After cruising through their first three competitions of the season, the HRV girls tennis team overcame injuries and tough competition to defeat Ridgeview last weekend. Wednesday’s match against Hermiston was no different.
Diving headfirst into play with early-season matchups against some tough 6A teams, the HRV softball team has been tested often through their 13 nonleague games and are anxious to move forward with their Columbia River Conference schedule.
Sports briefs for April 15.
Wednesday’s home match felt homier than usual for the boys lacrosse team.
Disparities in play quality are rarely wider in any other Oregon high school sport than lacrosse — maybe water polo — and Tuesday’s game against the HRV girls team and Grant was a prime example. Luckily for the Eagles, that imbalance was in their favor.
The HRV boys tennis team have been road warriors this season, playing their first four contests away, and only getting handed one loss.
Spring is an exciting time at Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s 10-pin bowling palace.
Last year, the boys lacrosse team started off on a roll, going on a 7-0 run to start the season before injuries and eligibility issues nearly bumped the team out of the state playoff tournament. This year, the team has started 1-2 and was missing several key players from Saturday’s nonleague game with Canby due to the same issues, and the Eagles lost 11-6 at home.
Sports briefs topics for April 12: soccer, baseball, roller girls, HRV swimming.
HRV track and field had an impressive performance Saturday as both the boys and girls squads took second place in the Sandy Invitational Meet at Sandy High School.
Eagles edge Ravens, 5-3
Up until Saturday, the HRV girls tennis team hasn’t had much cause for concern during any of their matches this season. The Eagles started the season 3-0, winning 36 out of 38 sets played.
The Eagles spent spring break down in Arizona for their annual appearance at the Coach Bob Invitational, and while the trip wasn’t successful in terms of wins — HRV went 1-3, including a frustrating 8-6 loss to tournament champion Boulder Creek (Arizona) that was cut short by lightning — Head Coach Erich Harjo said it was good for team chemistry.
For not having many outside practices, the HRV girls tennis team seems to be no worse for the wear as the Eagles kept rolling this week with crushing defeats of Pendleton on Wednesday and St. Helens on Thursday — both in Hood River.
HRV started out a back-to-back against league opponents Lincoln and Central Catholic this week with a tough 15-13 loss to the Cardinals Wednesday night on the road, but thankfully, the loss did not impact their league standings, as only the second game counts toward the Portland League table this season.
Sports Briefs: ICMGA Red, White, and Black Tourney results; Horizon golf has home match at Indian Creek
ICMGA Red, White, and Black Tourney results; Horizon golf has home match at Indian Creek