-2 and placing third overall in their opening tournament is a good place to start. In those five American Legion contests, the Hustlers racked up 35 runs on 53 hits for a team batting average of .333, capping the three-day Ashlee Hodgen Memorial Tournament in Pendleton with a 15-3 mercy-ruled victory over the Hermiston Heat.

June 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Jumpstart camp still has spots available

Starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. starting on Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, the Jumpstart Basketball Camp will start its 25th season of giving youths from grades 2-9 the opportunity to hone in on their hoops attributes in a five-day event at Dufur High School.

June 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hustlers forging their way to prominence

With the start of summer baseball underway, the telltale sign of whether the Columbia Gorge Hustlers are ready to take that next step lies in mindset. Dalles Seufalemua and Ben Nelson feel like the offense, defense and pitching is there, but to challenge for a postseason spot, it all lies between the ears.

June 8, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur shooters take aim on the state field

DUFUR – Competing against parents and Dufur High School student athletes, Dufur School District principal Leo Baptiste claimed two victories in six heats of Annie Oakley competition. Baptiste joined the Dufur High School clay target team and their parents for a barbecue potluck and competition on the property of Stan Ashbrook in what lead advisor Robert Wallace said was a family fun day for the kids ahead of state competition on Saturday, June 23 in Hillsboro.

June 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Athletics East breaks through in opener

The Athletics East track group broke the seal on the Junior Olympic slate with a solid opening performance at the two-day Portland Track Festival this past weekend at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. While facing male and female runners from 49 other clubs ranging in ages from eight and under through 18, Conor Blair, Emily Johnson, Vivian Harrah and Liz Tapia either matched or surpassed their personal records and combined for a handful of top-5 finishes, as this marked the first year AE athletes participated in field events.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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