Ray Rodriguez is sports editor of The Dalles Chronicle.
Overall aim of summer ball program is fundamental development
When looking at his young roster, Columbia Gorge ‘A’ Hustler coach Steve Sugg is not worried about wins and losses, but about player development.
Nate Roth delivers walk-off RBI single to give team an 8-7 win
When it came down to crunch time in a championship scenario, White Salmon had the players to come through in the clutch.
Skipper ends up with a 233-136 record in 13 years at TD
As he walks away from a successful softball coaching journey, Steve Garrett can feel satisfied with what he accomplished over his 13 years.
Two-time champions sweep field at annual hoops invitational
MORO – Playing without graduated seniors Kyle Fields, Max Martin, Maverick Winslow and Isaiah Coles, the two-time defending state champion Sherman Huskies kicked off their offseason slate in style with eight consecutive wins, including a finals romp over Jordan Valley, to score first place at the Sherman Invitational ending Sunday in Moro. “We are super proud that we could go out and get the job done once again,” said all-state point guard Jacob Justesen.
Coach Scott McKay has group setting lofty goals
With a promising group of 70 swimmers, representing all levels, and the help of assistant coaches Andrew Clifford and Allie Wood, The Dalles swim team head coach Scott McKay has his team poised and ready to take on all comers this summer for an exciting swim slate.
University of Portland grad raises bar for local harriers
Through the course of running history, the name Alex Dillard is synonymous with success, grace, diligence and a drive to win. The recent University of Portland graduate capped his collegiate career at the NCAA West Regionals in Austin Texas.
TD grad wants to make an immediate impact at the guard position
Brooke McCall had a choice between playing collegiate soccer or basketball. It was a tough decision, but when it came down to it, hoops has always been one of her first loves. McCall has signed on to play for Division III George Fox University to play guard for a Bruins program that posted 24 consecutive winning seasons, won the 2009 Div. II championship and has gone 180-27 under 2011-2012 Div. III National Coach of the Year Michael Meek.
Volleyball referee earns high praise from his peers
Jeff Justesen has officiated high school basketball games for 27 years and volleyball matches for 24, so he is part of the fabric of The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin and Moro and the surrounding communities across the Greater Columbia River Gorge. He finally got his due as he received the Oregon Athletic Officials Association Official of the Year Award for his contributions during the volleyball season.
10U softball squad takes first at Donald Duck Invite
Right before state, the 10U Cherry City Crush is hitting their peak. Last weekend, at the 14-team Donald Duck Invitational in Newberg, the Crush outscored their opponents by a 69-34 margin on their way to a perfect 5-0 record to claim a tournament championship.
Peters and Miller pick up two team awards apiece
The Dalles head coach Steve Sugg announced the 2017 baseball awards for his players on both junior varsity squads and the state-qualifying varsity team, as 13 different players received citations for their time with the program.