Chase Snodgrass placed fourth individually with a 75, and The Dalles boys’ golf team combined for a 341 to capture fifth place at the High Desert Challenge at Tetherow Golf Club Monday in Bend.
Wetmore’s arm, Honald’s bat moves the Hawks into second place
With a golden opportunity to vault into second place in the Columbia River Conference standings, The Dalles Riverhawks used a pitching gem by Jordan Wetmore in a 10-0 mercy-ruled win, and then Spencer Honald laid a suicide squeeze bunt to plate Tyler Westin to give the team a 4-3 victory and a two-game baseball sweep Saturday at Bob Williams Field.
Horizon Christian sophomore Kaitlin Wenz and teammate Paulina Finn ended up 1-2 in the 400-meter race and the track and field boys and girls had four top-5 outcomes at the Bruin Invitational.
Desiree Winslow, Isaiah Coles have best efforts for Sherman
Keenan Coles, Owen Christiansen, Isaiah Coles and Desiree Winslow turned in the best performances for the Sherman Huskies at the 12-team Bruin Invitational Friday afternoon in White Salmon, Wash.
Snodgrass, Vassar and Ford wind up with 81s
The Dalles boys’ golf squad had four players score in the 80s to wrap up third place in the team standings with a 327 team score Friday at the Raven Rumble Golf Tournament held on the Eagle Crest Ridge Course in Redmond.
South Wasco County picked up eight firsts and had 11 personal records at the TVC Track Meet Thursday in Madras.
Coach preps TD girls on how to deal with adversity
The Dalles girls’ tennis coach Debby Jones used Thursday’s league match against Hermiston as a shock to the system of her players by mixing and matching athletes into different roles to test their mental strength.
All four doubles teams racked up wins and James Pashek came out ahead in his No. 2 singles match to help The Dalles boys’ tennis team to its first win over Hood River Valley in more than four years in a league match played Tuesday at The Dalles High School.
Both teams get four wins, but Bulldogs inch ahead on sets, 10-9
Riding high off its first win over Hood River Valley in more than four years, The Dalles boys’ tennis team played Hermiston to a 4-4 draw, but was edged out in total sets won, 10-9, in a league match played Thursday on the campus of Hermiston High School.
At the 27-team Willamette Falls Invitational, The Dalles track and field squad turned in 18 top-11 finishes and 24 personal records Saturday in Oregon City.
The Sherman Huskies moved into third place in the Blue Mountain Conference baseball standings after taking a 3-1 road loss Tuesday against No. 5-ranked Pilot Rock.
Rangers at No. 3 after sweeps of Elgin and Weston-McEwen
While boasting the 2A classification’s fourth-best offense at 10 runs a game, the one forgotten highlight during the Dufur Rangers’ 13-game winning streak is its stout pitching performances.
Hood River sweeps doubles play in a 6-2 tennis victory
The Dalles posted two easy wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but ended up losing two matches in third-set match-breakers, as Hood River Valley swept doubles play to move ahead for a 6-2 league victory Tuesday in a league match played at Hood River High School. “It was a tough loss for us because, again, we had two very close matches that did not go our way,” said TD head coach Debby Jones.
Hawks exact revenge with a 17-7 win over Pendleton
Pendleton entered Tuesday’s Columbia River Conference baseball tussle needing a win to take a four-game series against The Dalles. Big Country Henry Lee had the final say. Lee capped a six-run bottom of the sixth inning with a walk-off, two-run home run to left centerfield to give the Riverhawks a 17-7 victory over the Buckaroos in a league contest played at Bob Williams Field.
Riverhawk junior earns an honorable mention spot
As the driving force and the inspirational figure on The Dalles boys’ basketball team, Dakota Murr helped his team make a jump up into the 5A state playoffs, an accomplishment not achieved by the program since the 2011-2012 season. With his all-around play and scoring touch, Murr was named to the 5A all-state team as an honorable mention pick determined by a vote of the state’s coaches.
Little League program aims to provide fun and rewarding atmosphere for local kids
For the past few years, Tammy Richman vowed to hang up her concessions apron for good. But, there are several forces pulling and tugging her back. Richman received recognition from The Dalles Little League board members for her 15 years of volunteerism and broke the seal on the 2017 campaign by throwing out the first pitch.
TD girls get three doubles wins to spark a home win
Kiana Pielli, Jocelyn Hernandez and Yahaira Alvarez racked up straight-sets victories, and the Riverhawks added three of four doubles wins to cruise past 6A Madison in a non-league tennis match played at The Dalles High School.
12U softball hopes past experience pays dividends
Last spring, the Cherry City Crush softball team finished its 10U campaign with an unblemished record and a state championship, facing ‘C’ division squads from across the Northwest. In their first tournament of the year, the 12U Crush went 1-5 at an Ice Breaker Tournament in Tri-Cities, Wash.
The Dalles boys’ golf team had its four-tournament win streak snapped Thursday at the Pendleton Invitational, placing third overall in an eight-team field at Pendleton Country Club.
Duo combines for six wins in Thursday’s meet at Heppner
At the six-team Mustang Invitational in Heppner, the South Wasco County Redsides amassed 13 personal records, Michael Cuevas grabbed four wins to lead the boys and Ana Popchock drummed out two individual victories and helped the girls’ 4x100-relay team to a win.
All six varsity matches ended in straight sets with an average margin of victory of 4.7 points in the The Dalles boys’ tennis team’s first sweep of the season, a 6-0 whitewash, on the road at Pendleton High School.
Yahaira Alvarez picked up a huge No. 4 singles win to help The Dalles girls’ tennis team pull to a 4-4 draw in a league match Thursday at The Dalles High School.
Huskies pick up a road split against Weston -McEwen
Riding high off a pair of lopsided league wins over Heppner, the No. 12-ranked Sherman Huskies picked up a road split Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball clash against Weston-McEwen, winning the opener by a 9-2 score, but losing the nightcap, 13-8.
Mountain View chased The Dalles starter Sierra Watson from the game after jumping ahead 5-0 in the bottom of the first on its way to an 11-3 softball win Wednesday in Bend.
Hernandez, Alvarez and Garcia net 8-0 singles wins
Cassie Vazquez and Maggie Corey have been doubles partners for the last few years and Vazquez feels like it is a matter of time before they vault into the upper echelon of the 5A classification.
Belshe racks up a trifecta of impressive victories
Sherman senior Meghan Belshe picked up right where she left off in 2016 with three impressive victories over the weekend against Condon-Wheeler, Helix and Riverside in varsity tennis matches.
TD uses power stroke to move past Mountain View, 15-11
Facing an uphill battle, down 10-1 through two innings against Mountain View, The Dalles baseball team rallied for 10 runs in the third and tacked on four more in the sixth frame to capture a thrilling 15-11 comeback victory in Bend.
Keever tosses no-hitter in 10-0 nightcap triumph
Dufur pitcher Bailey Keever capped a two-game Blue Mountain Conference sweep over Heppner with a 71-pitch, five-inning no-hitter with a season-high 13 strikeouts in Dufur’s 10-0 mercy-ruled victory at Quinton Street Ballpark.
The Dufur Rangers won their sixth and seventh games in a row to start the season Saturday, with a two-game sweep over Grant Union by scores of 12-7 and 11-1 in a pair of 2A baseball games played in Burns.
Westin helps TD to a 6-5 win in opener against Prairie
HOOD RIVER – The Dalles led 5-0 through the first two innings, but Prairie, Wash. battled back to tie the score at 5-all on a squeeze bunt in the sixth, setting up a walk-off situation for senior infielder Tyler Westin in the home half of the seventh.
HOOD RIVER – Abby Walker hit a team-best 118 and The Dalles girls’ golf team had a four-person total of 555 to secure third place at the Hood River Invitational played on Indian Creek Golf Course.
Vassar claims medalist title; Snodgrass, Felderman tied for second
HOOD RIVER – Even with howling winds wreaking havoc on several golfers, Tyler Vassar carded a season-best 77 for medalist honors, and senior teammates Mark Felderman and Chase Snodgrass wound up tied for second place to give The Dalles boys' golf a team score of 325 for its fourth consecutive team title at the Hood River Invitational Monday at Indian Creek Golf Course.
Robin Pashek and Kiana Pielli fought for straight-sets wins, but The Dalles girls’ tennis team lost three of four doubles matches in third-set match-breakers in a 6-2 home loss to Ridgeview.
The Dalles boys’ tennis team endured a close 5-3 loss Friday in Redmond against Ridgeview, as Quinn Wilson, Pedro Lopez and Andy Lopez turned in singles wins.
TD raps out season-high 24 hits in a 22-0 demolishing of 6A Canby
Jodi Thomasian and Emma Weir smashed home runs as The Dalles Riverhawks softball team imposed their offensive will against three Canby pitchers for a season-high 24 hits, 12 for extra bases, in a 22-0 mercy-ruled drubbing of the 6A Lady Cougars Friday at 16th Street Ballpark.
Pashek, Pielli and Alvarez each pick up singles wins
In looking at the big picture, The Dalles head coach Debby Jones said that her varsity girls’ tennis group learned a lot from Wednesday’s 5-3 road loss to Hermiston.
Girls team notches seven seconds and two firsts at Dayton Invite
With spring break now in the rearview mirror, the South Wasco County track and field team went back to work against four 3A programs looking to reset its high marks at the WVL-Dayton Invitational Meet Thursday afternoon in Dayton.
Boys, girls pick up 93 personal records at Gresham
With an expanded roster ready to face Gresham and Reynolds in a three-team dual, The Dalles track and field team totaled 93 personal records and added 29 season records for an impressive output at Gresham.
The Riverhawks picked up three singles wins from Quinn Wilson, James Pashek and Andy Lopez, but wound up on the wrong side of three third-set match-break setbacks, two in doubles play, in a 5-3 loss to Hermiston Wednesday at The Dalles High School.
At the Wildhorse Invitational in Pendleton, The Dalles girls’ golf team had three players average scores of 146, including a team-best 113 by Abby Walker in varsity action Monday.
Boys showing growth at midway point of the season
In a challenging match against Redmond, The Dalles boys’ tennis team won one set and nearly claimed four others in an 8-0 loss to Redmond in a non-league tennis match played Monday in The Dalles.
Still hampered by a lingering sickness, Blake Davis mustered up enough energy to help The Dalles junior varsity baseball team to victory.
TD boys card a 323 to take first place by 10 strokes
With Chase Snodgrass’ 75 leading the charge, Tyler Vassar and Aidan Telles shooting 82s and Mark Felderman ending up with an 84, The Dalles scratched across a 323 to win its third consecutive boys’ golf tournament title at the Wildhorse Invitational played in Pendleton Monday.
Facing deficits of 9-0 and 12-2, The Dalles Riverhawks could have folded and moved on or dug in and showed their mettle. They chose the latter.
Following Thursday’s rainout, the Sherman Huskies finally had a chance to get on the field for the Grant Union Tournament and defeated Oakland by a 5-4 score Friday morning in John Day.
The Dalles softball team finished tournament play in Glencoe with two losses to run its losing streak to eight games to start the regular, following losses of 11-0 to Glencoe and 11-5 to Westview at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro.
Panthers total 18 hits, 11 walks in wins of 10-1 and 9-5 on Friday
Unsure if his team had a case of jetlag from a roundtrip to Eugene late Thursday night, The Dalles coach Steve Sugg said that Friday’s performance in two losses to Central cannot happen again. The No. 12-ranked Panthers totaled 18 hits, received 11 walks and took advantage of six Riverhawk errors in wins of 10-1 and 9-5 over The Dalles in a doubleheader at Quinton Street Ballpark.
The Dalles softball team may be looking up at a 0-6 record, but four of those losses have been by two runs or less.
Baseball team breaks 4-all tie with three runs in the 7th inning
During the first half of the season, The Dalles baseball team has made a habit of falling down and then getting back up.
With the pressure rising, Maupin native Jason Hull stayed calm, cool and collected. Hull sank 22 of 25 free throws to defeat Armani Smith, Chatz Dollente and Christian Cordona at the Elk’s Northwest Regional finals held on March 11 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.