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After opening the football season with a disappointing shut out to start their 2021 campaign, The Dalles Riverhawks (0-2, 0-1 IMC) looked to right the ship and open conference play with a win. The Redmond Panthers (1-1, 1-0 IMC) had other ideas though, as they cruised to a 76-12 victory Friday in The Dalles.
Trout Lake’s 2-1 girls soccer start this fall season can be attributed to a couple of factors, but perhaps the main one is because the Mustangs have a talented and dedicated roster of players.
The Dalles High cross country team, fresh off mixing it up with larger schools at Oregon City on Saturday, will host its own invitational this Friday.
The Dalles will host nine other teams at the annual Bridgette Nelson invite at Sororis Park. The meet includes a middle school division, of which races are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Dalles High Riverhawks (1-3) girls soccer team won its first game this year, a 7-0 non-league victory over the Goldendale Timberwolves on Saturday at the Wahtonka campus.
Unbeaten Montesano rallied to the football on defense and was efficient on offense during a 53-0 road win at Columbia High on Thursday in White Salmon.
After three games, it’s obvious that The Dalles High Riverhawks boys soccer team is continuing its strong development, while making huge strides and showing rapid improvement that indicates they could very well be one of the top contenders in the Intermountain Conference.
The Hood River Valley boys soccer team renewed its rivalry with the Hillsboro Spartans on Sept. 14, when the No. 8 Spartans traveled to HRV for matchup of elite soccer programs. Since 2014, the Eagles have won two 5A state championships and advanced to the quarterfinals in all but one year. The Spartans have also qualified for the playoffs every year, with two trips to the semifinals.
The Dufur High Rangers (2-1) and the Sherman/Condon High Huskies (0-2) renewed their rivalry in OSAA Class 1A eight-man football for the first time in four years last Friday in a Big Sky League matchup at Dufur High School.
The Dalles High Riverhawks volleyball team opened its 10-game Intermountain Conference schedule on the road Sept. 16 and lost 3-1 to the No. 5 ranked Crook County Cowgirls (1-0 IMC, 5-1 overall) in Prineville.
There are three teams undefeated in the OSAA Class 1A Big Sky League volleyball standings, led by the Dufur Rangers and the South Wasco County Redsides at 3-0 along with the Condon High Blue Devils at 2-0.
In what was undoubtedly their most exciting match of the season thus far, the Hood River Valley High Eagles (3-4) recorded a come-from-behind 3-2 non-league win over the Class 4A Banks Braves (1-6) Sept. 14 at Banks High School.
An improving The Dalles girls soccer team seeks its first win in a nonleague contest at home Thursday at 4:30 p.m. against the Hillsboro Spartans (0-0-1).
The Riverhawks (0-1-1) had a good start in their opening game of the season, a 1-1 tie against the Class 3A Riverside Pirates (1-1-1) Aug. 30 at the Wahtonka soccer field. The Dalles, guided by Coach Colby Tonn, was unable to keep the momentum from the opener and lost 6-0 to Scappoose (2-0-1) Sept. 7 at Otto Petersen Elementary School in Scappoose.
A Jekyll-and-Hyde start to the girls soccer season has afforded Hood River Valley Coach Amanda Orand to focus on practice plans with different emphasis points.
After beginning the season with a win, The Dalles High Riverhawks (1-1) boys soccer team had hopes of making it two in row in a nonleague matchup Sept. 9 on the road against the No. 7- ranked Parkrose Broncos (1-1-1) in Portland. But the Broncos’ ball movement and more experience lineup were among the factors in Parkrose’s 1-0 win.
The highly regarded South Wasco County High Redsides volleyball team has certainly proved that it’s one of the top contenders at the OSAA Class 1A level — recent proof was a five-match win streak.
Columbia High’s season-opening cross country meet brought a smile to Coach Mike Hannigan’s face, but don’t expect the Bruin coach to go easy on his young team because of it — in fact, it might lead to the exact opposite.
Hood River Valley responded to an increase in the competition level last Friday, winning a nonleague football game against visiting Scappoose, 39-21.
In the Eagles first game of the season, they handled business against the Hillsboro Spartans, but their week two match up featured a team ranked in the top-10 of the state according to OregonLive. The Scappose Indians are coached by Sean McNabb and his son, Luke handles quarterback responsibilities. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, the senior quarterback McNabb is an intimidating figure. This week in practice the Eagles emphasized controlling the Indians ground attack.
Sherman County and Dufur will resume their football rivalry for the first time since 2017 with a game 7 p.m. Friday at Dufur High School.
Dufur won last week via forfeit over the Lyle/Wishram/Klickitat High Cougars (1-1). The Cougars had COVID health and safety concerns, and they had only 10 of their 16 players available for the contest. Sherman lost a nonleague game Friday at DeSales Catholic School in Walla Walla, Wash., 60-20.
After two years of competing in the OSAA Class 1A six-man football Special District 4, the Sherman County Huskies (0-1) returned to eight-man football against DeSales. Their season-opening contest against Crane was canceled Sept. 4.
Gorge players were selected to play in a long-time summer staple — an all-star football game, held last weekend at Linfield University in McMinnville.
In game that looked much different than the final score, missed opportunities were the story for The Dalles Riverhawks as they fell, 48-38, to the Ridgeview Ravens in the first round of the Intermountain Conference Playoffs.
The South Wasco County boys basketball team capped its best season in 15 years by taking third place in the Oregon Class 1A/Community Bank/Steens Baker County State Tournament last week at Baker High School and Powder Valley High.
The Dalles Little League’s 12U baseball team won two of four games to finish tied for fifth in last week’s 10-team District 5 tournament in Redmond.
The South Wasco County girls basketball team enjoyed its most successful season in 20 years by taking fourth place in the Oregon Class 1A Community Bank/Steens/Baker County State Tournament June 21-24 at Baker High School and Powder Valley High.
Three Babe Ruth teams, with players from The Dalles, Hood River and White Salmon, played a full local season this spring despite the many challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local Babe Ruth baseball finished off the season on June 16.
The South Wasco County High Redsides boys and girls basketball teams had among their best finishes ever in the 2021 Oregon Class 1A state basketball tournament this week.
Hood River Valley defeated Pendleton, 76-46, Monday at home in the first round of the Intermountain Conference boys basketball playoffs.
Early in a Class 5A Intermountain Conference girls basketball game last week, the underdog The Dalles High Riverhawks appeared to have a slight chance of an upset win over highly regarded Ridgeview.
The Dalles and Hood River Valley, along with the rest of the Intermountain Conference teams, continue to jockey for position in next week’s season-ending championship tournaments for baseball and softball.
The Dalles and Hood River Valley, along with the rest of the Intermountain Conference teams, are jockeying for position in next week’s season-ending championship tournaments for baseball and softball.
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