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April 29 Prep Sports Scoreboard

Track and Field

Columbia won both the boys and girls portions of a four-school meet it hosted in White Salmon, while Lyle-Wishram’s boys were second and girls fourth.  Lyle-Wishram’s Gabe Montoya won three boys’ events, while teammate Jacob Zeigler and Columbia’s James Bell won two each.  In the girls’ part of the meet, Columbia’s Savannah Story, Stacia Bell, and Alondra Casarez-Garcia all won a pair of events.


LaCenter was first among boys and girls teams in a four-school meet in Stevenson.  The host Bulldogs were third in both the boys and girls standings.  Madison McCrum won three events for the Stevenson girls, while Brandon Campbell won two for the Bulldog boys.


Boys Tennis

Hood River Valley 7, The Dalles 1


Boys Golf

Horizon Christian finished sixth in district qualifying at Quail Valley Golf Club in Banks.  Ian Walker had the best round for the Hawks, shooting an 89.

April 28 Prep Sports Roundup


Hood River Valley 19, Hermiston 9 (10 innings):  Riley Wilson’s three-run double set off an 11-run tenth inning to lift the Eagles to the win in a back and forth game.  Hermiston jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning, HRV came back to take an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh inning, only to have the Bulldogs tie the game in the bottom of the seventh.  Kam Walker pitched five innings in relief to earn the win.  The Eagles moved two games in front of Pendleton and The Dalles atop the Columbia River Conference.


Pendleton 13, The Dalles 1:  The Buckaroos rolled to the win at Quinton Street Park to pull even with the Riverhawks in second place in the league.


Columbia sweeps Stevenson:  The Bruins win 8-7 and 14-3 to tie LaCenter for fourth in the Trico League.


Sunnyside Christian sweeps Lyle-Wishram-Klickitat 15-3 and 13-9.


Naches Valley sweeps Goldendale 3-0 and 10-0.



Pendleton 12, The Dalles 4: The league-leading Buckaroos completed a three-game sweep of the Riverhawks that saw them score 37 runs.

Hermiston 10, Hood River Valley 0:  The Bulldogs stayed in the post-season race and pull within a game of HRV for third in the Columbia River Conference.

Wind Challenge Set For Readiness Center

Google and Columbia Gorge Community College are partnering in their second annual Student Wind Challenge this weekend in The Dalles.  The event has doubled in size this year, with over 200 students part of 40 middle and high school teams.  Google’s Dave Karlson says the challenge is to build the best wind turbine.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center adjacent to the CGCC campus in The Dalles  There will also be a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fair, with the University of Oregon and OMSI taking part.

The Dalles Community Clean-Up Set For Saturday

The 28th Annual Community Clean-Up in The Dalles will be taking place this Saturday.  The Wasco County yard on West 10th and Walnut will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and people can bring two standard-sized pickup loads per household.  Cindy Keever of The Dalles Public Works says it helps to have your items sorted before you arrive.  Items no longer needed but too good to throw away can be donated to the Re-Use area.  Those with questions about the Community Clean-up can call The Dalles Public Works at 541-296-5401 or Keever at 541-506-2004.

The Dalles Budget Committee To Start Work

The City of The Dalles will hold its first budget committee meeting next week.  The committee is made up of the City Council and five at-large members from the community.  Mayor Steve Lawrence projects it will take three days of meetings to go through the entire budget.  Lawrence reiterated the priority would be on road maintenance, noting Councilors approved allowing transferring general fund money to road maintenance.  Lawrence added one of the Council’s goals for this year is to evaluate how the City can decrease its debtload, perhaps using a portion of increased transient room tax revenue to do so.  Another is to clearly identify what is in the general fund and how priorities are being set.

FISH To Open New Facility Next Week

FISH Food Bank’s new facility on Tucker Road adjacent to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hood River is about to open  FISH is going to open the building to its clients this coming Monday, while the Pine Street location will close.  Marianne Durkan of FISH says they will be able to have more items and fresh food items available.  FISH will retain the same hours of operation in the new building as they have had at Pine Street.  FISH branches in Cascade Locks, Odell, and Parkdale will maintain their current operations.  A grand opening and community open house is planned in June.

Shooting Suspect Arraigned On Attempted Murder Charge

A Parkdale man was arraigned Monday on attempted murder and assault charges for the shooting of a man at the Hood River Marina early Saturday evening.  Hood River Circuit Court Judge John Olson set bail at $50,000 for 28-year-old Tyson Sackett, accused of shooting 60-year-old Mark Wright of Eugene.  Hood River Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Hood River Marina around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.   According to witnesses a man fired several shots at another man in a vehicle at the north end of the marina.  The gunman fled eastbound across the marina, stripped off his clothing and jumped into the Columbia River and swam to the adjacent riverbank.  Hood River Police located Sackett and took him into custody a short time later at a nearby gas station.  A Skamania County dive team on Sunday morning retrieved a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting from the Columbia River near the north end of the Hood River marina.  Wright was able to drive himself into the downtown Hood River area before getting help, and was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital.  Sackett will make his next court appearance on May 12.

Klickitat County Commission To Consider Husum/BZ Plan Next Week

It will probably be next week before Klickitat County Commissioners consider what to do with the Husum/BZ Corners Plan Update.  Commissioners last week held a hearing on the plan update that has been in effect for three years.  Commissioner Rex Johnston says the panel learned some things during the hearing.  He felt those who testified were fairly split on the update.  Johnston noted the Commission would not consider what it wants to do with the plan update until next week.  Fellow Commissioner David Sauter is in Washington, D.C. this week, and will not attend the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting.

City of HR Begins Budget Work

The City of Hood River is embarking this week on its budget process for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  The City enters its budget work without any major issues, but City Manager Steve Wheeler says there are challenges.  But he does add revenue is up.  Wheeler says room tax revenues are up by 13 percent, so he thinks that is helping the City keep pace with the numbers of people who are here during the summer.  He notes the City manages that situation by hiring temporary workers during the peak tourism season.

April 25 Prep Sports Roundup


Hood River Valley sweeps Hermiston 11-1 and 4-3:  Ryan Ward pitched a four-hitter in game one, but was taken to hospital with an apparent jaw injury after a collision in the outfield in game two.  Patrick Harvey drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap to give HRV sole possession of first place in the Columbia River Conference.


The Dalles splits with Pendleton:  The Riverhawks lost game one 4-1 but took the second contest 3-1 to stay one game back of Hood River in the CRC.


Columbia 4, LaCenter 3

Columbia 11, Riverside 0

Dufur sweeps Sherman 10-8 and 10-3.

LaSalle sweeps Goldendale 8-4 and 17-4




Pendleton sweeps The Dalles 13-1 and 12-2:  The Buckaroos take a two-game lead over the Riverhawks atop the Columbia River Conference standings.


Hood River Valley sweeps Hermiston 10-8 and 9-6:  The Eagles scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win game one, then held off a late Bulldog rally in game two.


LaCenter 12, Columbia 1

Columbia splits with Irrigon, winning the opener 13-7 but falling in game two 14-10.


Track and Field

Hood River Valley’s girls were fifth and the boys sixth at the Summit Invitational in Bend.  Jestena Mattson won the 100 meters, 200 meters, and high jump for the HRV girls, while Sebastian Barajas won the shot put and discus for the Eagle boys.


Both The Dalles boys and girls finished tenth at the Kiwanis Invitational in Hermiston.  Katie Conklin had the top finish for the Riverhawks, taking second in the high jump.


Goldendale was the boys’ winner and Condon-Wheeler took the girls’ title at the Condon-Wheeler Invitational.  Brian Golding won three events and Dillon Rising two for the Timberwolf boys, while Gabe Montoya won a pair for Lyle-Wishram.  Taylor Darden of Dufur, Lexi Grenvik of Sherman and Ocean Bryan of Goldendale won two events each in girls’ competition.


Columbia cruised to the girls title while the CHS boys finished second behind Hockinson in the Bruin Invitational in White Salmon.  Claire Anderson, Aidan Liddiard, and Stacia Bell won two events each for the CHS girls, while Madison McCrum of Stevenson also won a pair of events.


Salvador Ramirez finished second in the 1500 meters to lead the Horizon Christian effort at the Portland Christian Invitational.


Boys Soccer

Stevenson 10, Castle Rock 1



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