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We are at about the mid-point in the 2021-2022 league bowling season at good old Orchard Lanes up on the Heights in beautiful Hood River. It’s a perfect time to recap our high scores and see how our top players and winning teams are doing.

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HOOD RIVER — Fiona Wylde, swept the first place awards at the 2021 Gorge Paddle Challenge in August, but her work was not finished. In a year with so many uncertainties she continued to train and compete in the International Canoe Federation (ICF) European Tour of Italy. In the absence of a …

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The year 2021 went out like a Mike Tyson right to the jaw at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. We got slammed by old man winter, which dissuaded some of our leaguers from making their scheduled weekly visit to the lanes. The seniors took it one step further and cancelled their entire lea…

We’re nearing the halfway point in this season’s league bowling up on the “Heights” at Hood River’s own Orchard Lanes. Hunting season may have recently ended but last week it looked like it was open season on big scores in the ten-pin arena. Clearly, many of our local pin busters are in mid-…

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Full coverage of The Dalles, Hood River Valley and Columbia White Salmon high schools, as well as 1A league schools in Wasco, Hood River and Klickitat counties.

Continuing with what we started the last time we met, here are our three ten-pin stars from last week’s bowling league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes:

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Sports coverage of Gorge high school sports, including Hood River Valley, The Dalles and White Salmon, and 1A schools including South Wasco, Dufur, Lyle, Trout Lake and more.

Team Nishi is going to win the first round of the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. There is still a week to go in the round but Team Nishi has amassed such a lead that no one can mathematically catch them.

The first round of bowling action in the Monday Industrial and Wednesday Fraternal leagues concluded last week at Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s fun-spot up on the Heights.

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The Hood River Middle School Panthers pose for a team picture. Pictured, from left to right, in the back row are Caleb Ingersoll, Reid Richardson, Diego Jaimes, Lars Welch, Jack Miller, Chaz Valentine, Trevor Jacobs and Gabe Witt-Inman. In the second row from the back are Coach Michael Becke…

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With wins this past week, two Gorge football teams are headed into state playoffs: The Hood River Valley Eagles compete in Wilsonville; and the Dufur Rangers will play the No. 1 seed Adrian Antelopes. Also eying state championships are both Gorge water polo teams out of Hood River, continuin…

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It wasn’t a good day for Gorge boys soccer teams from Hood River Valley and The Dalles high schools as both lost in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Wednesday.

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The No. 16 ranked South Wasco County High Redsides advanced to the second round of the OSAA Class 1A volleyball state playoffs for the first time since 2018, before losing Friday at Damascus Christian.

South Wasco was seeking to reach the state quarterfinals — and a spot in the eight-team state tournament — for the first time since 2017.

Last week saw a hatful of big scores in league action at Orchard Lanes, bowling’s big daddy up on the heights in Hood River. Just check out the bigly numbers below that were posted by our latest elite fivesome:

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The Glenwood/Klickitat High Eagles and the Ione/Arlington High Cardinals both won Big Sky League District quarterfinal playoff road games Wednesday to advance to Saturday’s semifinals at Echo High School.

Numbers are important to our big-time games in the USA. Baseball has batting averages, homers, runs batted in, runs scored, and earned run averages to name a few. Football has touchdowns, yardage via pass and run, interceptions, sacks and more. Basketball has points, assists, rebounds, fouls…

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It was a tale of two games last week for the Hood River Valley boys water polo team.

The Eagles led from start to finish Oct. 5 during a win against Reynolds and two days later fell behind early and had to fight back to win, 9-8 against Parkrose. The 2-0 week has HRV ready to make a stretch run with the district playoffs two weeks away.

It was a tale of two games last week for the Hood River Valley boys water polo team.

The Eagles led from start to finish Oct. 5 during a win against Reynolds and two days later fell behind early and had to fight back to win, 9-8 against Parkrose. The 2-0 week has HRV ready to make a stretch run with the district playoffs two weeks away.

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As the classic song goes, “you can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant.” The same holds true at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes in a slightly different way, all you need to do is put some work in to bowl better.  Then, you will get what we all want, more strikes and more spares which will…

Hood River Valley fought off a valiant Redmond comeback Friday night, outlasting the host Panthers, 44-29, in Intermountain Conference football on a clear but breezy Central Oregon evening.

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Last week it seemed like airplanes were flying in the Industrial bowling league up on the Hood River Heights at good old Orchard Lanes. Kevin Harris piloted a big, super jumbo 777 scratch series that included over 20 strikes in his three gamer. Kevin was “in the zone” racking up huge 265, 25…

Visiting Pendleton handed Hood River Valley its first high school football loss of the 2021 season Friday night, when the Buckaroos scored 29 second-half points in a 35-21 come-from-behind win.

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After opening the football season with a disappointing shut out to start their 2021 campaign, The Dalles Riverhawks (0-2, 0-1 IMC) looked to right the ship and open conference play with a win. The Redmond Panthers (1-1, 1-0 IMC) had other ideas though, as they cruised to a 76-12 victory Friday in The Dalles.

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The Dalles High cross country team, fresh off mixing it up with larger schools at Oregon City on Saturday, will host its own invitational this Friday.

The Dalles will host nine other teams at the annual Bridgette Nelson invite at Sororis Park. The meet includes a middle school division, of which races are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

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The Dalles High Riverhawks (1-3) girls soccer team won its first game this year, a 7-0 non-league victory over the Goldendale Timberwolves on Saturday at the Wahtonka campus.

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Unbeaten Montesano rallied to the football on defense and was efficient on offense during a 53-0 road win at Columbia High on Thursday in White Salmon.

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