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.
A story in the Feb. 1 edition regarding the HRV ski team transposed the first and last names of Colson Zack.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Spectators and racers enjoyed their first sunny day race of the season on Saturday at Mount Bachelor, finally racing in non-blizzard conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.