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Softball team starving to get back in action

TD has solid core group of athletes ready to take on the 5A division

Although The Dalles softball team is set to hit the field without five graduated seniors, returning all-league centerfielder Kathryn Bradford likes what she has seen thus far from the young Riverhawks.

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Basketball celebrated at annual banquet

Overlooking a full attendance of basketball players and their parents in the commons at The Dalles Middle School, The Dalles head basketball coach Nathan Morris can see the high school and youth programs taking that next step over the next few years.

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Future Redsides dominate

Youth basketball players representing the South Wasco County third and fourth graders finished the regular season with an unblemished 7-0 overall record during play for the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department.

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TD’s OISRA state run ends in 8th place

In his fourth and final try on the Mount Hood Meadows Course for the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Race Association state championships last Thursday and Friday, The Dalles senior Martin Carter posted his best finish ever to lock down 21st place overall out of the 93 male participants and help the Riverhawks secure eighth place in the team standings.

Parental stronghold critical to Sherman’s success

When looking back at any championship high school team and the success they have had over time, parental involvement is just as important as the talent on the field or court.

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Championship destiny complete

Sherman beats Powder Valley for second straight 1A hoops crown

BAKER CITY – In front of a capacity crowd at Baker City High School in the 1A state basketball championship game, the Sherman Huskies fulfilled lifelong aspirations of capturing a 1A state title, their second straight, in a 78-57 victory over Powder Valley.

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Sherman defense claims state berth

BAKER CITY — Max Martin held Perrydale's Haylen Janesofsky to one field goal over the final 18 minutes and 42 seconds of regulation, as the No. 1-seeded Huskies used defense and transition baskets to pull away from the Pirates by a 59-35 score Friday in 1A OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires state semifinal boys’ basketball action in Baker City.

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Athlete scholars honored

Paul Beasley appears to have a hold on The Dalles wrestling program, and now his point of emphasis is to continue laying down those building blocks for a foundation of success for the long haul.

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SWC girls finish perfect season

Junior high group drops Culver by 11 to cap a 9-0 hoops campaign

Before its final test of the regular season on Feb. 14 in Culver, The South Wasco County Middle School ‘A’ girls’ basketball team last logged an official practice on Jan. 31. Having an extended break from action did not deter this group from completing a perfect season, as the Lady Redsides stormed past the Bulldogs by a 47-36 margin to complete a perfect 9-0 hoops campaign.

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Stelzer signs on at College of Southern Idaho

Senior inks a scholarship for cross country and track

In just one year of cross country, Ezekiel Stelzer displayed an untapped potential that College of Southern Idaho cross country and distance track coach Lindsey Anderson can’t wait to develop. On the track for Dufur, Stelzer won a 1,500-meter Big Sky District title after a mark of 4:24.35 on May 14 in Moro, and six days later at state, he set a career-best of 4:22.25 for fifth place.

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Creating memories in the pool

Swimmers from The Dalles High School had solid finishes at the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires 5A State Championships held on Feb. 17-18 in Gresham.

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Defending champs cruise to the semifinals

Sherman gets revenge on N. Douglas in a 31-point state playoff win

In November, the Sherman Huskies suffered through a heartbreaking playoff loss on the football field to North Douglas. Nearly four months later, the defending champion Huskies exacted a little bit of revenge – on the basketball court.

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TD girls lose play-in matchup to Putnam

Riverhawks go scoreless in fourth quarter of their 37-25 playoff loss

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Putnam boys cruise

MILWAUKIE – Rex-Putnam used their size in the paint and outside shooting to dominate The Dalles in an 88-43 state play-in victory Tuesday in a 5A matchup in Milwaukie.

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A long and winding road to recovery

Sherman’s Jacob Justesen is hitting his stride after knee injury

As Jacob Justesen writhed in pain and screamed in agony, the home crowd, packed in for a state football playoff game, on a cold Nov. 4 night, was in a stunned silence.


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