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While the snowy weather proved to be an adventure on the roads, The Dalles equestrian team had a promising first showing to start the 2019 campaign. Jaeden Biehn posted a pair of individual top-8 finishes and joined up with Erika Burdine and Haja Anis for four top-4 outputs, including fourth place in Team Penning, at the three-day Oregon High School Equestrian Teams event held from Feb. 22–24 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

“So God Made a Farmer” was the theme for the 2018 Sherman County Fair, with Queen Shelby Reed of Grass Valley. The Sherman County Road Department crew was honored as Grand Marshals.

The Sherman teams had to contend with 18 other schools in their respective divisions, 13 from the 2A-through-5A ranks, and were able to rack up seven personal records at the 16th annual Portland Christian Invitational Meet Saturday in Portland.

Local children with special needs will soon have the opportunity to spend some of the summer learning social, sensory-processing and motor skills—with horses. Rise & Shine, a therapeutic riding program at Camp Morrow, is for children between 4 and 12 with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum or with sensory-processing challenges.

The Dalles equestrian team competed in the first of three District Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) meets Feb. 16-18 in Redmond and posted 14 top-10 finishes. Some of those top performances were highlighted by first-place honors by the freestyle fours drill team of Tate Howell, Summer Kendall, Jaeden Biehn and McKenzie Shaw.

When Dillon Waddington is on a motocross bike, he is home. There’s the thrill, the adrenaline rush, the strategy, and being in the heat of battle on a dirt track. There’s not much else in life that can fill that void.

Maurine Evans (Leibbrandt), oldest daughter of Kenneth and Georgina Hunt, passed from this earth peacefully in her Hurricane, Utah, home, Jan.…

At the 32nd annual Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemucca, Nev., 12 different states and Canada sent roughly 500 high school and junior high rodeo athletes for six days of competition on the big stage. The Columbia Basin Rodeo Club fielded a trio of competitors, consisting of Morgan Brumley, of Dufur, Morgan Jane Coyne, of Centerville, and Bryce Harrison, of Condon.

Led by the four victories put up by Asa Farrell, Cole Kortge and Derek Frakes, the Dufur boys’ track team racked up 70 points to claim third place at Friday’s Condon-Wheeler Invitational.