School sports



Bringing high school stars to the forefront

Through the year, local sports fans can appreciate the greatness of these athletes’ accomplishments in every game they play. When looking at the past year and what transpired, it is a sensational year of records falling, champions crowned and teams banding together for fantastic finishes during district and state action.

December 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Hawks storm back for home win

Clutch scoring and defensive stands gave The Dalles boys basketball team the surge it needed to snap its six-game losing skid. Josh Nisbet scored a team-leading 20 points and sank the game-winning layup at the buzzer on an assist by Jack Bonham to vault the Riverhawks to a dramatic 52-50 victory over Crescent Valley last Friday at Kurtz Gym.

December 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Eight Redside players pick up league awards

MAUPIN – As a new wave in the 1A landscape, six-man football gave small schools an opportunity to field rosters to compete at a high level. With the leadership of head coach Mike Waine and defensive coordinator Michael Carter, the South Wasco County Redsides finished with a 7-2 record and capped their six-man campaign with a 65-13 blowout win over Eddyville Charter in district crossover playoff contest on Oct. 27 in Madras.

December 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


SWC boys split two league games

In league games on consecutive nights, the South Wasco County Redsides defeated Mitchell-Spray, 65-49, on Monday and then lost to Arlington by a 62-38 final Tuesday in boys varsity hoops play.

December 20, 2018 2:50 p.m. read more..


Fifth-ranked SWC takes over first in the Big Sky

The No. 5-ranked girls South Wasco County hoops team jumpstarted its Big Sky Conference schedule with three straight lopsided victories, the last two on Monday and Tuesday against Mitchell-Spray and Arlington, where they came out on top by a combined 101-41 margin.

December 20, 2018 2:48 p.m. read more..


TD puts up a good fight versus 6A Barlow

The Dalles girls basketball team went into Tuesday’s contest versus 6A Barlow as a major underdog. After trailing by a 17-2 margin in the first quarter, the Riverhawks outscored Barlow 27-22 over the final three quarters and inched to within an eight-point deficit with possession of the ball late in the fourth quarter, but could not execute down the stretch in a 42-29 loss.

December 20, 2018 2:44 p.m. read more..


TD swim team moves ahead at Bend Invite

Of the eight teams at last weekend’s Bend Invitational Meet, The Dalles swim team competed against three 6A, two 4A and two 5A programs and had 15 out of 20 swimmers set personal records in at least one event. Two meets in and head coach Derek Shortt is feeling good about the direction his swimmers are headed.

December 18, 2018 3:24 p.m. read more..


Third-ranked SWC girls off to an impressive start

Early on, it appeared like the South Wasco County Redsides were going to be a gritty road battle. Ahead 18-17 at the half, SWC got its defense rolling, holding Condon-Wheeler to two second-half field goals, both in the fourth quarter, as part of a 36-5 run to tally a 54-22 triumph Friday in a Big Sky Conference girls hoops contest at Condon.

December 18, 2018 3:17 p.m. read more..


No. 15 Dufur beats Perrydale for weekend split

The Dufur boys basketball team salvaged a split in two weekend road contests with an 80-69 loss Friday against St. Paul in what was a rematch from last month’s state football championship game, and Saturday, the Rangers bounced back for a 79-70 triumph against Perrydale.

December 18, 2018 3:14 p.m. read more..


TD boys lose road tilt to Milwaukie

Friday at Milwaukie, Oscar Fernandez and Josh Nisbet combined for 26 points and Jacob Hernandez added nine points in The Dalles’ sixth straight loss, 65-51.

December 18, 2018 3:13 p.m. read more..


TD girls coast to third consecutive victory

The Dalles Riverhawks cruised to their third consecutive victory, a 49-31 final versus Parkrose, in girls basketball action Friday at Kurtz Gym. Kilee Hoylman paced the Riverhawks with 21 points; Ellie Codding added eight; Rainie Codding scored five and the duo of Molly Taylor and Lauryn Belanger chipped in four points each.

December 18, 2018 3:09 p.m. read more..


Youth hoops has numbers grow to record mark

In his second year in charge, Gorge Youth Basketball League president Brian Stevens had 56 teams with boys and girls hailing from Washington and Oregon, from the first-through-eighth grades, assembled for game action at both Wahtonka High School and Kurtz Gym. Last year, there were 42 teams, and of the 56 this year, 27 represented The Dalles and 29 from outside of The Dalles, with more than 300 signups locally.

December 14, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..


A show of love and respect for a beloved coach

Scott McKay was all smiles as he spoke to community members, coaches, as well as current and former swimmers at a retirement ceremony organized by The Dalles swim team board of directors on Dec. 2 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

December 14, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..


TD swimmers tally 10 top-5s in Scappoose

The Dalles swim team kicked off its first meet of the season with 10 top-5 finishes, including two wins by Kendall Webber, a runner-up outcome out of Hannah Haight and a second-place time from the girls’ 200-yard relay squad at last Saturday’s River City Invitational held in Scappoose.

December 14, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..


No. 3 Sherman takes out Damascus Christian

MORO – The Sherman Huskies defeated a pair of 2A schools earlier this season by large margins. Their first big test came in the form of Damascus Christian, a squad that was riding a four-game winning streak and sat atop the 1A rankings. Luke Martin scored 19 of his game-high 30 points in the second half and the duo of Keenan Coles and Wade Fields combined for 28 points to spearhead a 68-63 boys basketball win Saturday in Moro.

December 11, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..

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