Umpire is the first in MCUA history to receive such praise
In several walks of life, whether it is a police officer, teacher, doctor or game official, receiving any type of accolades or recognition goes above and beyond any expectation. Most, if not all, are in their respective fields to make a difference and be a contributing member to society. That is why long-time umpire and official, Robert Jamack, was surprised when he received the Oregon Athletic Officials Association’s Official of the year award for the 2016-2017 season, the first ever for the Mid-Columbia Umpires Association, since the OAOA started giving the out the award in 2005-2006.
Chase Snodgrass gets scholarship to play golf at NAIA school
When the competition is fierce and he is being challenged, Chase Snodgrass thrives on the golf course. The Dalles High School graduate will take those qualities to Warner Pacific College, where he accepted a scholarship to play golf for a successful Knights program coached by Quincy Heard.
DUFUR – The Annie Oakley competition starts with all shooters at the line, then each person takes turns shooting the clay. Fun times and great moments are the reasons why Robert Wallace decided to start the Oregon Clay Target High School program in Dufur.
The Dalles senior inks a scholarship deal to play college hoops
Losing three sophomore guards, Chemeketa Community College head women’s basketball coach Kevin McCarrell was on the recruiting trail across the region looking for some reinforcements. He appears to have found one of his answers in The Dalles’ first-team all-league point guard, Kailin Hoylman.
Kolbe Bales is named 2A/1A Baseball Player of the Year; Field and Justesen on second team
Winslow, Moe Fields, Martin and Justesen are all on the first team
The Sherman baseball team nearly put up identical numbers from a season ago, with four more league wins, one more win overall, and a quarterfinal state berth, and as a result, eight players picked up Blue Mountain Conference honors, including five first-team winners.
Bales named Player of the Year for Blue Mountain champions
Kolbe Bales had an all-time season on the mound, finishing with career-highs in several categories for the Blue Mountain Conference champion Dufur Rangers. In a year of firsts, the Rangers had their high regular season ranking of No. 1 for that final two months, were the No. 1-seeded entering state action, added a program-best 24-2 record, and vaulted to their deepest postseason run in program history, the semifinals.
Large group may be young, but the fire burns for state title No. 13
For the past two seasons, The Dalles cheer team has used back-to-back runner-up state finishes as building blocks for greater future achievements. The drive to work harder and take that next step is there, more than ever, creating a source of motivation, hunger and desire to succeed as the calendar flips to the 2017-2018 campaign.
Bales, Reed and Keever get ‘Ranger of the Year’ honors
In a crowded gymnasium Wednesday night in Dufur, school administrators, teachers, coaches, community members, family and friends shared a lasting moment with students and athletes at the Dufur High School year-end ceremony.
No. 1 Rangers grab 3-1 lead, but take 7-4 semifinal loss
3-1 lead, but the Reedsport Braves stormed back with six runs in the top of the sixth inning, all of those runs coming with two outs, in a 7-4 state semifinal victory Tuesday at Quinton Street Ballpark. “I would say sports is a lot like life. Things don’t always go your way,” said Dufur head coach C.S. Little.
Hoffman, Miller and Gonzalez are on first team
Under coach Steve Sugg, The Dalles baseball team won 10 games, finished ranked in the top-25 and clinched a state play-in berth during the 2017 campaign. From last year, the Riverhawks also scored 48 more runs, jumping from 105 to 153, with a team batting average of .303. For those numbers, Johnny Miller (Infield), Jose Gonzalez (Outfield) and Dawson Hoffman (Designated Hitter) had their names called as first-team all-Columbia River Conference winners, Daniel Peters (Outfield) was a second team recipient, and Jordan Wetmore (Pitcher) and Henry Lee (First Base) were honorable mention picks.
Pitching and offense lead the way in a 16-1 romp over UVC
With less than 48 hours to soak in a tough opening-round performance in an 8-5 win over Bandon, veteran leaders on the No. 1-seeded Dufur Rangers knew if they wanted to keep their season going, fundamentals and execution were keys to success against Umpqua Valley Christian.
Bradford on 1st team; Five on 2nd squad
The Dalles girls’ softball team managed three wins, two in league and still finished one win shy of qualifying for the state playoffs.
Maupin native makes history in Hoop Shoot competition
While Maupin native Jason Hull did not win a national championship, he can take pride in knowing he was one of top-12 free throw shooters across a nation of more than half a million participants between the ages of 8-13.
MORO – Forging ahead without injured all-state catcher Bradley Moe Sherman head coach Joe Justesen has had to move players around with hopes of finding the right fit for the stretch run. Since Moe’s injury, the No. 7-ranked Huskies have won four of their last five games, including an 11-4 opening-round state playoff victory Wednesday in Moro against No. 10 Kennedy.