Sports briefs for Feb. 1

Little League sign-ups Feb. 4-6

Hood River Little League will hold sign-ups for the spring/summer season Feb. 4 and 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Westside, Parkdale and Mid Valley elementary schools. Tryouts are scheduled for March 1 and 3 at Hood River Valley High School. For more information visit

HR Babe Ruth returning, sign-ups Feb. 9

After several years’ hiatus, the Hood River Babe Ruth youth baseball program is coming back. Sign-ups for the program are scheduled for Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. at the Hood River Valley High School indoor batting facility. The program is open to players ages 12-15 and costs $90 for the season.

HRVHS baseball fundraiser Feb. 8

Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball is hosting a fundraiser dinner and silent auction Feb. 8 to benefit the program and continued improvements to the team’s home field. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Springhouse Cellar in downtown Hood River and includes live music by Tony Smiley, dinner and a silent auction, all for $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Windmaster Market, Doug’s Sports or the HRVHS main office.

HRVHS spring sports registration open

Hood River Valley High School athletes/parents can begin registering for spring sports starting this week at

Middle school track volunteers, coaches needed

Hood River’s head middle school track and field coach, Shawnie Emmons, is assembling resources for the upcoming spring season, set to start March 31 for HRMS and April 1 for Wy’east, with the popular annual HRV Learn-by-Doing Clinic planned for March 8 and a few preseason workouts planned for before spring break. Anyone willing to volunteer is asked to contact Emmons as soon as possible at

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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

‘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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