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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wind and rain storms in December and January have created a mess of downed trees and small landslides on trails in the western part of the Columbia River Gorge, and hikers can expect to encounter obstacles for at least the next few months.
The Hood River Valley snowboard team shook the rust off last weekend with its first competition, a slopestyle event at Mt. Hood Meadows, after not having much in the way of competitions in the 2014-15 season due to low snow.
The torch has passed, it’s time to acknowledge youth once again, stop the presses: let it be known from this point forward that Alex Frazier has arrived.
A fast and furious start was all the league-leading Hermiston Bulldogs needed Friday night to cinch up a victory against the HRV girls basketball team Friday, who lost 78-43 on the road to the sixth-ranked 5A team.
Girls place second of six teams
Volunteers busied themselves with preparations for Saturday’s high school Nordic race on Mt. Hood, as the sun rose warmly from the tree line. An immense amount of organization and work goes into a race. With food, timing and strategically placing Kybos (outdoor restrooms), pre-race prep is a race in and of itself. The dedication of the racers is matched by their parents’ desire to improve their experience.
Boys and girls teams split weekend Big Sky games, but close in on post-season appearance
The Horizon boys captured their fourth consecutive victory with a 56-43 home win over the Condon Wheeler Knights Friday in Hood River. The No. 14 Hawks (8-10, 5-4 Big Sky) then traveled to Moro Saturday for a tough matchup versus the league-leading, 1A fourth-ranked Sherman Huskies (15-4, 9-0), who snapped Horizon’s win streak, though, with a 58-45 win.