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Reasons to hold their heads up

After loss in Saturday’s title game, TDLL 11U Stars eyeing a top 2014 return Although The Dalles’ 11U All Stars finished two wins short of continuing its season, they put on a powerful seven-day display that will carry over into 2014. Second place versus a high level of competition is a great accomplishment and now the hope to make another triumphant return to districts and beyond is steadily in place.

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15U Stars one step closer to No. 1 seed

Babe Ruth squad scores 20 runs in dominant victory With his lineup further solidified with the inclusion of Dawson Reynier, The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth All Star coach Matt McCall sees his group coming together well as the state playoffs approach.

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High drama for 11U Stars

The Dalles Little League team upends Bend South 4-2 to earn a title game berth In an emotional battle Friday between The Dalles and Bend South, there were four game stoppages, including a 23-minute delay in the top of the sixth inning.

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On to the big dance

The Dalles’ 12U All Stars defeat Bend South 1-0 in seven-inning classic The final strike call took an eternity — a fitting end to a marathon classic duel between 12U little league powerhouses, The Dalles and Bend South. But, oh the joy of such a call.

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10U Stars primed for 2014 return

Successful foundation is in place for another deep playoff run Needing to reel off seven straight wins in six consecutive games, The Dalles’ 10 U All Stars had their work cut out for them if they were going to chalk up a state qualification. Tuesday, that thought went by the wayside, as the Stars had their season cut short in a 14-1 final matchup against Hermiston in loser’s bracket play at Lava Ridge School.

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12U All Stars surge into semifinals

TD squad drops Bend North by an 8-5 tally in a thrilling, extra-inning affair Through four innings, things looked grim for The Dalles 11U All Stars. They were down by a 4-1 score and the once potent offense had been stymied to the tune of one run on four hits. When a team is destined however, good things find a way to happen.

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Three TD teams fighting for state

12U and 11U All Stars remain undefeated, 10U squad in loser’s bracket In two games, The Dalles 12U Stars have put on an offensive clinic. Henry Lee has posted a 1.000 batting average after two games, Andy Carlock is batting .571 and the trio of Ben Nelson, Jake Roetcisoender and Devon Eiesland are all at .500 to pace a TD group that has outscored its opponents by a combined 21-4.

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Hustlers get back to winning ways

Legion baseball squad breaks open 3-0 lead with six runs in fourth to post 11-1 win If the Columbia Gorge Hustlers are going to get a new winning-streak going, Friday’s dominant performance may do the trick. Five players notched two hits each, and Clay Copper added a 3 for 4 effort with two RBIs to lead the hustlers to an 11-1 victory over Redmond in American Legion baseball play in Redmond.

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Streak ends, but Hustlers still set

American Legion team has won seven of eight, playing best ball of summer The season-high seven-game winning streak may be gone, but there are reasons for optimism for the Columbia Gorge Hustlers in the 2013 summer campaign.

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A new frontier for 10U squad

Roster full of fresh faces is ready for play on big stage

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11U Stars ready to take flight

While many aspects of success for The Dalles’ 11U Little League team lie in what happens on the field, head coach Joe Abbas points out that what occurs between the ears is just as important.

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12U Stars hope to erase memories of ‘12

Coming off second place, team eyes getting over hump Jake Roetcisoender and his 12U teammates are tired of being the bridesmaid and not the bride.

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Sluggers end with a bang

The 10U National Junior Baseball Organization Sluggers team had their final tournament last weekend in Aloha and went 3-1 to claim third place.

Hustlers maintain streak

Top pitching, stout offense leads squad to impressive home sweep The streaking Columbia Gorge Hustlers pulled out a pair of wins over the Showtime 18U team by scores of 4-0 and 8-7 in American Legion Post 19 baseball play at Quinton Street Ballpark Sunday in The Dalles.

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14U squad prepped for Babe Ruth tourney

State event is scheduled to run from July 10 to 12 in TD After a long meeting Wednesday night, The Dalles-area Babe Ruth program has announced the rosters for its 14U all-star baseball team.

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