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Sports Briefs for June 24

Free fishing event for kids; White Salmon Backyard Half Results

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World-class paddling event coming to the Gorge

Outrigger canoes and surfskis highlight Gorge Downwind Paddling Festival July 19-25

The Columbia River Gorge is home to a multitude of wind and water sports, as well as a number of festivals and races to go with them and come July, the Gorge will add another such festival to its already busy summer roster.

Sports briefs June 20

Sports briefs for June 20.

Ways of the Wind

The summer wind season hit us early in the Gorge this year.

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CG Tri Club enjoys great conditions at Ironman 70.3 Victoria

Last weekend, 18 members from the local Columbia Gorge Tri Club travelled to Victoria, BC, to participate in the Ironman 70.3 Victoria, with 1,622 total finishers listed for the race.

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Ward, Walker and Harjo have a good showing in All-Star Series

Members of the Hood River Valley baseball team traveled to Corvallis this past weekend for the end-of-the-season Reser’s All-Star Series held at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium.

Looking back: A great year for HRVHS athletics

It’s been a banner year for Hood River Valley High School athletics: the Eagles have won state titles, produced individual state champions, received numerous coaching awards, and most importantly, have some pretty intelligent, hard-working athletes to boot.

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Pickleball court opens in Hood River

On Monday, new courts dedicated to the sport of pickleball opened in Hood River behind Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, with about a dozen or so people playing in the inaugural games that evening.

Sports Briefs for June 17

Summer sturgeon seasons on tap above Bonneville; Mt. Adams Country Bike Tour June 27; Oregon Enduro series returns this weekend; Maryhill Festival of Speed

Hood River 14U wins again

The Hood River 14U Senior Federal Junior Baseball Organization won another tournament this last weekend in Beaverton.

June column: Summer chinook on the lower Columbia

I blinked with disbelief as the salmon made a U-turn out of the net and streaked down river faster than you can say, “summer chinook.” Never in all my years (which are quite a few) have I seen a fish that large escape a landing net so deliberately.

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Erin Jones places first in Dallas duathlon

Triathlete Erin Jones, a Hood River native and 2009 Hood River Valley High School graduate, continues on her quest to make the Olympic qualifiers in Brazil this summer, and helped herself out last week by taking first in the Elite Women’s category of the International Triathlon Union’s Dallas CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon held in Dallas, Texas, June 6, as part of the Continental Cup series.

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Three-peat athletes at HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School recently celebrated its 49 three-sport athletes, who are busy competing all school year long for the Eagles.

New excessive contact rule for high school basketball goes into effect next season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN— The rule prohibiting excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, include post players.

Sports Briefs for June 13

Tennis camps start next week; WS Backyard half marathon June 20; Families at Family Man; Sports news?