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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Volleyball coach holding out hope that this group can catch fire; Rangers notch another sweep
Hannah Wallis had 16 assists, Kilee Hoylman checked in with 15 digs and the trio of Sierra Watson, Kathryn Bradford and Bailey LeBreton dropped a combined 16 kills, as The Dalles volleyball team lost its first road match of the season in three games to Ridgeview Thursday in Redmond.
Volleyball team serves at 92 percent in home sweep over Ione
The Lady Redsides converted 92 percent of their serves with 14 aces, and dropped 21 kills on 58 of 67 swings to sweep the defending Big Sky Conference champion Cardinals in a league matchup played Thursday in Maupin.
Football team hopes to keep momentum going Friday; Dufur prepped and ready for Falls City
Coming off a shutout win last week, The Dalles football team is looking forward to building on its momentum heading into Friday’s home opener at Sid White Field.
Giselle Manzo scored six goals and had three assists in a pair of games against Redmond and Jefferson last week, including a career-high five goals and an assist in leading the Riverhawks to a 9-0 triumph at Redmond, and a one goal, two-assist performance to lead her team to a 7-0 home win over Jefferson on Thursday Sept. 1.
More than 130 make an appearance in fundraiser
Now in its second year, the 1k, 3k and 5k Riverhawk Run/Walk has seen its popularity soar with 131 runners signed in for running action last Saturday at Sorosis Park. Race director Bob Thouvenel liked the numbers he saw from the community.
Redsides helped by 87-percent rate from service line
The South Wasco County volleyball team served at a season-high 87 percent and the Lady Redsides won their third consecutive non-tournament match Tuesday in three games over Sherman to kick of Big Sky Conference action in Moro.
Rangers slam down 22 aces in 3-0 sweep over Horizon
After losing four consecutive matches in sweep fashion to start the season, the Dufur Rangers turned the tables for their league opener, using the service game to dispatch of Horizon Christian in three games.
TD soccer team cannot find its groove in 4-0 setback
Tuesday at Discovery Field in The Dalles, the Riverhawks misfired on five point-blank scoring opportunities and Mac-Hi broke open a 1-0 halftime lead with three second-half goals to secure a 4-0 win.
TD football allows just 16 yards in 14-0 road victory; SWC football loses to Mapleton
Senior quarterback Dominique Seufalemua threw for 79 yards and two touchdowns, the rushing attack garnered 94 yards and the defense held Madras to 16 total yards, none passing, in a 14-0 road victory Friday in Madras.
Huskies erase 20-0 halftime deficit, but loses, 36-34
Sherman battled back from a 20-0 halftime deficit and outscored Crane by a 34-16 margin in the final 24 minutes of action, but a two-point conversion pass with 33 seconds left in regulation fell short, as the Mustangs held on for a 36-34 victory Friday at Dufur High School.
With numbers drop, fall sports are being affected
With the dwindling number of sports officials, high school sports athletic directors have been forced to move Friday football games to Thursdays and even Saturdays, creating a mad scramble with schedules and getting proper coverage. The numbers issue is not just gorge-area based, however, as communities in the Blue Mountain and Portland areas are suffering from a lack of adults willing to officiate youth contests.
In their first game, The Dalles Riverhawks had Giselle Manzo enjoying a career-day with five goals. Thursday in The Dalles, all-league senior midfielder Brooke McCall had her chance to shine, as she scored five goals and added an assist to lead the Riverhawks to a 7-0 trouncing of Jefferson.
Team to use first-game effort as a major lesson
DUFUR – Players from the defending champion Dufur Rangers exited the locker room after Friday night’s opening game with terse facial expressions and an air of seriousness.
Coaches bring sense of pride, hope to football team
MAUPIN – For three years, Dawson Herlocker has been a part of the foundation for the South Wasco County football team. As he approaches his senior year, the veteran now takes on the responsibility of being one of the voices in the locker room, showing leadership to a roster of 16 players, seven underclassmen, at the start of the 2016 campaign.
Coming off solid 2015, SWC aims for a bigger stage
MAUPIN – Last season was magical for head coach Donna Barton and the South Wasco County volleyball squad. The Lady Redsides won 16 matches and 54 sets overall, finished third in district and advanced to a second-round state playoff match for the first time since 2005.
Manzo, Lopez and Bonham lead offensive charge for TD
Aldo Manzo, Pedro Lopez and Brandon Bustamante each scored goals, but it was the stout play of the Riverhawk defensive quartet of Bustamante, Andy Lopez, Julian Quintan and Miguel Aguilar that held Redmond without a shot on goal in a 3-0 The Dalles boys’ soccer victory Tuesday at home.
Skill is there, but Huskies are focused on conquering mental game
MORO – Talent and skill can only take a team so far. It is the mental side of the game that can be a slippery slope. For senior tailback Maverick Winslow, that was one of the biggest aspects he felt the Sherman Husky football team needed to adjust in order to make a state title run.
Dufur volleyball coach Jody Weaver is seeing some good things from her team in the first week of the season. Tuesday in Molalla, the Rangers were swept in a pair of matches against Country Christian and Kennedy in a volleyball double dual.
Senior scores career-high five goals in team’s 9-0 win
Giselle Manzo scored five goals and Emma Weir added two, as The Dalles girls’ soccer team jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 9-0 victory over Redmond Tuesday in varsity action at Redmond High School.
Young roster primed to make big gains this year
With four new assistant coaches and new head coach Amy Huffman, the four Husky volleyball seniors, Emily Hill, Meghan Belshe, Stormy Rhodes and Ellie Davis want to instill a winning culture and a positive legacy for the younger group to take hold of.
The Dalles volleyball team had a 2-1 lead after three sets, but wound up losing 25-22 in the fourth and then lost 15-10 in the fifth set to lose its home opener to North Marion Monday night at Kurtz Gym.
Defending champions head into play with targets on their backs
DUFUR – Coming off a seventh state football championship and first since the 2006 campaign, the Dufur Rangers are taking a business approach to defending their crown. They lost a bulk of talented seniors and linemen, but return the 1A Player of the Year Bailey Keever and a group of 13 sophomores, who earned their stripes as freshmen last year.
Team of 44 focused on vaulting up to 5A state meet
Over the past few years, the female talent on The Dalles Cross Country team has been dominating the headlines with multiple league titles. State-qualifier and senior standout Jony Nelson and the Riverhawk boys feel they have the depth and talent to move to the top of the 5A classification.
Lady Redsides beat Trinity Lutheran and Triangle Lake; Dufur loses two in Athena
The South Wasco County Redsides got off to a fast start and never looked back Wednesday in their two-match season-opener, taking a three-game sweep over Trinity Lutheran and a four-set triumph over Triangle Lake in volleyball action in Bend.
After success in 2015, TD’s revamped team raises its expectations
Last year, the Dalles volleyball team rose to a level not seen before in two decades.
Co-ed softball team caps year with 28-5 romp in finale
As a sponsor for nearly two decades, Nelson Tire Factory has had teams post top-3 and runner-up finishes in the past, but never a championship. Wednesday night at Kramer Field, this group finally climbed over the mountaintop as the champions of the North Wasco County Parks and Recreation Department Co-Ed Softball League after a 28-5 triumph over Domino’s Pizza sponsored, “McGlovin.”
14 teams set to play over three days starting on Sept. 1
DUFUR – The long wait is nearly over. Only one week stands before the start of the 1A football season and the 16th annual Oregon Eight-Man Classic showcase at Dufur High School. Dufur football coach and athletic director Jack Henderson has put together three days of gridiron action featuring several of the elite 1A programs from across state, including Camas Valley, Crane, Adrian, Triad, Days Creek and the defending 2015 state champion Dufur Rangers.
Team is revamped and ready for 2016 season
DUFUR – Through rigorous daily double practices over the past two weeks, Dufur volleyball senior Emily Grande-DePriest grows more and more impressed by the nine underclassmen, including seven freshmen, that will see added minutes on the hardwood this fall. They have an unrelenting drive to get back to Redmond for state, a good omen so early in camp.
For The Dalles girls’ soccer team, it is all about fresh starts. Under the new offensive and defensive schemes implemented by new head coach Oscar Nunez, varsity assistant Cheri McCall and new junior varsity coach Amy Krol, the rebuilt roster has its focus squarely on early success and a berth into the postseason.
With new coach, soccer team is on an upward swing
With a new head coach in Matthew Dallman and a starting roster of five freshmen, four sophomores and five upperclassmen, The Dalles boys’ soccer team is not worried about a lack of experience, but will rely on teamwork and progression through the regular season
The Dalles High School cheer team members, pictured from left to right, Kendyl Kumm, Abbey Helseth, Meara Crawford, Jessika Nanez, Keagan Rice and others give themselves a round of applause after practice Wednesday at Sid White Field.
Football team starts daily doubles with 50 on roster
Over the next two years, The Dalles football team will play an independent schedule, so head coach Steve Sugg is looking forward to the opportunity to teach, mold and shape an up-and-coming roster of 30 underclassmen to build for the future.
The Dalles head football coach Steve Sugg (middle) offers words of encouragement for his 40 players who were in attendance at Wednesday’s practice on Sid White Field.
TD hoops player wraps up summer AAU schedule
Dakota Murr has high expectations for himself and The Dalles boys’ basketball program over the next few years. In order to meet or surpass those goals and aspirations, he was on the hardwood this spring and summer playing on an Elite level team and in AAU Tournaments across the West region.
The Dalles athlete J.R. Scott successfully deadlifts upwards of 400 pounds, while Dalles Seufalemua (back) and Dufur’s Abraham Kilby cheer him on during Saturday’s Gorge Gauntlet Competition at Amaton Field.
Baseball coach led the Eagles to their first state title in 1980
Long-time The Dalles coach and hitting instructor, Doug Sawyer, will be inducted into the Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame in a ceremony set to take place on Sept. 23 and 24.
TD’s softball duo savors experience on travel squad
Through the summer, Kathryn Bradford and Jodi Thomasian traveled 6,200 miles across the United States in softball tournament games and also logged 214 miles, twice-a-week, to Hillsboro for practices – all for the love of the game. They enjoyed great moments, shared life experiences and improved their game to the level where they can take hold of prominent leadership roles for The Dalles softball team next spring. The long road trips are tiring, but it is all worth it in the end.
Group of 65 harriers show up for fundraiser
In his first year as race coordinator of the Dufur Valley 5k and 10k event, Ty Wyman was happy with the turnout and final results put up by the 65 running participants. With the Wasco County Fair coming up Saturday morning, Wyman has high hopes for another high turnout.
TD athlete scores 151 points for first place honors
The Dalles golfer Tyler Vassar is not one to put his clubs away for the summer. He has been on the links, playing in tournaments and working on his craft at The Dalles Country Club in an effort to sharpen up his game. All of that work paid off in spades at the 14-15-year old Drive, Chip and Putt Sub-Regional Championships ending Aug. 9 at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.
Bob McFadden welcomes men and women to join association
Since the 2010 sports season, there has been a steady decline in referees and officials across all sports. Mid-Columbia Football Officials president Bob McFadden is calling on men and women from across the gorge to be contributing to the community and get involved in interscholastic sports.