TD using a strong effort for success at districts
The Dalles girls’ tennis coach Debby Jones said Friday’s season-ending home match in The Dalles was a perfect test with district coming up on Friday. In this varsity matchup, The Dalles and Oregon Episcopal School battled to a 4-4 deadlock, were tied in sets at 8-8, and through the total of games won, OES, the 2016 4A state runner-up, grabbed a 59-56 triumph.
The Redsides racked up four firsts and five seconds to finish second in the standings with 95 points at the Arlington Invitational Saturday.
Asa Farrell and Ezekiel Stelzer picked up two wins apiece, and Makenzie Dunn added a 100-meter run to lead the girls, as the Dufur track team rattled off 14 top-3 outcomes at Saturday’s Arlington Invitational.
Coming off a two-game sweep against Sherman, the Rangers hit the field against 3A Riverside and pounded out 14 hits, received 12 walks and stole eight bases in a six-inning, 19-9 mercy-ruled win Monday at Dufur City Park.
No. 1-ranked Rangers move league record to 14-0
In Saturday’s Blue Mountain Conference doubleheader against Sherman, the Rangers had 26 hits and outscored the Huskies 22-6 in a sweep at Dufur City Park.
TD scores four in the seventh to defeat Hermiston
The Hawks scored four runs on a walk, three singles, a double and a sacrifice fly to take a 6-5 lead and senior reliever Johnny Miller recorded the final three outs to help his team stay alive in the postseason.
Belshe, Moe and Johnson place first in their brackets
The Sherman girls’ tennis team won 10 matches to claim first place honors, Meghan Belshe won a singles title, and the No. 1 doubles team of Savannah Moe and C.J. Johnson romped to first place with four victories at the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 4 Sub-District Tournament completed Saturday at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
The Dalles finishes tied for third at district championships
From the start of the season, The Dalles seniors Chase Snodgrass and Mark Felderman were dead-set on making a return trip to state in golf. Through two days of playing under harsh conditions, the two veterans will realize their dreams and aspirations.
The District 21 Elementary School Physical Education team wants to keep kids active during the summer months, so the timing of the 17th annual Jumpstart Track and Field Meet comes at the perfect time.
TD turns its attention to next week’s 5A district tournament
In their final regular-season match, under warm conditions, the Riverhawks managed one singles win and had the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams pick up third-set tiebreaker victories in a 5-3 road loss to the Eagles in a league match played Thursday.
Recently named as an all-state basketball player, Sherman’s Jacob Justesen showed he can dazzle in multiple sports. The junior held seventh-ranked Pilot Rock to one run on two hits in 5 2/3 innings, made a highlight-reel defensive play and capped his day with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the No. 9 Huskies to a 3-2 victory Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball game at Pilot Rock.
Dallman is excited about future of new youth league
The Dalles Soccer Club is scheduled to run on-site registration from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chenowith Elementary School. Through meetings and discussions, The Dalles Soccer Club has decided to switch from AYSO to Gorge Soccer League (GSLTD).
All levels of kids shine at Onstage New York event
The Dalles Dance Club Academy attended the biggest regional dance competition in the region last weekend in Onstage New York at the Portland Convention Center, in what is considered the ultimate talent search and competition.
Asa Farrell and Ezekiel Stelzer had two top-3 marks apiece, with Stelzer winning the 3,000 meters, and the Dufur Ranger boys’ track team totaled 56 points for fourth place at the Nike Sherman Invitational Meet in Moro.
At the 19-team Nike Sherman Invitational Saturday in Moro, the Sherman Huskies put up nine top-5 finishes and added 15 personal records, as the boys’ track and field team totaled 46 points to finish in a sixth-place tie.
This past Friday and Saturday, The Dalles girls’ tennis team had an opportunity to sharpen up its skills in four matches against Crescent Valley, Bend, Pendleton and Mountain View at the two-day 5A Dual State Championships held in Bend.
Riverhawks take top two singles, No. 2 doubles match
Looking at the end results of Tuesday’s league match against Hood River Valley, The Dalles girls’ tennis coach Debby Jones saw some encouraging efforts from a few of her top names in a 5-3 loss to the visiting Eagles.
Coach plans on adding a competitive JV team
The Dalles cheerleading program is back in action with three tryout days this week from 6-8 p.m. starting tonight and running through Thursday at The Dalles Middle School.
Rangers now 17-0 after sweeping past former No. 1 Rockets
DUFUR – With first place on the line, Pilot Rock pitcher Levi Thieme headlined a No. 1-ranked Rockets team for a Saturday doubleheader against seventh-ranked Dufur in a battle pitting two of the best baseball teams in the 2A classification.
Golf team combines for a season-best 307 to end up in 2nd place
While Summit remains the odds-on favorite to claim a 5A state championship, The Dalles boys’ golf team appears to be playing at an elite level at the right time of year.
Led by the four victories put up by Asa Farrell, Cole Kortge and Derek Frakes, the Dufur boys’ track team racked up 70 points to claim third place at Friday’s Condon-Wheeler Invitational.
South Wasco County track standouts Ana Popchock, Michael Cuevas and Dawson Herlocker scored wins, and the boys and girls picked up eight personal records at the Condon-Wheeler Invitational Friday in Condon.
TD track squad sets 15 personal records in Friday’s event
In a final varsity prep event Friday in Gresham, The Dalles track and field team totaled 15 personal records and seven top-5 performances at the Dean Nice Invitational.
The 2017 Cherry City Crush 10U softball team opened its season this past weekend with a tournament in Newberg and went 0-4 in the combined ‘B/C’ level bracket, but coach Bob Delaney sees a limitless potential on the roster of 12 young players.
Baseball team clinches title with a 9-3 win over Bend
The Dalles’ 12U Sluggers team put all the elements of pitching, defense and hitting together and that level of precision baseball equaled a tournament championship, the first for this group in 2017.
Snodgrass shoots an even-par 72 for second
Chase Snodgrass carded a season-best 72 for second place overall, and the Riverhawk boys’ golf team combined for a 324 to capture third place at the State Preview Tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks on Wednesday.
TD coaches inducted for lifetime achievement in wrestling
This past Saturday in Tigard, former wrestling coaches Kevin Kramer and Roger Rolen were inducted into the Oregon chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement in the sport, joining past selections Rich Rolen and Dennis Radford.
Keenan Coles chalked up a pair of second-place finishes in the long and triple jump, and a third in the 100-meter race at the Pepsi Invitational Saturday in Union.
Taylor and Ford duke it out in Saturday’s 10k
Tevin Taylor, Erin Ford and Russell Loughmiller matched each other stride-for-stride in the final stretches of the 10k race this past Saturday for the 2017 Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k run and walk held on the field at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles.
Track team continues high rise at Kiwanis Invitational
Julian Hernandez added another win to his record, Sam Alvarez hit a personal record and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay team of Jordyn Hattenhauer, Jenna Miller, Bailey Nearing and Aileen Luna-Lopez dropped a second-place marker of four minutes and 36.61 seconds at the Kiwanis Invitational Saturday in Hermiston.
Mike Jesch carded a 67 in his opening round and he finished with a 69 on the second day and joined forces with Jason Miller for a gross score of 135 to win The Dalles Country Club 2017 Men’s Kickoff ending Sunday.
The Dalles boys’ tennis team traveled to Madras Saturday for a double dual against Bend and Mountain View, as the team posted a handful of wins, which gave head coach Shea MacNab a feeling of optimism.
Wednesday’s effort has coach excited about district tournament
Facing a Pendleton team they had beaten in sweep fashion just two weeks ago, The Dalles dominated singles and doubles action to capture a 6-0 boys varsity win on Wednesday at The Dalles High School.
Rangers pull off sweep of Union High
Saturday at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston, the No. 9-ranked Rangers walloped Union in a league doubleheader by final scores of 12-1 and 11-5 to run their winning streak to 15 games, 10 of those coming in Blue Mountain Conference contests.
Saturday in Moro, the Sherman Huskies posted a two-game sweep over Grant Union by scores of 5-4 and 15-1 in a pair of Blue Mountain Conference games.
Sherman vaults to third place after home sweep of Culver
MORO – Entering the top of the seventh inning, Treve Martin and Trey Homer were a combined 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and two walks.
Hawks drop the Bulldogs, 8-1 and 9-8 in CRC twinbill
The pitching duo of Bailey LeBreton and Sierra Watson did top work in the circle and tacked on 460-feet worth of home runs to vault The Dalles softball team to wins of 8-1 and 9-8 in a two-game sweep of Hermiston Saturday at 16th Street Ballpark.
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.