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Sports Briefs for Oct. 4

Take a Kid Mtn. Biking Day is Oct. 4; Schwandtner scores hole-in-one; more

Friends of the Gorge lists five hikes for fall

Unlike alpine areas, the Columbia River Gorge can be hiked year-round.

Close but not quite for HRV volleyball

Eagles rebound from Pendleton loss with hard-fought five-setter at Hermiston

Jestena Mattson nailed a team-high nine kills, Jenny Packer scored four aces and Jessie Karr gave seven perfect passes to highlight Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball action Tuesday evening in a home match against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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HRV XC represents at Nike Pre

Middle school girls shine, both HRVHS teams finish a solid fourth

Hood River cross country was in fine form Saturday at the annual Nike Pre Nationals meet at Portland Meadows Race Track, where more than 100 teams from several states were there to compete in one of the northwest’s premier running events.

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Redmond rushing overwhelms Eagles

After rough third quarter, HRV football ends on positive note

Hood River Valley High School varsity football got off to an exciting start Friday night in a non-league matchup against the Redmond Panthers. After jumping out to an early lead, however, the Eagles lost momentum to a powerful and undefeated Panthers lineup that dished the home team a 49-27 loss. The Eagles (1-3) will look to bounce back from the result this Friday as they host the struggling North Eugene Highlanders (0-4) for their annual Homecoming game at 7 p.m.

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen shines

Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday

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Grominator skate contest a soaring success

The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.

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HRV water polo holding its own

Teams host Reynolds Tuesday, travel to David Douglas Thursday

Hood River Valley High School water polo hosted the 6A Reynolds Raiders in a hard-fought and grueling grudge match Tuesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. After a 10-5 win by the HRV junior varsity squad, the varsity boys teams went head-to-head, with the more-experienced Raiders lineup pulling ahead after a tight first quarter to finish with a 12-6 win.

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Eagle volleyball scraps to first league win

Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball was 1-1 in league action this week with hard-fought games against Hermiston (on the road Tuesday) and The Dalles (at home Thursday).

Hood River Valley girls soccer looks for fresh start

Eagle girs 1-4-3 going into CRC schedule

A break in concentration in the first half by the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team gave the girls from LaSalle Prep all the room they needed Thursday afternoon to find the net late in the first half. The goal proved to be the only of the game, which ended with a second-half stalemate in which neither team was able to get their offense firing on all cylinders.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 27

Take a Kid Mtn. Biking Day Oct. 4; IMBA trail building workshop Oct. 18

Partnership promotes bike transport across Hood River Interstate Bridge

Bicyclists in the Mid-Columbia have an option for transporting their bikes across the Hood River Interstate Bridge. Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS) recently added bicycle racks to some vehicles so that cyclists may utilize its fixed route service across the bridge during on its a three-day per week schedule, for the cost of $1. on (Monday, September 15).

The Pioneering Life: A Living History Camp along the Barlow Road

A scar across the trunk of a towering pine tree in the Mount Hood National Forest is believed by historians to have been caused by ropes that early settlers used to secure and pull wagons across the White River. The crevice in the bark is pointed out by U.S. Forest Service officials to students coming to the Living History Camp on the site of the old Barlow Road.

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Erin Jones finishes third in ITU World Triathlon finals

Erin Jones continues to climb the ranks as a professional triathlete in her ultimate quest for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Earlier this month the 2009 Hood River Valley High School graduate, who now lives and trains full time in Colorado Springs, finished third in the U23 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.