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Sports Briefs for Oct. 22

Get ready for the Gorge Gear Swap

The annual Gorge Gear Swap, hosted by the Hood River Valley High School ski team, will be Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the HRVHS gymnasium. Entrance fees are $5 per person or $10 per family, starting at 9 a.m., with a $25 per person early-entrance fee at 7:30 a.m. for those who want first crack at the best gear and the best deals.

New and gently used sports gear for consignment will be accepted at the HRVHS south gym entrance on Nov. 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. A percent of gear that sells will be donated to the HRV ski team, while the rest will go to the owner; gear that does not sell goes back to its owners.

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Saddle Club hosts rummage sale

Hood River Saddle Club is hosting a rummage sale Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its 4384 Belmont Street location to help raise money for the Phelps Creek Equestrian Trail currently under construction. When completed, the trail will provide an equestrian/hiker-only route in Hood River County Forestry’s Northwest Area Trails System accessed from Post Canyon, Roirdan, York Hill, and Binns Hill. In addition to attending the sale and purchasing items, HRSC is asking for community participation in the form of donated items to be sold. For more information or to donate, contact Helen Hanson at 541-399-6654.

HRV football to 2-5

Hood River Valley High School varsity football looks to have its playoff-aspirations broken this week on the heels of a tough 55-27 loss Friday at Pendleton. The Eagles, now 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the Columbia River Conference, host the 6-1, 5A No. 7 Hermiston Bulldogs at 7 p.m. this Friday in a last-chance game that, if they can come up with a huge upset, could yield a trip to the state tournament. If not, HRV will play its final game of the season the following week in a 7 p.m. home game (and senior night) against a winless (0-7) River Hawks squad from The Dalles.

HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party

Join Hood River Area Trail Stewards and the local trails and mountain biking community on Saturday, Oct. 25 for a Halloween-themed party hosted at Dirty Fingers Bike Shop. The party starts at 5 p.m. and will be a fun fundraiser for a new trail in the Post Canyon area to be called the Kleeway, in honor of the late Matt Klee.


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