The Dalles Middle School football players Andre Niko and Manatu Crichton-Tunai were called upon to represent the community at the second annual Oregon All-State Football Game held Saturday at Sheldon High School in Eugene.
The Dalles girls soccer player Addie Klindt is off to Linfield College, where she will play soccer and run track for the Div. III Wildcats and will major in sports management. In the group photo are, from left to right, starting in the back row, boys head coach Matthew Dallman, girls assista…
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As many as 43.5 million Americans may have dyslexia, and about 3.5 percent of students — slightly more than two million children — are receiving special educational services for a reading disorder.
The Dalles senior Bailey LeBreton chose not use her learning disability as an excuse or crutch – She finished her senior year with a 3.94 grade point average, and that accomplishment is an example to others that anything is possible as long as they press forward and make education a top priority.
LeBreton signed on to play volleyball and softball at George Fox University with an interior design major and a minor in organizational communications.
GRESHAM – Surviving a torrential downpour for most of the weekend, The Dalles senior Reed Twidwell didn’t worry about his times or where he placed, he savored his final days as a Riverhawk with his track and field teammates.
After back-to-back playoff berths, The Dalles baseball team posted more wins overall and in league action, scored 35 more runs and allowed 38 fewer runs, but had a 2-8 record in matchups decided by two runs or less, including an 0-5 mark in league contests.
In his career, Tyler Vassar tallied eight medalist titles, had two top-10 state finishes, and as a sophomore, he played a big part in helping The Dalles boys golf team to its best state outcome in program history, second place. All of those positive memories will be his driving force at the collegiate level.
The Dalles golfers, pictured from left to right, Samantha Stansbury, Aidan Telles and Tyler Vassar wrapped up the season at state tournaments this past Tuesday, with Telles in a tie for third place and Vassar ending up tied for eighth place in a field of 58 golfers at Trysting Tree in Corval…
DUFUR – They were young, wet behind the ears and made some rookie mistakes, but through it all, the Dufur Rangers are off to state. With their pitching, the young Rangers could be a problem this year, let alone the future.
MORO – Saturday marked a historic moment for the Dufur boys and girls track teams. Both groups captured Big Sky Conference championships in the same season, a first for the girls since 1999, while the boys last accomplished their title feat in 2007.
Last year, The Dalles did not have a single team win, were scratching for individual victories and every player was eliminated in the first round of district action. This past weekend at the Intermountain Conference girls tennis tournament on the Ridgeview High School campus in Redmond, every player was in at least the second round or better and four out of the eight quarterfinal matches between singles and doubles were filled with Hawk players.
In his first year coaching, Sergio Lopez-Galvan wasn’t sure what to expect heading into districts. Devam Patel and Ethan Martin notched a state doubles qualification with fourth place and The Dalles had 19 points to grab third at the Intermountain Conference boys tennis tournament in Redmond.
HOOD RIVER – Tyler Vassar and Aidan Telles already had a state berth in the bag, but the duo wanted to play well enough to get their entire team qualified for state play.
While Samantha Stansbury is off to state next week, The Dalles girls golf team had its best two days of golf, scoring-wise, to finish second at the Intermountain Conference/Northwest Oregon Conference regional championship tournament ending Tuesday at Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville.
The Dalles short relay runner Jenna Miller, in front, waits for teammate Kristine Carter to pass the baton in Friday’s Dean Nice Invite in Gresham. The Lady Hawks placed in 11 of 18 events to take ninth place out of 16 teams.
he Dalles boys and girls put up 22 personal records, 19 top-5 finishes, placed in 25 of 36 events and the senior duo of Justin Conklin and Emma Mullins each had wins at Friday’s Dean Nice Invitational in Gresham.
“If you look at some of those results, I am really impressed with how our kids did and where they are right now at this point in the season,” TD head coach Garth Miller said. “In this meet, it wasn’t just a few kids who stepped up, we stepped up as a team, on both the boys and girls side, so it was really good.”
Once again, history was made by Dufur High School as Cole Kortge, Abraham Kilby, Tanner Masterson and Asa Farrell produced a time of 44.01 seconds at the Regis Community Twilight Meet Friday in Stayton, beating their old mark of 44.58 set on April 19.
Track and field athletes representing the Big Sky Conference were at different venues this past weekend for their final tune-ups before district action at 10:30 a.m. this coming Saturday in Moro. Above is Asa Farrell of Dufur High School.
The Sherman girls tennis team placed second as a team and had Savannah Moe take first place and the doubles team of Gabriela Rubio and CJ Johnson pick up second place at the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 4 Sub-District Tennis Tournament at Tri-Cities Court Club in Kennewick, Wash. and qualifi…
Over a week span, The Dalles girls tennis squad had a tournament in Bend, followed by league matches versus Pendleton, Crook County and Ridgeview.
On Thursday in Prineville, TD swept four doubles matches and split at No. 1 and No. 3 singles to defeat Crook County, 6-2.
In two league matchups with Pendleton, the Lady Buckaroos have been able to get the close wins when it counted. Earlier in the season, Pendleton won 11-10 on total sets won, and Tuesday, they secured three doubles victories and tacked on a pair of wins on the singles side, two of those decisions coming in close third-set tiebreakers in a 5-3 triumph.
Coming off a 7-1 loss last week at Redmond, The Dalles boys tennis team played short-handed this past Tuesday, but still scored a 5-0 win at home over Pendleton with every match decided by straight sets.
Intermountain Conference golfers competed in the final league event of the season to determine state and regional qualifiers Monday at Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville. Medalist for the event was Isaac Buerger from Ridgeview with a 75, followed by Brodie Kuizenga from Crook County and Aidan Telles from The Dalles with 79’s.
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