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Against all odds: TD captures district title

10U All Stars drop Bend North twice on Saturday

PRINEVILLE – Bend North has been a thorn in the side of The Dalles Little League. That 10U group eliminated them from postseason play in 2015, and earlier in tournament action, posted a 16-4 mercy-rule win. Needing to win two games in order to keep its season alive, TD’s 10U All Star team scored mercy-ruled wins of 16-3 and 12-2 Saturday over Bend North to capture a District 5 Championship in games played at Parr Lumber Field in Prineville.

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Hustlers score fifth league win

Legion team uses three-run rally in eighth for 8-6 victory

The Columbia Gorge Hustlers battled back from a 3-2 deficit with three runs in the fifth inning and added three more in the eighth and staved off a late rally to defeat Putnam 8-6 in American Legion baseball action played at Bob Williams Field in The Dalles.

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Katie-Rose storms soapbox derby scene

TD sixth-grader eyeing All-American World Title

On the surface, Katie-Rose Mason is your typical middle school girl. She enjoys biking, hiking, playing the ukulele and the fiddle. Get her in her bright red soapbox derby car and she morphs into ‘Hurricane’ Katie Rose. Just one year into her young career as a soapbox racer in the stock class, Mason already has a first-place finish and she earned Queen of the Hill at the Oregon All-American Championships last month in Salem.

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Affordable Homes captures Majors championship

Abby Williams scores game-winner to lift team to a 15-9 finals victory

The third time was definitely a charm for Meghan Rowland. She had helped lead her Babe Ruth softball team to a championship in her first two campaigns, but wound up on the losing end both times. Wednesday she was able to hoist a championship trophy, as her Columbia Gorge Affordable Homes squad broke open an 8-8 tie with four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to defeat Spooky’s Pizza by a 15-9 score in a Majors Division contest played at Sorosis Park.

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14U Crush cruises to NAFA Tourney title

Softball squad heads to state with a full head of steam

Nothing is going to stop the runaway train known as the Cherry City Crush 14U softball team. This past weekend in Newberg, the Crush squad did everything from throw no-hitters, hit home runs and play solid defense to finishing 5-0 to capture the 2016 NAFA National UFO Tournament.

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TD’s murderers’ row toppling its district foes

In two wins, 10U Stars have scored 53 runs in seven innings

So far, The Dalles’ 10U All Stars have been an unstoppable force on the diamond. In seven innings, spanning two games, The Dalles Little League 10U All Stars have scored 53 runs, pounded out 39 hits and received 12 walks in reeling off back-to-back lopsided District 5 wins in Prineville.

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TD’s 11U Stars secure one win at districts

The Dalles 11U Little League All Star athletes went 1-2 in District 5 Tournament action in Prineville with an opening-round loss, but rebounded for a 9-5 triumph on Monday over Crook County. On Tuesday, the 11U squad had their season cut short after a 13-7 setback to Bend South

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Athletics East trio continues scorching run

Bullock, Johnson and Rising to make regionals run

Emily Johnson, Chloe Bullock and Ellie Rising have enjoyed a successful summer under the sun. After last weekend’s performance in Portland, the summer just got a little better. At the USATF Junior Olympic State Championships at Jesuit High School, the local trio of runners representing Athletics East all scored top-10 finishes to advance to regional competition in Seattle.

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12U Stars aim for the future

Little League All Star players representing The Dalles’ 12U team gather for a group photograph last week in Prineville. The group was eliminated in two games.

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Hustlers bounce back in style

Backed by Harvey’s gem, CG squad takes a 7-4 road victory

Coming off two losses Sunday by a 24-5 margin to Mound Time, the Columbia Gorge Hustlers found a way to respond just 24 hours later in a 7-4 league win over the Northwest Stars Monday in an American Legion baseball game played at Wilsonville High School.

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Ft. Dalles Days run scheduled

The Fort Dalles Days 3k and 5k run is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

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Hustler bats respond with fury

Legion group snaps skid with 14-hit barrage in win

Coming off a stretch last week where they lost three of four games, the Columbia Gorge Hustlers were looking for a rebound performance. They got it and then some.

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Camp shines a light on local youths

Jumpstart Hoops event wraps up its 23rd season

DUFUR – The 23rd annual Jumpstart Basketball Camp in Dufur breezed by this week, with many campers coming away better players and teammates after sharpening their skills under the tutelage of a solid cast of veteran coaches. Headlined by coordinator Tom Conklin, Brian Stevens and several local coaches from across the gorge, more than 150 athletes from across the Greater Columbia River Gorge and beyond were on hand to soak in those years of knowledge as the foundation of basketball fundamentals in five days of clinical tutorials.

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10U Cherry Crush serves up Father’s Day treat

Softball team goes 5-0 to take Classic in West Linn

The 10U Cherry City Crush Softball team entered the 2016 campaign with one goal in mind – winning state. If this past weekend’s dominant 5-0 performance at the Father’s Day Classic in West Linn is any indication, this group of seven third-year players and five newcomers is ready for the challenge.

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One final journey for TD’s 12U All Star hardballers

Agidius and company look to put stamp on 2016

For many on The Dalles 12U All Star roster, this is their last chance to get to the state playoffs. It will not be an easy task by any stretch, but they believe in each other and their coach, Deric Anthony.

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