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Hood River Valley Eagles are 2014 Class 5A state champs

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team defeats Woodburn 2-0 to claim first state soccer title in school history

In a thrilling end to a perfect season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team defeated Woodburn 2-0 Saturday to claim the 2014 OSAA 5A state championship and finish the season with an unblemished 18-0 record.

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HRV defeats Wilsonville 2-0, plays Woodburn 1 p.m. Saturday for 5A title

In surely the biggest play of his career so far, Hood River Valley High School goalie Marco Cuevas stood face-to-face with Wilsonville Wildcat Garrett Bonell, with just 11 meters of frozen field between them.

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HRV boys soccer headed back to state finals

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer is headed to the state finals.

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Players, coaches garner fall season All-Conference honors

All considering, the fall of 2014 was a good season for Hood River Valley High School athletics.

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Eagle boys soccer blasts Mountain View, advances to semis

HRV hosts Wilsonville Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Hood River Valley Eagles hammered Mountain View Storm quickly into submission Saturday afternoon at Henderson Community Stadium, sending a clear statement to the remaining teams in the 5A bracket that they’re intent on earning the school’s first-ever state boys soccer title. The 7-1 quarterfinal win advanced the No. 2 seeded Eagles to the semifinals Tuesday night (6 p.m. at Henderson Community Stadium) against No. 3 Wilsonville Wildcats, who defeated Hillsboro 2-1 Saturday to stay alive in the bracket. The winner advances to Saturday’s final and will take on the winner of Tuesday’s No. 1 Summit vs. No. 4 Woodburn game.

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Eagle soccer advances in state playoffs

HRV boys 2, Central 0; HRV girls 2, Wilsonville 1

After battling to a 1-1 tie in regulation time Tuesday night, the Hood River Valley Eagles and the Wilsonville Wildcats were given 20 more minutes (two ten-minute periods) of overtime to determine whose season would end on the field that night and whose would continue on to the 5A girls soccer quarterfinals this weekend.

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HRV water polo takes aim at 5A final four

Boys varsity team plays Thursday in Corvallis for shot at final-four

Diving into new territory, Hood River Valley High School’s varsity boys water polo team will be in Corvallis Thursday night to take on Bend’s Mountain View High in a do-or-die state elimination round.

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‘Consistent’ Eagles end 8th at state XC

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV cross country teams at 5A state meet in Eugene

In one word: Consistent.

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Hood River Special Olympics holds annual annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser

Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.

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Seniors shine in Eagles’ sixth straight win

HRV girls end undefeated in CRC, host playoff first round Tuesday, 6 p.m.

A 2-0 win at home Tuesday night against The Dalles Riverhawks means the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team closes out its Columbia River Conference schedule undefeated – a first for the team – and heads into the 5A state tournament ranked No. 10 and with the momentum of a six-game winning streak.

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HRV XC history: Boys and girls teams make state

Three runners post top-three finishes at district meet

For the first time in at least 14 years, Hood River Valley High School varsity cross country is sending both a boys and a girls team to the state meet.

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Eagle football season ends Friday

Eagles aim to end on high note with final game 7 p.m. Friday vs. 0-8 The Dalles

It was a dark and stormy night … and, as is generally the case with narratives that begin this way, Friday’s home football game quickly went the way of a horror story, for Hood River Valley fans anyway.

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Senior-night slaughter ups Eagles to 5A No. 1

HRV boys claim CRC title with 8-0 win vs. Hermiston

Although a win Wednesday night against Hermiston didn’t come as much of a surprise, the absolute annihilation the HRV varsity boys soccer team achieved against the 5A No. 4 ranked Bulldogs seemed to leave both teams, and the rain-hearty fans watching from Henderson Community Stadium, in disbelief.

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Lucky number five for HRV girls soccer

This week, five is Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team’s luck number.

Gorge Roller Girls start new season

The Gorge Roller Girls derby team hits the hardwood for its first bout of the 2014-15 season Saturday in an inter-squad contest between its two lineups, the Cherry Bombers and the River Reapers at Dufur High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and action starts at 6 p.m., with tickets for sale at the door. The event will be run as a fundraiser for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Julie Beliel Cancer Screening Voucher Fund.

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Hood River's 5/6 team wins GYFL championship

Hood River’s 5th/6th grade football team held off a last-minute offensive charge by White Salmon to finish with a thrilling 20-16 win and take the championship title last Saturday in the Gorge Youth Football League season finale.

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HR water polo makes state

Varsity boys No. 2 in league, girls continue growth

After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.

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Columbia Gorge Marathon runs Sunday

The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.

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HRV boys soccer shows no mercy

Undefeated, Eagles win 6-0 Tuesday, 8-0 Thursday

To say the Hood River Valley High School varsity boy soccer team is on a roll would be putting it lightly. From the looks of it, in fact, they’re darn near unstoppable.

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Although short of forecasts, salmon run still breaks records

Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.

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Fourth shutout gives HRV girls clear shot at CRC title

Key wins this week put Eagles atop conference

Sophomore midfielder Mona Diaz picked up a loose ball, drove into scoring territory and found the back of the net in the opening minute of Tuesday’s varsity girls’ soccer matchup between the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles River Hawks.

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV XC

Justin Crosswhite and Lauren Robinson posted personal records and the Columbia River Conference’s fastest times of the season last weekend at the annual George Fox XC Classic at Willamette Mission State Park.

HRV football starts league schedule

Hood River Valley High School varsity football traveled to Salem last Thursday to take on the 6A McKay Royal Scots in the Eagles’ last non-league game of the season.

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Hood River native Alex Titus, and fiancée, pass through town along epic Pan-American ride

On the road again … After a brief hometown reprieve from the road, Hood River native Alex Titus and fiancée Maggie McDonell are again on two wheels and headed south with the geese, continuing their 18-month, 17,000 mile bicycling journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.

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Hermiston? No problem for Eagle soccer

HRV girls soccer wins 2-0, boys 5-0 in latest conference action

Matching muscle with muscle, Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team kept its cool and outplayed a very physical Hermiston lineup Tuesday afternoon in a 2-0 home win at Westside School.

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HRV XC continues ‘climbing the mountain’

“There’s no magic in running, there’s just hard work,” says Brandon Bertam, Hood River Valley High School cross country coach, and with just two meets remaining before the Columbia River Conference championships, the first-year Eagles’ coach says he’s extremely happy with just how much hard work the team has put in to get ready for the season finale.

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HR water polo gets revenge

Boys beat Barlow, Gresham this week

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo picked up two big wins this week against Mount Hood Conference opponents Barlow and Gresham.

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HRV soccer shuts out Pendleton in CRC opener

Varsity boys remain undefeated, girls get fresh start with win in conference opener

In their ninth straight victory, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its heavy-footed quest toward a return trip to the state championship with a 6-0 home win Tuesday against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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HRV XC represents at Nike Pre

Middle school girls shine, both HRVHS teams finish a solid fourth

Hood River cross country was in fine form Saturday at the annual Nike Pre Nationals meet at Portland Meadows Race Track, where more than 100 teams from several states were there to compete in one of the northwest’s premier running events.

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HRV water polo holding its own

Teams host Reynolds Tuesday, travel to David Douglas Thursday

Hood River Valley High School water polo hosted the 6A Reynolds Raiders in a hard-fought and grueling grudge match Tuesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. After a 10-5 win by the HRV junior varsity squad, the varsity boys teams went head-to-head, with the more-experienced Raiders lineup pulling ahead after a tight first quarter to finish with a 12-6 win.

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Kids show great effort at triathlon

Almost 300 kids from around the northwest stormed the Hood River Waterfront Park last Sunday for the annual Gorge Kids Triathlon.

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Grominator skate contest a soaring success

The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.

HRV football relinquishes lead in fourth quarter of 61-51 thriller vs Ridgeview Ravens

Van Hoose nets 544 yards in action-packed battle

A ten point loss wasn’t the result they were hoping for, or expecting three quarters of the way through the game, but HRV football had plenty of reason for applause after last Friday’s thrilling 61-51 loss on the road against the 5A Intermountain Conference Ridgeview Ravens.

HRV XC runs NW Classic

Crosswhite, Hewitt lead varsity teams vs. state’s top runners

In a preview of the OSAA 5A state championship course, Hood River Valley High School cross country raced at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday at the annual Northwest Classic. With many of the state’s 5A and 6A teams in attendance, the Eagles lined-up against fields of nearly 150 varsity runners who were there to test their legs and lungs at the biggest meet of the season thus far.

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Erin Jones finishes third in ITU World Triathlon finals

Erin Jones continues to climb the ranks as a professional triathlete in her ultimate quest for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Earlier this month the 2009 Hood River Valley High School graduate, who now lives and trains full time in Colorado Springs, finished third in the U23 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Eagles send statement in rematch of 2013 state finals

In an energetic battle between the state’s top two ranked teams, senior forward Jaime Frias made a speedy run up the center of the field, took a perfect through-ball from midfielder Diego Rueda, outran two defenders in chase and made a quick dribble around a charging Summit goalie for an open shot at the net.

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HRV water polo takes aim at state

Varsity boys open with two wins this week; new girls team learns the ropes

After a successful first season competing at the varsity level last year, the Hood River Valley High School water polo team is bigger and better as it returns to the pool for the fall season. In its third year since being formed, the team has grown considerably over the off-season and, in addition to having full varsity and JV squads for the first time, now has enough members to field a separate female team.

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Warwick is CGWA’s Gorge Windsurfer of the Year

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association closed out the 2014 season with its annual end of season party and Gorge Windsurfing Awards last week at Springhouse Cellar in downtown Hood River. Nominees for five awards were selected, then winners were chosen by the windsurfing community via an online vote.

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Eagle boys soccer still undefeated

HRV boys pick up two more wins

Although too early in the season to put much stock in the rankings, Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer lived up to its 5A No. 1 status Tuesday afternoon in a commanding 5-2 win over 6A No. 2 ranked Franklin.

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Hood River Valley girls cross county cruises to Skip Sparks win

Lauren Robinson and Justin Crosswhite are pictured in stride Thursday afternoon during Hood River Valley High School cross country’s annual Skip Sparks Invitational.

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Local bowhunter second in OBA triple-crown

Hood River’s Joleen Wampler-Kendall came down out of the woods last week to shower and resupply before heading back into the Mt. Hood National Forest to continue this month’s elk bow hunting season.

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HRV volleyball will draw from seven seniors

Eagles aiming for playoff berth in rebuilding season

After a tenuous 2013 season that ended with just four wins in 19 games, this year’s Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball team is digging into its fall schedule with the optimism of a fresh start, and the ease of knowing that there’s nowhere to go but up.

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Record return

As predicted, this year’s run of Fall Chinook salmon returning to the Columbia River is setting all-time historic records.

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HRV girls: Four-time conference champs want fifth title and deeper run into state tournament

With five seniors, eight juniors and six returning All Conference players on his roster, fifth-year head coach Kevin Haspela is looking at the next few months with great optimism. This year’s Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team, he says, has the highest potential he has seen in his tenure with the Eagles.

Double Cross race returns to Hood River

Cyclocross racing returns to in a couple weeks for two days of lung-burning action around the campus of Hood River Valley High School. The annual bike race, called Double Cross, runs Sept. 13-14 and has historically attracted hundreds of riders from around the region who are just gearing up for the Northwest’s fall and winter cyclocross racing scene.

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Leaving a legacy: Long-time coach Kristen Uhler reflects on her years leading HRV cross country

Although too modest to admit, Kristen Uhler is truly irreplaceable. As a lifelong athlete and 27-year coach and educator at Hood River Valley High School, her friendly but fiercely-focused approach has inspired thousands of student athletes who passed through her grasp in a way that only someone who genuinely practiced what she preached could.

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Tri like Ellen: Friends remember, mourn loss of Ellen Dittebrandt

Joyful, exceptional, irreplaceable, inspirational, unforgettable … and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Ellen Dittebrandt leaves behind a vast and saddened network of confidantes who will remember her spirit, determination and moxy for the rest of their lives.

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HRV welcomes new XC coach

Brandon Bertram will replace long-time coach Kristen Uhler

Hood River newcomer Brandon Bertram has truly nailed the concept of hitting the ground running. The 30-year-old Fargo, N.D. native moved to town a few weeks ago and is already over his head, literally, with his new job.

Paddle Challenge gains acclaim as world-class event

Kids, don’t miss ‘Positively Kai’, free SUP opportunity

The Columbia River has again been a hotbed of activity this summer, and in case the frenzy of wind and wave junkies along the Hood River Waterfront wasn’t hot enough, next weekend’s Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is going to kick it up to a whole new level.

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