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A more experienced HRV softball team looks to improve in 2017

Eagles drop ‘home’ debut to Gresham in The Dalles Monday evening

Last year’s HRV softball team had an incredibly young roster, boasting just one senior and two juniors, and while this year’s squad only has four players from the class of 2017, the juniors and sophomores on the team are older, wiser, and ready to build on last year’s efforts.

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Hood River Valley sophomore Sean FitzSimons receives invites to international snowboarding competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Sean FitzSimons has been invited by US Snowboarding to represent the United States in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Junior World Championship for slopestyle in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. The FIS Snowboard Junior World Championship is a slopestyle event by invitation only taking, place March 26 to April 2.

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HRVST performs well at Region XII Champs

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent six swimmers to the 2017 Arena Oregon Swimming/Region XII Championships held at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham March 2-5.

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Standout performances send local youth gymnasts to state champs

The Emerald Team Challenge held in Eugene on March 4 proved to be one of the most exciting meets so far this season for Hood River Optional level competitors for Riverside Gymnastics Academy.

Reservations starting for state park camping trips

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department welcomes beginning campers to join an overnight guided camping experience this summer at state parks. For $30 per family, the parks district provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help out.

Sports Briefs for March 15

Gorge Roller Girls bout on Saturday; Sports schedule updates

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Weather, field conditions muddy spring sports start

It’s a common issue for prep spring sports in the Pacific Northwest: schools west of the Cascades struggle to get games in during the earlier part of the season, as rainy weather makes playing surfaces unsafe.

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Pitching restriction policies in prep baseball now based on number of pitches

High school baseball rules now require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.

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LEARN BY DOING TRACK AND FIELD CLINIC

Hood River Valley High School javelin thrower Ian Fitzgerald, a junior, receives instruction from Scott Skipper during Saturday’s Learn By Doing Clinic at the high school.

Sports Briefs for March 11

Athletes named to All-Conference basketball teams; Oregon Cancer Ski Out March 12-13; Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort already exceeding season average snowfall; Erin Storie graces the podium at Cuba triathlon; Jestena Mattson wins Mountain West pentathlon

Kegler’s Corner: Christy Hillen is chillin’

They say it’s lonely at the top? Newcomer Christy Hillen might be able to tell us if that’s true, because last week in the Thursday afternoon Hood River County League at Orchard Lanes, Christy discovered that bowling wasn’t so tough.

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HRV skiers first at state race

Girls place first, boys take second

The heads of HRV boys and girls ski team members were hanging Friday night at the conclusion of the state championships, not out of shame, but out of the sheer weight of all the medals they had draped around their necks.

High school softball rule changes focus on uniforms, equipment

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions to Rule 3 regarding uniforms, equipment and substitutions at a meeting in Indianapolis. These changes approved by the committee, along with one in Rule 1, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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HRVST Osprey drop times at Arena Oregon Swimming Champs

The Arena 11-14 Oregon Swimming Championships took place Feb. 23-26 at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.

Oregon, Washington, set Columbia River spring Chinook seasons

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River during a joint state hearing late last month in Vancouver, Wash.

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