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Despite ‘lumps and bumps,’ HRV boys basketball team looking forward to Columbia River Conference play

The start to the HRV boys basketball team’s season hasn’t been ideal, but there’s still been plenty to like about it as the Eagles look ahead to the start of Columbia River Conference competition next week.

HRV girls basketball enters league play with cautious optimism

Eagles have won five of their last six

After a nonleague schedule with plenty of starts and stops thanks to Mother Nature’s wrath, the HRV girls basketball team will enter league competition in an unfamiliar situation:

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Paulina Finn records a rare quadruple-double in Horizon girls’ Big Sky debut with Sherman

Hawks throttle Huskies 62-33

Junior guard Paulina Finn had the performance of a lifetime Friday evening in Horizon’s Big Sky debut against the Sherman Huskies. In fact, it was likely the best performance of any Hood River basketball athlete in quite a long time.

Horizon boys scrap, but can’t get past a tough Sherman team in Big Sky Conference opener

Playing the defending 1A champs Sherman on the road was a heck of a way for the Horizon boys basketball team to start the Big Sky Conference schedule, and for the most part, the Huskies played as well as advertised, defeating the Hawks 71-45 — Horizon’s worst loss of the season, in terms of margin.

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Horizon boys best North Clackamas in defensive battle

The Horizon boys basketball team extended their win streak Tuesday night to four games with the defeat of North Clackamas Christian (2-5) in what was a low-scoring affair for both teams. The Hawks took down the Saints 37-24 in Hood River, marking the fewest points in a win for Horizon this season.

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Wreagles grapple with winter, but get matches under their belts

A now month-long cold snap — colder than usual, even for winter — has made it difficult for the HRV wrestling team to travel to competitions, but the Wreagles were able to squeeze in a couple tournaments last weekend on the road.

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Horizon girls basketball: String of nonleague wins taken with a grain of salt as Big Sky play starts

Hawks rout North Clackamas 55-17

Last season was a breakout one for the Horizon girls basketball program, as the Hawks saw the team’s first postseason win since it formed 14 seasons ago.

HRV boys b-ball ends 2016 with two losses

Eagles lose by double digits to McMinnville and Stevenson

A matchup with 6A McMinnville wasn’t expected to be an easy one for the HRV boys basketball team, as the Grizzlies boasted a 5-1 record going into Tuesday’s contest in McMinnville and are currently one of the top teams in their classification.

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HRV girls b-ball eclipses 2015-16 win total

Eagles muzzle Stevenson Bulldogs

A little over a month into the 2016-17 HRV girls basketball season and the Eagles have already eclipsed their win total from the previous season.

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Kayla Bowker: Iron Woman

Hampered by an injured hip, then hit by a car, HRVHS alum overcomes the odds to qualify for the Ironman World Champs

To this day, Kayla Bowker can’t shake the crunching sound her body made as two tons of moving steel slammed into it.

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