The 24-second shot clock has been a staple of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1954, when it was first used in a game in Syracuse, N.Y., to ameliorate “stall ball” tactics that were slowing down the game and making it less enjoyable for fans. The National College Athletic Association (NCAA) introduced a 45-second clock in the mid-1980s and has reduced time periodically over the years — most recently a couple years ago when the NCAA bumped it down to 30 seconds.
Eagles sweep in sets, win 32 of 35 games
The girls varsity tennis team hasn’t seen much time on the courts this season, as the weather has forced practices indoors for almost all of the preseason, as well as the postponement of multiple matches.
Eagles defeat Hermiston 8-6 on the road in season opener
The past few years, the HRV boys varsity lacrosse team has been steadily improving.
The HRV track and field team placed well and dropped numerous personal records (PR) during their annual trip to the East County Classic in Gresham on Friday.
After competing in season-opening tournaments a week ago, a young HRV golf team is confident they’ll improve and enjoy some success in Columbia River Conference events this year.
Eagles softball defeats Sandy and Reynolds, rises to a top 10 OSAA 5A ranking
The HRV softball team put together great performances in the Eagles’ second week of play and were rewarded for their efforts, defeating Sandy and then 6A Reynolds to rise to a 3-2 record heading into spring break. And though it’s too early in the season to be putting much stock in OSAA rankings, the Eagles have to be happy about achieving a No. 9 spot in the 5A standings at the end of the week.
The HRV baseball team roared back from consecutive losses late last week with a victory over Sandy on Tuesday, taking down the Pioneers 4-0 at Traner Field in what was the Eagles’ first shutout of the season. The Eagles followed that up with an even better performance Thursday on the road at 6A Reynolds, clobbering the Raiders 7-0.
Eagles beat Beaverton for first win of 2017
Wet conditions didn’t put a damper on the HRV girls lacrosse team Tuesday night in Hood River, where the Eagles beat the Beaverton Beavers by a double-digit margin to get their first win of the season.
The Horizon track team squeezed in another meet in between rain clouds at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday afternoon, competing against primarily HRV junior varsity athletes, along with those from Dufur and Klickitat.
Sports correction; Tennis matches canceled
Team loses hard-fought opener to Jesuit
It will be hard to top last season for the HRV girls lacrosse team. The Eagles ended the regular season with an 11-3 record, the best in the history of the program, and capped that effort by running the table in the playoffs and winning the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association’s first-ever Navy Championship.
Boys lose 9-1 to Wilsonville, girls lose 11-1 to Sam Barlow
The HRV varsity baseball and softball teams couldn’t get much going offensively in their first away games of the season, with the baseball team (1-2) losing 9-1 to the Wilsonville Wildcats (3-0) Friday evening and the softball team (1-2) dropping their Saturday contest against the 6A Sam Barlow Bruins (2-0), played at Sandy High, by a score of 11-1.
The HRV boys varsity tennis team may have lost a whopping seven varsity players from last year’s team, but the Eagles didn’t let that faze them in their season opener Thursday in St. Helens, edging the Lions 74-61 on games won after the teams tied on both points and sets won.
The HRV track and field team had one of its most successful seasons ever last year, particularly for the boys, who took home a 5A state title — a first for the school’s track and field program.
The Horizon Christian track and field team opened up competition over the weekend at the Mullen-Leavitt invitational in The Dalles, mixing it up with small Oregon and Washington schools, as well as The Dalles and HRV in what was a non-scored meet.