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TD still has shot at playoff berth

Estacada rushed for 423 yards rushing and no passing yards on 55 plays in Thursday’s 44-22 Intermountain Conference football battle at Sid White Field. The first half featured seven touchdowns, the first coming at the 3:10 mark on a 13-yard rush by Gabe Helseth.

October 16, 2018 1:48 p.m. read more..

Dufur clinches West Division crown, 46-8

Derek Frakes completed 6 of 7 passes for 240 yards and five touchdowns, and Cole Kortge had a breakout performance through the air in No. 2-ranked Dufur’s 46-8 victory on the road against Pilot Rock Thursday.

October 16, 2018 1:46 p.m. read more..

Runners get moving at Youth Cross Country event

The numbers were good, and the competition was even better, as 290 boys and girls from kindergarten-through-fifth grade gathered for the 18th annual Elementary School Cross Country races on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Sorosis Park.

October 12, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

Riverhawks secure sweep at Mustang Invite

Emma Mullins led from start to finish and reset her personal record while The Dalles varsity cross country squads swept both divisions for first place. The boys’ junior varsity team added a victory and the Riverhawks rang out 20 personal records and seven season-best marks at the Mustang Invitational held Thursday in Heppner.

October 9, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..

Sherman football cancels season

Following its 42-22 loss Friday at Ione, Sherman County football coach Mike Somnis decided to suspend the rest of the 2018 seasondue to the program’s low numbers and mounting injuries.

October 9, 2018 1:37 p.m. read more..

Joseph ends SWC’s win streak

Up until Friday’s six-man slugfest between South Wasco County and Joseph, both teams had skated through their schedules with lopsided victory after lopsided victory. SWC trailed 15-8 at halftime and 27-8 through the first three minutes of the fourth quarter and made it an 11-point deficit with possession of the ball late, but could not complete the comeback in a 27-16 loss Friday night in Joseph.

October 9, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..

Big second half fuels Dufur’s win

DUFUR – It was a tale of two halves in Dufur’s gridiron battle with Imbler. For 24 minutes, the Panthers had some extra juice with hopes of knocking off the three-time state champions. The No. 5-ranked Rangers, however, lowered the boom with 28 unanswered points in 56-14 victory on Homecoming night Friday at Dufur High School.

October 9, 2018 1:34 p.m. read more..

The Dalles gets 14-13 win at Woodburn

Dalles Seufalemua blocked a potential game-winning 40-yard field goal to help give The Dalles Riverhawks a 14-13 road win over Woodburn Friday Dale Yuranek Field in Woodburn.

October 9, 2018 1:33 p.m. read more..

SWC still in 2nd place after sweep

South Wasco County posted its third league sweep of the season, second straight, over the Ione Cardinals in Big Sky Conference volleyball action Tuesday in Ione.

October 5, 2018 1:36 p.m. read more..

Dufur runs streak to three games

Mikayla Kelly paced Dufur with seven kills and two blocks, Kayla Bailey tacked on three kills, eight aces, 14 assists and six digs to help the Lady Rangers secure a three-game sweep over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in Dufur.

October 5, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..

TD netters get swept by No. 4 Crook County

With a match at home against the 5A classification’s No. 4-ranked volleyball team, The Dalles put forth a valiant effort in a three-game sweep loss to Crook County Thursday at Kurtz Gym.

October 5, 2018 1:35 p.m. read more..

TD stays in peak form at Nike Portland XC

The Dalles cross country team took a big step up in class at Saturday’s Nike Portland XC event at Portland Meadows Race Track, while facing more than 125 high schools and totaled 24 personal records and 14 season-best marks overall. “Overall, it was a very good day for us,” TD head coach Bob Thouvenel said.

October 2, 2018 3:25 p.m. read more..

Davis leads SWC to 73-12 victory

Tanner Davis put up a career-high five touchdown passes, and he hauled in a scoring catch, as the South Wasco County Redsides scored a season-high 73 points in a 73-12 road win against Huntington.

October 2, 2018 3:20 p.m. read more..

Fast start vaults No. 5 Dufur

The No. 5-ranked Dufur Rangers came out swinging early and often in their blowout win over Ione. Asa Farrell scored three touchdowns and both Anthony Thomas and Tanner Masterson added two scores apiece to lead the undefeated Rangers to a 54-8 victory Friday at Dufur High School.

October 2, 2018 3:19 p.m. read more..

TD’s rally falls short in loss to Gladstone

When it seemed like The Dalles was about lose in blowout fashion, they staged enough of a rally to put a scare into Gladstone. The Hawks trailed 27-7 and scored two touchdowns in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to inch to within a 27-21 deficit with possession at the 5:58 mark, but could not complete the comeback bid in a 42-21 loss to the fourth-ranked Gladiators Friday on Homecoming night at Sid White Field.

October 2, 2018 3:18 p.m. read more..

After tie, TD soccer tied for first in IMC

When he first signed on as head coach of The Dalles boys’ soccer in 2016, Matthew Dallman wanted to build one of the premier programs in the state. Fast forward two years and he has the Riverhawks currently in a two-way tie for first place and in contention for an Intermountain Conference championship.

September 28, 2018 1:41 p.m. read more..

Dufur and SWC add to streaks; Sherman loses at Union

After a more than four-hour trip to Enterprise, the No. 5-ranked Dufur Rangers got off to a quick start and never looked back in a 52-16 triumph Friday in eight-man football action. During their winning streak, the undefeated Rangers (4-0 overall) have outscored opponents by a 244-84 margin and have used a variety of weapons to put the opposition on their heels.

September 25, 2018 2:14 p.m. read more..

TD boys sweep top honors at Nelson Invitational

The Dalles boy’s cross country swept the varsity and junior varsity races and both girl’s teams each had runner-up finishes at the 26th annual Bridgette Nelson Invitational Saturday at Sorosis Park. Emma Mullins tacked on a victory for the girls and Samuel Alvarez claimed second place out of 47 runners to lead their varsity squads.

September 25, 2018 2:11 p.m. read more..

Riverhawks go yeehaw on the Cowboys

Flying around at a dizzying pace, The Dalles defense unleashed a flurry of big hits and methodically chipped away at the spirit and will of Crook County. Over the course of four quarters, TD limited Crook County to 192 yards on 69 plays, 2 of 14 on third downs and forced five turnovers, posted 3.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss in a 31-0 shutout Friday at Sid White Field.

September 25, 2018 2:10 p.m. read more..

CGBA finalizes its tryout times

Basketball season is fast approaching. The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout tentatively set to run on Sunday, Oct. 28 at The Dalles Middle School. “I’m looking forward to this season,” CGBA coordinator Greg Cummings said.

September 21, 2018 3:34 p.m. read more..

Volleyball teams jockeying for district spots

MORO – South Wasco County jumped up to No. 19 in the rankings and second place in the Big Sky Conference after picking up a pair of four-game victories against Sherman and Dufur this week. Thursday, SWC was in Dufur for a match with the Lady Rangers, and Kyrsten Sprouse put up eight kills, 10 digs and seven aces, Madisen Davis tallied seven kills and 23 digs, and Jada Myers had eight kills, 10 digs and seven blocks in a four-game victory.

September 21, 2018 3:31 p.m. read more..

TD boys score at will in 9-0 romp

Alex Gutierrez scored four goals and an assist, and Miguel Aguilar chipped in a goal and three assists in The Dalles’ lopsided 9-0 rout of crook County in Intermountain Conference boys’ soccer action Thursday in Prineville. Coach Matthew Dallman said it was great to see his players happy and celebrating an overdue win, especially with the team going 0-3-1 and netting four goals in that span.

September 21, 2018 3:29 p.m. read more..

Andrade nets game-winner to lead Riverhawks

Ari Andrade scores two goals, Victoria Barragan added another tally and all-league goalkeeper Addie Klindt posted five saves, including a game-saver in the 75th minute to help The Dalles take a 3-2 win over Crook County in both teams’ league openers Thursday at Wahtonka.

September 21, 2018 3:27 p.m. read more..

TD volleyball fighting to get into playoff mix

As one of six seniors on The Dalles volleyball team, Lauryn Belanger is using her voice and leadership to influence and build confidence. The Riverhawks lost to Ridgeview in three games Thursday to drop to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in league action. With six league matches remaining, the goal is to create a groundswell back up the Intermountain Conference standings.

September 21, 2018 3:24 p.m. read more..

Olson gets rolling in SWC’s romp

MAUPIN – Garrett Olson threw for three touchdowns, rushed for two more, had a touchdown catch and added an 80-yard fumble recovery for an end zone trip in undefeated South Wasco County’s lopsided 64-13 triumph over Prairie City Friday in Maupin. After trailing 7-0 early in the first quarter, SWC scored 51 unanswered points spanning the first-through-third quarters for a 51-7 advantage.

September 18, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..

Masterson’s big night spurs Dufur

DUFUR – Tanner Masterson had a game for the ages to help lead the No. 4-ranked Dufur Rangers. Masterson had three rushing touchdowns, receiving scores of 37 and 20, and he completed a conversion pass to Cole Kortge in Dufur’s 66-36 league victory at home Friday against Union.

September 18, 2018 2:56 p.m. read more..

TD football loses to Valley Catholic

The Dalles football team fell behind 16-0 in the first three minutes and 18 seconds and rallied to get to within a 16-12 deficit, but had its final two drives end in Valley Catholic territory, one at the 12-yard line with 2:36 left in regulation for a third consecutive loss Friday in Beaverton. Down by two scores in the second quarter, the Riverhawks got back in contention on an 80-yard scamper by J.R. Scott at the 9:28 mark.

September 18, 2018 2:53 p.m. read more..

TD makes a big statement in Coeur d’Alene

The Dalles cross country team set nine personal bests and nine season-bests, plus 10 athletes who previously ran on the Hayden Canyon Course made improvements to highlight a successful weekend at the Coeur d’Alene Invitational Saturday in Idaho. “This was a good meet for us, because we had a chance to see schools that we normally don’t run against,” TD head coach Bob Thouvenel said.

September 18, 2018 2:52 p.m. read more..

CGBA opens tryout phase for upcoming winter season

The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy will again be organizing traveling basketball teams this winter for local boys and girls from the third-through-eighth grades with a tryout tentatively set to run on Sunday, Oct. 28 at a location to be determined. “I’m looking forward to this season,” CGBA coordinator Greg Cummings said.

September 14, 2018 3:03 p.m. read more..

Football tryouts at 1p.m. Sunday

Local football athletes will have a chance to showcase their talents in a rare tryout this Sunday afternoon. Football University of Oregon and Island Boy Camp are organizing a free tackle football tryout and mini-camp for sixth- through eighth-graders, who are Oregon residents, at four locations for a chance to participate in an all-star level showcase.

September 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Huskies and Rangers tied for first in league

MORO – In the past, any little moment of adversity would mean the downfall to the Sherman volleyball team. Thursday, the Huskies lost the opening 25-16, but then rallied to grab wins in the next three games to defeat Echo in Big Sky Conference action in Moro.

September 14, 2018 2:58 p.m. read more..

TD runners compete well at Gorge Cup Invite

With his top guns on the trails last week at Barnes Butte, The Dalles cross country head coach Bob Thouvenel saw his group total 19 personal records and an overall winner, Samuel Alvarez. Wednesday, at the inaugural Gorge Cup Invitational in Trout Lake, Wash., the veteran coach did not dress down nine varsity boys or the top-6 girls, and they hit for 12 personal records against a field of 198 harriers.

September 14, 2018 2:57 p.m. read more..

Soccer teams steadily building momentum

Coming off a 3-1 loss Tuesday at Mac-Hi, the Lady Riverhawks are now 0-4 to start the year with only one goal to their record. “We have to do a better job of moving the ball around and putting shots on goal,” TD coach Oscar Nunez said.

September 14, 2018 2:55 p.m. read more..

TD boys score first place at IMC Preview

The Dalles Riverhawk runners came out fired up and were in midseason form in their season-opener. Samuel Alvarez, Friedrich Stelzer, Gabe Lira and Rey Aviluz all had times under 18 minutes and Nick Caracciolo set a personal record from the No. 5 spot, as The Dalles boys cross country team scored first place at the Intermountain Conference Preview Saturday at Barnes Butte Trail in Prineville.

September 11, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..

SWC battles past Ione in four sets

The South Wasco County Redsides were swept by both Irrigon and Heppner in a double dual Tuesday at Irrigon, but rallied for a gritty four-set triumph versus Ione in a league matchup Thursday at Maupin.

September 7, 2018 2:36 p.m. read more..

Sherman shreds Mitchell in three

The Sherman Huskies put together a solid all-around effort on Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match with Mitchell-Spray taking a lopsided sweep by final tallies of 25-3, 25-11 and 25-13 to move their record to 3-3 on the season.

September 7, 2018 2:35 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk Run draws big numbers to Sorosis Park

Under perfect conditions, nearly 140 running enthusiasts turned out for the 2018 Riverhawk 1k, 3k and 5k run/walk last Saturday at Sorosis Park, with a vast majority of the attendees hailing from Pendleton and The Dalles Middle and High Schools.

September 7, 2018 2:26 p.m. read more..

Cross Country Meet is slated for Sept. 25

The 18th annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country races are fast approaching and more than 400 boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade are expected to join in on the fun, starting at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Sorosis Park.

September 7, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

TD scores first goals in 3-3 tie with Putnam

Mired in a scoreless drought that eclipsed more than 207 minutes to start the season, The Dalles boys’ soccer team rebounded from a 3-0 halftime deficit with three unanswered second-half goals in a 3-3 draw versus Rex-Putnam Thursday in a non-league soccer match played at Wahtonka High School.

September 7, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

TD runners getting steps ahead of new league

The Dalles cross country team hustles in the new year with Hood River Valley, Pendleton, Crook County, Redmond and Ridgeview representing the new challengers in the Intermountain Conference. So that means returning state qualifiers Emma Mullins, Hanna Ziegenhagen, Samuel Alvarez, Rey Aviluz, Zack Ziegenhagen and the rest of the Riverhawks will need to be at the top of their game.

September 4, 2018 2:54 p.m. read more..

Olson accounts for six touchdowns to boost SWC

MAUPIN – For the first time in nearly 60 years, Oregon had six-man football at the high school level with a full slate of games across the state. Friday in Maupin, the South Wasco County Redsides and the Wheeler County Rattlers kicked off the fall season, with the Redsides taking a 46-0 win.

September 4, 2018 2:51 p.m. read more..

TD squander chances in loss to Hood River

When a team rushes for negative yards, commits four turnovers and goes 0 for 12 on third down conversions, the winning probability is next to zero. The Dalles football coach Steve Sugg looked back at his team’s home-opening 22-6 loss to Hood River Valley as one of learning lessons.

September 4, 2018 2:49 p.m. read more..


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