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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer party, fundraiser, returns July 15-17

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.

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Friends provide thrilling finish to Odell-HR race

Pesky wind, pesky competitor.

44 Trails Association’s Trailgate bike and hike party this Saturday

Celebrate the largest multi-use single-track trail system on the Mount Hood National Forest at Trailgate 2016 this Saturday.

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Gorge Explorer: Nestor Peak; Valley views worth the hellacious climb

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.

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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

Sports briefs for July 2, 2016.

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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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