Sports briefs

Babe Ruth baseball to host clinic

The Columbia Gorge Babe Ruth Organization is holding a baseball clinic on Saturday for players ages 9-18. The clinic will consist of new techniques for fielding, throwing and hitting. BioForce coaches and scouts from Lake Oswego will host the clinic, to be held at the JV field at Hood River Valley High School. Ages 9-12 will play from 9 a.m. to noon, and ages 13-18 will be from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $30 per player and space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call Daryn Fogle at 386-2120.

** Please note: The above clinic is different than the two “For the Love of the Game” clinics, which are also being held on Saturday in Hood River. Little League age kids play from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Little League Park on Nix Drive, while Babe Ruth age kids play from 1-4 p.m. at Collins Field. For more information, call Rich Carter at 386-4047.

CGWA work party set for Saturday

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association will hold a work party at Roosevelt Park (Washington) on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. CGWA members, working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be raking the area and cleaning the beaches of winter debris. Some painting will also take place. Volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, wheelbarrows, shovels, weed whackers, etc., for the cause. For more info, call 386-9225.

Youth basketball camp coming soon

Youth basketball players in grades 4-8 are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming basketball skill development camps through Community Education. Led by former pro player and coach Art Kunigel, the two camps — April 7-11 (girls) and April 14-18 (boys) — will help players improve their guard play, post moves and defensive tactics. Cost is $30 per player and times are 6-8:30 p.m. at Hood River Middle School. Call Community Education at 386-2055 to sign up.

Dynamos Soccer coaches needed

Volunteer coaches are needed for the upcoming season of Dynamos Youth Soccer. Once the spring season is complete, the club will hold tryouts and form teams for summer tournaments, fall league and spring 2004. All coaches must complete an application and an OYSA volunteer disclosure statement. If you are interested in helping out, contact Joe Kelly at 386-5327 or by e-mail at

** All local soccer players and parents are encouraged to fill out a new survey through HR Parks and Recreation, which will help decide how funds are appropriated in the next year (i.e., possible new fields). Call 386-5720 with questions.

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