Multiple missions were accomplished by Columbia High’s football team Saturday afternoon, at its home away from home, Seton Catholic’s reliable turf field. The Bruins’ game was moved to Vancouver because conditions were far from optimal on their home field. Coach Dan Smith’s team responded wi…

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The Dalles’ Babe Ruth Baseball is signing up players for the spring and summer season. Registration is open to players 12 to 15 years old from The Dalles and Hood River area. In person registration is at Kramer Field (Babe Ruth Field) March 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or call 541-993-2230 to recei…

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The Dalles and Hood River cross country teams will test their early-season fitness levels — or lack thereof because of a limited training schedule — at league dual meets this week.

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):

Most Oregon high school athletes — albeit they might do good to solicit some legal help to wade through myriad restrictions and protocols — received the go-ahead Feb. 12 to return to outdoor sports.

With plenty of room to spread out, Hood River Valley High School athletics received approval from Hood River County Health Department in late January to resume conditioning sessions — the first time since March that public school teams have been allowed to hold official athletic workouts.

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.

Despite not having a schedule in place, high school athletics in Klickitat County are kicking off this week with major modifications in place to ensure safe participation.

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.

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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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.

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Impact athletes leave their mark and Henry Buckles has stamped a big imprint on the Hood River Valley football, and track and field programs.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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With social distancing rules in place, families were on hand for the lacrosse senior night May 21 at Hood River Valley High School.

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With Spring Sports Night has been canceled due to COVID-19, HRVHS baseball head coach Erich Harjo has submitted the following to honor his senior athletes:

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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.

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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:

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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. 

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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.  

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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