Sports briefs

Youth tennis stars win tournament

Local youth tennis stars Lauren Emmerson and Corinne Oates teamed up to win an 18-and-under United States Tennis Association tournament over the weekend in Vancouver, Wash. Emmerson and Oates, who play on the Hood River Valley High School team, defeated Shadae Fox and Albritton Mahoney of Vancouver by scores of 6-7, 7-5 and 6-3 to claim first place. It was the second USTA doubles win for the pair. Both girls also did well in the singles tournament, with Emmerson taking second in the 16-and-under bracket and Oates second for 18-and-unders.

Elks hoop shoot takes place Sunday

The Hood River Elks are sponsoring a youth free-throw shooting contest on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Westside Elementary beginning with registration at 12:30 p.m. Competition begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all boys and girls 8-13 years old as of April 1, 2003. Winners advance to district. Free popcorn and soda will be served. Call Robert Wymore at 354-5305 with questions.

CGWA work party set for Saturday

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association will hold its first work party of 2003 this Saturday at The Hook from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be working to improve access for local windsurfing programs, as well as planting trees and reparing ramps and stairs that lead to the water. Bring equipment if you have it. For more, call 386-9225 or visit

Local team penners seeking support

Anyone interested in the sport of Team Penning is urged to contact Dana Guy as soon as possible, regarding the possibility of holding upcoming events at the Hood River Saddle Club. She and a group of other local horseback riders are trying to gather interest for the upcoming season. You need not commit at this time, but you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to help organizers facilitate a variety of interests. If you would like more information, please call Guy at 386-7463.

Fundraising tennis tourney at HRSC

Support the Noah Smith Rehabilitation Fund by signing up for a benefit tennis tournament Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at the Hood River Sports Club. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 24, and cost is $25 per person. Format is best two out of three sets, and will be played under USTA rules. A consolation round will also be held. Play begins on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. Players must call for their own starting times, which will be available after noon on Jan. 27. Call 386-3230 with questions.

Full moon snowshoe/XC adventure

Julee’s Gorge Tours will sponsor a “Full Moon” snowshoe and cross-country ski adventure this Saturday in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Bring your headlamp or flashlight and your gear if you have it. Not recommended for beginners. Cost is $42 per person without gear and $32 with gear. The group will meet at 2nd Wind Sports at 210 Oak St. in Hood River at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

HRV baseball program seeking help

The HRV baseball program is still seeking coaches for its

junior varsity and freshman teams. Practices begin in late February. Anyone interested should call head coach Gerry Flink at 386-4608 or Athletic Director Mitch Sanders at 386-2318.

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