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Gorge Cup favorite Bruce Peterson is 2016 frontrunner

Penultimate race of the annual windsurfing series held this Saturday

There’s been a lot of good wind days this summer on the Columbia River and competitive windsurfers in the Gorge have been taking advantage of the situation, getting in a lot of laps during this year’s Gorge Cup series.

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Personal bests abound for HRVST Osprey at 50th Pendleton Open

The 50th Annual Pendleton Open was attended by the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey July 8-10 in Pendleton.

Sports Briefs for July 23

KB4C has best year yet for fundraising; Register before Aug. 1 to save money on BOTG Half Marathon & 10K; Hole-in-one recorded at Indian Creek Golf Course

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Plenty to cheer about

The 2016-2017 fall Hood River Valley High School cheerleaders came home with several awards from a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp last week at the University of Portland.

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KB4C enjoys great wind, major milestone

Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.

With changes, youth football starts Aug. 1

Football season is right around the corner and the Hood River Youth Football program begins Monday, Aug. 1. The first week of August is the Blue & Gold camp held Monday through Thursday evenings for kids grades 3-8. Led by Caleb Sperry, head coach for the Hood River Valley High School varsity football program, the camp is a chance for kids to learn skills and get ready for practices to start on the week of Aug. 8. Register now at www.HRcommunityed.org.

Sports briefs for July 20

Sports briefs for July 20.

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Celebrating a river’s return: Community float highlights the ‘remarkable recovery’ of the White Salmon River

It’s been nearly five years since 700 pounds of dynamite was shoved into a hole at the base of Condit Dam and detonated — blowing a hole in the structure, draining Northwestern Lake behind it, and in the process, signaling a new chapter of the White Salmon River’s life.

Sports Briefs for July 16

HRV water polo info sessions July 18 and 27; Hood River athletes place well in TrackTown Youth League Champs; Youth “Fun and Run” camps coming early August; Bridge of the Gods Kitefest July 29-31

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OREGON GIRLS NATIONAL WRESTLING TEAM IN TOWN

The 2016 Oregon girls wrestling national team just finished a successful training camp at Hood River Valley High School and are headed to Fargo, N.D., to compete in the USA Wrestling High School Freestyle National Championships.

Runners caught cutting corners

Strange circumstances led to the delay in getting Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run results; organizer Mary Gumm wanted to get it right.

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Kollas-Cranmer July 4 Run results finalized

The results from the Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run are in after a bit of delay and congratulations go to Jesse McChesney, who finished first place out of the 269 people who registered to run the event (99 walkers), finishing in 39 minutes, 8.10 seconds. He narrowly beat second-place finisher Oscar Bauman, who completed the 7.41-mile course from Odell to Hood River in 39:08.39. Also going sub-40 in the race were Ahrlin Bauman (39:12) and Dusty Lopez (39:32), who finished in third and fourth places, respectively.

Big-air kiteboarding comp Hood River Huck Fest goes on hiatus

An increasingly popular big-air kiteboarding competition located near Rufus for the past three summers will not be held this season as organizers take time off to assess the future of the event.

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HR Babe Ruth All-Stars

Hood River athletes will be represented on The Dalles Babe Ruth All-Star teams, who will be playing in the state tournament later this week.

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Barajas heading to Junior Olympic Nationals

Sebastian Barajas, a 2016 Hood River Valley High School graduate, is heading to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

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