School Sports


HRV Nordic team finishes season

The HRV Nordic team traveled to Mt. Bachelor for their state Nordic meet on Friday and Sat, Feb. 27 -28.

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With fourth consecutive win, Dehart makes HRV history

Jessica Dehart made history on Saturday by winning her fourth consecutive OSAA state wrestling championship at 106 lbs.

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Hard work pays off for Nordic standouts

Teacup Nordic standouts Nils Engbersen and Sam Wiley were on the road last weekend for a Junior National qualifier race in Spokane. Both skiers placed high enough to represent the Pacific Northwest at next month’s Junior Nationals race at Donner Pass, Calif.

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HRV basketball defeats The Dalles, claims second in CRC

For seniors Dan Kuechmann, Austin Clarke, Scottie Ziegner, Kam Walker, Brandon Campos, Kaydin Gibbs and Colin Tegman, it turns out Tuesday’s senior night matchup against The Dalles won’t be their final home game in the Eagle uniform.

Sports Briefs for Feb. 28

New Hood River News sports contact; Middle school track coaches needed; Hawks host 7 p.m. playoff game Friday

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Hawks win Big Sky

Hawks 48, Huskies 47

The No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian Hawks boys basketball team won its fifth straight Big Sky Conference title with two district playoff wins over the weekend at Hermiston High School.

Freeland leads HRV girls; team fourth at state swimming

Dhani Freeland, Kylie Webb, and two Hood River Valley High School girls relay teams earned finals appearances and podium finishes over the weekend at the OSAA 5A state swimming championships at Mt. Hood Community College.

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Truax headed to U18 Nationals

Hood River Valley High School senior and Cooper Spur Race Team alumni Elle Truax qualified for next month’s U18 U.S. National Skiing Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo. Traux will be racing in the speed events of Super G and Downhill.

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HRV ski team still unstoppable in league racing

Mt. Hood Ski League action continued on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows last weekend, where the resort’s grooming staff has done a commendable job keeping courses up-to-speed despite an extremely limited snowpack.

Luchsinger replaces Munk as head HRV boys lacrosse coach

With spring weather already in the air, high school athletes are about to gear-up and hit the great outdoors for the final season of the school year. New to the lineup of coaches for Hood River Valley High School, Matt Luchsinger will replace Jon Munk as head varsity boys lacrosse coach.

HRV boys bumped to CRC No. 2

Final games of regular season are next week

The Pendleton Buckaroos scored early and often to win a pivotal matchup Tuesday night on their home court against the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team. The 72-60 outcome, fueled by Buckaroo Wes Persinger’s game-high 22 points, breaks the tie for the lead and establishes the pecking order in the Columbia River Conference with a week left in regular-season action.

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Swimmers claim 15 titles at 2015 Columbia River Conference finals

Hood River Valley High School varsity swimmers claimed 15 district titles Saturday on their way to a commanding performance at the 2015 Columbia River Conference swimming championship at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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Wrestlers fourth, sending four to state

Marquez, Shaner, Manzo, Jones finish in top-four for trip to state championships

Christian Marquez, Junior Manzo, Jason Shaner and Angel Jones are headed to the OSAA 5A State Wrestling Championships.

HRV basketball continues quest for league title

Road game Tuesday was biggest of league season

With a 74-64 win Friday night at The Dalles, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is all but guaranteed an appearance in the 5A state championships; the mission now will shift from simply qualifying for a post-season to earning the best possible ranking going into the tournament, and from simply staying afloat in a rebuilding year to claiming the first Columbia River Conference title in team history.

Sports Briefs for Feb. 18

HRV baseball fundraiser Feb. 21; Gorge Roller Girls host Feb. 28 bouts