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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
With two tournaments left in the regular season, The Dalles golfer Rainie Codding is right on the edge, points-wise, but needs a final charge to rank within the individual top-4 of the combined 14-team Intermountain and Northwest Oregon Conferences. Across 18 holes, Codding posted four pars and one birdie and carded a personal-record 92 for second-place honors at Monday’s Crook County Invitational, held at Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville.
Tuesday’s one-run loss was frustrating for The Dalles baseball team. The Riverhawks had their 5-0 lead through five and a half innings erased, as Crook County rallied for two runs in the sixth and four in the bottom of the seventh inning, capped by a walk-off, two-out, bases-loaded double in a 6-5 final in Intermountain Conference play from Prineville.
Since losing two games in a row to Bend and Reynolds, The Dalles softball team has been a runaway freight train. Maddie Troutt and Grace Schatz combined for five hits, four runs scored, and 11 RBIs, and Bailey LeBreton tossed four scoreless frames in the Riverhawks’ 15-0 mercy-ruled victory over Crook County Tuesday, in IMC action from 16th Street Ballpark.
Russell Peters drove in Isaac Anthony with a two-out, RBI double, Peters later scored on a passed ball, and Anthony retired the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Dufur Rangers a 6-5 comeback win over Sherman Tuesday in Moro.
There’s no better cure for a team than winning, especially in crucial league matchups. Ever since coming back from Arizona, the No. 19-ranked Riverhawks have rattled off four consecutive wins, including Intermountain Conference baseball sweeps of 12-9 and 15-5 over No. 3 Redmond Friday at Bob Williams Field.
At the beginning of the year, The Dalles senior Jaeden Biehn set big goals for herself.
It wasn’t going to be an easy feat, however—it was going to take hours and hours of preparation.
Biehn posted two gold medals and qualified for state in three events, is an alternate in four others and earned a $250 college scholarship after picking up High Point Athlete for Timed Events at the three-day Oregon High School Equestrian Teams event, held April 5-7 at the Rim Rock Riders Event Center in Powell Butte.
In their third meet of the year, the South Wasco County girls reeled off a win, two seconds and three thirds to net a third-place team total of 69.5 points at Saturday’s Jeff Agar Memorial Track and Field Invite in Trout Lake, Wash.
Daisy Brown, Mercedez Cardona, Owen Christiansen and Luke Martin all scored wins, and the Sherman boys track and field team totaled 82 points to grab second place at Saturday’s Jeff Agar Invite in Trout Lake, Wash.
Facing several big schools and tough competition from Oregon and Washington, The Dalles track and field team set 19 personal records and 12 season-bests at Saturday’s Willamette Falls Invitational in Oregon City. (Also covers Dufur.)
While Hood River Valley and The Dalles worked through wind and rain to a 4-4 deadlock, due to set win totals, the host Eagles racked up a 69-57 game difference for their league triumph in boys varsity action Tuesday at Hood River.
A nice inter-conference rivalry is brewing between The Dalles’ Tyler Vassar and Ridgeview’s Isaac Buerger. One week after Vassar picked up a medalist title by three strokes at the Redmond Invitational, Buerger sank a 20-foot putt on the 18th hole to claim first place over Vassar by one stroke at Monday’s Hood River Valley Invitational.
Over the last few years, Hood River Valley has been a thorn on the side of The Dalles girls tennis team. Tuesday was another story. In four doubles matches, TD cruised to a lopsided sweep and finished its 7-1 romp by scoring three of four singles wins in a varsity contest played at The Dalles High School.
Mac Abbas homered and later scored the eventual game-winning run, Ben Nelson retired the last six batters he faced and Michael Armstrong threw out a runner at home in The Dalles’ 5-4 victory against 6A Mountain View Tuesday in Bend.
2018 state qualifiers back in action and a handful of others had personal records and season records at Tuesday’s five-team track and field meet held at Sid White Field.
Rainie Codding and the cousin duo of Bella and Lydia Evans shot their tournament personal records and The Dalles girls golf squad combined for a season-best 425 to finish in seventh place at Friday’s Eagle Crest Invitational in Redmond.
No. 9-ranked The Dalles girls softball team eclipsed 10 runs for the fifth time in eight games after Saturday’s 15-5 mercy-ruled win over Heritage, Wash. from 16th Street Ballpark.
Although the Dufur Rangers are 0-4 to start the season, the young team of 14 underclassmen have shown some positive glimpses of a bright future. From here on out, the goal is to develop consistency on both offense and defense.
Entering Thursday’s Intermountain Conference showdown at Redmond, The Dalles girls tennis team won three doubles matches and tacked on a pair of singles victories to defeat Redmond by a 5-3 score.
Playing in their league opener Thursday, The Dalles boys tennis team suffered a 7-1 loss to Redmond in 5A action at The Dalles High School. Having a good streak to begin the spring campaign, TD head coach Sergio Lopez-Galvan is hoping his team can shake off the loss and start another streak.
The Dufur Rangers had four top-10 finishes, headed by Andrew Richman, who led the way with a fourth in keyhole and added a pair of ninth-place outcomes in pole bending and individual flags at the second OHSET meet of the season, held on March 15-17 at Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte.
Jaeden Biehn continued her surge for a state berth with a handful of top-5 marks in both individual and team events and The Dalles equestrian team improved its point total by 43 points at the second OHSET Meet held last month in Powell Butte.
Blessed with good weather at the Pride classic in Arizona, The Dalles baseball team posted a 1-3 record, with the lone win coming in dramatic fashion last Tuesday.
In their home opener on March 21, The Dalles Riverhawks swept four doubles matches in a 6-2 victory over Roosevelt in a varsity boys tennis contest held at The Dalles High School.
Playing against 6A Roosevelt, The Dalles girls tennis team finished tied at four games apiece and both squads were even in the number of sets won, so it came down to five more overall games to break the deadlock in varsity action on Mar. 21 in Portland.
Tyler Vassar and Aidan Telles turned in top-5 finishes and The Dalles boys golf team placed third overall at The Riverhawk Invitational on Mar. 22 at The Dalles Country Club.
The high school wrestling season may have ended a month ago, but for The Dalles wrestlers Steven Preston and Ophath Silaphath, there are no breaks in the offseason if they want to achieve ultimate success.
As a coach, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing his or her athletes realize their potential. The Dalles girls basketball players Kilee Hoylman and Lauryn Belanger received Intermountain Conference recognition for their standout outputs this season.
Facing three 6A schools and an undefeated 5A Putnam through four non-league games, The Dalles baseball has been very competitive with three of those losses by two runs or fewer, two by one run.
Ready to rise another level in the varsity tennis circuit, The Dalles boys squad swept four doubles matches and claimed three of four on the singles side to secure a 7-1 triumph over McNary Monday in Keizer.
Last year, The Dalles girls golf team combined for a 521 to place sixth at the Riverhawk Invitational, but then cut 62 strokes off their scores by dropping to a 459 in opening-round play at the Class 5A Special District 2 Tournament in May. One event into the season and they have already shattered that mark.
Isaac Anthony dazzled in his first-ever varsity start on the mound. The freshman southpaw held Culver scoreless on two hits, four walks and nine strikeouts across five innings. Once he exited the game, Culver’s bats came alive and Bulldog reliever Tadd Anderson retired 12 in a row over the final four frames to help his team storm back from an early 7-0 deficit for a 10-7 comeback in extra innings Wednesday at Kramer Field in The Dalles.
With only one day of outside practice, The Dalles boys tennis team won three matches each in singles and doubles play to pull off a 6-2 victory on the road in Portland Thursday at Parkrose High School.
The Dalles girls tennis team posted straight-set wins in all four singles matches, and the No. 2 doubles team of Karla Najera and Pearl Guzman added a three-set win to give the Lady Riverhawks a 5-4 victory against Parkrose in Thursday’s varsity opener in Portland.
From the first game to the second, The Dalles baseball coach Steve Sugg noticed a big difference.
TD committed six first-game errors and stranded seven runners on base in a 5-1 loss last Thursday and then bounced back with seven errorless innings, as they squandered a 5-3 lead through five and a half innings of a 6-5 loss to 6A Gresham Friday.
With some pep in their step following a demonstrative 30-1 mercy-ruled win at Milwaukie last Wednesday, No. 7-ranked The Dalles needed extra frames to finally shrug off pesky Gresham in Friday’s 12-6 road varsity triumph.
There is a new energy across the board for The Dalles softball team. Katherine Kramer is back as head coach and she has a fired up group that is looking to get back on track, following two seasons where the varsity team posted an 11-39-1 record under two different coaches.
At the start of last season, The Dalles Riverhawks had a roster of six sophomores, a freshman, a junior and five seniors, who combined to clinch a state play-in spot for the second consecutive year. With the departure of those veterans, there is still a talented core of athletes who played summer ball and got those critical repetitions ahead of 2019.
Louis Red Cloud finished his alpine skiing career in 35th place in two giant slalom runs, and he added a pair of fifth-place freestyle finishes in skiercross and slopestyle last week at Mount Hood Meadows. Friday, at the OISRA State Championship giant slalom on the Middlefork Course, Red Cloud started with a 1:09.20 and added a 1:11.18 to get a two-run time of 2:20.38, which was 16.14 seconds behind winner Tucker Scroggins of Central Catholic (2:04.24).
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