School sports



Rangers plan to use their speed advantage

DUFUR – Anytime a team can roster state-champion track stars and some savvy veterans to go with some big six-footers in the paint, good things can unfold. That is what Dufur’s first-year head coach Hollie Darden is hoping for this winter on the basketball court, as he patrols the sidelines for both varsity basketball teams.

December 7, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..


Increased development sought for Redside boys

MAUPIN – Last season, it took seven games for the South Wasco County Redsides to win two games. So far, SWC has already won one game in a pair of tournament contests and this up and coming group is aiming for more consistent play to climb higher and higher in the Big Sky Conference standings.

December 7, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Focused SWC girls dialed in for the long haul

MAUPIN – In her three years as a varsity basketball player, South Wasco County senior Jada Myers has been on teams that have gone 47-28 overall, 29-13 in league action. Last year, the Redsides broke through in a major way with 23 wins, a perfect 14-0 league record and the program’s first Big Sky Conference title since the 1983 campaign. Myers says all those numbers are in the past.

December 7, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..


Football players share all-star experience

Brick by brick, the building of a powerhouse football program is taking shape in The Dalles. That is why it was an important first step for 11 athletes to earn the chance to participate in the Football University/Island Boy Camp National Championships last week in Tacoma, Wash.

December 7, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..


Sherman captures hoops tourney championship

Ahead 18-17 at the half, the Sherman Huskies locked down defensively, holding 2A Stanfield to five second-half field goals in a 28-13 run for a 56-40 victory capture the Sherman Invitational title Saturday in Moro. Offensively, the No. 5-ranked Huskies rattled off 23 field goals, two 3-pointers, and converted 8 of 10 from the line.

December 4, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


Mullins, Alvarez take their talents to California

Since he hadn’t raced competitively in a couple of weeks, The Dalles junior Samuel Alvarez admitted that he did feel a little rusty, but he walks away from his latest performance feeling good about his marks. Alvarez turned in a final time of 17 minutes and 52.5 seconds for 81st place out of 412 in the junior boy’s category and Emma Mullins received a medal for finishing in the top-48 after ending up 24th in the 239-person senior girl’s division with her mark of 20:29.5 at the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Meet held Saturday at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

December 4, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..


TD’s Scott secures top honors in Oregon City

Coming off his fifth-place state finish last season, The Dalles senior JR Scott was in total control with five consecutive victories to capture first place in the 195-pound division this past weekend at the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Tournament in Oregon City.

December 4, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..


Rangers hope experience leads to district berth

DUFUR – Jumping into the varsity mix as freshmen, Dufur’s Jessica Brown, Zoe Hester and Kierstin White made their presence known on the hardwood. A year older and wiser, they figure to fill more prominent roles alongside juniors Mikayla Kelly, Mona Meanus, Trinity Blake, Katie Beal, Maddy Smith and senior guard Kayla Bailey.

November 30, 2018 1:40 p.m. read more..


TD breaking through with revamped roster

The Dalles Riverhawks will have a new-look roster under second-year head coach Brian Stevens with four new additions and eight returners on the varsity squad. If Wednesday’s season-opening 36-20 win over Dallas is any indication, defense and balanced scoring are going to be vital to this group vaulting its way back into the postseason.

November 30, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..


New season offers new hope for The Dalles

There are a lot of new aspects to the season for The Dalles Riverhawks. TD is in a new league; there are a handful of new players signed on, and there is a sense of hope that this could fire up a team that is replacing all-state swingman Dakota Murr.

November 30, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..


Riverhawk runners get postseason awards

For The Dalles senior Emma Mullins, running has taught her how to focus on what’s important, from friends and family, to hard work and dedication. As the curtain closes on one phase of her career, Mullins can stand proud of her accomplishments in the cross country circuit. She earned first-team all-Intermountain Conference and was named to the all-state squad on the third team. Along with Mullins, Samuel Alvarez secured third-team all-state recognition and a first-team all-league bid to lead the boy’s team.

November 20, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..


Riverhawk soccer gets six all-league recipients

Once again, The Dalles boys’ soccer team improved on its record, goals scored and defense, which marked the third straight season of such an accomplishment under head coach Matthew Dallman. Intermountain Conference coaches rewarded Reed Twidwell, Jake Roetcisoender, Andy Lopez, Alex Gutierrez, Omar Torres and Julian Quintana for their league production, as Twidwell and Roetcisoender, both seniors, chalked up first-team honors.

November 16, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..


Cheer breaks seal on competitive season

Since taking over The Dalles cheer program four years ago, head coach Kelsey Sugg-Wallace has never fielded stunt groups for the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association All-State competition. TD’s three stunt teams had solid performances, Nathan Nañez placed sixth individually out of 18 in the boys’ division, and Emily Adams ended up sixth out of 40 individual girls and was chosen as a member of the 5A All-State team in cheer competition last Saturday at Thurston High School in Springfield.

November 16, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..


Riverhawk standouts recognized

The Dalles Riverhawk Booster Club honored its October Athletes of the Month last Friday at the monthly Booster Club Morning Breakfast held at The Riv Cafe: Andy Lopez and Jake Roetcisoender (boys soccer), Addie Klindt (girls soccer), Mikiyle Branther and Caleb Parsons (cheer), Hanna Ziegenhagen, Rey Aviluz and Gabe Lira (cross country), Reed Twidwell (football) and Kilee Hoylman (volleyball).

November 13, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..


Girls earn IMC awards

The Dalles girls’ soccer team had four all-league winners in a three-win season in 2017. This past fall, TD posted better numbers across the board, improving on wins by one, adding 16 goals scored, twice that of 2017 (8), and the defense surrendered 22 goals, a sharp decline from 48 last season.

November 13, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

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