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Fun at the CGWA Beach Bash

The wind may not have been as cooperative as it could have been, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Beach Bash party that happened last weekend at the Hood River Waterfront. On Saturday, people took to the water to enjoy windsurfing and paddling, or hung out with some refreshments at the Event Site.

Sports Briefs for June 29

HRMGA Chapman Tourney results; HRV wrestler Justin Wilson heads to Japan for cultural exchange program; Tennis events going on throughout summer

HRV track athletes compete at USATF event

Local track athletes had some great performances last week at the USA Track and Field Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships held at Jesuit High School June 23-26.

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HRV grad and track athlete Parker Kennedy recovering from freak javelin accident at USATF meet in Beaverton

Javelin pierces Kennedy’s eye socket, athlete still able to see out of injured eye

A recent Hood River Valley High School graduate and track star is on the mend after a freak accident that occurred at a track meet in the Portland metro area, where the teen’s eye socket was pierced by the tail end of a javelin.

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New varsity basketball coaches Christopher Dirks and Donnie Herneisen look to reinvigorate HRV program

In an outdoorsy community such as this one, it’s no surprise that Hood River Valley High School has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented athletes, and the school has the hardware in its trophy case to prove it.

Sports Briefs for June 25

Beach Bash this weekend; more

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Teen teaches paddling to help food banks

A Hood River teen is organizing a special water event on July 8: SUP for FISH is an event for young ladies (8-18) in the Gorge. It happens at Hood River Waterfront Park starting at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts, lunch, and hats are included.

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A young Carson Oilers baseball team looks to build consistency in second half of season

Players from Hood River and The Dalles aim to string some wins together

When the Hood River Valley High School junior varsity and freshman baseball season concluded in May, it signaled the end of the Eagle season.

Sports Briefs for June 22

Country Forestry aims to curb illegal trail building; HRV baseball has good time at All-Star game

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CGWA hosts summer “Webi-Gnar contest

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association is hosting a number of free competitions this summer in the group’s first-ever CGWA Webi-Gnar Contest.

Sports camps make exercise fun

School may be out for the summer, but there are plenty of sports camps for children and teens available to keep them healthy and active during the break. Here are three:

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Local ultramarathoner Jax Mariash Koudele pushes herself to the limits for Lyme disease awareness

For many people, running 155 miles through an African desert with an 18-pound supply pack on their back sounds like the perfect vision of Hell.

WAYS OF THE WIND: A windy spring gives way to summer; Beach Bash starts next weekend

Spring has treated the Gorge water users well this year. We have had strong west winds blasting the Gorge from Rooster Rock all the way out to 3-Mile. Water lovers, stay stoked for what’s to come — we still have many weeks of river fun ahead of us.

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HRVST Osprey swimmers all set personal bests at Howard Jones meet in Gresham

Athletes swim to great times and top-10 finishes at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center

The Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey swam at two meets this past weekend at the Mt. Hood Aquatic Center. It was a great weekend for the team — every swimmer had personal best times and there were multiple top 10 finishes.

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THREE-SPORT ATHLETES HONORED

Hood River Valley High School recently honored its athletes who are busy all year long, playing a sport in each athletic season.

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