Motherly presence is recipe for Dufur’s success

HILLSBORO – There were nine Dufur Ranger seniors playing their final game at Hillsboro Stadium Saturday. In the stands, yelling and screaming, eyes full of tears, were their mothers, savoring every moment and sharing in the glory of a fourth straight football title. “I don’t think it has sunk in yet,” Cynthia Kortge, mother of Cole, said.

November 27, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

Operation 10-4 complete; Dufur beats St. Paul

HILLSBORO – In the world of sports, adjustments are the name of the game. For one half, the St. Paul offense racked up 167 yards and scored touchdowns on four of their first five possessions to take a 32-30 halftime lead. The second half was a different story, however. The Dufur defense limited St. Paul to 30 yards on 20 plays with Abraham Kilby blocking a punt for a safety and Tanner Masterson returning an interception 17 yards for the eventual game-winning score in a 38-32 comeback victory Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium in the 1A state championship game.

November 27, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

TD robotics students take honors

Robotics students from The Dalles and Hood River secured top-4 finishes and earned two judged awards at The Dalles Turns VEX Robotics Tournament this past weekend. In the VEX Robotics Challenge, students work to solve an engineering challenge that is presented each year in the form of a game.

November 23, 2018 2:04 p.m. read more..

Athletics East qualifies 10 for nationals

Doing well at state opened some eyes. Taking those numbers and finishes up another notch showed that the Athletics East (AE) team is taking flight to the highest levels. At the USATF Junior Olympic Regional Meet last weekend at Franklin Park in Yakima, Wash., five individuals qualified for nationals and the five-person boys’ 15-18-year-old squad claimed a second consecutive win.

November 23, 2018 1:38 p.m. read more..

Dufur tumbles its way into 1A title game

BEND – From the outside looking in, fans and spectators witnessed a crowning achievement, as the No. 1-ranked and undefeated Dufur Rangers captured their 32nd straight victory, 46-0 over Hosanna Christian in a semifinal contest played Saturday at Summit High School in Bend. In the locker room following the win, however, players and coaches were lamenting the many mistakes, missed assignments, mental gaffes and undisciplined penalties that marred a lopsided outcome.

November 20, 2018 1:32 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk runners get postseason awards

For The Dalles senior Emma Mullins, running has taught her how to focus on what’s important, from friends and family, to hard work and dedication. As the curtain closes on one phase of her career, Mullins can stand proud of her accomplishments in the cross country circuit. She earned first-team all-Intermountain Conference and was named to the all-state squad on the third team. Along with Mullins, Samuel Alvarez secured third-team all-state recognition and a first-team all-league bid to lead the boy’s team.

November 20, 2018 1:30 p.m. read more..

Athletics East team qualifies 15 for USATF Regionals

The Athletics East Running Club had 15 participants step up in a major way at the USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships last Saturday on the campus of Corban University in Salem. The team, which is comprised of harriers from Hermiston, Union, Dufur, Condon, Heppner and The Dalles, competed against 16 other teams and 461 athletes across several age groups that were all vying for places in the top-35 to advance to Saturday’s regional rounds.

November 16, 2018 1:23 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk soccer gets six all-league recipients

Once again, The Dalles boys’ soccer team improved on its record, goals scored and defense, which marked the third straight season of such an accomplishment under head coach Matthew Dallman. Intermountain Conference coaches rewarded Reed Twidwell, Jake Roetcisoender, Andy Lopez, Alex Gutierrez, Omar Torres and Julian Quintana for their league production, as Twidwell and Roetcisoender, both seniors, chalked up first-team honors.

November 16, 2018 1:22 p.m. read more..

Cheer breaks seal on competitive season

Since taking over The Dalles cheer program four years ago, head coach Kelsey Sugg-Wallace has never fielded stunt groups for the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association All-State competition. TD’s three stunt teams had solid performances, Nathan Nañez placed sixth individually out of 18 in the boys’ division, and Emily Adams ended up sixth out of 40 individual girls and was chosen as a member of the 5A All-State team in cheer competition last Saturday at Thurston High School in Springfield.

November 16, 2018 1:21 p.m. read more..

TD hosts robotics tourney

Middle and high school robotics students from across the state will face off in The Dalles for the first tournament of the season Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosted by local students at The Dalles Middle School. Best viewing times from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 13, 2018 3:08 p.m. read more..

Riverhawk standouts recognized

The Dalles Riverhawk Booster Club honored its October Athletes of the Month last Friday at the monthly Booster Club Morning Breakfast held at The Riv Cafe: Andy Lopez and Jake Roetcisoender (boys soccer), Addie Klindt (girls soccer), Mikiyle Branther and Caleb Parsons (cheer), Hanna Ziegenhagen, Rey Aviluz and Gabe Lira (cross country), Reed Twidwell (football) and Kilee Hoylman (volleyball).

November 13, 2018 1:50 p.m. read more..

No. 1 Dufur advances to state semifinals

DUFUR – With Asa Farrell, Tanner Masterson and Derek Frakes leading the offense, and Russell Peters and Tabor McLaughlin spearheading the defense, the No. 1-ranked Rangers steamrolled past the Camas Valley Hornets by a 64-20 margin. Now two wins away from a fourth state title in a row, Marcus Brown and the Rangers are ready to put everything they have on the line for a dance with destiny

November 13, 2018 1:47 p.m. read more..

Girls earn IMC awards

The Dalles girls’ soccer team had four all-league winners in a three-win season in 2017. This past fall, TD posted better numbers across the board, improving on wins by one, adding 16 goals scored, twice that of 2017 (8), and the defense surrendered 22 goals, a sharp decline from 48 last season.

November 13, 2018 1:45 p.m. read more..

CGBA hits all-time high with seven hoops teams

Entering the fifth year of the Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy, program coordinator Greg Cummings is seeing the numbers skyrocket and the skill levels rise for local boys and girls across the Gorge. On Oct. 28 at The Dalles Middle School, hoops standouts from third-through-eighth grades participated in a tryout and all 65 were matched up with a team for seven overall, up from the five teams assembled last year.

November 9, 2018 2:31 p.m. read more..


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