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The Dalles Dodgeball Club: No experience required! When: Mondays at 6PM. Where: The Dalles Armory (713 Webber St. - Across from Burger King.) Cost: $1. Contact Parks and Rec for more info: 541-296-9533. - 11/26

Free Youth Sports Physicals: Offered by Columbia Hills Family Medicine. (All appts will have to be made from 8AM-1PM) Saturday,
Saturday, June 16th: High School Students
Saturday, August 4th: Middle School Students
Saturday, August 18th: Both M.S. and H.S. Students.
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Call 541-296-9151 for more info. salutes CHFM for offering this great service at no cost to our community's kids! - 6/16, 8/4 and 8/18

Wild Woman Marathon: Check out the GorgeConnection Women section for full details! - 8/11

AYSO British Soccer Camp: Coaches from the United Kingdom help kids develop soccer skills that will take their game to the next level. For kids ages 4-14 years old. When: Monday, August 6th through Friday August 10th. Where: Carson Elementary School. Cost: $105 Register at - 8/6 through 8/10

Blazers Name New Coach: The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Terry Stotts as their new head coach. - 8/7

FREE Sports Physicals! Huge thanks to Northshore Medical Group for offering this great service to local youth! ($40 value) This service is being offered to both middle and high school athletes. No appointments are needed! When and Where: Thursday, August 2nd from 6-8PM at Skyline Hospital Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center. In Stevenson, the free physicals will be offered on Wednesday, August 8th from 8AM-Noon in the Stevenson High School Library. Girls are asked to wear a swimsuit with shorts and boys shorts/t-shirt. Call 509-427-4212 for more info! - 8/2 and 8/8

CGCC Founder's Cup Golf Tournament: When: Saturday, August 4th at 8AM. Wher: Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River, OR. Call 541-506-6111 or visit for more info. - 8/4

1st Annual Tree Huck Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament: Teams will be formed on site. Each team will play (5) 35 minute games! When: Saturday, August 4th. Registration opens at 11AM. Enjoy a hot dog BBQ and then teams will be announced at 11:50AM. Noon kicks off a full day of ultimate frisbee action ending at around 6PM. A championship game will ensue at 6PM and awards will be handed out. Adults are invited to an after party at Sunshine Mills Winery (901 East 2nd St., The Dalles) where you can enjoy tasty food, live music an outdoor movie and more! Pre-register at Pre-registration is $7 without a t-shirt, $15 with shirt. Questions? Call 541-296-9533. - 8/4

PNW Babe Ruth Regional Baseball Tournament: Come root on the home team as they go up against other top teams from around the region! Opponents include teams from Montana, British Columbia, Washington, Idaho and more! Ticket: $6 for adults, $4 for kids, $5 for honored citizens. - 8/1 through 8/6

16th Annual Gorge Outrigger Races: Two weekends of racing! On July 21st/22nd, hundreds of outrigger canoe paddlers compete in multiple events. On July 28th/29th, the Wild Side Relay Races have OC-1 and SurfSki boats racing from Stevenson to Bingen! Check out for more info! - 7/21, 7/22, 7/28 and 7/29

Opti Gorge Regatta: (Sailing Races) When: Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th. Where: Marine Park, Cascade Locks. These races are only open to sailors 15 years or younger. Check out for more info! - 7/28 and 7/29

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick: Your kids will have a blast participating in this legendary nationwide event in which the kids compete by kicking and throwing the pigskin. Top participants move on to play against other competitors. When: Thursday, August 16th at 10AM. Where: Kramer Field, The Dalles. Register at - 7/16

Learn to Kayak: Knowledgable instructor Julie Blenn teaches you how to navigate the water on sit-on-top kayaks. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary! (Kids must be accompanied by an adult). When: 4th Friday of each month during summer. Call 541-296-9533 for more info! - June through August

Adult Hoops League: Deadline to register is August 4th. League play starts on September 9th! The Dalles Adult Hoops League preaches fun and sportsmanship. Email to signup as an individual or to submit your team. - 8/4

Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest: Pro Event: July 28th. Pro-Am Blow Out: July 29th. Amateur Event: August 4th. (Stevenson, WA). See for full details! - 7/28, 7/29 and 8/4

The Dalles Youth Football Signups: Signups for flag and tackle football leagues will take place on Tuesday, July 17th from 5:30-7PM and Saturday, July 28th from 10-11:30AM at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Registration deadline is July 31st. Flag football is for kids in the 1st first and second grades. Cost for flag football is $40. Tackle football is for kids in the third through sixth grades. Cost for youth tackle football is $110. - 7/17 and 7/28

The Dalles Wahtonka Youth Football Camp: (Non Contact) When: July 23rd-27th, 9AM-Noon. Where: Sid White Field (West 10th St.) Coach Lynn Helyer and his assistants teach local area youth the game of football. Campers must bring appropriate footwear, snacks, water and a good attitude! Registration forms can be picked up at TD Chronicle and/or local elementary schools. *Insurance will be required on entry form. Cost: $50 (Includes t-shirt). Got questions? Call Coach Helyer at 541-340-9864. - 7/23 through 7/27

TD Middle School/High School Summer Cross Country Training: Where: Sorosis Park. Coach Bob Thouvenel will gives athletes tips and advice on how to become a top athlete. Cost: FREE. Call 541-298-1119 or email for more info. GorgeConnection salutes all involved coaches for donating their time for the kids.

Softball Camp: The Dalles Coach Steve Garrett would like to get 40-50 kids ages 9-16 for a 5 day softball camp. Please call 541-965-0892 to express your interest. Coach Garrett hopes to split the girls into two age groups with those being 9-12 and 13-16. Sessions would run from 9AM-Noon and then break for lunch, followed by game instruction and a scrimmage.

Fort Dalles Run: When: Saturday, July 21st at 7:30AM. Where: Riverfront Park. Cost: $15 with a shirt and $7 without. For more info, call 541-298-1119 or email - 7/21

Metro Baseball Academy Camp: Hit better, throw better, field better, run better. Having had a child go through this camp, I can honestly say that it may be the best 199 bucks I've ever spent. The kids learn baseball skills from a staff of WINNERS who have achieved a high level of success in the sport. A very positive experience! Hood River Varsity Coach Erich Harjo will be on hand as well! When: Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th (10AM-2PM). Where: Hood River High School. Cost: $199. Ages: 8-18. Call 503-863-7375 to register. - 7/16 through 7/20

Beacon Rock Golf Course Used Club Garage Sale: Looking to fill in a missing club or purchase a full set? "The Rock" will hook you up! - 7/6 and 7/7

Fit by M.E. Fitness Boot Camp: When: Tuesdays and Saturdays in July and first week of August. Where: The softball fields at Sorois Park (T.D.) Personal Trainer Matt Eby teaches fitness to kids 12+/adults of all ages and all levels of fitness. Cost: $40 (4 sessions). Call 541-296-9533 to register.

Bulldog Football Summer Camp: When: 8/6 through 8/10. Where: Stevenson H.S. Football Field. This camp is for 1st-8th graders (incoming) Cost: $40. Registration forms are available at the Skamania County Recreation Office at Hegewald Rock Creek Center. Sponsored by Skamania Co. Youth Football. Call Coach O'Neal with questions at 509-637-4675. - 8/6 through 8/10

Student Volunteers Wanted for Jumpstart basketball camp in Dufur from June 18th-22nd. Enjoy a rewarding experience helping teach kids the fundamentals of the game! Call Tom Conklin for more info: 541-340-0926 - 6/18 through 6/22

Blazers Hire GM: The Portland Trailblazers have hired Neil Olshey as their General Manager. - 6/4

Traveling Hoops: TDWHS Coach Bob Townsend will be organizing a traveling basketball team for boys in the 6-8th grades. Call him at 541-980-8952 for more information.

Attention TDWHS 2012 Football Players: A parent/player meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 29th in room 303 at 6PM. Discussion will include the upcoming season, practice and summer workout/camp info. - 5/29

The Dalles Swim Team Summer Swim Registration: When: Wednesday/Thursday, May 16th/17th from 6-8PM. Where: TDWHS Library. Swim practices start 6/18/12. For more info, call Jennifer Smith at 541-490-8466. - 5/16 and 5/17

Cherry Bomb Dodgeball Tournament: Get your team together and get ready to dip, duck, dodge and dive! Compete for prizes and best team uniform award! Where: When: Saturday, April 21st at 1PM. Cost: $40/Team. Teams must Pre-Register through the Parks and Rec Office ( Youth Division will consist of 11-15 year olds. Adult Division: 16+. Deadline to enter is April 18th. - 4/21

Little League Umpires Needed: The Dalles Little League is looking for volunteer umps. Email The Dalles Little League at if you're interested. - 3/18

Nelson Breaks Record: TDW's Erin Nelson took first place in the 200 meter freestyle competition at the district meet last Saturday. She also set the TDW school record for the 500 meter. She finished second in that competition. Congratulations Erin! - 2/16

Dodgeball: No signup necessary. Just drop in at Colonel Wright Elementary. When: Every Monday (6pm) starting November 7th. Games will likely go until April. Cost: $1 donation at the door. While there is no minumum age requirement, it's recommended that kids not be younger than 7th or 8th grade (for safety reasons). - 11/7

TDWHS Basketball Sign-ups: All boys interested in playing basketball for The Dalles Wahtonka this year need to sign up in either Mr. Masters or Mr. Taylor's room. Be prepared to list your name, grade and phone number on the list. - 10/26

The Dalles Youth Basketball: Call Parks and Rec or go to to register your 2nd-6th grader to play!

5K and 10K Walk/Run: 21st Annual T.D. Emergency Shelter Program fundraiser. Time: 8:30AM at Kiwanis Pocket Park. Call 541-296-9566 for more info. - 10/15

Double Trouble Cycling Event: No rules, no start times, just FUN. Begins at Imperial River Co. in Maupin. Halloween Costume afterwards. To register, email - 10/15

Roller Hockey Scrimmages: This is an informal event (No teams, uniforms, etc) just fun for kids to practice together. Check out for updates. Ages 4-8 will play from 9AM-10AM. Kids 9+ will play at 10AM. Location: Riverfront Park Arena in T.D. Cost: FREE! - 10/1 through 10/29

Echelon Gran Fondo: 100 mile bicycle race. (HR-The Dalles) Find more info on the race at - 9/24

23rd Annual Aluminum Man Triathlon: This event takes place on Saturday, September 10th, 2011. Location: Riverfront Park in The Dales, Oregon. The Olympic Course starts at 9AM and includes 1K swim, 50k bike and 10k run. The Sprint Course starts at 9:30AM and consists of a .5k swim, 20k bike and 5k run. Entry fee is $65 if received by August 26th. Register early, because the day of race registration is $85. The fee includes a t-shirt and lunch following the race. Please carpool to this event if possible as parking is extremely limited. Call Parks and Rec at (541) 296-9533 to register. - 9/10

Beginner Kayaking: Location: Riverfront Park in The Dalles. No experience is necessary! Space is limited, so you must pre-register by calling Parks and Rec at 541-296-9533. Cost: $20. - 8/12

Golf Tournament: 12th Annual Founder's Cup Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course (Hood River). Comp. breakfest served prior to 8AM. - 8/6

Outrigger Canoe Races: 15th Annual Gorge Outrigger Races will take place in Stevenson, WA. For more info, visit - 7/16 and 7/17

Fort Dalles Days Golf Tournament: 8AM at The Dalles Country Club. - 7/15

Learn to Play Tennis! Instructor Jodi Nofziger Rich (former high school tennis coach) goes over the basics and and then you'll start playing with a partner! Racquets and balls are provided. Session runs from July 11th-14th (M-Th). Ages 9-11 play from 8:30am-9:30am and 12 and up plays from 9:30-10:30am. - Call Parks and Rec. (The Dalles) at 541-296-9533 to register! - 7/11 through 7/14

Tenacity Games: Multi-day/multi-sport event including standup paddling, kiteboarding and kayaking competitions to raise money for cancer advocacy, prevention and survivorship programs in the battle to find a cure. Check out for more info. - 7/8 through 7/10

Ultimate Frisbee: Come to Sorosis Park every Monday at 6:30PM for a friendly game of Ultimate! All equipment is provided. Ages 16 and over. No cleats please! Call Parks and Rec at 541-296-9533 for more information! - Every Monday in July

Little League All Stars: The Little League District 5 All-Stars tournament is being played at Kramer Field July 1st-8th. Stop in and route for The Dalles! - 7/1 through 7/8

Joe Kollas Memorial Run: Starts at Odell Fire Dept. and ends at Jackson Park. Walkers start at 8AM. Runners start at 9AM. Proceeds go to Hood River Wrestling program. - 7/4

Blazers Trade Point Guard: Portland has acquired PG Raymond Felton in exchange for aging PG Andre Miller. Felton is a younger quicker guard that should help the team run better. - 6/25

Disc Golf Tournament: 2nd annual disc golf tournament at Sorisis Park. - 5/14

Cherry Blossom Run: Enter the 3,5 or 10K. Where and When: 8:30AM @ Dry Hollow Field. Call Steve at 541.296.6398 or drop him and email at 4/23

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Frisbee Golf - Don't knock it until you've tried it! Sorosis Park in The Dalles sports one of the most beautiful Frisbee Golf courses in Oregon! Great exercise, great fun!



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