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No. 20 Huskies move to 3rd in BMC

The Sherman Huskies moved into third place in the Blue Mountain Conference baseball standings after taking a 3-1 road loss Tuesday against No. 5-ranked Pilot Rock.

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Dufur runs win streak to 13

Rangers at No. 3 after sweeps of Elgin and Weston-McEwen

While boasting the 2A classification’s fourth-best offense at 10 runs a game, the one forgotten highlight during the Dufur Rangers’ 13-game winning streak is its stout pitching performances.

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Riverhawks grounded by the Eagles

Hood River sweeps doubles play in a 6-2 tennis victory

The Dalles posted two easy wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but ended up losing two matches in third-set match-breakers, as Hood River Valley swept doubles play to move ahead for a 6-2 league victory Tuesday in a league match played at Hood River High School. “It was a tough loss for us because, again, we had two very close matches that did not go our way,” said TD head coach Debby Jones.

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Lee’s walk-off homer leads TD to victory

Hawks exact revenge with a 17-7 win over Pendleton

Pendleton entered Tuesday’s Columbia River Conference baseball tussle needing a win to take a four-game series against The Dalles. Big Country Henry Lee had the final say. Lee capped a six-run bottom of the sixth inning with a walk-off, two-run home run to left centerfield to give the Riverhawks a 17-7 victory over the Buckaroos in a league contest played at Bob Williams Field.

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TD’s Dakota Murr is named to all-state squad

Riverhawk junior earns an honorable mention spot

As the driving force and the inspirational figure on The Dalles boys’ basketball team, Dakota Murr helped his team make a jump up into the 5A state playoffs, an accomplishment not achieved by the program since the 2011-2012 season. With his all-around play and scoring touch, Murr was named to the 5A all-state team as an honorable mention pick determined by a vote of the state’s coaches.

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Showing unity and family on the diamond

Little League program aims to provide fun and rewarding atmosphere for local kids

For the past few years, Tammy Richman vowed to hang up her concessions apron for good. But, there are several forces pulling and tugging her back. Richman received recognition from The Dalles Little League board members for her 15 years of volunteerism and broke the seal on the 2017 campaign by throwing out the first pitch.

Hawk tennis defeats Madison, 6-2

TD girls get three doubles wins to spark a home win

Kiana Pielli, Jocelyn Hernandez and Yahaira Alvarez racked up straight-sets victories, and the Riverhawks added three of four doubles wins to cruise past 6A Madison in a non-league tennis match played at The Dalles High School.

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Crush taking their game to a higher level

12U softball hopes past experience pays dividends

Last spring, the Cherry City Crush softball team finished its 10U campaign with an unblemished record and a state championship, facing ‘C’ division squads from across the Northwest. In their first tournament of the year, the 12U Crush went 1-5 at an Ice Breaker Tournament in Tri-Cities, Wash.

TD boys place third at Pendleton Invite

The Dalles boys’ golf team had its four-tournament win streak snapped Thursday at the Pendleton Invitational, placing third overall in an eight-team field at Pendleton Country Club.

Cuevas and Popchock spearhead SWC’s charge

Duo combines for six wins in Thursday’s meet at Heppner

At the six-team Mustang Invitational in Heppner, the South Wasco County Redsides amassed 13 personal records, Michael Cuevas grabbed four wins to lead the boys and Ana Popchock drummed out two individual victories and helped the girls’ 4x100-relay team to a win.

Streaking Hawks sweep Pendleton

All six varsity matches ended in straight sets with an average margin of victory of 4.7 points in the The Dalles boys’ tennis team’s first sweep of the season, a 6-0 whitewash, on the road at Pendleton High School.

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Led by Alvarez, TD gets tie with Pendleton

Yahaira Alvarez picked up a huge No. 4 singles win to help The Dalles girls’ tennis team pull to a 4-4 draw in a league match Thursday at The Dalles High School.

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Sherman nets three league wins

Huskies pick up a road split against Weston -McEwen

Riding high off a pair of lopsided league wins over Heppner, the No. 12-ranked Sherman Huskies picked up a road split Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball clash against Weston-McEwen, winning the opener by a 9-2 score, but losing the nightcap, 13-8.

TD softball loses, 11-3

Mountain View chased The Dalles starter Sierra Watson from the game after jumping ahead 5-0 in the bottom of the first on its way to an 11-3 softball win Wednesday in Bend.

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TD netters take a step up against Mac-Hi

Hernandez, Alvarez and Garcia net 8-0 singles wins

Cassie Vazquez and Maggie Corey have been doubles partners for the last few years and Vazquez feels like it is a matter of time before they vault into the upper echelon of the 5A classification.

Husky tennis starts strong

Belshe racks up a trifecta of impressive victories

Sherman senior Meghan Belshe picked up right where she left off in 2016 with three impressive victories over the weekend against Condon-Wheeler, Helix and Riverside in varsity tennis matches.

Hawks pull off comeback

TD uses power stroke to move past Mountain View, 15-11

Facing an uphill battle, down 10-1 through two innings against Mountain View, The Dalles baseball team rallied for 10 runs in the third and tacked on four more in the sixth frame to capture a thrilling 15-11 comeback victory in Bend.

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Dufur sweeps Heppner

Keever tosses no-hitter in 10-0 nightcap triumph

Dufur pitcher Bailey Keever capped a two-game Blue Mountain Conference sweep over Heppner with a 71-pitch, five-inning no-hitter with a season-high 13 strikeouts in Dufur’s 10-0 mercy-ruled victory at Quinton Street Ballpark.

No. 4 Dufur runs streak to seven

The Dufur Rangers won their sixth and seventh games in a row to start the season Saturday, with a two-game sweep over Grant Union by scores of 12-7 and 11-1 in a pair of 2A baseball games played in Burns.

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Riverhawk nine salvages a split in Hood River

Westin helps TD to a 6-5 win in opener against Prairie

HOOD RIVER – The Dalles led 5-0 through the first two innings, but Prairie, Wash. battled back to tie the score at 5-all on a squeeze bunt in the sixth, setting up a walk-off situation for senior infielder Tyler Westin in the home half of the seventh.

TD girls get third in Hood River

HOOD RIVER – Abby Walker hit a team-best 118 and The Dalles girls’ golf team had a four-person total of 555 to secure third place at the Hood River Invitational played on Indian Creek Golf Course.

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TD golfers lock down fourth straight win

Vassar claims medalist title; Snodgrass, Felderman tied for second

HOOD RIVER – Even with howling winds wreaking havoc on several golfers, Tyler Vassar carded a season-best 77 for medalist honors, and senior teammates Mark Felderman and Chase Snodgrass wound up tied for second place to give The Dalles boys' golf a team score of 325 for its fourth consecutive team title at the Hood River Invitational Monday at Indian Creek Golf Course.

Ridgeview drops TD girls, 6-2

Robin Pashek and Kiana Pielli fought for straight-sets wins, but The Dalles girls’ tennis team lost three of four doubles matches in third-set match-breakers in a 6-2 home loss to Ridgeview.

Hawk boys edged out, 5-3

The Dalles boys’ tennis team endured a close 5-3 loss Friday in Redmond against Ridgeview, as Quinn Wilson, Pedro Lopez and Andy Lopez turned in singles wins.

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Hawks break streak with the boom sticks

TD raps out season-high 24 hits in a 22-0 demolishing of 6A Canby

Jodi Thomasian and Emma Weir smashed home runs as The Dalles Riverhawks softball team imposed their offensive will against three Canby pitchers for a season-high 24 hits, 12 for extra bases, in a 22-0 mercy-ruled drubbing of the 6A Lady Cougars Friday at 16th Street Ballpark.

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Lady Hawks lose to Hermiston

Pashek, Pielli and Alvarez each pick up singles wins

In looking at the big picture, The Dalles head coach Debby Jones said that her varsity girls’ tennis group learned a lot from Wednesday’s 5-3 road loss to Hermiston.

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Redside tracksters set 18 personal records

Girls team notches seven seconds and two firsts at Dayton Invite

With spring break now in the rearview mirror, the South Wasco County track and field team went back to work against four 3A programs looking to reset its high marks at the WVL-Dayton Invitational Meet Thursday afternoon in Dayton.

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TD Riverhawks are opening eyes on the track

Boys, girls pick up 93 personal records at Gresham

With an expanded roster ready to face Gresham and Reynolds in a three-team dual, The Dalles track and field team totaled 93 personal records and added 29 season records for an impressive output at Gresham.

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TD tennis comes close to a league victory

The Riverhawks picked up three singles wins from Quinn Wilson, James Pashek and Andy Lopez, but wound up on the wrong side of three third-set match-break setbacks, two in doubles play, in a 5-3 loss to Hermiston Wednesday at The Dalles High School.

Walker cards 113 to lead TD golfers

At the Wildhorse Invitational in Pendleton, The Dalles girls’ golf team had three players average scores of 146, including a team-best 113 by Abby Walker in varsity action Monday.

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TD tennis loses by an 8-0 score to Redmond

Boys showing growth at midway point of the season

In a challenging match against Redmond, The Dalles boys’ tennis team won one set and nearly claimed four others in an 8-0 loss to Redmond in a non-league tennis match played Monday in The Dalles.

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Hawks pull through for comeback victory

Still hampered by a lingering sickness, Blake Davis mustered up enough energy to help The Dalles junior varsity baseball team to victory.

Hawk golfers win third straight

TD boys card a 323 to take first place by 10 strokes

With Chase Snodgrass’ 75 leading the charge, Tyler Vassar and Aidan Telles shooting 82s and Mark Felderman ending up with an 84, The Dalles scratched across a 323 to win its third consecutive boys’ golf tournament title at the Wildhorse Invitational played in Pendleton Monday.

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TD shows resolve in one-run loss to Sandy

Facing deficits of 9-0 and 12-2, The Dalles Riverhawks could have folded and moved on or dug in and showed their mettle. They chose the latter.

Sherman defeats Oakland

Following Thursday’s rainout, the Sherman Huskies finally had a chance to get on the field for the Grant Union Tournament and defeated Oakland by a 5-4 score Friday morning in John Day.

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TD runs losing streak to 8

The Dalles softball team finished tournament play in Glencoe with two losses to run its losing streak to eight games to start the regular, following losses of 11-0 to Glencoe and 11-5 to Westview at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro.

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Riverhawks drop a pair to No. 12 Central

Panthers total 18 hits, 11 walks in wins of 10-1 and 9-5 on Friday

Unsure if his team had a case of jetlag from a roundtrip to Eugene late Thursday night, The Dalles coach Steve Sugg said that Friday’s performance in two losses to Central cannot happen again. The No. 12-ranked Panthers totaled 18 hits, received 11 walks and took advantage of six Riverhawk errors in wins of 10-1 and 9-5 over The Dalles in a doubleheader at Quinton Street Ballpark.

TD softball loses 2 at Glencoe Tourney

The Dalles softball team may be looking up at a 0-6 record, but four of those losses have been by two runs or less.

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Gonzalez, Honald play hero for the Hawks

Baseball team breaks 4-all tie with three runs in the 7th inning

During the first half of the season, The Dalles baseball team has made a habit of falling down and then getting back up.

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Hull moves to Hoop Shoot finals

With the pressure rising, Maupin native Jason Hull stayed calm, cool and collected. Hull sank 22 of 25 free throws to defeat Armani Smith, Chatz Dollente and Christian Cordona at the Elk’s Northwest Regional finals held on March 11 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.

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Cherry City volleyball raises the varsity bar

Program aims to give youths valuable court experience

The philosophy shared by coaches of the Cherry City Junior Volleyball Club is to develop strong skills and techniques in its players, while emphasizing teamwork, a positive attitude, dedication and encouragement to grow the athletes.

Redsides shine at CW Preview

Just nine months following a fourth-place outcome at the 1A state girls’ track and field championships, the South Wasco County Lady Redsides racked up five first-place finishes and tacked on four seconds at the Condon-Wheeler Preview on Friday, March 17 in a season-opening race in Condon.

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Sunny skies greet huge Wheatfield run crowd

Remington and Swan end up 1-2 in Half Marathon run

This past Saturday, a group of 85 men, women and children were involved in the Wheatfield Run/Walk under sunny skies at St. Petersburg School in The Dalles.

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Hoffman locks down TD’s walk-off win

With his team trailing by two runs, The Dalles’ Dawson Hoffman had a chance to play hero. The senior slugger hit a two-out, walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give The Dalles baseball team an 8-7 victory over Hillsboro Saturday at Bob Williams Field in The Dalles.

Huskies take on the big guns

Sherman sets 18 personal records at Buck Classic

The Sherman Huskies participated in the 26-team Buck Track Classic Thursday in Pendleton and turned in nine top-10 outputs, led by senior champion Isaiah Coles, who had two second-place finishes in the long and triple jump.

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TD tennis making progress

Hawks rack up three big wins against Wilsonville

The singles duo of Pedro and Andy Lopez opened eyes with impressive straight-sets wins, and the No. 4 doubles team of Edgar Contreras and Manuel Orquiz broke through for a win in The Dalles’ 5-3 loss to highly-touted Wilsonville Thursday afternoon in a varsity tennis match played at Wilsonville High School.

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Basketball standouts receive CRC honors

McCall, Murr and Hoylman take home first-team league awards

The Dalles boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both chalked up 5A state play-in berths and combined for five all-Columbia River Conference award winners by opposing head coaches.

TD tennis nets first win of season

Against a solid Wilsonville team, The Dalles girls’ tennis team picked up wins from top singles Robin Pashek and Kiana Pielli, and both the No. 1 and No. 4 doubles carved out wins in TD’s 10-6 victory over the Wildcats Thursday in The Dalles.

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Hawk golfers conquer Big River

Snodgrass takes medalist award in TD’s six-stroke win

Chase Snodgrass chalked up his second straight medalist award in a two-hole playoff and his teammates Mark Felderman and Tyler Vassar each finished in the high 70s in the Riverhawks’ six-stroke victory Thursday at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla.

No. 8 Dufur moves to 5-0

Make it five wins in a row for the No. 8-ranked Dufur Rangers.

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