The Columbia Gorge Hustlers kept pace in the early innings before Mt. Hood Select opened the floodgates in the fourth inning on its way to an 11-3 baseball win Wednesday night.
In the first ever Babe Ruth Softball Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in The Dalles, four area teams were in the spotlight while playing in front of their hometown fans. The Dalles Softball League All-Star squads in age groups 14U, 12U and 10U competed in the nine-team event July 6-8 at…
DUFUR – Parker Wallace placed first in the Novice Male division, Jessica Elam had a top-10 finish, and the duo of Peyton Neal and Hunter Wagenblast ended up tied for 16th place to lead the Dufur Clay Target Team at the Oregon State High School Clay Target League Tournament held on June 22 at the Hillsboro Trap and Skeet Club.
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For the first time in program history spanning 60 years, The Dalles Babe Ruth softball is hosting the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament this weekend, with championship action slated for Monday afternoon at Sorosis Park in The Dalles.
The swimming stars were on display at the three-day 68th annual Ted Walker Invitational held from Jun. 21-23 at the North Wasco County Aquatic Center.
With a chance to get a good look at his incoming football prospects, new The Dalles varsity coach Andy Codding dressed down 48 athletes, up from 28 last season, at the Wildcat Football Team Camp from June 22-25 on the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville.
For head coach Steve Sugg, last season’s goal was for the young Hustlers to enjoy success while playing against ‘A’ competition.
In 46 American Legion games, the Hustlers racked up a 29-17 overall record, won a Zone 2 championship and added a 1-2 finish at the American Legion State Tournament in North Bend last August.
The Dalles’ 10U Little League All-Stars were eliminated from playoff contention after back-to-back mercy-ruled losses to Bend North and Bend South in District 5 action this weekend from Madras.
Poised to make their case for regionals, Athletics East Running Club standouts Juan Diego Contreras, Emily Johnson and Friedrich Stelzer attained top-3 finishes at the USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships this past weekend in Newberg.
In the past, the 10U Cherry City Crush had struggled against solid pitching.
While facing top arms at the ASA ‘C’ State Championships this past weekend in Albany, the Crush put up 44 runs and surrendered just 14 runs for a perfect 5-0 record on their way to a title.
For the last two years, The Dalles and Bend North have alternated district championships, with TD coming out on top two years ago, and Bend North winning last year en route to a state crown.
Playing without injured Nathan Hedges against a Kellogg Welding team that had a handful of incoming high school sophomores proved to be too much for East Cascade Electric to overcome.
Last Wednesday at Wahtonka School in The Dalles, 75 local children were in action at the Elementary School Track and Field Meet on the campus of Wahtonka High School at Sid White Field in The Dalles.
This meet is hosted by the physical education teachers at Chenowith, Dry Hollow and Colonel Wright, and students and high school track volunteers were on hand to teach the events and pass out ribbons, which were provided by the Colonel Wright and Dry Hollow PTO and PTA.
The Dalles’ 14U Sluggers played their third baseball tournament of the spring/summer this past weekend in Hillsboro, and missed out on placing in the standings. All told, the Sluggers had a winning record and secured a pair of third-place tourney finishes. In the back row are, pictured from …
Through three tournaments, the Cherry City Crush softball squad, made up of all 13U players, had a 9-7 overall record with four of those losses by one run.
Those close games under pressure situations were beneficial to the group as they started 0-2, but finished 4-0 to secure a silver bracket championship at the Tormaschy Memorial Tournament on June 1-2 in Yakima, Wash.
On May 3-5 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, The Dalles Dance Club Academy attended the Onstage New York Dance Competition, the biggest regional dance competition in the Pacific Northwest and had a record-breaking award haul with the most platinum awards in program history.
Once the two days of daylong basketball action are completed, Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy coordinator Greg Cummings is spent.
So much goes into the planning and organization of a smoothly-run tournament, so while he was exhausted after the third annual Winter Classic on Feb. 23-24, he celebrated the volunteers, the coaches, the officials and everyone who had a hand in making everything run like clockwork.
Elizabeth Olivan, Jocelyn Olivan and Bridget Donnell all earned scholarships and several others added gold medals, as The Dalles Dance Club Academy competed and took classes at the Jump Tour Dance Convention held March 7-10 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
As the years go on, Matthew Dallman hopes to see Gorge Soccer Futsal continue to grow. The GSF program, which features boys and girls from nine-years-old to high school seniors, expanded from 17 local teams in 2017-18 to 30 this past winter in seven different age groups with multiple squads hailing from Goldendale, Wash., White Salmon, Wash., Hood River and The Dalles.
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