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Middle school girls finish second at XC state

Hood River’s combined middle school cross country team (comprised of runners from Wy’east and Hood River middle schools) completed its season on a high note over the weekend at the middle school state meet in Portland, where the girls team finished in second place in the 3,000 meter Super Champs division (top division).

Kegler's Corner: Pat Olson sizzles

It may have been cool and wet in Hood River last week, but inside Orchard Lanes scores were white hot!

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Hood River's 5/6 team wins GYFL championship

Hood River’s 5th/6th grade football team held off a last-minute offensive charge by White Salmon to finish with a thrilling 20-16 win and take the championship title last Saturday in the Gorge Youth Football League season finale.

Gorge Roller Girls start new season

The Gorge Roller Girls derby team hits the hardwood for its first bout of the 2014-15 season Saturday in an inter-squad contest between its two lineups, the Cherry Bombers and the River Reapers at Dufur High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and action starts at 6 p.m., with tickets for sale at the door. The event will be run as a fundraiser for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Julie Beliel Cancer Screening Voucher Fund.

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Lucky number five for HRV girls soccer

This week, five is Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team’s luck number.

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Senior-night slaughter ups Eagles to 5A No. 1

HRV boys claim CRC title with 8-0 win vs. Hermiston

Although a win Wednesday night against Hermiston didn’t come as much of a surprise, the absolute annihilation the HRV varsity boys soccer team achieved against the 5A No. 4 ranked Bulldogs seemed to leave both teams, and the rain-hearty fans watching from Henderson Community Stadium, in disbelief.

Outdoor News: Tips for finding elk

It had been two days since we’d found a fresh track in the blanket of snow that covered the forest floor. Some members of our group were worried, suggesting that every elk had left the area for parts unknown.

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Rip City meets Swell City

Blazers shoot TV commercial with local fans

The Hood River waterfront was buzzing with activity midday Thursday as local Portland Trail Blazers fans descended upon Waterfront Park to take part in a commercial shoot for the team that will air during the upcoming NBA season.

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Columbia Gorge Marathon runs Sunday

The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 22

Get ready for the Gorge Gear Swap; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; HRV football to 2-5; HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party

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HR water polo makes state

Varsity boys No. 2 in league, girls continue growth

After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.

Kegler's Corner: George Buck is No. 1

Hats off to the most improved bowler in town, George Buck, who took top honors in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week.

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