The Sherman Huskies have alternated wins and losses in the first four games of the season, last week defeating Pilot Rock in a 54-14 outcome.
Big Sky Conference play is starting up for the No. 3-ranked and undefeated Dufur Rangers, and the first test is at 7 p.m. this Friday against No. 24 Perrydale in a road contest at Perrydale High School.
Ground game puts up 389 yards in a 52-19 road triumph
The No. 3-ranked and undefeated Dufur Rangers got off to a fast start and steamrolled past Tacoma Baptist by a 52-19 score last Saturday in a non-league football contest played in Tacoma, Wash.
The Dufur Lady Rangers have now won three matches in a row, all by sweep, taking Tuesday’s non-league road volleyball contest over Lyle by an average margin of 9.6 points.
TD now 2-1 in Columbia River Conference
Jodi Thomasian and Bailey LeBreton combined for 30 kills, and Lindsi Logue added 26 assists in The Dalles’ five-set league win over Hermiston Tuesday at Kurtz Gym.
Volleyball squad goes 4-0 to win title
MAUPIN – Hoisting trophies is a regular thing in Maupin these days. No. 8-ranked South Wasco County went 4-0 and captured their second straight tournament title at the Redside Invitational held Saturday in Maupin.
TD boys and girls dominate the field at 25th annual running event
For 25 years, the Bridgette Nelson Invitational has been the marquee cross country race in the state of Oregon. On the tough Sorosis Course, The Dalles boys and girls posted a first-place sweep this past Saturday in a great tribute to Nelson’s will, drive and work ethic.
The South Wasco County Redsides struggled offensively, and the Arlington Honkers took full advantage. Thomas Evans and the No. 11-ranked Honkers jumped out to a lopsided 43-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 57-0 win in non-league football action Friday night in Arlington.
Huskies total 500 yards of offense in a 54-14 blowout
Senior quarterback Jacob Justesen tossed a career-high five touchdowns and rushed for two scores to spearhead a 54-14 Sherman triumph over Pilot Rock Friday in a 1A football contest played in Moro.
Rushing game extinguishes The Dalles’ early spark
After a blazing start to the season with three consecutive wins, The Dalles football had a little bit of its fire extinguished Friday night against Columbia, out of White Salmon, Wash.
The Sherman Huskies evened their record to 2-2 on the season after a four-set home victory Thursday against Condon-Wheeler.
The Dufur Rangers jumped into sole possession of second place in the Big Sky Conference after a 25-17, 25-15 and 25-12 three-set sweep over Ione Thursday in a league volleyball match played in Dufur.
Hood River Valley and The Dalles hit the court for the first of three Columbia River Conference matches Thursday, with the No. 17-ranked Eagles striking first for a three-set sweep Thursday in a varsity volleyball contest played at Kurtz Gym.
The Dalles hosts White Salmon at 7 p.m. Friday
After mostly practicing indoors over the past two weeks, The Dalles football team had a chance to strap on the pads and work out the kinks for Friday’s 7 p.m. home matchup versus Adam Goodwillie, Tylan Webster, Chandlor Bucklin and the Columbia Bruins out of White Salmon.
The Dalles volleyball team fell behind 2-0 in its league match against Pendleton and stormed back with a 25-21 third-set win, but the Buckaroos ended up scoring a victory following a 25-15 fourth-set margin Tuesday in Pendleton.
Chloe Beeson and Alexus Outlaw combined for 15 kills, 21 digs and five service aces, and the Dufur rangers came away with a three-set sweep over Klickitat, Wash. Tuesday in a non-league volleyball contest played Tuesday in Dufur.
Serving and hitting lead way for the Redsides
The South Wasco County Redsides served at a 93-percent clip and connected on 76 of 88 swings for 36 kills to secure a four-set win over the Sherman Huskies Tuesday in Big Sky Conference volleyball action in Maupin.
Gutierrez and Castro play hero in team’s home game
Alejandro Gutierrez scored a goal in the 21st minute of the opening half, and starting goalkeeper Jaime Castro made seven saves for his first-career shutout in The Dalles’ 1-0 victory Tuesday over Ridgeview.
Sherman outgains Wallowa by 67 yards in its 54-40 loss
The Sherman Huskies trailed by 14 points in the fourth quarter, and rallied to get to within a 40-34 deficit with possession of the ball, but back-to-back interception returns by Wallowa sealed a 54-40 victory Friday in a non-league football game played at Powder Valley High School.
Aspen Cook wins; TD boys 2nd at Oregon City
Aspen Cook picked up her first win of the 2017 season, and the boys had six of their top eight varsity runners finish within the top third of the 145-person field for second place in the standings behind 6A Franklin at the Oregon City XC Invitational Saturday at Oregon City High School.
DUFUR – The Dufur Rangers may have been swept in two matches Saturday at home versus 2A St. Paul and Culver, but head coach Kristin Whitley used the double dual as opportunity to gauge how her group would do against two top-3 programs. “Overall, I’m glad to have the opportunity to play such high-caliber teams,” Whitley said.
No. 11 SWC drops 113 kills, serves at 92 percent in three wins
In six matches at the Riverside Volleyball Tournament, the No. 11-ranked South Wasco County Redsides lost one set to capture first place honors in a daylong event Saturday in Boardman.
No. 3 Rangers use running attack in 56-8 Horizon rout
Playing in their first game since Aug. 31, the No. 3-ranked Dufur Rangers did not show any signs of rust against Horizon Christian.
Riverhawks extend streak to three after a 22-0 road performance
For the past eight quarters, The Dalles football team has played lockdown defense, holding Fort Vancouver and Brookings Harbor to a combined no points and no yards. Even with a 428-mile trip to Brookings, the undefeated Riverhawks had no letdown against a physical double-wing offense used by the Bruins, allowing 22 yards of offense in a 22-0 victory Friday in Brookings.
The South Wasco County Redsides jumped into first place in the Big Sky Conference after posting a three-set road sweep over Mitchell-Spray Thursday at Spray High School.
Soccer squad cannot come back from 2-1 halftime deficit
Playing against a tough 4A soccer team in Madras, The Dalles Riverhawks trailed 2-1 at the half in what turned out to be a 5-2 loss Thursday.
19th ranked volleyball team takes its CRC opener in four sets
Jodi Thomasian dropped 14 of the team’s 32 kills, Lindsi Logue added 24 assists and the Lady Riverhawks kicked off Columbia River Conference play with a four-set volleyball triumph Thursday in Hermiston.
Dan Telles shot a gross score of 144 and finished one stroke ahead of Tyler Vassar to claim title honors at the 78th Mid-Columbia Amateur Championship, ending on Sept. 4 at The Dalles Country Club.
Lady Redsides lose opener to No. 1-ranked Perrydale
Saturday in Damascus, the South Wasco County Redsides played in a volleyball double dual against No.1-ranked Perrydale and No. 19 Damascus Christian, and salvaged a split in those two matches with the win coming in sweep fashion over Damascus.
With an extra week off from a season-opening home win over Falls City, the defending champion Dufur Rangers take on 3A Horizon Christian, out of Tualatin at 7 p.m. Friday.
MORO – With a rise in confidence from last week’s home-opening win over Entiat, Wash., the Sherman Huskies will face a much bigger test in a neutral site contest set for 4 p.m. Friday in Powder Valley against No. 9-ranked Wallowa.
Due to air quality concerns, The Dalles football team has spent much of its practice time inside a gym. At 7 p.m. Friday, head coach Steve Sugg will unleash his undefeated Riverhawks on Brookings Harbor in a non-league showdown from Brookings.
Volleyball team makes it to the semifinals
The Dufur Rangers had a chance for additional court time at the Helix Tournament and had a bracket round win to their credit in varsity volleyball action this past Saturday in Griswold.
Redsides cap their classic Big Sky tussle by a 15-7 final margin
MAUPIN – Through 14 matches entering Tuesday, the South Wasco County volleyball team has squared off against some formidable 3A, 2A and 1A programs ahead of what is expected to be a challenging league slate. The No. 9-ranked Redsides saw that challenging preseason schedule work in their favor as they picked up a five-set victory over the Dufur Rangers in a Big Sky Conference opener played in Maupin.
All four teams chalk up top-5 in the final standings
Savannah Strassheim won the junior varsity girls race, Zoe Orion finished in sixth place in the same race, Zack Ziegenhagen placed ninth on the junior varsity boys side for individual honors, as The Dalles cross country team set 26 personal records at the 13th annual Tualatin Invitational Saturday.
Physical play on both sides of the ball gets Sherman its first win
MORO – Pride was on the line when the Sherman Huskies hosted their home opener Saturday against Entiat, Wash. Reese Blake and Treve Martin combined for 189 yards rushing and three scores, and the defense forced three turnovers and held the Tigers to 162 total yards in a 52-0 shutout win in Moro.
The 21st annual Jumpstart Elementary Cross Country races are fast approaching and more than 300 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. 26, at Sorosis Park.
Riverhawks show up for a complete game in 34-0 road shutout
With every snap and every offensive series, The Dalles quarterback Gabe Helseth is showing he belongs. The sophomore completed 14 of 28 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns as the Riverhawks moved their record to 2-0 on the season after a 34-0 shutout victory over Fort Vancouver Friday night in Vancouver, Wash.
Sherman puts up solid fight, but Dufur has answers down the stretch
DUFUR – Although the Dufur Rangers weren’t crisp in a lot of areas, they found a way to scratch across a win against the Sherman Huskies.
Volleyball squad is doing well against 3A, 2A programs
The South Wasco County volleyball team split its last four matches, losing two straight to 2A Heppner and 3A Irrigon, Tuesday in a non-league double dual played at Heppner High School.
With a core of top returners, TD runners eye records, district titles
While The Dalles cross country roster has some turnover from last season with 15 graduated seniors no longer on the team, there is plenty of firepower ready to unleash on the 5A classification this fall. Just two days from their season-opening race in Tualatin on Saturday, head coach Bob Thouvenel has seen the program bolster its numbers to 55, 12 of them seniors and 32 underclassmen.
South Wasco football team performs well in all phases of the game
DUFUR – As the lone senior on the South Wasco County roster, Tuff Wilson has remained committed to the varsity football program through its peaks and valleys. Last Friday, that dedication paid off.
LeBreton and Thomasian combine for 25 kills, 8.5 blocks in win
Down 2-1 in the match and trailing by scores of 6-2, 12-9 and 14-12 in the fourth set, things looked grim for The Dalles volleyball team. They were down, but definitely not out. The Riverhawks rallied for a 25-19 fourth-set win and completed the comeback with a 15-4 output in the fifth to claim victory over Redmond Tuesday in a varsity match played at Kurtz Gym.
Timberwolves rush for 346 yards in lopsided road win
DUFUR – Every time it appeared like the Sherman Huskies would mount a comeback, the Triad Timberwolves had the answers. Isaac Franklin rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns, and completed 4 of 5 passes for 91 yards and another score to lead the Timberwolves to a 42-26 victory Saturday in the final game of the Dufur Eight-Man Classic at Dufur High School.
Defense and special teams come through in 26-21 win over Madras
Ahead by a 26-21 score with 53 seconds on the clock, The Dalles’ Michael Armstrong recovered a muffed punt off the foot of teammate Reed Twidwell, which opened the door for a few kneel downs in the final seconds in a five-point victory Friday in the team’s season-opener at Sid White Field in The Dalles.
Decker, Oregon and Cook end 3k event nine seconds apart
On a perfect day for racing at Sorosis Park, 84 running enthusiasts of all ages showed their top game for the 2017 Riverhawk 1k, 3k, and 5k run/walk. “It was a good opportunity for the high school and middle school runners, who have been running the past two weeks and over the summer months, to get some idea as to how their training has been going for them,” said event coordinator and TD head cross country coach Bob Thouvenel.
Softball team defeats Zim’s by an 18-8 score in co-ed title contest
The Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District Adult Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball League had one of its largest groups this past season, which made for a dramatic playoff race and championship finale last Sunday in front of a large crowd at Kramer Field.
In eight matches over a two-day span at the Country Christian Tournament ending last Saturday in Molalla, the South Wasco County Redsides had sweep wins over Joseph, Powder Valley, Willamette Valley Christian and Trinity Lutheran on their way to a 4-4 record.
TD has its chances, but cannot hit the equalizer
Down two goals in the second half and with the wind at their backs, The Dalles scored a goal and had a few late chances misfire in a 2-1 home-opening loss to Parkrose Thursday in a non-league boys’ soccer match played in The Dalles.
Rangers use third quarter to pull away from Falls City
DUFUR – Falls City needed only three minutes to score a touchdown on its opening drive. Although the Mountaineers would not score again in the opening half, they stayed within contention down 20-6 at halftime, until the Dufur Rangers settled in and dropped the hammer for a 50-12 victory Thursday on opening night of the Dufur Eight-Man Classic.