Ray Rodriguez is sports editor of The Dalles Chronicle.
With just a month away, excitement is brewing for the seventh annual Gorge Kids Triathlon. This critical fundraiser event is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Hood River Waterfront Park, located at 650 Portway Ave. in Hood River.
Shortages could affect some athletic contests
Over the past seven years, there has been a decline in new officials joining up across all sports, so that has given the Mid-Columbia Officials Association more involved in recruiting new men and women from the surrounding communities.
Fly fishing class opens new horizons for local youth
MAUPIN – What started as a senior class project has turned into a popular physical education curriculum. Back in 2008, South Wasco County senior Kris Belozer organized a fly fishing program to help local youth understand the rules and regulations of the sport, while fishing renown bodies of water across the Pacific Northwest. His goal is to establish a baseline where kids gain a love for an activity that will last a lifetime.
Three athletes met ‘B’ times; Kaiya Doty establishes top ‘A’ marks
Lydia DiGennaro, Maisie Bandel-Ramirez, Maverick Varland, and Kaiya Doty each met ‘B’ time standards, Doty also added a solid ‘A’ time, and The Dalles swim team rattled off 17 top-10 finishes at the three-day Bend Invitational, ending Sunday in Bend.
Veteran golfer keeps Paul Titus at bay with a two-day score of 158
For 36 holes covering two days in The Dalles, Dan Telles and Paul Titus battled back and forth for bragging rights. Telles rode a first-day, two-stroke lead to top honors at The Dalles Classic Club Championship ending Sunday at The Dalles Country Club.
Father of three named K-12 principal at Sherman Schools
Stepping into his new post as athletic director and vice principal at The Dalles High School in 2013, Mike Somnis had no idea what to expect. As he resigned his position in late June, after four years, he left Riverhawk Nation with lifelong friends, students who looked up to him and a community that offered the utmost respect and admiration for an administrator and parental figure who put everything he had into his career.
The Dalles High School graduate Johanna Wilson was one of six members of the Pacific University women’s tennis program to receive recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for its efforts in the classroom.
Northwest’s top harriers are expected to make trek to TD
In the final triathlon race of the 2017 season, several of the Pacific Northwest’s top athletes will be on full display for the 29th annual Aluminum Man Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Riverfront Park in The Dalles.
The Dalles Youth Football Camp is opening up registration for boys and girls from the first-through-eighth grades. The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. starting on Aug. 17 until Aug. 19 on Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus.
Students and coaches are educated on symptoms of heat issues
DUFUR – It is always safe to err on the side of caution. When it comes to sports activities, the biggest area of importance is athlete health, while physical activities are at a heightened level.