Ray Rodriguez

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Ray Rodriguez is sports editor of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Program adds options for athletes

DUFUR – From baseball to basketball, Dufur High School graduate Steven Begay loves to bring the game to local youths. Earlier this summer, he coached a 12U group, called Slammin’ Salmon, to a 6-0 record, where they outscored opponents by a 120-42 margin to secure first place at the Blazers Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Portland. “I have always enjoyed coaching,” Begay said.

August 14, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..


Title caps memorable run for McGlovin

It has been a long road on the softball field for Rocky Linebarger, as countless close calls and bad breaks kept him from winning Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation Adult Softball League championship. At long last, he finally earned title No. 1.

August 14, 2018 2:51 p.m. read more..


TD United grabs third at Mount Hood Challenge

Following two straight losses, The Dalles United girls’ soccer team finished off tournament play with back-to-back wins by a combined 10-0 margin for third place in 11U Silver Division action at the Mount Hood Challenge ending Aug. 5. Coach Oscar Nunez fielded his group for three days of tough competition in an event that featured more than 400 teams.

August 10, 2018 3:18 p.m. read more..


Dance Academy makes history in Seaside

The Dalles Dance Club Academy made history at the Grand Championships in Seaside last weekend by receiving the highest-scoring group awards in the Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Accelerated Advanced classifications, marking the first time ever a program has swept all levels in the event’s 37 years.

August 10, 2018 3:17 p.m. read more..


CG Hustler growth provides reasons for optimism

Columbia Gorge Hustlers head coach Steve Sugg put his ‘A’ baseball team through a meat grinder of a schedule, with games in Washington, on the coast and everywhere else. This summer, the Hustlers racked up a 29-17 overall record, a Zone 2 championship and a 1-2 finish at the recently-completed American Legion State Tournament in North Bend.

August 3, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..


Babe Ruth All-Stars hold their heads up high

PORTLAND – Numbers can be deceiving. In the case of The Dalles 13- to 15-year-old All-Stars during the Babe Ruth Regional Championships last week in Portland, the team went 2-2 overall, scored 33 runs on 34 hits and the pitching staff gave up nine runs, six earned, on 17 hits in that same span, but the team did not make it through pool play.

August 3, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..


DiGennaro takes step forward in Long Course event

Saddled with shoulder pain, Lydia DiGennaro brushed aside her ailments and put up all-time best 50-meter freestyle ‘A’ times at the 2018 OSI Arena 11-years-old and over Long Course Championships held July 26-29 at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.

July 31, 2018 2:21 p.m. read more..


TD United quartet helps lead Beaverton to 2nd

At Cook Park in Tigard, Ariana Gonzalez, Bryce Newby, Stella Lujan and Lilyana Gonzalez, from The Dalles United, signed on for girls’ soccer action in a co-op with Beaverton Westside at the Lake Oswego Nike Cup this weekend and advanced all the way to the title match, eventually losing on penalty kicks to Lake Oswego.

July 31, 2018 2:18 p.m. read more..


12U girls lose in 3-on-3 semifinals

Columbia Gorge Ballers, Makaila Miller, Maddie Brock, Jackie Begay and Sydney Newby dressed down in the 11-team, 10-12-year-old classification and went 3-0 to vault into the semifinals, but lost 17-5, to earn a top-4 finish at the two-day Blazers Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Portland.

July 31, 2018 2:17 p.m. read more..


Local 12U hoopsters take home 3-on-3 title

Even without sharp-shooting guard Nolan Donivan, nothing was going to stop Henry Begay, Andre Niko, Trevor Lewis and Riley Brock from avenging last season’s second-place finish. That 12U group, called Slammin’ Salmon, amassed a 6-0 record and outscored opponents by a 120-42 margin to secure first place at the Blazers Rip City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament ending Sunday in Portland.

July 31, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..

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