TDW state track qualifiers prepare for big stage this weekend in Eugene From the start of the season, the expectations have been lofty for The Dalles Wahtonka track and field athlete Lio Tunai.
Megan Elam and Harley Burgener end up in 20th place
The 2013 Oregon High School Equestrian Teams State Championship meet took place this past weekend May 16-19 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo in Redmond. There were 8 districts with over 90 schools represented in 4 team size divisions. Here are results for Dufur’s OHSET team at the state meet. Working Pairs: 20th Megan Elam & Harley Burgener
Dufur and Sherman are well-represented in the final votes
Dufur's Cole Parke, Trever Tibbets and Josh Keyser earn first-team status; Sherman's Nick Coleman makes his name known on first squad
As of Wednesday with one more week left in regular season
Final push for league championship being made by the top teams in the standings
Youth Track event set for June 4; Hoops camp for June 24-28
Tom Conklin has these two local events planned to get youths involved in sporting activities
Sherman senior advances to consolation semifinals
Sherman senior Maddie Belshe won a consolation match and advanced all the way to the semifinal bracket, but wound up losing on the second day of 4A/3A/2A/1A state tennis action at the University of Oregon campus in Eugene.
Rangers are hoping to catch some lightning in a state bottle
It has been business as usual for the Dufur Ranger baseball team, as it kicks off the start of the 2013 state playoffs on the road in John Day at 4:30 p.m. tonight against No. 1-seeded Grant Union.
Team is underdog on the road versus Churchill
The Dalles Wahtonka softball finds itself in familiar territory tonight with a chance to put itself one step closer towards a championship matchup. While it is nice to think that far ahead, the Eagle Indians are focused on the next step in a first-round tussle on the road at 5 p.m. tonight against the Churchill Lancers.
Baseball team hosts Corvallis at 4:30 p.m. tonight
Two teams who faced each other early in the 2013 campaign lock horns again at 4:30 p.m. tonight – there is much more on the line this time around however. The No. 6 seeded Corvallis Spartans come to town for a first-round state baseball playoff game against No. 3 The Dalles Wahtonka for an opportunity to extend their season.
Parents have until July 1 to get children on teams
AYSO soccer is building rosters
Ann Marie Guischer starred in first season at Mount Hood Community College
Ann Marie Guischer stands out for Mount Hood Community College with all-league, Pitcher of the Year and All-American honors
Hahn gets girl's gold in 800 meters; Boy's 4x400-meter relay scorches field in 3:49.43
Six individuals, boy's relay team headed to Eugene this week
Olson notches first-ever district title; Darden and Selzer qualify with second-place finishes
Two personal records are set by Austin Olson and Bethany Stelzer; Taylor Darden grabs second in shotput and discus
Conklin, Nerdin and Barnard-Davidson each earn second-day qualifications
Tunai, Farr, Hill, Nerdin, Barnard-Davidson and Conklin punch state tickets
In a pair of 14U Babe Ruth baseball matchups this week, East Cascade Electric salvaged a split of two games with a 30-9 romp Tuesday versus Goldendale and a 18-6 loss to Pepsi on Thursday.
Tribe hosts Corvallis in state play-in showdown at 5 p.m. When it comes to playoff softball, The Dalles Wahtonka finds a way to flip the switch for a memorable run.
Junior Baseball standouts win three games at Mother’s Day Tournament in Aloha With a young roster on his side, 10U Sluggers manager Thad Routson is using this time to instill the fundamentals of the game, while bringing his years of knowledge and an attitude of fun to the mix.
Atchley and Lenke finish neck-and-neck in 3k rounds Down the stretch they came. Easton Atchley and Michael Lenke were stride-for-stride looking down on the finish line eye-to-eye.
Kramer and McCall grab co-Players of the Year honor The 2013 Columbia River Conference all-league members were named earlier this week with 18 baseball and softball players taking slots and both Katherine Kramer and Nolan McCall picking up co-Player of the year honors.
Roller Derby team rolls to a 114-101 victory over River Reapers in rivalry duel This one was for personal pride, team pride and Columbia River Gorge pride.
Tennis team has solid performances in event at Sunriver
Senior right-hander tosses complete-game in 3-1 victory In his last two outings, The Dalles Wahtonka senior Dakota Walker had been tagged for seven runs on 10 hits with eight walks in six frames, but Tuesday, he put it all together for another dominant performance against 6A North Salem.
Parke smashes winning home run in seventh inning to defeat Pilot Rock, 12-11 Just a home run from a rare cycle, Cole Parke came through with his usual flair for the dramatic. The Dufur junior rifled a 2-1 fastball to the opposite field for walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give his team a 12-11 triumph over Pilot Rock and a berth into the 2A Blue Mountain Conference district baseball championships Tuesday in baseball action at Dufur City park.
Mazeski and Wilson string together win streak in consolation bracket to lead way Staked by a resurgent consolation championship effort from Katie Mazeski and Johanna Wilson, The Dalles Wahtonka girl’s tennis team more than doubled its win total from 2012 with five victories this past weekend in 5A Special District 1 tennis play at Hermiston High School. “We only won two matches at last year’s district tournament and to see that tally bumped up to five this year really makes me feel as a coach that we are on the right track,” said TDW head coach Debby Jones. “I could not be more proud of the players that represented The Dalles.”
Eagles make it look easy in lopsided 6-1 home trouncing Starting 0-3 in the season series, No. 11 Hood River Valley had one more chance to get a win versus The Dalles Wahtonka.
Eagle Indian tracksters chalk up seven individual victories against CRC opponents Right on cue, The Dalles Wahtonka took their last chance before the district dance to make some moves on the track Friday in Hermiston.
The countdown begins for the return of Roller derby action in the Columbia River Gorge.
Local Special Olympics program offers rewarding experiences to everyone involved Through volunteers, a supportive community and dedicated parents, the Special Olympics program has been a mainstay of burgeoning hope and prosperity in many towns across the United States.
Big names hoping to come up huge in Sunriver Growing up in The Dalles, new activities coordinator for North Wasco County parks and Recreation Daniel Kittelson has a little more invested in the community.
Sherman tennis team has depth, experience as recipe for district tourney success Former state tennis qualifiers and seniors, Maddie Belshe and Brian Simantel, have one last chance to extend their seasons for the Sherman Huskies, as the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District journey continues for this group starting at 8 a.m. Friday for the first of two days of play in Tri-Cities, Wash.
CRC golf teams settle score at Big River Golf Course The season is over for The Dalles Wahtonka boy’s golf team, but with the way his team played, head coach Kent Smith is counting down the days for a return to action.
No. 3 The Dalles Wahtonka feasts on Pendleton pitching to score league-clinching win There was so much riding on the line for No. 3 The Dalles Wahtonka on senior night – a four-game sweep of perennial powerhouse Pendleton and a first league championship since Wahtonka and The Dalles high schools merged in the 2004-2005 season.
Charlie Remington blasts the field of 60 5k runners More than 75 runners came out Saturday morning to try their best for the inaugural 2013 Dry Hollow Winery 3k and 5k run in support of Home At Last Human Society.
Boys and girls remain in contention for state It was a case of good news and bad news. The Dalles Wahtonka boy’s golfers had one player end up in 10th place and three others shoot career-bests enroute to a season-low 344 in the opening round of district golf action in Umatilla.
Dufur pitcher Cole Parke pulled off the Houdini act of all Houdini acts Saturday against No. 7 Stanfield. The junior right-hander struck out the side and escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning to preserve a 4-3 nightcap victory over the first-place Tigers during Blue Mountain Conference baseball action at Dufur City Park.
Local derby squad goes 3-2 at Spokarnage Tournament The Gorge Roller Girls jumped up the competition ladder last weekend at Spokarnage, a double elimination women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) tournament, and left with a 3-2 overall record, impressing everyone along the way.
Through 3 2/3 innings, it looked like The Dalles Wahtonka was about to steal a critical Columbia River Conference road win against No. 10 Hermiston. The Lady Bulldogs had other plans, however. Hermiston got a home run from Abi Drotzmann, as it scored a single run in the fourth inning, added three in the fifth and tacked on another run late to pull out a 5-3 softball comeback win Friday in Hermiston. With two games left, TDW (11-12 overall, 2-8 league) hosts No. 1 Pendleton (20-4, 9-1) Tuesday, and then caps the regular season on the road at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Hood River (13-8, 3-7). Still with a No. 13 rank, the Eagle Indians need to stay within the top-15 to host a state playoff contest in the last half of May.
No. 4 Eagle Indians scatter four hits in 6-1 road setback versus Hermiston The Dalles Wahtonka was cruising right along on an impressive six-game winning streak with two games left on the regular season schedule.
Lio Tunai had the second-best shotput throw of his career and The Dalles Wahtonka track and field team had nine tracksters end up in the top-5 during Friday’s Dean Nice Invitational in Gresham.
The Oregon School Activities Association and the Dairy Farmers of Oregon have teamed up for the 16th year to sponsor the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State Award.
Award-winning peewee rodeo athletes headed to Prineville for a kickoff meet this weekend A quintet of determined peewee rodeo stars is coming off an award-winning 2012 season – they are back for more this summer.
12U Sluggers are ready for a summer of hardball competition It is still very early in the 2013 season, but 12U Sluggers players Jordan Wetmore and Tyler Vassar feel like the best is yet to come.
Hansen grabs scholarship award for her efforts at Jump Dance This past weekend gave The Dalles Dance Club an opportunity to twirl and dip against some elite competition at the annual Jump Dance Convention in Portland.
In his last fine turning before districts, Nick Glesener went above and beyond his career best.
Softball squad sets the groundwork for ‘13 success The Cherry City Crush started and ended tournament play with fervor.
Eagle Indians lose to Pendleton 6-2 in final tuneup before next week’s district meet Wednesday on senior night, The Dalles Wahtonka boy’s tennis team honored Carlos Barajas, Chava Vasquez, Jose Santillan, Carlos Valenzuela, Fernando Lopez and exchange student Ben Dlala for their hard work and dedication in building an upstart program for years to come.
Only four strokes made the difference between first through fifth place in the low net category of this past weekend’s The Dalles Country Club 2013 men’s Spring Kickoff Tournament.
Wilson’s gem, team’s 10-hit effort lead to 6-2 victory for No. 3-ranked TDW Never play cards with J.R. Runyon. For some reason, The Dalles Wahtonka baseball coach always seems to have an ace up his sleeve.
The Dufur Rangers moved themselves to within a half game of first place in the Blue Mountain Conference after posting a pair of lopsided wins over Heppner Saturday in varsity baseball play in Heppner.
After two losses over the weekend over first-place Stanfield, the Sherman Huskies three games behind Irrigon and Pilot Rock have four games remaining to earn a shot at a district berth.