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Sports...Briefly

Miscellaneous

Golf:

Nine-year-old Kellan Duffy of White Salmon placed first in a junior golf tournament in Portland, Ore., last week. He carded a score of 45 to win the nine-hole event at Quail Valley Golf Course. This is Duffy's second year of playing competitive golf.

Connor Goodwillie, White Salmon, played in the division for 12-year-olds and shot 106 for his 18-hole round.

Junior golfers can qualify for the Tour Championship at Oregon Golf Association courses by playing in four tournaments over the course of a summer. Young golfers around the country enter tournaments in their region through U.S. Kids Golf and compete against boys or girls in their age groups.

Swimming:

Matthew Bergstrom, 10, of Snowden won six of seven swims and achieved seven Oregon state `A' meet qualifying times during the July 6-8 Pendleton (Ore.) Invitational Swim Meet.

Other Hood River Valley Swim Team highlights included Scott Bergstrom's team age-group record in the 100-meter butterfly. Bergstrom, 12, broke his own record in the event by 1.48 seconds, finishing in a time of 1:15.22.

And, like his younger brother, Bergstrom recorded seven Oregon `A' qualifying times. All told, he placed third in four events and fourth in three.

Mariah Rawding, 11, Husum, also logged seven `A' times at the meet. Her best finish--second place--came in the 100-meter breast stroke.

Anna Anderson, 16, Snowden, competed in nine events at Pendleton and placed in the top-nine in each. Particularly noteworthy was her second-place effort in the 400-meter individual medley (her first of two seconds), in which she shaved nearly 16 seconds off her personal record.

Running:

The annual Fort Dalles Days runs/walks are set for this Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park in The Dalles. Participants can choose from a 3-kilometer, a 5k or a 10k event.

Cost is $7 or $15 with T-shirt, if registered by July 19. Day-of-race cost is $10 or $20 with shirt. Runners ages 18 and under can participate for $5.

Proceeds will benefit The Dalles Wahtonka High School cross country teams.

For more information, call Bob Thouvenel at (541) 298-1119 or e-mail him at thouvenel@charter.net.

Volunteering:

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, skiers, boarders and anyone else who loves Mt. Hood. Now is your chance to show your appreciation. This Saturday, July 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Mt. Hood Meadows Friends of the Forest Day will take place on the summer-time slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows. This family-friendly volunteer activity is co-hosted by the National Forest Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service.

Volunteers will help restore slope conditions by picking up litter on the slopes of Mt. Hood. Volunteers will hike down the mountain, enjoying the scenery while also giving back to the national forest.

Mt. Hood Meadows will provide lunch to all registered volunteers. New Friends of the Forest will receive a water bottle. During lunch volunteers will hear about search and rescue on Mt. Hood from the Crag Rats.

To register in advance for this event, log on to the website www.becomeafriend.org, click on the Volunteer tab, then on the Mt. Hood Meadows listing, and complete the online registration form.

Cycling:

The 10th annual Pedal the Pinchot bicycle ride--two for road bikes, one for mountain bikes--will occur on Saturday, July 28. All three rides will begin at Swift Forest Camp, 17 miles east of Cougar.

Road bike riders can choose between the 30-mile moderate route to Lower Falls (more than 1,000 feet in elevation gain) and an 88-mile course of intense climbing to Windy Ridge (some 8,200 feet in elevation gain) for those who want to experience the challenge of climbing to the edge of Mt. St. Helens. The only course open to mountain bikers this time is a 32-mile route on the Lewis River Trail to Lower Falls (more than 1,000 feet in elevation gain).

Participants can register for the bicycle rides at the website www.pedalthepinchot.com.

The $40 pre-registration fee includes a T-shirt, food at rest stops, hot lunch served by the sponsoring Rotary Club of Woodland and support on the ride. The cost to register on the day of the ride is $45.

For more information, call (360) 891-5153, or visit the event's website.

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