Ray Rodriguez is sports editor of The Dalles Chronicle.
Baseball team clinches title with a 9-3 win over Bend
The Dalles’ 12U Sluggers team put all the elements of pitching, defense and hitting together and that level of precision baseball equaled a tournament championship, the first for this group in 2017.
Snodgrass shoots an even-par 72 for second
Chase Snodgrass carded a season-best 72 for second place overall, and the Riverhawk boys’ golf team combined for a 324 to capture third place at the State Preview Tournament at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks on Wednesday.
TD coaches inducted for lifetime achievement in wrestling
This past Saturday in Tigard, former wrestling coaches Kevin Kramer and Roger Rolen were inducted into the Oregon chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement in the sport, joining past selections Rich Rolen and Dennis Radford.
Keenan Coles chalked up a pair of second-place finishes in the long and triple jump, and a third in the 100-meter race at the Pepsi Invitational Saturday in Union.
Taylor and Ford duke it out in Saturday’s 10k
Tevin Taylor, Erin Ford and Russell Loughmiller matched each other stride-for-stride in the final stretches of the 10k race this past Saturday for the 2017 Cherry Festival 3k, 5k and 10k run and walk held on the field at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles.
Track team continues high rise at Kiwanis Invitational
Julian Hernandez added another win to his record, Sam Alvarez hit a personal record and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay team of Jordyn Hattenhauer, Jenna Miller, Bailey Nearing and Aileen Luna-Lopez dropped a second-place marker of four minutes and 36.61 seconds at the Kiwanis Invitational Saturday in Hermiston.
Mike Jesch carded a 67 in his opening round and he finished with a 69 on the second day and joined forces with Jason Miller for a gross score of 135 to win The Dalles Country Club 2017 Men’s Kickoff ending Sunday.
The Dalles boys’ tennis team traveled to Madras Saturday for a double dual against Bend and Mountain View, as the team posted a handful of wins, which gave head coach Shea MacNab a feeling of optimism.
Wednesday’s effort has coach excited about district tournament
Facing a Pendleton team they had beaten in sweep fashion just two weeks ago, The Dalles dominated singles and doubles action to capture a 6-0 boys varsity win on Wednesday at The Dalles High School.
Rangers pull off sweep of Union High
Saturday at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston, the No. 9-ranked Rangers walloped Union in a league doubleheader by final scores of 12-1 and 11-5 to run their winning streak to 15 games, 10 of those coming in Blue Mountain Conference contests.