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Sports Briefs for Sept. 2

Rural Rampage Sept. 13; Cross-Channel Swim Sept. 7; Grominator skate Sept. 19; Gorge Kids Tri is Sept. 20

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Scrambled Legs and Achin’: HRV runners take fourth in Portland-to-Coast run

The HRV Cross Country team completed Portland to Coast High School Challenge last weekend.

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Friendly but intense Orienteering event takes visitors all over town

CROC competition provides warm up to Labor Day event

You might have seen a few extra visitors running or quick-walking past your house on Sunday, maps in hand

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Eagle football opens with Jamboree

Dylan Peterson (2) of the Hood River Valley varsity squad loses his helmet during a gang tackle against Summit during Friday’s football jamboree at Henderson Stadium.

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HRV Soccer Preview: Eagles confident they’ll reach finals a third straight year

The defending OSAA Class 5A boys soccer state champion Hood River Valley High Eagles have advanced to the state finals the last two years. The Eagles, guided by sixth-year head coach Jaime Rivera and assistant Felipe Rayo, have another talented squad again this season and they’ll be seeking to return to the state championship game for a third straight year.

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Local weightlifter places sixth at USA Nationals

2009 HRVHS graduate Amy Hay recently traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete at the USA Weightlifting National Championships. Hay is the top ranked weightlifter in Oregon and Washington based off of Sinclair Score (pound for pound strength).

Updated: Body of missing paddle boarder found in Columbia River

Law enforcement recovered the body of a missing paddle boarder Wednesday morning from the Columbia River, just west of Hood River.

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Experienced roster bolsters HRV football playoff hopes

Having a talented group of 17 seniors is just one reason that the Hood River Valley High football team could enjoy some success throughout the 2015 season.

Sports briefs for Aug. 29

HRMGA hold club championship; Stock the Shelves Golf Scramble Sept. 13; more

Eagles cross country team laden with seniors looking to fly high this season

The Hood River Valley High School cross country team has been out there all summer, pounding the pavement, putting the work into their workouts. HRV XC head coach Brandon Bertram is confident that once the race schedule starts in earnest next month, all that hard work will pay great dividends.

Brian Stenberg returns to his roots as Horizon’s new A.D.

Sports have always been a family affair for Brian Stenberg.

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In its fifth running, Paddle Challenge is bigger than ever

Attendance at two-day Naish Gorge Paddle Challenge increases 50 percent since 2014

The wildfire smoke may have been thick, but it wasn’t able to smoke out the legions of stand up paddleboarders who came from all over the globe to compete in this year’s Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.

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Tom Ames takes the reins as new HRV A.D.

Tom Ames is a sports guy. Name a sport and there’s a good chance Ames has either played it or coached it… or at the very least, watched it at some point it his life.

Sports Briefs for Aug. 22

Community Bridge Walk Aug. 29; Post Canyon 50K results

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Team Adrenaline returns from Spartan Race

Nearly a dozen people representing the Gorge not only competed in, but survived the Pac West Spartan Sprint Race in Washoughal earlier this month, enduring a “race” that was really more like a sadistic obstacle course.

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