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Here come the Hawks!

Horizon girls basketball clinches first district playoff berth in four years

The Hawks are heading back to the Big Sky district playoffs.

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Close half against league-leading Hermiston demonstrates HRV’s ‘better brand of ball’

Though wins have been hard to come by for the HRV girls basketball team this season, particularly in the Columbia River Conference, Tuesday’s game against the league-leading and sixth-ranked Hermiston Bulldogs, proved a big confidence boost to a team still looking for its first CRC win.

HRVHS announces January athletes of the month

The Hood River Valley Athletics Department has released their athletes of the month for January.

Hermiston boys surprise Eagles with 84-44 rout

The Eagles suffered another setback Tuesday night as they fight for a Columbia River Conference play-in spot, getting rolled 84-44 by the Bulldogs in Hermiston.

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Local water polo athletes selected for Olympic Development Nat’l Champs

A great testament to the growing water polo program started by Dave Cameron four years ago is the selection of four Hood River players to the Olympic Development National Championships

HRV freestyle skiers dominating

HRV freestyle skiers are once again ruling the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows this season.

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Repeat: HRV girls wrestling wins state qualifier title

The HRV girls wrestling team won the team state championship this past weekend at the Oregon Girls State Championship Qualifier at Cottage Grove High School. The team title is decided at this tournament and the top four wrestlers in each weight class qualify to compete at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland Feb. 26-27.

Kegler's Corner: Zach Mohun leads at Orchard Lanes

League bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was terrific last week. As always, the five stars who bowled the most over their averages last week making our team of the week is a special group, a diverse mix of our league bowlers from the very best to the unheralded.

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Horizon boys clinch Big Sky berth

Win over Arlington gives the Hawks at least a fifth-place finish in the Big Sky Conference

The Horizon boys basketball team is peaking just in time for the upcoming district playoffs. The No. 15 Hawks (9-11, 6-5 Big Sky) played with the intensity level of a playoff team in a 60-52 win over the Arlington Honkers (8-14, 2-9) Friday at Horizon Christian School.

Pendleton’s shooting proves too much for HRV boys

Bucks defeat Eagles, 96-54, for team’s worst loss of the season

The ninth-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos continued their reign of terror in the Columbia River Conference Friday night, handing the HRV Eagles the team’s worst loss of the season — league or otherwise — with a 96-54 drubbing in Pendleton.

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Girls compete well, but can’t overcome Pendleton’s offense

HRV Eagles fall to Pendleton Buckaroos, 66-45

In a season where victories have been hard to come by, the HRV girls basketball team’s 66-45 loss against Pendleton on Friday ended up feeling like a victory, as the Eagles (3-14, 0-4 Columbia River Conference) played well against the Buckaroos (7-12, 2-2) for the majority of the game.

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With two races remaining, HRV ski team is tops of the Mt. Hood League

Boys and girls alpine teams remain undefeated through four races

It’s been a good season so far for the Hood River Valley ski team.

HRV girls swept in first round of league play

Eagles lose to The Dalles, 53-30

The Eagles’ struggles in the Columbia River Conference continued Tuesday night in The Dalles, as HRV found itself on the wrong end of a 53-30 decision with the Riverhawks to go 0-3 to start league play this season.

HRV boys’ rally falls short in 72-70 loss to TD

For a team that has seen its fair share of heartbreaking losses, Tuesday night’s 72-70 defeat at hands of the Riverhawks was arguably the most painful, but the most inspiring of the season for HRV.

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Indoor Track Stars

Hood River Valley High School and Wy’east Middle School runners representing the Hood River Track Club ran last weekend at a Tracktown USA indoor track meet, putting up some solid times and places in the mile.