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Friends of Mount Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10

Friends of Mount Adams Hiking Day is Sept. 10, and sign ups are happening now for two guided hikes around southwest Washington’s iconic peak.

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Gorge Downwind Champs sees big spike in participation

Surf ski, SUP, and outrigger canoe paddlers take to the Columbia River

A flotilla of bright, red-orange shirts bobbing in the Columbia River provided a great contrast to the moody Pacific Northwest sky Friday afternoon as around 250 paddlers took to the water to participate in this year’s Gorge Downwind Championships.

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Local outrigger canoe club competes in downwinder Gorge Outrigger Race

In addition to the Gorge Downwind Championships, outrigger canoe paddlers also competed in the 20th Annual Gorge Outrigger Race July 15-16.

Sports Briefs for July 27

Payton Rigert receives honorable mention naming to All-American team; HRV alum named as new TD boys soccer coach; Reminder: BOTG Kitefest July 29-31

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Gorge Cup favorite Bruce Peterson is 2016 frontrunner

Penultimate race of the annual windsurfing series held this Saturday

There’s been a lot of good wind days this summer on the Columbia River and competitive windsurfers in the Gorge have been taking advantage of the situation, getting in a lot of laps during this year’s Gorge Cup series.

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Personal bests abound for HRVST Osprey at 50th Pendleton Open

The 50th Annual Pendleton Open was attended by the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey July 8-10 in Pendleton.

Sports Briefs for July 23

KB4C has best year yet for fundraising; Register before Aug. 1 to save money on BOTG Half Marathon & 10K; Hole-in-one recorded at Indian Creek Golf Course

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Plenty to cheer about

The 2016-2017 fall Hood River Valley High School cheerleaders came home with several awards from a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp last week at the University of Portland.

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KB4C enjoys great wind, major milestone

Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.

With changes, youth football starts Aug. 1

Football season is right around the corner and the Hood River Youth Football program begins Monday, Aug. 1. The first week of August is the Blue & Gold camp held Monday through Thursday evenings for kids grades 3-8. Led by Caleb Sperry, head coach for the Hood River Valley High School varsity football program, the camp is a chance for kids to learn skills and get ready for practices to start on the week of Aug. 8. Register now at www.HRcommunityed.org.

Sports briefs for July 20

Sports briefs for July 20.

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Celebrating a river’s return: Community float highlights the ‘remarkable recovery’ of the White Salmon River

It’s been nearly five years since 700 pounds of dynamite was shoved into a hole at the base of Condit Dam and detonated — blowing a hole in the structure, draining Northwestern Lake behind it, and in the process, signaling a new chapter of the White Salmon River’s life.

Sports Briefs for July 16

HRV water polo info sessions July 18 and 27; Hood River athletes place well in TrackTown Youth League Champs; Youth “Fun and Run” camps coming early August; Bridge of the Gods Kitefest July 29-31

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OREGON GIRLS NATIONAL WRESTLING TEAM IN TOWN

The 2016 Oregon girls wrestling national team just finished a successful training camp at Hood River Valley High School and are headed to Fargo, N.D., to compete in the USA Wrestling High School Freestyle National Championships.

Runners caught cutting corners

Strange circumstances led to the delay in getting Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run results; organizer Mary Gumm wanted to get it right.

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