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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020   A9
The Dalles Chronicle
Busy week doesn’t stop Riverhawk swimmers
TD girls win
dual, earn
second place
at White Buffalo
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
Wrapping up a frenzied
stretch of swimming with
a dual meet and a daylong
tournament, The Dalles girls
claimed a victory and the
boys were second Thursday
in Portland, the girls placed
second and the boys were
third at Saturday’s White
Buffalo Classic in Madras.
“This was the best team
performance at an invita-
tional we’ve had in a long
time,” TD assistant coach Pat
Shortt said. “Combined with
our performance at the St.
Helens Dual Meet, it was a
good week for us. It’s great to
see and hear the kids become
aware that they are com-
petitive in our district. The
coaches knew it. Now they
know it too.”
Facing Madras, Pendleton,
Redmond, Ridgeview,
Sisters and Cove, the Lady
Riverhawks totaled three in-
dividual finishes and added
a relay victory to their point
totals in Madras.
The Dalles’ 400-yard ‘B’ relay team, pictured from left to right, Lydia Evans, Izabella With the help of the sixth-place winning 400-yard ‘B’ relay team, pictured from left to
Montesanti, Addison Little and Hanna Rodriguez, placed fourth at the White Buffalo right, Grant Loughmiller, Jacob Comini, Jose Reyes and Drew Evans, The Dalles boys
Classic Saturday in Madras after a time of 5:42.74. The girls totaled 278 points to swim team accumulated 194 points for third place in the field of seven.
earn second place.
Pat Shortt/Contributed photo
Pat Shortt/Contributed photo
Of the three individual
first-place winners, Kendall
Webber continued her streak
of top finishes in the 200-
yard freestyle, with a time of
2:14.55, and earned top bill-
ing in the 500-yard freestyle
after a blistering 6:07.33.
Freshman standout Lydia
DiGennaro dominated her
50-yard freestyle with a new
personal-best rally of 26.52,
and the girls 200-yard free-
style relay group of Kendall
and Bree Webber, Kennedy
Abbas and DiGennaro swam
into a first place finish with
a time of 1:53.0, besting
Ridgeview (1:56.89) by nearly
four seconds.
Kendall Webber, Hannah
Haight, Maisie Bandel-
Ramirez and DiGennaro also
reeled off a 2:07.98 for second
place in the 200-yard medley
relay, missing another win
by .57 seconds to Ridgeview
(2:07.41), and the 400-yard
freestyle relay quartet of Bree
Webber, Paige Compton,
Haight and Abbas came
through for a 4:33.94 to lock
down second place.
DiGennaro kept pace
with a runner-up outcome
in the 100-yard butterfly
(1:09.87), and Abbas cleared
second place in the 200-yard
individual medley (2:46.29)
and tallied fourth in the 100-
yard backstroke (1:15.58)
Compton was fourth in the
200-yard freestyle (2:36.81)
and fifth in the 500-yard
freestyle (7:00.98), and
Haight had a third-place run
in the 100-yard breaststroke
(1:21.81) and placed fourth
in the 500-yard freestyle
The 400-yard ‘B’ relay
group comprised of Lydia
Evans, Izabella Montesanti,
Addison Little and Hanna
Rodriguez chipped in 22
team points for their fourth-
place time of 5:42.74.
Bandel-Ramirez added a
fourth in the 100-yard free-
style (1:04.96) and fifth in the
50-yard freestyle (29.20). Bree
Webber turned in a 1:33.09
to secure fifth in the 100-yard
butterfly and also hit for 10th
place in the 50-yard freestyle
Lydia Evans cut to ninth
in the 100-yard backstroke
(1:31.52) and posted a 14th
in the 100-yard breaststroke
(1:47.88), Addison Little
ended up 12th in the 100-
yard backstroke (1:41.09),
and Hanna Rodriguez placed
10th in the 200-yard freestyle
(3:05.14) and was 12th in the
100-yard freestyle (1:16.09).
Through 22 events,
Pendleton scored first place
in the team standings with
338 points, The Dalles went
for 278 points for second
place, and Ridgeview (227),
Sisters (140), Redmond (88)
and Madras (77) made up the
rest of the girls standings.
The Redmond boys
notched a top team output
with 302 points, taking the
win over Pendleton (237),
The Dalles (194), Ridgeview
(135), Madras (119), Sisters
(104) and Cove (50).
See SWIMMERS, page A10
TD wrestlers finish fifth at Beisell Dual Tourney
Added to Oregon’s heroics,
Ben Nelson, Quinn Wilson,
and Mauricio Carrera
notched pinfall victories, and
both Taylor Morehouse and
Zak Tackett won by forfeit.
Nelson (152 pounds)
dropped Javon Williams at
For the first time in a
decade, The Dalles wrestling the 43-second mark of the
opening round, and Wilson
team competed in a dual
tournament, tallying a 36-34 (160) followed suit in the
next match with a pin in 42
victory over Roosevelt and
seconds against Jackson
losses to Beaverton and
Century to take hold of fifth
Normally a 182-pound
place at the Bob Beisell Dual
wrestler, Carrera jumped
Tournament Saturday in
up to 195 pounds and had
Forest Grove.
Given the lack of numbers to lock horns with DeMario
over the years, The Dalles has Gonzales.
Both fought to a standstill
had a tough time filling out
through one round, until
a lineup, let alone scoring
enough points to win a dual, Carrera finally subdued
Gonzales with a pin at 3:55 of
so head coach Paul Beasley
was excited to see his loaded the second round.
Conor Blair (126), Elejah
roster put out a maximum
Sutton-Lott (132), Ophath
effort against three quality
Silaphath (170) and Miguel
wrestling programs.
“It was an exciting experi- Torres (220) each lost by
ence,” Beasley said. “The kids early pins, Austin Music was
defeated by majority decision
got to cheer for their team-
mates and have a new experi- and TD lost by forfeit at 145
ence in wrestling. It was good and 285 pounds.
“Elejah wrestled at 132
to see so many wrestlers step
to fill in the lineup, and
up and wrestle up a weight
although she did not prevail,
class to help the team.”
With fifth place on the line she showed grit and determi-
versus Roosevelt and The
nation by wrestling with the
Dalles trailing 34-30, it all
men for our team,” Beasley
came down to Angel Oregon said. “She had an outstand-
in his 120-pound match.
ing showing and one that
His teammates and
all of our coaches and her
coaches were chanting his
teammates appreciated.”
name to spur on the young
In their first match of
grappler, and he delivered in the afternoon, The Dalles
the clutch.
rattled off successful efforts
Oregon needed only
by Nelson, Steven Preston,
57 seconds to dispatch of
Morehouse, and Carrera
Chance Brown by way of pin and added one forfeit, but
to vault the Hawks to their
Beaverton laid out six victo-
two-point triumph.
ries and two forfeits to inch
“It was a great win and
away to a 39-30 win.
outstanding action,” Beasley
Beaverton went a run
said. “I am very proud of
of five wins in the first six
matches, and then the
Several standouts add
to their win totals
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
The Dalles wrestling team engaged in the Bob Beisell Dual Tournament Saturday in Forest Grove and won one of three duals to secure fifth
place. The team travels to Tigard Saturday and has the Elks Memorial Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Hood River. Contributed photo
heavier weights stood tall,
the lone loss coming at 113
pounds, a forfeit.
Nelson pinned Sam
Gonzalez at the 5:05 mark
of the third round at 152
pounds, and after a 9-0 ma-
jor-decision loss from Wilson
at 160, Preston (170) got in
on the act with a 30-second
opening-round pin of Andre
Morehouse came out on
top versus Maria Reeder in
the first round with a pin (56
seconds) and Carrera hit the
mats opposite Jiwanjot Singh
and scored a pin at 3:55 of the
second round.
Oregon (120) lost by
technical fall, and Blair,
Sutton-Lott, Music and
Torres ended up being
pinned, with Torres falling in
the third round (5:24).
The Dalles had a tough-
er time in its dual against
6A Century, as the Jaguars
posted seven wins and three
forfeits in a 56-16 victory.
Tackett earned an 11-3
major decision over Abiu
Diaz at 113 pounds, Silaphath
took control of Donovan
Gallardo with an 8-4 decision
in their 170-pound slugfest,
Morehouse pinned Cayden
Palmeri at the 1:50 mark of
the first round, and Carrera
(195) capped the Riverhawk
wins with an 11-4 decision
versus Cayson Hammer.
“Mauricio won all three
matches in convincing
fashion. He is looking better
than ever,” Beasley said.
“Taylor also had a good
outing, winning his matches
and continuing to improve
and gain confidence in his
Oregon (120), Blair (126),
Sutton-Lott (132) Music
(138), Nelson (152), Wilson
(160) and Torres (220) lost
matches, all by pin, except for
Nelson, who lost to Ernesto
Alvarez by a 15-0 technical
“Zak, Taylor, Elejah, Conor
and Angel wrestled tough in
their brackets. They were up
against some good kids and
held their own,” TD assistant
coach Ryan Manciu said.
“Quinn won a big match to
help us win one of the duals,
and Ben also got us a key
match and has really come
on in the last couple weeks.
They showed a big improve-
ment this weekend. They are
getting better and they show
up ready to wrestle. I am su-
per proud of all the kids and
they continue to impress me
every day.”
The Dalles boys have the
Tigard Tournament and
the girls are off to Sandy
Saturday, and then on
Saturday, Jan. 25, they will
wrestle in the Elks Memorial
Tournament at Hood River.
Short-handed TD girls still putting up a good fight
Boys reverse
field in close
47-45 win over
St. Helens
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
With senior point guard
Kilee Hoylman out indefi-
nitely with an Achilles injury,
The Dalles girls basketball
team put forth gritty per-
formances on consecutive
nights in a 57-44 loss to No.
8-ranked St. Helens Friday
and a 56-52 home setback
at the hands of Milwaukie
In Saturday’s matchup,
Milwaukie sophomore
and reigning league Most
Valuable Player, Cali Denson,
had her second 40-point
game of the year and sea-
son-high 44 points.
Denson tallied 29 at the
half, but TD’s defense held
her to 15 second-half points.
Milwaukie finished with 24
field goals, 10 3-pointers, and
made 12 of 16 free throws.
For The Dalles, Rainie
Codding and Lauryn
Belanger totaled 14 points
apiece, Jenna Miller chipped
in seven, Gus Decker sank
six and Grace Schatz went for
five points.
In all, the Hawks netted 20
field goals, four 3-pointers,
and connected on 8 of 16 free
Milwaukie led 35-22 at
halftime and swelled its
lead to as much as 44-29 at
the 7:20 mark of the third
The Dalles ended the last
five minutes on an 8-0 run to
inch to within a 44-40 deficit.
In the last 1:16, Decker
made a 3-pointer, Belanger
swished a jump shot, and
as time expired, Codding
drained a buzzer-beating
Friday, TD was down 18-13
after the first quarter, had
two players in foul trouble,
and could only watch as the
Lady Lions went took a 36-20
halftime lead in what was a
57-44 road win.
The Dalles cut the lead to
seven points in the second
half, but couldn’t overcome
foul trouble and deft St.
Helens free throw shooting
down the stretch.
Codding totaled 17 points,
and the duo of Belanger and
Miller tacked on eight points
Decker finished with six
points and Pearl Guzman
added five for the No. 17
Riverhawks, who heads to
Prineville Friday in versus
Crook County.
“The girls did play hard
and well today. They just
made eight mistakes in the
second quarter that were
mental errors and pass-
es they shouldn’t make.
Defensively, they left the
shooter open three times
and she swished all three
3-pointers,” TD head coach
Brian Stevens said. “Jenna
really stepped up. She broke
the press multiple times,
played good defense and led
us in rebounding.”
Big plays lift TD
boys to close win
The Dalles was on the
wrong end of a miscue
and a last-second shot that
produced a 61-60 loss at
Scappoose last Wednesday.
Friday at Kurtz Gym, a St.
Helens traveling call with
15.1 seconds left opened the
door for a jumper and a foul
to Jacob Hernandez at the
3.3-second mark of the fourth
Hernandez missed the foul
shot, but Dalles Seufalemua
tipped the loose ball to Aidan
Telles for the rebound as
time expired, which gave
the Riverhawk boys a 47-45
Spencer Taylor and
Hernandez combined for 29
points, Conner Cummings
and Styles DeLeon had four
points each, and Skyler
Leeson chipped in three
points as TD shot 17 of 48
from the field, 2 of 17 from
long range, and made 11 of
22 free throws.
TD fell behind 26-21 at
halftime, then used a 17-9
third-quarter rally to go
ahead, 38-35, entering the
final period.
St. Helens tallied 14 field
goals, six 3-pointers, and
sank 11 of 13 from the line.
Joe Rea dropped 28 points to
lead the Lions.
TD (5-9 overall) hosted
Goldendale, Wash. Tuesday
and hosts league opponent
Crook County at 6:30 p.m. on
Friday, Jan. 17.
Dr. Cullen’s
Student of the week
Jacob Vallie for Theatre:
Jacob Vallie is the president of The Dalles
High School Drama Dept. He’s in the
spring musical “Joseph and The Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat” playing the lead
role of Joseph. He is extremely talented
and a dedicated theatre student.
Jacob Vallie, TDHS
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