As of Tuesday, July 21, 2015
14U baseball team headed to state tourney
The Hood River Senior Federal Baseball team is headed to the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO) state tournament in Forest Grove at Pacific University this week after placing second in the district tournament in Silverton. The team beat Oregon City, Tualatin, and Cleveland before falling to the No. 1 seed, Clackamas. Hood River is the No. 2 seed from the Clackamas County JBO district and will face McMinnville at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Hood River’s overall record on the year is 31-11. Pictured above are, front row: Coach Victor Flores, Carson Flores, Brandon Rivera, Michael Hasagawa, Juan Jimenez, Ryan Gray. Back row left to right: Manager Rob Leiblein, Greyson Losee, Caden Leiblein, Chris Mcelwee, Jacob Enriquez, Ben Routson, JJ Mears and Coach Darrin Routson.
Youth football camp coming up
Hood River Valley youth football is coming up soon and registration is now open. Two options are available: grades 1-2 flag football and grades 3-8 tackle football. The HRV Blue & Gold Football Camp is August 3-6, with team practices starting August 10. Register online at www.hrcommunityed.org; scholarships are available by contacting Community Ed at 541-386-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10U Softball All-Stars compete at state tourney
Hood River Valley Little League 10U Softball All-Stars competed in the double-elimination Little League state tournament this past weekend after taking first place in the District 5 tournament earlier this month. Team manager Tonya Schroeder said the girls started out playing against Ashland Saturday morning and “lost a great game in the bottom of the sixth (inning),” with the final result being 4-3 Ashland. On Sunday, the team was eliminated in an 8-0 loss. The 10U team was the only one of out of HRVLL’s four all-star teams to advance to the state tourney.
HRMGA Red, White and Blue tourney results
The Hood River Men’s Golf Association held its Red, White and Blue tournament on July 19, at the Hood River Country Club Golf course. Long drive winner was Gary Sollman, with a drive of around 325 yards. KPs holes No. 7 and No. 17, both won by Kevin Hay. Net winners: Bill Payne (1st) and Kevin Hay (2nd). Gross winners: Len Hickman (1st) and Gary Sollman (2nd). HRMGA wanted to thank Kevin Hay and Doug Hamada for being in charge of the tournament and doing all the planning and work involved in running it. The next tournament is the Club Championship, scheduled for August 23. This tournament will be managed by Gary Sollman and Robin Goodyer. HRMGA encourages all club members to sign up prior to August 21.
Wind and water sports events this weekend
The Columbia River will be the place to be this weekend with two world-class wind and water sports events going on. First is the Gorge Downwind Paddling Festival, which feature surfskis and outrigger canoes. The highlights of the nearly week-long event will be the North American Championship race, part of the Surfski World Cup series, which will take place Friday afternoon, running from Home Valley to Hood River. That race is followed up by the annual Wildside Relay on Saturday, which will run from Stevenson to Bingen. For more info, go to www.gorgepaddlingfestival.com. The other big event going on this weekend is the 15th Annual Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival held in Stevenson July 24-26. Pro division riders will try to impress the judges with their best freestyle maneuvers on Friday, starting at 11 a.m., while the amateurs go off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sunday marks the Blow Out race from Stevenson to Hood River, which is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start. For more info, go to botgkitefest.com or nwkite.com.