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Horizon blows out SWC, 38-23

HERMISTON — Earlier in the year, the South Wasco County Redsides played a nip-and-tuck first half against top-ranked Horizon Christian only to lose by double digits in the end.

TD skiers finishing out in a rush

In two Saturday meets at Meadows, Riverhawks secure eight top-13 outputs

Riverhawks send six to state

HOOD RIVER – In his final season as The Dalles head swim coach, Scott McKay was beaming with excitement. He called this past Saturday’s exploits the most successful district meet he has been a part of.

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Linebarger earns state qualification

TD’s junior wrestler loses in 5A finals by a 9-4 decision to Hermiston’s Rodelo

Lady Huskies lock in 3rd seed

Janet Guzman hit the eventual game-winning free throw with 18 seconds left in regulation and the Sherman Huskies made one final defensive stand to secure a 31-30 win Friday over Arlington in a girls’ hoops tilt in Arlington.

Sherman boys wallop Arlington by 19

Even on a tough shooting night, the No. 9-ranked Sherman Huskies won their way to a ninth win of the past 10 contests, scoring a 56-37 triumph over Arlington Friday night in a Big Sky boys’ basketball tussle at Arlington High School.

SWC girls steal comeback win

Looks like the South Wasco County Redsides are finding their stride right in a nick of time. The senior trio of Peggy Espeland, Roxanne O’Neal and Molly Foreaker combined for 12 of the team’s 16 fourth-quarter points, as the Lady Redsides erased a 20-11 halftime deficit by outscoring Ione 30-15 in the final 16 minutes for a 41-35 comeback win on senior night Friday in Maupin.

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SWC keeps it rolling forward

Redside boys shoot at 57 percent in a 81-37 romp over Ione

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Huskies make noise on state list

Hart a first-team member on both sides of the ball; five others on second team

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TD looks to bursts through at 5A regionals

The 5A Special District 4 wrestling division is one of the toughest in the state, with Hermiston, Pendleton, Hood River Valley, Bend, Mountain View, Redmond, Ridgeview and Summit as just some of the heavy hitters.

Morris leads No. 13 Dufur boys

Caleb Morris dropped 20 points and the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers hit Arlington strong in the opening 16 minutes for gains of 16-9 and 26-2 and rode that 42-11 halftime cushion all the way to a lopsided 59-29 tally Tuesday in Big Sky Conference boys’ basketball play at Arlington High School.

Dufur boys, girls secure sweep at Arlington

Lady Rangers now riding a four-game road winning streak

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Trying to catch a hot streak

Sherman girls hope to peak higher with district playoffs right around the corner

SWC girls stay on its playoff roll

Ally Muhleman and Allie Noland notched 11 points apiece, as the South Wasco County Redsides moved into the sixth and final district play-in slot with a 46-36 triumph over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference showdown at Mitchell High.

SWC clinches fourth

Hayes nets 23, as five players hit on double figures in 77-48 win

Huskies get win over Mitchell

Saturday in Moro, the Sherman Huskies broke open a 37-23 halftime lead with a 40-23 run in the final 16 minutes of play to post a 77-46 win over Mitchell-Spray.

Husky boys keep up top pace

Max Martin scored all 17 of his points in the second half, and the duo of Austin Kaseberg and Kyle Fields tacked on 16 points each to lead No. 9 Sherman to an 80-56 road win over Condon-Wheeler Tuesday at Condon High.

Redside girls lose 55-26 to Condon

Deana Harris scored 23 points and Matney Jamieson poured in 14 to lead No. 4-ranked Condon-Wheeler to a 55-26 victory Saturday in a Big Sky Conference girls’ basketball tilt in Condon.

Morelli leads SWC’s charge

Senior drops season-high 25 in 76-17 Redside romp

Defense reigns for Lady Rangers

HOOD RIVER – On a night when offense was tough to come by, the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers used its stifling defense to hold upset-minded Horizon Christian at bay. Down 15-12 at halftime, the Lady Rangers held Horizon Christian without a field goal for the final 18 minutes and used runs of 11-0 and 10-2 to score a 33-17 win Saturday in a Big Sky Conference matchup played in Hood River.

Rangers nabbed by No. 1 Horizon

Hawks come back from five-point halftime deficit to steal 54-45 Big Sky triumph

No. 13 Dufur girls push past Ione

Up by six points with two minutes and four seconds left in regulation, the No. 13-ranked Dufur Rangers hit 4 of 6 free throws and held Ione without a point down the stretch to take hold of a 38-28 victory Friday in a Big Sky Conference test at Dufur High School.

Kaseberg’s 31 vaults Husky boys

Ahead 39-28 at the half, the No. 9 Sherman Huskies used an early stretch of the third quarter with consecutive 3-poin baskets by Kyle Fields, Austin Kaseberg and Max Martin to start a 9-0 run that led to a 73-54 victory in their boys’ basketball matchup against South Wasco County Friday night in Maupin.

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Redside flurry nets an upset

Muhleman, Foreaker lead 23-11 run in the final quarter

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Dogtown shuffle

No. 2 Hermiston girls use quick start to upend The Dalles by a 55-30 margin

Coaching, dedicated athletes in mix for TDMS

Wildcat wrestling program is on the cusp of greatness

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Rangers make names known

Dufur football has four players named to first-team 1A all-state football list

Roth, Pashek, Diede earn huge stripes at Meadows

Trio of girls continue varsity ski progressions Saturday

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TD swimmers step up their game

Andrew Clifford secures 500-yard freestyle record

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Hawk grapplers duke it out in HR

Wrestling team hits final stretch of regular season looking to build momentum

Country grabs 20-point win

Mollie Lewandowski and Miranda Halverson scored 14 points each to lead No. 3-ranked Country Christian to a 60-40 win over the Dufur Lady Rangers Monday in a non-league game played at Dufur High School.

Dufur boys battle with Country Christian

No. 3-ranked Country Christian broke open a one-point lead through one quarter with a 16-8 run in the second period to take hold of a 57-44 victory No. 9 Dufur Monday in a non-league boys’ basketball game at Dufur High School.

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HRV scores home win over Hawks

HOOD RIVER – All the bounces that went The Dalles’ way last Friday in their upset win over Pendleton did not go their way Tuesday in the second half against Hood River Valley. After both teams fought to a 25-all halftime tie, the Eagles used runs of 15-6 and 22-18 in the second half to claim a 62-49 victory in a 5A Columbia River Conference contest played at Hood River Valley high School.

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Hawks rain threes at Vannet Court

HOOD RIVER – Playing without the services of injured all-league center Olivia Starks, No. 12-ranked The Dalles will need a collaborative effort to dominate the competition. Brooke McCall and Iliana Telles combined for nine 3-pointers and 21 points apiece, and sophomore point guard Kailin Hoylman added two points, six steals and a career-high 13 assists to lead the Riverhawks to a 68-49 blowout of Hood River Valley Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference matchup at Vannet Court.

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No. 8 Rangers pull away from Redsides

Four players hit on double figures in 20-point triumph

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Fight to the finish

Sherman comes up just short in rally bid against No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian

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Redsides cruise past Arlington

Morelli gets 17 to help SWC run streak to three games

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Giant Killers II

TD boys ride dominant first half to a 60-41 dismantling of No. 8-ranked Pendleton

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Dufur tandem earns high honors

Some of the biggest names in Dufur Ranger volleyball history have hoisted trophies, shared great moments and have been recognized with all-league and all-state awards. Dufur seniors Taylor Darden and Montana Ferres are a part of that esteemed group of athletes.

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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