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Ray Rodriguez

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Fine-tuning the details

MORO – Midway through January, both Sherman and South Wasco County have aspirations of postseason play still in place.

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Sherman basketball takes home victory over SWC

Coles, Kaseberg and Justesen combine for 57 points

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Swimmers hit their marks

Feil, Clifford and Clear take wins, as The Dalles posts 10 top-5 finishes

No. 9 Sherman drops hammer on Mitchell

Isaiah Coles scored 18 points and Max Martin tacked on 17 to lead No. 9-ranked Sherman to a 63-26 win over the Mitchell-Spray Loggers Friday night in a Big Sky boys’ basketball clash in Mitchell.

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TD overwhelms No. 5 Summit

Sixth-ranked Riverhawks use 32-24 second-half run for 47-36 comeback triumph

SWC clipped by Culver girls

Stepping back on the hardwood after a stirring win Saturday at the Moda Center in Portland, the South Wasco County Redsides nearly added to their streak Tuesday, but wound up on the short end of a 26-20 loss to Culver in a non-league girls’ basketball game in Maupin. After allowing seven first-half field goals to Culver in the opening half, SWC clamped down and allowed just four over the final 16 minutes of play.

Defense reigns supreme in Redsides’ drubbing of Culver

SWC grabs a seaon-high 28 steals in dominant 68-23 win

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Horizon moves past Sherman

Mason Bloomster and Jared Davis combined for 47 points to lead No. 1-ranked Horizon Christian to a 71-56 win over No. 9 Sherman Tuesday in a Big Sky Conference boys’ hoops showdown in Hood River.

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Hawks hang tough with Glencoe

Playing against a top-5 program in Glencoe with a limited bench, No. 13-ranked The Dalles Riverhawks came close to pulling off the home upset.

Ione surge sinks Sherman girls

The Ione girls’ basketball team went 18 of 25 on free throws and forced Sherman into more than 30 turnovers in a 44-39 comeback win Saturday in Ione.

Redside boys take a step forward

Hayes, Rager and Morelli hit double digits in victory

Lady Redsides hammer Mitchell

Coming off a spirited four-point loss to defending champion Condon-Wheeler at the 1A Hoops Girls’ Basketball Classic, the Dufur Lady Rangers did not leave anything to chance in a 48-29 win over Mitchell-Spray this past Saturday at Spray High School.

No. 10 Dufur wins 3rd straight

Caleb Morris scores 15, as Rangers cruise past Mitchell

Kicking things up a few notches

Linebarger grabs Freeberry crown, as five The Dalles wrestlers place in Pendleton

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Raising the level

Athletes perform at a peak in the second half of 2014

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2014 sees lots of success

One calendar year can create memories that last a lifetime. Whether it is a last-second shot, a clutch hit, a powerful touchdown or a personal record, the memories stand the test of time. Here are some highlights from the first half of 2014:

Redsides lose road clash to Echo

Elizabeth McCarty scored a game-high 16 points and Erika Parks added nine to lead the No. 9-ranked Echo Cougars to a 43-13 win over South Wasco County in a non-league girls’ basketball game played Monday night in Maupin.

Lady Rangers fight off Hosanna

First-quarter outburst turns tide in Dufur’s 40-27 win

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SWC back to its winning formula

Redside boys connect on 52 percent from floor in a 81-67 drubbing of Echo

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SWC has optimism on its side

Redside basketball team taking on challenge to compete with Big Sky Conference

TD’s Feil sets D-21 record at La Grande swim meet

Senior has a solid time of 1:09.87 in the 100-yard breastroke

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No. 1 honors for Linebarger

The Dalles wrestler secures Adrian Irwin championship

No. 8 Huskies dominate

Quick start fuels way in Compass Classic title contest

Dufur girls gain ground on SWC

DUFUR – Playing against South Wasco County presents a challenge for the Dufur Rangers.

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Running Rangers drop SWC by 20

Dufur basketball team explodes for a 24-6 third-quarter run in 76-56 home victory

WC girls lose by a 32-23 margin

The Stanfield Tigers bolted out of the gates with a 21-10 halftime lead and held off a late South Wasco County rally for a 31-22 win Friday in a girls’ hoops game in Stanfield.

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Riverhawks win a nailbiter

Girl’s hoops team rebounds in second half to post a 40-37 comeback win

TD harriers perform well at West regionals

The Dalles High Cross Country harriers Jony Nelson, Emily Morin and Avery Cardosi kept their offseason running schedule intact with a tough test.

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Hawks hit the mats in La Grande

Linebarger goes 3-1 to score second place; three others win at Muilenburg Classic

Riverhawk swimmers take another step forward

15 athletes stake claim to personal records in St. Helens

Rangers hit the court

Boys squad goes 1-1 at Heppner Kickoff Tournament

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Huskies finish strong against Lyle

Girls team shakes off cobwebs in second half, but comes up 10 points short

Riverhawks take tourney crown

Conklin, McCall lead way in huge victory over Reynolds

SWC boys stage comeback win

MAUPIN – Tony Holliday may be new to the South Wasco County basketball team, but the senior guard is settling right in. The Redsides erased a five-point, second-half deficit and Holliday gave the Redsides the lead for good at 49-47 with a 3-point shot with two minutes and 16 seconds left in regulation for a 57-54 victory over Perrydale Saturday in boys’ basketball action in Maupin. “I think we

Lady Redsides net first win

Molly Foreaker posted a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead South Wasco County to its first win of the season in a 33-27 girls’ basketball outcome over Portland Lutheran Friday in Portland.

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Redside girls battle with Perrydale

2A Pirates use 27-16 second-half surge to secure a 44-29 road triumph

TD girls post comeback victory

Down by three points, the Sandy Pioneers had one final possession to try and force overtime. The Dalles defense stepped up to the challenge.

Redsides net first win

Starting the season with two consecutive losses did not sit right with the South Waco County Redsides. Friday night, they came out with a relentless fury using defense and balanced scoring to defeat Portland Lutheran 77-35 in a non-league boys’ basketball contest Friday in Portland.

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Centennial pulls away from TD boys

Riverhawks come up on short end of 64-42 score

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The Dalles still believes

Just because The Dalles girls’ basketball team is playing without all-state athlete Emily Bailey is no reason to believe the talent across the program isn’t just as formidable this year.

TD swimmers set good bar for rest of season

Group gets top efforts from Wood, Clifford and Nelson

Dufur girls clipped by Culver

The Dufur Rangers played their fist game of the season Tuesday and found themselves on the short end.

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Redsides lose to Lyle

Second-half comeback bid comes up just short in setback

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TD can’t climb out of first-half hole

Barlow jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the opening quarter and slowly kept building on that lead until coming away with a 56-38 victory over The Dalles Tuesday in a non-league boys’ basketball game at Kurtz Gym in The Dalles.

Sherman boys surge past Pioneers

Since playing in the 1A state championship football game on Nov. 29, the Sherman Huskies had seven calendar days to try to work off the rust for the start of basketball.

Lady Redsides show grit in loss

The 2A Stanfield Tigers got off to a fast start and held on in the second half to secure a 45-35 win over South Wasco County Saturday in a girls’ basketball contest in Maupin.

Redside hoopsters come out on losing end

Stanfield grabs double-digit victories Saturday in Maupin

Linebarger, Mitchell Waters pick up second-place finishes

Duo puts out impressive effort in Oregon City tournament

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Husky hoops double take

Sherman gets a pair of wins Saturday in home debuts against 4A Mac-Hi

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Lady Rangers showing promise

After fourth-place state finish last year, Dufur basketball team is hoping to build on success