League sports


Organization set to start semi-pro soccer squad

The club’s dream is to help establish a complex in TD A group of volunteers is establishing a semi-pro soccer club in the Columbia Gorge and they are looking for partners to help support this grass roots cause. This is an international effort, involving participation by Brazilian players, who would like to bring their expertise to the Pacific Northwest.

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Youth Football ready to make it prime time

16 teams from across the gorge will be on display In less than 24 hours, 16 teams from third-through-sixth grades will hit the gridiron at Columbia High School in White Salmon, Wash., for the start of the 2013 Gorge Youth Football campaign.

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Community bonding over football

Youth program sees numbers grow through the years; flag division is on the rise Count out how many National Football League athletes got their start in flag football, and the list is endless. It is at that level where they achieve some basic knowledge of the game to get them to the highest level of professional sports.

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Using 2013 to build a solid legacy

Columbia Gorge Hustlers go 1-2 at state tournament; ready for another deep run There were plenty of highlights surrounding the Columbia Gorge 18U ‘AAA’ Hustlers this season. The Hustlers finished with a winning percentage of .760 and secured an opening-round game at the recently completed Oregon ‘AAA’ American Legion State Tournament at Harry and David Field in Medford, but suffered defeat in their final two games to end the 2013 campaign.

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Dancers strong at Seaside

Dance Club wins right to compete at tournament The Dance Club Academy of The Dalles competed in tap, jazz, and contemporary dance this past weekend at the convention center in Seaside.

Basin ends TD chance at title

Walker strikes out eight Two good innings Friday, Aug. 2, put Columbia Basin over the top with a 4-3 win against The Dalles in the 15U Babe Ruth All-stars Pacific Northwest Regional Playoffs in Centralia, Wash.

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Win or go home for Babe Ruth 15U team

The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth bats were on fire in the second and third innings of their pool play game Thursday, Aug. 1, and that was enough to defeat Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 8-7 at the Pacific Northwest Regional Playoffs in Centralia, Wash.

Babe Ruth 15U meets tough Centralia team

The Dalles Babe Ruth 15U team came up against the proverbial immovable object Tuesday against the host Twin Cities team of Centralia, losing 11-4 against last year’s fourth place winners at the Babe Ruth World Series.

TD advances at regionals

Babe Ruth 15U players make a sixth-inning rally against Lewis & Clark The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth All-stars are alive to play another day after a sixth-inning rally put them past Lewis and Clark, Idaho, 4-2 in opening competition at the Pacific Northwest Regional Playoffs in Centralia, Wash.

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All set for a regional business trip

Bats and balls. Check. Gloves and cleats. Check. A briefcase and a nice suit. Check. Those are the main tools needed for The Dalles’ 15U Babe Ruth All Stars team as it attends a business trip in the Pacific Northwest Regional Playoffs starting Sunday in Centralia, Wash.

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Just another notch in TD’s belt

Ortega’s gem, hot offense key to quarterfinals victory With a chance to boost his undefeated 15U team into the quarterfinal rounds, Bailey Ortega picked the right time to pitch the game of his career.

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Future still looking bright for Babe Ruth’s 13U Stars

Although 1-3 at state, Coach saw some good glimpses With only a few weeks with his all-star team, 13U head coach Jeff Justesen saw a lot of potential from this group moving forward.

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TD’s 15U Stars coast to three straight wins

Babe Ruth squad has outscored opponents by 33-9 margin Just two days in and The Dalles 15U All Stars are on a crash course for the state semifinals in Baker City. TD notched wins of 9-5, 10-2 and 14-2 in the first two rounds of pool play to advance to a quarterfinal showdown earlier today with District 5 opponent Clackamas for a shot at a semifinals berth.

13U Babe Ruth eliminated

The Dalles’ 13U All Stars lost a pair of games Wednesday morning and were eliminated from state competition in Baker City. Early Wednesday, TD lost to Snake River Valley by a 14-6 margin. Later that day, The Dalles had their season cut short by Moundtime, of Tualatin, 12-4.

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Hustlers get back to streaking way

Legion team beats up on Redmond, for fourth win in last 5 Coming off a 2-1 record over the weekend at the Wilsonville Tournament, the Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers put forth one of their largest scoring outputs of the summer in a 19-6 trouncing of Redmond in American Legion Post 19 baseball action Wednesday afternoon at Quinton Street Ballpark.


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