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The Gorge Outrigger Canoe Race took place on July 13 and saw dozens of teams racing up the Columbia River. There were Men, Women and Mixed races, with their respective start and finish locations staggered; the Women and Mixed racers began at the Stevenson waterfront and ended at Drano Lake, …

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Summer is in full swing and the events and activities are out there. As July sees a bevy of recreation enthusiasts flock to Hood River to join its citizens on the water and around town, we want to ensure people can plan ahead for what’s happening this month and in August. See select events a…

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The sun is out and the winds are strong along the banks of Hood River, and that combination has brought hundreds of kiteboarders and windsurfers to the Columbia shores. Clad in wet suits, these aqua enthusiasts took to the choppy waters from sunrise to sunset, massing along the beach and the…

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The Hood River Little League All-Star teams, 10U and 12U, played in their respective District 5 Championship tournament in Madras on June 22-27. Neither team was able to win, with the 10U team placing third out of seven and the 12U team placing second out of eight. The losses brought both te…

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Through the summer, there are dozens of sport camps for kids in Hood River, coached by local residents who want to give back to the community. Basketball is one of the popular sports for these camps, with skill and developments sessions popping up from June to November when school or league …

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It was a hot day. Long and luring, the Columbia shimmers, the sunlight dancing along its face like a cascade of diamonds.

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The weekend of June 14-16 brought a surprise series of victories for Kellogg Welding, the Hood River Babe Ruth Baseball team, as they rammed their way through the league tournament to take home the championship.

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A windsurfer maneuvers the choppy waters of the Columbia River on Tuesday afternoon, one of the many warm, windy days the Gorge offered to water recreation enthusiasts, who flocked to the Hood River shorelines en mass to take advantage of the summer weather.

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On April 28, 2019, at 7 a.m. the Eugene Marathon began and 1,482 runners took off. Among them was Kim Brislawn, a 57-year-old woman from White Salmon who, despite the Ulcerative Colitis and Osteoporosis that afflicted her, completed the race in 3:52:26, won her age group and qualified for th…

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On June 15-16, the 2019 Timberline Marathon and Half Marathon took place, with hundreds of runners from the Gorge area and beyond coming together at the Clackamas Ranger Station, where the race would start and finish. The course took runners around an outline of Timothy Lake, heading out alo…

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When Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors for the 2016-2017 season, the basketball world let loose a collective gasp. Durant was one of the best players in the league and had nearly led the Oklahoma City Thunder to victory over the Warriors in the 2016 Western Conference Finals…

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Well, it may not have been a long season, but it was yet another fun one for the Hood River Valley Little League (HRVLL) teams. Hundreds of kids came together to practice and play the games of baseball and softball; they made friends, improved their skills and nurtured a love for athletics t…

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A memorable basketball game happened Saturday in May Street’s Teddy Webber Gym, part of the afternoon open house called “Dragon Bash.”

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The always gritty MWB trio rose to the occasion once again for the fourth time in the past five seasons by winning the high-scoring, fast paced Fraternal league at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. MWB prevailed with dynastic ease in a four team total pins roll-off, which was so close af…

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The weekend of April 12-14, a dozen eager handball athletes from Horizon Christian School traveled to Beaverton for the 2019 WPH Oregon State Singles Championship. Oscar Stenberg, a teacher and coach at Horizon, led the handball competitors at the tournament, where they were broken into pool…

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The Industrial league is now into its 3-week championship bracket matches. The three round winners and wild card team earned top seeds into the brackets pitting #1 Columbia Hills RV against #8 Mid-Columbia Diesel; #2 Bi-Polar Rollers against #7 OL’7-10; #3 Tinman Heating against #6 Orchard L…

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The Hood River Little League hosted its Opening Day at HRVHS on Saturday, with hundreds of parents, coaches, staff and ball players of all ages coming out to kick off another season of baseball.

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The Hood River Little League held their opening ceremony and first games on Saturday, April 13. The ceremonies were held at Hood River Valley High School and featured Head Umpire Dave Cunningham as the guest speaker. 

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Last week, the U14 Western Region Alpine Ski Championships took place at Big Sky in Montana. The event showcased some of the nation’s youngest talent in Alpine skiing. Peyton Wells, of the Mount Hood Academy and Race Team and local Hood River Middle School student, finished third overall in …

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Two Hood River residents are taking on one of the world’s most treacherous and challenging, yet fulfilling expeditions: Climbing Mount Everest. John Phillips and Scott Woolums, as of this publication, have arrived in Katmandu, the capital city of Nepal. There they will begin a two month trip…

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Tucker FitzSimons, a 2016 HRVHS graduate, has been selected as a semi-finalist in Level 1 Productions’ SuperUnknown XVI video competition. SuperUnknown is a free-ski video talent search contest begun in 2004 as a way to provide talented skiers a chance to gain exposure, sponsorship and a sho…

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It’s a simple sport at its core, requiring no more than a ball, a wall and a couple of players, but from the first bounce handball demands speed, precision and will that rivals any sport. In Hood River, handball has been a staple of the athletic community, having been played by residents for…

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Local archer and hunting enthusiast Tyler White competed in the Oregon State Indoor Championship competition in Redmond on March 2-3. White earned first place and was crowned the state champion in the adult male Bow Hunter, freestyle division, with an overall score of 600–88X.

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Jim Thornton, a ranger for the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and native of Hood River, was recently awarded the 2018 Recreationalist of the Year by the Oregon State Snowmobile Association (OSSA). Thornton won the same award 20 years ago in 1998.

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On Feb. 17, Hood River resident Fiona Wylde won the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro in Oahu, Hawaii, a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) surf competition organized by the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP). The Sunset event is the first of many in the APP’s World Tour, with future events taking place i…

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The Cooper Spur Alpine Ski Team (CSAT) competed at the Schweitzer Mountain resort in Idaho last weekend. The races were the second Junior Olympic Qualifier and had more than 200 athletes, boys and girls ages 12 and 13, from Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Washington competing to qualify for the We…

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The weatherman took top 10 pin honors at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. Our good intentions to have leagues and conduct the umpteenth annual city bowling tournament were snowed out in that unending blizzard. This is a good time to reflect on this great game of ours. It has come a long way.

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Did someone say hunting season opened again? Well, you would never know by looking outside as we are covered in cold white stuff. Yet, inside, well, that’s a different matter. The new, all-plastic 3 pound, 6 ounces. Twister pins at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes are getting blasted into oblivion. 

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Matt Hodges and Bill Morrissey shattered their career bowling highs at Hood River’s friendly Orchard Lanes last week. And, when we say that, we mean absolutely demolished.

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Last week, Double A Orchards won the first half of the eclectic Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Cody Kunigel, a Hood River Valley High School grad who has played and coached youth up to college levels, guided more than 100 kids ages 3 and up through two days of hoops defensive and offensive skills on Friday and Monday at the HRVHS gym.

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There’s never a good time to make a hard decision, but a hard decision can be much easier to make when you have the right people around you.

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After a year of waiting, swimmers from across the globe prepare for the 75th anniversary of the most popular Labor Day swim in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sports in Hood River over the past few years has seen a growth in travel ball teams, which occur outside of the traditional season sports calendar at schools, and the next sport to see an evolution in its travel ball season is girls basketball.

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The Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey finished 17th overall at the 11 and Over Oregon Swimming Championships this past weekend at Mt. Hood Community College.

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