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TD’s 12U Stars cruise into the semifinals

Team uses a 39-9 scoring margin for its 3-0 record

So far, The Dalles Little League’s 12U All Stars are cruising right along in District 5 baseball action from Redmond. In three games, the Stars are a perfect 3-0 and have outscored their opponents by a 39-9 margin, two of those wins coming in mercy-ruled fashion.

CG ‘AAA’ Hustlers fall to 1-8 overall

The Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers moved their record to 1-8 on the year after a pair of losses to Showtime and the Champion Rhinos in American Legion games played on Wednesday and Thursday at Quinton Street Ballpark.

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Crush caps top season with third at state

10U softball has 11 ready to return for 2018 season

The Cherry City Crush 10U girls’ fast-pitch softball team capped a ground-breaking 2017 campaign by capturing third-place honors at the Oregon ASA State 10U-C Championship this past weekend in Albany.

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Young 10U squad poised to make some noise

TD is one of the darkhorses in eight-team district field

The Dalles 10U All Star head coach Michael Cates fields a roster of seven 10-year olds and six nine-year olds for the start of District 5 Little League play.

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Targets are squarely on TD’s 12U All Stars

Core group is looking for a District 5 repeat effort

Last year, The Dalles Little League All Stars entered District 5 Tournament play with a chip on their shoulders and won. With Styles DeLeon, Braden Schwartz, Riley Brock and Nolan Donivan as the holdovers from the district-winning 10U group, that quartet, with head coach Ken Brock, know there will be a target on their backs at the start of 12U action this Saturday in Redmond.

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Swim team opens eyes at Ted Walker Invite

Group picks up 26 top-5 finishes and sets top ‘B’ state times

In its first meet of the summer campaign, The Dalles swim team posted 26 top-5 finishes, including second-place outputs by Shantill Moody, Maverick Varland and both the boys and girls 200-meter freestyle relays at the 66th annual Ted Walker Invitational, ending Sunday at North Wasco County Aquatics Center in The Dalles.

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Hoops camp focuses on the fundamentals

More than 140 kids show up for 24th annual event

DUFUR – Dufur High School turned into basketball central last week for the 24th annual Jumpstart Camp, as more than 140 participants showed up to learn the fundamentals of the game from expert coaches from across the Gorge.

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Sugg sees growth with young ‘A’ Hustlers

Overall aim of summer ball program is fundamental development

When looking at his young roster, Columbia Gorge ‘A’ Hustler coach Steve Sugg is not worried about wins and losses, but about player development.

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White Salmon picks up Babe Ruth crown

Nate Roth delivers walk-off RBI single to give team an 8-7 win

When it came down to crunch time in a championship scenario, White Salmon had the players to come through in the clutch.

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New year brings high hopes for swim team

Coach Scott McKay has group setting lofty goals

With a promising group of 70 swimmers, representing all levels, and the help of assistant coaches Andrew Clifford and Allie Wood, The Dalles swim team head coach Scott McKay has his team poised and ready to take on all comers this summer for an exciting swim slate.

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Crush team adds another notch to their belts

10U softball squad takes first at Donald Duck Invite

Right before state, the 10U Cherry City Crush is hitting their peak. Last weekend, at the 14-team Donald Duck Invitational in Newberg, the Crush outscored their opponents by a 69-34 margin on their way to a perfect 5-0 record to claim a tournament championship.

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Wilson dazzles to lead squad to Majors crown

Papa Murphy’s ace fans 14 in one-hit effort for a 7-0 shutout win

Papa Murphy’s Pizza pitcher Kade Wilson dealt with nagging injuries all spring. Late Friday night, he battled a high fever, but recovered just enough to take the mound in a Majors championship game against Riley Brock, Mason Caldwell, Braden Schwartz and a hard-hitting Nelson Tires squad.

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Hank’s Auto comes back for Minors title

Five-run sixth leads way to a 13-9 win over top-seeded Fix Auto

In a back-and-forth battle of auto companies, it was Fix Auto that struck early and often, but Hank’s Auto had the last response. Down by a 9-8 margin in the top of the sixth inning, Hank’s Auto scored five runs to take the lead, and reliever Derek Goulart wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam with a strikeout to give his team a 13-9 comeback victory Saturday in The Dalles Little League Minors championship action at Kramer Field.

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Youth baseball team rises up to the challenge

12U Sluggers post a 5-0 record for a season-ending tourney title

The Dalles 12U baseball team sent a resounding statement in its final Junior Baseball Organization tournament of the spring.

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Hull celebrates Illinois journey

Maupin native makes history in Hoop Shoot competition

While Maupin native Jason Hull did not win a national championship, he can take pride in knowing he was one of top-12 free throw shooters across a nation of more than half a million participants between the ages of 8-13.

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