The Dalles girls’ tennis team made sure to put exclamation point on a solid league campaign with an 8-1 win over Pendleton Tuesday in The Dalles. “Real solid efforts all around,” said TD coach Debby Jones. “Pendleton is a lot younger this year as opposed to past years and we were determined to show respect, but dominance all at the same time.” Robin Pashek defeated Jenna Senter by scores of 6-1 and 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and at No. 2, Brittany Bernstein added a 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 triumph over Brandy Brown. Yahira Alvarez also needed three sets to upend Gabby Cuthbert, winning 6-4, 5-7, 10-4 at No. 4 singles, and Natalie Varland defeated Kelsey Cartnell 8-2 in a No. 5 pro-set match. Johanna Wilson and Kiana Pielli breezed past Anne James and Isabelle Chapman, 6-0 and 6-0 in their No. 1 doubles match, and the No. 2 duo of Emma Smith-Ell and Rebekah Kohltfarber outworked Denae Smith and Jessie Patterson by scores of 6-2 and 6-2. Abby Minnick and Ellie Trujillo tacked on a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles, and Cassie Vazquez and Tiani Langston dominated their No. 4 doubles match over Bradi Reynolds and Heather Wilcox, 6-1 and 6-0. TD was in Hood River tonight for its final league match, and then head to Bend for the two-day district tournament starting on May 13.
Troutman excels, Fields hits slam to lead Huskies
Kyle Fields provided the muscle. Ace pitcher Brett Troutman tapped dance on a minefield, but made the pitches down the stretch to give the No. 3 Huskies their sixth consecutive win, 5-2, over Heppner Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball matchup played in Heppner.
TD’s tennis duo is making their mark in the 5A ranks
Johanna Wilson is the boisterous and gregarious player. Kiana Pielli is the shy, demure athlete. Their styles on the tennis court are different in many ways, but also very similar – they want to win. This season, the duo has combined forces and skill set for a dominant run through their schedule with a 15-1 match record and a 30-2 set-win differential. What started as an afterthought early in the season has reaped plenty of benefits for The Dalles’ No. 1 doubles team.
Team fares well at Onstage New York in Portland
Gold awards were flying for members of The Dalles Dance Academy this past weekend at the Onstage New York Dance Competition held at the Portland Convention Center. TD received top awards in the Teen, Junior and Mini-Division, in areas such as Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater and Solo, as its competition came from approximately 50 studios around the Pacific Northwest and 861 dancers in this regional event.
Even with setbacks, teams have chances for postseason berths
Maddy Bradford threw another complete-game gem, but Hood River Valley pitcher Hannah McNerney made the right pitches and the defense stood strong with several highlight-reel plays to help the Eagles hold on for a 2-1 Columbia River Conference softball victory Tuesday at 16th Street Ballpark.
Bales strikes out 12 in four innings; Rangers get 11-4 win
Riding a four-game losing streak, the Dufur Rangers held leads of 4-0, 6-1 and 10-2 through the first three innings, and used that initial surge to dispatch Culver 11-4 in Blue Mountain Conference baseball action Tuesday at Dufur City Park.
Junior hits the 12-foot-7 inch mark to lead boys to third
Sherman junior Maverick Winslow set a school record of 12-feet-7 inches in the pole vault and the rest of the boys’ team racked up nine top-5 outputs at the Condon-Wheeler Invitational Saturday in Condon. Added to that, Sherman had a triple jump win by Keenan Coles and a career-best of 55.42 seconds in the 400-meters by Treve Martin to lead the Sherman boys’ track team to third place .
Boys net 13 career-bests Friday at meet in Gresham
Facing six other 5A programs and six 6A schools, The Dalles track and field team racked up 20 personal records at the Dean Nice Invitational Friday in Gresham. Emily Morin, Paige McLeod and Ivorie Taylor set their high marks, as did Ethan Shubert, Gabe Lira, Glenn Breckterfield and Orion Smith.
Bradford gets two wins, hits home run to lead the Hawks
HOOD RIVER – Facing a turning point to the season, The Dalles senior Maddy Bradford put the team on her back and willed them to a doubleheader sweep Saturday by scores of 2-0 and 9-5 in a Columbia River Conference softball matchup played on the road against Hood River Valley. In 17 innings pitched, Bradford struck out 16, allowed 13 hits and three earned runs, and also chipped in three hits, including a home run and two RBIs. From the opening pitch, head coach Steve Garrett knew Bradford was dialed in.
Baseball team still alive for a shot at the 5A playoffs
HOOD RIVER – This is it – A four-game season. After losing two games Friday night by scores of 4-1 and 9-0, The Dalles baseball team is mired in a streak of six losses in the past seven contests to fall into last place in the Columbia River Conference. With some rebound performances, some help and continued togetherness, there is still a chance to climb back into the postseason mix.
No. 3 Sherman has won five in a row; still chasing Irrigon
DUFUR – The Sherman Huskies rattled off 23 runs and 24 hits Friday in wins of 7-6 and 16-6 over the Dufur Rangers to run their winning streak to five game in a pair of Blue Mountain Conference games played at Dufur City Park.
The clock is ticking for the start of a new season of hope for The Dalles Cheer team. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week, TD head coach Kelsey Sugg and assistant Andrea Pena are conducting three days of tryouts at Kurtz Gym on 1201 Washington St. in The Dalles. “Andrea and I are super excited for a new year and have lots of fun and exciting new things planned for the 2016-2017 school year,” Sugg said. All prospective cheerleaders need to pick up and complete their tryout packets in the main office of The Dalles High School, The Dalles Middle School and St. Mary’s Academy. There will also be a mascot tryout during these days for male or female students wishing to show off school spirit, energy and enthusiasm for football and basketball games next season. No dance or prior cheer experience is needed to participate or join. At tryouts, individuals will be learning a tryout dance, a cheer, and doing some stunting. The first two nights consists of just learning and the final night is performance night where they will get to perform everything they have learned. “We are really hoping the girls are getting excited for a new year, and we are trying our best to get the word spread how fun this program is going to be this year,” Sugg added. Also, anyone who brings a friend to the opening tryout day on Tuesday will be entered in a Dutch Bros gift card. For additional information on the program or tryout dates, email coach Sugg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casper and Ambriz, Busler lead boys to win
The Sherman boys’ tennis team enjoyed success Monday in a road match against The Dalles and continued their solid recent run with a 2-1 pro-set win over Stanfield Tuesday in a varsity match played in Stanfield.
Martin and Lopez win at No. 3 doubles in a 5-3 loss
While names like Will Coy, Alex Lopez, Ethan Martin and Pedro Lopez highlighted the varsity action in Wednesday’s 5-3 league match loss on the road against Hood River Valley, The Dalles boys’ tennis coach Shea MacNab was most impressed with one of his up-and-coming standouts, Sanjay Ramanathan. Ramanathan, who has not had the chance to play much this season, put on a dazzling display in his junior varsity match, taking a close 9-7 pro-set loss for his efforts.
More than 200 sign up for TD XC fundraiser run
A record total of 206 runners made the trip to Dry Hollow Elementary School for the Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k run/walk, putting top times and performances out for bragging rights and prize ribbons. “It was a very good turnout,” said event coordinator Bob Thouvenel. “We had great weather for running and everyone finished in time to go to the parade. This event was probably our best turnout in about three to four years.”
Veterans and youngsters set solid marks against HRV
A mix of The Dalles upperclassmen and underclassmen were on full display Tuesday on senior night for a Columbia River Conference track and field dual at Sid White Field, and more than 25 picked up personal records. TD head coach Garth Miller likes to see his older and young kids stepping it up, establishing depth and putting themselves in position to be legitimate contenders when the districts roll around on May 11-12 in Hermiston.
Top doubles, No. 1 singles win, but HRV gets 5-3 win
Still fielding a short-handed roster, The Dalles girls’ tennis team had Robin Pashek come out strong on the singles’ circuit, and the two doubles teams of Johanna Wilson and Kiana Pielli and Rebekah Kohltfarber and Ellie Trujillo added big wins, but Hood River Valley came out on top by a 5-3 margin in a varsity league matchup played at The Dalles High School.
With a final chance to finish ahead of Pendleton in the standings, The Dalles notched seven hits and received four walks, but stranded eight runners on base, including the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a 4-2 loss to the Bucks Tuesday at Robert L. White Field in Pendleton. Down by two runs, the Hawks had the bottom of the order facing Pendleton reliever Kai Quinn. Ortega led off with a single to right field, and one out later, Johnny Miller hit a single to left field to put two runners on base. After a flyout to right made it two outs in the inning, Colin Noonan reached on a walk to load the bases for Kellen Mathisen. Mathisen and Quinn battled for six pitches. On the seventh pitch of the at-bat, the Buckaroo righty got the called third strike for the final out to end the threat. TD led 1-0 through one inning, but Pendleton tied it at 1-apiece in the second, and then used a two-run fourth to jump ahead, 3-1. TD added a run in the fifth on an RBI single by Dawson Hoffman to score Cash Mathewson. With Miller on third base and Hoffman at first, Noonan bounced into a double play to end the inning. Ortega had two hits in three at-bats, and Colton Walker went 1 for 2 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Noonan went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run, and Daniel Peters added a hit and a walk. Bate tossed five innings of seven-hit ball with two strikeouts and five walks. He allowed four runs, two were earned. TD (8-10 overall, 2-4 league) heads to No. 4 Hood River Valley (15-4, 5-1) for a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Friday. The Eagles lost 9-1 Tuesday to Hermiston.
The pressure was on Iliana Telles on the back-nine, as Pendleton’s Shelby and Haley Greb were hot on her trail down the stretch. Telles hit her shots and carded a 77 to claim her second medalist award of the year, besting the Greb sisters by one stroke at Tuesday’s Pendleton Invitational held at Pendleton Country Club. Under blue skies with minimal winds on slow greens and a deep rough, the Riverhawk junior shot a 41 on the front-nine and was tied with Shelby Greb at the top of the standings, and two strokes ahead of Haley. Haley Greb rebounded with a 35 on the final nine holes, Telles tallied a 36 and Shelby Greb had a 37. La Grande’s Trinity McCarthy finished fourth with an 82, five shots behind Telles. TD player Abby Walker had the second-best score with a 55-52 for a season-best 107. Telles and the Riverhawks hit Quail Valley Golf Course for a tournament on Monday, May 2.
Felderman, Snodgrass and Patel lead in a 10-stroke win
The trio of Mark Felderman, Chase Snodgrass and Darsh Patel finished in the top-6 overall and The Dalles boys’ golf team captured championship status by 10 strokes over Seaside High School at the Seaside Invitational Golf Tournament played Monday at Astoria Golf and Country Club. Felderman carded a 78 on the day, six shots off the top pace, and added an eagle chip from 80 yards out on the par-5 12th hole to secure fourth place individually. Snodgrass totaled a 79, Patel added an 82 and Jacob Ford finished with an 89 for the top-4 TD scores. Freshman Tyler Vassar rounded out the team with his 93. “I am very pleased with how the boys played,” said TD head coach Kent Smith. “They continue to show improvements in some of the areas we have been working on. Our drives are hitting fairways, our chips are getting there and we cutting down on those extra putts that had been hurting us. It is a very nice way to end our final tournament before regionals.” Seaside’s Aaron Richardson and Ilwaco’s Blake Kukula wound up tied for first place with even-par 72s, but Richardson claimed medalist honors in a playoff. Carter Lee, of Tillamook, had a 77 for third place, and Felderman, Snodgrass and Patel capped the individual standings. As a team, The Dalles had a 328, a margin of 10 strokes better than Seaside, who had a 338 for second place. Jack Eggars had a hole-in-one on the 17th hole and helped Scappoose to a 351 for third place. Taft (380), Tillamook (384), North valley (397), Astoria (403), Cottage Grove (407), Banks (413), Ilwaco (417) and Kennedy (462) made up the team rankings. The Dalles has 10 calendar days to prepare for regionals on May 6-7 in Bend. “I am excited and I know the boys are too. We have had a pretty good season up to this point and I know they want to keep their season going,” Smith said. “We will keep working on things and hope for the best in Bend. It is going to be tough, but I know these guys will be up for the challenge.”
Quick start, Troutman’s pitching lead Husky charge
MORO – When the stakes are raised, the Sherman Huskies can always rely on ace pitcher Brett Troutman. The sophomore right-hander retired the first 11 batters in a row, and finished five innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts, as the No. 5-ranked Huskies rode a six-run first-inning barrage to a 10-0 mercy-ruled win over the Dufur Rangers Tuesday in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball game played in Moro.
The Dalles boys golf team captured its second tournament title in the past three events, as Mark Felderman and Chase Snodgrass shot less than 80 and senior Darsh Patel scored an 82 to lead the hawks to a 328, 10 strokes ahead of Seaside at the Seaside Invitational Monday afternoon at Astoria Golf and Country Club. Jacob Ford added an 89 for the fourth total on the Riverhawks scoring list, and Tyler Vassar totaled a 93 for the day. Seaside's Aaron Richardson won medalist honors in a playoff. as both he and Ilwaco's Blake Kukula ended up deadlocked with an even-par 72 for the day. Felderman, who eagled the par-5 12th hole with a chip from 80 yards out, led TD with a 78. Snodgrass had a 79. Scappoose golfer Jack Eggars hit a hole-in-one on the 17th hole. After The Dalles, Seaside (338), Scappoose (351), Taft (380), Tillamook (384), North Valley (397), Astoria (403), Cottage Grove (407), Banks (413), Ilwaco (417) and Kennedy (462) rounded out the team standings. TD has some time off until heading to Bend for regional action starting on May 6.
Kolbe Bales slugged a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning and shut down Heppner in the home half to help lead the Dufur Rangers to an 11-10 comeback win Saturday in a Blue Mountain Conference doubleheader played in Heppner.
Sherman nets big sweep by scores of 9-6 and 10-4
The sixth-ranked Sherman Huskies trailed early in two games Saturday against Weston-McEwen, but made the plays when it mattered most in picking up a two-game sweep by scores of 9-6 and 10-4 in a non-league baseball matchup in Athena. In the second game, the Sherman defense made top plays to keep the TigerScots at bay.
Senior fans 7 in TD’s first-game triumph over Pendleton
The Dalles baseball team salvaged a split Saturday at home against Pendleton, winning the opener 4-2 and losing the nightcap by a 15-8 margin in a Columbia River Conference doubleheader at Bob Williams Field. Bailey Ortega continued his torrid pitching in the opening game, as he allowed two runs in the first inning, but shut down the Buckaroos the rest of the way.
Softball team snaps 10-game streak in 9-8 comeback win
Coming into Saturday’s doubleheader with a 10-game losing streak against Pendleton, The Dalles Riverhawks stormed back from a 7-0 first-inning deficit with three runs apiece in the first, third and fifth innings to complete a 9-8 comeback victory in the opening game at 16th Street Ballpark.
The Dalles Chronicle news reporter Derek Wiley outlasted a large group of local runners to capture first place in Saturday’s Cherry Festival 10k race in The Dalles. Wiley had a final time of 45 minutes and 29 seconds to grab his top spot in the order of finish. Close to 100 runners from across the Columbia River Gorge and beyond signed up for this TDHS Cross Country fundraiser event at Dry Hollow Elementary School. Under top conditions, the runners were able to put up solid marks in the 3k, 5k and 10k races.
State champ gains an edge against 50 participants
The senior and former all-state recipient and state champion, now will get her chance to shine at Oregon State University as a dance team member on the cheerleading team.
TD senior plans to play volleyball at Div. III school
There were times where she felt like cashing in her chips and moving on, but she has always been taught to fight to achieve a goal. That mentality has paved the way for a future at Linfield College, where The Dalles senior signed on to play volleyball and major in business.
Led by Chase Snodgrass’ 70, The Dalles boys’ golf team scored a season-best 310 to finish in second place at the Hermiston Invite Thursday at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla. Mark Felderman had a 75, Tyler Vassar totaled 79 and Jacob Ford hit 85 on his card. Darsh Patel had a final tally of 87 to round out the team. Read Sunday’s Chronicle for the story.
The Dalles Middle School track athlete Jaden Campanella (left in the yellow) hands the baton off to Jesse Larson during their 4x100-meter relay practice run this week at Thompson Track in The Dalles.The middle school sixth, seventh and eighth graders are set to host Dufur and Sherman for a meet starting at 3:30 p.m. today at Sid White Field on the Wahtonka campus. RaeLynn Ricarte photo
Dean is top rookie; Howell earns high point award
All nine participants representing The Dalles picked up state qualifications after posting a season-high point total in their third OHSET meet of the season this past weekend at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond. In all, the Riverhawks won six trophies, including gold medals in Canadian Flags, Drill and In-Hand Obstacle Relay.
Compulsory team headed to Eugene this weekend
For levels 4 and 5, that meant an all-around score of 32.0 or higher, while level 3’s must score at least a 33.0. This commendable achievement was one of many attained by the team this spring, including stand-out performances at the recent meet in Tigard on April 9th. Level 3 took their place among the best at the meet, coming in third, and level 4 rose above the competition to earn a first place trophy.
Hawks beat Hermiston for the first time in a decade
The Lady Riverhawks ended up in a 4-4 draw, but won on set points, 10-8, claiming victory over Hermiston for the first time in a decade Wednesday afternoon under the hot sun in league action at The Dalles High School.
Team posts 17 first-place finishes at Sid White Field
With an opportunity to shine in front of the home crowd, The Dalles track and field team had its young athletes hit it out of the park with 17 first-place finishes at Tuesday’s duel at Sid White Field. The girls’ had nine secure top honors, and the boys’ were right there with eight firsts and eight more second-place outputs.
Dufur freshman caps Ranger comeback with walk-off hit
Needing a hero to come through in the clutch, Dufur head coach C.S. Little called on freshman catcher Louis Red Cloud to play the part. Red Cloud hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single to score Tabor McLaughlin to lead the Dufur Rangers to a 9-8 comeback victory in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball game played at Dufur City Park Tuesday.
The two girls’ doubles teams of Hollee Kaseberg and Elvia Rubio and C.J. Johnson and Savannah Moe came out in dominant fashion for the Sherman Huskies, but Umatilla swept singles play and four boys matches Tuesday in a pro-set varsity tennis contest played in Moro.
The senior moved his record to 7-0 after scoring a pair of No. 2 singles wins against Sandy and Ridgeview to lead The Dalles to a pair of 4-4 ties.
The Sherman Huskies fell behind 9-6 through four innings, but Weston-McEwen scored six runs in the fifth on its way to a 17-9 non-league win Tuesday in Moro. Also on the diamond, the Dufur Rangers evened their league record to 2-2 on the year after securing a 9-8 victory Tuesday over the last-place Heppner Mustangs. Read more in Thursday’s Chronicle.
During the 2016 baseball season, the one constant in league play has been the pitching staff for The Dalles Riverhawks. The offense still remains a question mark. TD senior Boston Bate tossed a complete-game, six-hitter with three strikeouts, but his defense made two errors in the fifth and sixth innings that led to two unearned runs, as the Hermiston Bulldogs scored a 3-1 Columbia River Conference win Tuesday at Bob Williams Field.
Coming off a tournament title a week ago in Pendleton, The Dalles boys’ golf team used a 79 from Chase Snodgrass and an 83 by Mark Felderman to score a 340 to capture eighth place at the Tetherow High Desert Challenge Monday in Bend.
Junior cards a 79 to finish seven from top spot
The Dalles junior Iliana Telles carded a 79 for sixth place individually, and the Riverhawk girls’ golf team totaled a 447 to secure seventh place in the Bend Invitational Monday at Bend Country Club. Facing powerhouses such as Summit, Crater, Bend and Pendleton, Telles rebounded from a 44 on the front-nine with a 35 for her score. Abby Walker added a personal-record 108, Delaney Schanno went for a 114 and Zaida Lopez had a career-best 146 to lead The Dalles. Taking medalist honors was the duo of Kiana Oshiro, of Crater, and Summit’s Olivia Loberg, each with even-par 72s. Summit’s Rachel Drgastin, Pendleton’s Haley Greb and Crater’s Danielle Giles each ended up with a 73 on the scorecards for three-way split for third place. After Telles, Maddy Mode, of Bend had an 80, and the Summit tandem of Josephine Fraser, 82, and Sarah Heinly, 84, ended up eighth and ninth, respectively, and Pendleton’s Shelby Greb carded an 87. On the strength of Loberg, Drgastin, Fraser and Heinly, Summit won the team title with a combined 311, 30 strokes ahead of Crater and 43 shots in front of Bend and Pendleton, who had scores of 354 for a third-place tie. The Dalles was in Pendleton today for another tournament. After that, they head to Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River for a tournament next week.
Riverhawks score nine unanswered runs in win
Kathryn Bradford, Grace Helyer and Maddy Bradford stroked two hits apiece, and the No. 9-ranked Riverhawks erased a 3-0 first-inning deficit with nine unanswered runs to secure a 9-3 victory Tuesday in a league matchup against No. 3 Hermiston.
Led by a seven-over par 79 from Chase Snodgrass, The Dalles boys’ golf team combined for a score of 340 to grab eighth-place in a 15-team field Monday at the Tetherow High Desert Challenge in Bend. On the girls’ side, Iliana Telles carded a 79 for sixth place, and the Lady Hawks had a 447 at the Bend Invite Monday. Read more in Wednesday’s Chronicle.
No. 3 Hermiston sweeps TD Taking a two-game sweep loss is a tough pill to swallow, but knowing there were plenty of chances to turn the tables and pick up a sweep was even more frustrating for The Dalles softball team. In 14 innings played, the No. 11-ranked Riverhawks totaled 23 hits, but left 17 runners on base in taking losses of 10-8 and 7-4 in a Columbia River Conference doubleheader against No. 3 Hermiston Saturday at Rocky Heights Elementary School.
Riverhawk pitching duo combines for 10 strikeouts
The pitching duo of Bailey Ortega and Colton Walker allowed five hits, walked two and struck out 10, but The Dalles Riverhawks managed a split Saturday in their Columbia River Conference doubleheader played at Armand Larvie Middle School in Hermiston.
Rangers rap out 10 hits in 13-4 opening-game victory
Entering play on a streak of six consecutive losses, four by one run, the Dufur Rangers slugged out 10 hits and opened the floodgates with an eight-run first inning in a 13-4 victory of Irrigon Saturday in Blue Mountain Conference baseball action at Dufur City Park.
Facing 13 programs in higher classifications, spanning Oregon and Washington, the Sherman Huskies had Isaiah Coles lead the way for the boys with four second-place finishes, and both Emily Hill and Desiree Winslow showed well at the inaugural Green and Gold Invitational Friday at Pendleton. Coles had
Boys and girls combine for 13 top-5 times in Hood River
Julian Hernandez scored a win for The Dalles boys’ track team, and the girls had four top-3 finishes for a fourth-place tie at Friday’s Apple Blossom Invitational at Henderson Field in Hood River. Leading the girls’ team was Avery Cardosi and Paige McLeod, who finished second and third place, respectively, in the 800-meter race.
Sherman sweeps two league games versus Culver
MORO – Stumbling through the midway point of the season with a three-game losing streak, including a disappointing 5-3 road loss to Culver Tuesday to start league action, the No. 6-ranked Sherman responded in a big way Friday with a two-game mercy-ruled sweep over the Culver Bulldogs.