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Ray Rodriguez

Stories by Ray

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Making a difference on the gridiron

Youth football offers fun, excitement for local youths from third-through-sixth grades

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All-around beatdown

From a solid pitching output by Dylon Jinkins in the first game, a heroic effort by injured ace Tyler Westin, to a semifinals comeback Saturday and an game-ending, state-title clinching acrobatic stab by catcher Denzel Arellano, there was nothing going to stop the 15U freight train known as The Dalles All Stars.

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Riverhawks, Tribe clash for summer football

Alumni and current athletes play in 7-on-7 scrimmage

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Annihilation session continues

The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth Stars throttle both SRV squads on way to No. 1 seed

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Diamond sharks circling their prey

TD’s 15U Baseball team comes out swinging, pitching in two lopsided pool play wins

‘AAA’ Hustlers prepped for Super Regional

Legion squad ready to show heart at tourney in Dallas

Rodeo golf tourney a success

Many of the top names were on display last Friday for the Fort Dalles Rodeo Golf Tournament on a sunny afternoon at The Dalles Country Club.

Youth softball takes 4th at regional

12U squad shows vast improvements in all phases for solid finish in Roseburg

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TD Babe Ruth 14U All Stars take third place

Baseball team defeats Salem/Keizer 11-4 in finale

Babe Ruth 14U Stars net two wins to gain high seed

The Dalles 14U All Stars picked up two more wins and secured one of the top-2 seeds heading into Saturday’s bracket round in Babe Ruth state tournament baseball play Friday at David Douglas High School in Portland.

McCall game-winner leads ‘AAA’ Hustlers

Nolan McCall hit a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning, as the Columbia Gorge ‘AAA’ Hustlers came back from a 7-6 deficit to defeat Champion Baseball 8-7 in a nine-inning American Legion baseball matchup Thursday at Quinton Street Ballpark.

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Final slots coming down to the wire

Friday night marked a shuffle fest in the standings, as two new leaders took the mantle in the steer wrestling and team roping events and Mike Sparks still has a lead in the bull riding division on the second-to-last evening of action at the 49th Rough and Wild Fort Dalles Rodeo at Milt Tumilson Arena.

Locals take hold of yoga classes

Going through everyday life brings its share of stress and anxiety, but yoga instructor Bert Wyatt has the perfect solution for those going through the ails with yoga classes every month with another free session scheduled from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pure Yoga, owned by Shannon Red Cloud, located on 102 East 2nd Street in The Dalles.

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Cowboys off to a flying start at slack event

Berryrose nets a 2.1 in breakaway roping event during rodeo

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TD Dance squad opens some eyes

Alejandra Pena named Miss Thunderbird at annual camp

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TD Stars poised to place a stamp on history

14U Babe Ruth squad has talent across the board

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TD attacks district like wild pirahna

15U Babe Ruth team outscores opponents 39-1 in three wins for the title

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Klaas’ Eagle leads TD golfers

Youth PGA squad takes control to beat HR by a 9-6 count

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Harriers blast off at Rocket run

Charlie Remington wins 10k men’s race, Erin Ford tops in women’s 10k division

15U Stars primed for district title

Saturday, The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth All Stars will take its first step toward a possible date with destiny at the World Series in Longview, Wash. from Aug. 20-27. In order to do so, the team, coached by Sean Herriges and assistants Mike Wilbur and Kenny Harris, will need to claim championships at state and regionals in successive weeks.

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Crush claws way to fifth at state

12U softball team chalks up a 2-3 record at ASA Softball Tournament in Albany

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Football fever to hit on full tilt

Parents can sign kids up at TD camp from July 21-24

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12U Stars capture third place

The Dalles baseball team loses semifinal contest 6-2 to Bend South

Through three games and three convincing wins, all fingers pointed towards the state tournament for The Dalles’ 11-12 Little League All Stars. However, TD lost on consecutive days to Bend North and Bend South, with the final setback coming Thursday in a 6-2 loss in District 5 playoff action at Field of Dreams in Hermiston.

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Prepped, ready for a new stage

Ann Marie Guischer caps title season, top career as bigger challenges await at OIT

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Stars need to win out

TD’s 11-12 in consolation after 8-6 loss to Bend No.

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Tough breaks end TD All Star runs

Two Little League squads net Wednesday at districts losses to squelch state hopes

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Marching through the deep pool

The Dalles Little League All-Stars are putting up a tough fight in Hermiston

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Crowning glory for football trio

Coleman, Olson and Parke join coach Henderson for all-star festivities in La Grande

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Hardwood dreams coming true

Jumpstart Basketball Camp a resounding success in its 21st campaign

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TD duo makes all-star debut

Graduates, McCall and Copper, play in series at Goss Stadium

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Grand slam highlights M’s title win

TDLL Majors squad uses Anderson homer, Mathisen pitching to beat Cubs, 9-2

Hustlers split opener

Keimig comes through in the clutch to lead team

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Ryan Johnston: Globetrotter

Former T-Dub athlete continuing football career in German Football League

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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