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Boys lax head coach believes team is poised for deeper playoff run

Eagles defeat Hermiston 8-6 on the road in season opener

The past few years, the HRV boys varsity lacrosse team has been steadily improving.

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Girls tennis crushes Hillsboro in season debut

Eagles sweep in sets, win 32 of 35 games

The girls varsity tennis team hasn’t seen much time on the courts this season, as the weather has forced practices indoors for almost all of the preseason, as well as the postponement of multiple matches.

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Horizon track team improves at HRV JV meet

The Horizon track team squeezed in another meet in between rain clouds at Hood River Valley High School Wednesday afternoon, competing against primarily HRV junior varsity athletes, along with those from Dufur and Klickitat.

Girls lacrosse team heads into spring break on a high note

Eagles beat Beaverton for first win of 2017

Wet conditions didn’t put a damper on the HRV girls lacrosse team Tuesday night in Hood River, where the Eagles beat the Beaverton Beavers by a double-digit margin to get their first win of the season.

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HRV softball team gets decisive wins over Sandy and Reynolds

Eagles softball defeats Sandy and Reynolds, rises to a top 10 OSAA 5A ranking

The HRV softball team put together great performances in the Eagles’ second week of play and were rewarded for their efforts, defeating Sandy and then 6A Reynolds to rise to a 3-2 record heading into spring break. And though it’s too early in the season to be putting much stock in OSAA rankings, the Eagles have to be happy about achieving a No. 9 spot in the 5A standings at the end of the week.

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HRV girls lacrosse team looks to build on last year’s breakout season

Team loses hard-fought opener to Jesuit

It will be hard to top last season for the HRV girls lacrosse team. The Eagles ended the regular season with an 11-3 record, the best in the history of the program, and capped that effort by running the table in the playoffs and winning the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association’s first-ever Navy Championship.

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Youthful boys tennis team ekes out win in debut

The HRV boys varsity tennis team may have lost a whopping seven varsity players from last year’s team, but the Eagles didn’t let that faze them in their season opener Thursday in St. Helens, edging the Lions 74-61 on games won after the teams tied on both points and sets won.

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HRV softball runs wild with mercy-rule win over Wilsonville Bulldogs Thursday

McNerney gets shutout on the mound in 10-0 rout

The Eagles rebounded in a big way from Monday’s 6-2 loss to Gresham in their season opener with a 10-0 throttling of Wilsonville Thursday evening at Westside Elementary.

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Baseball team has sights set high again

Eagles clobber Barlow in ‘home’ opener in The Dalles

There may be numerous new faces in the HRV varsity baseball team dugout this season, but their goals are no different than past years: do well in league play, qualify for the playoffs, make it to the state championship game.

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A more experienced HRV softball team looks to improve in 2017

Eagles drop ‘home’ debut to Gresham in The Dalles Monday evening

Last year’s HRV softball team had an incredibly young roster, boasting just one senior and two juniors, and while this year’s squad only has four players from the class of 2017, the juniors and sophomores on the team are older, wiser, and ready to build on last year’s efforts.

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