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Mt. Hood Meadows opens for the season

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort officially opened this past weekend.

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With snow flying, Meadows offers limited weekend opening

After a busy offseason, snowfall allows the resort to open three lifts Friday

Mother Nature teased powder hounds with an early-season snowfall in October, but now that the snow is falling in earnest on Mount Hood, ski resorts are preparing for limited openings this weekend.

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Introducing Bart Vervloet, new CGWA executive director

For many people, especially longtime Gorge windsurfers, Bart Vervloet probably needs no introduction. He’s been active in the Gorge windsurfing and local recreation scene since the mid-1980s and has been a resident of the area for just as long.

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Darrin Lingel back as Hawks boys b-ball coach

Returning Horizon coach getting players ready for Nov. 30 season debut

The Horizon boys high school basketball team’s “new” head coach is feeling right at home at the Hawks Nest, and likely hasn’t had too much of a learning curve when it comes to running drills and getting acquainted with this year’s roster.

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HRV XC hangs with the best of the West at NXR

Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the 5A state championships two weeks ago, the HRV boys and girls cross country team had arguably an even better performance last week at a race that was simply for fun… and bragging rights.

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Hood River girls water polo takes state

Hood River Valley Eagles defeat South Albany, Sandy, and Summit to win first 5A state title in program history

They may have started from the bottom in 2014, but now they’re here.

End-of-season accolades pile up for HRV athletes

Another fall sports season is winding down for Hood River Valley High School, concluding this weekend with the HRV Eagles girls water polo, who are aiming for the team’s first-ever state tournament victory.

XC teams take fourth place at state championships

The HRV boys and girls cross country teams were predicted to finish near the top of the heap at the end of the season and at Saturday’s state championship meet in Eugene, there were no surprises.

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Hood River Valley boys soccer’s undefeated streak comes to a bitter end

No. 9 La Salle upsets No. 1 HRV, advances to semis on penalty kicks

For the past three years, they’ve been unstoppable. Perennial leaders of the Columbia River Conference. Back-to-back 5A state champions. Fifty-one straight games without a loss.

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Eagles volleyball takes sixth-place at state

In their first state tournament appearance since 1993, the HRV girls volleyball team came home with a wealth of experience — and a sixth-place trophy to boot.

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