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Winter sports schedule

Winter sports officially get underway this week for both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School.

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HRVST Osprey clean up at Fall Chinook Open in Astoria

Last weekend, the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey swam in Astoria at the Fall Chinook Open. The team had eight individuals who won at least one event. The following are the tops swims for the Osprey — all distances are in yards.

Kegler's Corner: Jeremy Bloom and Zach Mohun Flourish

Jeremy Bloom was sure “in the zone” last week in 10-pin bowling league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Introducing Bart Vervloet, new CGWA executive director

For many people, especially longtime Gorge windsurfers, Bart Vervloet probably needs no introduction. He’s been active in the Gorge windsurfing and local recreation scene since the mid-1980s and has been a resident of the area for just as long.

Sports Briefs for Nov. 26

Booster Club fundraiser at Springhouse Nov. 29; Hood River’s John Jackson receives first team All-Conference football honors at Middlebury

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With snow flying, Meadows offers limited weekend opening

After a busy offseason, snowfall allows the resort to open three lifts Friday

Mother Nature teased powder hounds with an early-season snowfall in October, but now that the snow is falling in earnest on Mount Hood, ski resorts are preparing for limited openings this weekend.

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Darrin Lingel back as Hawks boys b-ball coach

Returning Horizon coach getting players ready for Nov. 30 season debut

The Horizon boys high school basketball team’s “new” head coach is feeling right at home at the Hawks Nest, and likely hasn’t had too much of a learning curve when it comes to running drills and getting acquainted with this year’s roster.

Kegler’s Corner: Hood River Supply tops Industrial League

Hood River Supply won Round 1 of the Monday night Industrial League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes by literally steamrolling their competition. They won by a huge 29.5-point margin.

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In the huddle

Henderson Community Stadium saw one more football game this season Friday night: an interclass rivalry between the female members of Hood River Valley High School.

Fishing: a new family tradition for the Thanksgiving holiday

Fishing, clamming and crabbing will be free in Oregon Nov. 25-26

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages Oregonians to start a new family tradition during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend — take the family fishing.

Kegler’s Corner: Young Shaiyan Brittle excels in Fraternal League

Shaiyan Brittle stormed into the bowling limelight in Hood River last week.

Sports Briefs for Nov. 19

The annual Mosier Twin Tunnels Turkey Trot is happening again this Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), featuring 12K, 5K, and 3K races.

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HRV XC hangs with the best of the West at NXR

Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the 5A state championships two weeks ago, the HRV boys and girls cross country team had arguably an even better performance last week at a race that was simply for fun… and bragging rights.

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A Cubs fan in Wrigleyville: ‘a singular, historic event’

“World Series.” “Chicago Cubs.” Phrases not linked in 71 years. Add “champions” and it had been 108. I had to be there … in Chicago … at Wrigley Field.

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Hood River girls water polo takes state

Hood River Valley Eagles defeat South Albany, Sandy, and Summit to win first 5A state title in program history

They may have started from the bottom in 2014, but now they’re here.

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