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11U Stars enter play as a District 5 wild card

Six-team bracket has some talented standouts

The Dalles 11U All Stars are the wild card team of the District 5 Little League tournament. While they are going into playoff action with the intent on winning, head coach Mike Wilbur wants his athletes to enjoy the responsibility of being examples of the community.

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10U All Stars ready for their next challenge

Team wants to make its district point in Prineville

The countdown for Prineville begins. For The Dalles’ 10U Little League All Stars, many of the players expressed a high level of excitement for the opportunity to play on the big stage and be a part of something special. Most of all, this group, coached by Ken Brock, is going in with a little bit of chip on their shoulders.

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CG Hustlers get one win in weekend doubleheaders

Team splits Friday, loses 2 to Advanced Metal Saturday

The Columbia Gorge Hustlers salvaged a split with Advanced Metals Friday, and then came up on the wrong end of a two-game sweep loss Saturday to Showtime in a pair of American legion baseball doubleheaders played at Bob Williams Field. In their opening game, the Hustlers led 5-2 and 6-3, but Advanced Metals scored four runs in the top of the sixth and held on for a 7-6 win.

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What's Happening from July 19, 2016

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The Dalles Little League Brackets and Rosters

District 5 Playoffs in Prineville

Here is your The Dalles Little League 10U District 5 Playoff bracket for play next weekend in Prineville

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Pepsi scores Babe Ruth championship

Beeks and Buell come through in team’s 5-4 win

On a roster that features Henry Lee and Dalles Seufalemua, it was first-year players Taylor Beeks and Jacob Buell making the big plays in the pressure moment that made the difference for Team Pepsi. Buell reached on an error, allowing Beeks to score the game-winning run, as Pepsi came away with a 5-4 victory over Hood River, Northwest Graphic, in their Babe Ruth championship game played Friday at Kramer Field.

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Fastpitch Northwest to hold two prospect clinics

Players earn a chance to play in exposure game in July

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Lee helps lock down finals bid for Pepsi

Pitcher escapes late jam in Pepsi’s 10-9 triumph

With the game on the line, his team ahead by one run and ECE threatening with runners in scoring position in the top of the sixth inning, Pepsi pitcher Henry Lee needed to do whatever it took to get his team to the championship game. The crowd was divided, cascading Kramer Field with cheers and boos, but the young pitching phenom had to settle in and will his team to victory. Lee escaped the sixth inning jam with back-to-back strikeouts, and then struck out the side in the top of the seventh to help Pepsi secure a 10-9 win over ECE in its Babe Ruth semifinal matchup.

Local events going on this week

11U All Stars to sell donuts The Dalles 11U All Stars are selling tickets for a dozen donuts from BaKitchen in The Dalles. The tickets cost $10 and are good for any dozen. Tickets sold expire on July 1, 2017. For information or to buy, call 541-993-5569. TD Cheer holds yard sale The Dalles Cheer team is holding its annual yard sale on the front lawn of TDHS from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. All donations are accepted, and individuals can drop off items at 6:45 a.m. on Friday. For information, email kelseyesugg@live.com. TD XC starts summer workout The Dalles Cross Country team will begin its offseason running program at Sorosis Park. This is open to middle, high school and St. Mary’s Academy boys and girls. During June, the plan is to meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, call Bob Thouvenel at 541-298-1119. Youth football signups on tap The Dalles Youth Football organization has registration open for boys and girls from first-through-sixth grades . The price is $100 for tackle athletes from grades 3-6. For flag football for boys and girls in grades 1-2, the costs start at $40. Go to www.eteamz.com /thedallesyouthfootball to print the handouts tab. Wite Salmon half marathon The White Salmon Half Marathon and four-miler is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Rheingarten Park. This is free, but donations of $25 are accepted. Register in advance at www.ultrasignup.com.

Pepsi beats ECE to earn BR finals berth

It is coming down to the wire for many of the top Babe Ruth baseball teams. With championship week on the schedule for The Dalles Babe Ruth Organization, there have been several close matchups so far, including a pair of one-run elimination baseball playoff games played Wednesday night at Kramer Field in The Dalles. In first round play, White Salmon defeated Hood River Gray by a 5-4 and, in the semifinal rounds, Pepsi defeated ECE in a tough showdown, 10-9 to advance to Friday’s title game. On the other side of the bracket, Hood River Green squares off against White Salmon in the semifinals at 6 p.m. tonight for a chance at earning a finals berth against Pepsi. There have been five games played so far in a single elimination format to determine the Babe Ruth League champions. Pepsi started play as the No. 1 seed, since they only lost one game during the regular season and wound up with an impressive 11-1 overall record. The second and third place teams, ECE and Hood River Green, were both tied with identical 9-3 records. In the first day of play, Pepsi doubled up on Big Sky by an 8-4 margin and then Hood River Green cruised to a lopsided victory over Lyle.

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Bats swing for the fences

Players representing The Dalles Little League named The Bats from the Rookie/Coach Pitch division enjoyed a breakthrough season under head coach Dave Johnson. The players and coaches are, pictured from left to right, starting in the top row, Coach Johnson, Cayden Whitaker (9), Jeremiah Salazar (8), Andrew Westin (8), Reese Kenslow (8), Colton Churchill (9), and Coach Doug McKinney. In the bottom row are, from left, Boston Johnson (7), Brody Taylor (7), Camden Dooley (7), Ryan Henrikson (6), Ava Barker (7), Mason Ramsey (7), and Carson Ramsey (8), Not pictured is Owen Synder (8). Contributed photo

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14U Crush secures 2nd at NAFA Challenge

Softball squad goes 4-1 in tourney play in Newberg

Playing under scorching conditions, the 14U Cherry City crush maintained their momentum with a 4-1 record and second-place honors at the NAFA 14U B Division West Coast Challenge in Newberg. “I can’t be more proud of our girls,” said Crush coach Leroy Tharp. “They go into these tournaments against some of these teams that come from bigger cities that draw the best kids from all those schools, and compete at a high level. I love the fact that those teams know that they have a battle on their hands and draw that kind of respect from our small community. It’s a great feeling.”

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Hustlers drop home opener to Champion

Legion squad is held to just five hits in their 7-2 loss

With an opportunity to hit the field for the first time this season, Columbia Gorge Hustler head coach Chris Loyd was able to gauge and evaluate his group in its home opener Monday at Bob Williams Field. Even though the Hustlers fell by a 7-2 margin to Champion, the first-year coach said he liked what he saw from an offensive standpoint and continued his excitement about his pitching staff. In all, the Hustlers totaled five hits, received two walks and had his players reach on five Champion errors, but left six runners on base.

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Cubs offense proves to be an unstoppable force

Minors Cubs total 16 hits in their 12-6 title victory

Last season, head coach Michael Cates had to deal with the heartache of a one-run loss in a championship game. This year, his Cubs left nothing to chance. Finley Corbin and William Lee went a combined 6 for 6 with three RBIs and five runs scored to lead the Hanks Auto Cubs to a 12-6 victory over the Les Schwab Rockies Saturday in Minors baseball action at Kramer Field.

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Angels flying high after Majors crown

Evans and DeLeon notch 12 strikeouts in 3-1 victory

Shane Floyd capped his Little League career with three city championships. Each one is more meaningful than the next, but Saturday’s 3-1 Angels win over the Cardinals made it even more special. “It was really fun. It feels good to accomplish something we have been working hard all season for,” Floyd said. “We had some hard practices with the coaches and we struggled a little bit, but we came out in the end, so it feels pretty good.”

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