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The Dalles High School held its inaugural 2019 Booster Club Hall of Fame ceremony this past Saturday at The Civic Auditorium in The Dalles with14 members named to the highest honor of interscholastic athletics. In the photo are, from left to right, starting in the back row, Bill Hammel, Jare…

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The Dalles cross country squad reeled off 24 personal records and posted second-place finishes in the girls varsity, and both boys and girls junior varsity, and the boys varsity added third place at the 15th annual Tualatin Invitational held on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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MORO – The Sherman Huskies officially started the 2019 6-man football season with a lopsided 78-22 victory over Harper-Huntington on Sept. 7, and based off that level of dominance, making the move down from the 8-man division appears to be a forward-thinking move for head coach Mike Somnis.

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MAUPIN – In one year, the South Wasco County Redsides turned a 3-3 record in independent play, to a 7-2 record and a 2018 playoff berth as a first-year 6-man football program.

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DUFUR – The four-year magic carpet ride known as the Dufur football team has been the benchmark for many 1A programs.

During their four consecutive title runs, the Rangers have gone 49-3 over the last four years, including 33 winds in, a row and dominated the Big Sky Conference with seven wins and one forfeit, and outscored opponents by a combined 330-82 margin to take league-championship honors.

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The Dalles’ new volleyball coach, Doug Magee, truly believes in the process of building a program brick-by-brick.

He emphasizes work ethic, a positive attitude and having his players develop a team-first mentality.

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MAUPIN – It is rare that a program with 47 wins and back-to-back district championships is seen as the underdog to start the season.

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In his final two seasons before heading off to Ridgeview, where he won a state championship, The Dalles head football coach Andy Codding posted a 14-7 record with consecutive playoff berths and a pair of playoff wins.

At the start of the offseason, Codding devised a team rallying cry for the 2019 campaign — 1-0.

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It was a summer of great accomplishments, personal records, state qualifications and high team finishes for The Dalles Swim Team.

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It was the usual message—eat right, get enough sleep, don’t smoke or do drugs—but with a jaw-dropping twist: it had the sobering science to back it up.

In a rapid-fire presentation at The Dalles High School Thursday, John Underwood, trainer of Olympic champions and human performance consultant to professional athletes and Navy SEALs, covered the gamut of research on the ill effects of poor lifestyle choices.

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In three earlier tournaments, the Columbia Gorge Goats have consistently run away from their opponents with an average margin of victory of 10.3 points for three consecutive 3-on-3 tournament championships.

This past weekend at the CTGR Native Youth 3-on-3 Tournament in Grand Ronde, the Goats added two new faces and needed an overtime session to slip past DWL by a 35-32 margin on a game-winning 3-pointer from Henry Begay.

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MAUPIN – Ahead of Monday’s official start to fall daily doubles, temperatures across the gorge are expected to hover around the mid-80s to low 90s this week.

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Last summer, coach Oscar Nuñez fielded assembled 10U and 12U girls soccer teams, and both groups combined for a 5-2-2 record with a 21-9 scoring margin as the 10U squad secured first place at the Beaverton Cup.

Restocked with a revamped 10U roster this time around, the Westside Timbers—Copa Gorge posted a 4-0 record, capped by a 3-2 penalty-kick victory on a goal by Josie Gunderson to defeat Oregon City SC and repeat as champions.

“I am very proud of what this group of girls accomplished this summer,” Nuñez said. “With a lot of new faces, they came together and exceeded expectations.”

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Senior players participated in the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball match at Eastern Oregon University’s Quinn Coliseum on June 23 in La Grande. In the photo on left are Big Sky Conference standouts Lexie Cox (no. 3 in back row), of Echo, and Sherman’s Shelby Reed (no.…

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Eight-Man All-Star Football players from the East celebrate a 48-44 victory over the West in a game played at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande on Saturday, June 22. Two local athletes, Caleb Fritts (back row with finger in the air), from Sherman, and Dufur’s Abraham Kilby, front row on…

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MORO – It has been a busy summer for Sherman High School graduate Shelby Reed.

After graduation, she played in the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball match in La Grande on June 23, signed her Letter of Intent at Blue Mountain Community College, and then worked harvest, before settling in for daily triples six days a week in Pendleton under first-year head coach Ceanna Lawson.

Reed received a full-ride scholarship to play volleyball at BMCC and plans to focus her studies on a business degree.

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Per direction from the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Aug. 2 meeting, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildllife (ODFW) is closing all fishing (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River and in the lower Deschutes River from the mouth upstr…

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It was a good way to end the 2019 summer running campaign.

The Athletics East trio of Friedrich Stelzer, Juan Diego Contreras and Emily Johnson were on the journey of a lifetime at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships from July 22-28 at CSU Sacramento in California.