Boys place first, girls third at district championships; athletes head to 5A state champs
The Eagles boys track team once again took top honors at the Columbia River Conference championships this year, squeaking out a win by three points over second-place Hermiston. The girls placed first, losing by 44 points to Hermiston and narrowly losing to Pendleton by 3.5 points.
Eagles eliminated after tough losses to Pendleton, Hermiston
So many times this season, the HRV softball team has put together good innings against teams in a tough conference, but has struggled to develop a killer instinct that would allow the young Eagles squad to put away games for good.
A season that started with high promise for the HRV boys lacrosse team continued its downward trend last week as the Eagles lost two crucial league games, including a second overtime loss to a league opponent.
In memory of Hood River’s princess: With the passing of Lila May, Tutu Trot benefits other children with cancer
The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot was held this Saturday and while plenty of runners showed up in tutus as they did in 2014 and 2015, this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.
Closing out what has been the winningest girls lacrosse season in the history of the HRV program, the Eagles girls lax team added another win to their pile Monday night, defeating the Central Catholic Rams, 10-5, on Senior Night in Hood River. It was the second win in as many games against the Rams for HRV.
Eagles win a pair of one-run games against Bucks, Bulldogs
For the second year in a row, the HRV Eagles are the Columbia River Conference baseball championships.
The Horizon Christian School boys and girls track teams did well with their small rosters at the Condon/Wheeler Invitational last weekend, with the boys finishing 12th of 17 teams and the girls finishing ninth of 18 teams in a meet that included primarily small schools from both sides of the Columbia Gorge and beyond.
A great season for the HRV girls lacrosse team got even greater Tuesday night in Hood River when the Eagles (10-3, 8-3 league) defeated the formidable Lincoln Cardinals (8-6, 7-3 league), moving the teams into a tie for second place in the Portland League.
The HRV boys tennis team ended league play this season in pretty much the same position as last season, on top of the Columbia River Conference.
The race amongst the three Columbia River Conference softball teams vying for the two play-in spots left in the league got a lot tighter Tuesday night in The Dalles when HRV defeated the Riverhawks 2-1, pulling within a single game of The Dalles and Hermiston in the playoff race.
The girls didn’t win a Columbia River Conference title, but enjoyed a much more successful season this year, finishing up with a 9-3 record and 4-2 in league, culminating with a 5-3 Senior Night defeat of The Dalles Thursday.
Eagles drop both games to The Dalles at home Saturday
With the league schedule entering its final stretch, the HRV softball team is on the outside looking in when it comes to a chance at making the postseason after dropping both games of a doubleheader to The Dalles last Saturday in Hood River.
Eagles see ‘missed opportunities’ in OT loss to Wilson
Tuesday night in Hood River, the HRV boys lax team, which has been cruising along on a string of victories against nonleague opponents this season, struck an unexpected speed bump in the team’s league debut against Wilson.
After defeating Hermiston 10-0 in the last game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the HRV Eagles softball team was looking to pull ahead in the season series with a win Tuesday evening at home and tighten up the standings in the Columbia River Conference.
The HRV baseball team suffered its worst loss of the season Tuesday night, falling 9-1 to Hermiston.
After suffering their first loss of the season April 15 — a brutal 16-3 defeat at the hands of the Sherwood Bowmen — the HRV boys lax team (8-1) rebounded with a 17-3 drubbing of Nadzitsaga (0-8) in Hood River Friday evening.
They may be in one of the toughest leagues in the state, but the HRV softball team continues to perform well in the Columbia River Conference despite the team’s fourth-place ranking, splitting games with the sixth-ranked Hermiston Bulldogs this weekend.
HRV has worst loss of the season against OES, then bounces back with win over Wilson
Andrew McElderry, head coach of the HRV girls lax team, had Friday’s contest at Oregon Episcopal School penciled in as the toughest game of the season for the Eagles, and the Aardvarks delivered.
Boys team narrowly misses first at Summit Invitational
Saturday’s track invitational at Summit High School in Bend was the first true test of how the HRV boys team stacked up against some of the best competition in 5A, and the team aced the test… almost.
HRV beats Grant, 12-2, was scheduled to play league-leading OES Friday
The HRV girls lax team has been oddly consistent in most of its victories this season.
The HRV boys tennis team played Pendleton on Wednesday and the Eagles picked up their second league win of the season, beating a shorthanded Buckaroos squad 6-2.
Eagles baseball slugs its way to 11-5 win over Pendleton
The offensive adjustments made by HRV this season continue to pay off for the Eagles, who beat Pendleton for the third time in four days on Tuesday, routing the Buckaroos 11-5 in Pendleton and winning the season series.
They may not have been able to catch Oregon Episcopal School in the Portland League lacrosse standings, but the Eagle girls continued to put more distance between themselves and other teams in the league this Friday after rolling Cleveland for the second time this season.
Eagles drop both games of league doubleheader with Buckaroos in Hood River
The Pendleton Buckaroos’ reputation as heavy-hitters preceded them in Saturday’s doubleheader with No. 15 HRV in Hood River, and though the No. 4 Bucks didn’t put up a ton of offense against the Eagles, they put up enough.
Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the HRV track and field team dominated the annual Blossom Invitational in Hood River Friday, with both the girls and the boys teams outpacing the competition to take first place overall in the meet.
HRV defeats Pendleton in both games of a doubleheader
The No. 4 Eagles had one of their biggest tests of the Columbia River Conference season on Saturday, playing their perennial rivals, the No. 19 Pendleton Buckaroos, Saturday in a doubleheader.
Eagles defeat Redmond in eight innings and play Pendleton in a doubleheader Saturday at noon
The Eagles softball team has seen some high and low points in a challenging nonleague schedule, which came to an end Wednesday with HRV eking out an eight-inning, 6-5 win over Redmond in Hood River.
Eagles finish nonleague schedule with rout of Redmond, play Pendleton this Saturday at noon
So far this season, the players on the HRV baseball team have done exactly what has been expected of them by Head Coach Erich Harjo.
Eagles defeat Falcons, 17-5, to go 7-0
The road-weary HRV boys lax team couldn’t have asked for a much better homecoming Tuesday night, crushing the 1-6 Liberty Falcons by a score of 17-5, giving the Eagles their seventh win in their seventh game this season.
Girls take third and boys take first, along with breaking some records, at Sandy Invite
It’s been a good season so far for the HRV boys and girls track teams and Saturday’s invitational at Sandy High School showed there are no signs of that letting up.
HRV defeats Putnam and Aloha to go 6-0
The HRV boys lacrosse team has continued unbeaten through the first three weeks of its nonleague schedule, defeating Rex Putnam and Aloha late last week to give the team its best start since the 2005 season.
HRV defeats Liberty, 14-3
The HRV girls lax team bowled over yet another opponent Friday night, defeating Liberty 14-3 in a nonleague game and continuing what has been a stellar start to the season for the Eagles.
Win over Wilsonville: In a season where HRV has seen more than its fair share of games decided by a single run, Wednesday’s game with Wilsonville was a welcome departure from that trend.
Lincoln High School proved to be a tough opponent for HRV last week.
On Thursday night in Hood River, the HRV girls lacrosse team got its third-straight win of the season with another blowout victory, this time at the expense of the Wilson Trojans, who lost 16-2 to give the Eagles their most decisive victory of the season.
HRV had one of its toughest losses of the season Thursday, losing to the Sandy Pioneers by one run in a game that went into extra innings after the Eagles had built a four-run lead.
Eagles get a pair of gutsy one-point road wins in games at Canby and Clackamas
It may be only four games into the season, but the HRV boys lacrosse team is already on a roll, winning all four of its contests, including two hotly-contested away games late last week that were decided by just a single goal.
The Eagles track and field squad enjoyed some unseasonably warm temperatures and some equally unseasonably-good times (and throws… and jumps) at HRV’s home debut against Hermiston Tuesday afternoon.
After having not much time on the courts in preparation for the 2016 season, the HRV girls tennis team enjoyed ideal conditions Tuesday afternoon for its home-court debut against their neighbors to the north, the Columbia Bruins.
After rough Gladstone outing, HRV softball bounces back with strong performance against La Salle Falcons
The Eagles returned from spring break this week and struggled in their first contest, getting shutout by Gladstone, currently ranked as one of the best 4A teams in the state.
The Eagles returned this week from their successful spring break trip down to Arizona and resumed their winning ways in their first game of the week, handily defeating the 4A Gladstone Gladiators on the road.
The HRV girls lacrosse team had its first home game of the season Monday night and made it a memorable one, easily defeating the Cleveland Warriors, 13-2, at Henderson Community Stadium.
A talented roster and a good start has HRV Head Coach Matt Luchsinger thinking a deep playoff run is in store for boys lax
The HRV boys lacrosse team had a solid season in 2015, culminating in the team’s first-ever Cascade Cup championship win — a tournament comprised of the bottom 16 Oregon boys lacrosse teams that did not get into the regular playoff tournament.
Perhaps a good indicator of how well the HRV baseball team is playing this year is how well the Eagles did at their annual trip down to the Phoenix, Ariz., metro area for the Coach Bob Invitational, where HRV played some very competitive teams from Colorado, Arizona, and California
Eagles go 3-1 in games at Battle at the Beach tournament
The HRV baseball team had a busy and fruitful beginning to spring break earlier this week after the team went 3-1 at the Battle at the Beach tournament in Newport.
One of the biggest track and field rosters in the history of the HRV program showed it was not only deep, but talented Thursday when the Eagles faced off against other Gorge schools at the Mullen-Leavitt Invite in The Dalles.
Though they only had less than a week of practice time on the courts due to rainy weather, the lack of time seemed to have no impact on HRV girls tennis athletes during their season debut against the St. Helens Lions, whom the Eagles clobbered in St. Helens, 7-1.
The HRV girls lacrosse team had a productive season last year, qualifying for the playoffs for the second time in the program’s history, and advancing to the second round.
The boys tennis team picked up right where it left off last season in their home debut Thursday evening at the Tsuruta Tennis Courts, where the Eagles nearly swept St. Helens, taking the Lions down 7-1.
The HRV varsity softball team may have an extremely young roster this season, but what they lack in age they’ll make up for in talent.