School Sports


HRVHS announces December athletes of the month

The Hood River Valley High School Athletics Department has released their athletes of the month for December: Noah Wachsmuth and Payton Rigert, representing HRV wrestling, and Marlie Bloomster, representing the HRV girls basketball team.

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HRV girls wrestling team ties for 12th at Kelso, Wash., tournament

The HRV girls wrestling competed at a 32-person bracketed, 64-team tournament at Kelso High School in Washington last weekend. The Eagles one of two teams from Oregon, tied for 12th place after two days of wrestling.

HRV girls make it two in a row with defeat of Jefferson

Game management helps put Eagles over Democrats

Tenacity, banging the boards, and good game management on Saturday night in Portland allowed the HRV girls basketball team to do something it hadn’t been able to do thus far this season: string a pair of wins together — road wins, no less.

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HRV SWIMMING: Girls take second, boys fifth at TD invite

Team captains Dhani Freeland and Cameron Marquez-Villegas at HRV’s first home meet

The HRV swim team hasn’t had many chances to show its stuff this season, with about half of the team’s scheduled meets having been canceled due to various reasons.

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Hawk boys get ‘wake-up call’ in Sherman loss

Girls lose to Sherman and Condon/Wheeler; boys have rare league loss but defeat Condon/Wheeler

As five-time and defending Big Sky Conference Champions, the Horizon Christian boys basketball team opened its 14-game Class 1A regular season schedule with a weekend split. On Friday, the 13th-ranked Hawks (1-1 Big Sky, 4-6 overall) lost 69-39 at home to the sixth-ranked Sherman Huskies (2-0, 7-4).

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HRV Nordic boys take third, girls take second at Teacup

Grey jays leapt from branches, swooping in to steal bits of pastries as the main square outside the Teacup’s Ray Garey Cabin bustled with ski enthusiasts. A vibrant gathering of junior racers, coaches and their parents — all visually and verbally expressing their excitement — crowded around waxing benches, contemplating temperature and wax effectiveness.

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Eagles rock Bulldogs in ‘Battle of the Bridge’

The “Battle of the Bridge” trophy will once against stay on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, as the HRV wrestling team once again trounced the Stevenson Bulldogs in the annual contest Wednesday evening in Hood River.

HRV starts road stint with a win

HRV girls defeat 6A McKay, 26-21, for first win over an Oregon team

The HRV girls basketball team got a much-needed win Wednesday evening in Salem, where a stout Eagles defense more than made up for a lackluster offense, helping HRV defeat the McKay Scots, 26-21.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 9

Youth Hoop Shoot Jan. 18; Snowboard team fundraiser Jan. 13

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Celebrating 10 years of Teacup’s Ray Garey Cabin

The sky was a bright gray and the snow was a crisp white as I skated my way to the lodge from the overflowing parking lot.

HRV Basketball: Absence of lead scorers hampers struggling Eagles in weekend games

The Hood River Valley High Eagles girls basketball team continued its early season struggles in a 39-22 nonleague loss to the Kelso, Wash., Hilanders Saturday in Hood River. The Eagles, guided by Coach Scott Walker, played most of the game without their best player, senior Marlie Bloomster.

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HRV wrestlers individually shine at NW duals

The HRV varsity wrestling team earned 16th place in the 36-team NW Duals competition at the Lane County Fair & Expo Center in Albany last week. On the first day, the Eagles were 3-2 beating Woodburn, Cleveland, and Tigard, while losing to David Douglas and Churchill. That result earned HRV the 16th seed in the championship 16-team bracket on the second day.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 6

Swim meet canceled; Horizon Christian basketball games canceled

Eagles empty-handed at Barlow tourney

Turnovers and an injury to a key player hampered Hood River Valley Eagles in this week’s tournament at Sam Barlow High School.

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Wrestling class successful

The November/December Hood River County School District Community Education wrestling class had a successful ending just before the Winter break. The