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Sherman girls get two doubles wins

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.

Athlete of the Week: Daniel Santillan

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.

Sherman baseball loses, 17-9; Dufur baseball winss 9-8 on a walk-off

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.

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TD wastes top pitching effort by Bate

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.

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TD boys grab 8th at Tetherow

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.

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Telles places sixth at Bend Invitational Tournament

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.

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TD softball restores order in hot fashion

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.

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TD golfers fare well on Monday

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.

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No. 3 Hermiston sweeps TD

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.

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Ortega, Walker dazzle in The Dalles’ road split

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.

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Dufur garners split with No. 13 Irrigon

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.

Isaiah Coles leads SHS boys

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

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TD tracksters make core moves at Apple Blossom

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.

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No. 6 Huskies are back in business

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.

Sherman girls take a 2-1 win over C-W

atch of the season, the Sherman girls came out on top by a 2-1 margin Thursday in a 4A/3A/2A/1A contest at home against Condon-Wheeler. Former state qualifier, Meghan Belshe, took

Hawk track fires off in Hermiston

JV and varsity combines for 13 first-place finishes

Avery Cardosi, Aileen Luna-Lopez, Caela Dunagan, Peter Cardosi, Marissa Heemsah, Julian Hernandez and the rest of The Dalles track and field team put out 13 first-place finishes in a Columbia River Conference dual on Tuesday in Hermiston. “I was really pleased with the way they competed,” said TD head coach Garth Miller. “It felt like they were ready for the competition and they continue to make great progress.” Cardosi won h

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TD boys’ tennis makes gains in Redmond match

TD girls blast past Redmond

The Dalles boys’ tennis team lost 5-3 on the road Monday to Redmond, but head coach Shea MacNab was beaming about the play of Daniel Santillan, James Pashek and the No. 4 doubles team of Paul Clark and Caleb Turner. Santillan and Pashek had straight sets wins, and Clark and Turner needed three sets before securing a slim 10-8 win in the final set.

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No. 6 TD softball drops Mac-Hi

Entering Tuesday’s matchup, The Dalles junior Sierra Watson knew her group would come out even stronger after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to 6A Glencoe. Maddy Bradford went 3 for 3 with four RBIs, Kathryn Bradford had two hits and scored three times and Ruthie Ford scored two runs and drove in three more to lead No. 6-ranked The Dalles to a 10-2 victory over Mac-Hi Tuesday at 16th Street Ballpark.

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Hawks pull off victory over West Albany

Ortega’s arm, clutch hits lead to a 6-3 home triumph

With senior pitcher Bailey Ortega dialed in on the mound, all The Dalles Riverhawk offense needs to do is capitalize on a few scoring opportunities to come out on top. Ortega tossed a complete-game five-hitter with three strikeouts, and the TD offense broke open a 3-2 lead with two runs in the fifth inning and one more in the sixth to defeat 6A West Albany by a 6-3 margin Tuesday at Bob Williams Field in The Dalles.

Rangers swept in two against Lyle

In a doubleheader played on Thursday, the Rangers were swept by Lyle-Wishram by scores of 7-6 and 12-11. With those defeats, Dufur has lost four games by an average of two runs, including three one-run setbacks.

No. 4 Sherman runs its winning streak to seven games

Huskies get 10 hits in a 13-3 mercy-ruled win over Lyle

The No. 4-ranked Sherman Huskies ran their winning streak to seven games to start the season after a 13-3 mercy-ruled road win over Lyle-Wishram Friday in a non-league baseball game played in Lyle.

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Late TD rally falls short, 8-5

Down 8-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning, The Dalles Riverhawks scored four runs and had a runner on first base with two outs, but Redmond reliever Austin Cable induced a game-ending flyout to right field to cap an 8-5 victory Friday in a non-league baseball contest played at Redmond High School.

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TD times out well at E.C. Classic

Track squad nets 12 top-5 finishes

The Dalles track and field team posted 12 top-5 finishes, including 10 from the girls’ team, against 6A and 5A competition Friday at the East County Classic held at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham. Kayla Seibel had the best outcome for the girls, taking third place in the triple jump with a leap of 31-feet-1.5 inches, Avery Cardosi added a fourth in the long jump at 16-1.25 and sophomore standout Bailey Nearing hit a career-best in the 400-meters with a final time of one minute and 7.5 seconds.

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Hawks have an appetite for destruction

4th-ranked softball squad blisters Redmond, 24-3

The Dalles Riverhawks have that certain look in their eyes. That fire in their bellies burning hot, with an appetite for destruction. Kathryn Bradford, Maddy Bradford and Hannah Wallis went a combined 12 for 14 from the plate, and the No. 4-ranked Riverhawks rattled off a season-high 24 hits in a 24-3 mercy-ruled drubbing of Redmond Friday in a softball matchup at Redmond High School.

Cleanup day scheduled by TD Little League

Program offering lunch to all volunteers who attend Saturday

The countdown to opening day begins. The Dalles Little League is breaking ground on a new 2016 season, so the organization is sending an alert out to all parents and volunteers for Kramer Field to help out with the annual field cleanup day starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Kramer Field in The Dalles.

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TD girls learn lessons from Thursday’s road loss

Tennis team falls just short against Wilsonville

Entering Thursday’s varsity tennis match against Wilsonville, The Dalles girls’ tennis coach Debby Jones knew her group would have its work cut out. Wilsonville swept through singles play, but the Riverhawks claimed wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles in a 6-2 loss against the host Wildcats.

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Ortega mows down La Salle Prep

Senior righty scatters three hits in six-inning effort

Pitching against an offense that that scored five or more runs in five of its nine games, The Dalles senior Bailey Ortega needed to be on his top game. He was and then some. Ortega scattered three hits and struck out three, and was supported by an errorless defense that turned two double plays and added several sterling plays in an 8-1 victory over La Salle Prep Thursday at Bob Williams Field in The Dalles.

Gorge Bike Race rolls into The Dalles

The 2016 Gorge Roubaix Bike Race and Ride rolls into The Dalles this weekend with two days of racing Saturday and Sunday as well as a Sunday fun ride. In its fourth year, the event has grown to nearly 400 participants coming from as far away as Colorado and Canada, as well as all over the Pacific Northwest.

Redside track secures seven victories at Culver Invite

Rager gets two winners; senior sets career mark in shotput

Just two meets into the 2016 campaign and South Wasco County senior and defending 1A state shotput champion Ellis Rager already looks poised for a repeat run at the top spot. Rager had a first-place throw of 46-feet-1 inches, a career-best and he tacked on a distance of 120-08 for top honors in the discus event to lead the Redside boys at the Culver Invitational Wednesday in a six-team track meet.

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TD loses big to No. 8 Summit

Storm breaks free with six unanswered in a 10-3 win

No. 8-ranked Summit and The Dalles played close to the vest through the first three innings, but the Storm broke things open with a two-run fourth inning and then added four runs in the sixth to secure a 10-3 win Tuesday in a baseball contest played in Bend.

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Hawk tennis swings away at Mac-Hi

Singles take four matches by an average of 9.25 points

Ready to stake claim to more non-league wins to set the momentum for league play later next month, The Dalles boys’ tennis team finished strong in doubles and singles competition for an 8-0 shutout victory over Mac-Hi. “All of our singles and doubles players had outstanding matches,” said The Dalles Riverhawk head tennis coach Shea Macnab. In four singles matches, the Riverhawk quartet of William Coy, Daniel Santillan, Omar Rodriguez and Alex Lopez took home straight-set wins by an average of 9.25 points.

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TD girls tennis beats up on Mac-Hi

Doubles side takes home three wins in four matches

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No. 3 Huskies wallop Umatilla by mercy-rule

Treve Martin, Trey Homer go deep in a 15-2 victory

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TD softball misses chances in road loss

Team totals 13 hits, but leaves 9 runners stranded

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Wheatfield gets harriers moving

Nearly 100 participants come to TD for fundraiser

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Bringing a family vibe to the court

TD girls’ tennis thriving under coach Debby Jones

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Riverhawks can’t skip past Centennial

TD swept, 5-4 and 13-11, in two extra-inning games

Husky baseball brings energy to Moro

Sherman core is older, wiser as it begins ‘16 season

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Playing for the love of the game

TD’s Devin Wilson signs to play football at George Fox

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Hard-nosed Riverhawks salvage a split against Bend

TD racks up 15 hits in a 14-3 nightcap victory

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The Queens of Crush

Riverhawks score 58 runs on 63 hits in four tourney romps

TD girls’ tennis squad posts dominant effort over Madras

The Dalles girls’ tennis team picked up a doubles sweep and added singles wins at No. 1 and No. 2 in a dominant 6-2 win over Madras Friday in a varsity match played in The Dalles.

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No. 1 Hawks take two at Bend Tourney

TD softball team raps out 31 hits, 26 runs in pair of big wins

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Track stars make their presence known

Local schools put on display at Mullen-Leavitt Invite

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A festive racing event full of inspiration and spirit

Blind student highlights St. Patrick's Day run

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Punchless Hawks lose to Reynolds

TD commits five errors, nets four hits in 8-0 setback

Bales fans 16 in Dufur’s 7-3 victory

Kolbe Bales struck out 16 Riverside batters and flirted with a no-hitter through the first four frames, as the Dufur Rangers broke open a 2-1 lead with a five-run seventh inning in a 7-3 win Monday in Boardman.

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TDMS wrestlers cap year with solid state efforts

Dodge and Carrera show well in first postseason trip

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TD golfers tee off in Riverhawk Invite

Iliana Telles cards an 89 to take second place

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Helyer, Bradford lead TD’s late comeback charge

Senior duo hits home runs to lift Hawks, 8-7