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Zim’s and the season’s second-place team, finished in the same order after the Oct. 3-4 tournament at Collins Field in Hood River. The final games were played in sunny, windy conditions, a far cry from the 2019 storm-and-swamp the players endured in the final tournament, won by Brew Crushers…

Hi everybody, nice seeing you again! Greetings from Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s ten-pin bowling emporium.  We are happy to report that bowling is alive and well, thanks to all of you.  And, league action is still strong. There is an old story about the dad who told his friend the golf pro th…

Hood River Adult Softball League teams, including Wayback Wednesday, in blue, and Hood River Homies, in gray, waited until clear skies on Saturday and Sunday to get in the week’s games, postponed due to smoke from the usual Monday-Tuesday schedule. Errant throws to first, dicey infield catch…

Volleyball Venture Audrey Synon, a 2020 graduate of The Dalles High School has been signed to play volleyball at Blue Mountain Volleyball in Pendleton. Her interest in volleyball was sparked when she joined The Dalles Middle School volleyball team. She went on to play for the Cherry City Jun…

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Steve Thompson, a coach at The Dalles High School, was acknowledged recently by the Oregon Athletic Coach’s Association for his 45 years as a high school coach. 

Ten-pin bowling leagues returned to Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes last week after being shut down six months ago pursuant to orders from Gov. Kate Brown because of the coronavirus pandemic. We could not see the smiles on their faces because everyone wore a mask as required, but it was…

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Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.

Riders are flocking to the expanded Golden Eagle Park bicycle skills complex, next to Hood River Valley High School. In cooperation with HR Valley Parks and Rec, this spring, Hood River Area Trail Stewards (HRATS) spent $15,000 to build the jump line and a kiddie course, next to the tennis a…

Henry Buckles, a Hood River Valley High School senior, set a new school record in the shot put on Aug. 15 at a Super Throwers meet in Oregon City.

Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state, including hunts in Tygh Valley, south of The Dalles, starting in September. ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant se…

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional fall sports season contests to begin in March under a new 2020-21 school activities calendar approved by the association’s Executive Board on Aug. 5.

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The Columbia Gorge Hustlers snapped a six-game losing streak on a hot Wednesday afternoon at Dufur City Park’s baseball field, defeating Hood River, 12-6 in nine innings.

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Rob Decou is the kind of guy who thinks running an Iron Man Triathalon is a brisk little practice workout. That’s because he’s dedicated to ultra-endurance sports, and leverages that passion to raise awareness and community around important issues. In 2017, Rob completed a 146-mile run acros…

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Jodi Thomasian, a 2018 graduate of The Dalles High School, found herself in the same situation as so many other young people who were anticipating that graduation walk this summer. Her plan was to graduate from Clark College in June with her associate degree in Liberal Arts and then transfer…

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Jodi Thomasian, a 2018 graduate of The Dalles High School, found herself in the same situation as so many other young people who were anticipating that graduation walk this summer. Her plan was to graduate from Clark College in June with her associate degree in Liberal Arts and then transfer…

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The Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited held their 35th consecutive fundraising banquet and auction at the Hood River Inn in February. Over 200 attended for an evening of fun, games and food while helping contribute to the future of wetlands and waterfowl habitats.

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This Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has turned lives, careers and families upside down, and created some panic and uncertainty, especially in the newspaper world.

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The Dalles track and field head coach Garth Miller has joined forces with co-owner of Kainos Coffee and Pizza and TDHS graduate Marten Boyden on a coffee fundraiser to help offset growing costs ahead of the upcoming 2020 spring campaign.

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Ever since she started her run at The Elks Hoop Shoot four years ago, Maupin native Julie Hull has had lofty goals of making it to the National Championships in Chicago, being considered a top shooter and going 25-for-25 on the big stage of regionals.

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On a recruiting trip to Western Oregon University in late January, Dalles Seufalemua had his teammate and friend Okean Green by his side.

The campus tour, team and coach meetings and the vibe were a perfect fit.

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Bringing together a group of eight sixth graders and a fifth grader from local communities such as Hood River, White Salmon, Mosier, North Bonneville and The Dalles, The Gorge Elite Basketball team captured its fourth tournament championship last weekend in Hood River and qualified for the 500-team state tournament this weekend in Spokane, Wash., but action was halted due to the Coronavirus scare.

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Head coach Jesse Alsup had his third grade boys basketball team called the Splash Brothers hitting on cylinders last week, as they cruised to a perfect 4-0 record to grab first place at the season-ending Columbia Gorge Classic Tournament put on by Flames Basketball last Sunday in Hood River.

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The Columbia Gorge Basketball Academy also had a handful of other teams showcased on the hardwood at the Columbia Gorge Classic and the Pacific League Tournament last weekend to complete the 2019-2020 winter hoops session, with the seventh grade boys taking first place, and three other earning runner-up honors.

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SILVERTON – Down 37-12 at the half, The Dalles girls basketball team amped up the defensive tenacity and limited Silverton to six second-half field goals by only two different players, but could not get enough shots to fall to log a major threat as they worked a 20-16 second-half run in a season-ending 53-32 loss to the top-ranked Foxes in 5A state sub-round action Friday in Silverton.

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Following non-stop action at the Eastern Oregon Middle School Regional Tournament Saturday in Boardman, the trio of Summer Schellinger, Wesley Neely and Jacob Berkovich will be representing The Dalles Middle School at the Oregon Middle School State Championships this Saturday in Woodburn.

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The Dalles boys basketball team ended up fifth at 2-8 in league play, with two of those losses by nine points or less and had Jacob Hernandez pick up the team’s only all-Intermountain Conference award for his stout play this winter.

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Equestrian teams from Dufur and The Dalles had their season-opening meet at the three-day Oregon High School Equestrian Teams event held Feb. 21-23 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, and the squads combined for seven top-10 finishes.

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George Harrison placed ninth, Lucy Booth tacked on 12th place honors and The Dalles rattled off six top-25 two-run times at their final regular-season race on Feb. 22 atop Mount Hood Meadows on the Middlefork giant slalom course.

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The moment was not too big for the Dufur Rangers.Many of the players have been on the big stage before in football, but facing No. 3-ranked Life Christian in a hostile environment, on the road, was a new level of challenge.

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The Dalles girls basketball players Kilee Hoylman, Rainie Codding, Lauryn Belanger, Jenna Miller, Grace Schatz, Mercy I’aulualo, Pearl Guzman, Dalia Mondragon and foreign exchange student, Esther Ortiz, were showered with flowers, candy and balloons Tuesday night in an emotional pregame ceremony before action against Hood River Valley at Kurtz Gym.

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The Dalles’ first-year coach Greg Cummings said that his first year as varsity head coach of a 5A program was definitely a learning year for him.

Just like an athlete, though, he plans to put in the extra work to grow and develop, so he can be even better for the 2020-2021 season and beyond.

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The Ione/Arlington Cardinals shot 66 percent for the game on 31 of 47 from the floor and hit a torrid 16 of 20 second-half shots in Saturday’s 74-68 win over the Redsides.

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It has been 15 long years since the Dufur girls basketball program has been relevant in the Big Sky Conference’s upper echelon.

After Saturday’s 50-44 victory over Echo in the district championship game, this young core could be on the top of the heap for many years to come.

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In his career, wrestling has taken Dusty Dodge from The Dalles to Goldendale and now back to The Dalles.

Life has been a whirlwind, but he takes so much more away from his experiences that will last him through the test of time.

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