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After Pendleton loss, girls look to regroup for final half of CRC play

The last time the HRV girls basketball team faced Pendleton, the Eagles were at the start of Columbia River Conference play, buoyed by a nonleague record of 6-4, with three of those four losses by five points or fewer. Though they did not beat the Buckaroos in their first meeting, they lost by three points, which was the most competitive game against a league opponent for the HRV girls in nearly five years.

February 18, 2017 midnight read more..
     

TRACKS THROUGH THE TREES

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort got another healthy dose of snow earlier this week, making for some fine tree-skiing on this Hood River Meadows run.

February 11, 2017 midnight read more..
   

Horizon boys look to power through final week of play

The Hawks had both games interrupted by weather over the weekend, but were able to play both, as Friday’s game at Arlington was moved to Thursday and Saturday’s home game against Dufur was moved to Monday. Horizon beat Arlington 61-54, but then fell to the No. 10 Dufur Rangers 69-55.

February 8, 2017 midnight read more..


Eagle boys get ugly, but important, victory

After coming out on the wrong side of a handful of close contests this season, the HRV boys basketball team finally learned how to close out a game Tuesday evening, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Vannet Court was electric as the Eagles (6-9, 1-2 Columbia River Conference) hung on for dear life and repelled a rallying Riverhawks team (3-11, 0-3), defeating The Dalles 66-63 and getting their first league win of the season.

February 6, 2017 8:58 p.m. read more..
    

Girls wrestling team has productive weekend during home matches

The annual Elks Wrestling Tournament marked another impressive performance by the HRV girls wrestling team, who have had quite the season as they head into their state qualifying competition this weekend. The Eagles headlined with first-place finishes by Grace Miller and Monique Verduzco — the former of whom received the Most Outstanding Wrestler award of the tournament — and placed second out of 28 teams that showed up to the event.

February 1, 2017 midnight read more..
 

Horizon girls make statement with win over Redsides

They’ve beaten Big Sky cellar-dwellers Ione and Mitchell/Spray with ease, but on Tuesday, players for the Horizon girls basketball team made a big statement when they pulled out a 33-30 road victory over the equally formidable South Wasco County Redsides (8-6, 5-2 league).

January 28, 2017 midnight read more..


Slow start dooms Horizon boys at South Wasco County

Nearing the halfway point of their league schedule, the Horizon boys basketball team is currently in the bottom half of the Big Sky standings and as of Friday morning, occupied the sixth spot in the league — the last spot to get into the conference tournament held late next month.

January 28, 2017 midnight read more..


Hood River swimmers excel in mini-districts

If Saturday’s meet is a forecast of things to come, Columbia River Conference swimmers are going to have a difficult time hanging with the Eagles when the district championship meet is held in Hood River next month.

January 25, 2017 midnight read more..


HRV boys don’t get the league start they hoped for

After carving up some softer teams in nonleague action, the HRV boys basketball team received a rude awakening Friday evening when they traveled to Pendleton, opening up Columbia River Conference action with a game against the Buckaroos.

January 25, 2017 midnight read more..
      

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.

January 7, 2017 midnight read more..


HRV boys b-ball ends 2016 with two losses

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.

January 4, 2017 midnight read more..
 

Kayla Bowker: Iron Woman

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

December 28, 2016 midnight read more..


Eagles blow out the Bruins

It wasn’t on the original schedule, but with all the games that have been canceled due to the winter weather that has hit the Gorge the past couple weeks, HRV basketball teams were grateful for a chance to compete against the Columbia Bruins on Wednesday, and even happier at the end of the contests. The girls whooped the Bruins 63-21 and the boys defeated Columbia 63-48.

December 24, 2016 midnight read more..
 

Swim team aims to repeat last year’s successes

The HRV boys and girls swim teams saw plenty of success during the 2015-16 campaign and though both squads lost some key athletes due to graduation, the teams largely expect to pick up where they left off last season.

December 21, 2016 midnight read more..
  

Nordic Weather

The HRV Nordic team, along with non-school skiers, enjoyed cold temperatures, no wind, and sunny skies Saturday morning when they took to the cross country ski trails at Mt. Hood Meadows for a 4K/7K community skate race.

December 21, 2016 midnight read more..
           

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