CGBA squad goes 4-0 and outscores teams by a 192-43 margin
When a team outscores opponents by a 192-43 margin, chances are good that tournament success will follow. That is exactly what the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy fifth-graders put forth in scoring four consecutive wins and a tournament title at the inaugural Gorge Hoops Invitational ending Sunday at The Dalles Middle School.
Sixth-grade group wins title game over White Salmon, 40-17
At a recent AAU tournament played in Hermiston, sixth graders from the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy went winless in four games. This past Sunday at the Gorge Hoops Invitational, this group, coached by Ken Brock and Phil Hukari, left nothing to chance, going 5-0 with an average margin of victory of 19.6 points to capture championship honors.
Players and coaches shovel snow for three days last week
While the temperature outside was in the teens with record amounts of snow on the ground, players and coaches from The Dalles football program helped clear 32 driveways and walkways of excess snow in a show of outreach and giving back.
Six skiers from TD, Dufur and SWC finish in the top-15
Under solid conditions atop the Meadows Course, ski team members from The Dalles, Dufur and South Wasco County had six top-15 finishes in a Mount Hood Ski League slalom race Saturday.
Facing athletes from Baker to The Dalles, the local duo of Julie and Jason Hull, in middle, won their respective age divisions at the Elks Hoop Shoot District Free Throw contest held Sunday in Hermiston.
Playing at David Douglas High School against a Perrydale team that was on a winning streak, the Sherman Huskies were outscored 33-19 in the second half in their 45-23 loss Monday in a non-league girls’ basketball game played in Portland.
As one of two active seniors on The Dalles cheer team, Keagan Rice is anxiously waiting for a chance to compete for a state championship. Although still a month away from state, the Riverhawk cheerleaders get their opportunity to find their groove in a season-opening event this Saturday at David Douglas High School.
The Dufur Rangers gave Horizon Christian all they could handle, but the Lady Hawks were able to fight them off with an 18-9 fourth-quarter run in a 59-47 victory Friday in Dufur.
Using defense to open the door for transition baskets, the Sherman Huskies fell behind 12-9 through one quarter, but then outscored Mitchell-Spray by a 47-29 margin over the final three quarters to earn a 56-41 win Friday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball matchup played at Mitchell High School.
Trailing for most of Friday’s game, Jada Myers hit a clutch 3-pointer to give South Wasco County girls’ basketball team its first lead of the game, and from there, the Redsides made a final defensive stand to hold on for the 26-23 triumph over Condon-Wheeler.
South Wasco County got off to a hot start offensively for a 19-4 lead after one quarter and rode that surge to a 41-32 win over Sherman Saturday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball contest played in Moro.
Dufur sinks 18 field goals in its 52-42 Saturday win
Chloe Beeson scored 17 of her points in just three quarters, and the Dufur Rangers had seven players hit field goals in a 52-42 win over Ione Saturday in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Ione High School.
Connor Uhalde set a season-high with 30 points, and sophomore guard Tabor McLaughlin had one of the best games of his career to lead the Dufur Rangers to a 67-37 victory over Ione Saturday in a Big Sky Conference battle in Ione.
Four players amassed double figures, and the Sherman Huskies broke open a 37-16 halftime cushion with a 23-6 third-quarter spurt in a what turned out to be a 70-34 blowout victory over South Wasco County Saturday afternoon in Moro.
All-state point guard Jacob Justesen made his return to the lineup and scored 13 points, and the No. 3-ranked Sherman Huskies motored past Perrydale by a 76-48 score Monday in a non-league boys’ basketball game played at David Douglas High School.
DUFUR – Chloe Beeson scored 15 points, and the backcourt duo of Kayla Bailey and Alexus Outlaw added 12 points apiece to lead the Dufur Rangers to a resounding 51-28 victory over the Sherman Huskies Thursday in a league contest played at Dufur High School.
Boys team runs winning streak to four games
DUFUR – In a marquee matchup pitting two of the top Big Sky Conference teams who were riding season-high winning streaks, the Sherman Huskies outlasted the Dufur Rangers by a 61-48 margin Thursday night in Dufur.
South Wasco County led 10-2 and 17-7 at different parts of the first half, but then Condon-Wheeler crept back into contention with the help of their pressure defense and outside shooting in a 61-38 win Friday in Maupin.
Kyle Fields scored a season-high 20 points, and the Sherman Huskies moved up to No. 3 in the 1A rankings after a 93-44 rout of Mitchell-Spray Friday in a Big Sky game played at Mitchell High School.
After having their long winning streak snapped Thursday, the Dufur Rangers showed some bounce-back ability with a solid four-quarter performance in Friday’s 53-45 road triumph over Horizon Christian.
Athletes look forward to the official start of 2017 campaign on Saturday
Usually at this time of year, senior Sydney Reed is in the middle of her basketball season from her point guard position for the Dufur High School program. Instead of dribbling, passing and shooting 3-pointers, Reed is equipped with skis, a helmet and goggles at the start of 2017.
A total of 15 teams are expected for tourney action this weekend
Over the past two months, six youth teams representing the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy have been putting in countless hours of work in preparation for some competitive hardwood action – four of these teams will get to have their game showcased this weekend.
Breckterfield, Preston and Urenda each earn top-6 in the standings
With inclement weather looming last weekend in Portland, the 30th annual Don York Invitational shoehorned 16 teams in 32-man brackets for a 535-match marathon Saturday. The Dalles posted 18 wins, 11 by pin, with Steven Preston, Andrew Richman, Glenn Breckterfield, Jonathon Urenda and Opath Silopath earning 15 of the victories.
Friday in Moro, the Huskies opened league action against Horizon Christian, and the Hawks jumped ahead 16-1 in the first quarter on their way to a 62-33 win.
In what turned out to be a back-and-forth Big Sky Conference showdown, the Sherman Huskies eventually outlasted Ione with an 11-2 overtime surge to capture a 54-45 triumph Saturday in Ione.
Sherman off to a solid start with two straight league victories
Coming off a resounding four-quarter performance Friday against Horizon Christian, the defending champion Sherman Huskies came out hitting on all cylinders Saturday, as five players hit double figures in a 78-25 boys’ basketball road triumph against Ione.
Balanced attack is key in Sherman’s 71-45 romp
Coming off a string of three losses in four games while at a tournament in Honolulu, Sherman established momentum in the first quarter of play with a 17-7 run, using defensive intensity and a fundamentally sound style in a 71-45 rout of Horizon Christian Friday in Moro.
SWC uses second-half surge to upend Dufur
DUFUR – With a lack of size down on the blocks, South Wasco County coach Lynn Cowdrey knew that extra effort, guile and skill were necessary components his post players needed to bring for ultimate success.
Dufur gets off to a quick start in league opening home triumph
DUFUR – After allowing 53 points in a season-opening win, the Rangers have allowed 42.8 points a game during their six-game winning streak, with pressure and transition baskets leading the charge.
The Sherman Huskies posted a 1-3 record in four games played at the Punahou Invitational Basketball Tournament held in Honolulu, HI., taking their lone victory over Kamehameha on Friday by a 69-67 score.
Riverhawks show glimpses in recent California road trip
The Dalles girls’ basketball team was given an opportunity to travel to California for a weeklong tournament at the Surf and Slam Invitational in San Diego.
Hoops team goes 0-2 at Echo Holiday Tournament
Challenging themselves against two top-10 basketball programs, the Dufur Rangers came away with a pair of losses on Thursday and Friday at the Bounc’n Cancer Holiday Hoops Tournament in Echo.
Australian travel team showcased in The Dalles
On a night of celebration and camaraderie, Kurtz Gym served as the Mecca of basketball.
SWC offense trying to find its groove in time for league play
The South Wasco County girls’ basketball team lost a pair of games to Echo and Nixyaawii at the two-day Bounc’n Cancer Tournament ending Friday in Echo.
At the three-day Vince Dulcich Memorial Tournament last week in Astoria, The Dalles boys’ basketball team went 1-2, finally taking a 63-54 victory Thursday over Molalla.
At this point in the season, South Wasco County head coach Jim Hull is worried less about the standings and more about overall progression. At the Bounc’n Cancer Tournament in Echo, South Wasco County lost games to Echo and Nixyaawii by an average margin of 2.5 points, and had late chances to pick up wins.
No. 13 Rangers take two tourney victories in Echo
After an opening night loss to Perrydale, the Dufur Rangers have been steadily progressing under first-year head coach Ron Townsend. At the Bounc’n Cancer Tournament held in Echo on Thursday and Friday, the Rangers ran their winning streak to five games and moved up to No. 13 in the 1A rankings, following two lopsided victories over Nixyaawii and Echo.
Beasley has visions for high school program
The Dalles wrestling coach Paul Beasley had been part of the turnaround for the middle school over the past few years, so now he brings vast knowledge of the sports, attention to detail and an emphasis on good behavior and academics for the high school team.
Playing without all-league guard Dakota Murr, The Dalles Riverhawks kept pace with Forest Grove in the first half, but the 6A Vikings fired out for 51-18 run in the second stanza in a 94-44 victory Thursday.
Sherman had a two-game stint in the postseason, but had four players make a lasting impression to opposing coaches and administrators for their representation of Husky football.
Holding on to a 34-31 lead entering the fourth quarter, the Dufur Rangers hit five field goals and went 7 of 12 from the free throw line as part of a 17-6 run to defeat Klickitat by a 51-37 margin Tuesday in a non-league girls’ basketball game played in Klickitat.
Over the years, many of the top players in the state have donned the Dufur Ranger colors, earning countless league and state honors, along with league crowns and state championships. Sydney Reed can now add her name to that esteemed group of former Dufur greats.
Sierra Watson hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to help lead The Dalles girls’ basketball team back from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit in a 47-46 victory Tuesday against Milwaukie.
Hoops team cannot hit big shots down the stretch
The Dalles trailed by 19 points late in the third quarter and cut its deficit down to eight points two minutes into the fourth period, but the Sisters’ Outlaws went on an 11-2 run down the stretch for a 48-30 victory Wednesday in a non-league boys’ basketball game played at Kurtz Gym.
Uhalde, Crawford and Lucas net 46 points in 61-38 victory
Three days ago, the Dufur Rangers got off to a hot start and handled the Klickitat Vandals with relative ease. Tuesday’s result was pretty much a carbon copy, as three players hit double figures, and the Rangers captured their third consecutive win of the season with a 61-38 victory over Klickitat.
MORO – Although the Sherman Husky roster is young, with 11 underclassmen, six freshmen, senior shooting guard Emily Hill is looking forward to a successful final season with her teammates and second-year coach Steve Bird.
The Sherman Huskies lost games to Hosanna Christina (64-28) and Cascade Christian (35-24) this weekend in Klamath Falls.
Coming off a one-point loss to Dayville-Monument, South Wasco County used defense and balanced scoring to dispatch of Gilchrist and Lyle-Wishram in a pair of non-league girls’ basketball games. Saturday, Allie Noland led with 11 points, Abby Birman went off for eight and Madisen Davis and Kiana Moody had six points each in SWC’s 33-23 win over Gilchrist.
Dufur, Sherman and SWC are establishing chemistry
The Dufur Rangers exploded for a 66-51 win Saturday at home against Klickitat, but could not keep the offense going in Monday’s 64-29 loss to 2A Culver in a pair of girls’ basketball games played. In their Saturday matchup, the Lady Rangers had 27 field goals, three 3-pointers, and shot 9 of 20 from the line.
Ty Herlocker has a career night with 29 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the senior sank two pressure free throws with 5.5 seconds left in regulation to lead South Wasco County to a 52-51 win over Culver Saturday.