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Hood River Valley sophomore Sean FitzSimons receives invites to international snowboarding competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Sean FitzSimons has been invited by US Snowboarding to represent the United States in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Junior World Championship for slopestyle in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. The FIS Snowboard Junior World Championship is a slopestyle event by invitation only taking, place March 26 to April 2.

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HRVST performs well at Region XII Champs

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent six swimmers to the 2017 Arena Oregon Swimming/Region XII Championships held at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham March 2-5.

Sports Briefs for March 15

Gorge Roller Girls bout on Saturday; Sports schedule updates

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Weather, field conditions muddy spring sports start

It’s a common issue for prep spring sports in the Pacific Northwest: schools west of the Cascades struggle to get games in during the earlier part of the season, as rainy weather makes playing surfaces unsafe.

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Pitching restriction policies in prep baseball now based on number of pitches

High school baseball rules now require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.

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LEARN BY DOING TRACK AND FIELD CLINIC

Hood River Valley High School javelin thrower Ian Fitzgerald, a junior, receives instruction from Scott Skipper during Saturday’s Learn By Doing Clinic at the high school.

Sports Briefs for March 11

Athletes named to All-Conference basketball teams; Oregon Cancer Ski Out March 12-13; Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort already exceeding season average snowfall; Erin Storie graces the podium at Cuba triathlon; Jestena Mattson wins Mountain West pentathlon

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HRV skiers first at state race

Girls place first, boys take second

The heads of HRV boys and girls ski team members were hanging Friday night at the conclusion of the state championships, not out of shame, but out of the sheer weight of all the medals they had draped around their necks.

High school softball rule changes focus on uniforms, equipment

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions to Rule 3 regarding uniforms, equipment and substitutions at a meeting in Indianapolis. These changes approved by the committee, along with one in Rule 1, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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DAY ONE AT OISRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

In keeping with past performances, the Hood River Valley High School ski team ruled the slopes on the first day of the state meet’s alpine competitions during what was a sunny, warm, and blustry Thursday at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

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Jason Shaner takes first at 5A state wrestling meet, sets school record

Grace Miller and Monique Verduzco take second in girls individual state competition

Jason Shaner’s stellar wrestling season ended on the highest note possible last weekend, when the junior swept the competition in the 126-pound weight bracket at the 5A state championships, and took home first place for the Eagles.

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Powder Valley ends Horizon girls’ standout season in second round of state tourney

The best girls basketball season in the history of Horizon Christian School came to end Saturday evening at the Hawks Nest in Hood River as visiting Powder Valley overcame a slow start and rolled Horizon 41-27 in the second round of the 1A state tournament.

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Boys place second, girls third at Nordic championship

Hood River Valley High School sent their best to compete in the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association’s state championship at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center last Friday. A total of 11 teams made it out from all over Oregon.

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Bitter loss to TD dashes HRV play-in hopes

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.

Horizon boys advance after Joseph upset

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.

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