The results from the Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run are in after a bit of delay and congratulations go to Jesse McChesney, who finished first place out of the 269 people who registered to run the event (99 walkers), finishing in 39 minutes, 8.10 seconds. He narrowly beat second-place finisher Oscar Bauman, who completed the 7.41-mile course from Odell to Hood River in 39:08.39. Also going sub-40 in the race were Ahrlin Bauman (39:12) and Dusty Lopez (39:32), who finished in third and fourth places, respectively.
An increasingly popular big-air kiteboarding competition located near Rufus for the past three summers will not be held this season as organizers take time off to assess the future of the event.
Hood River athletes will be represented on The Dalles Babe Ruth All-Star teams, who will be playing in the state tournament later this week.
Sebastian Barajas, a 2016 Hood River Valley High School graduate, is heading to the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17.
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort presents the first-ever Short Track Weekend mountain bike event July 15-17 at the resort, located on the north side of Mount Hood.
The White Salmon River Fest celebrates the White Salmon River, the communities, and the natural and cultural history that surrounds this watershed. This river is an invaluable social, recreational, agricultural and economic resource to those who call it home.
I’ve done a lot of view hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during my time here and frankly, that’s not very difficult to do. There are many options on both sides of the Columbia River for those who want to take advantage of a clear summer’s day and take in the view from some overlook or basalt outcropping.
The Hood River Valley Little League season wrapped up last week in Prineville with the annual All-Star game for District 5.
The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17, and with this year’s event comes a significant milestone.
Pesky wind, pesky competitor.
Celebrate the largest multi-use single-track trail system on the Mount Hood National Forest at Trailgate 2016 this Saturday.
Easy-going hikes in the Gorge are pretty hard to come by. The geography of the area doesn’t lend itself to many leisurely, pleasant strolls through the woods. Believe me, I’ve looked.
Hood River’s Jax Mariash Koudele finishes first for women, sixth overall in 155-mile Gobi Desert run
Local ultramarathoner Jax Mariash Koudele became the female champion and sixth overall at the Global 4 Deserts race series stop in China known as the Gobi March on June 25. This was the race series 50th Anniversary race. The Gobi March stop is the third of five for Koudele to become the first woman in the world to complete the series Grand Slam Plus.
Sports briefs for July 2, 2016.
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