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TD netters push Hood River Valley to five sets

Riverhawks lose by a close 15-11 margin in the finale

With a capacity crowd looking on, The Dalles volleyball team pushed Hood River Valley to the brink, but the No. 11-ranked Eagles found a way to battle back from a 2-1 deficit with wins of 25-11 and 15-11 in the final two sets to score a victory Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.

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It’s crunch time in the 1A classification

It’s crunch time in the 1A classification

Hoops signups are tonight at 6 p.m.

The Gorge Hoops Basketball is offering a one-day signup for its youth recreational league from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wahtonka. If players are not signed by Oct. 18, they will be unable to participate in the league games, but if a player cannot make it, someone can attend in their place.

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TD is staying on its top course

Harriers add more personal records to their ‘17 totals

Through the 2017 campaign, The Dalles Riverhawks have shown that they can perform at its highest level when the stakes are raised. The boys won their event and the girls placed second, as the team netted 21 personal records at Wednesday’s five-team dual at Tualatin High School.

TD boys qualify for the playoffs

Three years ago, The Dalles boys’ soccer team won two games. Last year, they won four. Alex Gutierrez had a goal and an assist, Juan Heredia added two more assists in The Dalles’ 4-1 playoff-clinching win, the fifth of the season, Tuesday over Pendleton.

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Hawks win 2-1; qualify for the 5A playoffs

Weir, Wilcox score goals; Pitt makes clutch saves in clincher

The Dalles girls’ soccer team started the season with five consecutive losses and were outscored 29-0 over that span. After Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Pendleton, the Lady Riverhawks punched their postseason ticket.

TD boys soccer loses 7-1 to 6A Tualatin

Setting up for tonight’s make-or-break game at Pendleton, The Dalles boys’ soccer team has been outscored. TD trailed 3-1 at the half, but 6A Tualatin scored four straight goals in a 7-1 victory Saturday in a non-league match played at Wahtonka.

TD drops match to Rex-Putnam

In a re-scheduled volleyball match played last Friday afternoon, the No. 24-ranked Dalles Riverhawks lost the first two sets in what was a four-set loss to Rex-Putnam, by margins of 20-25, 13-25, 25-19, 17-25, at Kurtz Gym.

Sherman claims sweep over Lyle

Sherman head coach Amy Huffman had a chance to play several of her players in multiple positions. Those switches turned out to be positive, as the Lady Huskies came through for a sweep by scores of 25-8, 25-19, 25-14 Monday in a non-league match at Lyle.

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SWC wraps up play with a win

Redsides move up to No. 7 with a sweep of Monument

MAUPIN – The South Wasco County Redsides wrapped up its 2017 regular season schedule with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-13 three-set sweep over Monument-Dayville in a non-league volleyball match played Saturday in Maupin.

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Colonel Wright takes cross country crown

Elementary school sets top mark of 138 to defeat Dry Hollow

On a day when record numbers were achieved, Colonel Wright School reclaimed local bragging rights with the most students in attendance at the 20th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country Meet held on Sept. 26 at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

TD runners set 21 personal records

Not even thunder and lightning could stop The Dalles boys and girls’ junior varsity cross country team.

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Rangers add on to their streak

Farrell, Pence and Kilby score twice in 58-14 win

In back-to-back weeks, the No. 1-ranked Dufur Rangers were going to see where they stood in the 1A landscape. Friday, Asa Farrell, Hagen Pence and Abraham Kilby scored two times apiece to help lead the Rangers to a 58-14 win on the road against No. 13 Arlington-Condon on senior night Thursday in Arlington.

Hawks lose 14-6 to Woodburn

The Dalles Riverhawk defense did all it could, but the offense could not achieve much success through the air or on the ground in Friday’s 14-6 varsity football loss to Woodburn.

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SWC offense hits its stride in 82-39 romp

Football team racks up 594 yards of offense

ECHO – Garrett Olson and Kabe Frederick did a little bit of everything in South Wasco County’s 82-39 win over Huntington on Friday in Echo.

No. 11 Pendleton beats TD in four

The Dalles boys’ soccer team held Hermiston scoreless in the first half, and dominated the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the No. 14-ranked Bulldogs scored three unanswered goals, and then broke open a 3-1 lead with three more goals in a 6-1 victory Thursday in The Dalles.

Lady Hawks lose on a penalty kick

A penalty kick goal off the foot of Hermiston’s MaKayla Pacheco in the 51st minute gave the Lady Bulldogs all the offense they needed in a 1-0 victory Thursday in Hermiston. “We shut them down and didn’t make one mistake, everyone was on tonight, everyone stepped up, and everyone played their hearts out,” said TD head coach Oscar Nunez.

No. 11 Pendleton beats TD in four

The Dalles volleyball team fired at will against Pendleton, jumping ahead 1-0 in the match after a 25-19 win. Over the next three sets, however, the No. 11-ranked Lady Buckaroos were dialed in to the tune of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19 scores to pull off the four-set victory Thursday in Columbia River Conference action in Pendleton.

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Rangers pull off league upset

Dufur defeats No. 5 South Wasco County in four sets

DUFUR – When Mikayla Kelly is standing tall at the net, she has an ability to make momentum-changing blocks, change shots and frustrate opposing hitters. The 6-foot sophomore logged a career-high 10 blocks and the team totaled 17 for the match in No. 18 Dufur’s four-set home victory over No. 5 South Wasco County Thursday on senior night in Dufur.

CGBA hosts Sunday tryout

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

Recreation signups are set for Oct. 18

The Gorge Hoops Basketball is offering a one-day signup for its youth recreational league from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Wahtonka. If players are not signed by Oct. 18, they will be unable to participate in the league games, but if a player cannot make it, someone can attend in their place.

TD girls lose to HRV, 5-0

Team has shot at No. 2 seed with a win tonight at Hermiston

Addie Klindt made 15 saves in 50 minutes and Victoria Barragan put forth a solid effort in the middle in The Dalles girls’ soccer teams 5-0 loss Tuesday to No. 11-ranked Hood River Valley.

Redsides hoping for success

The South Wasco County Redsides have three games left on their schedule and head coach Mike Waine is looking to get his group back on the winning track. The first step toward that direction is at 1 p.m. Friday in Echo for a non-league football matchup versus Huntington.

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League title up for grabs tonight

No. 2-ranked Dufur on road versus No. 13 Arlington

In the second half last week against Sherman, the No. 2-ranked Dufur Rangers had their power running game running fluidly for 211 second-half yards on 21 rushes in a 54-22 victory. Now the Rangers, the state’s 10th-best scoring offense, contends with an Arlington-Condon defense that ranks first in the 1A class at 11 points a game (66 total points allowed).

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Riverhawks are poised to break their streak

The Dalles plays at Woodburn on Friday

For The Dalles Riverhawks, it all comes down to a three-game season for them to realize their goals of finishing with a winning record. The first battle comes at 7 p.m. Friday against Woodburn, a team that is 1-5 on the year and in the midst of a three-game losing streak. “I think they are ready,” said coach Steve Sugg on his team’s mentality ahead of Friday.

The Dalles breaks through in loss to No. 1 HRV

TD scores its first goal in four years against Eagles

In a four-year span, the matchup between Hood River Valley and The Dalles has been lopsided, with the Eagles outscoring the Riverhawks by a 40-0 margin in the past eight matches. Tuesday, The Dalles got a goal on the scoreboard by Alberto Gallegos at the 61-minute mark to tie the game at 1-apiece, but with eight minutes left in regulation, HRV’s Saul Chavarria scored the eventual game-winner on a penalty kick in No. 1-ranked HRV’s 2-1 road triumph.

TD netters lose in five to Hermiston

With a chance to pull off the season sweep against Hermiston, The Dalles volleyball team led 2-1 in the match, but could not hold on, losing the next two sets in a five-set loss Tuesday in Hermiston. TD remains one game ahead of Hermiston for the third and final playoff slot.

No. 5 SWC nets fifth sweep

Jacqueline Noland and Jada Myers were each a perfect 12 of 12 on serves, and the duo combined for 13 kills on 23 of 27 swings in No. 5 South Wasco County’s 25-17, 25-10, 25-12 three-set sweep over Ione Tuesday in Maupin. The sweep was the team’s fifth of the season.

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Dufur posts four-set road win

Byers, Beeson drop nine kills each in victory over Sherman

MORO – The Dufur Rangers clamped down their No. 2 spot in the Big Sky conference rankings with a 26-24, 20-25, 25-12, 25-16 four-set road victory Tuesday night in Moro.

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Huskies take sweep win at CW

Sherman now fourth in the Big Sky Conference standings

With 11 calendar days before the start of district action, Sherman head coach Amy Huffman has her volleyball team finding its groove. The Lady Huskies moved into fourth place, a half-game behind Ione, after posting an impressive three-set road sweep over Condon-Wheeler Friday in a Big Sky conference match played at Condon High School.

SWC loses 64-6 to Perrydale

The South Wasco County Redsides were able to move the ball against Perrydale, but turnovers and miscues, coupled by a neck injury to Kabe Frederick short-circuited any offensive flow in Friday’s 64-6 Homecoming loss to the Pirates in Maupin.

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TD ready for a rebound effort

After loss to Rainier, coach Sugg eyes solid 2017 finish

Coming off a third-straight loss, a 43-0 shutout at home against Rainier, The Dalles head football coach Steve Sugg has plans in place to get the offense and defense playing at the level they were earlier in the season.

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TD harriers come out strong at Champoeg

32 set their all-time bests Saturday in Newberg

On a cool, fall day in Newberg Saturday, The Dalles freshman Hanna Ziegehagen added another successful chapter to her rise up the cross country ranks. In her fifth-career race at the Champoeg Invitational on Saturday, Ziegenhagen finished eighth overall with a time of 19 minutes and 59.72 seconds, a personal record, and she became just the 11th female runner since 1993 to hit less than 20 minutes in a race. Aside from Ziegenhagen’s lights-out performance, of the 42 Riverhawk boys and girls in the junior varsity and varsity races, 31 had their career-best marks.

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CGBA to host team tryouts

Sessions start up on Sunday, Oct. 15 at TDMS

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout session slated to run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15 at The Dalles Middle School.

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No. 2-ranked Dufur powers past Sherman

Rangers break open a 22-all tie with 32 unanswered points in win

DUFUR – With the score tied at 22-all early in the third quarter, Dufur head coach Jack Henderson called on his rugged running duo of Ian Cleveland and Hagen Pence to carry the load. The Bruise Brothers delivered with a combined 211 second-half yards on 21 rushes, as the No. 2-ranked Rangers broke open a 22-all tie with 32 unanswered points in a 54-22 victory over the Sherman Huskies Friday in Dufur.

Riverhawk netters lose in 5 to HRV

The Dalles Riverhawks fell behind by two sets, but won the third and fourth sets, in a five-set loss to Hood River Valley Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played at Vannet Court.

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Fate of the Big Sky hangs in the balance on Friday

No. 4 Dufur hosts No. 20 Sherman at 7 p.m. in Dufur

DUFUR – For the past eight years, Dufur and Sherman have created a classic crosstown rivalry as two of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference and the state. The last two times the teams have slugged it out on the gridiron during the regular season, however, the Huskies have won both games by a combined four points, last year winning by a 30-24 margin on their way to a Big Sky title. “We’re very excited for this challenge,” said Dufur head coach Jack Henderson. “Sherman is a very athletic team that creates issues for their opponents in all three phases of the game.”

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No. 3 Rainier presents a tall task for TD

Riverhawks host the 3A Columbians at 7 p.m. Friday

A week after losing 14-6 to 4A La Grande in a game played without standout quarterback Andrew Peasley, The Dalles football team hosts the 3A classification’s No. 3 team, Rainier in a contest slated for 7 p.m. on Homecoming night this Friday from Sid White Field.

TD loses in five

The Dalles Riverhawks fell behind by two sets, but won the third and fourth sets, in a five-set loss to Hood River Valley Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played at Vannet Court.

Dufur knocks off Ione in three

The Dufur Rangers started strong and finished even stronger in a three-set road volleyball sweep in Ione Tuesday by final margins of 25-8, 25-21, 25-13.

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Huskies post a sweep over Mitchell-Spray

Sherman jumps to third in Big Sky standings

Staked by the solid all-around play of Sammy Lepinski in the middle and Savannah Moe at setter, the Sherman Huskies moved into third place in the Big Sky Conference after a three-set home sweep by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-8 over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in Moro.

TD boys pick up 4-2 victory

The Dalles boys’ soccer team took another step closer to clamping down a postseason berth with a 4-2 victory Tuesday against Pendleton in a Columbia River Conference matchup played in The Dalles.

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Hawks jump up to second place

Wilcox hits winner in TD’s 1-0 win over Pendleton

MaKenna Wilcox scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 68-minute mark and Addy Klindt made six saves in The Dalles’ 1-0 win over Pendleton Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference girls’ soccer game played at Pendleton high School.

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TD sets 10 personal records in Washington

Runners set solid marks against 55 other schools

Emily Johnson claimed an individual award for eighth place, two others were close to the top-10, and The Dalles cross country team racked up 10 personal records, along with a season-best mark at the Curtis Invitational Meet held Saturday at University Place in Washington. “Our kids ran well,” said TD head coach Bob Thouvenel.

Hawks split two at HRV Tourney

The Dalles volleyball team split two matches Saturday at the HRV Tournament, beating Parkrose, 25-21, 25-9.

Tough serves lead to Dufur triumph

The No. 19 Dufur Rangers moved into second place in the Big Sky conference after a 35-14, 25-5, 25-13 sweep over Mitchell-Spray Thursday in Mitchell.

No. 9 SWC scores a sweep over Condon

Redsides lead by one game over second-place Rangers

No. 9-ranked South Wasco County won its fourth consecutive non-tournament match in three sets by scores of 25-19, 25-11 and 25-19 over Condon-Wheeler Thursday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match played in Condon.

Riverhawks lose a 14-6 heartbreaker

The Dalles held a 6-0 first-quarter lead, but La Grande answered with runs by Isaac Chamberlain and Parker Robinson, and the Tiger defense made the lead hold up in a 14-6 victory Friday at Sid White Field.

Justesen shines in Sherman’s victory

Another week, another blowout and another top-flight passing display by Sherman’s Jacob Justesen. The senior quarterback completed 8 of 16 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Sherman Huskies to a 48-6 drubbing of Touchet, Wash., Friday in a non-league football contest.

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No. 4 Rangers take fourth straight, 58-22

Frakes tosses three scores; Pence and Crawford get two TDs each

Derek Frakes completed all eight of his passes for 134 yards and three scores, as the No. 4-ranked Dufur Rangers scored on their first six first-half possessions in a 58-22 romp over Perrydale Friday in a Big Sky conference matchup.

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