Sports Briefs for Dec. 18

Knights of Columbus free throw contest Jan. 4

Attention hoopsters ages 9-14, the annual Knights of Columbus free throw contest is coming to Hood River Valley High School on Saturday, Jan. 4. Participants can show up and compete any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day (entry fee and parent signature required). Winners of each of the 12 divisions will receive trophies. The contest is open to all Hood River County and White Salmon area youth.

HRV softball hosts gift-wrapping fundraiser this weekend

Hood River Valley High School softball program is hosting a holiday gift wrapping fundraiser this weekend, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the City of Hood River Fire Department station on May Street. Bring unwrapped gifts and let student athletes wrap them for you. Donation for the service will help fund the softball program.

Columbia Gorge Baseball hosts pitching camp

Columbia Gorge Baseball and Portland Pitching is hosting a series of three off-season pitching camps running Jan. 5, 9 and 26 at Hood River Valley High School’s indoor batting facility. The camp will be split in to age groups of 10-12 and 13-14 and will include dynamic stretching, pitching mechanics, drills, goal setting and mental components and strategies of pitching.

Prices are $30 per 90-minute session or $75 for all three. There’s a limit of six players per session. To register call CGB at 509-540-1309 or visit

Freeze Your Gizzard Blizzard run/walk is Dec. 28 in TD

The annual Freeze Your Gizzard Blizzard 3K-5K-10K run is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 28 at Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles. Proceeds for this event go to Colonel Wright Elementary physical education’s Jumpstart Summer Basketball scholarship fund.

Day-of registration starts at 9 a.m. and is $25 with a shirt or $10 without. All events start and finish at the park and will run rain, shine, ice, sleet or snow. Call Tom Concklin for more info at 541-340-0926.

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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge

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