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DeHart, Lane to wrestle in Japan; help sought

In an effort to help re-establish Washington’s high school cultural exchange wrestling program, Oregon has partnered with its neighbor to the north to send a team of 13 high school wrestlers to Japan this June. To help fill the team, Oregon is sending six of the 13, and of those six two (and possibly a third) are Hood River Valley High School wrestlers.

A busy Saturday in sports

There’s always something happening in Hood River County, but Saturday’s list of athletic happenings is especially long. Here’s a quick roundup of several things going on:

A great spring for BSC Hood River

Youth soccer program builds on reputation as small-town powerhouse

The BSC Hood River Bulldogs U14 grade girls club soccer team finished the spring Oregon Youth Soccer Association competitive season with a 2-4-2 record. The team competed against some of the top teams in the state, scoring six goals in eight games and holding the opposing teams to 12 goals.

Kegler’s Corner: 3 Fingers Deep wins Industrial League title

We had quite a match last week between teams 3 Fingers Deep and Hood River Supply for the championship of the Monday night Industrial league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Sports briefs for April 19

HRV girls lacrosse defeats Central Catholic in overtime; Water’s Edge Duathlon, Half Marathon and 10K is May 3 in The Dalles; more

HRV Softball climbs rankings to 5A No.1

Riding a six-game winning streak, five of which have been commanding shut-outs, the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team is now the state’s top ranked 5A team, ahead of Liberty, Sandy, Pendleton and Willamette in the top five.

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FitzSimons flies to National titles

When Sean FitzSimons entered the U.S.A. Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship this year, it was the fourth time the 13-year-old snowboarder from Hood River competed in the event.

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HRV lax makes it five straight

With just three seconds remaining in the final quarter and a six-goal lead, the Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse team had already sealed the home win Monday night against Newberg.

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HRV baseball ready for a fresh start

Eagles close pre-season with tough outing vs. Bend

The Hood River Valley varsity baseball team was hoping to rise to the occasion in a home doubleheader Saturday against one of the best Class 5A teams in the state: the No. 2-ranked Bend Lava Bears. The Eagles (6-7) struggled through both games, however, as the Bears lengthened their winning streak from five to seven with 12-1 and 10-2 blowouts over the Eagles.

Short Track Shoot-Out is Saturday in Cascade Locks

As a follow-up to last spring’s popular Gorge Short Track Series, the Cascade Locks’ EasyClimb trail system will be host to a one-day, two-race event Saturday titled The Short Track Shoot-Out Mountain Bike Race.

Sports briefs for April 16

First Light Martial Arts athletes earn medals; HRV tennis serves Pendleton 6-2 loss; more

Sports briefs for April 12

Boys tennis slips by Benson Tech; HRVHS Nordic skier excels in Jr. Nationals; Men’s Golf Assc. holds first 2014 tournament; HR 12U baseball shows offensive strength; Horizon beats HRV frosh on Totaro homer

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HRV enjoys no-hitter, one-sided slugfest against Redmond

Although the mercy rule went into effect, the Hood River Valley Eagles varsity girls softball team showed no mercy in their 15-0 drubbing of the Redmond Panthers during a game Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Elementary fields.

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