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Sports Briefs for March 18

Mt. Hood Meadows looking for memories for 50th anniversary; CSAT finishes off league races

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HRV softball runs wild with mercy-rule win over Wilsonville Bulldogs Thursday

McNerney gets shutout on the mound in 10-0 rout

The Eagles rebounded in a big way from Monday’s 6-2 loss to Gresham in their season opener with a 10-0 throttling of Wilsonville Thursday evening at Westside Elementary.

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Local doctor, Crag Rat Christopher Van Tilburg lead author on avalanche paper

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, a physician at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Occupational and Travel Medicine, Emergency Department, and Mt. Clinic at Mount Hood Meadows, was first author of a two-year project, Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Practice Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Avalanche and Nonavalanche Snow Burial Accidents, which was published in the March issue of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, the official journal of the WMS.

Gorge Hikers start season of trail outings

Saturday day hikes, a program of Hood River Community Education, starts up again April 1.

CYCLING TALK AND FILM: Tom Camero tells his Trans America bike tale April 1 at Arts Center

The granddaddy of U.S. cross-country bike routes is the Trans America Bike Trail at 4,234 miles and over 211,000 vertical feet of climbing from Astoria, Ore., to Yorktown, Va., as endpoints

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A more experienced HRV softball team looks to improve in 2017

Eagles drop ‘home’ debut to Gresham in The Dalles Monday evening

Last year’s HRV softball team had an incredibly young roster, boasting just one senior and two juniors, and while this year’s squad only has four players from the class of 2017, the juniors and sophomores on the team are older, wiser, and ready to build on last year’s efforts.

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Hood River Valley sophomore Sean FitzSimons receives invites to international snowboarding competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Sean FitzSimons has been invited by US Snowboarding to represent the United States in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Junior World Championship for slopestyle in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. The FIS Snowboard Junior World Championship is a slopestyle event by invitation only taking, place March 26 to April 2.

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HRVST performs well at Region XII Champs

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent six swimmers to the 2017 Arena Oregon Swimming/Region XII Championships held at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham March 2-5.

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Standout performances send local youth gymnasts to state champs

The Emerald Team Challenge held in Eugene on March 4 proved to be one of the most exciting meets so far this season for Hood River Optional level competitors for Riverside Gymnastics Academy.

Reservations starting for state park camping trips

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes beginning campers to join an overnight guided camping experience this summer at state parks. For $30 per family, the parks district provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help out.

Sports Briefs for March 15

Gorge Roller Girls bout on Saturday; Sports schedule updates

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Weather, field conditions muddy spring sports start

It’s a common issue for prep spring sports in the Pacific Northwest: schools west of the Cascades struggle to get games in during the earlier part of the season, as rainy weather makes playing surfaces unsafe.

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Pitching restriction policies in prep baseball now based on number of pitches

High school baseball rules now require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.

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LEARN BY DOING TRACK AND FIELD CLINIC

Hood River Valley High School javelin thrower Ian Fitzgerald, a junior, receives instruction from Scott Skipper during Saturday’s Learn By Doing Clinic at the high school.

Sports Briefs for March 11

Athletes named to All-Conference basketball teams; Oregon Cancer Ski Out March 12-13; Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort already exceeding season average snowfall; Erin Storie graces the podium at Cuba triathlon; Jestena Mattson wins Mountain West pentathlon

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