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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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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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It was long awaited and highly anticipated, and this past weekend, the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge returned to Hood River for its ninth year of a weekend filled with great weather, exciting competition and incredible endurance from racers of all ages and ethnicities. The event had more than a…

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The annual Bridge of the Gods Run took place on Aug. 11, with hundreds of runners crossing the famous bridge from the Washington side and following the Columbia down various distance depending on their entered race before turning back and finishing collectively in Cascade Locks. The results …

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Participants, volunteers, and sponsors of Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s 20th Annual Founder’s Cup golf tournament helped raise more than $13,000 for Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s student scholarship fund. This scholarship benefit was sponsored in part by Colum…

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On Aug. 3, 2007, in a hospital in Glen Falls, N.Y., Robb Freed and his wife welcomed a baby boy into the world. While his birth was a beautiful moment for the couple, it quickly turned to concern as the doctor noticed the baby, named Drake E, did not appear to have the top layer of skin on h…

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It’s the summer of 1989 in Hood River. The town, smaller than it is today, is at its busiest with water enthusiasts flocking to the riverfront to take advantage of the prime conditions as they still do 30 years later. Crowds of teenagers and 20-somethings mingle from the heart of downtown to…

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On July 19, at the gracious invitation of the Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club, I took a metaphorical toe-dip into the pool of outrigger canoeing by participating in the club’s Tips and Techniques session offered every Friday from 5-6:15 p.m. From preparation to launch, from paddle techniques…

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In its 13th consecutive year, Kiteboard 4 Cancer, which benefits Project Koru, once again brought participants and spectators from around the world to the shores of the Columbia in Hood River to celebrate the sport and “harness the power of the elements to benefit lives affected by cancer.” …

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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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