On Feb. 5, the Cooper Spur Alpine Team (CSAT) hosted the annual Cooper Duel ski race at Cooper Spur Ski Area on Mount Hood. The Cooper Duel is a unique format in which racers run head to head on two adjacent slalom courses which provides ample opportunity for fierce competition, thrills, spills, and more cowbell.
Four swimmers from the Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) qualified and competed at the Arena Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Championships held in Springfield this past weekend. The fastest swimmers from all over the state of Oregon and southwest Washington compete at this championship meet.
Sports briefs for Feb. 25.
Team defeats South Wasco, Arlington to win Big Sky tourney and make first state tourney appearance; Finn wins Big Sky MVP
Scissors in hand, Horizon Hawks girls basketball team players and coaching staff were all smiles Saturday afternoon as they cut down the nets in the Madras High School gym for the first time ever.
Boys lose to Dufur, then defeat Arlington; played Joseph Tuesday
It wasn’t easy, but the Horizon boys basketball team has once again qualified for a berth in the state tournament after finishing third in the Big Sky District tournament last weekend in Madras.
Last week’s 10-pin action was in full swing at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. For the first time in weeks, the entire league schedule was completed and on top of that, the 65th annual City Bowling Tournament was conducted. Big scores and lots of new faces emerged in the limelight. Check out the highlights below.
With the Pendleton and Hermiston boys well out in front in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles and HRV basketball teams, who have been able to beat the Bucks and Bulldogs all season, had to fight each other for the final play-in spot Tuesday evening in Hood River (results unavailable at press time).
A large combined contingent of 16 (nine girls, seven boys) Hood River Valley High Eagle swimmers participated in the 5A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham. The highlight was that five members of Coach Kelly Cunningham’s Columbia River Conference champion girls swim team recorded top finishes in Friday’s preliminaries to earn a position in Saturday’s finals.
The 36th annual Learn by Doing Clinic will be held at the Hood River Valley High School track March 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boys and girls teams obliterate the competition at Mt. Hood Meadows GS race
The Eagles have screamed down the mountain in every race they’ve competed in this year, and Saturday’s giant slalom (GS) competition on the Middle Fork run at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort was no different.
Bucks beat Eagles 53-37 Tuesday evening in Hood River
The last time the HRV girls basketball team faced Pendleton, the Eagles were at the start of Columbia River Conference play, buoyed by a nonleague record of 6-4, with three of those four losses by five points or fewer. Though they did not beat the Buckaroos in their first meeting, they lost by three points, which was the most competitive game against a league opponent for the HRV girls in nearly five years.
As the saying goes: “Live by the three, die by the three.”
Last week’s league action was partially suspended in order to conduct the 65th annual city bowling tournament at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is the biggest bowling event of the season and we’ll have the tournament results for you next week. Nevertheless, there were still some fine scores posted in limited league action. Three stars emerged, all out of the spirited Tuesday Nite Mixed League: Nancy Asai, David Gibeaut and Alex Frazier.
Local students competed in the Knights of Columbus district free-throw contest on Feb. 12 at Wy’east Middle School after advancing from the opening round in December.
Despite freezing rain, closure of Interstate 84, and at times, treacherous driving, nothing could stop Hood River gymnasts representing Riverside Gymnastics Academy based out of The Dalles from making it to three multi-state competitions, three weekends in a row.