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Eagle boys soccer blasts Mountain View, advances to semis

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.

November 10, 2014 3:25 p.m. read more..

Eagle soccer advances in state playoffs

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.

November 8, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV water polo takes aim at 5A 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.

November 5, 2014 midnight read more..

Seniors shine in Eagles’ sixth straight win

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.

November 1, 2014 midnight read more..

Eagle football season ends Friday

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.

October 29, 2014 midnight read more..

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

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.

October 25, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 25, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 25, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 22, 2014 midnight read more..

HR water polo makes state

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.

October 22, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 18, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 18, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV boys soccer shows no mercy

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.

October 18, 2014 midnight read more..

Fourth shutout gives HRV girls clear shot at CRC title

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.

October 18, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 15, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

October 11, 2014 midnight read more..

Hermiston? No problem for Eagle soccer

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.

October 11, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV soccer shuts out Pendleton in CRC 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.

October 4, 2014 midnight read more..

HR water polo gets revenge

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

October 4, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV XC represents at Nike Pre

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.

October 1, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV water polo holding its own

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.

September 27, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV XC runs NW Classic

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.

September 24, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

September 24, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

September 20, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

September 20, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV water polo takes aim at state

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.

September 20, 2014 midnight read more..

Eagle boys soccer still undefeated

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.

September 13, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV volleyball will draw from seven seniors

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.

September 10, 2014 midnight read more..

Record return

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

September 10, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

September 10, 2014 midnight read more..

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.

September 3, 2014 midnight read more..

HRV welcomes new XC coach

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.

August 27, 2014 midnight read more..

Paddle Challenge gains acclaim as world-class event

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.

August 16, 2014 midnight read more..

HRATS update: Time to build, and rebuild

While much of Hood River’s flourishing summer recreation and tourism industry is focused on the Columbia River, the waterfront and the Gorge’s renowned wind and waves, another movement continues to build momentum in the forests just outside of town, and although not nearly as bad as the city center congestion, traffic on the local mountain biking trails is markedly busier this time of year than any other.

August 13, 2014 midnight read more..

Sold-out run showcases Cascade Locks

In surely the most colorful crossing in Bridge of the Gods history, nearly a thousand people gathered Sunday morning on the Washington side of the Columbia, awaited the countdown by Chad Sperry of Breakaway Promotions and, once released, spread out across the entire length of the bridge in bright running outfits as they began the inaugural Bridge of the Gods half marathon and 10k run.

August 13, 2014 midnight read more..

Fall salmon: Record run is coming this way

When it comes to fishing the Pacific Northwest, Buzz Ramsey is something of a virtuoso, and even though his most recent edition of Outdoor News offers tips to maximizing fall-run salmon fishing success quite a ways downstream of Hood River, at the mouth of the Columbia, his column is relevant and extremely encouraging for the many Gorge-area fishermen and women who excitedly await the arrival of these great fish.

August 9, 2014 midnight read more..

HR’s ‘Team Adrenaline’ second at Spartan race

If crawling uphill through the mud under cover of barbed wire, leaping over flames, throwing spears, climbing ropes and walls, carrying buckets of gravel and being hurled out of control into a giant mud pit – all with physical penalties for non-completion – sounds appealing, you should consider signing up for next year’s Pac West Spartan Race in Washougal.

August 9, 2014 midnight read more..


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