July 19, 2014
July 19, 2014
HRV alumni Jon Munk still rockin’ in the lacrosse world
In the words of his players, Jon Munk got “mad props” last week for his performance in the World Lacrosse Championships.
The cheers and chatter of hundreds of rousted rodeo-goers mingled with the chorus of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” echoing across the brightly-lit Milt Tomilson Arena Saturday night in The Dalles.
Are windsurfers and kiteboarders finally realizing they are doing virtually the same sport?
Hood River Middle School defeated The Dalles Middle School in a nail-biting league final that went to shootouts after a 4-4 tie.
The 2014 Bridge of the Gods Kitefest in Stevenson is set for next weekend, with the pro contest July 25, the amateur event July 26 and the Blow-out July 27. In its 14th year, the event is touted as the longest-running amateur kiteboarding competition in the country, and has successfully served as a platform for many young men and women aspiring to climb the ranks of the sport from amateur to professional.
Team holds its own against all-star squads from California, Michigan and New Jersey
The BSC Strikers U14 boys soccer team was in North Carolina last weekend, where they represented Hood River at the 2014 National Premier League Tournament.
All HR County Forestry trails closed to OHV use; Indian Creek hosts Bob Hanel Memorial tourney; Youth summer running group meets twice a week; Veatch plays part on U18 state champion team
Although the trip was focused on fostering cultural understanding and appreciation between high school students of Oregon/Washington and Japan, the goodwill mission didn’t stop Hood River Valley wrestlers Andrew Dehart and Max Lane from knocking a few heads while they were abroad.
A busy summer at the Hood River waterfront continues this weekend with two wind-related events, and if forecasts hold true, they’ll escape the occasional “if you schedule it, it won’t blow” curse.
Due to extremely dry and hot weather conditions on the east side of the Mt. Hood National Forest, officials have issued public use restrictions effective Friday, July 11.
Managers say biking, disc golf probably not a good fit for the resort
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort announced with enthusiasm last week that it has been granted a summer operations permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Starting with two one-day events this August, Meadows will be allowed to run limited summer operations for the first time in the ski area’s 46- year history.
Heart, Strength, Tenacity: Seventh Kiteboarding-4-Cancer unifies with wind and water
The wind gods smiled on the Hood River Event Site Saturday afternoon. Despite a less-than-favorable forecast, the wind kicked in at about noon, increased throughout the day and blew strong and steady for several hours, giving the 154 participants of the 7th annual Kiteboarding- 4-Cancer fundraiser a full afternoon of sunny skies and steady wind to make this year’s sixhour endurance race one of the best and most competitive in event history.
While many girls their age are relaxing in the sunshine, hanging out with friends, sleeping-in and catching up on the latest Zac Efron movies, Josee Claxton and Maddie May Lewis have been spending their summer vacation taking care of their animals, training and traveling the Northwest to compete in the summer rodeo and barrel racing circuits.
After the results of this week’s semifinal round, the final match of the 2014 World Cup will be a battle between the European powerhouse Germany, and Argentina, led by global superstar Lionel Messi.
Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA.org) hosted the annual Laser Gorge Blowout race from its headquarters in Cascade Locks to the Hood River bridge Thursday (official results unavailable as of presstime Friday morning).