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Horizon boys continuing to hold their own in the Big Sky Conference

Hawks get a much-needed win over the Condon/Wheeler Knights

Every win is important at this point, but Tuesday’s win over the Condon/Wheeler Knights by the Horizon boys basketball team was especially crucial considering the Big Sky Conference standings.

Sports Briefs for Feb. 4: Sports correction

A story in the Feb. 1 edition regarding the HRV ski team transposed the first and last names of Colson Zack.

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Shooting woes sink HRV girls in matchup with TD

CRC teams sweep HRV in first round

On paper, Tuesday’s contest with The Dalles offered the HRV girls basketball team one of the best opportunities to break The Eagles’ league win drought.

Horizon girls extend win streak to five

The Horizon girls basketball team steamrolled two opponents in a pair of weekend victories as they continued to build momentum for the upcoming Big Sky Conference playoffs. Horizon (13-5, 7-1 Big Sky) outscored league foes Condon/Wheeler and Sherman by a total margin of 131-50.

Hawk boys split to stay in district playoff contention

The Horizon boys basketball team split two weekend games to stay in contention for the upcoming Big Sky Conference playoffs. Horizon (9-10, 3-5 Big Sky) won 69-44 Friday on the road over the Condon/Wheeler Knights (8-8, 4-4). The Hawks, guided by Head Coach Darrin Lingel, then lost at home Saturday 68-55 to the second-ranked Sherman Huskies (14-4, 9-0).

Youth baseball camp starting

The Hood River Valley High School baseball team will be running an afterschool youth baseball camp every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-3:45 p.m. from Feb. 7-23 at the baseball/softball training facility.

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Halfway through the season, HRV skiers own the Mt. Hood League

Another race and another win for the HRV ski team this weekend shows that the Eagles are clearly the team to beat in the Mt. Hood League.

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Girls wrestling team has productive weekend during home matches

Girls take second at Elks tourney, boys place 10th

The annual Elks Wrestling Tournament marked another impressive performance by the HRV girls wrestling team, who have had quite the season as they head into their state qualifying competition this weekend. The Eagles headlined with first-place finishes by Grace Miller and Monique Verduzco — the former of whom received the Most Outstanding Wrestler award of the tournament — and placed second out of 28 teams that showed up to the event.

HRV Nordic shines in combined league race at Mount Bachelor

Spectators and racers enjoyed their first sunny day race of the season on Saturday at Mount Bachelor, finally racing in non-blizzard conditions.

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Wreagles do well at Madras, but falter in duals

Another busy weekend yielded some good performances for the HRV varsity wrestling team as they traveled to Madras to face many of their Special District 4 rivals at a tournament. Originally, the Eagles were going to travel to Stevenson for an invitational, but that was canceled.

Swim team sees success in CRC rematch

Fresh off an outstanding performance in last Saturday’s Hood River Invite (which turned into a Columbia River Conference championship preview after other schools dropped out of the meet), the HRV swim team faced off against Pendleton and The Dalles Wednesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. In combined scores, the boys and girls teams defeated CRC teams The Dalles 1091-765 and Pendleton 1064-731.

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Ski team flies past competition in Ski Bowl slalom

In keeping with the history of the school’s illustrious downhill program, the HRV alpine ski team has been dominating the slopes once again this season, most recently making short work of their competitors last Saturday during a Mt. Hood League slalom competition at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.

Slow start dooms Horizon boys at South Wasco County

Nearing the halfway point of their league schedule, the Horizon boys basketball team is currently in the bottom half of the Big Sky standings and as of Friday morning, occupied the sixth spot in the league — the last spot to get into the conference tournament held late next month.

Horizon girls make statement with win over Redsides

Hawks hang on for 33-30 victory at South Wasco

They’ve beaten Big Sky cellar-dwellers Ione and Mitchell/Spray with ease, but on Tuesday, players for the Horizon girls basketball team made a big statement when they pulled out a 33-30 road victory over the equally formidable South Wasco County Redsides (8-6, 5-2 league).

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HRV basketball teams can’t get past Hermiston

Girls lose 55-25, boys lose 69-61

The HRV girls and boys basketball teams both suffered their second league losses of the season on Thursday night, but in different fashions.


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