Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team had heavy weight to shoulder going into Monday evening’s home game against Wilson. In the last game of the regular season, the Eagles, fighting for fourth place in the league, not only had to win to qualify for the state playoffs, but had to score six goals or more while keeping the Trojans to two goals or less. Satisfying those factors would have placed the HRV boys at fourth in the Columbia League and given them a play-in game for the 2013 Oregon High School Lacrosse Association championships. Anything less would mean an end to the season.
Scottie Ziegner breezed through the first three rounds of the Special District 1 tennis tournament over the weekend in Sunriver before dropping the next two to finish fourth overall and secure a qualifying round match Thursday in the opening round of the OSAA State Championships.
Rodriguez breaks 27-year school record as HRV track and field chases CRC titles
In a format that rewards saving the best for last, Hood River Valley High School track and field athletes are preparing for what is essentially the only contest that really matters since the beginning of the season.
For the first time in team history, the Hood River Valley High School girls golf team claimed a district championship. The team of four – Laura Waller, Korey Cimock, Alicia Hay and Gabriella Whitehead – shot a two-day total of 782 on Monday and Tuesday of this week to claim the Columbia River Conference championship over Pendleton, Hermiston and The Dalles-Wahtonka.
At 92, Ed Bartlien recounts his trophy trout of 1981
For Ed Bartlien, Lost Lake has a special place in his heart. Like many who have lived around here long enough, the 92-year-old has decades’ worth of fine memories locked away, of fishing, camping, picnicking and enjoying the picturesque mountain lake that has long been a jewel of Hood River County.
Lost Lake is open and ready to enjoy in this week's warm and sunny weather. Forecasts show temps into the upper 80s by Friday.
Owners take new approach to running historic business
The futons are gone, but the view remains forever. A six-figure renovation effort continues at Lost Lake Resort and campground, which re-opened May 1 for campers, lodge and cabin guests, hikers and boaters.
A key road win Tuesday at St. Mary’s bumps the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team into a tie for third place in the Portland League.
HRV softball, baseball take on TDW in conference action
Hood River Valley’s baseball and softball rivalry with The Dalles Wahtonka continued for the third game in as many days at home Tuesday afternoon.
Senior runner wins event, sets conference time-to-beat
Saturday’s Summit Invitational track meet brought 12 teams from across central Oregon to Bend Saturday for one of the last major meets of the season before district and state championships later this month
Weekend race in Hood River, Wasco counties
The 2013 Rally America National Championship comes to the Gorge May 3-5 in the annual Oregon Trail Rally stage of the racing series.
Boys and girls teams face must-win stretch of season
A hard-fought but disappointing 12-10 loss at home Tuesday against the Central Catholic Rams and a 9-5 win Thursday at Cleveland puts Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse in a tight spot as the regular season quickly comes to a close.
57 teams start local Little League season with positive energy
Hood River native Raquel VanNatta stepped up to the mound at Jim Winters Memorial Field, took aim at niece Madelynn Trujillo’s glove and tossed the opening pitch of the Little League season on a sunny Saturday morning surrounded by more than a dozen teams from the Hood River township.
Columbia Gorge Racing Association started in the 1990s as a group of friends who came to Cascade Locks in the summer to sail dinghies and hold impromptu races they dubbed “bush regattas.”
HRV girls beat Central Catholic at home, boys pound Rex Putnam on the road
Taylor Cramer and Lydia McElderry scored four goals each to lead Hood River Valley High School boys and girls lacrosse teams to victory Wednesday evening against squads from Rex Putnam and Central Catholic. The boys went on the road to Milwaukie to face the 5A Kingsmen of the Northwest League while the girls hosted the Rams in the second meeting between the two Portland League schools.
Big improvement all around was the theme Tuesday after Hood River Valley High School varsity girls tennis team’s narrow loss to Pendleton. Assistant coach Justine Ziegler said, “We saw huge improvements in every one of our girls. They were on a whole other level yesterday and played absolutely beautiful tennis out there.”
Hood River Valley High School heavyweight Brandon Dominguez got retribution over the weekend at the Oregon high school Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling Championships. After a disappointing district result earlier this year in which he failed to qualify for the OSAA state championships, Dominguez, a senior, earned All-America honors by winning a state Greco-Roman title Sunday and finishing second in the freestyle tournament on Saturday.
The Gorge Roller Girls hosted the Southern Oregon Rollergirls of Medford Saturday night at Hood River Valley High School in a hard-hitting and action-packed bout that brought the hundreds of fans in the bleachers to their feet for a standing ovation after it was over.
Hannah Bergemann brings home USASA gold
After winning the girls combined Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state freestyle title this winter, Hannah Bergemann traveled last week to the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championships at Copper Mountain, Colo.
Saturday race on streets of downtown Hood River
A block of downtown Hood River streets will be closed for a few hours Saturday morning as racers from across the state compete in the annual Hood River Apple Open Electrathon Car Rally. The race, of high school students and adults, will take place on a half-mile stretch of street in the Columbia/Industrial Avenue area of town circling the Full Sail Brewing building.
Hood River Valley High School girls lacrosse played to an exciting double-overtime finish Wednesday evening against a tenacious and undefeated Wilson squad. The Trojans scored first in the final sudden-death period to nab the 9-8 win on HRV turf and maintain their standing atop the Portland League’s leaderboard.
Boys and girls teams have bright spots despite losing to Pendleton
Scottie Ziegner continued his unbeaten streak with a 6-1, 6-3 win Tuesday against Pendleton’s Peter Anderton. The Hood River Valley High School varsity boys home tennis match Tuesday went to the Buckaroos 5-3, with Ziegner winning the only singles dual of the afternoon and the other two wins coming from doubles pairs Billy Edwards/Patrick Humann and Jonathan Hale/Nate Miller.
Senior Kristin Lago and freshman Lydia McElderry led the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team to victory Tuesday with five goals each at Central Catholic. The 17-9 win came with help from seniors Kaili Duffy and Kayla Van Hoose, who had three and two goals each and, along with senior Hannah Hurley, provided key leadership in the team’s third win of the season.
After losing its opening two games, Hood River Valley High School lacrosse picked up key wins at home this week against Hermiston and Wilson high schools. Tuesday’s game was something of a gimme against the new Hermiston lacrosse team; the 5-3 win was earned largely by HRV junior varsity players, who gave the Bulldogs a better matchup than the varsity lineup would have.
A robin rests among fresh cherry blossoms along Reed Road Tuesday evening. With a warm and sunny start to spring, blossoms are coming out earlier than the last couple years and should be in their prime for this month's Blossom Festival activities around the valley.
New club plays Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. at HR Armory
Thanks to the efforts of a few enthusiastic players, table tennis is now added to the long list of activities to keep you busy in Hood River. A recently formed club plays every Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Hood River Armory and is inviting interested players — of any ability — to join the fun.
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball spent last week playing and watching baseball on the sunny fields of Phoenix, Ariz., in the first spring break trip the team has taken in several years.
PacifiCorp gives 400 acres to two groups for future stewardship
PacifiCorp on Thursday signed over 400 acres of waterfront property lining the lower Hood River to Columbia Land Trust and Hood River County. The transfer has been several years in the works and closes another chapter in the long process of decommissioning Powerdale Dam, which was built in 1923 and removed in 2010.
To clinic founder and physical therapist Bret Paulus, Synergy Rehab and Fitness is in the right place at the right time, and for the right reasons.
Four straight wins at southern Oregon invitational brings HRV team to 7-1
This week’s time off from school didn’t mean a complete vacation for the Hood River Valley High School varsity softball team, which traveled to play in the North Medford Spring Break Invitational. The Eagles played four games in two days and outscored opponents 37-8 to improve their season record to 7-1 with three games remaining before league play.
Breakdown of fundamentals leads to 17-6 loss in varsity boys lacrosse home opener
A “doozy” is how Hood River Valley High School lacrosse coach Jon Munk described Friday’s varsity matchup against the Westview Wildcats. The 17-6 loss puts the Eagles at 0-2 two weeks into the season after a much closer 7-6 loss last week at Oregon City.
At Summit Thursday, girls win 10-1, boys 8-3
Kayla Byers struck out 12 and the Eagles allowed only one hit in the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls softball team’s 10-1 thumping of Summit last Thursday.
As is typical for the Cascades, the first official days of spring were met with cold, wet and windy weather that brought quite a bit of fresh snow to the mountains. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort announced 44 inches of new snow last week as it prepared for a busy schedule of spring break activities and operations. The resort’s 117-inch base (as of Monday) ensures a quality late season with plenty of opportunity for skiing and snowboarding in T-shirts and sunglasses.
With strong wind and sideways rain challenging their early season strokes, Hood River Valley High School golf hosted Mt. Hood Conference teams Wednesday in a first-day-of-spring tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course.
After successful 2012 season, Eagles track and field working to continue winning ways
Following in the footsteps of last year’s standout Hood River Valley High School track and field team, which brought home 10 district titles, two state championship titles and top-10 state finishes in 12 events, is going to be a big task; but the next batch of Eagle athletes is hard at work trying.
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball’s run of offensive ascendancy came to an abrupt halt Tuesday in a sluggish 4-2 loss against Barlow. The home game brought the Bruins, now 1-2 on the season, to HRVHS for a cold afternoon at Traner Field following three blowout victories for the Eagles.
With six seniors on the roster this season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls tennis team is working to improve on last season’s rebuilding effort that concluded with a fifth-place league finish.
Junior attack-man Taylor Cramer sunk back-to-back goals to kick the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team into gear Friday night in the season-opener against the 6A Three Rivers division Pioneers.
Turning fans away at the door isn’t normally something to be proud of,
Hood River Valley Swim Team continues to add state champions to its ranks as this year’s season comes to a climax. Competing at the recent 2013 Oregon senior state championships, HRVST standouts Scott Bergstrom, Danielle Miller, Erin Nelson and Connor Webb all won state titles.
Last-inning rally gives girls second win; varsity boys 3-0 with dominating offensive showings
A blowout and a nail-biter set the stage for what should be an exciting season for Hood River Valley High School varsity softball. With seniors Natalia Ames, Hallie Curtis, Amanda McCafferty and Hannah Williams and another seven juniors anchoring the varsity roster, the team is loaded with players who bring several years of experience to the field.
If there was ever a time in Hood River to break-out the clickty-clackers, cowbells, plastic clappy-hands, thunder-sticks and vuvuzelas, Saturday is it. The otherwise maddening spectator noisemakers will provide appropriate harmony for the Gorge Roller Girls’ first-ever league bout; a match-up between the River Reapers and the Cherry Bombers March 16, 6 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School.
HRVHS girls finish a solid third, boys have a tough state showing
Hood River Valley High School junior Korey Cimock claimed the girls combined title last week at the 2013 Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championships.
Van Hoose, FitzSimons claim individual overall girls, boys titles
Hood River Valley High School freestyle skiers flipped, spun, shredded and grinded their way to domination in what is fast becoming a popular new facet of high school skiing. In last week’s OISRA state championships, HRV boys and girls freestyle competitors made a clean sweep in all events, taking first as a combined team, first as boys and girls teams and claiming most of the top three spots in all individual events.
Hood River Valley High School skiers flew through the air Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Hood Meadows in the 2013 Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association’s freestyle state championships.
Team travels to Bend this week for state events
Hood River Valley Snowboarding Club boys and girls teams claimed individual and team Gorge League titles this month after solid performances throughout the season. The team of high school snowboarders will train this weekend in preparation for the Oregon Interscholastic Snowboarding Association state championship, held March 13-16 at Mt. Bachelor.
A foggy Thursday morning in the lower valley gave way to sunny skies and spring-like weather by lunchtime.
Boys and girls teams finish third, Wiley leads
Hood River Valley Nordic boys and girls teams earned podium finishes over the weekend at the OHNSO state championships in Bend.
Elks build outward while working from within: Old organization draws new blood with athletics and events
Workout area will replace former pool; Facilities an asset for members and community activities
In an effort to attract new members and better serve existing ones, Hood River Elks Lodge is taking steps to upgrade its athletic facilities. The lodge offers two racquetball courts, a selection of weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other basic equipment and locker/shower rooms with saunas, but it’s no secret that the amenities have seen better days and are in need of a facelift.
In downhill action, McLean, Lamer lead HRV team; Bergemann and FitzSimons top freestyle standings