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Local outrigger canoe club finds success at prestigious Hawaii race

The Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club had the opportunity to send 13 members to Hawaii to join more than 2,500 other paddlers from around the world for the Queen Lili’uokalani Long Distance Canoe Races.

Running the show: Brandon Bertram named head track and field coach for HRVHS

Hood River Valley High School administrators didn’t encounter many hurdles in their process to hire a replacement for Donnie Herneisen, who switched to coaching girls basketball at HRV after seven years as the high school’s track and field head coach. Nor did they have to look far.

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HRV BOYS SOCCER: First playoff rematch results in a win for HRV

Eagles make short work of Hillsboro on the road in 2015 5A semifinal rematch; defeats 6A Franklin in Hood River

Last season, there weren’t many schools that gave the HRV boys soccer team much trouble, except one.

Girls soccer runs into stiff competition against Hillsboro

HRV loses to Hillsboro, then bounces back to defeat Franklin

One of the 5A teams HRV had on its list to beat during its nonconference schedule this season got the better of the Eagles Tuesday night, when the Hillsboro Spartans (2-0) used a strong first half to get out in front of HRV, handing the team its first loss of the season.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 10

Gorge Kids Tri Sept. 18; Youth soccer league looking for players; more

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Ten people from the Gorge competed as Team Adrenaline once again this year at the annual Spartan Race (Portland Sprint) held at the Washougal Motocross Park last month.

Flag Point Lookout no longer available for winter rental due to safety concerns

Earlier this summer, the Barlow Ranger District removed Flag Point Lookout from its rental program due to employee safety concerns related to re-occurring instances of vandalism that made it increasingly difficult to keep the facility open during the winter.

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St. Helens’ offense overpowers HRV football in opener

Eagles fall to Lions, 47-13, at HRVHS

The Hood River Valley Eagles got off to a good start in their season-opening nonleague football game Friday versus the St. Helens Lions as they took an early lead after scoring on their first possession.

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Girls place first, boys second at Ultimook Invite

It was the first cross country race for half of the HRV varsity runners present at the Ultimook Invitational on Saturday, but you wouldn’t know it.

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HRV girls soccer looks to make deeper playoff run in 2016

Eagles run wild on McLoughlin Pioneers in home-opener

The HRV girls soccer team has ruled the roost in the Columbia River Conference for the past several years, taking the CRC title every year since Kevin Haspela took over as head coach of the team in 2010, although the Eagles did share the title with Hermiston back in 2012.

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HRV boys soccer team aims for third-straight state championship

They’ve won two state titles in as many years and haven’t lost a game since 2013, but this year’s HRV boys soccer team isn’t taking anything for granted as they aim for a third-straight 5A championship.

Ways of the Wind: With summer coming to a close, a time of transition at CGWA

With August coming to a close and the kids heading back to school the summer, tourist season is wrapping up. This summer will be remembered as one of the best for wind conditions in recent history. From the end of June through July, and well into August, we had wind every single day.

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Young, but ready, HRV XC aims for CRC title

Hills, mud holes and changing terrain help define cross country, a sport in which runners have to adapt to variations in courses and the very topography of competition, from one meet to the next. Those often-messy physical realities make two things all the more critical for a cross country squad: expectations for training regimen and race strategy, along with team cohesion.

Girls water polo trounces David Douglas in opener

The girls water polo team had a breakout season in 2015, finishing third in the state tournament after not winning in a single game in their inaugural 2014 campaign and appear to have picked up where they left off last season, pummeling David Douglas 15-2 in the Eagles’ away opener on Tuesday.

Boys water polo strong in David Douglas debut

They may have lost some key players due to graduation, but the boys water polo team, steadily growing over the past few years, showed they are stronger than ever earlier this week during HRV’s debut against David Douglas, during which the Eagles outplayed the 6A team, cruising to an 18-7 victory on the road.


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