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Ray Rodriguez

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Track stars shine at Mullen-Leavitt

Athletes from The Dalles, Sherman, Dufur and South Wasco kick off 2015 season

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TD Drill and Dance state champs

Ale Peña, Sydney Langer named to all-state squad

West hightlights St. Pat’s run

20 months after lung surgery, 64-year old completes 10k

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J.R. Scott shines at MS wrestling state championships

Eighth-grade grappler scores a second-place finish

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Huskies ready to take flight

Sherman track team has new coach, field of 20 aiming for big numbers in 2015

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Riverhawk golfers secure fifth place

Telles leads TD with a 90, three shots from medalist

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Taking another step forward

Riverhawk girls’ tennis team salvages a season-opening 4-4 tie with Ridgeview

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Special program for special kids

Special Olympics Oregon has been a major community stronghold in the Columbia River Gorge for 43 years.

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Riverhawk softballers a year older, wiser

TD group adds experience and skill to loaded roster

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Ready to wrangle in the field

Coming off a breakthrough 2014, the Dufur baseball team is trending upwards

Riverhawk tennis eyeing a top level

With a new coach on board, TD boys group is on the rise

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All smiles on the slopes

TD boys’ ski team places 10th at OISRA state meet at Mount Hood Meadows

Lee Kaseberg honored for 35 years of service

Long-time official given plaque for service in community

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Rising to a new level

TD junior Colin Noonan named to second-team Columbia River Conference list

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Trio of middle school wrestlers score trip to state

Scott claims regional crown; Preston 2nd, Cloud gets third

Riverhawk trio crowned by CRC

Iliana Telles named to first team; Katie Conklin and Brooke McCall earn second-team honors

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Short-handed Huskies go winless at state

With flu hitting hard, Sherman loses 58-53 to Yoncalla

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Millers come out victorious over TD

No. 6 Springfield has a fast start and moves on to Elite 8 with a 57-40 playoff win

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Cordell earns prestigious post

The Dalles graduate named 50th annual Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo Queen

Sherman zapped by Country

No. 2 Cougars hold off late Husky rally for 50-40 win

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South Wasco High School receives Wells Fargo grant

Check for $10,000 to be used for campus upgrades

Riverhawk girls riled up for state

In facing a high-energy, trapping defensive team like the Liberty Falcons, The Dalles head coach Dan Telles said his team needs to limit mistakes and use scoring balance to extend the season another week.

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Ready for the next challenge

The time has come for the Sherman Huskies. Sherman has won 13 of its past 15 games, has scored 75 or more points seven times in that span and is coming off a gritty road win over Damascus Christian last Friday.

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Sherman girls finish one win from Baker City

Huskies lose a state first-round road game to No. Douglas

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Right through their grasp

Dufur boys edged by 57-56 score in overtime state first-round loss to Siletz Valley

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Local runners are impressive at River Trail Race

Nearly 150 participants take part in Jumpstart event

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

Sherman hoops team defeats Damascus Christian in 48-36 state sub-round battle

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Locals not horsing around

Equestrian teams from The Dalles, Sherman and Dufur compete in OHSET opener

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Huskies one win from a Baker City berth

Sherman girls dominate N. Clackamas, 39-15

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Hawk swimmers make final marks

TD swim team members set records at 5A state swim meet in Gresham

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Sherman shows its stroke

Huskies hit on 11 3-pointers in 79-53 state sub-round trouncing of Life Christian

Dufur boys claim big win over SWC

Dufur boys claim big win over SWC

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Dufur nets OT win over Ione

Rangers advance to state play with 39-34 triumph

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Huskies clipped by Condon

Sherman girls lose in Big Sky finale by a 60-45 score

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Sherman focused on the finish

HERMISTON – Still irked by a 48-47 loss to No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian in Saturday’s Big Sky conference district championship, the Sherman Huskies are poised to win two state sub-round games to make it back to Baker City in March.

Sherman defeats Dufur in semifinal

HERMISTON — Austin Kaseberg scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter, as the Sherman Huskies out scored Dufur 17-9 in the final period to secure a 53-44 victory over Dufur in Big Sky Conference boys' basketball district play Friday night at Hermiston High School.

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Horizon blows out SWC, 38-23

HERMISTON — Earlier in the year, the South Wasco County Redsides played a nip-and-tuck first half against top-ranked Horizon Christian only to lose by double digits in the end.

TD skiers finishing out in a rush

In two Saturday meets at Meadows, Riverhawks secure eight top-13 outputs

Riverhawks send six to state

HOOD RIVER – In his final season as The Dalles head swim coach, Scott McKay was beaming with excitement. He called this past Saturday’s exploits the most successful district meet he has been a part of.

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Linebarger earns state qualification

TD’s junior wrestler loses in 5A finals by a 9-4 decision to Hermiston’s Rodelo

Lady Huskies lock in 3rd seed

Janet Guzman hit the eventual game-winning free throw with 18 seconds left in regulation and the Sherman Huskies made one final defensive stand to secure a 31-30 win Friday over Arlington in a girls’ hoops tilt in Arlington.

Sherman boys wallop Arlington by 19

Even on a tough shooting night, the No. 9-ranked Sherman Huskies won their way to a ninth win of the past 10 contests, scoring a 56-37 triumph over Arlington Friday night in a Big Sky boys’ basketball tussle at Arlington High School.

SWC girls steal comeback win

Looks like the South Wasco County Redsides are finding their stride right in a nick of time. The senior trio of Peggy Espeland, Roxanne O’Neal and Molly Foreaker combined for 12 of the team’s 16 fourth-quarter points, as the Lady Redsides erased a 20-11 halftime deficit by outscoring Ione 30-15 in the final 16 minutes for a 41-35 comeback win on senior night Friday in Maupin.

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SWC keeps it rolling forward

Redside boys shoot at 57 percent in a 81-37 romp over Ione

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Huskies make noise on state list

Hart a first-team member on both sides of the ball; five others on second team

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TD looks to bursts through at 5A regionals

The 5A Special District 4 wrestling division is one of the toughest in the state, with Hermiston, Pendleton, Hood River Valley, Bend, Mountain View, Redmond, Ridgeview and Summit as just some of the heavy hitters.

Morris leads No. 13 Dufur boys

Caleb Morris dropped 20 points and the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers hit Arlington strong in the opening 16 minutes for gains of 16-9 and 26-2 and rode that 42-11 halftime cushion all the way to a lopsided 59-29 tally Tuesday in Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball play at Arlington High School.

Dufur boys, girls secure sweep at Arlington

Lady Rangers now riding a four-game road winning streak

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Trying to catch a hot streak

Sherman girls hope to peak higher with district playoffs right around the corner

SWC girls stay on its playoff roll

Ally Muhleman and Allie Noland notched 11 points apiece, as the South Wasco County Redsides moved into the sixth and final district play-in slot with a 46-36 triumph over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Mitchell High.