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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 Middle School Cross Country season at Hood River Middle School and Wy’east Middle School saw both teams combined to represent the Hood River Valley.
Summer is a great time for area residents who enjoy participating in outdoor activities, and one that is popular in the Columbia Gorge is the sport of motocross.
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.
The third straight weekend of major wind events in Hood River happens July 27-28 with the fourth annual Patagonia HoodJam, part of the nation-wide Kite Park League series.
Hood River Valley’s 10U Oregon All-Star District-5 Little League Championship Baseball team had a remarkable accomplishment in reaching the 2018 Oregon State Tournament.
The Hood River Valley Swim Team was represented by swimmers William Frost (boys 8 and under competition) and Delaney Hackett (girls 10 and under competition) at the 10 and Under Oregon State Swimming Championships in Albany this past weekend.
Hood River Area Trail Stewards (HRATS) and Hood River Parks and Recreation organizations are partnering with Velosolutions, an organization focused on pump tracks and trail building, to bring the best site-specific asphalt pump track to the Hood River County community.
The long list of awaited recreational events continues this summer at the Hood River Event Site with the 12th annual Kiteboard 4 Cancer event this weekend.
The Hood River Valley swim team Osprey ended the month of June at the Howard Jones Memorial Senior Long Course Invitational and The Dalles Ted Walker Invitational.
Last week, the relentless Orchard Lanes quintet won the championship of the Monday night Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, trouncing Hood River Supply 24 to 6.
Just a few weeks left in the current bowling season at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Here are the results from the first week of bracket matches in the Monday night Industrial league championship: the No. 1 seed, Mid-Columbia Diesel, vs. No. 8 seed, Split Shots, couldn’t have been much closer as they tied with 15 points each.
The Go Granny Go foursome sewed up the second half with one week to go in the Wednesday afternoon senior Colts & Fillies league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Bowling for the winners are Esther Yarnell, Kim McCartney, Quinton Cox and the indomitable Lynn Spellman.
The third and fourth grade Hood River Eagles traveling team attended the January Jam Down tournament in Vancouver recently, and came away with their first tournament championship, said Head Coach Danny Ybarra.
Congratulations to the Double A Orchards team, who won the first half of the spirited Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This foursome has all the makings of a dynasty, comprised of a family of outstanding bowlers led by matriarch and perennial all-star bowler Nancy Asai, hubby Aron Asai, dynamic daughter Ciena Brittle and up and comer Austin Dehart.
The U11 Gorge Scorpions capped off an undefeated regular season in the fall with a Presidents Cup tournament championship this past weekend in Portland at Buckman Field.
The Climb for Clean Air mountaineering and fundraising program announces its 2018 climb dates with honorary co-chairs and climbing professionals Win Whittaker and Stacy Allison, as they inspire new teams of climbers to train for a summit, have an experience of a lifetime and help the fight to end lung disease.
League action really heated up last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. There was a passel full of mighty fine scores. Chad Mason is back after finishing college and the youngster has been pounding the pins just like he did when he starred on the award winning HRVHS squad a few years ago.
We’ve got a new definition of going postal. Two weeks ago, postal staffer Randy Tumlinson posted a beautiful scratch 708 series to lead all league scores at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.
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