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PAYTON RIGERT: ALL-AMERICAN

Hood River Valley High School senior Payton Rigert can now officially call herself an All-American.

World champion visits Hood River

Dafne Schippers, a Dutch track and field athlete and world champion stopped by Hood River last week, visiting the crew at Shortt Supply.

Sports Briefs for March 30

Kids now need fishing license at age 12; ICMGA Red, White and Black Tournament; more

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A talented roster and a good start has HRV Head Coach Matt Luchsinger thinking a deep playoff run is in store for boys lax

The HRV boys lacrosse team had a solid season in 2015, culminating in the team’s first-ever Cascade Cup championship win — a tournament comprised of the bottom 16 Oregon boys lacrosse teams that did not get into the regular playoff tournament.

Kegler's Corner: Jeff Miller rolls 299

The bowling season is nearing its exciting and frenetic close at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. We’re down to the wire in the Monday night Industrial League, with only one week remaining in Round 3.

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Eagles place second at Coach Bob Invite

Perhaps a good indicator of how well the HRV baseball team is playing this year is how well the Eagles did at their annual trip down to the Phoenix, Ariz., metro area for the Coach Bob Invitational, where HRV played some very competitive teams from Colorado, Arizona, and California

Softball team has productive trip to Newport

Eagles go 3-1 in games at Battle at the Beach tournament

The HRV baseball team had a busy and fruitful beginning to spring break earlier this week after the team went 3-1 at the Battle at the Beach tournament in Newport.

Sports Briefs for March 26

Take the Hill Challenge April 16; HRMGA tournament season underway; ICMGA hosts first tournament of the season; HRVLL opening day is April 9

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HR gymnast shines at state champs

Local gymnast Jacy Johnston had a good showing last weekend at the Oregon State Optional Gymnastics Championship in Salem, where she battled through a stomach bug to place fourth all-around in Level 6 competition — a personal best for Johnston.

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Hood River Valley baseball remains perfect through Week 1

Eagles baseball defeats La Salle, 5-4

The HRV baseball team is clearly focusing on being a title contender again in 2016.

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Boys tennis team trounces St. Helens in home-opener, has sights set on CRC title repeat

The boys tennis team picked up right where it left off last season in their home debut Thursday evening at the Tsuruta Tennis Courts, where the Eagles nearly swept St. Helens, taking the Lions down 7-1.

Girls tennis impresses in season debut on the road against St. Helens

Though they only had less than a week of practice time on the courts due to rainy weather, the lack of time seemed to have no impact on HRV girls tennis athletes during their season debut against the St. Helens Lions, whom the Eagles clobbered in St. Helens, 7-1.

After 2015’s positive season, girls lax team aims to draw more supporters

The HRV girls lacrosse team had a productive season last year, qualifying for the playoffs for the second time in the program’s history, and advancing to the second round.

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HRMS student Josh Nardone competes at U14 Western Regional Ski Championships

Earlier this month, Josh Nardone, an eighth-grader at Hood River Middle School and a member of the Cooper Spur Race Team (CSRT), competed in the U14 Western Regional Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Stacked HRV track team outperforms Gorge schools in Thursday opener

One of the biggest track and field rosters in the history of the HRV program showed it was not only deep, but talented Thursday when the Eagles faced off against other Gorge schools at the Mullen-Leavitt Invite in The Dalles.