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No. 1 Huskies fight past pesky Rangers

Sherman uses 41-16 run in second half to secure a 74-45 home victory

MORO – With just two games left in the regular season, Sherman coach Bill Blevins would like to see his team starting to hit its stride in time for a deep postseason run. Leading up to Thursday’s Big Sky Conference contest against No. 10 Dufur, Blevins has seen his group get off to slow starts, and the trend continued, as the Rangers trailed 33-29, before the Huskies came out firing away for a 41-16 second-half run to secure a 74-45 win in Moro.

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TD Cheer using Despain as an inspiration

Team hopes extra boost leads to the program’s 13th state title

Although injured and unable to perform with her teammates at state this weekend in Portland, The Dalles cheer senior Lauryn Despain has chosen not to sulk about her missed opportunity. She is using this time to act as a mentor, a teacher and an inspiration to the girls she has been around since Day 1.

No. 10 Dufur beats up Horizon

Connor Uhalde rattled off 29 points, Bailey Keever picked up 14 and the No. 10-ranked Dufur Rangers won their ninth consecutive league matchup, 69-55, over Horizon Christian in a 1A Big Sky Conference battle in Hood River.

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Justesen and Martin lead No. 2 Sherman over SWC

Backcourt duo scores 18 each in 67-39 home triumph

The No. 2-ranked Sherman Huskies won their third straight game, a 67-39 triumph Monday in Maupin over South Wasco County to remain atop the Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball standings.

Horizon girls cruise past Dufur

Paulina Finn and Kaitlin Wenz each posted double-doubles, and the Horizon Christian Hawks continued their magical Big Sky Conference run with a 74-47 victory over the Dufur Rangers Monday in Hood River.

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Lady Redsides pick up huge home win over Sherman

SWC in good position to secure Big Sky district berth

Jada Myers scored 15 points, Ana Popchock added nine and the South Wasco County Redsides clinched their 10th win of the season, 52-44, over the Sherman Huskies in a Big Sky girls’ hoops matchup played Monday in Maupin.

Hermiston drops TD boys by 15

Dakota Murr, Eric Flores and Josh Nisbet each hit double figures, but The Dalles could not contain Hermiston in the second half, as Xavier Rambo, Chance Flores and the No. 10 Bulldogs broke open a one-point halftime lead with a 42-28 second-half run to capture a 77-62 Columbia River Conference triumph Monday night in Hermiston.

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TD misfires in its home loss to Hermiston

Riverhawks held to three fourth-quarter field goals in 52-39 setback

With an opportunity to sneak into second place in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles girls’ basketball team led by a 15-13 margin through one quarter of play, but the Hermiston Lady Bulldogs went on a 39-24 run over the final three quarters of play to lock down a 52-39 victory in The Dalles.

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Dufur dropped by Ione

DUFUR – Despite Friday’s 56-39 loss to Ione, the Dufur Lady Rangers are still within reach of a Big Sky Conference district playoff berth.

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No. 10 Dufur hits Ione from every angle

DUFUR – In 11 of 16 games, the Dufur Rangers have beaten their opponents by 20 points or more.

No. 2 Sherman takes out Sunnyside Christian

Huskies put in solid effort to defeat Washington’s No. 1 team

The Sherman Huskies had already faced the state’s top 2A basketball team and lost by two points, and Thursday, they had a chance to square off against Washington’s top 1A program, Sunnyside Christian.

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Two more solid gold cheer performances

In back-to-back days, at the Cavalier Cheer Invitational on Saturday and the Pacer Invitational Cheer Competition on Sunday, the Riverhawks scored first-place finishes to cap a successful three-event slate in front of the OSAA State Championships set for Feb. 11 in Portland.

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Skiers tackle a tough Middlefork Course

Four boys get top-16 times; Petra van Kessel leads girls’ squad

After a pair of slalom races to start the skiing season, varsity members representing The Dalles, Dufur and South Wasco County took their cuts on the Middlefork Course in a giant slalom event at Mount Hood Meadows and responded with five top-21 finishes.

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TD falls short in comeback bid

Hawks are hopeful Tuesday is a power move

HOOD RIVER – The Dalles boys’ basketball team trailed by eight points at the half, and battled back to take a one-point lead midway through the third quarter, but Hood River Valley finished the final 12 minutes and 30 seconds with a 32-28 output to hold on for a 66-63 victory Tuesday at Vannet Court in Hood River.

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Riverhawks banding together at right time

Key reserves step up to the challenge in road victory at Hood River

On a team with limited height in the paint, The Dalles senior Karen Jesch has been proving her worth with every passing game. Tuesday at Vannet Court in Hood River, the senior tallied six points, had five rebounds, blocked three shots, and added a steal and an assist, as the Riverhawks outmuscled the Eagles by a 54-38 margin.

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