Despite ‘lumps and bumps,’ HRV boys basketball team looking forward to Columbia River Conference play
The start to the HRV boys basketball team’s season hasn’t been ideal, but there’s still been plenty to like about it as the Eagles look ahead to the start of Columbia River Conference competition next week.
Hawks throttle Huskies 62-33
Junior guard Paulina Finn had the performance of a lifetime Friday evening in Horizon’s Big Sky debut against the Sherman Huskies. In fact, it was likely the best performance of any Hood River basketball athlete in quite a long time.
Playing the defending 1A champs Sherman on the road was a heck of a way for the Horizon boys basketball team to start the Big Sky Conference schedule, and for the most part, the Huskies played as well as advertised, defeating the Hawks 71-45 — Horizon’s worst loss of the season, in terms of margin.
The HRV varsity and girls wrestling teams once again ran into weather issues last weekend, but were able to get a few matches in on Friday, before ducking out of the I-5 corridor and back into the Gorge ahead of Saturday’s storm, cutting short both competitions they were attending.
Winter weather continues to impact sports in the Gorge. Here is a summary of recent schedule changes:
Horizon girls basketball: String of nonleague wins taken with a grain of salt as Big Sky play starts
Hawks rout North Clackamas 55-17
Last season was a breakout one for the Horizon girls basketball program, as the Hawks saw the team’s first postseason win since it formed 14 seasons ago.
The Horizon boys basketball team extended their win streak Tuesday night to four games with the defeat of North Clackamas Christian (2-5) in what was a low-scoring affair for both teams. The Hawks took down the Saints 37-24 in Hood River, marking the fewest points in a win for Horizon this season.
Baseball benefit Feb. 4, County Forest Recreation Trail Committee meeting rescheduled
The HRV ski team kicked off its season last weekend with a fun competition at the Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race at the Stadium lift at Mt. Hood Meadows.
A now month-long cold snap — colder than usual, even for winter — has made it difficult for the HRV wrestling team to travel to competitions, but the Wreagles were able to squeeze in a couple tournaments last weekend on the road.
Eagles muzzle Stevenson Bulldogs
A little over a month into the 2016-17 HRV girls basketball season and the Eagles have already eclipsed their win total from the previous season.
Eagles lose by double digits to McMinnville and Stevenson
A matchup with 6A McMinnville wasn’t expected to be an easy one for the HRV boys basketball team, as the Grizzlies boasted a 5-1 record going into Tuesday’s contest in McMinnville and are currently one of the top teams in their classification.
Hawks run the table at Open Door Christian Academy holiday tourney; girls team sets program records for points and steals per game
The Horizon girls basketball team appears well prepared to have a breakthrough season as they’re seeking to reach the 1A state playoffs for the first time in school history.
Sports briefs for Dec. 28.
Girls match total wins from last year
It wasn’t on the original schedule, but with all the games that have been canceled due to the winter weather that has hit the Gorge the past couple weeks, HRV basketball teams were grateful for a chance to compete against the Columbia Bruins on Wednesday, and even happier at the end of the contests. The girls whooped the Bruins 63-21 and the boys defeated Columbia 63-48.