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A skier drops over a cliff on a run called Seventh Heaven at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Saturday morning. The resort reported 31 inches of fresh snow between Saturday and Tuesday and (as of Tuesday morning) a base of 44 inches at the lodge and 58 inches at mid-mountain.

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10-hour Sufferlandia nets $1k for A4C

Their rationale almost makes sense: if you’re going to spend an entire day toiling in masochistic anguish, you might as well make it the shortest day of the year.

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Hood River’s Jax Mariash-Koudele inspires others to focus on fitness

Get outside, get stoked, dream it and go do it, Jax Mariash-Koudele proclaims with conviction.

Meadows back on track with night skiing

Santa flew over the summit of Mt. Hood and dropped the much-needed Christmas gift of about six inches of fresh snow on the slopes of Meadows in time to spare the always-popular holiday break ski and snowboard season.

Sports Briefs for Dec. 27

Knights’ free-throw contest Dec. 31; Middle School wrestling, girls basketball starts soon

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Greenough vs. Hukari (HRMS vs. Wy’east)

Longtime figures in Hood River Valley athletics, Tom Greenough (at left) coaches the Hood River Middle School 8th grade boys basketball team while Phil Hukari rallies his boys from Wy’east during the two teams’ final meeting of the season last week.

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U.S. Rep. Walden honors HRV boys soccer team

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the Hood River Valley High School boys’ soccer team which brought home the title of ‘State Champions’ this year in the 2014 Oregon 5A state championship. Hood River is my hometown, and both my son and I are proud graduates of Hood River Valley High School, so this victory is especially sweet."

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HRV buzzer-beater sinks Senators

Skyler Hunter hits game-winner, Eagles 1-1 in home tourney

The Hood River Valley Eagles varsity boys basketball team will undoubtedly begin 2015 with a positive outlook, with their confidence bolstered after an exciting 63-61 nonleague win Saturday at home over the Madison Senators.

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Meadows opens

Ask the Magic-8 Ball last week if Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort would open in time for Christmas and it would have answered “Extremely unlikely.”

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Eagle wrestling building steam

An invaluable team bonding experience and an opportunity to compete against the nation’s best are the two big takeaways Hood River Valley High School wrestling got from its four-day trip to Nevada to compete in the annual Reno Tournament of Champions, says coach Trent Kroll.

Supreme court decision has big implications for nation’s ski resorts

SALEM (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday a ski resort’s broad liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing

HRV swimming second at La Grande

Hood River Valley High School swimmers were up bright and early Saturday morning to make a long trip east to compete in a six-team swim meet in La Grande.

Knights’ free throw contest is Dec. 31

Knights’ free throw contest is Dec. 31; Middle school wrestling starts after break

Sports briefs for Dec. 20

Meadows hosts brewfest, pineapple toss Saturday; Bonneville pool winter sturgeon season set

Local gymnasts bring home state hardware

Representing Hood River on The Dalles-based Riverside Gymnastics Academy lineup at the 2014 Oregon Fall State Championships were young athletes Sophia Riviello, Ava Krentz, Regina Sanchez-Macias, Jacy Johnston and Poppy Miller.