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Rangers finding ways to come through

Without two starters, Dufur nabs five-set win over Ione

Playing without two starters, the Rangers won their season-high fifth straight match and moved their record to 5-0 in five-set matches overall after defeating the Ione Cardinals by a 15-8 margin in the finale Thursday in a Big Sky Conference matchup played at Dufur High School.

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Streaking Sherman aims for fifth straight in full weekend of games

Huskies on teh road; Rangers and Redsides to play Homecoming home contests

Coming off a dramatic home win over defending champion Dufur, the No. 7-ranked Sherman Huskies are vying for their fifth consecutive win this Friday against Joe Jaeger, Gavin Eastwood and the Mitchell-Spray Eagle-Loggers in a matinee contest scheduled for 1 p.m. in Fossil.

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No. 14 Dufur uses serve game to drop Horizon

Reed leads with nine aces, as the Rangers post a road sweep; SWC takes home a five-set victory

With their service game at its highest level, the Dufur Ranger volleyball team hammered home a three-set triumph over Horizon Christian Tuesday in Hood River. SWC takes home a five-set victory

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TD volleyball makes gains in loss to No. 7 HRV

After earlier loss, Hawks show heart in home match

The Lady Riverhawks ended up losing in sweep fashion to No. 7-ranked Hood River Valley by an average margin of 5.3 points, but it was a marked improvement from the last time these two squads locked horns on Sept. 22 when the Eagles came away with a sweep by an average of 10.3 points.

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Hawks play a complete game in shutout

Defense and offense put TD back into contention

Brooke McCall scored two goals and added an assist, as the Lady Riverhawks picked up three-second half goals to break open a scoreless halftime tie in a 4-0 shutout win over Pendleton Tuesday in a Columbia River Conference match played in The Dalles.

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Huskies show a flair for the dramatics

MORO – Sherman built an early lead, but the defending champion Dufur Rangers never threw in the towel. In this big-game showdown, there were plenty of twists and turns throughout, with each team having an opportunity to seize the momentum.

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Record crowd turns out for 20th Jumpstart race

Dry Hollow has 130 show up to claim cross country crown

Athletes representing Dry Hollow, Colonel Wright and Chenowith set a new record in signups with 400 on board last Tuesday at Sorosis Park in The Dalles

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TD gets its numbers right at Champoeg

Cross country squad sets 27 personal-bests at Saturday’s run in Newberg

Riverhawk varsity runners Emma Mullins and Ezekiel Stelzer each captured fifth-place honors, Bill Burns won the boys’ junior varsity race, and the four teams as a whole amassed 27 personal-bests and eight season-best times at Saturday’s Champoeg Invitational in Newberg.

Riverhawks lose second straight

The Dalles football team scored a late first-quarter touchdown, but the 4A La Grande Tigers scored 49 unanswered points to seal a 63-6 victory Friday.

Lady Redsides keep on chugging

SWC claims eighth sweep of the season at home Friday

The South Wasco County Redsides were able to get some contributions from everyone on the team against Mitchell-Spray, as Laurynn Davis, Reese Millis and Caitlyn Stebbins had a kill each, and the team added nine aces and 13 total kills in Friday’s three-game Big Sky Conference sweep at home in Maupin.

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La Grande drops TD boys' soccer team, 4-1

TD girls lose in a shutout

The Dalles boys’ soccer team scored at the 15-minute mark, but the La Grande Tigers tallied four consecutive goals to secure a 4-1 victory Thursday in The Dalles. The Dalles girls’ soccer team had seven shots on goal and goalkeeper Addie Klindt made four saves, as La Grande broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with two second-half goals to secure a 3-0 win.

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Ranger volleyball takes a five-set thriller

With home win, Dufur stands pat in second place; SWC climbs to No. 13, Sherman rising and The Dalles volleyball looks to storm back from Thursday's loss

With home win, Dufur stands pat in second place; SWC climbs to No. 13, Sherman rising and The Dalles volleyball looks to storm back from Thursday's loss

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Athlete of the Week: Emma Mullins

Cross Country star shines at Sorosis Park

Emma Mullins picked up first-place honors in Friday's Nelson Invitational Cross Country Meet in The Dalles

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1A dynamos fight to the finish

Dufur takes on Sherman Friday night in Moro

At 7 p.m. Friday in Moro, the Rangers get their chance to exact a little revenge, as both teams enter action with a combined 7-1 record, two of the most prolific scoring offenses and top-5 defenses.

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Hawks hit a home run at Nelson Invite

TD takes first in JV, varsity cross country

The Riverhawks claimed first place in the boys’ and girls’ junior varsity and varsity divisions, and Emma Mullins and Zerin Croover each picked up wins in their respective races at the Bridgette Nelson Invitational held at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.

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Riverhawk football gets first loss of ‘16 campaign

White Salmon scores 27 points in fourth for 44-20 win

Dominique Seufalemua tallied 96 yards rushing with two scores, and the receiving combination of Dakota Murr and Glenn Breckterfield combined for five catches for 95 yards, but White Salmon erased a 20-17 fourth-quarter deficit with 27 unanswered points in a 44-20 victory Friday in a non-league football game.

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Rangers sweep past Mitchell

Sherman, South Wasco and The Dalles also in action Tuesday night

Chloe Beeson dropped seven kills, five digs and a block, Haili Wolf-DePriest added a season-high 10 service aces and the No. 15 Dufur Rangers scored a three-game sweep over Mitchell-Spray Tuesday in a league match in Spray.

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TD loses in league opener to Hermiston

Three second-half goals, just five minutes apart, lead to 6-0 setback

Freddy Rodriguez scored three goals and added an assist, and Anthony Carillo scored twice to lead the Hermiston Bulldogs to a 6-0 shutout victory at Discovery Field in The Dalles.

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Huskies strike fast in a blowout

Sherman takes 66-0 triumph over South Wasco County

The Sherman Huskies racked up 267 yards rushing, and senior quarterback Kyle Fields completed 6 of 8 passes for 119 yards in a 66-0 shutout victory over South Wasco County Friday in a Big Sky conference tilt played in Moro.

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Local netters hit the hardwood

Jada Myers had a team-high six kills and Kyrsten Sprouse tacked on five aces, as the No. 19 South Wasco County volleyball team came away with a three-set sweep Thursday over Mitchell-Spray in a Big Sky Conference matchup in Mitchell. The Lady Redsides came on strong at the start of action, taking a 25-13 tally for a 1-0 lead.

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TD captures 3-1 triumph to end streak

The Dalles has been steadily progressing, knocking on victory’s door in their past two soccer matches. Thursday, they finally broke through with three unanswered goals to capture a 3-1 win over St. Helens in a non-league contest played at Discovery Field in The Dalles.

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Huskies, Redsides ready for a showdown

Two local teams, just 39 miles apart, get a chance to square off at 7 p.m. tonight in a pivotal Big Sky Conference football contest, as the South Wasco County Redsides hit the gridiron against the No. 14-ranked Sherman Huskies.

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Youth run is just five days away

Jumpstart XC expected to attract more than 300 kids

The 20th 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. 27 at Sorosis Park.

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TD boys lose 3-1 to Ridgeview

team still showing progression

The Dalles boys’ soccer team lost its fifth in a row, second straight by two goals or fewer, 3-1 to Ridgeview Tuesday in a non-league contest played in Redmond.

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Pig Bowl a driving force in community

14th annual event brings families and friends closer

Community members came together Wednesday night for a memorable meeting at Westwind Frame and Gallery in The Dalles to present two checks from the 2016 Pig Bowl football fundraiser event that raised more than $41,000 for the families.

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Athlete of the Week: Kayla Seibel

On the week, she had 17 kills with only 2 errors on 35 total swings for a hitting percentage of .429. Seibel also added on six digs, two blocks and two assists.

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Hawks take home loss to Ridgeview

Girls soccer team loses 7-2 in non-league matchup Tuesday in The Dalles

The Dalles girls’ soccer team feel behind 4-0 at the half, but rallied for a 4-2 deficit midway through the second half, but Ridgeview finished out the final 20 minutes with three unanswered goals to pick up a 7-2 non-league soccer win Tuesday at Discovery Field in The Dalles.

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TD netters show resolve in win

Volleyball team defeats Pendleton in five sets

In addition to 13 aces as a team, Jodi Thomasian and Bailey LeBreton combined for 18 kills and 10 blocks, Kilee Hoylman added 21 digs and Hannah Wallis dished up a season-high 35 assists to lead The Dalles to a five-set win over Pendleton Tuesday night at Kurtz Gym.

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Dufur climbs atop the Big Sky standings

No. 12 Lady Rangers beat South Wasco in four sets

Dufur and South Wasco County have been two of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference and it showed in Tuesday’s four-game thriller at Dufur High School.

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Rangers lose two in Culver

The Dufur Rangers lost a pair of matches Saturday in a double dual at Culver High School, losing in four games to St. Paul and in three games to Culver.

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Dufur defense drops the hammer down on Adrian

Rangers hold Antelopes to 138 yards in 50-0 blowout; Sherman cruises past Ione, 50-0

The Dufur defense had its best performance of the season Friday, posting three interceptions, a fumble recovery, eight tackles for a loss and just 11 yards passing in a 50-0 shutout victory on the road against Adrian. The Sherman Huskies had five touchdowns of 34 yards or more, including three 80-yard scores in the first quarter, in a 50-0 rout of Ione Friday in a Big Sky Conference contest at Ione High School.

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Numbers keep dropping for TD runners

Under sloppy conditions, team sets 17 personal records

Deep in the Idaho forests in Hayden Lake, Idaho, under rainy conditions, The Dalles Cross Country team set 17 personal records and added 11 season-best marks Saturday in the Coeur d’Alene Invitational Meet.

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SWC netters scorch the courts in sweep of Condon

Team is rising up the 1A classification ranks

The South Wasco County volleyball team posted its fourth league win and fourth straight sweep Thursday over Condon-Wheeler in a Big Sky conference contest played in Fossil.

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Led by defense, Riverhawks move record to 3-0

Team posts 15 tackles for loss in 36-0 romp over Mac-Hi

Friday, in their 36-0 shutout of Mac-Hi, the Riverhawks allowed 1.9 yards per rush, gave up 31 yards passing, blocked two punts, racked up 3.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles, including a 31-yard touchdown return by Glenn Breckterfield at the 10 minute and 58-second mark of the third quarter.

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Redsides putting in work for league prep

Team is seeing glimpses of success from youngsters and veterans

The team ended up on the wrong end of a 60-0 score against Big Sky Conference opponent Arlington/Condon, but senior quarterback Andrew Lindley is looking forward to breaking down the film and attacking practices head-on next week in preparation for the Sherman Huskies on Friday.

Rangers add to a sweep streak

Team clinches fourth straight league win, beating Ione in five games

Chloe Beeson had 15 kills, seven aces and a career-high four kills and, Sydnee Byers tacked on five kills and eight aces to lead the Dufur Rangers as they battled back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to defeat Ione in five games Thursday in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match played at Ione High School.

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Early goals help sink Riverhawks

Madras scores three minutes in and gets a 2-0 victory; TD girls blaank Madras, 2-0

The Dalles allowed an early goal, three minutes into play, and also gave up an insurance tally at the 34-minute mark, in their 2-0 shutout loss to 4A Madras Thursday at Discovery Field.

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TD takes home loss to start CRC action

Hawks take first set, but loses in four to Hermiston

The Hermiston Bulldogs notched 22 block touches, including six to the floor in Thursday’s four-game Columbia River Conference victory at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles.

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Dallman happy with team’s progression

TD boys' soccer team has three games to get in a groove

At first glance, it may seem to be a concern, but head coach Matthew Dallman said at this point in the season, results don’t matter to him, as long as the team is showing progress, which they are.

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Hawks ready to pounce on the Pioneers

Undefeated TD football is focused on execution

Head coach Steve Sugg is liking the current trend, but has been hammering home to his team that they cannot afford to overlook any opponent, especially this Friday’s guests, Mac-Hi, who the Hawks trounced last season, 43-0.

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Rangers and Huskies show their mettle

Teams play three sets, with outcome two points in each

DUFUR – Playing in front of a capacity crowd in Dufur, the Lady Rangers and the Sherman Huskies played a playoff-caliber match where two points separated all three sets. In the end, Dufur was able to make the plays down the stretch to capture a three-game sweep.

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Hawks take a road win at Redmond

Volleyball team gets statement performance right before league play

With Columbia River Conference play just a day away, The Dalles head volleyball coach Neticia Fanene was hoping for a confidence-building performance from her varsity squad. She got it on Tuesday.

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SWC sweeps past Horizon

Serving game helps lead Redsides to third consecutive sweep

Ana Popchock had a team-leading five kills, Allie Noland tacked on seven aces and the South Wasco County Redsides came away with a three-game sweep over Horizon Christian Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference battle in Maupin. On the year, the Redsides have five wins, four of those coming by a sweep and they have swept Sherman, Ione and Horizon Christian in a span of seven calendar days.

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Dufur netters earn tourney split

Rangers beat Cove in two, lose match to 2A Imbler

Riding a three-match winning streak entering Saturday’s volleyball tournament in Helix, the No. 25-ranked Dufur Rangers salvaged a two-match split against Cove and Imbler, the win coming in sweep fashion against Cove.

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TD harriers coming on strong

Cross Country team sets 24 personal records at Tualatin Invite

In their first regular season meet of the 2016 campaign, The Dalles cross country set 24 personal records, 16 on the junior varsity side at the 12th annual Tualatin Invitational Saturday.

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Sherman offense throttles past Triad

Huskies put up 562 yards in their 52-16 road triumph

Jacob Justesen and Maverick Winslow combined for 286 yards and five touchdowns as the Sherman Huskies dispatched Triad in a 52-16 blowout victory Saturday in a 1A football game played at a neutral site in Redmond.

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Dufur bounces back with fire

Rangers rack up 379 yards of offense in 54-12 victory

Bailey Keever threw two touchdown passes, returned a punt for a score and Hagen Pence added scoring runs of 59 and 34, as the Rangers jumped ahead 38-0 through one quarter of play in a 54-12 rout on the road.

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TD storms back to stun Fort Vancouver

Hawks erase second-half deficit with 21 straight points

In the second half, however, Dominique Seufalemua completed 8 of 15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown and rushed seven times for 48 yards and two scores to help the Riverhawks erase a 14-7 second-half deficit in a 28-14 comeback victory at Sid White Field Friday against Fort Vancouver.

Burger and Ball Bash is tonight

Burger and Ball Bash is tonight The Burger and Ball Bash is set for 5-6:45 p.m. Friday in The Dalles. Tickets are $10 for an individual and $40 for a family. Tickets can be purchased from the players, or at the gates Friday. The JV team plays at 4:30 p.m. and varsity starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 541-980-4594.

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Huskies have big test against Triad

After an inspired second-half finish to action, Sherman coach Bill Blevins is hoping for a better beginning and an even better ending to Saturday’s non-league football game at Redmond High School.


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