Hood River Valley Eagles defeat South Albany, Sandy, and Summit to win first 5A state title in program history
They may have started from the bottom in 2014, but now they’re here.
Another fall sports season is winding down for Hood River Valley High School, concluding this weekend with the HRV Eagles girls water polo, who are aiming for the team’s first-ever state tournament victory.
No. 9 La Salle upsets No. 1 HRV, advances to semis on penalty kicks
For the past three years, they’ve been unstoppable. Perennial leaders of the Columbia River Conference. Back-to-back 5A state champions. Fifty-one straight games without a loss.
In their first state tournament appearance since 1993, the HRV girls volleyball team came home with a wealth of experience — and a sixth-place trophy to boot.
The HRV boys and girls cross country teams were predicted to finish near the top of the heap at the end of the season and at Saturday’s state championship meet in Eugene, there were no surprises.
HRV wins 21-2 advances to double-elimination tourney
During the regular season, the HRV girls water polo had a blowout victory in nearly every contest — defeating teams by such large margins that Head Coach Kellie Dunn feared the Eagles’ game could atrophy by the time they faced some stiffer competition in the state playoffs.
A young HRV boys water polo team saw its season come to an end Thursday evening in Corvallis as the No. 5 Eagles lost a tough one to No. 4 Ashland, 10-7, failing to advance to the double-elimination round of the tournament for the first time since the 2013 season.
No. 1 Eagles beat No. 16 Kingsmen 2-1, host No. 9 La Salle this Saturday at 1 p.m.
It was chippy, it was physical, and it wasn’t pretty, but in a first-round matchup with Rex Putnam Wednesday night, the HRV boys soccer team continued to do what they’ve done all season: win.
Eagles shutout 2-0 by Hillsboro Spartans in first-round match in Hood River
A season that started with big goals and high hopes for the HRV girls soccer team came to a bitter end Tuesday night at Henderson Community Stadium.
Heading to Hillsboro: HRV volleyball breaks decades-long state tourney drought with playoff win over Ashland
Last year, the HRV volleyball celebrated the end of its breakout season by winning the team’s first conference title in 27 years. And last weekend, building on what they started last season, the Eagles ended another longstanding drought.
In their final game of the season, the Hood River Valley Eagles faced their most formidable opponent all year: the defending 5A football state champions and top-ranked Summit Storm.
Playoff update for high school athletics: Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School.
HRV gets payback against Reynolds and wins the Mt. Hood Conference
In their inaugural season in 2014, they didn’t win a game.
Calm, cool, cloudy weather. Home course advantage. Solid racing all season long.
Grab 10 wins or more? Check (make it 11).
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