In a strange way, the late Arthur Lydiard probably would have appreciated at least one consequence of COVID-19. Lydiard, who is considered by some as the most influential distance running coach of all-time, was an advocate of training vs. racing, especially at the youth level. Lydiard was qu…

Gorge sports schedules for Feb. 23 through March 4 (as of Feb. 21, schedule is subject to change):

Shorter seasons and uncertainty remain a hallmark for high school athletics in Oregon this spring, but current plans developed by the Oregon School Athletics Association (OSAA) swaps seasons around and extends fall sport opportunities into the spring, according to a press release from OSAA.

There’s really no need to use “versus” when comparing Amanda Williams the coach to Mandi (Fitz-Gustafson) Williams the athlete. Team-oriented, passionate, communicative, willingness to learn are crossover traits that helped propel the athlete, and they continue to propel the coach.

Cooper Spur Ski Area, the oldest continuously operating ski area on Mount Hood, is open for the 2020-2021 season.

White Salmon High’s Lloyd Fassett became Washington’s first, three-time state javelin champion when he won the 1939 title, with the standard — at the time — wooden implement. He remains Columbia’s school recordholder at 191-feet, 9-inches — or thereabouts, depending on different accounts.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about Gorge all-time track and field bests. Track and field, because of its relatively standard distances, allows for somewhat of a level playing field when comparing athletes from different eras - giving rise to the possibility of a v…

A healthy Hood River Valley senior Josh Haynes signed a national letter of intent last week to run cross country and track for the University of Montana Grizzlies.

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With many local organized sports seasons in lock-down mode, one alternative is to compare the best marks of all-time as a way to determine bragging rights for 14 Gorge-area high schools

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Mt. Hood Meadows began daily operations for the 2020-21 ski season Nov. 30, with lifts scheduled to operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The resort has a 41-inch settled snow depth in the base area and 55 inches at the top of the Mt. Hood Express.

Just the other day, it was Friday the 13th and you know what that means. On that ominous day, Governor Kate Brown put Oregon in another “freeze,” this time for two weeks to combat an uptick of coronavirus infections. It goes without saying that this year has been very trying but we support t…

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Gorge Thunder 18U softball team traveled to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Triple Crown Fall Showcase tournament Nov. 5, going 4-1 on the weekend and winding up a successful — and eventful — fall softball season, according to coach Jesse Bryan.

Can you believe it, we are already nearing the conclusion of the first round in two top tenpin leagues at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes? Seems like we just got started yesterday. In the Monday night Industrial league, the final night of the first-round looms large and shows Randy’s Painting lea…

This bi-weekly tenpin bowling report reads like a who’s who in local bowling. Yes, the cream of the crop rose to the top in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Just check out the big scores in the league reports below. Our mythical five-person team of stars based on the high scores …

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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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We’re back! Woo hoo! After a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, bowling has resumed at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. '

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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…

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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.

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Peter Seelig had a hole-in-one on the par-three, 120-yard 11th hole at Hood River Golf on May 17. He used a 9-iron.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

This year our dine and drink business locations throughout the Gorge have suffered with closures. You can help support your favorites by purchasing take out and gift cards. Many of these business will offer curb-side delivery and some will deliver to your home. Let’s keep the Gorge going strong!

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