After success in 2015, TD’s revamped team raises its expectations
Last year, the Dalles volleyball team rose to a level not seen before in two decades.
14 teams set to play over three days starting on Sept. 1
DUFUR – The long wait is nearly over. Only one week stands before the start of the 1A football season and the 16th annual Oregon Eight-Man Classic showcase at Dufur High School. Dufur football coach and athletic director Jack Henderson has put together three days of gridiron action featuring several of the elite 1A programs from across state, including Camas Valley, Crane, Adrian, Triad, Days Creek and the defending 2015 state champion Dufur Rangers.
For The Dalles girls’ soccer team, it is all about fresh starts. Under the new offensive and defensive schemes implemented by new head coach Oscar Nunez, varsity assistant Cheri McCall and new junior varsity coach Amy Krol, the rebuilt roster has its focus squarely on early success and a berth into the postseason.
With new coach, soccer team is on an upward swing
With a new head coach in Matthew Dallman and a starting roster of five freshmen, four sophomores and five upperclassmen, The Dalles boys’ soccer team is not worried about a lack of experience, but will rely on teamwork and progression through the regular season
The Dalles High School cheer team members, pictured from left to right, Kendyl Kumm, Abbey Helseth, Meara Crawford, Jessika Nanez, Keagan Rice and others give themselves a round of applause after practice Wednesday at Sid White Field.
Football team starts daily doubles with 50 on roster
Over the next two years, The Dalles football team will play an independent schedule, so head coach Steve Sugg is looking forward to the opportunity to teach, mold and shape an up-and-coming roster of 30 underclassmen to build for the future.
The Dalles head football coach Steve Sugg (middle) offers words of encouragement for his 40 players who were in attendance at Wednesday’s practice on Sid White Field.
TD hoops player wraps up summer AAU schedule
Dakota Murr has high expectations for himself and The Dalles boys’ basketball program over the next few years. In order to meet or surpass those goals and aspirations, he was on the hardwood this spring and summer playing on an Elite level team and in AAU Tournaments across the West region.
Baseball coach led the Eagles to their first state title in 1980
Long-time The Dalles coach and hitting instructor, Doug Sawyer, will be inducted into the Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame in a ceremony set to take place on Sept. 23 and 24.
TD’s softball duo savors experience on travel squad
Through the summer, Kathryn Bradford and Jodi Thomasian traveled 6,200 miles across the United States in softball tournament games and also logged 214 miles, twice-a-week, to Hillsboro for practices – all for the love of the game. They enjoyed great moments, shared life experiences and improved their game to the level where they can take hold of prominent leadership roles for The Dalles softball team next spring. The long road trips are tiring, but it is all worth it in the end.
TD athlete scores 151 points for first place honors
The Dalles golfer Tyler Vassar is not one to put his clubs away for the summer. He has been on the links, playing in tournaments and working on his craft at The Dalles Country Club in an effort to sharpen up his game. All of that work paid off in spades at the 14-15-year old Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Championships ending Aug. 9 at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.
Sherman graduate eyes success as new Husky volleyball coach
MORO – In their first three seasons as varsity volleyball players, incoming seniors Brittney Orendorff and Emily Hill have been part of a Sherman volleyball program that has won 15 of 62 matches. With new head coach Amy Huffman back at the helm, the standout duo is looking forward to finishing their high school careers with a playoff berth and possibly more.
Oregon is first state to make Heads Up program mandatory
PORTLAND – The Oregon School Activities Association recommended its 249 football-playing high schools enroll into USA Football’s Heads Up Football program last year. This year, the OSAA will become the first state high school activities association in the country to require it. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body, trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the country. Nearly 1,000 high schools spanning 44 states signed up for USA Football’s Heads Up Football program in 2014.
Coach Fanene impressed with skills displayed at camp
Just looking at all the fresh faces reminded Sierra Watson of the good old days when she was a young pup learning the ropes on the volleyball court. This past week, at Riverhawk Volleyball camp at The Dalles Middle School, the incoming senior was the wily veteran lending tidbits of wisdom to her fledgling brethren.
Coach Morris uses hoops camp to build TD program
The sounds included sneakers squeaking, basketballs bouncing, coaches directing and boys and girls talking, laughing and cheering each other on. Those were some of the sweet sounds for The Dalles boys’ basketball head coach Nathan Morris.