At Hood River’s Orchard Lanes on Wednesday, May 13, the Fraternal League had its season-ending championship roll-off between three round winners: Men with Balls, Team Hirata, Cardinal Glass and the wildcard, who didn’t win a round, but had the most points won: Myassis Dragon. Yes, you’ve got to hand it to them, there are some creative team names there!
Eagles place third of seven teams at district tournament in Bend; girls season comes to an end at districts
Capping off the team’s first-ever Columbia River Conference title earlier this month, the HRV boys tennis team had a good showing during last week’s 5A Special District No. 1 Championships in Bend, which saw the Eagles take third overall and No. 1 singles standout Scottie Ziegner finishing high enough to represent the team at the state championships.
The final day of the Columbia River Conference Track and Field District Championships turned out to be an historic day for the Hood River Valley Eagles, who won their first ever CRC title. The Eagles, guided by coach Donnie Herneisen, won the boys and girls district championships Friday at The Dalles High School.
As far as making the playoffs were concerned, neither team had anything to play for during Friday’s HRV and The Dalles game, but that didn’t stop the two teams from putting on a show for the packed bleachers at the Westside Elementary softball fields.
With the CRC title firmly in HRV’s hands, the Eagles were only playing for pride in Friday’s game against The Dalles, who unlike HRV, had a lot to lose — namely the final play-in spot in the Columbia River Conference.
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Boys take Big Sky Conference title, girls place second in championship meet
Four years ago, a half-dozen students gathered on a cold, blustery March day on the grassy field behind Horizon Christian School and declared themselves a track team. They had no uniforms, no track to run on and no equipment. A hard rain early on during that initial practice forced the athletes to seek shelter inside the school’s gym, where they completed their workout.
Eagles battle and come out on top in close contest with the Bulldogs on Tuesday
With both teams fighting for their playoff lives, Tuesday’s game between the Hermiston Bulldogs and the HRV Eagles saw a scrappy contest between the two squads that featured five lead changes and more than a few frayed nerves.
Coach Andrew McElderry and HRV Eagles girls lacrosse team knew they had their work cut out for them, having to defeat the No. 2 team in the state, Lake Oswego, if they wanted to advance past the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday.
HRV track and field got off to a good start at the District Championships on Wednesday, and was scheduled to wrap up the meet Friday afternoon with the finals in the running events.
Other teams’ final games determine whether the Eagles are in or out
The HRV boys lacrosse team didn’t do itself any favors Thursday night in the team’s quest to secure one of the final spots in the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association playoff bracket, losing to Central Catholic, 14-3, in the final game of the regular season.
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After securing the CRC title with win over The Dalles last week, the Eagles were looking to win-out the rest of their league games in order to ensure home-field advantage for when the playoffs start later this month.
They’ve been gunning for it all season and on Friday, they finally got it.
Eagle girls lax fights through a downpour and makes it rain goals during decisive first-round playoff win
HRV 14, Marist 2
For a program that has only made the playoffs twice in its history, on Monday night, the HRV girls lacrosse team sure acted like it had been there before.
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