Sports briefs for July 30.
Bruce Peterson essentially locks up the Cup with another win
The Gorge Cup isn’t over yet, but it might as well be. Local windsurfing virtuoso Bruce Peterson is essentially uncatchable in the annual spring and summer slalom windsurfing series that ends next weekend with races on Aug. 6 and 7.
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.
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.
In addition to the Gorge Downwind Championships, outrigger canoe paddlers also competed in the 20th Annual Gorge Outrigger Race July 15-16.
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
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.
The 50th Annual Pendleton Open was attended by the Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey July 8-10 in Pendleton.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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