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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local events upcoming from youth soccer, football, car washes and a boat ramp dedication
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.
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.
Lefty fans 13 in 10-0 win over Sherman
HERMISTON – Dufur pitcher Kolbe Bales suffered an early-season injury and it appeared that it would hurt the Rangers’ postseason chances. Looking back, maybe that injury could serve as a blessing in disguise. Bales tossed five innings of one-hit ball with 13 strikeouts, and the Rangers broke open a 4-0 lead with six runs in the fifth inning for a 10-0 mercy-ruled win over Sherman Saturday in Blue Mountain Conference district baseball action at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston.
Mullins, Thomas, Nearing and Cardosi get a time of 4:15.33
In her final track meet, The Dalles senior Avery Cardosi had one last bus trip, one weekend to break bread with her teammates and a last chance to pick up some hardware at the state track and field event at Hayward Field in Eugene. Cardosi placed eighth in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:00:99 and earned seventh place in the long jump with a distance of 16-feet in her individual events.
Tennis duo leads program to first placing in 25 years
The coupling of Kiana Pielli and Johanna Wilson started out as an experiment. Two months and 27 matches later, it ended in The Dalles girls’ tennis history. For the first time in 25 years, The Dalles girls' tennis team placed at state, as the top duo of Pielli and Wilson took home third-place honors after defeating Wilsonville’s Hanna Hellig and Madi Wardle in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton.