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Repeat: HRV girls wrestling wins state qualifier title

The HRV girls wrestling team won the team state championship this past weekend at the Oregon Girls State Championship Qualifier at Cottage Grove High School. The team title is decided at this tournament and the top four wrestlers in each weight class qualify to compete at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland Feb. 26-27.

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Horizon boys clinch Big Sky berth

Win over Arlington gives the Hawks at least a fifth-place finish in the Big Sky Conference

The Horizon boys basketball team is peaking just in time for the upcoming district playoffs. The No. 15 Hawks (9-11, 6-5 Big Sky) played with the intensity level of a playoff team in a 60-52 win over the Arlington Honkers (8-14, 2-9) Friday at Horizon Christian School.

Pendleton’s shooting proves too much for HRV boys

Bucks defeat Eagles, 96-54, for team’s worst loss of the season

The ninth-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos continued their reign of terror in the Columbia River Conference Friday night, handing the HRV Eagles the team’s worst loss of the season — league or otherwise — with a 96-54 drubbing in Pendleton.

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Girls compete well, but can’t overcome Pendleton’s offense

HRV Eagles fall to Pendleton Buckaroos, 66-45

In a season where victories have been hard to come by, the HRV girls basketball team’s 66-45 loss against Pendleton on Friday ended up feeling like a victory, as the Eagles (3-14, 0-4 Columbia River Conference) played well against the Buckaroos (7-12, 2-2) for the majority of the game.

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With two races remaining, HRV ski team is tops of the Mt. Hood League

Boys and girls alpine teams remain undefeated through four races

It’s been a good season so far for the Hood River Valley ski team.

HRV girls swept in first round of league play

Eagles lose to The Dalles, 53-30

The Eagles’ struggles in the Columbia River Conference continued Tuesday night in The Dalles, as HRV found itself on the wrong end of a 53-30 decision with the Riverhawks to go 0-3 to start league play this season.

HRV boys’ rally falls short in 72-70 loss to TD

For a team that has seen its fair share of heartbreaking losses, Tuesday night’s 72-70 defeat at hands of the Riverhawks was arguably the most painful, but the most inspiring of the season for HRV.

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Indoor Track Stars

Hood River Valley High School and Wy’east Middle School runners representing the Hood River Track Club ran last weekend at a Tracktown USA indoor track meet, putting up some solid times and places in the mile.

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Snowboard team looks to improve after first comp

The Hood River Valley snowboard team shook the rust off last weekend with its first competition, a slopestyle event at Mt. Hood Meadows, after not having much in the way of competitions in the 2014-15 season due to low snow.

HRV girls fight, but fall to league-leading Hermiston

A fast and furious start was all the league-leading Hermiston Bulldogs needed Friday night to cinch up a victory against the HRV girls basketball team Friday, who lost 78-43 on the road to the sixth-ranked 5A team.

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Boys edge Summit for first at Meadows 7K

Girls place second of six teams

Volunteers busied themselves with preparations for Saturday’s high school Nordic race on Mt. Hood, as the sun rose warmly from the tree line. An immense amount of organization and work goes into a race. With food, timing and strategically placing Kybos (outdoor restrooms), pre-race prep is a race in and of itself. The dedication of the racers is matched by their parents’ desire to improve their experience.

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Hawks eye district playoff berths

Boys and girls teams split weekend Big Sky games, but close in on post-season appearance

The Horizon boys captured their fourth consecutive victory with a 56-43 home win over the Condon Wheeler Knights Friday in Hood River. The No. 14 Hawks (8-10, 5-4 Big Sky) then traveled to Moro Saturday for a tough matchup versus the league-leading, 1A fourth-ranked Sherman Huskies (15-4, 9-0), who snapped Horizon’s win streak, though, with a 58-45 win.

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Blazers honor HRV boys soccer

The HRV boys varsity soccer team was present at a Portland Trail Blazers game Sunday night.

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Last hurrah: Senior wrestlers shine in final home matches

The Hood River Valley High School gymnasium was packed to the rafters Friday evening for the HRV varsity wrestling team’s final dual match of the season. The Eagles were unable to pull out a win against the visiting Bend Lava Bears, losing 50-24 against their Special District 4 opponents.

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HRV snaps 11-game losing streak with huge win over Hermiston

It may still be winter in the Columbia River Gorge, but on Thursday night, the HRV boys basketball team was able to lift a different kind of a cloud that has been hanging over Vannet Court and the Eagles for most of the 2015-16 season.