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Sports briefs for April 30

Upcoming Gorge-area run/walks

May 3: Water’s Edge Fitness Festival in The Dalles, featuring 10K, half marathon and duathlon events. More at watersedgefitnessfestival.com.

May 11: Mother’s Day Mosier Twin Tunnel 3K/5K/12K starting at the Hood River end of the Twin Tunnels. Day-of registration starts at 8 a.m., run starts at 9 a.m.

May 17: Carson to Stevenson 15K Ridge Run; info at columbiagorgerunningclub.com.

May 24-25: Maupin Riverfest, 5K, 10K and half marathon distances; info at maupinriverfest.com.

June 14: White Salmon Backyard Half marathon; info at columbiagorgerunningclub.com.

Gorge FC hosts home game Saturday

Gorge FC hosts Seattle Sporting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hood River Valley High School in semi-pro soccer action. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 in advance, available at St. Mary’s Church, Novedades El Potrillo, Shortt Supply, Rosauers, Michoacan Sports Bar and Grill and Juanita’s Fine Foods. For info see gorgefc.com.

Hershey’s Track Meet is May 10

The annual Hershey’s Track Meet will take place Saturday, May 10, at Hood River Valley High School, starting at 11 a.m. The meet is open to Hood River County residents only and participants must be between the ages of 9 and 14 (as of Dec. 31). For more info or to register, visit hersheyystrackandfield.com or contact event organizer Troy Tactay at troy.tactay@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

BSC Hood River soccer tryouts slated

BSC Hood River is holding tryouts for its youth teams. Information is as follows (dates in parentheses are birthday ranges for age groups):

May 4, Westside Elementary: U11, 9 a.m. (8/1/03-7/31/05); U12, 10:30 a.m. (8/1/02-7/31/03); U13, 2 p.m. (8/1/01-7/31/02); U14, 1:30 p.m. (8/1/00-7/31/01)

May 6 Wy’east Middle School: U11 and U12, 5 p.m.; U13 and U14, 6:15 p.m.

Developmental Academy open house: BSC Hood River is hosting an open house to players interested in the U8-U10 development academy. This program is designed for players who are looking for a higher level of coaching than recreational soccer. The open house will run from 6-7:30 p.m. May 9 at Westside Elementary School. For more info, visit www.bscoregon.com/bschoodriver

BSC Strikers host fundraiser dinner and auction

The BSC Hood River Strikers invite the public to the team’s fundraiser dinner and auction on May 4, 4-7 p.m. at Wy’east Middle School. Funds raised from the event will help pay for the team’s trip to nationals this summer in North Carolina.

Meadows open seven days in May

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort concludes the 2013-14 season with the following schedule: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2-4, 9-11 and 17.

Hood2River Relay is a month away

The six-stage relay race starting at Mt. Hood Meadows and ending at the Hood River Marina is set for May 31; registration is open and ongoing throughout he month. The event includes alpine and nordic skiing, mountain biking, road biking, running and paddling stages, with a variety of entry divisions. For details or to register, visit hood2riverrelay.com.

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