Ray Rodriguez

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Ray Rodriguez is sports editor of The Dalles Chronicle.

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Riverhawks run to glory

With the Intermountain Conference District races coming up Wednesday, The Dalles cross country squad is making its state-qualifying case. Emma Mullins, Zoe Orion and Evan Despain captured individual titles, and both the boys’ junior varsity and varsity groups picked up team victories at the Kyle Burnside Wildhorse Invitational held Thursday in Pendleton.

October 23, 2018 3:42 p.m. read more..


Huskies get a runner-up finish

ECHO – The No. 4-seeded Sherman Huskies knew they had a puncher’s chance to get past No. 1 Echo, but it all came down to having the proper mindset. After taking a 25-18 loss in the first game, Sherman reeled off three straight wins by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-17 to advance to the Big Sky Conference championship.

October 23, 2018 3:38 p.m. read more..


Redsides clinch back-to-back district titles

ECHO – As a first-year coach, Crystal Pechanec had to build on what the South Wasco County volleyball team had accomplished last season. The Lady Redsides were coming off a 25-win campaign, a No. 8 ranking, a first-ever district championship and a sixth-place state finish, so the expectations were raised a few notches. Saturday in Echo, No. 14 SWC won its 22nd game of the year after defeating Dufur and Sherman, both in four games, to take hold of a second straight Big Sky Conference district championship.

October 23, 2018 3:35 p.m. read more..


TD volleyball splits two matches to end league

Coming off a three-game sweep versus Redmond, The Dalles volleyball team wrapped up league play with a four-game road loss against Hood River Valley Thursday in Hood River. The seventh-ranked Eagles won the first two games by scores of 25-15 and 25-20 to go ahead 2-0 in the match.

October 19, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..


Late call sinks TD in road loss to Ridgeview

A controversial call marred Thursday’s first-place tussle between The Dalles and Ridgeview, as the hometown Ravens escaped with a 2-1 victory to maintain sole possession of first place in the Intermountain Conference boys’ soccer standings.

October 19, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..


TD girls have 2nd place in sight

The Dalles girls’ soccer team posted a tie and a loss this week with a 1-1 draw in Pendleton Tuesday, and a 2-0 loss Thursday at home versus Ridgeview. Tuesday, Jordyn Hattenhauer got a second-half goal on an assist by Michaela Haight to salvage a 1-1 tie with Pendleton.

October 19, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..


Youth League hoops has signups

The Gorge Hoops Basketball League is opening a second registration day from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Riv Cafe, located at 401 E. 10th Street in The Dalles. Local boys and girls, from Washington and Oregon, from first-through-eighth grades, are welcomed to join this gorge-wide league, which is for school teams only.

October 16, 2018 1:56 p.m. read more..


Hawks cut down more times at Champoeg

Zack Ziegenhagen posted a season-best time for first place in the boys’ race, Vivian Harrah added fifth place to lead The Dalles’ junior varsity group and the varsity duo of Emma Mullins and Samuel Alvarez each were top-11 at the Champoeg Invitational Friday at Champoeg State Park in Newberg.

October 16, 2018 1:54 p.m. read more..


TD netters trying to finish strong

Although the 2018 season has been a roller coaster ride of sorts, head coach Neticia Fanene sees a team that puts in maximum effort on a nightly basis with a refuse-to-lose attitude. That can bode well for the future, especially with six seniors and four juniors on the roster.

October 16, 2018 1:52 p.m. read more..


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