Sports Briefs for Jan. 18

HRV boys basketball team pummels Columbia

For the second time this season, the HRV boys basketball team (5-7) thrashed Columbia High (4-5), defeating the Bruins 53-27 in a game played Saturday afternoon in Hood River. It was HRV’s second win in a row, and fifth of the season, exceeding last year’s win total of four games. The Eagles took some time to warm up, allowing the Bruins a 4-0 run in the first half of the opening quarter. That didn’t last long, however, and HRV made the necessary adjustments, leading the White Salmon team 20-10 at the half. Columbia never recouped its lead as HRV stretched the margin throughout the second half. Dakota Kurahara led the way for the Eagles, recording a double-double with a team-high 15 points thanks to 6-for-10 shooting from the field (60 percent) and tallying 10 rebounds. He also recorded four steals. Jonah Tactay had himself a good afternoon too, scoring eight points and putting up team-highs in assists (three) and steals (four). Braxton Wilson also had eight points. As of press time, HRV’s next game was scheduled for Friday — a Columbia River Conference debut at Pendleton at 7 p.m. — but the Eagles were also trying to schedule another nonleague game for either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

Nordic team hosts Vintage Ski Movie Night fundraiser Jan. 20

The Hood River Valley High School Nordic team will host a Vintage Ski Movie Night Jan. 20 at Kickstand Coffee & Kitchen at 1235 State St., in Hood River. The film will be “Winter Magic Around the World,” by John Jay, with footage of Mount Hood. Dinner will be served from 5-9 p.m., with the movie starting at 7. The event will also feature a homemade pie silent auction, and lots of raffle prizes, including a pair of Rossignol Zymax skate skis donated by 2nd Wind Sports. Suggested donation for the film is $5; all proceeds benefit the HRV Nordic team, along with a portion of food and drink sales.

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