Young but athletic lineup means bright future for girls team
A young but athletic lineup of players has Chad Leeson excited about the upcoming season. The second-year Horizon Christian School varsity girls basketball coach says although the team has no seniors, this year’s squad has speed, quickness and the right mindset to continue the uptick the team has seen in recent years.
Destruction of county property leaves trail builder determined, not deterred
For the third time in the last five years, man-made features along a popular mountain biking trail in the Northwest Area Trails System have been hit by vandalism.
Unfortunately, fish doesn’t keep very well when frozen. The more time fish spend in the freezer the less desirable they become. And while there are ways to make fish last in the freezer for six to 12 months, dropping fillets in a zip-top bag won’t get you much past 60 days.
There’s a new playground for students and the community to use, at Wy’east Middle School.
Horizon boys fired up to reclaim state title
After a heartbreaker 41-39 loss to City Christian in the 1A boys state basketball finals last season, the Horizon Christian School Hawks are enthused and ready to start their quest for a state title; and with only one player graduated from last year’s near-perfect 30-1 season, they are poised to continue the dominating reputation Hawks basketball has built in recent years.
Winter sports teams had only a quick couple of weeks to get tuned up and in shape before the first contests of the season. Below are this week’s competitions for HRVHS and Horizon athletics.
The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team kicks off its winter schedule today, with an away jamboree at Liberty High School. The team, guided by third-year head coach Steve Noteboom, is starting with optimism, while acknowledging the challenges to come.
In an exciting start to the 2013-14 season, Hood River Wrestling Club was in full force Saturday for the annual Gorge Folkstyle Challenge at Hood River Valley High School. The youth wrestling tournament drew teams from as far away as Yakima, but with 46 in its lineup, the Hood River program was the clear powerhouse.
Results are in for the 52nd annual Hood River City Tournament that completed recently at Orchard Lanes. The tournament consisted of three games in team, doubles and singles, plus an all-events category. All-events is a combination of bowlers’ scores in the team, doubles and singles events; there divisions in this category, one for scratch scores and the other with handicaps.
Results are in for the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot fun-run and fundraiser for Mosier Community School. More than 300 runners turned out for this year’s run, held in brisk but dry conditions on the Twin Tunnels trail.
Sophomore standout gets 5A top honor; Rueda, Villegas and Aberg make All-State teams
Giovani Magana, Quique Rueda, Edgar Villegas and Joel Aberg represent Hood River Valley High School on the recently announced Class 5A All-State soccer team.
As winter weather settles in for the next several months, representatives of local mountain biking groups are asking riders to be mindful of trail conditions and respect the hard work volunteers have put into making Gorge-area trails the world-class singletrack that they have become.
Hood River man, former record holder, continues pursuit of exotic sport
Wes Lapp got hooked on freediving about 10 years ago, when he and his wife, Nancy Napp, took a six-week trip to Micronesia with the objective of conceiving their first child. The trip was a success; somewhere between Guam and Pohnpei their daughter, Zan, was in utero, and the two returned home to Hood River to start their new family.
Eagles kick off season with Blue and Gold night Friday
With 10 returning district placers leading the charge, Hood River Valley High School wrestling is gearing up for what is expected to be another exciting season on the mat, and with precious little time to spare, the team will be working hard over the holiday break to get in shape for the first round of competition in less than two weeks.