Sports briefs

Dynamos meeting tonight at HRMS

The Hood River Dynamos Youth Soccer Club invites all parents and interested adults to attend the annual general membership meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School

library. Dynamos has been active in growing youth soccer in the Gorge for seven years now, and fields more than 200 players each season. Several board and membership positions need to be filled, so come out and support this great community organization. Call Becki Rawson at 386-2510 with questions.

Women runners meeting tonight

Shortt Supply is helping organize a women’s running group for the first Wednesday of every month at Full Sail. Tonight is the first formal gathering for local women runners who are involved in marathon, cross-country, trail running and all disciplines in between. Stop by if you’re looking for training partners, information on events, running locations and more. The group will meet from 7-8 p.m. in the Full Sail tasting room. If you have questions, call Brian Shortt at 386-5474.

Cooper Spur Meet and Greet Oct. 13

The Cooper Spur Race Team will hold a meet-and-greet information night on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 5-9 p.m. at the Crag Rat Hut. Any youth interested in ski racing on either the Mighty Mite, Mini or Junior race teams are invited to attend. The event will feature a ski swap, dinner, a raffle for a Meadows season pass, and an inspirational speaker. For more info on the Cooper Spur Race Team or the meet and greet, contact Tami Hukari at 386-6919 or Elaine Boudreau at 386-5486.

HR Little League meeting Monday

The Hood River Little League main board will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Westside School cafeteria. Anyone is invited, and those who attend are asked to be ready to cast their votes for the 2003 board. Any questions, please call Becky Kopecky at 387-3777.

Cyclocross event goes off without hitch

The first-ever Cyclocross event took place Sunday, Sept. 29, at Hood River Valley High School and numerous Gorge-area athletes wound up finishing in the top 10. Staged by Disco Velo, the racing arm of local shop Discover Bicycles, the on- and off-road cycling event required racers to periodically hop off their bikes to clear obstacles and scale steep uphills.

Local speedsters Travis Hunt and Rich Cramer finished 8th and 9th in the men’s A division, while Tre Hendricks and Matt Botti placed 4th and 9th in the men’s B race. In the master’s division (35 and up), Ted Cramer finished first and was followed by Mike Colesar (3rd) and Andre Deenik (7th). White Salmon racer Dan Zimbleman won top honors in the men’s 45-and-over division, while Julio Pureder and Paul Blackburn captured fifth and 8th places in the

beginner race.

On the women’s side, Oregon State mountain bike star Alice Pennington took second in women’s A, while race organizer Julie Wilson took fifth. Lora Melkonian and Kristen Dillon finished one-two in the women’s masters. For more info on other Oregon bike races, visit

HRV wrestlers selling firewood

The Hood River Valley wrestling team is again selling cords of wood to raise money for the program. Coach Mark Brown and his team will split the wood, deliver it and stack it for just $125. If you would prefer to haul your own, the cost is $100 per cord. To order your wood for the winter, place your order with Brown at 386-4500 or

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