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    Wednesday, February 5, 2020   A11
The Dalles Chronicle
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Wrestling squad honors seniors at home dual
TD gets three
wins in loss
to Hood River
Valley
Rodriguez
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
Steven Preston and Karen
Villa for their career contribu-
tions to the program.
Preston won by forfeit,
Dusty Dodge added a 10-3
decision and Carrera claimed
a 16-1 technical fall in the
Riverhawks’ 58-14 loss. HRV
logged six pinfall wins, two
decisions, a major decision
The Dalles wrestling team and two forfeits.
“I like the direction we’re
celebrated senior night at
headed, but we just need
Friday’s Intermountain
Conference dual versus Hood to finish our matches,”
Beasley said. “That takes
River at Kurtz Gym.
total concentration for all six
Head coach Paul Beasley
minutes. If we can execute
honored Ophath Silaphath,
Mauricio Carrera, Ben Nelson, and wrestle well, we should
Quinn Wilson, Miguel Torres, be fine shape for the district
tournament.”
Also, The Dalles seniors,
Zac Anderson, Torres and
Preston nominated TDHS
staff members, Charles
Webber, Alyson Wallis and
Maribel Avila for their ded-
ication to the students and
athletes in the district.
The Dalles has a double
dual at Oregon City set for 5
p.m. Thursday.
The girls then head to
Century High School Friday
and Saturday for their 5A
state qualifier and the boys
are in Madras at 8 a.m.
Saturday for tournament
action.
At Kurtz Gym Friday, The Dalles head wrestling coach Paul Beasley honored his seniors for their ca-
reer contributions to the program. In the photo are, from left to right, Beasley, Ophath Silaphath,
Mauricio Carrera, Ben Nelson, Quinn Wilson, Miguel Torres, Steven Preston, Karen Villa and Ryan
Manciu (assistant coach).
Free throw mavens raise money for boys basketball
Rodriguez
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
The Dalles boys bas-
ketball held its annual
fundraiser free throw
shoot-a-thon contest last
Wednesday at Kurtz Gym.
Each student-athlete was
SWIM
asked to get pledges for free
throws made or just a flat
donation with money ear-
marked for TD’s basketball
program. Each player shot
50 Free throws, and there
was a gap of 10 made shots
between first place and
sixth place.
Taking top honors for
his marksmanship was TD
freshman Riley Brock, who
made 45 of 50 from the line,
besting freshman Andy
Maney by three shots (42
of 50).
Spencer Taylor placed
third following his 39 of 50
effort, freshman Kai Semlor
added 38 of 50 to secure
fourth, and senior Dalles
Seufalemua and sophomore
Shane Floyd matched each
other at respectable 70 per-
cent at 35 of 50.
Thanks to large group of
donors, the boys program
raised more than $4,000,
which 100 percent of those
funds being used for equip-
ment upgrades, travel suits,
warm-ups, future travel/
lodging, team-building ac-
tivities, summer basketball
program costs and expens-
es, and hopefully, a summer
team camp.
To donate
money to
the hoops
program,
contact Greg
Cummings
at 541-980-
5978.
when they hit their goals.”
11th, and Reyes put out a
37.29, which gave him 16th
place in the 50-yard freestyle.
Harris, Xander Kirby,
Michael Cole and Will Evans
were good for first place in
the 400-yard freestyle relay
(3:57.12)
In the 200-yard freestyle,
Will Evans blasted to a
2:05.75 to score second place,
and Jonathan Snodgrass hit
for sixth place (2:39.65).
Harris reeled off a 54.73 to
get third place in the 100-yard
freestyle, William Hoover was
10th (1:07.69), Drew Evans
handed out a 1:14.14 for 14th
and Jose Reyes grabbed 17th
place (1:24.92).
Snodgrass claimed third
place (7:18.28) and Grant
Loughmiller wound up
fourth (7:31.27) in the 500-
yard freestyle, Skyler Coburn
garnered fifth place in the
200-yard individual medley,
and the 200-yard freestyle
relay team of Harris, Coburn,
Michael Cole and Will Evans
garnered third in the 200-
yard freestyle relay (1:44.59).
Jacob Comini also contin-
ued his march of personal
bests by cutting more time
in the 100-yard freestyle
(1:03.83) and the 100-yard
backstroke (1:16.85), and
Coburn tallied eighth
(1:23.00) and Hoover was
10th (1:26.93) in the 100-yard
breaststroke.
Addison Little spearhead-
ed the girls’ charge in La
Grande, as she continued
improving on her person-
al-best time set on Thursday
in the 100-yard backstroke
(1:35.34), shaving another
three seconds off her person-
al record.
On Thursday, the 200-yard
medley squad comprised
of Kendall Webber, Hannah
Haight, Bree Webber and
Lydia DiGennaro hit for a
2:11.82 to net third, but they
improved on that number
Saturday by matching wits
with their 2:09.33 to take sec-
ond place, behind La Grande
(1:53.96).
Bree Webber, DiGennaro,
Kendall Webber and Abbas
also placed second in in
the 200-yard freestyle relay
(1:52.12), and the 400-yard
freestyle relay team of Hanna
Rodriguez, Lydia Evans,
Izabella Montesanti and
Paige Compton dropped a
4:35.61 to lock down third
place in the 400-yard free-
style relay.
Kendall Webber (2:15.00)
grabbed third place, Paige
Compton ended up eighth
(2:34.47), Hanna Rodriguez
placed 12th (2:55.84) in the
200-yard freestyle.
In the 100-yard freestyle,
Kennedy Abbas timed out
in 1:04.29 for fourth place
and Maisie Bandel-Ramirez
kicked in for ninth place
(1:06.17).
Kendall Webber had a time
of 6:07.27, which gave her
third place in the 500-yard
freestyle, DiGennaro added
third in the 50-yard freestyle
(26.75) and fifth in the 100-
yard backstroke (1:13.89),
and Abbas added a 2:44.40
to take sixth in the 200-yard
individual medley.
Lydia Evans had a 10th in
the 100-yard breaststroke
(1:50.57) and ended up 11th
in the 100-yard backstroke
(1:28.98), placing seventh
in the 100-yard butterfly
was Bree Webber (1:28.53),
and Haight (6:52.63) and
Compton (6:59.76) were top-
9 in the 500-yard freestyle.
“One of the reasons this
was a good meet for our kids
was that the officials tight-
ened up on their calls and
meet procedure to simulate
how districts will be,” said as-
sistant coach Nate Timmons.
“After an exciting, draining
meet on Thursday and a long
drive early this morning, we
knew personal records would
be hard won.
“Experiencing the atmo-
sphere of this meet, with tight
officiating and good compe-
tition, is going to put us on
the right track to prepare for
districts.”
Next on the docket, the
Riverhawks will be back in
the water at 4 p.m. Thursday
in Hood River.
Riverhawks show
promise in La Grande
Continued from page A10
Drew Evans put up a 1:16.78
for ninth in the 100-yard
freestyle.
Snodgrass took eight sec-
onds off his 200-yard freestyle
(2:34.85), and he also shaved
three seconds down from his
500-yard freestyle to finish
with a time of 7:22.27.
Coburn secured fourth
place (1:22.45) and Hoover
dialed up fifth (1:23.77, a per-
sonal record) in the 100-yard
breaststroke, and Loughmiller
ended up seventh (7:41.88) in
the 500-yard freestyle.
“To see not only the
amount of PR’s coming out
of this meet. But, also the
large amounts of time that
was dropped is super excit-
ing for us,” assistant coach
Shortt said. “Once again, the
amount of effort in practice
correlates directly with the
success those kids are having.
It’s so awesome to see the
smiles on the kids’ faces
Locking horns with Baker,
La Grande, Pendleton and
Cove, The Dalles swim team
capped another busy week
on the road by grabbing
third-place finishes, winding
up behind La Grande and
Pendleton in the standings,
Saturday at the La Grande
High School Invitational.
“While there were not as
many standout performances
today as on Thursday, there
were still signs of promise for
the closing weeks of the win-
ter swim season,” head coach
Derek Shortt said.
Leading the Riverhawk
boys, Will Evans, Drew Evans
and Jose Reyes all put up
personal-best times in the 50-
yard freestyle, with Will Evans
cutting a half second to finish
with a time of 24.33 to chalk
up third place.
Bryce Harris clinched
fourth place (24.38), Drew
Evans hustled to a 30.05 for
Riley Brock
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