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Spring sports get underway with four home games Monday

Hood River Valley High School athletics kicked off the spring sports season with a frenzy of activity Monday afternoon, when Eagle baseball, softball, boys lacrosse and girls tennis all hosted their first contests of the season. As follows are brief reports from each of the events.

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Spring sports are up and running

Baseball, lacrosse, tennis host home contests Monday

This week’s gorgeous sunny weather was an appropriate signal of the start of spring sports seasons, which are already well under way, and coaches and athletes are busy working out the kinks and establishing rosters in preparation for early-season contests just a few days away.

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Hawks can’t stop ‘Goliath’ Columbia Christian lineup

Horizon basketball ends 25-2 season runner-up at 1A state tournament

Religious connotations seem appropriate for a basketball game featuring two Christian schools, an “Ark” and a pre-game prayer circle with both teams holding hands. For good measure, each roster had a Luke, one had a Matthew and there’s no doubt Mark and John were represented somewhere in the sweltering Baker City High gymnasium Saturday night.

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HRV ski team second at state

Lamer, Clark top individual results, teamwork leads to No. 2 finish

Skiers battled changing weather, high winds, low visibility and variable course conditions last week in the 2014 Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships at Mt. Hood Meadows.

Horizon topples Imbler in state tourney

First-round win paired Hawks with Crosshill Christian in Friday semifinal

BAKER CITY – Top-ranked Horizon Christian School shook off some first-quarter cobwebs Thursday and methodically dismantled third-ranked Imbler 67-47 in the opening round of the Class 1A state basketball tournament at Baker City High School.

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FitzSimons, Bergemann earn overall titles, HRV freestyle team cleans house

Hood River Valley High School ski team was at Mt. Hood Meadows all week for the 2104 Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing state championships

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HRV wrestling’s Christian Marquez claims 5A 126-pound state title

In a thrilling season finale Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum, Hood River Valley High School wrestler Christian Marquez countered an outside single leg attempt, dug his toes into the mat and powered through the off-positioned Matt Hofenbredl of Dallas.

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Eagles place four of eight at state, two girls earn titles

Marquez first, Peterson fifth, DeHart and Swafford sixth

Hood River Valley High School wrestling sent eight guys and four girls to the weekend’s OSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Memorial Coliseum, where 12 mats stretched across the arena floor and the constant echo of commotion set the stage for two days of action-packed and emotion-filled wrestling.

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Hawks head to Baker City

Horizon basketball boys play in 1A state tourney this week as No. 1 seed

For the Horizon Christian High Hawks, participating in high school basketball’s version of “March Madness” is something that they’ve become accustomed to in recent years, and this year is no different.

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HRV ski team sweeps league results, moves on to state this week

As expected, Saturday’s OISRA Mt. Hood Ski League end-of-season ceremony was dominated by Hood River Valley High School boys and girls ski teams, who claimed first-place awards in every team and individual category.

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HRV snowboard team fundraises for state

Ethan Field led the Hood River Valley snowboard team this past Sunday in Oregon Interscholastic Snowboard Association action at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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HRVHS ski team lists lineup for upcoming OISRA championships

Although not officially announced until this weekend, Hood River Valley High School varsity boys and girls ski teams are poised to repeat as Mt. Hood League champions.

In store this week

Winter sports are quickly coming to a close, but not before a blizzard of activity to end the season with excitement.

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Vexing seasons end for Eagles hoops

Skyler Hunter had a team-high 13 points Tuesday in what ended as the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team’s closest game of the year. The 49-44 loss against The Dalles-Wahtonka was the last home contest of the season for the Eagles; it was meant to be senior night, but with five juniors and eight sophomores on the roster, the pregame ceremony was omitted.

HRV baseball fundraiser March 1

The Hood River Valley High School baseball progam is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, March 1, at Springhouse Cellar at 5:30 p.m.