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Hood River water polo athletes keep winning

Continuing the momentum following their state championship in November, select members of the HRV girls water polo team have committed to year-round training and competing in water polo — and are winning.

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Local athletes on WS Equestrian Team perform well at state competition

The White Salmon Equestrian Team (WSET), which combines athletes from Columbia High School (CHS) and Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS), returned from a successful state meet on May 12-14 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake, Wash.

Gorge Sailing Team takes first at state regatta

Local sailors defended the state title for the Gorge Sailing Team, last weekend, once again taking first place in the Oregon High School Sailing state regatta, held Sunday near the Hood River Marina.

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HRV baseball, softball teams take a litany of spots on Columbia River Conference All-League lists

All-League lists for Columbia River Conference baseball and softball teams were released this week and feature many HRV baseball and softball players.

Boys lax misses state tourney, but is Cascade Cup’s top seed

Eagles get win over Wilson, faced La Salle in first round of Cascade Cup Friday evening

Having lost six of their last seven games — four of which were Columbia League contests — the HRV boys lacrosse team desperately needed a win during the league and regular season finale Monday at Wilson.

Sports Briefs for May 20

Ian Walker finishes middle of the pack at state golf, Early discount on Event Site passes ends May 24, Softball team crushes Silverton, Baseball team edges 6A Jesuit

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HRVST Osprey see lots of success in opening summer meets

The Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey have started off their summer season with a bang.

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HRV track sends 24 to state after CRC meet

Eagles place second at league champs

At the beginning of the season, first-year Head Track Coach Brandon Bertram had a lot of questions about his team. The departure of almost all of his athletes from the boys’ 2016 squad that won HRV’s first-ever state track title, combined with fresh faces who had never stepped on a track for competition before, left those questions unanswered through the early part of the season.

Horizon track and field wraps up regular season, aims to repeat district success

The Horizon Christian track team wrapped up its regular season last week with an inspired performance at the Arlington Invitational that saw athletes set 14 personal records, as well as come home with three first-place finishes. Both the boys and the girls finished third out of the primarily 1A schools in attendance Saturday.

Sports Briefs for May 13

Horizon’s Ian Walker qualifies for state golf tourney; HRV baseball unloads on Pendleton; Gorge Sailing Team hosts state regatta Sunday

Horizon Christian senior Ian Walker qualified for the 3A/2A/1A state tournament after finishing fourth place during the Special District 1 tournament last week at Quail Valley in Banks, where Walker carded an 82 both days of competition for a two-day total of 164. “One excited guy,” his coach, Oscar Stenberg, said of Walker.

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Girls lax defeats Lincoln, finishes second in league

Fresh off a statement-making victory over Tualatin last week, the HRV girls lacrosse team added some more feathers to their caps Wednesday night, when they concluded their league schedule with a resounding 16-7 defeat of the Lincoln Cardinals in Hood River.

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HRV softball falls short of league title after doubleheader split with Pendleton

Eagles will host play-in game late next week, likely against Milwaukie

The Eagles softball team showed just how good they are Tuesday evening, splitting another doubleheader with No. 3 Pendleton, which gave the Eagles a split in the four-game season series with the Bucks — the first time that has happened since the 2013-14 season — and helped HRV keep their No. 5 5A ranking. HRV lost the first game 7-2, but took the second game 3-2.

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Boys LAX wraps up

The HRV boys lacrosse team had their final home games of the regular season this week, hosting Columbia League opponents Lincoln (12-6, 4-0), and Grant (11-3, 2-2).

Girls lax wins triple-OT thriller against Tualatin

Before HRV’s game Friday with Tualatin, Eagles Head Coach Andrew McElderry pointed to the nonleague contest against the 13-1 Timberwolves as “very telling as to where we truly stand in the state.”

McNerney throws a gem in 1-0 loss to Hermiston

With a chance to remain tied atop the Columbia River Conference softball standings with the No. 4 5A-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos, the HRV softball team simply needed to get a win over the struggling Hermiston Bulldogs.

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