The past two weeks of ten-pin bowling in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes produced some mighty fine scores. There were five 700 three game series and two near-perfect games. Proprietor Patrick Olson led the way with a solid scratch 740 series that he punched out in the Monday nigh…
Zim’s and the season’s second-place team, finished in the same order after the Oct. 3-4 tournament at Collins Field in Hood River. The final games were played in sunny, windy conditions, a far cry from the 2019 storm-and-swamp the players endured in the final tournament, won by Brew Crushers…
Hi everybody, nice seeing you again! Greetings from Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s ten-pin bowling emporium. We are happy to report that bowling is alive and well, thanks to all of you. And, league action is still strong. There is an old story about the dad who told his friend the golf pro that…
Ten-pin bowling leagues returned to Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes last week after being shut down six months ago pursuant to orders from Gov. Kate Brown because of the coronavirus pandemic. We could not see the smiles on their faces because everyone wore a mask as required, but it was…
Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.
When Hood River pickleballer Liz Kinney heard that the Hart/Maus families had lost all in last month’s Mosier Creek Fire, she knew what it felt like.
We held our final Challenge night at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last Wednesday. The challenging oil pattern we chose was called Great Wall of China. It was 48 feet in length with just over 25 ml of oil applied to each lane. Remember a lane is 60 feet from the foul line to the head pin, so th…
Hood River Adult Softball action takes place Monday and Tuesday evenings until the first week of October at Bud Collins Field in Hood River, next to Jackson Park on May Street. Last week's play included a game between the Hood River team Solo and the Hood River-White Salmon team Injured Rese…
Time again for the Hood River Saddle Club’s annual fundraiser sale (saddles/tack plus household goods and much more). Proceeds are used to promote horseback riding as a sport and for clubhouse/grounds’ repairs and improvements.
SALEM —The Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries.
DUFUR – The Columbia Gorge Hustlers snapped a six-game losing streak on a hot Wednesday afternoon at Dufur City Park’s baseball field, defeating Hood River, 12-6 in nine innings.
Rob Decou is the kind of guy who thinks running an Iron Man Triathalon is a brisk little practice workout. That’s because he’s dedicated to ultra-endurance sports, and leverages that passion to raise awareness and community around important issues. In 2017, Rob completed a 146-mile run acros…
Lacrosse players and Little Leaguers enjoyed the grassy environs of Jim Winter Field and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church playfields June 17, activities that were among the first organized competition and practice sessions in Hood River since COVID restrictions and closures started in mid-March.
Three seniors and a junior received honors as May 2020 Student Athletes of the Month at Hood River Valley High School. Coaches, teachers and advisors nominated the students and commented on their accomplishments and contributions.
A group of state and federal agencies have opened a limited number trails and day use sites in the Columbia River Gorge today, while crowded sites (including most waterfall viewing areas), campgrounds, and visitor’s centers remain closed.
The Hood River Yacht Club’s high school sailing coaches paid honors to the 13 graduating seniors from both Hood River Valley High School and Columbia High School. Coach Lars Bergstrom said the team had a reduced schedule but they did compete at the Island Cup Regatta in Oak Harbor.
What place is formerly a cannery? How many steps make it the second longest public staircase in America?
With the weather warming up, locals and out-of-towners alike are itching to get outside and enjoy sunny days in the Gorge, and while multiple agencies are working to reopen recreation in the Gorge, it is a challenge to get those sites back open safely.
HRATS (Hood River Area Trail Stewards) has put out a press release to clarify the current situation of county land access, including the popular Post Canyon trail:
Restrictions on some outdoor recreational activities in Washington were lifted Tuesday, May 5, but the partial reopening does not mean that the state is relaxing its stance on safety precautions.
Work towards creating a memorial in honor of the late Steve Gates continues and, while social distancing guidelines currently prohibit community gatherings, the designs serve as a reminder that people will eventually be able to gather together again.
The Gorge Chapter Ducks Unlimited held their 35th consecutive fundraising banquet and auction at the Hood River Inn in February. Over 200 attended for an evening of fun, games and food while helping contribute to the future of wetlands and waterfowl habitats.
Maverick Geller, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has accepted his appointment to, and has committed to play lacrosse at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Hood River Valley High School has announced the February Athletes of the Month. Athletic Director Trent Kroll passed along these notes about the athletes, courtesy of coaches and teachers:
Hood River Valley High School graduate and Umpqua Community College freshman Grace Miller won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Northwest Conference Championship in the 143-pound division earlier this month in Aberdeen, Wash.
A Hood River Valley High School alum made it into the University of Washington heptathlon record books after competing in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Track and Field Championship Feb, 28-29. With a final score of 5,487, Parker Kennedy moved up to second place in school history.
Clackamas Community College won its second consecutive NJCAA wrestling title Saturday, March 7, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jason Shaner, Hood River Valley alum, contributed in this achievement by beating Ladamien Sturdivant in the final round for the 133-weight class.
As we continue to learn more about the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that the health and safety of our team members, guests and our community are our top priority.
Per Gov. Brown’s announcement regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has extended the suspension of interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools through April 28.
In efforts to raise money for cancer patients and their families, the fourth annual Hood River 24-hour Paddle for Cancer event will take place later this year. Originally, the charity event was scheduled for April 18-19 but is postponed due to the coronavirus and public health concerns.
Per Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement regarding school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has suspended interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools effective through March 31.
The famous Tuesday Nite Mixed league wrapped up its short 2019-20 season a couple of weeks ago when the plucky Who Gives a Split team won the championship. Congratulations again to Kristyn Fix, Dave Aiken, Patty Morrissey and Da Kine’s main man, their gregarious sales manager, Bill Morrissey…
From March 23-26, Hood River Valley’s boys varsity baseball team will compete in the Coach Bob National Tournament Invitational in Phoenix. Head coach Erich Harjo said the team has taken an annual spring break trip for the past seven years.
Hood River Valley’s varsity softball team swings back into action next week. The team has two games before heading to Portland for the Rex Putnam Softball Spring Break Tournament starting on March 23.
Hood River Women’s Tennis Team 2.5 competed and took first place in the USTA Women’s 18-plus Area Tennis Tournament Sunday, March 1 in Richland, Wash. Coached by Craig Pearce, Sensi Graves, Jen Dillard, Tonia Farman, Colleen Carroll, Bailey Gaspar and Bernie Von Borstel formed the team as a …
Hood River film director Manny Marquez held a movie showing Feb. 26 at Double Mountain. The event showcased films and documentaries featuring the 2009 Tour de France, Tour of California and Dirty Finger Bicycle Repair and Sellwood Cycle Repair’s Dirty Sellwood race.
For about five years now, Anson Pulk has been accepting used bikes, fixing them and donating to kids in need around the Gorge. Through Anson’s Bike Buddies, Pulk and friends have donated more than 600 bikes and counting.
The scrappy and very popular Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Orchard Lanes held its championship roll-off last week. This league splits its season into two halves; the roll-off format was a three-game total pin match between the first and second place teams in both halves. Take Ten won the firs…
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