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Sports briefs for May 7

Olivia Campbell helps UO squad win national title

Hood River Valley High School alumna Olivia Campbell and the University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team successfully defended their national title for the fourth consecutive year at the recent National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association championships.

Campbell, a 2012 HRVHS graduate, is a first-year team member of the historic four-time national champion squad. The top-seeded Ducks claimed the overall title by winning six individual events at the April 24-27 championships. In addition to helping claim the team title, Campbell was part of the winning tumbling and toss teams.

Howland wins ICMGA spring tourney

Congratulations to Tim Howland for winning the 2014 Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association Spring Handicap Tournament. He fired a net seven under par (65) to add to his first day net of 72 to forge a tie with Phil Cannell. Howland then won a one-hole playoff to take top honors out of the 48-player field. Howland made his comeback after trailing first-day leader Bill Morrissey by four strokes and Cannell by three strokes.

The next ICMGA event is a May 31 Match Play: sign up at the course’s pro shop to join.

Tournament highlights:

Overall winner, Tim Howland; A flight low gross, Yoyo Cervantes; low net, Denis Thomas and Steve Tessmer (tie); B flight low gross, Bill Morrissey; low net, Phil Cannell; C flight low gross, Gene Aslin; low net, Scott Meredith

Hershey’s Track Meet is Saturday

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 hersheystrackandfield.com or contact event organizer Troy Tactay at troy.tactay@hoodriver.k12.or.us.

CSRT Mt. Bike Club enrollment opens

Enrollment is now open for Cooper Spur Race Team’s 2014 Summer Youth Mt. Bike Club. The club rides every other week in July and August. Riding sessions include an hour of technical coaching, followed by 90 minutes of riding. The club is open to 10-15 year olds. To register or for more details visit cooperspurraceteam.org or call 541-490-7575. Space is limited.

Gorge Roller Girls host home bout Saturday

The Gorge Roller Girls roller derby team hosts Vancouver’s Storm City Rollers Saturday in a home bout at Hood River Valley High School that promises to be an evening of rough and tumble fun. The bout is the team’s sixth of the season and the first in Hood River since the team debuted last year. Doors open at 5 p.m. and action starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and children six and younger are free. The team has one more home bout of the year on June 14 against the Atomic City Roller Girls. For more details visit gorgerollergirls.org.

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