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40TH ANNUAL KOLLAS CRANMER RUN

Fourth of July celebrations kicked off with the 40th Annual Kollas Cranmer Run early Saturday morning that saw 213 runners and 107 walkers make the 7.4-mile trek from downtown Odell to Jackson Park in Hood River.

Three CrossFit Hood River athletes qualify for the CrossFit Games

Hood River residents Christine Wells, Karen McCadam, and Regan Huckaby qualify for world-level competition held later this month

For the second year in a row, CrossFit Hood River Athletes are heading to the annual CrossFit Games in southern California to compete against some of the sport’s best athletes on the planet.

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GORGE EXPLORER: Chinidere Mountain offers unmatched views

Like many people who live here, or visit here, I love hiking in the Gorge.

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Junior golf growing at Indian Creek

Golf course’s program is getting more kids to participate in the sport

After starting its inaugural season last year, Indian Creek’s PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Junior League Golf program is now really getting into the swing of things.

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Looking back: 40 years of the Kollas-Cranmer run

Memorial run continues to grow while staying true to its roots

July 4, 1975: In the midst of the phenomenon known as the “running boom” that became that decade’s athletic focus, and several weeks after the passing of Oregon cross-country/track and field legend Steve Prefontaine, a few dozen individuals gathered for a footrace from Odell to Hood River.

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World-class paddling event coming to the Gorge

Outrigger canoes and surfskis highlight Gorge Downwind Paddling Festival July 19-25

The Columbia River Gorge is home to a multitude of wind and water sports, as well as a number of festivals and races to go with them and come July, the Gorge will add another such festival to its already busy summer roster.

Looking back: A great year for HRVHS athletics

It’s been a banner year for Hood River Valley High School athletics: the Eagles have won state titles, produced individual state champions, received numerous coaching awards, and most importantly, have some pretty intelligent, hard-working athletes to boot.

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HRV baseball blanks Liberty to win 5A state title

Eagles hold opponents scoreless in playoffs; defeats Liberty 2-0

Not Dallas. Not Putnam. Not Pendleton. And finally, not even No. 1 Liberty.

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HRV Eagles are Cascade Cup champions

HRV outlasts LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 11-10, in brutal cup matchup in Hillsboro on Saturday

The HRV boys lacrosse have been crowned the Cascade Cup kings, defeating LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 11-10 at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday, winning the first cup in HRV history.

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HRV defeats Pendleton, 1-0, in extra-innings thriller; faces No. 1 Liberty in title game Saturday

Eagles off to the finals

For the second time in as many years, the Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team is heading to the OSAA 5A State Championship game, ousting the Pendleton Buckaroos in a gutsy, 1-0 semi-finals game that bore witness to more than a few nail-biting moments during its eight innings.

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