Snowboard Racing: Mt. Hood Meadows ski area will host the alpine snowboard finals of the North American Cup this weekend, March 22 and 23.
Among those expected to compete in parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom races are White Salmon rider Vic Wild. The 21-year-old, first-year U.S. Snowboard Team member placed second in the parallel slalom and fourth in the PGS at last year’s NorAm finals.
The Parallel Giant Slalom will be run on Saturday, starting with qualifying heats at 9 a.m. and ending with the finals at noon.
On Sunday, qualifying for the Parallel Slalom final will begin at 9 a.m.; finals will start around noon. All racing will take place on Stadium (formerly Yellow).
Moreover, the races will serve as national championships for the U.S. and Canadian snowboard teams.
Hiking: Klickitat Trail Conservancy’s second springtime outing on the Klickitat Trail will take place on Easter Sunday, March 23.
Donna Enz and Sara Wu will lead a wildflower hike in the Upper Swale Creek canyon starting at the Harms Road Trailhead, which is about 15 miles from Lyle via the Lyle-Centerville Highway, then Harms Road.
Participants are asked to meet hike leaders at 9:30 a.m. at the Lyle Trailhead, just west of the SR 14-SR 142 intersection.
Carpooling to the Harms Road Trailhead will be encouraged.
Prep Boys Soccer: Bruno Maya scored a hat trick in the Columbia High junior varsity’s victory over Forks here last Thursday.
The Junior Bruins (1-0) also got two goals each from Alexis Gomez and Noe Salazar, and one goal from Jonathan Hernandez.
CHS’s defensive standouts included Ethan Cranmer and Daniel Hernandez, who split time in goal for the Junior Bruins.