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JV golf squad nets 476 in Astoria

Head coach Dan Telles fielded a four-person junior varsity group for tournament action Monday and they combined for a 476 to grab fourth place at Astoria Country Club.

April 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD softball drops seventh straight

Entering the final month of the season, The Dalles softball team is facing a good amount of adversity. During their seven-game losing streak, the Riverhawks have been outscored 99-24, capped by an 18-1 mercy-ruled setback against Ridgeview Thursday at 16th Street Ballpark.

April 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Records fall in Glenwood

With a triple jump record already in the bag, South Wasco County senior Ana Popchock was in the mood for more. The standout senior shattered an 11-year old 300-meter hurdle record with a personal-record time of 47.42 seconds for first place, breaking the previous mark set by Annie Larlee in 2007 (47.60), by .18 seconds at the Mount Adams Invitational Wednesday in Glenwood, Wash.

April 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Lady Hawks take a 7-1 loss to Pendleton

With members of The Dalles boys’ tennis team showing up in full force as a show of school spirit and support, Arlette Santillan posted a singles victory and The Dalles girls’ tennis team increased its set win total in its previous league match from 38 to 46 in a 7-1 loss to Pendleton Wednesday in varsity play at The Dalles High School.

April 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD wins one at Wilsonville

The Dalles girls’ tennis team squared off against a tough Wilsonville team on the road Monday and had the No. 1 doubles tandem of Lupita Contreras and Natalie Varland step up their game with an impressive three-set triumph, as Wilsonville tallied an 8-1 home victory.

April 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Sherman boys take flight

Keenan Coles and Mercedez Cardona each posted wins, and several others added runner-up finishes to lead the Sherman Huskies in Wednesday’s Mount Adams Invitational from Glenwood, Wash.

April 26, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Sherman throttles Dufur, 20-2

The No. 9-ranked Sherman Huskies captured their sixth consecutive win, after a 20-2 mercy-ruled triumph over Dufur Tuesday at Dufur City Park.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Gonzalez’s gem has Hawks trending upward

With their backs against the wall, The Dalles Riverhawks needed a breakthrough performance to climb back into postseason contention. Jose Gonzalez was the right man for the job. The senior right-hander tossed a complete-game, four-hitter with one walk and five strikeouts with no earned runs, and also added two hits and three RBIs to help lead the Riverhawks to a 5-2 victory over Hermiston in baseball action from Bob Williams Field.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Softball has rally cut short, 11-7

The Dalles softball can take a lot from Tuesday’s loss – they kept fighting until the very end. Down 11-1 through four and a half innings, TD scored a run in the fifth and added five in the sixth to get to within a four-deficit, but could not finish the roaring comeback in what ended up being an 11-7 loss to No. 7-ranked Hermiston at 16th Street Ballpark.

April 25, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hawks place 11th at High Desert Challenge

Monday’s High Desert Challenge proved to be a challenge for The Dalles boys’ golf team that had hit the links against a highly-skilled field without the services of Jacob Ford. Tyler Vassar carded a team-best 82 on his scorecard for 17th place, and Aidan Telles followed with his 85 to score 23rd place, out of 57 golfers on the par-72 Tetherow Golf Club Course in Bend.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD baseball nearly sweeps, but settles for split

A bounce here or a big hit there and The Dalles baseball team could have pulled off a doubleheader sweep or been swept. As it was, through six hours of varsity action, the Riverhawks lost the first game by a 7-6 score on a walk-off hit by pitch, but then rebounded in the second game with two runs in the top of the seventh to secure a come-from-behind 7-6 victory and the split Saturday in Hermiston.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD takes road sweep loss

In two games at Hermiston Saturday, The Dalles softball squad lost the first game, 7-6, and ended up losing the nightcap in mercy-ruled fashion, 15-5, in Columbia River Conference play in Hermiston. Faced with a five-game losing skid to start league, TD head coach Kim Kiser knows things will turn around enough for her team make a late-season postseason charge.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Riverhawk girls score season-best

With each passing tournament, The Dalles head coach Amy Wilson continues to be amazed. The Lady Riverhawks had two personal bests from Lydia and Bella Evans, Samantha Stansbury posted her best tournament score, and Jaeden Biehn was two strokes behind her top marks, as they combined for a team-best 475 at Monday’s Mountain View Invite at Awbrey Glen Golf Club in Bend.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur loses two versus Culver

The Dufur Rangers mustered just six hits, one walk and a hit by pitch and 18 strikeouts in a doubleheader sweep loss by final scores of 6-0 and 10-0 to Culver in league action Friday at Dufur City Park.

April 24, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Dufur fares well at two meets

The Dufur Rangers had tough meets at the Condon-Wheeler Invite and the Portland Christian Invitational on back-to-back afternoons and totaled four wins and five seconds, as the boys scored top-5 outcomes at both venues. At Friday’s Condon-Wheeler Invite, the 4x100-meter relay squad of Asa Farrell, Abraham Kilby, Anthony Thomas and Tanner Masterson set their season-best with a final time of 45.49 to take first place.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


SWC girls third at CW Invite

Following her record-breaking efforts at the Mustang Invitational last week in Heppner, South Wasco County senior Ana Popchock scored victories in both hurdles events and claimed first place in the triple jump to help the Redsides to 54 points and third place at the Condon-Wheeler Invite Friday in Condon.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Sherman nets six in top-5, one win

The Sherman teams had to contend with 18 other schools in their respective divisions, 13 from the 2A-through-5A ranks, and were able to rack up seven personal records at the 16th annual Portland Christian Invitational Meet Saturday in Portland.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD racks up 35 personal records at Kiwanis Meet

The Dalles track and field team posted 35 personal records and the girls’ squad had 18 make podium, including wins by Emma Mullins and Paulina Finn to score third-place honors at the 10-team Kiwanis Twilight Invitational Meet Friday at Hermiston High School.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD drops match with HRV, 7-1

Earlier in the week, The Dalles hosted Hood River Valley in a league match and lost 7-1, with Arlette Santillan taking the team’s lone win Tuesday at The Dalles High School. Although the score appeared lopsided, the Riverhawks had three matches decided by third-set tiebreakers and two others dropped by an average margin of 2.25 points, both in straight sets.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD quartet makes their marks

When Eliana Ortega is on her game, The Dalles girls’ golf team has the ability to put forth a collaborative effort to compete in every tournament. Ortega paced the Riverhawks with her season-best scorecard of the spring with a 118, as she shot a 56 on the front-nine and added a 62 on the final half for her solid totals in tournament action Thursday at Pendleton Country Club.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD girls take a step forward at Hermiston

Back on April 4, The Dalles girls’ tennis team could only muster 37 set points in an 8-0 home loss to Hermiston. Thursday, Arlette Santillan claimed a singles victory, and the No. 3 doubles tandem of Karla Najera and Pearl Guzman added a straight sets triumph, as the Lady Riverhawks racked up 44 set wins in a 6-2 loss at Hermiston High School.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Seniors honored at Riverhawk track meet

In a final show of appreciation, The Dalles track and field program offered congratulations and high praise to 15 seniors before a three-team meet held Tuesday at Sid White Field.

April 19, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

No. 10 Sherman pours it on to beat Heppner

MORO – Whenever a big hit was needed, Sherman’s 7-8-9 hitters stood tall. The trio of Wade Fields, Jacob Shandy and Diego Valdez combined to go 7 for 10 with a walk, a hit by pitch, eight runs scored and six RBIs, as the No. 10-ranked Huskies scored five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Heppner in Blue Mountain Conference baseball action Tuesday in Moro.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Sherman boys third in Heppner

Owen Christiansen secured a win and two seconds in his individual events and Desiree Winslow added top finishes in the 100 and 100-meter hurdles in Tuesday’s Mustang Invitational in Heppner. Christiansen, a sophomore, earned his win in the long jump with a personal-record of 20-feet-3 inches to set the pace, and he was runner-up in the triple jump at 38-11 and the 100 meters with a personal-record mark of 12.42 seconds.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Popchock and Davis stay on their record pace

Even under horrid weather conditions, Ana Popchock remained on fire. The South Wasco County senior shattered her old school record in the triple jump by almost a foot, and teammate Madisen Davis equaled her school-record in the javelin, as the Lady Redsides posted six wins on their way to third place at the Mustang Invitational Tuesday in Heppner.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


No. 10 Sherman gains an edge on Dufur

DUFUR – The No. 10-ranked Huskies scored six first-inning runs and rode the pitching of Trey and Cal Homer to secure a 13-0 mercy-ruled victory over Dufur in a non-league baseball contest played Friday at Dufur City Park.

April 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

Riverhawks set 17 PRs at Willamette Falls Invite

The Dalles head coach Garth Miller had The Willamette Falls Invitational circled on the calendar for many reasons. Through the track and field team’s first four meets, the numbers have been encouraging, but with his group facing 35 other schools, 10 in the 6A ranks, those performances would give his athletes a better gauge as to where they stand in the 5A circuit.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Pendleton offense breaks through

No. 3-ranked Pendleton ran its record to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in league following a two-game road sweep by final margins of 25-3 and 13-2 over The Dalles softball squad Friday at 16th Street Ballpark.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Popchock wins three at Umatilla

Ana Popchock ran her first-place total to six on the season after scoring top honors in three events and teammate Madisen Davis put up a first-place finish in the javelin to lead the South Wasco County girls’ squad to 53 points for fifth place in the 16-team field at Friday’s River’s Edge Meet held in Umatilla.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Farrell, Kortge lead Dufur boys

Dufur’s No. 1-ranked 4x100-meter relay team of Tanner Masterson, Abraham Kilby, Anthony Thomas and Asa Farrell set a personal-record time of 45.64 seconds for first place, Farrell tacked on a pair of wins, Cole Kortge won the 300-meter hurdles, and the Rangers tallied 10 personal records to grab third place out of 13 teams in Saturday’s Dick Horyna Invitational in Stanfield.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD battles the elements versus Pendleton

The Dalles girls’ tennis team hit the courts against two adversaries – Pendleton and Mother Nature – Thursday in a league match held at Pendleton High School, which the Buckaroos won by an 8-0 final tally.

April 13, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Hawks galvanized by their power stroke

After Wednesday’s 9-0 victory over Mountain View, The Dalles softball team is riding a nice little streak at the right time. The stakes are raised even higher now, especially with Columbia River Conference action coming up this Friday.

April 12, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD puts it all together in non-league finale

All facets of the game came through for The Dalles baseball team – Spencer Honald tossed a gem, the Riverhawk defense showed support with error-free ball, and the offense scored three of their five runs on two-out hits in a 5-2 victory over Mountain View Tuesday at Bob Williams Field.

April 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Troutman baffles Weston-McEwen in Sherman’s win

Trey Homer had two hits and three RBIs and all-league starter Brett Troutman allowed an unearned run in a complete-game five-hitter with two strikeouts and one walk to help the No. 10-ranked Sherman Huskies to a 3-1 triumph against Weston-McEwen Tuesday in Moro.

April 11, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD boys take hold of third place in Bend

Facing perennial powerhouse players from Summit and Bend, Tyler Vassar and Aidan Telles finished in a three-way tie for fourth place with 78’s, and The Dalles boys’ golf team totaled 351 to secure third place overall at the Bend Invitational Monday from Bend Country Club.

April 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TD girls pick up fifth in Bend

The Dalles girls’ golf squad were without Eliana Ortega and had four golfers average 128 on the scorecards for its team total of 512 to notch sixth place Monday in varsity action at the Bend Invitational.

April 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Riverhawks secure one win against Ridgeview

Dalia Mondragon picked up a singles triumph to lead The Dalles girls’ tennis team for its lone win and the team racked up a season-high 52 set points overall in an 8-1 loss versus Ridgeview Friday in Redmond.

April 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

TD softball inches past Canby, 4-2

Bailey LeBreton has pitched in big games throughout her career, so there is nothing she hasn’t seen or experienced before. The junior right-hander walked the tightrope in the bottom of the seventh inning, as Canby had runners on second and third with two outs and cleanup hitter Mya Pottratz at the plate representing the winning run.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


The Dalles baseball salvages weekend split

Saturday, The Dalles baseball team salvaged a split in two games against Washington schools, Prairie and Heritage, losing 2-0 to Prairie, but grabbing a 14-12 triumph against Heritage in the nightcap at Bob Williams Field.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


TDLL officially breaks seal on 2018 season

The Dalles Little League officially started the season with its opening ceremony Saturday at Kramer Field with droves of parents, community members and other kids welcoming the 318 baseball athletes.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Huskies get four PRs in McKenzie

Owen Christiansen posted a win and a second, Desiree Winslow notched four top-5 outputs, and Jaelyn Justesen added a personal record in the shotput to lead the Sherman Huskies at Friday’s AMJ Invite held in McKenzie.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


SWC girls second in Boardman

The South Wasco County girls’ track and field team opened some eyes last Friday at the Riverside Twilight Relays with four wins, four seconds and three thirds, as Ana Popchock, Madisen Davis and Maddie Gragg each posted wins in their events.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Sherman tennis eyes continued court success

MORO – Last season, Sherman junior Savannah Moe broke through for Special District 4 Sub-District doubles title and earned the chance to play in regionals, as the girls’ team rose to the top of the standings for its first championship in six years. That was a great accomplishment, Moe admitted, but she is not satisfied.

April 6, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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