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TD Hawks battle tough

Hoops team fights Hermiston until the very end

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TD swimmers coming on strong

Feil and Clifford grab pair of seconds each; Clear strong in 50-yard freestyle

Triangle Lake girls drop Huskies

The Sherman Lady Huskies fell behind by 23 points through three quarters and finished the final quarter with a 21-8 run, but could not complete the rally in a 50-40 girls’ basketball loss Saturday to Triangle Lake in a neutral site game played at Sisters High School.

Dufur boys have streak snapped

The No. 11-ranked Dufur Rangers salvaged a split this past Friday and Saturday, with a big win over Arlington and a loss Saturday afternoon to No. 3 Country Christian in boys’ hoops play.

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Country Christian girls pull away from Dufur

3rd-ranked Cougars use 22-16 run in fourth to beat Rangers

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Huskies take care of Triangle Lake

With a chance to get a final non-league workout in before the Big Sky Conference home stretch run, the No. 9-ranked Sherman Huskies took control of matters early and often for a dominant performance against Triangle Lake.

TD girls show spunk in loss to Hermiston

The Dalles girls’ basketball team fell behind 16-5 after one quarter and crept to within a four-point deficit late in the third quarter, but No. 1-ranked Hermiston slammed the door shut in the final period with a 15-5 run to work a 51-36 victory Friday in Columbia River Conference action at Hermiston High School.

No. 10 Huskies claim 3rd straight

Kaseberg nets season-high 18 points in a 85-36 romp

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Mitchell girls grab comeback win

MAUPIN – From the opening tip to the fourth quarter, the South Wasco County Redsides appeared to be in control of their home tilt versus Mitchell-Spray.

Redside boys throttle Mitchell

Hayes gets 21, Rager notches double-double in SWC’s 63-35 home victory

TD wrestlers take loss on road to Hermiston

Team has five forfeits, but comes close in four matches

Aiming for the upper echelon

No. 9 The Dalles ready to take flight in challenging 5A Columbia River Conference

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Riverside off to fast start

Elite gymnasts raise the bar while bolstering their ranks at recent meet in Hillsboro

Ninth-ranked Hawks pull off comeback

Down six points to start the fourth quarter, The Dalles stiffened up on defense and forged a rally of 21-8 to get past the Union, Wash. Titans by a 48-41 mark Saturday in a non-league girls’ basketball contest played in Vancouver, Wash.

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No. 9 Huskies dominate Riverside

Sherman uses varied offense to beat Pirates by 26 points

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Dufur upended by Condon

Second-quarter run by Knights fuel 63-53 triumph

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Holeman dominates slalom field

Senior skier posts impressive two-run time to chalk up first-place status

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Ione no threat against SWC

Redsides ride big first half to a lopsided 39-point victory

Sherman girls drop Arlington

MORO – The trio of Meagan McKinney, Janet Guzman and Makenzie Blaylock combined for 33 points, as the Sherman Huskies posted their largest scoring output of the season in a 53-41 victory over Arlington in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball contest Saturday in Moro. In all, six players hit baskets and all 11 players contributed on both sides of the court.

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Huskies bounce back strong

Four Sherman players hit double figures in a 75-34 trouncing of Arlington

SWC boys nearly pull off upset

Through the first 16 minutes of play, the South Wasco county Redsides were playing at a peak level with upset on their minds.

Lady Rangers get past Sherman

DUFUR – When it comes down to executing in the pressure moments, both Dufur and Sherman were able to do some good things. But the reigning fourth-place state winners, the Lady Rangers, hit more baskets and made more free throws to escape with a 39-35 win over the Huskies Friday in a Big Sky girls’ basketball contest in Dufur.

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Rangers stave off Sherman, 62-57

DUFUR – In the final moments of Friday’s Big Sky showdown between top-10 schools Dufur and Sherman, both teams slugged it out, with the tide turning at quick intervals throughout.

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TD defense swarms Redmond

No. 9-ranked Lady Riverhawks force 23 turnovers enroute to a 44-29 road victory

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Top TD duo shines at wrestling exchange

Linebarger and Waters have bouts with 18U Japanese

Fine-tuning the details

MORO – Midway through January, both Sherman and South Wasco County have aspirations of postseason play still in place.

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Sherman basketball takes home victory over SWC

Coles, Kaseberg and Justesen combine for 57 points

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Swimmers hit their marks

Feil, Clifford and Clear take wins, as The Dalles posts 10 top-5 finishes

No. 9 Sherman drops hammer on Mitchell

Isaiah Coles scored 18 points and Max Martin tacked on 17 to lead No. 9-ranked Sherman to a 63-26 win over the Mitchell-Spray Loggers Friday night in a Big Sky boys’ basketball clash in Mitchell.

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TD overwhelms No. 5 Summit

Sixth-ranked Riverhawks use 32-24 second-half run for 47-36 comeback triumph

SWC clipped by Culver girls

Stepping back on the hardwood after a stirring win Saturday at the Moda Center in Portland, the South Wasco County Redsides nearly added to their streak Tuesday, but wound up on the short end of a 26-20 loss to Culver in a non-league girls’ basketball game in Maupin. After allowing seven first-half field goals to Culver in the opening half, SWC clamped down and allowed just four over the final 16 minutes of play.

Defense reigns supreme in Redsides’ drubbing of Culver

SWC grabs a seaon-high 28 steals in dominant 68-23 win

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Horizon moves past Sherman

Mason Bloomster and Jared Davis combined for 47 points to lead No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian to a 71-56 win over No. 9 Sherman Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference boys’ hoops showdown in Hood River.

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Hawks hang tough with Glencoe

Playing against a top-5 program in Glencoe with a limited bench, No. 13-ranked The Dalles Riverhawks came close to pulling off the home upset.

Ione surge sinks Sherman girls

The Ione girls’ basketball team went 18 of 25 on free throws and forced Sherman into more than 30 turnovers in a 44-39 comeback win Saturday in Ione.

Redside boys take a step forward

Hayes, Rager and Morelli hit double digits in victory

Lady Redsides hammer Mitchell

Coming off a spirited four-point loss to defending champion Condon-Wheeler at the 1A Hoops Girls’ Basketball Classic, the Dufur Lady Rangers did not leave anything to chance in a 48-29 win over Mitchell-Spray this past Saturday at Spray High School.

No. 10 Dufur wins 3rd straight

Caleb Morris scores 15, as Rangers cruise past Mitchell

Kicking things up a few notches

Linebarger grabs Freeberry crown, as five The Dalles wrestlers place in Pendleton

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Raising the level

Athletes perform at a peak in the second half of 2014

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2014 sees lots of success

One calendar year can create memories that last a lifetime. Whether it is a last-second shot, a clutch hit, a powerful touchdown or a personal record, the memories stand the test of time. Here are some highlights from the first half of 2014:

Redsides lose road clash to Echo

Elizabeth McCarty scored a game-high 16 points and Erika Parks added nine to lead the No. 9-ranked Echo Cougars to a 43-13 win over South Wasco County in a non-league girls’ basketball game played Monday night in Maupin.

Lady Rangers fight off Hosanna

First-quarter outburst turns tide in Dufur’s 40-27 win

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SWC back to its winning formula

Redside boys connect on 52 percent from floor in a 81-67 drubbing of Echo

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SWC has optimism on its side

Redside basketball team taking on challenge to compete with Big Sky Conference

TD’s Feil sets D-21 record at La Grande swim meet

Senior has a solid time of 1:09.87 in the 100-yard breastroke

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No. 1 honors for Linebarger

The Dalles wrestler secures Adrian Irwin championship

No. 8 Huskies dominate

Quick start fuels way in Compass Classic title contest

Dufur girls gain ground on SWC

DUFUR – Playing against South Wasco County presents a challenge for the Dufur Rangers.

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Running Rangers drop SWC by 20

Dufur basketball team explodes for a 24-6 third-quarter run in 76-56 home victory