Ray Rodriguez

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Ray Rodriguez is sports editor of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Youth hoops has numbers grow to record mark

In his second year in charge, Gorge Youth Basketball League president Brian Stevens had 56 teams with boys and girls hailing from Washington and Oregon, from the first-through-eighth grades, assembled for game action at both Wahtonka High School and Kurtz Gym. Last year, there were 42 teams, and of the 56 this year, 27 represented The Dalles and 29 from outside of The Dalles, with more than 300 signups locally.

December 14, 2018 3:04 p.m. read more..


A show of love and respect for a beloved coach

Scott McKay was all smiles as he spoke to community members, coaches, as well as current and former swimmers at a retirement ceremony organized by The Dalles swim team board of directors on Dec. 2 at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center.

December 14, 2018 3:01 p.m. read more..


TD swimmers tally 10 top-5s in Scappoose

The Dalles swim team kicked off its first meet of the season with 10 top-5 finishes, including two wins by Kendall Webber, a runner-up outcome out of Hannah Haight and a second-place time from the girls’ 200-yard relay squad at last Saturday’s River City Invitational held in Scappoose.

December 14, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..


No. 3 Sherman takes out Damascus Christian

MORO – The Sherman Huskies defeated a pair of 2A schools earlier this season by large margins. Their first big test came in the form of Damascus Christian, a squad that was riding a four-game winning streak and sat atop the 1A rankings. Luke Martin scored 19 of his game-high 30 points in the second half and the duo of Keenan Coles and Wade Fields combined for 28 points to spearhead a 68-63 boys basketball win Saturday in Moro.

December 11, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..


Redside boys and girls pull off tourney sweeps

For the first time since the 2015-2016 season, the South Wasco county boys basketball team earned a tournament championship after pulling wins against Crow, Mohawk and Camas Valley at the three-day Cougar Tournament ending Saturday in Crow. In Saturday’s title contest, SWC overcame foul difficulties and still managed to get a combined 53 points from Garrett Olson and Oscar Thomas to preserve a 59-40 victory over Camas Valley.

December 11, 2018 2:01 p.m. read more..


Hawks increase win total at Muilenburg

Last year, The Dalles scored 45 points and placed 16th out of 20 schools at the Muilenburg Wrestling Tournament in La Grande. This time around, the Riverhawks racked up 21 wins from eight different grapplers, 15 by pinfall, JR Scott and Mauricio Carrera each placed, and the team totaled 78 points for 13th place in the 18-team tournament.

December 11, 2018 2 p.m. read more..


Rangers plan to use their speed advantage

DUFUR – Anytime a team can roster state-champion track stars and some savvy veterans to go with some big six-footers in the paint, good things can unfold. That is what Dufur’s first-year head coach Hollie Darden is hoping for this winter on the basketball court, as he patrols the sidelines for both varsity basketball teams.

December 7, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..


Increased development sought for Redside boys

MAUPIN – Last season, it took seven games for the South Wasco County Redsides to win two games. So far, SWC has already won one game in a pair of tournament contests and this up and coming group is aiming for more consistent play to climb higher and higher in the Big Sky Conference standings.

December 7, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..


Focused SWC girls dialed in for the long haul

MAUPIN – In her three years as a varsity basketball player, South Wasco County senior Jada Myers has been on teams that have gone 47-28 overall, 29-13 in league action. Last year, the Redsides broke through in a major way with 23 wins, a perfect 14-0 league record and the program’s first Big Sky Conference title since the 1983 campaign. Myers says all those numbers are in the past.

December 7, 2018 1:43 p.m. read more..


Football players share all-star experience

Brick by brick, the building of a powerhouse football program is taking shape in The Dalles. That is why it was an important first step for 11 athletes to earn the chance to participate in the Football University/Island Boy Camp National Championships last week in Tacoma, Wash.

December 7, 2018 1:42 p.m. read more..

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