They’ve won two state titles in as many years and haven’t lost a game since 2013, but this year’s HRV boys soccer team isn’t taking anything for granted as they aim for a third-straight 5A championship.
Hills, mud holes and changing terrain help define cross country, a sport in which runners have to adapt to variations in courses and the very topography of competition, from one meet to the next. Those often-messy physical realities make two things all the more critical for a cross country squad: expectations for training regimen and race strategy, along with team cohesion.
The girls water polo team had a breakout season in 2015, finishing third in the state tournament after not winning in a single game in their inaugural 2014 campaign and appear to have picked up where they left off last season, pummeling David Douglas 15-2 in the Eagles’ away opener on Tuesday.
They may have lost some key players due to graduation, but the boys water polo team, steadily growing over the past few years, showed they are stronger than ever earlier this week during HRV’s debut against David Douglas, during which the Eagles outplayed the 6A team, cruising to an 18-7 victory on the road.
The HRV girls volleyball team got right back into it this week with their first contests of the season, and wound up with a 2-0 record after their first two games.
The Hood River Valley Eagles are hoping to build on the remarkable success they enjoyed a year ago, when they advanced to the Class 5A football state playoffs. The Eagles have an optimistic outlook and they’re hoping to duplicate their success in 2016.
Frosh home game canceled Thursday; Tennis Gala happens Sept. 15-17; HRMGA concludes season on Sept. 18
Hood River Valley High School senior Daisy Dolan holds her prize, a garden gnome, from Saturday’s cross country opening race at Wilsonville.
Coach Caleb Sperry (above) and his staff are busy prepping the 2016 Eagle football team for a new season.
Optimism feeds returning champs’ new season
The defending Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley Eagles volleyball team begins the season with a tremendous amount of optimism, while the squad is hopeful of continuing the momentum that they had a year ago.
Sports schedule update, Third Annual Uphill Challenge results, and Roy Webster Cross-Channel swim coming up
Volleyball, football, cross country, boys soccer, and girls soccer scrimmage next week; water polo the week after
Hood River Valley High School athletic teams have been enduring the hot weather all week in preparation for the start of the fall sports season that kicks off next week with some preseason scrimmages.
Uphill Challenge Saturday at Mt. Hood Meadows; Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge going on this weekend; more
The Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame Committee has made its selections for the 2016 class of athletes who will be inducted during next month’s Hall of Fame game and weekend celebration that runs Sept. 23 and 24 (see the end of the article for more information on those events).
The annual Blue and Gold night will return Friday, Aug. 19 .
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