Dakota Murr scores 53 points to lead TD rally
For the second year in a row, the battle for the final play-in spot in the Columbia River Conference depended heavily on the outcome of the final matchup between HRV and The Dalles.
Hawks beat Joseph 54-50 to advance to second round, played Days Creek Friday evening
For a time, it looked like they might not make it into the Big Sky District tournament, but they did.
The Horizon girls basketball team (21-5, 13-1 Big Sky District) will enter the second round of the 1A state tournament as an eight-seed and will host No. 9 Powder Valley (20-5, 12-3 Old Oregon League) on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Girls lose 44-15 to the Riverhawks, then 48-39 to the Bucks
Considering their struggles against Columbia River Conference opponents this season, the HRV girls basketball team’s removal from postseason consideration was essentially a fait accompli before they played in The Dalles Tuesday night.
Four swimmers from the Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) qualified and competed at the Arena Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Championships held in Springfield this past weekend. The fastest swimmers from all over the state of Oregon and southwest Washington compete at this championship meet.
Sports briefs for Feb. 25.
Team defeats South Wasco, Arlington to win Big Sky tourney and make first state tourney appearance; Finn wins Big Sky MVP
Scissors in hand, Horizon Hawks girls basketball team players and coaching staff were all smiles Saturday afternoon as they cut down the nets in the Madras High School gym for the first time ever.
Boys lose to Dufur, then defeat Arlington; played Joseph Tuesday
It wasn’t easy, but the Horizon boys basketball team has once again qualified for a berth in the state tournament after finishing third in the Big Sky District tournament last weekend in Madras.
With the Pendleton and Hermiston boys well out in front in the Columbia River Conference, The Dalles and HRV basketball teams, who have been able to beat the Bucks and Bulldogs all season, had to fight each other for the final play-in spot Tuesday evening in Hood River (results unavailable at press time).
A large combined contingent of 16 (nine girls, seven boys) Hood River Valley High Eagle swimmers participated in the 5A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham. The highlight was that five members of Coach Kelly Cunningham’s Columbia River Conference champion girls swim team recorded top finishes in Friday’s preliminaries to earn a position in Saturday’s finals.
The 36th annual Learn by Doing Clinic will be held at the Hood River Valley High School track March 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boys and girls teams obliterate the competition at Mt. Hood Meadows GS race
The Eagles have screamed down the mountain in every race they’ve competed in this year, and Saturday’s giant slalom (GS) competition on the Middle Fork run at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort was no different.
Bucks beat Eagles 53-37 Tuesday evening in Hood River
The last time the HRV girls basketball team faced Pendleton, the Eagles were at the start of Columbia River Conference play, buoyed by a nonleague record of 6-4, with three of those four losses by five points or fewer. Though they did not beat the Buckaroos in their first meeting, they lost by three points, which was the most competitive game against a league opponent for the HRV girls in nearly five years.
As the saying goes: “Live by the three, die by the three.”
Last week’s league action was partially suspended in order to conduct the 65th annual city bowling tournament at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is the biggest bowling event of the season and we’ll have the tournament results for you next week. Nevertheless, there were still some fine scores posted in limited league action. Three stars emerged, all out of the spirited Tuesday Nite Mixed League: Nancy Asai, David Gibeaut and Alex Frazier.