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TD quartet caps year with all-state status

Bradford and Noonan 2nd teamers; Ford and Hoylman on third squad

A span of one calendar year has made a difference for The Dalles junior Kailin Hoylman. Last season, Hoylman was a second-team all-league winner, but she kept working on her craft and was rewarded with first-team honors in league and capped 2016 with third-team all-state recognition for her play in the outfield. “I’m completely shocked and honored to receive this award, but I owe it all to my past and present coaches and teammates that I have had since I started playing sports,” Hoylman said. “They have always encouraged me to do my best and have supported me. They have helped make me the athlete I am today.”

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Dufur, Sherman stack the all-state roster

Bales on first team; Uhalde and Moe get 2nd team bids

Dufur and Sherman burst onto the Blue Mountain Conference scene this year with solid seasons and plenty of all-league representatives to show for it. Both teams combined for 27 wins and 416 runs scored, so being represented on the all-state list was a tip of the cap from opposing coaches across the state.

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Scrubbing bubblies

The Dalles Cheer team was out in full force this past Saturday at the Urness Motors parking lot in The Dalles for its annual car wash fundraiser. In all, more than $1,500 was raised for the program to help offset costs accrued during the 2016-2017 season. From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, the team will have its yard sale on the front lawn of The Dalles High School. Any and all donations are accepted, and individuals from the community can drop off items at the high school as early as 6:45 a.m. on Friday, June 17 for sale. All donations go toward helping the group attend cheer camp this summer July 11-14 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. For more information, to volunteer or to donate, email coach Kelsey Sugg at kelseyesugg@live.com. Beverly Nanez/Contributed photo

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A time to celebrate athletic achievement

Four senior standouts earn honors as TD Hall of Famers

Overlooking a large crowd of athletes, parents and coaches at The Dalles High School All Sports Awards ceremony Wednesday, Colin Noonan stood front and center, as varsity basketball coach Nathan Morris showered him with accolades and praise. It was the perfect way to cap a senior campaign. For the second straight year, Noonan was named as The Dalles’ Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. He picked up an Academic Excellence Award for his 3.94 grade point average, and after being named as a second-team all-state baseball winner, he etched his name in TD’s Hall of Fame. “You never really know what impact you make on anyone, because you are just playing and doing everything the right way, so to hear those things and being recognized is very humbling,” said Noonan, who will major in mechanical engineering at Gonzaga University. “It is a great feeling knowing that I can graduate now with an impactful last few years in high school.” In addition to Noonan, Lori Cimmiyotti, Maddy Bradford and Joe Linebarger had their names called as TD Hall of Famers. Cimmiyotti was a three-sport letter winner in volleyball, basketball and softball, had a 3.9 cumulative grade point average and was an Academic Excellence Award winner, a Female Scholar Athlete and a Hall of Fame recipient. The senior will be attending Linfield College and playing volleyball and plans to major in business. Bradford participated in volleyball and softball this year and maintained a 3.43 grade point average, including 3.67 in her senior year

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Bringing new energy to Dufur cheer

Peterson is excited about future of the program

DUFUR – Being a part of Dufur High School has always given Kelsey Peterson a sense of pride – The scarlet and white colors coursing through her veins. Now Peterson and co-coach Lisa Harris have a chance to breathe new life into a cheerleading program moving forward, taking over for Britt Beeson, who stepped down after leading the program for the past nine years.

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TD football giving back

Football players representing The Dalles High School have been out in the streets working on projects this summer, as part of an outreach program with local businesses and community members in an effort to give back. The team has been in several different locations, including the Taylor Lake area, working for The Dalles Port Authority. The goal for head coach Steve Sugg, far right, is to teach his athletes the value of hard work, team bonding and service, as a way to help build a better student-athlete and citizen. Any businesses or residents seeking help with yard work or other matters can call Sugg at 541-980-4594. Ray Rodriguez photo

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All Star trio gathers for one final dance

Garrett, Bradford and Ford are celebrated in softball event

Moments after Sunday’s doubleheader, The Dalles head coach Steve Garrett and senior Ruthie Ford shared a special final moment together reminiscing on the dozens of snapshot memories they shared together. In a snap of the fingers, four years had flown by.

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Swim Team starts Monday; other events happening this weekend

Soccer and football holding Saturday signups; Rainy Day Funda run set for Saturday morning

TD Swim Team starts on Monday The Dalles Swim Team begins its 2016 season on Monday, June 13, at the Ted Walker Memorial Pool in The Dalles.

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Keever, Reed take home Ranger of the Year honors

Both juniors made marks in athletics and academics

Given the amount of talent and success of Dufur High School’s sports programs, taking home Ranger of the Year honors is always tough to do. Many great athletes of the past have had their names called. Thursday night at Dufur’s year-end celebration, junior Sydney Reed was named as the 2016 Ranger Girl of the Year and Bailey Keever was recognized as the 2016 Ranger Boy of the Year.

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A matter of faith and belief

Bass turns to God to guide her on path to Big Bend

Savannah Bass was unsure whether or not her volleyball career would continue after high school. But, she always had faith that God would guide the way. Through the urging of her friend Morgan Goslin, Bass decided to message Big Bend Community College coach Joni Nagy. As fate would have it, Nagy had an open roster slot available. After a rigorous tryout and scrimmage with the team in late April, right at the end of the session, Nagy printed out a scholarship offer to Bass, to serve as the Viking’s new setter.

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Husky hoops honors

Team recognized at Wasco Memorial Parade

Players representing the Sherman High School defending 1A state champion boys’ basketball team were recognized for their accomplishments at the Wasco Memorial Day Celebration. In the photo are, from left to right, Treve Martin, Isaiah Coles, Max Martin, Jacob Justesen, Reese Blake, Wyatt Blevins, head coach Bill Blevins, Keenan Coles, Luke Martin and Katey Blevins. At the two-day event, there was a memorial service at the Depot, a military flyover, go-kart races, games, raffles and book sale, a classic car invitational, a petting zoo and fun jumpers. Dewey Thomas served as the parade’s grand marshal.

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Ford, Bradford are off to all-star game

TD duo and coach Steve Garrett earn trips to inaugural all-star showcase in Eugene

The Dalles seniors Ruthie Ford and Maddy Bradford have been selected to play in the inaugural Senior All-Star Softball Games held on Sunday, June 5 at Jane Sanders Stadium on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. The Riverhawk tandem was selected based on winning first-team, all-league honors as players during the regular season. TD skipper Steve Garrett has been selected as a coach and he will be joined by Putnam coach Chad McGowan.

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Local events upcoming from youth soccer, football, car washes and a boat ramp dedication

Local events upcoming from youth soccer, football, car washes and a boat ramp dedication

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Hawk seniors celebrated for years of commitment

Veterans led team to 34 wins, 413 runs in last 2 years

Still feeling that pain in their hearts after Friday’s loss to Lebanon, there was a common philosophy talked about by The Dalles senior Grace Helyer, head coach Steve Garrett and junior Kathryn Bradford. It encompasses much more than a win or loss – it is the bond and sisterhood of being a Riverhawk softball athlete. Helyer, an all-league catcher and infielder, said the season ending loss was tough to take, especially given that there was a strong belief TD had a chance at winning a 5A state softball championship.

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TD bounced in quarterfinal heartbreaker

Softball team commits four errors, strands 10 in 7-5 loss

In a 5A state quarterfinal matchup that featured 17 hits and 10 errors, both The Dalles and Lebanon battled tough for two ties and three lead changes through seven innings. The final lead change ended up making the difference for the No. 1-seeded Lady Warriors. Kaylee Peters slugged a home run and Lauren Christie followed with a two-out RBI single to plate Renel Koker and then Christie, in her third inning of relief, escaped a bases-loaded, no out jam in the top of the seventh inning to help preserve a 7-5 Lebanon victory Friday afternoon in Lebanon.

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