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Ray Rodriguez

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Sherman serving up aces

Team has potential to put up big stats in ‘14

Husky hardballers off to a rousing start

The first inning gave Sherman baseball coach Jeff Justesen a good glimpse as to the talent level he has in the batting order.

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CG Hoops Academy wraps up winter campaign

10U squad snares first in tournament finale

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Out for a state conquest

Dufur baseball team looking to raise game to high level with title aspirations

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Young Tribe is ready to blast off

With a roster of six freshmen and four sophomores, TD has hopes of rising to the top

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Tribe taking on the role of hunted

2013 league champions have necessary tools in place for a repeat run this season

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Seniors talk about journey

And just in a snap of a finger, time flies by. One of the most bittersweet parts of high school athletes is the four-year journey comes and goes with a snap of the fingers. Such is the case for eight seniors on The Dalles baseball squad.

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O’Neal earns Big Sky honors

Redside guard to play bigger leadership role in ‘14

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TD skiers wrap up season on high

Eli Holeman scores eighth in giant slalom; Bailey Cordell nets a combined 19th at state

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The magnificent seven

TD Middle School wrestling team sending bus load to state championships

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Rangers wrap up season in fourth place

Dufur drops Prairie City by a 46-38 margin in consolation

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West Albany drives for state triumph

Bulldogs withstand TDOne by one, players from The Dalles girl’s basketball team emerged from the locker room with their eyes reddened from tears of defeat. The season was over. The quest for a state site berth climbs to 13 years.’s comeback attempt to win 45-41 and earn Eugene trip

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Tribe wrestlers are building for a brighter future

Trio of state qualifiers talk experience in wake of ‘14

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Big Sky names First Team All League Picks

Download a pdf of First Team picks from Sherman, Dufur and South Wasco.

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Bucks trip up Dufur in state opener

St. Paul storms bacIt was a tale of two halves. For the first two quarters, Dufur shot 50 percent and led by five points, but St. Paul clamped down in the final 16 minutes to hold the Rangers to 4 of 22 in a 25-11 run in a 42-33 first-round win Wednesday in OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab state girl’s hoops action in Baker.k from five-point halftime deficit to post a 42-33 victory

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Tribe ready to take another step forward

Hoopsters set to host West Albany at 7 p.m. Friday

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Going to state with momentum

TD skiers rack up league honors at end-of-the-year banquet at Mount Hood

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Rangers create belief factor

Dufur girls are three wins from state crown

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Wrestlers creating a groundswell

Linebarger places sixth, as TD gets five wins in two days of state wrestling action

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Morales, Linebarger still alive

TD duo in state consolation quarterfinals on Day 2

Ranger hoopsters earn trip to Baker City

Seniors to make first career berth to state site

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Bulldogs complete season sweep

CRC champs win third straight over TD, capping regular season with 57-34 victory

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TDW boys pull off HR sweep

Seniors cap careers with 10 straight wins over rivals

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Local equestrians hit Redmond

TDW, Dufur and Sherman put up good numbers in season-opening event

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Tribe wrestlers all business heading to state

Linebarger, Morales and Waters go into tourney action unseeded

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No Groundhog Day performance

Dufur girl’s basketball team defeats Cove in state sub-round; one win from Baker

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Tribe skiers make jump into 5A state mix

Boys, girls gets 2nd; ratchet up five top-11 finishers

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Memorable weekend for swim team

Coach McKay talks state, senior legacy of Ou and Nelson, program future

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Eagle Indian trio chalks up state berths

Morales, Linebarger and Waters garner top-4 finishes

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Bad bounces catch up to beat South Wasco

It is rare that a team gets snake bitten two years in a row on last-second plays that ended a season.

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Pendleton girls pull off overtime stunner

TDW has comeback bid falls short in 60-57 league loss

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Conlee plays hero in Tribe victory

Junior center sinks two free throws to lead Eagle Indians

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On the right path

Morales, Linebarger still alive in title bracket at 5A wrestling regional tournament

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Sherman girls bounced from tournament

Team struggles offensively in season-ending district losses

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SWC finds groove in district opener

Ocacio goes for 33 points, as Redsides ride hot first half to a 68-45 victory

Eagle Indians try to rebound

After Hermiston loss, team wants to get back on track

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Looking to overcome the long odds

TDW wrestlers have battled adversity on way to regional

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Tribe skiers locked and loaded

Both teams have two top-10 finishers to lead way to second-place outcomes

1A basketball teams are eyeing state bids

From the start of summer ball to the past three months of preseason and league matchups, five local teams have put all their chips in the middle with hopes of earning a spot in the state hoops mix during district action starting Thursday at Hermiston High School.

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Two for the road: Tribe duo to state

Erin Nelson and Ming Ou make name for themselves at weekend district meet

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Huskies get last spot in big dance

Kaseberg scores 22, grabs 19 rebounds as Sherman defeats Dufur in Big Sky tiebreaker

Ione boys pull away late at Dufur

With a chance to jump up to a No. 2 district seed with a win Saturday over Ione, the Dufur Rangers gave it all they had, but ended on the short end down the stretch in a 77-71 loss to the Cardinals in a non-league contest at Dufur. In the fourth quarter, Dufur was behind 57-48, but got to within a two-possession game twice with the ball, once at 74-70, but committed two turnovers in those moments to give the all back to Ione.

Dufur girls soar past Ione, 56-25

Since a pair of non-league losses at the beginning of the month, the No. 7-ranked Dufur Rangers have rattled off four consecutive victories by an average margin of 20.7 points to end the regular season.

SWC boys lose, but coach hopeful

Yes, the South Wasco County Redsides have lost three games in a row, but head coach Jim Hull has seen enough development and encouraging elements to feel confident his team can flip the switch in time for a deep playoff run.

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South Wasco girls dominate Horizon

SWC boys lose to Horizon; girls team adds lopsided win

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Nerdin’s 18 paces TDW boys

Zach Nerdin scored nine of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and The Dalles Wahtonka added to a 31-27 halftime lead with runs of 10-8 and 18-14 for a 59-49 victory Friday in Columbia River Conference action over Hood River at Kurtz Gym.

Sherman can’t stop Horizon

For three quarters, the Sherman Huskies stayed right on task with No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian, but a 16-4 second-quarter run provided all of the cushion needed to propel the Hawks to their 19th consecutive win, 63-42, Friday night in a Big Sky boy’s contest in Hood River.

Guzman, Poirier lead Huskies

The Sherman Huskies secured the district No. 2 seed after using a strong first half to roll past Horizon Christian by a 39-22 count Friday in Big Sky conference girl’s basketball play in Hood River.

Rangers gut out win over SWC

Caleb Morris sinks late free throw to give Dufur a 64-60 season-saving victory

Not done: Sherman boys extends win streak

Huskies shrug off slow start to cruise past Central, 60-21