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Updated: Body of missing paddle boarder found in Columbia River

Law enforcement recovered the body of a missing paddle boarder Wednesday morning from the Columbia River, just west of Hood River.

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Experienced roster bolsters HRV football playoff hopes

Having a talented group of 17 seniors is just one reason that the Hood River Valley High football team could enjoy some success throughout the 2015 season.

Sports briefs for Aug. 29

HRMGA hold club championship; Stock the Shelves Golf Scramble Sept. 13; more

Eagles cross country team laden with seniors looking to fly high this season

The Hood River Valley High School cross country team has been out there all summer, pounding the pavement, putting the work into their workouts. HRV XC head coach Brandon Bertram is confident that once the race schedule starts in earnest next month, all that hard work will pay great dividends.

Brian Stenberg returns to his roots as Horizon’s new A.D.

Sports have always been a family affair for Brian Stenberg.

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In its fifth running, Paddle Challenge is bigger than ever

Attendance at two-day Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge increases 50 percent since 2014

The wildfire smoke may have been thick, but it wasn’t able to smoke out the legions of stand up paddleboarders who came from all over the globe to compete in this year’s Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.

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Tom Ames takes the reins as new HRV A.D.

Tom Ames is a sports guy. Name a sport and there’s a good chance Ames has either played it or coached it… or at the very least, watched it at some point it his life.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 22

Community Bridge Walk Aug. 29; Post Canyon 50K results

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Team Adrenaline returns from Spartan Race

Nearly a dozen people representing the Gorge not only competed in, but survived the Pac West Spartan Sprint Race in Washoughal earlier this month, enduring a “race” that was really more like a sadistic obstacle course.

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Portland Timbers MLS team travels to HR to host community events

Portland Timbers players dropped their soccer cleats and picked up work gloves and paint brushes to help beautify Wy’east Middle School on Monday, sweating under the hot, midday sun as they cleared brush away from one of the school’s gardens and helped paint a mural on an outbuilding door.

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A Wylde finish to this year’s Gorge Cup

HR’s MacRae Wylde hangs on to win windsurfing race series

The wind held steady and the wildfire smoke was held at bay to allow the final race of the annual Gore Cup windsurfing series to go off without a hitch.

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Bridge of the Gods race returns for an even bigger sophomore year

The city of Cascade Locks more than doubled in size this past Sunday as runners from all over the Gorge and the world came to compete in the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon and 10K races.

Locals get lift at CrossFit games

Three athletes represented Hood River at the world championship CrossFit Games and recently returned from the competition not only in one piece (mostly), but with honors as well.

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Ways of the Wind: Lawn, and water, are full of energy this time of year

Midway through August, the Hood River Waterfront is in full form. Every day there is a wealth of activity from the Marina all the way down to The Hook.

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GORGE EXPLORER: See snow-free ski runs, scenic waterfalls at HRM

Winter is probably my favorite time of year in the Columbia River Gorge. Seeing as I am an avid snowboarder and cross country skier — and just about nothing else, as far as sports go — that’s pretty to understand why. For me, taking a smooth, quiet run down a Mt. Hood Meadows hill dusted with a few inches of new is one of the best experiences in the world.

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