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Hawks eye district playoff berths

Boys and girls teams split weekend Big Sky games, but close in on post-season appearance

The Horizon boys captured their fourth consecutive victory with a 56-43 home win over the Condon Wheeler Knights Friday in Hood River. The No. 14 Hawks (8-10, 5-4 Big Sky) then traveled to Moro Saturday for a tough matchup versus the league-leading, 1A fourth-ranked Sherman Huskies (15-4, 9-0), who snapped Horizon’s win streak, though, with a 58-45 win.

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Blazers honor HRV boys soccer

The HRV boys varsity soccer team was present at a Portland Trail Blazers game Sunday night.

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Last hurrah: Senior wrestlers shine in final home matches

The Hood River Valley High School gymnasium was packed to the rafters Friday evening for the HRV varsity wrestling team’s final dual match of the season. The Eagles were unable to pull out a win against the visiting Bend Lava Bears, losing 50-24 against their Special District 4 opponents.

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HRV snaps 11-game losing streak with huge win over Hermiston

It may still be winter in the Columbia River Gorge, but on Thursday night, the HRV boys basketball team was able to lift a different kind of a cloud that has been hanging over Vannet Court and the Eagles for most of the 2015-16 season.

Horizon boys get upset in win over No.2 Damascus

Hawks show a little grit n’ grind, beating the Valley 10’s Eagles on the road, 66-62

The Horizon Christian boys basketball team had what was undoubtedly its most impressive win of the season when the Hawks upset the No. 2 team in 1A, the Damascus Christian Eagles, 66-62, Monday night in Damascus.

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HRV Snowboard Team ready to ride

After last year’s late start and abbreviated season, the Hood River Valley Snowboard Team is looking forward to hitting the slopes once again.

Horizon grabs big Big Sky wins

That familiar swagger and confidence has returned for the five-time defending Big Sky Conference Champion Horizon Christian Hawks boys basketball team. After getting two blowout wins over the weekend, the Hawks will now begin the second half of their Big Sky Conference season with the momentum they’ll need for what they’re hoping will be another successful Class 1A district playoff run in February.

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Eagles run into Buckaroo buzz saw in Friday games

Boys lose 82-54 at home, girls lose 81-34 on the road

The Pendleton Buckaroos didn’t do any favors for two HRV teams looking to gain traction at the start of league play Friday night, with the team’s formidable shooting proving too much for either Eagle squad to overcome. In Hood River, the Buck boys defeated HRV, 82-54, and in the east, the Pendleton girls’ equally potent offense caused problems for the Eagles, who lost 81-34.

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The HRV varsity wrestling team hosted Pendleton Thursday night and honored alumni of the Eagles’ wrestling program.

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Girls grab second, boys fifth at XC Oregon Invite

Thirty degrees and clear, crisp and beautiful, the freshly groomed trails were etched with ice. The XC Oregon Classic Invitational at Mt. Bachelor’s nordic center was last Saturday. With competition fierce, racers were given a 5k to prove their mettle (or wax).

HRV Girls swim team crushes competition

Girls place first, boys fifth at HR Invite

The HRVHS swim team is in peak form as it enters the twilight stretch of its 2015-16 season, illustrated by the team’s performance at the Hood River Invite this past weekend.

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Horizon girls making strides with win over South Wasco Redsides

Horizon looks to build momentum after defeating the Redsides for the first time in nearly four years

A program that has struggled to find some success in recent years made a big statement Tuesday night, when the Horizon Hawks (4-8, 2-3 league) defeated the South Wasco County Redsides (7-7, 2-3 league) in Hood River by a score of 36-22.

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Ethan Evans’ 23 points not enough to upset rollin’ Redsides

Horizon loses in challenging matchup to 1A’s fourth-ranked South Wasco

The Horizon boys basketball program’s Big Sky Conference dynasty continues to be challenged this season in league games and took another hit Tuesday evening as the No. 22 Hawks (4-9, 2-3) couldn’t pull out the upset against a challenging South Wasco squad (13-2, 4-1 league). The No. 4 Redsides defeated the Hawks 58-49 in Hood River.

Nonleague schedule gives way to tough CRC matchups for HRV girls

The nonleague schedule for the HRV girls basketball team drew to a close Tuesday night and with it, another difficult loss to a 6A team that the Eagles had to put behind them as they prepared for their Columbia River Conference debut against the Pendleton Buckaroos (4-9) on the road Friday.

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Girls wrestling obliterates the competition at Redmond’s Dual Meet Championships

Eagles go 13-0, defeat Elmira

The HRV girls wrestling team had by far its most dominant performance of the season Friday evening, when it swept Eugene’s Elmira High School during the second annual Girls Dual Meet Championships at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.