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Ray Rodriguez

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Hustlers flying high to start ‘14

American Legion ‘AAA’ squad bringing a high level of baseball to the gorge

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NWPRD offers full slate of activities

From archery to tennis, disc golf and water fun, there is plenty to do in the gorge

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A memorable awards night

Top seniors Bailey and Nerdin named Athlete of the Year

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McCall makes big move to Mt. Hood

All-state third baseman accepts scholarship to play baseball for the Saints

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June Jumpstart basketball camp is filling up fast

Only 150 spots are available for weeklong event

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On the links for a worthwhile cause

Big crowd attends 29th Annual Tournament of Tradition Golf Benefit

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Hoopsters are in top stride

Locals are in action across the gorge for summer hoops games

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Ready for the final flurry

Cherry Crush 14U softball team is climbing the ranks down the stretch of 2014

Sasquatch tourney set for June 20-22

Three weeks from now, the action is expected to be fierce, as the Sasquatch 4s Ladies Tournament celebrates its 40th anniversary from June 20-22 at The Dalles Country Club.

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Earning their highest marks

Dufur baseball team has nine on all-league list, seven on first team to end 2014

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More than 50 kids run in Dist. 21 track meet

Young athletes from the gorge engage in day of fun

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Bitter pill to swallow

Dufur baseball team has season cut short in 16-9 state play-in loss to Monroe

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Huskies get five on all-league list

Holliday, Kaseberg, Coleman, Winslow and Stutzman receive baseball accolades

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Participants of all ages take part in Riverfest run

Paulk, Catterson go 1-2 in Saturday’s 5k event

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Sherman tennis ready for rebuilding mode

After solid first year, Coach Rolfe has high hopes for ‘14

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Crazy finish boosts Dufur to quarters

Dufur scores two in seventh, holds on for 8-7 playoff winner over Grant Union

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Softball team revels in team award concept

Four get CRC honors, led by Triperinas’ 1st team nod

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TD boys tennis has a lot to smile about

Varsity boy’s team lands a few upset wins, but now hopeful to keep improving

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Sherman’s Meghan Belshe headed to state

Just as her older sisters, Melanie and Maddie have done in recent history, Sherman freshman tennis standout Meghan Belshe kept true to the family trend by winning three matches.

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TD has a chip on their shoulders

20th-ranked softball team is poised to put a streak together

Hoping for a deep state run

The Dalles baseball takes first step at home tonight

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Snodgrass gains state experience

TD boy’s golfer finishes tournament in Banks with a two-day tally of 173

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Telles makes every state golf moment count

Tribe freshman nets eighth place at Emerald Valley CC

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Looking to make a splash at state

Hill, Tunai, Nerdin and Conklin make final preps before heading to Hayward Field

Wild finish at Quinton St. Ballpark

The Dalles baseball team sure found a way to end the regular season in style.

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Equestrians finish on high note

Drill team is 19th at state; Cordell earns a scholarship

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TD tennis builds for bright future

Team does not have any state qualifiers, but coach feels the team is on the rise

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TD quartet makes a leap to state

Hill, Tunai, Nerdin and Conklin each claim district crowns in Hermiston

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Sherman clinches No. 3 seed, district berth

Ben Holliday, Kyle Fields toss gems in Pilot Rock sweep

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Coming through in the clutch

Old veterans Lio Tunai, Katie Conklin and Yasmin Hill have made reservations for the 5A state track and field meet, with Tunai scoring top honors in the shotput and Hill posting first place in the long jump in the opening day of action Friday afternoon on a windy day at Kennison Stadium in Hermiston.

Twin Tunnels brings out best in runners

The crowds were plentiful on a warm and sunny day at the start of the Mosier Twin Tunnel 3k, 5k and 12k Mother’s Day Run this past Sunday on Columbia River Highway in Hood River.

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Morelli uses faith as her guide

South Wasco County senior signs on to play volleyball at New Hope Christian College

Holliday scores the game-winner in 5-4 triumph

Holliday scores the game-winner in 5-4 triumph

TD softball loses in Pendleton

Pendleton junior Tiah Grass slammed a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to invoke the mercy and give No. 3-ranked Pendleton a 12-2 home victory in a Columbia River Conference matchup at Steve Cary Field in Pendleton.

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Moment of truth

The Dalles boys and girls golf teams are in action through one day of district tournament play

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Track athletes wrap up regular seasons

Most teams return to form, eyeing district crown

TD golfers fourth at Big River

Freshman Iliana Telles carded an 84, Jennifer Bonham added a personal-best score and The Dalles girl’s golf team totaled a 388 for fourth place in the team standings in Thursday’s Hermiston Invitational at Big River Golf Course.

Perfecto highlights Dufur sweep

Tibbets unhittable in Game 1 versus Condon-Wheeler as No. 3 Rangers take two

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The Sultaness of Swat leads Tribe charge

Ruthie Ford homers to lead TD to win over Hermiston

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Tribe finishes with a bang

It was the type of finishing flurry The Dalles coach Andrew Hughes wanted for his varsity boy’s tennis team. Cole McDowell kept his winning streak going and the newly formed No. 1 doubles team of Griffin Martin and Christian Munoz added a dominant performance to lead the Eagle Indians to a resounding 9-0 victory Wednesday in league tennis action in Pendleton.

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Dufur takes a one-run win

Round and round they went – Dufur and Riverside played close to the vest for 14 innings and the No. 3-ranked Rangers used the arms and bat of Bryson Caldwell to lead the way.

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Prepping for the big stage

TD tennis loses final regular season match; now they gear up for district tourney

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Huskies get draw with Riverside

The Sherman Huskies hit the court against Riverside and picked up three singles wins in a 3-3 tie with Riverside Tuesday in a pro-set varsity tennis match in Moro.

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Tribe netters fall to Bucks

Girl’s team wins three in a 5-3 road loss to Pendleton

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TD restores order with blowout win

Eaton homers to lead No. 8 Tribe to an 11-6 victory over Hood River Valley

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Eagle Indians end tourney with two losses

Girl’s tennis team drops matches to Bend, Ridgeview

Softball squad swept on the road

Hood River Valley pitcher Kayla Byers was her dominant self in the circle and the offense did the rest in a two-game sweep Saturday in a Columbia River Conference softball tussle in Hood River.

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Tribe loses pair to Hood River

The Dalles manages just one hit in doubleheader; falls to last-place CRC tie

Tunai, Hill set PRs, 2nd place in Gresham

The stakes were raised Friday for The Dalles track team while facing four 6A schools, nine 5A programs and a 3A Clatskanie in the Dean Nice Invitational Meet in Gresham. The Eagle Indians posted six top-5 finishes, as Yasmin Hill and senior Lio Tunai picked up the two best finishes for the day.

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TD tennis beats Mt. View at Bend tourney

Pashek, Pielli and Murillo take singles wins in Bend