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Columbia Gorge Marathon runs Sunday

The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 22

Get ready for the Gorge Gear Swap; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; HRV football to 2-5; HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party

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HR water polo makes state

Varsity boys No. 2 in league, girls continue growth

After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.

Kegler's Corner: George Buck is No. 1

Hats off to the most improved bowler in town, George Buck, who took top honors in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week.

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Although short of forecasts, salmon run still breaks records

Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.

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Fourth shutout gives HRV girls clear shot at CRC title

Key wins this week put Eagles atop conference

Sophomore midfielder Mona Diaz picked up a loose ball, drove into scoring territory and found the back of the net in the opening minute of Tuesday’s varsity girls’ soccer matchup between the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles River Hawks.

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV XC

Justin Crosswhite and Lauren Robinson posted personal records and the Columbia River Conference’s fastest times of the season last weekend at the annual George Fox XC Classic at Willamette Mission State Park.

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HRV boys soccer shows no mercy

Undefeated, Eagles win 6-0 Tuesday, 8-0 Thursday

To say the Hood River Valley High School varsity boy soccer team is on a roll would be putting it lightly. From the looks of it, in fact, they’re darn near unstoppable.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 18

Vampires and Victims run is Saturday; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; HRATS, Dirty Fingers host Halloween-themed Kleeway fundraiser party; Middle school coaches needed; CSRT FreeRide Team signups start

Sports Briefs for Oct. 15

Vampires and Victims fundraiser is Saturday; Saddle Club hosts rummage sale; more

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Youth football season peaks

Gorge Youth Football League action comes to a head this weekend in The Dalles, where teams will face-off in an exciting day of season-ending league championship games.

HRV football starts league schedule

Hood River Valley High School varsity football traveled to Salem last Thursday to take on the 6A McKay Royal Scots in the Eagles’ last non-league game of the season.

HRVST hosts Harvest of Gold Invitational

The Hood River Valley Swim Team Ospreys hosted their annual Harvest of Gold Invitational over the weekend, with nearly 400 competitors from eight teams packing the house at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen Repeats

For the second time in just a couple of weeks, Woody Eskildsen emerged as the No. 1 bowler of the week in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Hermiston? No problem for Eagle soccer

HRV girls soccer wins 2-0, boys 5-0 in latest conference action

Matching muscle with muscle, Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team kept its cool and outplayed a very physical Hermiston lineup Tuesday afternoon in a 2-0 home win at Westside School.