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Gridders Get Ready

Coach Caleb Sperry (above) and his staff are busy prepping the 2016 Eagle football team for a new season.

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Season Preview: Volleyball

Optimism feeds returning champs’ new season

The defending Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley Eagles volleyball team begins the season with a tremendous amount of optimism, while the squad is hopeful of continuing the momentum that they had a year ago.

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Despite ‘stacked’ lineup, local athletes shine in 6th Annual Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge

Hundreds of athletes enjoy perfect conditions for sixth-annual SUP race

It’s a popular narrative that often attaches itself to the plethora of annual summer athletic contests held in Hood River: the event gets bigger every year, and draws in more people from around the globe who come to see what the Gorge has to offer.

Sports briefs for Aug. 24

Sports schedule update, Third Annual Uphill Challenge results, and Roy Webster Cross-Channel swim coming up

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HRV teams gearing up for next week’s preseason starts

Volleyball, football, cross country, boys soccer, and girls soccer scrimmage next week; water polo the week after

Hood River Valley High School athletic teams have been enduring the hot weather all week in preparation for the start of the fall sports season that kicks off next week with some preseason scrimmages.

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Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club sending teams to world’s largest endurance race

They may be only a few years old as an organization and have only a couple seasons of racing under their belts, but a local outrigger canoe club has been training hard to tackle next month one of the biggest events in their sport.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 20

Uphill Challenge Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows; Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge going on this weekend; more

Mt. Hood Meadows hosts ‘Uphill Challenge’ Event on Saturday

The third Annual Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows will be run this Saturday, Aug. 20.

‘Get Outside’ Event Aug. 27 at waterfront

Hood River Education Foundation and local merchants host the Aug. 27 event “Get Outside For Education,” 1-4 p.m. at Hood River Waterfront Park.

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Introducing the HRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2016 inductees

The Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame Committee has made its selections for the 2016 class of athletes who will be inducted during next month’s Hall of Fame game and weekend celebration that runs Sept. 23 and 24 (see the end of the article for more information on those events).

HRV Blue and Gold night Aug. 19

The annual Blue and Gold night will return Friday, Aug. 19 .

Sports briefs for Aug. 13

7/8 grade football kicks off Monday; Mt. Hood Meadows hosts Geocache Dash Aug. 13

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No surprises in Gorge Cup series finale

Perennial cup winner Bruce Peterson takes 2016 title

Coming as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been following Gorge Cup action this year, Bruce Peterson has once again claimed this year’s windsurfing slalom series title — made official after the Sailworks co-founder ran the table in the final two days of racing last weekend during the Dakine Derby at the Event Site.

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Ideal conditions produce new course record for HRYC’s Double Damned

The Hood River Yacht Club hosted its 9th Annual Double Damned race last Saturday — a west-to east downwinder that runs from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and references the two dams near both those locations (Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam).

Sports briefs for Aug. 10

Sports briefs for Aug. 10.

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