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Kegler's Corner: Tim Furlong and Joyce Ebersole are leaders at the lanes

Tim Furlong and Joyce Ebersole took top honors over the last few weeks at Orchard Lanes, as you’ll read in this combined report from league action in the last week of January and the first week of February.

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Teacup Nordic racers compete in Utah

The Teacup Nordic Junior Racing Team is a cross-country skiing team that trains regularly at Teacup Lake Nordic Club on Mount Hood. The team trains year-round to race at Junior National Qualifier races around the Pacific Northwest. By earning five qualifying times, an individual can join the Pacific Northwest all-star team and compete at Junior Nationals in Truckee, Calif.

Youth wrestlers bring home state hardware

A selection of Hood River’s toughest young wrestlers were in Parkrose last weekend for the 2015 Oregon Wrestling Association Kids State Folkstlye Championships. After the full day of wrestling, eight local boys found themselves on the podium and two were hailed state champions.

Horizon hoops rolls Dufur on path to Big Sky title

Hawks pull off key comeback vs. Rangers

The 1A No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School varsity boys basketball team continued to dominate the Big Sky Conference as it notched two more wins last week to extend their conference win streak to 44 games. Horizon (11-0 Big Sky, 19-3 overall) won 58-25 Friday at Arlington (1-10, 3-18), followed by a 54-45 come-from-behind home win Saturday over the No. 11 ranked Dufur Rangers (9-2, 13-7).

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Crompton honored as scholar athlete

Hood River Valley High School senior Patrick Crompton has been selected as one of 16 Oregon high school football players to be honored next month as a top scholar athlete at the 54th annual Portland Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet.

HRV Nordic team finds snow in Bend for skate race

The Hood River Valley Nordic team traveled to Bend over the weekend, where it found enough snow to continue the season’s OHSNO league race series. The race was originally scheduled for Mt. Hood, and was planned to be a “Pursuit” style race with both classic and skate legs, but the lack of snowpack and dire weather predictions forced a move to central Oregon, where the mountains have a bit more snow.

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HRV girls bring home team title from state qualifier

Six Hood River Valley High School wrestlers traveled to Cottage Grove High School on Saturday for the annual Oregon womens state wrestling qualifier, and after a full day of wrestling, the Eagles had two champions, five state qualifiers and a new trophy hailing them the top female high school wrestling team in the state for the 2014-15 season.

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Eagles lose close one to Bucks

A thrilling Columbia River Conference matchup between league title contenders Hood River Valley and Pendleton resembled the intensity and atmosphere of the state finals, with a near capacity Vannet Court crowd providing the Eagles an emotional boost as they took on the No. 12 ranked Buckaroos.

HRV Wrestlers second at Oregon City

In their final tournament of the season before this weekend’s 5A Special District 4 Championships (Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Hood River), Hood River Valley High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Oregon City on Saturday for a nine-team tournament.

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HRV boys happily take aim at league title

What a difference a year makes.

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Zack signs to play for Humboldt State

Collete Zack will soon trade the blue and gold of the Hood River Valley Eagles for the green and yellow of the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Zach, a senior at HRVHS, signed a letter of intent Wednesday – National Signing Day — to play soccer for the D2 school in Arcata, Calif.

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‘Somebody yelled ‘Falling!’ and I looked up, and here they come ...’

A first-hand account of wild double rescue on Mount Hood

JAN. 31, 2015: Erik Broms was climbing down from the summit of Mount Hood Saturday morning when two climbers roped together came plummeting down the mountain, right at him.

Lamer, McLean lead HRV ski team

Hood River Valley High School varsity ski team continued its undefeated streak of Mt. Hood League racing last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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HRV wrestling shows no mercy

Hood River Valley High School wrestling hosted The Dalles Thursday night for both teams’ final dual meet of the season. 

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Strong return of spring chinook anticipated

Rules released last week account for projected run of more than 300,000 springers

Anticipating another strong return of spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon recently set the initial 2015 fishing season to run through April 10 on the lower Columbia River.