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ODFW to offer free fishing

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages Oregonians to start a new family tradition during Thanksgiving weekend — take the family fishing. On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free, which means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days.

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Local trio takes first place at Gobbler Gauntlet

Elliott, Tibbets and Renner win final event by two seconds

It was a race against time in the final event of the Gobbler Gauntlet for the local trio of Cassidy Tibbets, Vicki Renner and Hailey Elliott.

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Sixth grade All Stars dominate La Grande

Stifling defense is key to Saturday’s 18-8 victory

Even with just five days of preparation The Dalles sixth grade youth football team put up an impressive performance Saturday in an exhibition game played at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.

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Historic night for TD’s fifth and sixth graders

Maroon team gets program’s first-ever league crown

For four quarters, The Dalles dominated both sides of the ball, using its big-play offense and suffocating defense to defeat Hood River Blue by a 30-0 margin Saturday at Columbia High School in White Salmon.

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TD Maroon secures second straight title

Team holds off White Salmon for a 24-16 triumph

With three minutes and 26 seconds left in regulation, Nolan Cates landed the knockout blow, hitting the end zone on a 30-yard touchdown run to seal a 24-16 triumph in a third and fourth grade youth football championship game played Saturday in White Salmon.

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Youth football dominance

The Dalles hs two teams vaulting into championship round

The Dalles Maroon defeated Goldendale 28-0 last week and will play White Salmon for the championship at 6 p.m. The Dalles Maroon fifth and sixth grade team beat The Dalles Gold by a 14-12 margin on Saturday to move into the finals against Hood River Blue with action starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Basketball Academy to hold traveling team tryouts

First session is starting up at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing boys traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at The Dalles Middle School.

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Local racers compete in Portland

In what's considered by most people as a fun and family-oriented sport, over 250 motorcyclists compete every Thursday in Portland races, including the Barrier family of The Dalles.

What's happening from Sept. 28

September Wednesday, September 28 GORGE CHAPTER: Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is seeking to form a gorge chapter and invites people interested in keeping fishing licenses affordable and hatcheries open to come to a meeting starting at 6 p.m. at the Charburger Country in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive. For more information call Chris Cone at 541-213-1464.

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Score one for youth

Coordinating soccer games for 650 children and teens is no small task, but a volunteer force makes sure there are coaches and playing fields ready for 10 weeks of action each fall.

Dufur "branding party' Saturday

Local farmers and cattle ranchers are getting ready to put their irons in the fire on Saturday.

Get hooked by fishery plans

Coastal Conservation Association Oregon is asking area sports fishers to join their effort to keep license fees affordable and hatcheries open. A meeting to further explore formation of a gorge chapter is available at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Charburger Country restaurant in Hood River, 4100 Westcliff Drive.

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Pig Bowl a driving force in community

14th annual event brings families and friends closer

Community members came together Wednesday night for a memorable meeting at Westwind Frame and Gallery in The Dalles to present two checks from the 2016 Pig Bowl football fundraiser event that raised more than $41,000 for the families.

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Pig Bowl fundraiser is Saturday

Annual football game to help families in need The 14th annual Pig Bowl, a friendly flag football competition between Oregon and Washington law enforcement officers, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Wahtonka field.

Fishing derby Sept. 24

The 10th annual salmon and steelhead tournament in Wasco is Saturday, Sept. 24. Check in at Heritage Landing, on the mouth of the Deschutes River. Registration is from 5 to 8 a.m., fishing will take place in the Celilo pool of the Columbia River. Tournament fishing in the Deschutes River will not be allowed.

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