Final games of regular season are next week
The Pendleton Buckaroos scored early and often to win a pivotal matchup Tuesday night on their home court against the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team. The 72-60 outcome, fueled by Buckaroo Wes Persinger’s game-high 22 points, breaks the tie for the lead and establishes the pecking order in the Columbia River Conference with a week left in regular-season action.
Hood River Valley High School varsity swimmers claimed 15 district titles Saturday on their way to a commanding performance at the 2015 Columbia River Conference swimming championship at the Hood River Aquatic Center.
Marquez, Shaner, Manzo, Jones finish in top-four for trip to state championships
Christian Marquez, Junior Manzo, Jason Shaner and Angel Jones are headed to the OSAA 5A State Wrestling Championships.
Road game Tuesday was biggest of league season
With a 74-64 win Friday night at The Dalles, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is all but guaranteed an appearance in the 5A state championships; the mission now will shift from simply qualifying for a post-season to earning the best possible ranking going into the tournament, and from simply staying afloat in a rebuilding year to claiming the first Columbia River Conference title in team history.
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The powerhouse 1A No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School boys basketball team steamrolled two more opponents over the weekend to conclude its Big Sky Conference schedule with a perfect 14-0 record.
HRV boys basketball in three-way tie for first in conference
Led by Dallas Buckley’s 16 points and Skyler Hunter’s 14, the Hood River Valley Eagles’ varsity boys basketball team gave Hermiston a taste of good old-fashioned revenge Tuesday night at Vannet Court.
The Teacup Nordic Junior Racing Team is a cross-country skiing team that trains regularly at Teacup Lake Nordic Club on Mount Hood. The team trains year-round to race at Junior National Qualifier races around the Pacific Northwest. By earning five qualifying times, an individual can join the Pacific Northwest all-star team and compete at Junior Nationals in Truckee, Calif.
Hawks pull off key comeback vs. Rangers
The 1A No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School varsity boys basketball team continued to dominate the Big Sky Conference as it notched two more wins last week to extend their conference win streak to 44 games. Horizon (11-0 Big Sky, 19-3 overall) won 58-25 Friday at Arlington (1-10, 3-18), followed by a 54-45 come-from-behind home win Saturday over the No. 11 ranked Dufur Rangers (9-2, 13-7).
Hood River Valley High School senior Patrick Crompton has been selected as one of 16 Oregon high school football players to be honored next month as a top scholar athlete at the 54th annual Portland Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet.
The Hood River Valley Nordic team traveled to Bend over the weekend, where it found enough snow to continue the season’s OHSNO league race series. The race was originally scheduled for Mt. Hood, and was planned to be a “Pursuit” style race with both classic and skate legs, but the lack of snowpack and dire weather predictions forced a move to central Oregon, where the mountains have a bit more snow.
Six Hood River Valley High School wrestlers traveled to Cottage Grove High School on Saturday for the annual Oregon womens state wrestling qualifier, and after a full day of wrestling, the Eagles had two champions, five state qualifiers and a new trophy hailing them the top female high school wrestling team in the state for the 2014-15 season.
A thrilling Columbia River Conference matchup between league title contenders Hood River Valley and Pendleton resembled the intensity and atmosphere of the state finals, with a near capacity Vannet Court crowd providing the Eagles an emotional boost as they took on the No. 12 ranked Buckaroos.
In their final tournament of the season before this weekend’s 5A Special District 4 Championships (Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Hood River), Hood River Valley High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Oregon City on Saturday for a nine-team tournament.
What a difference a year makes.
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