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‘Whatever we do, do it with a purpose’

On Feb. 3, 2014, Gary Peterson lost his life to an 18-year battle with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), a condition characterized by progressive problems with movement that attacks the immune system. Inspired by the courageous life his father lived, his son carries on his legacy.

Portland Timbers Regional Training Center tryouts Aug. 23 and 26

The Portland Timbers will be creating a Regional Training Center in Hood River to help identify and develop more soccer players in the Gorge.

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Ryan Zeller returns home from Russia

Ryan Zeller, a junior wrestler at HRVHS, is back home after a 15-day journey to Russia with the Oregon Wrestling Cultural Exchange team.

HRVHS water polo and cross country have titles to defend

Practice has officially started for HRVHS fall sports, and for the Girls Water Polo team, they enter this year with all eyes on them as defending Mt. Hood Conference and 5A State champions.

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Wrestling: ‘A trip that the girls won't ever forget’

Two coaches and 12 student-athletes participated in the first Oregon Girls Wrestling Cultural Exchange. This year's team traveled through three provinces of Canada and four U.S. states, visiting four universities that have womens wrestling teams.

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Blue and Gold BBQ and Meet the Eagles Night kick off Friday

Come out to Henderson Stadium this Friday, Aug. 18 to watch and meet your 2017 HRVHS fall sports players at the annual Blue and Gold BBQ.

Sports briefs for Aug. 16

Sports briefs for Aug. 16.

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Blanket statement: Timbers, Thorns partner with Providence hospitals

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC, in partnership with Providence Health & Services, recently announced a program to present custom-designed, soccer club-themed baby blankets to the family of every newborn baby born at a Providence hospital in Oregon for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year.

CGWA: The arrest 30 years ago that changed the Gorge

In 1987 a man by the name of Fred Noble was arrested in Rowena for trespassing onto land that was owned by state parks.

Eagle football: time to ‘prove them wrong’

Before the start of every football season, the incoming senior players get together to come up with a motto unique to that group and this year it’s simple, said senior defensive lineman Adrian Ramirez: “Prove them wrong.”

Oregon Timber Trail ready for use

The newest bike trail in Oregon essentially runs the entire length of the state, and into California, it’s called the Oregon Timber Trail.

Tsuruta tennis courts closing soon for construction

The Tsuruta Tennis Courts on May Street will close Aug. 14-28 for repairs. The work will be done by Cushion Tennis Courts of Redmond.

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‘The race that attracts adrenaline junkies’

Doug Archbald had this idea 10 years ago to bring downwind sailing competition to the Gorge and ever since then, he and the Hood River Yacht Club have put on an event during the summer season known as the Double Damned.

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Gracie Schenkel and Rory Jenkins win Uphill Challenge

Aug. 5 was an eventful day for sports and activities throughout the Gorge. Not only was the Double Damned event going on down at the Columbia River, but up at Mt. Hood Meadows the fourth annual Uphill Challenge took place and attracted over 40 racers from around the Gorge.

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High school sports participation reaches all-time high in 2016-17 season

High school sports participation reached an all-time high last year of 7,963,535 and for the 28th consecutive year participation has increased, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

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