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Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot winners

Seven young sure-shots advanced qualified for the annual Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot district championship, set for Feb. 8 at Wy’east Middle School.

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A happy Holiday Tourney for HRV

The Hood River Valley High varsity girls basketball team added two wins to its record on its way to the finals of the Gresham Holiday Tournament last weekend. The girls defeated North Salem 43-25 Friday night and Madison 45-43 Saturday before losing 60-37 to the home team — the 8-1 6A Mt. Hood Conference Gophers — in the championship game. The showing is a big improvement from a year ago, when the team went 0-3 at the same tournament.

Wy’east in dire need of basketball coaches

The local middle school girls basketball season is about to start, and organizers of the program are feverisly on the hunt for head coaches for Wy’east Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade teams.

Kegler's Corner: Michael Allen strikes

Scoring at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes the past few weeks has been out of sight, especially in the high powered Fraternal league, where all five of our Team of the Week stars stirred the sticks. It took some mighty fine bowling to make this latest list of kegling standouts.

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Better!

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