In an effort to help re-establish Washington’s high school cultural exchange wrestling program, Oregon has partnered with its neighbor to the north to send a team of 13 high school wrestlers to Japan this June. To help fill the team, Oregon is sending six of the 13, and of those six two (and possibly a third) are Hood River Valley High School wrestlers.
There’s always something happening in Hood River County, but Saturday’s list of athletic happenings is especially long. Here’s a quick roundup of several things going on:
Hannah Bergemann brought home three gold medals earlier this month from Copper Mountain, Colo., where she claimed national titles in slopestyle, halfpipe and rail jam events at the 2014 USASA National Championships.
Youth soccer program builds on reputation as small-town powerhouse
The BSC Hood River Bulldogs U14 grade girls club soccer team finished the spring Oregon Youth Soccer Association competitive season with a 2-4-2 record. The team competed against some of the top teams in the state, scoring six goals in eight games and holding the opposing teams to 12 goals.
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Riding a six-game winning streak, five of which have been commanding shut-outs, the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team is now the state’s top ranked 5A team, ahead of Liberty, Sandy, Pendleton and Willamette in the top five.
With just three seconds remaining in the final quarter and a six-goal lead, the Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse team had already sealed the home win Monday night against Newberg.
Eagles close pre-season with tough outing vs. Bend
The Hood River Valley varsity baseball team was hoping to rise to the occasion in a home doubleheader Saturday against one of the best Class 5A teams in the state: the No. 2-ranked Bend Lava Bears. The Eagles (6-7) struggled through both games, however, as the Bears lengthened their winning streak from five to seven with 12-1 and 10-2 blowouts over the Eagles.
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Although the mercy rule went into effect, the Hood River Valley Eagles varsity girls softball team showed no mercy in their 15-0 drubbing of the Redmond Panthers during a game Tuesday afternoon at the Westside Elementary fields.
Short quick passes led to a series of close, quick goals in the second half as the HRVHS boys lacrosse team defeated Canby 10-8 Wednesday in a physical, closely contested game at Henderson Field.
Boys make ‘solid marks’ in 5th-place finish
Last week, Hood River Valley track and field coach Donnie Herneisen referred to Friday’s East County Classic meet at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham as HRV’s “first official test” of the season.
A spirited second-half rally by the Hood River Valley varsity girls lacrosse team wasn’t quite enough to overcome the Grant High School Generals, who beat the Eagles, 7-6, during a hard-fought match in Hood River Friday evening.
Fresh off a solid 3-1 outing at the Coach Bob National Invitational tournament in Arizona over spring break, the Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball team took the Gladstone Gladiators to the cleaners Wednesday afternoon with a 7-0 shutout at Traner Field.