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Sports Briefs for Aug. 12

Middle school XC practice starts soon; Middle school XC coaches wanted; Sports story correction; more

Sports Briefs for Aug. 8

King of the Hook Aug. 15; Gorge Blow Out rescheduled again; more

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Local water polo athlete returns from Junior Olympics

Each year, the Junior Olympics for water polo brings the best teams in the United States together for two weeks of battle for boys and girls in three age groups (14U, 16U, 18U) in two classes — Classic and Championship — based on performance at regional qualifier tournaments.

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HRV High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announces 2015 inductees

The 9th Annual Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies are coming up in a little over a month and in advance of that event, the school’s Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of this year’s inductees.

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Gorge Explorer: Hike to the not-so-dry Dry Creek Falls

In geography, there are some pretty misleading names out there. Happy Valley, when viewed from Portland, looks a hell of a lot more like a hill than it does a valley (and do we know how happy things are up there, really?).

Outdoor News: Try spinners for Buoy 10 salmon

I was outnumbered, what with my single red-and-white spinner competing against four herring as we trolled near the Astoria-Megler Bridge. I knew my friends, all confirmed bait addicts, wondered if I was losing it a little when I’d traded my herring in for a spinner as we began our downstream troll a half-hour earlier.

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Portland Timbers are coming to town Aug. 17

Players and staff of the Portland Timbers will hit the road on Monday, Aug. 17, to visit with fans and conduct community events, a youth soccer clinic and host a pub event with a Q&A session in Hood River as part of the inaugural “Rose City Road Trip,” presented by Providence Health & Services.

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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.