The Columbia River will be getting a lot of attention next week as it hosts sailing, windsurfing, paddling, and kiteboarding competitions, though not all at the same time or location, as the Gorge heads into the height of its summer recreation season.
The ever-popular Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns this weekend for an 11th running, turning the Hood River Waterfront into a sea of colorful kites as participants do laps on the Columbia to help raise money for those who have survived cancer, as well as those still fighting the disease.
Matthew Martin, 8, of Hood River is heading to the subregionals of the Drive, Chip & Putt competition.
Swimmers notch multiple best times, top-10 finishes in Walla Walla, Wash.; Osprey find success at Ted Walker Invite
Cardio tennis drill class every Saturday; Triple Threat basketball camp July 17-21 at Horizon
What’s new from Hood River Aquatic Center
Kidz Dental Zone Swim is a special open swim from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Stop by for swimming, fun and prizes.
Fiona Wylde’s reputation already precedes her when it comes to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), but even by those standards, she’s having a banner season.
Perfect weather and a solid turnout made for another successful iteration of the July 4 Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run — celebrating its 42nd running.
Brian Stevens, former head coach of the Horizon Christian School girls basketball team, will be hosting a coed basketball camp this summer for kids from kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as a camp for college students.
Jill and Rick McBee, of Hood River, were awarded medals at the three-day US National Orienteering Championships held in Boise and Stanley, Idaho, June 23–25.
The Weldon Wagon Trail maybe over a century old, bit it has been enjoying some recent prominence.
Last weekend was a good one to be a Soltysiak.
Jamie Robinson and Rose Finstad, of Hood River, and their Empire Water Polo Academy teammates took the gold medal at the recent regional Junior Olympic Qualifier in Seattle, competing with players from Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada. They, in turn, earned the top spot for National Junior Olympics in Los Angeles July 27-30. They qualified to compete in the championship bracket at Nationals for 16U girls.
Sports briefs for July 4.
Mt. Hood Gravel Grinder hits the upper valley July 8
There’s a litany of recreational events in the Gorge this summer, but there always seems to be room for one more.