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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

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2015: THE YEAR IN SPORTS

For both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School, 2015 will go down as one of the most successful years for athletics in either school’s history. Records were smashed, state and conference titles were won, and teams that had struggled in past years suddenly found themselves in the playoffs.

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Improving play not enough to help HRV through back-to-back against St. Helens and Woodburn

The Eagles girls basketball team had an unusually compressed schedule this week, playing in the team’s only non-tournament back-to-back this season, with a game at home against St. Helens on Monday, then another in Woodburn Tuesday night. The HRV girls continued to improve elements of their game, but the wins still proved elusive, with the Eagles dropping both games to go 1-7 heading into the holiday break.

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HRV girls wrestling has good showing at Hanford Cup

The HRV girls wrestling team traveled to Richland, Wash., earlier this week to get one more tournament in before the holidays hit, competing in the Hanford Girls Winter Cup at Hanford High School.

Horizon boys lose to Stanfield

The Hawks boys basketball team (2-4) wasn’t able to get revenge against Stanfield Monday night and fell to the Tigers (5-1), 59-42, for the second time this season.