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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.

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Fast foursome finishes third at state swim

A small group of Hood River Valley High School varsity girls gave 5A swimming powerhouses Summit and Bend a run for their money this past weekend in the 2014 OSAA 5A state championships at Mt. Hood Community College.

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Hawks win Big Sky title

Totaro, Bloomster lead Horizon in team’s fourth straight championship

Following a near-perfect regular season in which they won 20 straight contests after a season-opening loss to Class 2A Irrigon, the Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team continued its stellar success in league playoffs over the weekend. The No. 1-ranked Hawks (22-1 overall, 9-0 Big Sky West Division), guided by coach Darrin Lingel, captured a fourth consecutive district title with a 74-64 win over the Ione Cardinals Saturday at Hermiston High School.

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DeHart, Marquez are district champs, HRV wrestling sending nine to state

Hood River Valley Eagles’ 152-pounder Andrew DeHart stepped on to the mat Saturday night and cast a razor’s-edge glare at his opponent, Franklin High’s Navene Binder. As a senior, this was DeHart’s last chance to accomplish a thus-far elusive goal of claiming a district title, so finishing runner-up like last year just wasn’t an option.

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Wiley leads HRV Nordic with state skate win

In just four years, the Hood River Valley Nordic team has gone from a fledgling group of high school skiers with little experience and hodgepodge gear to a top contender in the Oregon High School Nordic Organization’s winter racing circuit.

HRV ski team expecting league sweep

With the final league race of the season Saturday at Skibowl and league awards to follow the same day, Hood River Valley High School Ski Team is all but assured a clean sweep in both team and individual league championship honors.

Sports briefs for Feb. 22

A busy weekend for high school sports; Free youth golf clinics March 8 and 22; HRVHS snowboard team competes

One week remains in HRV hoops season

Tuesday’s basketball game at Hood River Valley High School was an entertaining evening, from national anthem to final buzzer. However, the Eagle boys remain winless for the season after the 66-35 defeat by the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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Eight to state for HRV swimming

HRV swimming claims 11 titles at conference meet

Hood River Valley High School swimming will send eight team members to compete in this OSAA 5A boys and girls swimming state championships this weekend at Mt. Hood Community College.

Seniors combine for 35 points in Horizon win

Hawks’ senior night honors Totaro, Requa, Engel and Mann

In their final regular season home game, the Horizon Christian Hawks boys basketball team honored its quartet of seniors prior to Friday’s Big Sky Conference match-up against the Sherman Huskies.

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Four-of-four HRV grapplers qualify for girls state tourney

Jessica DeHart, Peyton Rigert, Joanna Endow and Jenna Powell competed Sunday in the OSAA girls high school state wrestling qualifier tournament at Parkrose High School, and with fourth place or higher finishers, all will represent Hood River Valley High School wrestling at the Memorial Coliseum in two weeks as part of the upcoming OSAA state wrestling championships.

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Horizon remembers Rick Aldrich with new athletic award

2013 grad Katie Tolbert and senior Matt Totaro honored Friday

Horizon Christian School athletes Katie Tolbert and Matt Totaro are the first recipients of the Rick Aldrich Coaches Award.

Worst-case averted for PPS athletes

Potential teacher strike threatened school sports, but athletes will play on

While a major storm brews between Portland Public Schools, its teachers and some 48,000 students caught in the middle of an impassioned labor dispute, the threat of a teacher strike in the city had Hood River Valley High School administration and coaches preparing for potential impacts it would have on HRV athletes and the winter sports season.