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Sports briefs

Horizon hoops loses to Stevenson JV

The Horizon Christian basketball team began preseason play on Wednesday night with a 67-45 loss to the Stevenson High School JV team. After a slow start, the Hawks outscored the Bulldogs 20-2 in the second quarter for a 28-20 halftime lead. But Stevenson’s full-court press in the second half spelled the end for the Hawks. Senior Sheldon Diers led Horizon with 22 points, while sophomore Brian Stenberg chipped in 10. Freshman Jared Nagreen scored seven and senior point guard John Winters had six. The Hawks played at Riverdale Friday night (results not yet available) and host them again today at 4 p.m.

Free avalanche clinic on Tuesday

A free avalanche clinic will be offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Storm Warning, 112 Oak Street in Hood River. Registration is not required; the clinic is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about winter safety in the backcountry. For more information, call 386-9400.

Bend basketball tournament coming

The Mountain View Select Boys Basketball program is now taking registrations for the Columbia River Bank Holiday Hoop Festival for middle-school level teams. The tournament will be held Dec. 28-29 at Mountain View High School in Bend, and teams will compete in either the 6th grade, 7th grade or 8th grade division. All teams are guaranteed three games for the overall cost of $150. Proceeds will help fund the Mountain View youth program. For more, e-mail register@hd-events.com or call Dave Higham at 541-408-2091.

HRV wrestling program seeks help

Coach Mark Brown is looking for another dedicated assistant to join his staff this season. The program is currently operating with just two assistants, Jeff MacKay and Jess Flem, and would like to bring in some additional knowledge and experience. For more, call Brown at 386-4500.

Hood River Billiards 9-ball tournament

Hood River Billiards will host the second Open 9-ball tournament of the year on Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. Warm-ups begin at 8:30 a.m., and the cost is $20 per player. Race to seven, double elimination format. Twelve players showed up for the first tournament in November, and more players are expected this time. E-mail hrbilliards@aol.com with questions.

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