Sports Briefs for Dec. 13

Vote for Gio Magana

Hood River Valley High School junior and soccer standout Gio Magana is up for the Oregonian’s 2014 high school boys soccer player of the year award (different than the OSAA 5A Player of the Year award, which he won after helping the Eagles win the school’s first state soccer title). To vote for Magana, follow the following link to the Oregonian’s online voting page:

Coming up in prep sports

The following home contests are scheduled for HRVHS and Horizon in the upcoming week – Dec. 12: HRV girls basketball hosts Centennial, varsity 7 p.m. Dec. 13: Horizon basketball hosts Knappa, girls at 4 p.m., boys at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16: HRV girls basketball hosts Barlow, varsity 7 p.m.; Dec. 17: HRV wrestling hosts St. Helens for Pin Cancer dual, JV at 6 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.

Eagle Wrestling hosts Pin Cancer fundraiser dual

Hood River Valley High School wrestling team is hosting a special Pin Cancer dual meet and fundraiser next Wednesday (Dec. 17), 7 p.m. at HRVHS. The dual meet against St. Helens High School, was originally scheduled for Dec. 4 but was postponed due to weather. Pin Cancer events are held across the country and are focused around using the sport of wrestling to raise funds for Cancer awareness and treatment programs.

Kegler’s Corner returns next week

The weekly Kegler’s Corner bowling column takes a week off as Orchard Lanes hosts its city tournament. Results of the city tournament will be reported in next week’s column. In other bowling news, the PBA returns to TV on Sunday, 10 a.m. on ESPN for the Geico World Series of Bowling VI Cheetah Championship.

HRV girls hoops 0-4

Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball is off to a rocky start, with an 0-4 record after losses this week against Columbia High of Washington and Woodburn. The team has stayed tough on defense, allowing an average of 46.5 points per game but has struggled offensively, scoring an average of 33 points per game. Kelsey Wells has led the team offensively with about 12 points per game.

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