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CGRA sails through busy summer

The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is gearing up for a busy next few weeks of sailing in Cascade Locks.

Sports Briefs for July 30

Youth football start soon; Indian Creek hosts two good-cause golf tournaments; more

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Bridge of the Gods goes off in Stevenson

Downwind Blowout race rescheduled for this weekend

Fueled by steady thermal winds and sizzling summer temps, the 14th annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest brought hundreds of kiteboarders and spectators to the Stevenson waterfront over the weekend for two days of friendly but fierce freestyle competition.

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Eagle wrestling represents

Wrestlers return from Nationals, Redneck camp

Hood River Valley High School wrestlers Andrew DeHart, Christian Marquez, Max Lane, Steven Swafford and Jessica DeHart made the long journey east to Fargo, N.D., this month to represent Hood River and the Oregon National Team at the 2014 USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco Roman national wrestling tournaments.

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Wylde wins Windsurfing Nationals event

The Columbia River in front of the Hood River Event Site was swarming with activity last weekend, as sunny weather and solid wind brought out the masses to play on the water and enjoy the classic summer conditions the Gorge is famous for.

Sports briefs for July 26

Golf tourney honors Hanel; Oilers end season; U13 JBO boys out at state; Cross Channel Swim registration filling

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Cervantes claims ICMGA club title

Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association held its annual Club Championship tournament over the weekend with a competitive field of 42 golfers vying for 19th-hole bragging rights for the rest of the year.

Munk makes world President’s Team

HRV alumni Jon Munk still rockin’ in the lacrosse world

In the words of his players, Jon Munk got “mad props” last week for his performance in the World Lacrosse Championships.

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Horizon senior wins Fort Dalles Rodeo

The cheers and chatter of hundreds of rousted rodeo-goers mingled with the chorus of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” echoing across the brightly-lit Milt Tomilson Arena Saturday night in The Dalles.

Ways of the Wind: It’s all good in the Hood

Are windsurfers and kiteboarders finally realizing they are doing virtually the same sport?

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HRMS claims first girls Gorge-area middle school soccer league title

Hood River Middle School defeated The Dalles Middle School in a nail-biting league final that went to shootouts after a 4-4 tie.

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14th annual kitefest runs July 25-27 in Stevenson

The 2014 Bridge of the Gods Kitefest in Stevenson is set for next weekend, with the pro contest July 25, the amateur event July 26 and the Blow-out July 27. In its 14th year, the event is touted as the longest-running amateur kiteboarding competition in the country, and has successfully served as a platform for many young men and women aspiring to climb the ranks of the sport from amateur to professional.

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Strikers return from national tourney

Team holds its own against all-star squads from California, Michigan and New Jersey

The BSC Strikers U14 boys soccer team was in North Carolina last weekend, where they represented Hood River at the 2014 National Premier League Tournament.

Sports Briefs for July 19

All HR County Forestry trails closed to OHV use; Indian Creek hosts Bob Hanel Memorial tourney; Youth summer running group meets twice a week; Veatch plays part on U18 state champion team

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Cultural exchange the ‘trip of a lifetime’ for three HR wrestlers

Although the trip was focused on fostering cultural understanding and appreciation between high school students of Oregon/Washington and Japan, the goodwill mission didn’t stop Hood River Valley wrestlers Andrew Dehart and Max Lane from knocking a few heads while they were abroad.