Sports Briefs for March 25

Restrictions in place on Hospital Hill

Restrictions are now in place on the popular biking trails in the Hospital Hill area, which is owned by the Kreps family, who have a ranch on the property. The Kreps ask that no dogs are brought onto the property — regardless of the size, as they could spook their cows — until July. Also, no parking near the corral until July — violators may be towed. Remember to give the cows the right of way.

Annie Veatch wins softball position student athlete of the week

Annie Veatch has won the NWC softball position student athlete of the week for the week of March 9-15. Veatch, a freshman at George Fox University and a graduate of Hood River Valley High School, had a fantastic weekend for the Bruins against Lewis & Clark, batting .667 with six hits in nine plate appearances. She had seven RBI and scored five runs in four games with three doubles, a home run, five walks walks, a .786 on base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage.

Stenbergs sweep divisions in handball tournament

Andrew, Philip and Stephen Stenberg won their respective divisions during the Oregon State Singles handball tournament held in Salem March 14-15. Approximately 45 people participated in the tournament. All are graduates of Horizon Christian School (2011, 2009, and 2007, respectively).

Maddy Graham leads girls tennis

Senior Maddy Graham got the lone win in HRV’s first varsity match of the season, a 7-1 loss to Gresham. Graham, playing in singles competition, won her match in two sets by a score of 6-2 and 6-4. First year tennis coach Jaime Rivera reported that Graham has also been “elected a team leader by her peers and has been instrumental in helping me learn my way around the courts as I enter my first year as coach.” Other team leaders include Camaryn Chambers, Olivia Newcomb, Tia Semmes, Vanessa Olivas, Ann Evans and AnnElise Acosta. Rivera also wanted to thank assistant coaches Leslie Kerr and Erin Mason, whom he said “have been phenomenal helping me learn the game.” The team was also scheduled to play against Century on Thursday, but the match was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. HRV’s next competition will be Tuesday, March 31 at 4:15 p.m. at Wilson.

Boys lax drops first game

The HRV boys lacrosse team put up five goals during its opening game Friday, but was unable to overcome Westview, who beat the Eagle 15-5. The team’s next game will be Wednesday, April 1, at home against Hermiston.

Gorge Roller Girls bout Saturday

The Gorge Roller Girls All Stars will take on the Rose City Roller Fresh Meat in their second head-to-head battle of the season Saturday at 6 p.m. at The Dalles Armory. Doors open at 5 p.m., bout starts at 6. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for kids age 6 and under. For tickets and more information, go to

Gorge Roubaix/Gravel Grinder this weekend

The Gorge Roubaix road bike race returns this weekend, with the Mosier race on Saturday and the East Dalles race on Sunday. This year, a gravel grinder event has been added on Sunday — a mass start event that is open to everyone. The Roubaix, which is in its third year, is put on by Breakaway Promotions, and consists of racing on both paved and gravel roads. For more information, go to

IC golf scramble results

Those who braved the mist enjoyed soft conditions and low scores during the Indian Creek 2 Man Scramble on March 14, reported Paul Amerding, secretary for the Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association. Low gross score went to Denis Thomas and Roger Barry (1st, 65); and Mitch Huru and Steve Tessmer (2nd, 66). Low net was a tie between the duo of Eric VonLubken/Ed Weathers and Brian Fallow/Scott Meredith, who had a score of 63. The next competition will be this Saturday: the Red, White and Black (3-Tee) Tournament.

Ybarra wins weight class in NWCA champs

HRVHS alum Frannie Ybarra won the 121-pound weight class during the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s national championships March 14 in Allen, Texas. Ybarra, who was wrestling for Southwestern Oregon Community College, defeated Springfield Tech’s Cindy Calixto by a score of 2-0.

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