Sports Briefs for Nov. 6

HRVHS Winter Sports Night is Nov. 6

Hood River Valley High School Winter Sports night is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at the school. All parents and student athletes intending to play winter sports are encouraged to attend. There will be separate meetings boys and girls basketball, wrestling, swimming, skiing, equestrian, cheerleading, snowboarding and Nordic skiing. All paperwork is due in the Athletic Department by Nov. 13. For more information contact Michelle Jacobs at the HRVHS Athletic Department at 541-386-2318.

Ski Swap is Nov. 9

The annual Hood River Valley High School Ski Team Gorge Gear Swap is set for Nov. 9 in the HRVHS gym. There is a focus on winter sports gear, but new and used sports goods of all kinds will be on sale at the event. Sellers can drop new or “gently used” gear off for consignment sales Friday, Nov. 8, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the school gym. The Nov. 9 sale opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., with a $5 per person or $10 per family entry fee. An early sale entry fee of $25 per person will get you into the sale starting at 7:30 a.m. to get a jump on the crowds. For additional information e-mail

Little League community meeting Nov. 13

Hood River County Little League is holding a community meeting Nov. 13, 6 p.m. at the Wy’east Middle School auditorium. The meeting will inform the public of changes to league operations and will look for community input on how to move the league forward.

Turkey Trot is Nov. 28

An annual Thanksgiving tradition for many, the Turkey Trot will run rain or shine at 10 a.m. Nov. 28. The 12K, 5K and 3K distances will start from the Hood River side of the Twin Tunnels highway and will run toward Mosier and back.

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