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Arrival of August brings bevy of running events to the Gorge

It’s hard to keep up with all the different trail runs, 5Ks, marathons, and fun runs that are happening in the Gorge year-round, but the month of August in particular seems to have an embarrassment of riches as far running events go.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 1

Jared Davis signs with Fort Lewis College; Erin Jones heads to Olympic qualifier event; Vote for HR women for SUP honor

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HRVST Osprey soar to top times, top places at State Long Course Championships

The Oregon Swimming Speedo Long Course Championships were another great meet for the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey. The women placed ninth out of 44 teams in the team division with personal best times by all swimmers, and with team records set by two individuals and by three relay teams.

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BOTG Kite Fest sails through its 15th running

Gorge residents grace the podium in multiple categories in annual freestyle kiteboarding event

Though there weren’t any new events to specifically commemorate its 15th running, this year’s Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest still had plenty of highlights.

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Hood River Senior Federal 14U JBO team are state champs

The Hood River Senior Federal 14U baseball team concluded its fantastic season by winning the Oregon State Junior Baseball Organization Tournament this past week.

Sports Briefs for July 29

Wild Woman Trail Run results; Tennis camps starting soon

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Local wrestlers return from Cadet/Junior National Wrestling Championships with a wealth of experience

All roads lead to The Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., as state teams from across the country travel to the site of the Cadet/Junior National Wresting Championships. The Oregon Women’s National Team consisted of eleven girls from all around the state of Oregon.

Penultimate race of Gorge Cup windsurfing series held this weekend

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Gorge Cup race series will have its second-to-last race of the season this weekend in Hood River and will wrap up in less than three weeks.

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Mt. Hood Meadows summer events series kicks off next weekend

Runs, hikes, music, and educational events in store for resort’s second summer season

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort usually asks its patrons to “pray for snow,” but for the month of August, “pray for sun,” would be probably be a better request.

Ways of the Wind: The eternal summer of the Gorge

A summer series with Greg Stiegel

With one week left in July, we have had an action-packed summer. Warm weather and west winds all spring have made summer feel eternal — no complaints here! The waterfront has been abuzz with fun, community-oriented events that do a great job of celebrating the beautiful place and people we have here in the Gorge.

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Tardy winds can’t keep Hood River Huckfest down

Big-air kiteboarding competition has biggest year yet despite reluctant winds

The winds may have taken their sweet time getting to Rufus this weekend for the annual Hood River Huckfest competition, but for both participants and spectators, it was worth the wait.

Fried fish: heat brings more fish kills, regulations

In the wake of continued above-average high temperatures, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has instituted new fishing regulations to help mitigate the stress on salmon and other fish that has been caused by the heat and low water levels.

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Jake Morgan named 2015 ICMGA Club Champion

Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association offers congratulations to Jake Morgan, the 2015 ICMGA Club Champion. Jake continued his outstanding play on the third day of competition with a 70-stroke game and finished with a three-day total of 212, four strokes under par.

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Sports Briefs for July 22

14U baseball team headed to state tourney; Youth football camp coming up; more

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Hood River mother and daughter ‘having a blast’ in the Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo kicked off with the opening round of events that included Hood River cowgirls Crystal Beam and her daughter, Josee, on Wednesday at Milt Tumilson Arena in The Dalles.

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