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Eagle softball run to the top stopped one game short of state finals

“Hold your heads up. Hold your heads up,” coach Eric Keller told his girls Tuesday evening outside the dugout, as a strong west wind swirled dust devils around the infield of the Hood River Valley Eagles’ home ballpark.

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Schlosser, Webber named HRV Athletes of the Year

Seniors Anna Schlosser and Wyatt Webber were named Hood River Valley High School Athletes of the Year last week during an assembly to kick off the school’s year-end Luau festivities. The annual distinction is awarded to the top outgoing male and female students and is voted on by HRVHS athletics coaches based on criteria such as personal performance and accomplishments, as well as team leadership, community service and GPA.

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Veatch homer sends Eagles to state semis

The Hood River Valley Eagles advanced to the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires softball state semifinals for the first time in 17 years after surviving a challenge from the tough Willamette Wolverines to get a 1-0 win in the 5A quarterfinals Friday at Westside Elementary School.

HRV baseball continues Cinderella post-season

Team makes state semis for first time since 1993

You can’t call these boys Cinderella, but their story is turning out to be just that.

Sports briefs for June 4

HRV lacrosse season ends; Roller Girls’ last home bout; Dirty Harlots host bike team fundraiser; CSRT hosts Mountain Bike Club camps

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HRV lax on quest for first Cascade Cup

Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse extended its season at least through the weekend with a commanding 19-0 win at home Wednesday night against Rex Putnam in the inaugural Cascade Cup tournament. The win advanced the team to a Saturday night game at Canby in the 16-team bracket’s quarterfinal round.

Eagle baseball: Underdogs pull off big-time upset

No. 14 HRV defeats No. 3 Springfield to advance to 5A playoff quarterfinals

Eagle baseball pulled off a big-time win Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the OSAA 5A state championships. HRV, seeded No. 14 in the 16-team bracket after winning a play-in game last week at Bend, upset Springfield with a 5-2 win to advance to the tournament quarterfinals and knock the No. 3 seed out of the tournament on their home turf.

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Eagles punish Bowmen, advance to playoff quarterfinals Friday evening

The Hood River Valley Eagles (21-6) have the momentum of a locomotive after their 8-0 win over the Sherwood Bowmen (9-17) in a Class 5A first-round state playoff contest Wednesday at Westside Elementary School.

HRV baseball wins play-in game

Eagles weather Storm to advance to state bracket

Despite being underdogs in Friday’s 5A baseball play-in matchup on the road against the 14th-ranked Summit Storm (15-10), the 19th-ranked Hood River Valley Eagles (11-15) claimed a huge 10-0 win to earn themselves a spot in the 16-team state championship bracket.

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Mattson, Barajas defend titles at 5A track and field championships

Sebastian Barajas and Jestena Mattson successfully defended state titles over the weekend at the 2014 OSAA 5A State Track and Field Championships to help propel Hood River Valley High School to ninth- and fifth-place team finishes in the season finale at Eugene’s Hayward Field.

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Bloomster, Kempf lead Hawks at state track

Horizon Christian School’s third season of track and field ended Friday with a 10th-place finish for the Hawk boys at the Class 1A state championships.

Sports briefs for May 24

All-Conference baseball, softball teams announced; HRV softball, lacrosse host playoff games May 28; Gorge FC hosts Spartans Saturday

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HRV girls end tennis season at districts

While the Hood River girls tennis team didn’t get the “luck of the draw” at last week’s 5A Special District 1 Championships in Sunriver, where six out of the seven HRV players were bracketed against seeded players in the first round, they rose to the challenge and their play reached a pinnacle for the season as they went on to dominate the consolation rounds.

Kuechmann finishes mid-pack at state golf

Hood River Valley High’s Dan Kuechmann shot a two-day total of 165 — 21 over par — to finish in a tie for 32nd place at last week’s OSAA 5A state golf championships at Banks’ Quail Valley Golf Course. Crescent Valley sophomore Kevin Geniza won the tournament with a three-over-par total of 147.

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Wrestling update

In a unique mix of fun in the sun and hard-headed competition, the Hood River Marina was host to the 2014 Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships last weekend. On a smooth strip of beach jutting into the Columbia River, wrestlers were paired into general age and weight categories and competed in the unique format of wrestling with rules similar to those of the Japanese Sumo style.