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KB4C breaks $100k in fundraising

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.

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Barrel racers win big in Scappoose

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.

‘Electric’ – Hood River native experiences World Cup

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.

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Laser Blowout

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).

Sports Briefs July 12

Sports Briefs

HRV Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees

2014 class: two teams and five individuals

The Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recently announced its list of inductees for the 2014 class. Among the athletes being honored for their past accomplishments are five individuals and two teams from HRVHS and one individual from Cascade Locks High School.

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Record numbers: July 4 run draws 507

Organizers of the Kollas-Cranmer Memorial Run were pleased, but apologetic, after the conclusion of this year’s July 4 event. A record number of regestered participants – 387 runners and 118 walkers – turned out for the annual tradition, making it the best-attended run since records were started in 1975.

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Collaboration invigorates Community Ed soccer offerings

Wy’east defeated White Salmon 5-1 Thursday evening to claim the first-ever boys’ Gorge Area Middle School Soccer League championship. The two teams had met twice earlier in the league’s inaugural season, with Wy’east winning both by a narrow one-goal margin.

Sports briefs for July 9

Kiteboarding 4 Cancer is this weekend; CGRA hosts Laser North American Championships

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Second HR Huckfest a success

Big-air kiteboarding contest utilizes Xensr motion capture device

The second annual Hood River Huckfest was held last Thursday under sunny skies and moderate wind conditions, and at the end of several high-flying rounds, the big-air kiteboarding event had its champions.

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U13 JBO boys snag clutch win

Team enters state tourney as Tri-County’s top seed

With temps reaching onto the mid 90s Tuesday, the stifling evening heat at Collins Field matched the intensity of a U13 Junior Baseball of Oregon match-up between Hood River and Reedville.

Momentum builds for TD bike park

THE DALLES – Two residents of The Dalles hope to rally community support for a bike park with dirt jumps and berms that allow riders to test their skills.

Sports briefs for July 5

Strikers vs. Strikers Saturday a sendoff for U14 team; Wachsmuth earns national wrestling title; Gorge FC ties Inter United 2-2 in last game of season

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Oilers benefit from HRV baseball success

Team is 7-1 so far in summer ball season

The Hood River Valley High School baseball team, guided by coach Erich Harjo, enjoyed a remarkable 2014 season that ended with the team playing for a state title in the OSAA Class 5A championship game June 7 against Sandy (HRV lost 8-3). The success of that Eagle team has certainly been a notable factor this summer, with many of those same players contributing to a strong Carson Oilers squad that has notched an impressive 7-1 record in the Oregon Junior State Baseball Association.

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Bowmen hosts annual 3D shoot

Longtime local archery club sees significant uptick in interest during last couple of years

The Hood River-based Appleknocker Bowmen archery club hosted its annual Little John 3D shoot late last month, and the record turnout of nearly 350 people is evidence that the sport is seeing a measurable resurgence, particularly in younger age groups.