School Sports


Eagles baseball team looking to make another deep 5A playoff run

The two-time Columbia River Conference and defending 5A baseball state champion Hood River Valley Eagles begin their quest for a repeat when they host an OSAA first-round state tournament contest at 4:30 p.m. May 25.

HRV tennis teams’ seasons come to an end at Special District 1 championships

Both the girls and the boys tennis teams’ seasons came to an end last weekend at the Special District 1 championships, held in Bend for the girls and Hermiston for the boys, where neither team had players that qualified for the 5A state tournament.

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Barajas shatters 5A discus record on first throw at state

EUGENE — Hood River Valley High School senior thrower Sebastian Barajas couldn’t have asked for a better start to his trip to Hayward Field for the 5A track and field state championships.

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Horizon boys repeat as Big Sky district track and field champions

Hawks come from behind to take title by winning the meet’s final event, the 4x400-meter relay

It was fitting that a couple of Andy Hung’s teammates briefly lifted him on their shoulders after it was announced that Horizon Christian School’s boys track and field team had successfully defended its Big Sky district title Saturday in Moro. That symbolic victory ride culminated a roller-coaster, seven hours of teammates supporting teammates through the usual highs and lows of a championship event, which after all was said and done, was decided by two points and a photo finish.

Sports Briefs for May 18

HRV girls lax team to host playoff game Thursday; Softball team closes out season with loss to The Dalles; HRV baseball drops game, but not ranking in bizarre no-hitter with The Dalles; Correction on HRV track story

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HRV senior Payton Rigert named Oregon’s Outstanding Female Wrestler of the Year

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award for the Outstanding Female Wrestler of the Year in Oregon goes to three-time girls wrestling state champ and Hood River Valley High School senior, Payton Rigert. She is the daughter of Trey and Deona Rigert.

HRV boys lax team splits weekend games, hangs onto playoff berth

Eagles lose to Grant, defeat Hermiston; looked to secure playoff spot in finale with La Salle Tuesday

Weekend games did little to improve or hurt HRV’s standing in the boys lacrosse playoff race, creating a situation that left little margin of error for the Eagles heading into the final game of the regular season.

HRV boys track and field repeats as Columbia River Conference champions

Boys place first, girls third at district championships; athletes head to 5A state champs

The Eagles boys track team once again took top honors at the Columbia River Conference championships this year, squeaking out a win by three points over second-place Hermiston. The girls placed first, losing by 44 points to Hermiston and narrowly losing to Pendleton by 3.5 points.

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Hood River Valley boys lacrosse snaps losing streak with first league win

The HRV boys lacrosse team’s five-game losing streak came to an end Tuesday night with a much-needed win over the Cleveland Warriors — the Eagles’ first league victory of the season.

Sports Briefs for May 14

Jocelyn Pedrotti to play water polo at U of Redlands; Horizon hosts color run May 27; Horizon golf season ends at districts; Tyrone Stintzi signs to Clackamas CC for track; Girls and boys HRV golf seasons also end at districts

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JV girls lax team concludes perfect season

If the current HRV junior varsity girls lacrosse team is any indicator of what the future holds for the school’s varsity program, get ready to see the Eagles’ trophy case fill up.

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Hood River Valley baseball team grabs second-consecutive CRC title

Eagles win a pair of one-run games against Bucks, Bulldogs

For the second year in a row, the HRV Eagles are the Columbia River Conference baseball championships.

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Late-inning losses sink Hood River Valley softball’s playoff hopes

Eagles eliminated after tough losses to Pendleton, Hermiston

So many times this season, the HRV softball team has put together good innings against teams in a tough conference, but has struggled to develop a killer instinct that would allow the young Eagles squad to put away games for good.

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Hood River Valley girls lax closes out season with a win, waits for news of playoff opponent

Closing out what has been the winningest girls lacrosse season in the history of the HRV program, the Eagles girls lax team added another win to their pile Monday night, defeating the Central Catholic Rams, 10-5, on Senior Night in Hood River. It was the second win in as many games against the Rams for HRV.

After a string of losses, boys lax fights to stay in playoff race

A season that started with high promise for the HRV boys lacrosse team continued its downward trend last week as the Eagles lost two crucial league games, including a second overtime loss to a league opponent.


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