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Junior Golf:

Kellan Duffy of White Salmon placed second in his third junior golf tournament of the summer, held Tuesday, July 17, under cool and rainy conditions at the Rose City Golf Club in Portland, Ore.

The 9-year-old faced some tough competition, shooting a 42 for nine holes and finishing six shots back of the winner.

The next tournament was scheduled to take place on Monday, July 23, at the McNary Golf Club in Keizer, Ore.

Youth Football:

The first day of practice for Gorge Youth Football League teams is Monday, Aug. 6. A season-opening jamboree will take place 12 days later in The Dalles, Ore.

This season, the YFL will have 12 teams with the addition of teams in Lyle/Dallesport and Dufur, Ore., and a second Goldendale squad, and will be split into two six-team divisions.

Prep Sports:

Wednesday, Aug. 15, is the first day high school football teams can practice for the 2007 season. Moreover, players must log 12 practices before they can play in a game.

Columbia High opens the 2007 season at home on Friday, Aug. 31, against Goldendale.

The first day high school volleyball and girls soccer teams can practice is Monday, Aug. 20. Players of these sports need 10 workouts before they can participate in a match.

CHS's girls soccer team plays its 2007 season-opener at home on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The CHS volleyball team opens the season on the road at Ilwaco on Thursday, Sept. 13.


The Mid-Columbia Trap Club will hold its annual Gorge Cactus Classic Shoot on Saturday, Aug. 11, on the Trap Club's shooting grounds off Dallesport Road, in Dallesport.

Four events are scheduled--50 single targets, 50 handicap targets, Follow the Leader Shoot, and the 60-Bird Phil Athanas Appreciation Backer for teams--with the first event set to begin at 9 a.m.

For more information, write to the Mid-Columbia Trap Club at P.O. Box 133, The Dalles, Ore., 97058.


More Hiking:

The Pacific Crest Trail Association will celebrate Pacific Crest Trail Day and the opening of its new regional office in Cascade Locks, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 11.

The event will be held at the PCT Trailhead, at the entrance to the Bridge of the Gods toll bridge park, starting at 10 a.m.

Hikers will be able to take part in a 1.8-mile or 6-mile hike and learn how they can support the trail and perform light trail maintenance.

Free camping will be provided to all PCT hikers at Cascade Locks' Marine Park and free shuttle service will run between the park and the trailhead.

For more information, call (541) 374-2406.

Western Games:

The West Klickitat Posse Club will hold the final Play Day of its 2007 Buckle Series on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the club's Posse Grounds, at 50 Snowden Rd.

Cost to participate is $15 per person. For more information, contact Tonya Aldrich at (509) 493-3829.


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