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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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More big scratch scores highlighted tenpin bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. There were five more 700 sets by most of the same pin busters who seem to end up in the limelight with astonishing regularity. These guys better get some protection from sunburn! 

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The first youth ski race of the year was held at Mt. Hood Meadows last weekend. Skiers ages 5-13-years-old raced the slalom and giant slalom with athletes coming from all over Oregon and Washington.

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A total of 33 kids participated in the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest Jan. 18, put on by the Knights of Columbus Mid-Columbia Council 7292 and Cody Kunigel, as part of his winter hoops skills clinic at Hood River Valley High School.

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Hood River Valley Little League is now registering children ages 4-12 for its youth baseball and softball leagues at hrvll.com. Through February, registration is $65. From March 1-7, the cost is $75.

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In a warmly lit dinner party on Friday, Dec. 27 at Farm Stand in Hood River, Alex Willis was serving food and raising money to go to the CrossFit Italian Showdown in Riccone, Italy, from April 24-26. The dinner party featured a menu of leafy greens and beet salad, festive chicken squash plat…

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The Dalles postman, Travis Adams is the star of the week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Travis demolished the sticks in the Monday night Industrial league with a beautiful scratch 711 three game series that was capped by big 257 and 256 games.

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The Hood River Valley High School Nordic team began its ski season with a 5K classic race at Meissner Snow Park in Bend on Saturday, Dec. 14. The team is skiing into its ninth season with a record number of athletes participating.

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We hear Andy Williams singing that favorite tune over and over on TV right now. That’s right, he says this is “The most wonderful time of the year.”Most of you are probably saying, who is Andy Williams? Okay, we are showing our age: Andy was a popular singer and TV star back into the 1950s t…

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Last week’s bowling league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was shortened by Thanksgiving, which was all good because we stuffed ourselves with delicious turkey. Bowlers love turkey. In bowling jargon, a turkey is synonymous with three strikes in a row and there were lots of them last week.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has certified Cooper Spur Alpine Team Bronze in the Podium Level Club Certification. Clubs who are certified Bronze, Silver or Gold are expected to self-assess and improve their practices while adhering to their missions.

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Last week, team Take Ten won the first half of the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes and they did it in convincing fashion.  They put the broom to legendary Team Nishi, sweeping all four games from them in their last head-to-head match in a battle of two of the top two …

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Last week’s finish of the first round in the fast-paced Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was one for the ages.

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Bowling big games usually gets top billing in league, but the camaraderie of team interaction is just as important. In a squeaker, the Orchard Lanes crew won round 1 in the Industrial league at its namesake up on the Heights in Hood River. They won by only 2.5 points on the strength of a big…

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Last August Todd Walter participated in the 2019 General Tire Casey Folks “Vegas to Reno” off-road race from Beatty, Nev., to Dayton, Nev. The off-road race covers over 500 miles and earns the title of longest off-road race in the U.S.

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Pin pounders come in all kinds at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. Normally, we feature the big shooters who rack up the top scratch scores in league action and there were several last week. A quick scan of the league reports below shows who was hot and you will see some very familiar n…

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HRVHS at StateTwo Hood River Valley High School programs will attempt a repeat of their 2018 5A State Championships this weekend.The girls cross country team competes in Eugene and girls water polo team in Corvallis.The Eagle boys’ water polo team is also in the state tournament. Boys soccer…

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Tenpin bowling at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes got very friendly last week. It’s only October, so we’re not in tip-top mid-season form yet, but there were some mighty fine scores last week. We had four 700s. The Dalles former national bowling rep Steve Byers became the latest tall totaler to c…

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Pin pounders come in all kinds at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. Normally, we feature the big shooters who rack up the top scratch scores in league action and there were several last week. 

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Pin pounders come in all kinds at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. Normally, we feature the big shooters who rack up the top scratch scores in league action and there were several last week. 

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We knew it wouldn’t take long. Prime time bowling leagues began just over a month ago at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Last week, timeless tenpin tiger Nancy Asai became the first woman to bowl a scratch 700 series this season. 

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Hearty congratulations to Kevin Harris, who thrilled us all last week as he rolled a perfect 300 game in the Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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More than 170 Pickleball players, ages 18-76, from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah and California arrived at The Gorge Athletic Club in Hood River Sept. 13-15 to compete in the Second Annual Gorge Pickleball Classic tournament.

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Scores were fair-to-middling from the tenpin league bowling wars at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. Pro Jeff Miller led everybody with the first 700 set of the season, a solid, strike filled scratch 724 that he rolled in the hot-shot Wednesday night Fraternal league. He also tossed a w…

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On Aug. 10, across the epic landscape of Washougal MX Park, thousands of people put their fitness to the test with a race called the Spartan Sprint. The race is part of a series of races held by the Spartan Race company, and consisted of three separate categories: Open, Age Group and Elites,…

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