When Joey Sheirbon pulled a once in a lifetime Oregon bighorn sheep tag in 2014, he had a few decisions to make. The first: Who he was going to take with him. The second: How he’d get to his chosen unit — west of the John Day River in mid-November.
Volleyball, football, cross country, boys soccer, and girls soccer scrimmage next week; water polo the week after
Hood River Valley High School athletic teams have been enduring the hot weather all week in preparation for the start of the fall sports season that kicks off next week with some preseason scrimmages.
They may be only a few years old as an organization and have only a couple seasons of racing under their belts, but a local outrigger canoe club has been training hard to tackle next month one of the biggest events in their sport.
Uphill Challenge Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows; Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge going on this weekend; more
The third Annual Uphill Challenge at Mt. Hood Meadows will be run this Saturday, Aug. 20.
Hood River Education Foundation and local merchants host the Aug. 27 event “Get Outside For Education,” 1-4 p.m. at Hood River Waterfront Park.
The Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame Committee has made its selections for the 2016 class of athletes who will be inducted during next month’s Hall of Fame game and weekend celebration that runs Sept. 23 and 24 (see the end of the article for more information on those events).
The annual Blue and Gold night will return Friday, Aug. 19 .
7/8 grade football kicks off Monday; Mt. Hood Meadows hosts Geocache Dash Aug. 13
Perennial cup winner Bruce Peterson takes 2016 title
Coming as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been following Gorge Cup action this year, Bruce Peterson has once again claimed this year’s windsurfing slalom series title — made official after the Sailworks co-founder ran the table in the final two days of racing last weekend during the Dakine Derby at the Event Site.
The Hood River Yacht Club hosted its 9th Annual Double Damned race last Saturday — a west-to east downwinder that runs from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and references the two dams near both those locations (Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam).
Sports briefs for Aug. 10.
Bridge of the Gods Run returned for its third year on Sunday.
The 2016 fall sports season is just a few weeks away from starting at Horizon Christian and the school will have a new athletic director to go with it as well.
The Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) “tore up the pool” at the 11 and over state swimming championships held at Mt. Hood Community College this past weekend, said Head Coach Shelly Rawding. “With 80-percent personal best times achieved, the team has much to be proud of.”