DUFUR – Playing against state runner-up Powder Valley, the Dufur Rangers held the Badgers to six second-half field goals in a 39-33 upset basketball win Saturday at the Ranger Dome.
Back in Texas in 1975, a 12-year-old Paul Beasley was introduced to the wisdom of Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden by his mother, Lida Oliver Beasley. One of Wooden’s quotes —“Success is measured by improvement, regardless of the outcome”— is the mantra that Beasley now uses for his Riverhawk wrestling program.
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Less than two weeks after the end of the fall sports season, local basketball teams are geared up for the start of the 2019-2020 campaign, fueled by goals of state qualifications and hopes of hoisting trophies.
As more athletes sign up to play Riverhawk soccer, The Dalles head coach Oscar Nunez is seeing a steady progression in his program in a three-year span.
In 2017, the Hawks went 3-10-2, and in 2018, the team posted a 4-8-3 record. Over that same span, the team scored an average of 12 goals a year and allowed 35.
While some may think that The Dalles will be headed towards major reconstruction due to the loss of 15 seniors, the cupboard is far from empty to say the least.
HERMISTON – For 15 seniors, their final year started with weight training, camps and drills.
When it ended on a cold and foggy Saturday in Hermiston, The Dalles’ Ben Nelson, Michael Armstrong, Mac Abbas, Okean Green and Dalles Seufalemua had helped lead the way for a Riverhawk team that had chalked up more wins in one year than they had in the previous two combined.
La Grande racked up 499 yards of offense on 39 plays and scored on its first 10 possessions to defeat The Dalles by a 68-0 margin Saturday in 4A OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union football action in Hermiston.
The Dufur Rangers had their quest for five straight state championships come to an end last week in Crane, but the team celebrated a list of six players who were named to the 1A Special District 3 all-league list.
Overall, there were six different players picking up honors, led by Trey Darden, Cooper Bales, Kaleb Pence, Josiah Dave, Caleb Olson, Jacob Jones and Isaac Anthony.
The Dufur Rangers have won at least one playoff game for the past decade and were riding a four-year streak of 1A state titles entering Friday’s quarterfinal game at Crane.
Over the summer and fall, The Dalles cheer squad has been in the lab working on perfecting their routine.
On Sept. 22 at the OCCA Game Day Championships competition held on the campus of Willamette University, TD competed in three divisions and finished in second place in the band dance/situational cheer/fight song division.
MORO -- The Sherman-Condon football team finished the 2019 campaign in style with a resounding 62-12 victory over Dayville-Monument Nov. 2 in a league crossover game to secure third place in the six-man playoffs in Madras.
On the prowl for some state hardware, The Dalles cross country team got a 10th-place individual finish from freshman Juan Diego Contreras to help give the boys fifth place, while the girls had Hanna Ziegenhagen and Tressa Wood end up in the top 32 at the OSAA 5A State Championships held Satu…
Once again, Dufur quarterback Cooper Bales put up video game numbers with 37 rushes for 445 yards and seven touchdowns as the No. 11-ranked Rangers broke open a 28-all halftime tie, outscoring Elgin by a 34-22 margin to notch a 62-50 triumph in a crossover playoff game last Friday at Easter…
“This season has been our revenge tour,” TD senior Samuel Alvarez said. “I think that in the last couple of years, everyone has kind of dismissed us and thought of us as not too much of a challenge..."
The Dalles seniors did not want their season to end.
TD scored three times in the first nine minutes and never looked back in a 58-13 4A state play-in beatdown of Valley Catholic at Sid White Field Friday.
Courtney Hert scored twice on assists by Vivian Harrah and Teresa Cruz-Torres, and Kierstin White made five saves in The Dalles girls soccer team’s 2-0 shutout victory over Redmond on senior night Tuesday at Wahtonka.....
Even with the season-ending injury to standout Alex Gutierrez, The Dalles boys soccer team has been getting scoring contributions from Andy Lopez, Fabian Canchola and Alberto Gallegos.
Entering the season without all-league winners Kyrsten Sprouse and Madisen Davis, along with all-league and all-state recipient, Jada Myers, the South Wasco County volleyball team had seven of 12 players stepping up to play varsity ball for the first time ever.
With an opportunity to create a three-way tie for first place in the Intermountain Conference, The Dalles Riverhawks came up one point short in a 21-20 loss to No. 4-ranked North Marion in 4A football action Friday at Sid White Field.
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