Although victory is always nice, Hood River Valley High School varsity boys tennis coach Jon Hiatt isn’t judging the success of this year’s tennis season by wins and losses, but rather by participation and improvement. With 23 players on the roster, the team is considerably larger than in recent years; two years ago the team consisted of just seven players.
Strikers undefeated, headed to State Cup finals; BSC Hood River youth soccer tryouts slated; HRVST open to new swimmers
Softball at Pendleton; Baseball at Pendleton; Girls lacrosse; Boys lacrosse; Golf
Eagles take second at revitalized meet
Friday afternoon’s sunny weather illuminated nearby fruit trees in full bloom, providing a fitting backdrop for the aptly named Apple Blossom Invitational at Hood River Valley High School. After many years’ hiatus, the event, once a well-regarded track and field meet, was revitalized this year with the intent of restoring it as an annual occurrence.
After opening with a painful 10-2 first half deficit, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team made some vital adjustments to its defensive tactics and rebounded by outscoring the Summit Storm 7-4 in the second half. The comeback attempt was too little, too late, however, as the Eagles lost 14-9 in the home game Saturday afternoon.
Pendleton sweeps baseball, softball in Saturday doubleheader
HRV BASEBALL: Facing the second top-five-ranked team in a week, the Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team was on the verge of snapping a four-game losing streak in a Class 5A doubleheader matchup against the highly regarded no. 3-ranked Pendleton Buckaroos. A late game lead evaporated, though, as Pendleton scored four unanswered runs in the sixth to pull out a 5-2 win over the Eagles in their Columbia River Conference opener Saturday at HRV’s Traner Field.
In an effort to help re-establish Washington’s high school cultural exchange wrestling program, Oregon has partnered with its neighbor to the north to send a team of 13 high school wrestlers to Japan this June. To help fill the team, Oregon is sending six of the 13, and of those six two (and possibly a third) are Hood River Valley High School wrestlers.
There’s always something happening in Hood River County, but Saturday’s list of athletic happenings is especially long. Here’s a quick roundup of several things going on:
Hannah Bergemann brought home three gold medals earlier this month from Copper Mountain, Colo., where she claimed national titles in slopestyle, halfpipe and rail jam events at the 2014 USASA National Championships.
Youth soccer program builds on reputation as small-town powerhouse
The BSC Hood River Bulldogs U14 grade girls club soccer team finished the spring Oregon Youth Soccer Association competitive season with a 2-4-2 record. The team competed against some of the top teams in the state, scoring six goals in eight games and holding the opposing teams to 12 goals.
HRV girls lacrosse defeats Central Catholic in overtime; Water’s Edge Duathlon, Half Marathon and 10K is May 3 in The Dalles; more
Riding a six-game winning streak, five of which have been commanding shut-outs, the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team is now the state’s top ranked 5A team, ahead of Liberty, Sandy, Pendleton and Willamette in the top five.
With just three seconds remaining in the final quarter and a six-goal lead, the Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse team had already sealed the home win Monday night against Newberg.
Eagles close pre-season with tough outing vs. Bend
The Hood River Valley varsity baseball team was hoping to rise to the occasion in a home doubleheader Saturday against one of the best Class 5A teams in the state: the No. 2-ranked Bend Lava Bears. The Eagles (6-7) struggled through both games, however, as the Bears lengthened their winning streak from five to seven with 12-1 and 10-2 blowouts over the Eagles.
First Light Martial Arts athletes earn medals; HRV tennis serves Pendleton 6-2 loss; more