May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013
The Hood River Valley Swim Team hosted its annual Spring Sprinter Invitational earlier this month with 77 swimmers representing the host team.
The Oregon Enduro series returns to Hood River this weekend and will include mountain bike races May 25-26 in the Northwest Trails Area (Kingsley to the bottom of Post Canyon).
This summer, Cascade Mountain School is hosting its second-annual Farm to Table Bike Camp from July 7-13. The camp gives middle and high school students the opportunity to explore the Trout Lake area by bicycle, with a base camp located at Trout Lake Abbey, a scenic organic farm at the base of Mount Adams.
Hood River Valley High School athletes received a special honor this week as the Oregon Schools Activities Association released the list of winners for its first Sportsmanship Award. One school in each classification — six total — was chosen to receive the newly created award based on a vote within each conference and a final selection by the Sportsmanship Review Committee. The award, which is planned to be given annually, includes recognition throughout the state and a $1,000 gift for each winning school.
For the first time since competing in the Electrathon America electric car racing program, a Hood River Valley High School racer, Adam McCaw, claimed the overall first-place title after the final race of the Northwest series last weekend.
North Eugene beats Eagles in state play-in game
Having home field advantage and the momentum of a last week’s 6-1 upset over The Dalles-Wahtonka in its favor, the No. 11-ranked Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball team came into Friday’s play-in contest vs. North Eugene with confidence and poise. The team walked away disappointed, however, as the No. 22-ranked Highlanders pulled off a 2-0 upset to end the Eagles’ season and advance to the Oregon 5A state championship tournament.
For Hood River Valley Track and Field, there is plenty to look forward to this weekend as 14 athletes will leave for Eugene at noon on Thursday to compete at the OSAA State Track and Field meet.
Bruce Burton has been a fixture with Hood River Valley football for more than 30 years. Starting in 1980 as an assistant coach to Pete Hopkins, Burton has been an unwavering coach and mentor to hundreds of young athletes passing through the Eagle football program.
The Hood River Boys 5-6 Select lacrosse team, the Fire Hawks, won its division of the Sisters Annual Lacrosse Invitational Tournament last weekend. The Hood River boys went undefeated in the tournament, winning three games to qualify for the championship match later that evening against an experienced Lincoln squad.
Hood River Dynamos U-10 boys team recently completed FC Portland’s Spring Development League undefeated, with a record of 6-0-1. For most of the players, the season was their first experience playing competitive club soccer against larger club organizations, such as Westside Timbers, Lake Oswego Soccer Club, Willamette United and FC Portland.
The 2013 Mosier Twin Tunnels run/walk drew 113 participants Sunday morning for 3k, 5k and 12k events for a friendly morning of competition to raise money for Mosier Community School. Easton Atchley (13) and Emma Atchley (11) won the 3k male and female events, Elkin Parker (14) won the 5k male event, Kayla Collins won the 5K female, Charlie Remington (29) won the 12k male and Shanon Sexton won the 12k female event. For upcoming runs in the Columbia Gorge area, visit www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com. Next on the group’s calendar is Saturday’s 8th annual Carson to Steven Ridge Run, followed by the June 15 White Salmon Backyard half marathon.
The final high school pitching performance by Horizon Christian School’s Jake Wells on Saturday turned out to be his best. Wells, one of two seniors on the Horizon roster, tossed a one-hitter in a 3-1 win at Irrigon in the Hawks’ season finale. Wells also had two hits, scored a run and knocked in another on a 90-degree day in Eastern Oregon.
Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team had heavy weight to shoulder going into Monday evening’s home game against Wilson. In the last game of the regular season, the Eagles, fighting for fourth place in the league, not only had to win to qualify for the state playoffs, but had to score six goals or more while keeping the Trojans to two goals or less. Satisfying those factors would have placed the HRV boys at fourth in the Columbia League and given them a play-in game for the 2013 Oregon High School Lacrosse Association championships. Anything less would mean an end to the season.