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Sailing, windsurfing, paddling, and kiting comps make for busy week on the water

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.

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KB4C returns for 11th running this weekend

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.

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Matthew Martin advances in Drive, Chip & Putt

Matthew Martin, 8, of Hood River is heading to the subregionals of the Drive, Chip & Putt competition.

Swimming news

Swimmers notch multiple best times, top-10 finishes in Walla Walla, Wash.; Osprey find success at Ted Walker Invite

Sports Briefs for July 12

Cardio tennis drill class every Saturday; Triple Threat basketball camp July 17-21 at Horizon

Pool Notes

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.

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Fiona Wylde near top of rankings after SUP World Cup win

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.

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Great weather and attendance buoy July 4 Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run

Perfect weather and a solid turnout made for another successful iteration of the July 4 Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run — celebrating its 42nd running.

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Brian Stevens to host youth basketball camp this month

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.

Local seniors bring home hardware from USA Orienteering Championships

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.

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Gorge Explorer: Weldon Wagon Trail falls short of other Gorge hikes

The Weldon Wagon Trail maybe over a century old, bit it has been enjoying some recent prominence.

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Soltysiak bros take Gorge Cup twin bill

Last weekend was a good one to be a Soltysiak.

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Hood River Water Polo athletes help take the gold at regionals for Junior Olympic Qualifiers

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

Sports briefs for July 4.

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New gravel grinder grows out of the ashes of former bike races

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.

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