Down 8-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning, The Dalles Riverhawks scored four runs and had a runner on first base with two outs, but Redmond reliever Austin Cable induced a game-ending flyout to right field to cap an 8-5 victory Friday in a non-league baseball contest played at Redmond High School.
Track squad nets 12 top-5 finishes
The Dalles track and field team posted 12 top-5 finishes, including 10 from the girls’ team, against 6A and 5A competition Friday at the East County Classic held at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham. Kayla Seibel had the best outcome for the girls, taking third place in the triple jump with a leap of 31-feet-1.5 inches, Avery Cardosi added a fourth in the long jump at 16-1.25 and sophomore standout Bailey Nearing hit a career-best in the 400-meters with a final time of one minute and 7.5 seconds.
4th-ranked softball squad blisters Redmond, 24-3
The Dalles Riverhawks have that certain look in their eyes. That fire in their bellies burning hot, with an appetite for destruction. Kathryn Bradford, Maddy Bradford and Hannah Wallis went a combined 12 for 14 from the plate, and the No. 4-ranked Riverhawks rattled off a season-high 24 hits in a 24-3 mercy-ruled drubbing of Redmond Friday in a softball matchup at Redmond High School.
Tennis team falls just short against Wilsonville
Entering Thursday’s varsity tennis match against Wilsonville, The Dalles girls’ tennis coach Debby Jones knew her group would have its work cut out. Wilsonville swept through singles play, but the Riverhawks claimed wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles in a 6-2 loss against the host Wildcats.
Senior righty scatters three hits in six-inning effort
Pitching against an offense that that scored five or more runs in five of its nine games, The Dalles senior Bailey Ortega needed to be on his top game. He was and then some. Ortega scattered three hits and struck out three, and was supported by an errorless defense that turned two double plays and added several sterling plays in an 8-1 victory over La Salle Prep Thursday at Bob Williams Field in The Dalles.
Rager gets two winners; senior sets career mark in shotput
Just two meets into the 2016 campaign and South Wasco County senior and defending 1A state shotput champion Ellis Rager already looks poised for a repeat run at the top spot. Rager had a first-place throw of 46-feet-1 inches, a career-best and he tacked on a distance of 120-08 for top honors in the discus event to lead the Redside boys at the Culver Invitational Wednesday in a six-team track meet.
Storm breaks free with six unanswered in a 10-3 win
No. 8-ranked Summit and The Dalles played close to the vest through the first three innings, but the Storm broke things open with a two-run fourth inning and then added four runs in the sixth to secure a 10-3 win Tuesday in a baseball contest played in Bend.
Singles take four matches by an average of 9.25 points
Ready to stake claim to more non-league wins to set the momentum for league play later next month, The Dalles boys’ tennis team finished strong in doubles and singles competition for an 8-0 shutout victory over Mac-Hi. “All of our singles and doubles players had outstanding matches,” said The Dalles Riverhawk head tennis coach Shea Macnab. In four singles matches, the Riverhawk quartet of William Coy, Daniel Santillan, Omar Rodriguez and Alex Lopez took home straight-set wins by an average of 9.25 points.
Doubles side takes home three wins in four matches
Treve Martin, Trey Homer go deep in a 15-2 victory
Team totals 13 hits, but leaves 9 runners stranded
TD girls’ tennis thriving under coach Debby Jones
TD swept, 5-4 and 13-11, in two extra-inning games
Sherman core is older, wiser as it begins ‘16 season
TD’s Devin Wilson signs to play football at George Fox