Middle school XC teams see success at state meet

Girls place first at Oregon State Middle School XC Champs, boys place seventh

On the heels of HRV’s performance at the Columbia River Conference Championship meet on Saturday, the Hood River middle school combined cross country teams had great races on Sunday at the Oregon State Middle School Championships, with the girls taking first and the guys taking seventh in the “superchamps” race.

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HRV XC heading to 5A state championships

Boys take first, girls take second at CRC meet to earn trip to 5A state champs

Columbia River Conference teams scrapped tooth and nail last weekend at the CRC Championships in The Dalles, with the decision of who gets to go to the OSAA 5A State Championships and who gets to stay home not made until the last 500 meters.

Kegler's Corner: Jeff Brittle Scores!

Scores really heated up in last week’s league action on the friendly boards at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Hawks slide into the finals

The Horizon co-ed soccer team is headed to the Special District 6 finals after holding off Damascus Christian, 2-1, in Hood River Monday afternoon.

After Hermiston loss, HRV’s playoff hopes hang on final game

Needing to get a win against the Hermiston Bulldogs was all HRV had to do in order to win the Columbia River Conference championship on Friday. The Eagles (1-1 CRC, 4-4 overall) came ever so close to accomplishing their goal, but ultimately fell short.

HR youth football program wraps up successful season

HR 5/6 Blue team takes first, HR 5/6 Gold team takes third at Gorge Youth Football Champs

The Hood River Valley Youth Football program wrapped up another successful season this weekend, hosting the Gorge Youth Tackle Football League Championships on Oct. 24 at Hood River Valley High School.

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Girls water polo wins unexpected thriller in Hillsboro, boys win 14-5

HRV boys and girls varsity water polo teams went into Hillsboro Saturday expecting stiff competition as they have a strong record to date and this was the teams’ first meeting. HRV came out on top, edging Hillsboro, 7-6.

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Columbia Gorge Marathon

RUNNERS in the Columbia Gorge Marathon take off from the starting line Sunday near the Port of Hood River.

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‘A Boy’s Dream’ Fulfilled: 4,000 miles solo: HR sailor finishes Pacific journey from Japan

ASTORIA (AP) — The hull of Tracy Hollister’s boat, the Ingrid Princess, appeared around the breakwater at the West End Mooring Basin just before 2 p.m. Friday. A friend and fellow sailor, Brian Thom, waited on a paddleboard to greet him, while Hollister’s wife, Michelle, whooped and waved her hands on the docks, eager to see her husband for the first time in nearly three months.

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‘Disbelief and awe’: Eagles volleyball wins first conference title in 27 years

HRV defeats The Dalles in three sets to claim CRC title

The HRV volleyball team’s breakout season had itself a storybook ending Tuesday night, when the No. 10 Eagles upset the No. 7 The Dalles for the second time this year, sweeping the Riverhawks in three sets, and winning HRV’s first volleyball league title since the Eagles won the Tri-Valley League in 1988.

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HRV water polo girls continuing on breakout season

A year ago, HRV fielded the first ever full girls water polo team, who, despite improving throughout the season, went winless.

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Big win propels HRV water polo boys into top spot

The HRV boys water polo season enjoyed some big wins earlier this week, defeating 6A Reynolds, 8-6, on the road Monday and then trouncing Gresham, 20-7, the very next day in Hood River, giving HRV an 11-1 record and putting the Eagles at the top of the Mt. Hood 5A/6A conference for the first time ever in the team’s history.

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Girls soccer deadlocks with Hermiston Bulldogs in scoreless league game

Having locked up the Columbia River Conference for the sixth consecutive season last week with a 1-0 win over Pendleton, HRV (7-4-2, 4-0-1 CRC) didn’t have much to play for other than pride — and maybe ranking — in Tuesday’s senior night match against the Hermiston Bulldogs (3-4-6, 1-1-3 CRC).

Horizon soccer takes district title

Hawks play Damascus in 4 p.m. playoff game Monday in HR

The Horizon ChristianHawks are now Special District 6 champions, defeating Livingstone Academy, 6-1, on the road in Salem Thursday afternoon.

Hood River Valley Swim Team hosts first meet of the season

The Hood River Valley Swim Team had a very successful home swim meet last weekend to start the team’s season. For 17 swimmers, it was their first time ever competing in a swim meet: Corbett Blackman, Massimo Blanco, Athelea Brevard, Willow Cohen, Juliet Crain, Georgia DeResta, Dylan Durand, Henry Durand, Colin Gerald, Mallory Keller, Rowan McKenna, Hannah Roser, James Schofield, Oliver Schofield, Anna Southall, Meg Tappert and Annabel Webster.