HRV Basketball: Absence of lead scorers hampers struggling Eagles in weekend games

The Hood River Valley High Eagles girls basketball team continued its early season struggles in a 39-22 nonleague loss to the Kelso, Wash., Hilanders Saturday in Hood River. The Eagles, guided by Coach Scott Walker, played most of the game without their best player, senior Marlie Bloomster.

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HRV wrestlers individually shine at NW duals

The HRV varsity wrestling team earned 16th place in the 36-team NW Duals competition at the Lane County Fair & Expo Center in Albany last week. On the first day, the Eagles were 3-2 beating Woodburn, Cleveland, and Tigard, while losing to David Douglas and Churchill. That result earned HRV the 16th seed in the championship 16-team bracket on the second day.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 6

Swim meet canceled; Horizon Christian basketball games canceled

Eagles empty-handed at Barlow tourney

Turnovers and an injury to a key player hampered Hood River Valley Eagles in this week’s tournament at Sam Barlow High School.

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Pony Club rides, learns, together

For many young people, it is a dream to someday ride, train, and understand a horse. Maybe they’re drawn in by the sense of freedom that a horse can bring, or they simply love spending their time in a barn around horses. Whatever the case, the Hood River Valley is home to an organization that brings its members just this, called the Mount Hood Pony Club.

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Wrestling class successful

The November/December Hood River County School District Community Education wrestling class had a successful ending just before the Winter break. The

Kegler's Corner: Mid-Season report

The league bowling season is closing in on 2016, so, as we usually do at this time of the year, let’s see who our mid-season stars are at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Check out the list below.

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For both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School, 2015 will go down as one of the most successful years for athletics in either school’s history. Records were smashed, state and conference titles were won, and teams that had struggled in past years suddenly found themselves in the playoffs.

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Improving play not enough to help HRV through back-to-back against St. Helens and Woodburn

The Eagles girls basketball team had an unusually compressed schedule this week, playing in the team’s only non-tournament back-to-back this season, with a game at home against St. Helens on Monday, then another in Woodburn Tuesday night. The HRV girls continued to improve elements of their game, but the wins still proved elusive, with the Eagles dropping both games to go 1-7 heading into the holiday break.

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HRV girls wrestling has good showing at Hanford Cup

The HRV girls wrestling team traveled to Richland, Wash., earlier this week to get one more tournament in before the holidays hit, competing in the Hanford Girls Winter Cup at Hanford High School.

Horizon boys lose to Stanfield

The Hawks boys basketball team (2-4) wasn’t able to get revenge against Stanfield Monday night and fell to the Tigers (5-1), 59-42, for the second time this season.

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Despite loss to Reynolds, HRV girls show improvement

Despite losing recent nonleague home games, the Hood River Valley Eagles girls basketball team has shown much improvement, which has certainly contributed to a positive outlook for the team. The Eagles (1-5), guided by coach Scott Walker, hung with the tough, 6A Reynolds Raiders (7-2) for the majority of a Friday game in Hood River, losing 43-39.

Kegler's Corner: Sandy Holmes spins 662 series

Typical league bowling has historically consisted of three games, otherwise known as a “series.” One of the most satisfying feelings in the game happens when bowlers finish a series in a strong fashion with a big game. This is especially true in today’s modern game, because the new high-tech bowling balls are being used to crush the pins with unprecedented power, but they can wreak havoc on lane conditions, often making that third game very difficult.

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Great conditions make for a fun HRV Nordic race at Meadows

The HRV Nordic team competed this Saturday in Mt. Hood Meadows’ community race series, an annual open 3.5K and 7K skate race. The race had been cancelled for the past two years because of weather and snow conditions. This year it was 31 degrees and the snow was hard packed, perfect for a skate race.

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Reno Tournament of Champions a good challenge for wrestlers

The annual Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., is one of the most difficult competitions, if not the most difficult competition the HRV wrestling team competes in all season.