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History was made Friday at Bob Williams Field, as The Dalles pitcher Michael Armstrong tossed a perfect game against Ridgeview. The junior right-hander stymied the Ravens to the tune of six strikeouts on 60 pitches and got some defensive help, as Conner Baughn made all the right calls at catcher, Dominic Smith made two acrobatic plays at third base and Dalles Seufalemua added some scoops at first to keep Ridgeview off the board in a 16-0 mercy-ruled victory.

After losing 8-0 in Friday’s opening game, The Dalles softball team needed a boost from Kilee Hoylman. The junior hurler answered with a gritty effort against the state’s No. 1-ranked softball squad, as she allowed one unearned run and pitched a complete-game, four-hitter with one walk and one strikeout in the Lady Riverhawks’ 2-1 upset of the Ridgeview Ravens Friday in an Intermountain Conference showdown in Redmond.

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Competing against 14 other schools from Washington and Oregon, The Dalles track and field squad tallied a combined 30 personal records and the girls totaled 51.5 points for fourth place at the Kiwanis Twilight Invitational Friday in Hermiston.

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Cole Kortge, Abraham Kilby, Tanner Masterson and Asa Farrell re-wrote Dufur track and field history Friday in Hermiston. At the Kiwanis Twilight Meet, the Ranger quartet shattered a 16-year-old 4x100-meter relay record with a time of 44.58 seconds for third place, beating the previous mark set in 1993 by Gabe Bales, Brandon Jones, Bryan Jones and Jake Zachariasen (44.7).

Sherman head coach Joe Justesen knew there would be plenty of teachable moments this season with his inexperienced roster.

Saturday, the Huskies salvaged a split with Pilot Rock with a 4-1 opening-game win and a nine-inning 2-1 loss in 2A baseball action in Moro and The Dalles.

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Tyler Vassar hit birdies on 14 and 15 and shot a 74 for medalist honors, his second in the past three tournaments, Aidan Telles, who had one birdie, added an 81 for third place, and The Dalles boys golf squad combined for a season-best 345 to secure second place in Intermountain Conference play Monday at Eagle Crest in Redmond.

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Native American dancers lead a friendship dance in the South Wasco High School gym during the Redsides Pow Wow 2019 Thursday, April 18. Read more

Opinion

April is National Safe Digging Month and it is also the time when NW Natural reminds you to call 811 before you dig. Spring brings planting and the start of outdoor projects — before starting a task that involves digging 12 inches or lower, call 811 to have underground utilities located. Read more

To the editor: Our state is on its way to 50 percent renewable energy. The wheat fields and rangeland of the eastern side of our state are sparsely populated and particularly well suited to both wind and solar development. Environmental and aesthetic issues are real and not to be dismissed. The Summit Ridge Wind Farm, east of Dufur, has completed extensive studies, which addressed these issues. Read more

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