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Ben Mitchell

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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.

November 26, 2016 midnight read more..


Darrin Lingel back as Hawks boys b-ball coach

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.

November 23, 2016 midnight read more..


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.

November 19, 2016 midnight read more..
 

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.

November 12, 2016 midnight read more..
   

Boys team bows out with tough loss to Ashland

A young HRV boys water polo team saw its season come to an end Thursday evening in Corvallis as the No. 5 Eagles lost a tough one to No. 4 Ashland, 10-7, failing to advance to the double-elimination round of the tournament for the first time since the 2013 season.

November 5, 2016 midnight read more..
 

Girls roll South Albany Rebels in first round game

During the regular season, the HRV girls water polo had a blowout victory in nearly every contest — defeating teams by such large margins that Head Coach Kellie Dunn feared the Eagles’ game could atrophy by the time they faced some stiffer competition in the state playoffs.

November 5, 2016 midnight read more..
      

Horizon loses a heartbreaker in 1A semis

A four-goal effort by Horizon soccer lead scorer Quinn Roetcisoender wasn’t enough to lift the Hawks over the North Clackamas Christian Saints in a 1A semifinal playoff game played in Oregon City Monday.

October 26, 2016 midnight read more..
 

Horizon home finale

The Horizon Christian soccer team clinched a berth in the championship bracket of the 1A playoffs on Monday.

October 12, 2016 midnight read more..


Redmond’s run game dashes HRV’s chance for postseason appearance

The HRV football team’s slim chance at obtaining a playoff berth was reduced to none over the weekend thanks to the Redmond Panthers, who pummeled the Eagles’ defensive line with an unstoppable ground attack that gave the former Intermountain Conference team a 48-20 victory during HRV’s homecoming game Friday night.

October 12, 2016 midnight read more..
 

Hermiston challenges, but can’t beat HRV boys soccer

After six consecutive seasons of winning the Columbia River Conference, the HRV boys soccer team has largely outgrown the smallest league in 5A, developing rivalries with nonconference 5A powerhouses like Wilsonville, Woodburn, Summit, and Hillsboro while rolling CRC’s Pendleton and The Dalles.

October 8, 2016 midnight read more..
     

HRV Girls soccer beats up Bucks in league debut

After two nonconference losses last week, the HRV girls soccer team made a grand opening statement in their first league game of the season, letting the other teams in the Columbia River Conference know that the Eagles will again be the team to beat.

October 1, 2016 midnight read more..
   

HRVHS graduate and soccer pro starts Gorge Soccer Academy

He’s played soccer professionally for nine years and has traveled around Europe to play the game, but now, Hood River’s Matthew Dallman is bringing that experience and knowledge back to the Gorge to help a new generation of soccer players.

September 28, 2016 midnight read more..
 

Hood River Valley boys soccer juggernaut rolls into league competition

Continuing a trend from the last couple seasons, the HRV boys soccer team remains undefeated as it heads into its league schedule, after holding La Salle (2-2-2) to a 1-1 draw on the road Tuesday, then shutting out 6A Central Catholic (1-4-1) with a two-goal effort Thursday evening at Westside Elementary. The Eagles (6-0-1), the No. 1 team in 5A, will look to start their Columbia River Conference games with another win Tuesday at 4 p.m. in a match with Pendleton (1-3-1) at Westside Elementary.

September 24, 2016 midnight read more..


HRV girls soccer finishes nonleague stretch with losses

The end of HRV’s nonleague series (save for a game against Woodburn Sept. 29) didn’t go exactly as planned for the Eagles, who have been trying to rack up as many nonconference wins as possible to help them gain a higher ranking at the end of the season.

September 24, 2016 midnight read more..
  

HRV volleyball handed first loss of the season

After 11 games this season, the HRV volleyball team’s win streak was finally snapped on Saturday during a tournament at Century High School in Hillsboro, where the Eagles fell to 6A Liberty in the championship game.

September 21, 2016 midnight read more..


The end of Morrison Park?

Morrison Park has been the site of Hood River’s disc golf course for over a decade, but in the coming years, it may have a different use: affordable housing.

September 21, 2016 midnight read more..
  

HRV Harriers rock Skip Sparks

The annual Skip Sparks Invitational in Hood River was a great opportunity for HRV cross country runners to show their stuff in front of a home crowd.

September 17, 2016 midnight read more..
  

HRV Eagles volleyball rises to No. 1

Indicative of the incredible turnaround they’ve had since the 2014 season, the HRV girls volleyball team, fresh off another tournament win this weekend, are currently ranked as the best volleyball team in the state.

September 14, 2016 midnight read more..


Girls water polo gets historic win over Barlow

Proving once again that they are a team on the rise, the HRV girls water polo squad scored another victory Thursday evening and though it was only the second contest of the season, it was a historic one.

September 14, 2016 midnight read more..
  

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