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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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Derby racers rolling to The Dalles

The soapbox derby is coming to town. Next weekend, Sept. 10-11, the streets of The Dalles will be filled with soapbox cars racing down Court Street, which will be closed to traffic during the races.

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Nelson Tire Factory wins NWPRD crown

Co-ed softball team caps year with 28-5 romp in finale

As a sponsor for nearly two decades, Nelson Tire Factory has had teams post top-3 and runner-up finishes in the past, but never a championship. Wednesday night at Kramer Field, this group finally climbed over the mountaintop as the champions of the North Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Softball League after a 28-5 triumph over Domino’s Pizza sponsored, “McGlovin.”

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Riverhawk Strong

The Dalles athlete J.R. Scott successfully deadlifts upwards of 400 pounds, while Dalles Seufalemua (back) and Dufur’s Abraham Kilby cheer him on during Saturday’s Gorge Gauntlet Competition at Amaton Field.

PGR hosts ‘gathering of respect’ at OVH

Community members and motorcyclists are invited to provide residents of the Oregon Veterans’ Home with a social outings Saturday and provide some of their “wish list” items.

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OSAA is putting safety first on the football field

Oregon is first state to make Heads Up program mandatory

PORTLAND – The Oregon School Activities Association recommended its 249 football-playing high schools enroll into USA Football’s Heads Up Football program last year. This year, the OSAA will become the first state high school activities association in the country to require it. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the country. Nearly 1,000 high schools spanning 44 states signed up for USA Football’s Heads Up Football program in 2014.

Fun at Fairway Follies

The Dalles Country Club is throwing a party for the community in a little more than two weeks that includes music by three different groups on the lush front lawn. “This is our way of reaching out to be part of the community,” said Jason Miller, a club member and one of the organizers.

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Summer events filling up quickly

Boys and girls still have a chance to join camps and clinics

Dufur Valley run is scheduled for 8 A.m. this Saturday. Gorge Gauntlet is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Amaton Field

2017 sportfishing regulations are set

SALEM — The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2017 sportfishing regulations at its meeting in Salem recently. The majority of the changes are housekeeping corrections building on last year’s effort to simplify the regulations.

Signups open for free youth pheasant hunt

ODFW program being offered in Tygh Valley on Sept. 17-18

SALEM – Registration is now open for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts for youth (age 17 and under) happening around the state in September. The events are being held in Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Hermiston, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland, The Dalles (Tygh Valley).

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Local events happening around the gorge area

Camps. runs and tournaments scheduled for this summer

Cheer clinic, volleyball camp and Dufur Valley run still have openings available for interested parties

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Nurturing and teaching future stars

Coach Morris uses hoops camp to build TD program

The sounds included sneakers squeaking, basketballs bouncing, coaches directing and boys and girls talking, laughing and cheering each other on. Those were some of the sweet sounds for The Dalles boys’ basketball head coach Nathan Morris.

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Teaching the hoops basics

Basketball players had four days of learning the basics of the basketball game under the tutelage of The Dalles varsity head coach Nathan Morris (front) and assistant coach Greg Cummings this past week on the campus of The Dalles Middle School.

Columbia River salmon seasons start on Monday

A strong return of nearly one million Chinook is predicted

The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens to Coho and Chinook fishing on Monday, Aug. 1, with another strong return of nearly 1 million fall Chinook predicted for local anglers. The Buoy 10 fishery is the first Columbia River fishery that will encounter these large returns.

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