Jada Myers had a team-high six kills and Kyrsten Sprouse tacked on five aces, as the No. 19 South Wasco County volleyball team came away with a three-set sweep Thursday over Mitchell-Spray in a Big Sky Conference matchup in Mitchell. The Lady Redsides came on strong at the start of action, taking a 25-13 tally for a 1-0 lead.
The Dalles has been steadily progressing, knocking on victory’s door in their past two soccer matches. Thursday, they finally broke through with three unanswered goals to capture a 3-1 win over St. Helens in a non-league contest played at Discovery Field in The Dalles.
Two local teams, just 39 miles apart, get a chance to square off at 7 p.m. tonight in a pivotal Big Sky Conference football contest, as the South Wasco County Redsides hit the gridiron against the No. 14-ranked Sherman Huskies.
Jumpstart XC expected to attract more than 300 kids
The 20th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country races are fast approaching and more than 300 boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade are expected to join in on the fun, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Sorosis Park.
team still showing progression
The Dalles boys’ soccer team lost its fifth in a row, second straight by two goals or fewer, 3-1 to Ridgeview Tuesday in a non-league contest played in Redmond.
14th annual event brings families and friends closer
Community members came together Wednesday night for a memorable meeting at Westwind Frame and Gallery in The Dalles to present two checks from the 2016 Pig Bowl football fundraiser event that raised more than $41,000 for the families.
On the week, she had 17 kills with only 2 errors on 35 total swings for a hitting percentage of .429. Seibel also added on six digs, two blocks and two assists.
Girls soccer team loses 7-2 in non-league matchup Tuesday in The Dalles
The Dalles girls’ soccer team feel behind 4-0 at the half, but rallied for a 4-2 deficit midway through the second half, but Ridgeview finished out the final 20 minutes with three unanswered goals to pick up a 7-2 non-league soccer win Tuesday at Discovery Field in The Dalles.
Volleyball team defeats Pendleton in five sets
In addition to 13 aces as a team, Jodi Thomasian and Bailey LeBreton combined for 18 kills and 10 blocks, Kilee Hoylman added 21 digs and Hannah Wallis dished up a season-high 35 assists to lead The Dalles to a five-set win over Pendleton Tuesday night at Kurtz Gym.
No. 12 Lady Rangers beat South Wasco in four sets
Dufur and South Wasco County have been two of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference and it showed in Tuesday’s four-game thriller at Dufur High School.
The Dufur Rangers lost a pair of matches Saturday in a double dual at Culver High School, losing in four games to St. Paul and in three games to Culver.
Rangers hold Antelopes to 138 yards in 50-0 blowout; Sherman cruises past Ione, 50-0
The Dufur defense had its best performance of the season Friday, posting three interceptions, a fumble recovery, eight tackles for a loss and just 11 yards passing in a 50-0 shutout victory on the road against Adrian. The Sherman Huskies had five touchdowns of 34 yards or more, including three 80-yard scores in the first quarter, in a 50-0 rout of Ione Friday in a Big Sky Conference contest at Ione High School.
Under sloppy conditions, team sets 17 personal records
Deep in the Idaho forests in Hayden Lake, Idaho, under rainy conditions, The Dalles Cross Country team set 17 personal records and added 11 season-best marks Saturday in the Coeur d’Alene Invitational Meet.
Team is rising up the 1A classification ranks
The South Wasco County volleyball team posted its fourth league win and fourth straight sweep Thursday over Condon-Wheeler in a Big Sky conference contest played in Fossil.
Team posts 15 tackles for loss in 36-0 romp over Mac-Hi
Friday, in their 36-0 shutout of Mac-Hi, the Riverhawks allowed 1.9 yards per rush, gave up 31 yards passing, blocked two punts, racked up 3.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles, including a 31-yard touchdown return by Glenn Breckterfield at the 10 minute and 58-second mark of the third quarter.
Team is seeing glimpses of success from youngsters and veterans
The team ended up on the wrong end of a 60-0 score against Big Sky Conference opponent Arlington/Condon, but senior quarterback Andrew Lindley is looking forward to breaking down the film and attacking practices head-on next week in preparation for the Sherman Huskies on Friday.
Team clinches fourth straight league win, beating Ione in five games
Chloe Beeson had 15 kills, seven aces and a career-high four kills and, Sydnee Byers tacked on five kills and eight aces to lead the Dufur Rangers as they battled back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to defeat Ione in five games Thursday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match played at Ione High School.
Madras scores three minutes in and gets a 2-0 victory; TD girls blaank Madras, 2-0
The Dalles allowed an early goal, three minutes into play, and also gave up an insurance tally at the 34-minute mark, in their 2-0 shutout loss to 4A Madras Thursday at Discovery Field.
Hawks take first set, but loses in four to Hermiston
The Hermiston Bulldogs notched 22 block touches, including six to the floor in Thursday’s four-game Columbia River Conference victory at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles.
TD boys' soccer team has three games to get in a groove
At first glance, it may seem to be a concern, but head coach Matthew Dallman said at this point in the season, results don’t matter to him, as long as the team is showing progress, which they are.
Undefeated TD football is focused on execution
Head coach Steve Sugg is liking the current trend, but has been hammering home to his team that they cannot afford to overlook any opponent, especially this Friday’s guests, Mac-Hi, who the Hawks trounced last season, 43-0.
Teams play three sets, with outcome two points in each
DUFUR – Playing in front of a capacity crowd in Dufur, the Lady Rangers and the Sherman Huskies played a playoff-caliber match where two points separated all three sets. In the end, Dufur was able to make the plays down the stretch to capture a three-game sweep.
Volleyball team gets statement performance right before league play
With Columbia River Conference play just a day away, The Dalles head volleyball coach Neticia Fanene was hoping for a confidence-building performance from her varsity squad. She got it on Tuesday.
Serving game helps lead Redsides to third consecutive sweep
Ana Popchock had a team-leading five kills, Allie Noland tacked on seven aces and the South Wasco County Redsides came away with a three-game sweep over Horizon Christian Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference battle in Maupin. On the year, the Redsides have five wins, four of those coming by a sweep and they have swept Sherman, Ione and Horizon Christian in a span of seven calendar days.
Rangers beat Cove in two, lose match to 2A Imbler
Riding a three-match winning streak entering Saturday’s volleyball tournament in Helix, the No. 25-ranked Dufur Rangers salvaged a two-match split against Cove and Imbler, the win coming in sweep fashion against Cove.
Cross Country team sets 24 personal records at Tualatin Invite
In their first regular season meet of the 2016 campaign, The Dalles cross country set 24 personal records, 16 on the junior varsity side at the 12th annual Tualatin Invitational Saturday.
Huskies put up 562 yards in their 52-16 road triumph
Jacob Justesen and Maverick Winslow combined for 286 yards and five touchdowns as the Sherman Huskies dispatched Triad in a 52-16 blowout victory Saturday in a 1A football game played at a neutral site in Redmond.
Rangers rack up 379 yards of offense in 54-12 victory
Bailey Keever threw two touchdown passes, returned a punt for a score and Hagen Pence added scoring runs of 59 and 34, as the Rangers jumped ahead 38-0 through one quarter of play in a 54-12 rout on the road.
Hawks erase second-half deficit with 21 straight points
In the second half, however, Dominique Seufalemua completed 8 of 15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown and rushed seven times for 48 yards and two scores to help the Riverhawks erase a 14-7 second-half deficit in a 28-14 comeback victory at Sid White Field Friday against Fort Vancouver.
Burger and Ball Bash is tonight The Burger and Ball Bash is set for 5-6:45 p.m. Friday in The Dalles. Tickets are $10 for an individual and $40 for a family. Tickets can be purchased from the players, or at the gates Friday. The JV team plays at 4:30 p.m. and varsity starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 541-980-4594.
After an inspired second-half finish to action, Sherman coach Bill Blevins is hoping for a better beginning and an even better ending to Saturday’s non-league football game at Redmond High School.
Volleyball coach holding out hope that this group can catch fire; Rangers notch another sweep
Hannah Wallis had 16 assists, Kilee Hoylman checked in with 15 digs and the trio of Sierra Watson, Kathryn Bradford and Bailey LeBreton dropped a combined 16 kills, as The Dalles volleyball team lost its first road match of the season in three games to Ridgeview Thursday in Redmond.
Volleyball team serves at 92 percent in home sweep over Ione
The Lady Redsides converted 92 percent of their serves with 14 aces, and dropped 21 kills on 58 of 67 swings to sweep the defending Big Sky Conference champion Cardinals in a league matchup played Thursday in Maupin.
Football team hopes to keep momentum going Friday; Dufur prepped and ready for Falls City
Coming off a shutout win last week, The Dalles football team is looking forward to building on its momentum heading into Friday’s home opener at Sid White Field.
Giselle Manzo scored six goals and had three assists in a pair of games against Redmond and Jefferson last week, including a career-high five goals and an assist in leading the Riverhawks to a 9-0 triumph at Redmond, and a one goal, two-assist performance to lead her team to a 7-0 home win over Jefferson on Thursday Sept. 1.
More than 130 make an appearance in fundraiser
Now in its second year, the 1k, 3k and 5k Riverhawk Run/Walk has seen its popularity soar with 131 runners signed in for running action last Saturday at Sorosis Park. Race director Bob Thouvenel liked the numbers he saw from the community.
Redsides helped by 87-percent rate from service line
The South Wasco County volleyball team served at a season-high 87 percent and the Lady Redsides won their third consecutive non-tournament match Tuesday in three games over Sherman to kick of Big Sky Conference action in Moro.
Rangers slam down 22 aces in 3-0 sweep over Horizon
After losing four consecutive matches in sweep fashion to start the season, the Dufur Rangers turned the tables for their league opener, using the service game to dispatch of Horizon Christian in three games.
TD soccer team cannot find its groove in 4-0 setback
Tuesday at Discovery Field in The Dalles, the Riverhawks misfired on five point-blank scoring opportunities and Mac-Hi broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with three second-half goals to secure a 4-0 win.
TD football allows just 16 yards in 14-0 road victory; SWC football loses to Mapleton
Senior quarterback Dominique Seufalemua threw for 79 yards and two touchdowns, the rushing attack garnered 94 yards and the defense held Madras to 16 total yards, none passing, in a 14-0 road victory Friday in Madras.
Huskies erase 20-0 halftime deficit, but loses, 36-34
Sherman battled back from a 20-0 halftime deficit and outscored Crane by a 34-16 margin in the final 24 minutes of action, but a two-point conversion pass with 33 seconds left in regulation fell short, as the Mustangs held on for a 36-34 victory Friday at Dufur High School.
With numbers drop, fall sports are being affected
With the dwindling number of sports officials, high school sports athletic directors have been forced to move Friday football games to Thursdays and even Saturdays, creating a mad scramble with schedules and getting proper coverage. The numbers issue is not just gorge-area based, however, as communities in the Blue Mountain and Portland areas are suffering from a lack of adults willing to officiate youth contests.
In their first game, The Dalles Riverhawks had Giselle Manzo enjoying a career-day with five goals. Thursday in The Dalles, all-league senior midfielder Brooke McCall had her chance to shine, as she scored five goals and added an assist to lead the Riverhawks to a 7-0 trouncing of Jefferson.
Team to use first-game effort as a major lesson
DUFUR – Players from the defending champion Dufur Rangers exited the locker room after Friday night’s opening game with terse facial expressions and an air of seriousness.
Coaches bring sense of pride, hope to football team
MAUPIN – For three years, Dawson Herlocker has been a part of the foundation for the South Wasco County football team. As he approaches his senior year, the veteran now takes on the responsibility of being one of the voices in the locker room, showing leadership to a roster of 16 players, seven underclassmen, at the start of the 2016 campaign.
Coming off solid 2015, SWC aims for a bigger stage
MAUPIN – Last season was magical for head coach Donna Barton and the South Wasco County volleyball squad. The Lady Redsides won 16 matches and 54 sets overall, finished third in district and advanced to a second-round state playoff match for the first time since 2005.
Manzo, Lopez and Bonham lead offensive charge for TD
Aldo Manzo, Pedro Lopez and Brandon Bustamante each scored goals, but it was the stout play of the Riverhawk defensive quartet of Bustamante, Andy Lopez, Julian Quintan and Miguel Aguilar that held Redmond without a shot on goal in a 3-0 The Dalles boys’ soccer victory Tuesday at home.
Skill is there, but Huskies are focused on conquering mental game
MORO – Talent and skill can only take a team so far. It is the mental side of the game that can be a slippery slope. For senior tailback Maverick Winslow, that was one of the biggest aspects he felt the Sherman Husky football team needed to adjust in order to make a state title run.
Dufur volleyball coach Jody Weaver is seeing some good things from her team in the first week of the season. Tuesday in Molalla, the Rangers were swept in a pair of matches against Country Christian and Kennedy in a volleyball double dual.
Senior scores career-high five goals in team’s 9-0 win
Giselle Manzo scored five goals and Emma Weir added two, as The Dalles girls’ soccer team jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 9-0 victory over Redmond Tuesday in varsity action at Redmond High School.