December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013
November 30, 2013
Early lead slips away in Friday loss at Hermiston
The Hood River Valley High Eagles had a good start in a Columbia River Conference football road game last Friday against the highly regarded Hermiston Bulldogs.
Undefeated in league play, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its role as Columbia River Conference top dogs with commanding wins this week against The Dalles and Pendleton. The team (4-0 league, 10-1-1 overall) holds a 5A No. 5 ranking with two CRC matches remaining.
In what was the most pivotal game of the season so far, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team went on the road Thursday to face the Pendleton Buckaroos. The 3-0 win is the fourth shutout in a row for the Eagles (3-0-1 league, 6-4-1 overall), who now hold the Columbia River Conference’s top position and a 5A No. 12 ranking.
Although many of you may still be getting over the disappointment of such an abrupt end to summer, the fall sports season is already well under way, and coaches and organizers are gearing up for the indoor sports that will run through the winter. Below is a selection of some of the many organized activities to keep kids occupied during the winter months.
Second-year team focuses on fun as players gain experience
Under different circumstances, a 0-16 record would be the sign of a pretty dismal season. For the Horizon Christian School Hawks volleyball team, though, this fall’s winless season is merely the necessary cost of building the foundations of a new program.
Harvest Hustle returns Oct. 26; Vampires and Victims Oct. 27
Senior night season finale is team’s best game of the year
Inspired by a pregame Senior Night ceremony, the Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball team had its best performance of the season Tuesday in the team’s final home game.
Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon start and finish in Hood River
Labeled the most scenic marathon in the country, the annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon will take place Oct. 27, starting and finishing at the Port of Hood River’s Marina Park.
One more tune-up meet before CRC championship
Although not complacent — and certainly not guaranteed — the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls cross country team is looking beyond next weekend’s Columbia River Conference championship, focusing more keenly on the following weekend’s OSAA 5A State Championship, where the team hopes to improve from last season’s fifth-place finish and put another standout young runner atop the podium.
In final home game, HRV gives solid effort vs. bigger Bucks
In their final home football game of the season Friday night, the Hood River Valley Eagles put on a high-energy show against the Pendleton Buckaroos. On senior night, HRV’s 13 eldest players had hopes of upsetting the 6-1 Buckaroos for the last performance in front of a home crowd at Henderson Community Stadium. The visiting team used size and speed to its advantage, though, to finish with a 48-28 win over the Eagles, who go on the road this Friday to Hermiston and next week to The Dalles for the final game of the regular season.
Hood River-based youth Stand Up Paddle team, Team Big Winds, capped a breakout summer season with the Battle of the Paddle last month at Dana Point, California’s Doheny Beach. The annual event consists of two big races — a course race on Saturday and a 10-mile distance race on Sunday. With well over 400 competitors, it is by far the largest SUP race in the world and attracts athletes from virtually all corners of the earth.
The chase is on! The 5K Vampires and Victims race will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Hood River Valley High School track and stadium.
As stadium lights shine onto the football field for Friday night games, HRV cheerleaders are always there to pump up the crowd. But what the fans don’t see are the hours of hard work each girl puts in at practice that leads to the success of the team.
If you bowled in the Fraternal league last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes, you had a pretty good chance to make the Team of the Week. In fact, every member of this week’s fab five blistered the boards in Fraternal action.
HRV soccer teams win this week, eye district titles and state rankings
In its second 7-0 blowout in a row, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team showed no mercy Tuesday afternoon in a home match against the Hermiston Bulldogs.