Eagles defeat Riverhawks, 3-0, to win sixth-consecutive CRC title; will host playoff game Tuesday, Nov. 3
The HRV boys soccer team was all business Tuesday night in Hood River, picking apart another opponent with clinical coldness and precision — this time The Dalles Riverhawks, who were shut out by The Eagles for the second time this season, unable to answer the three goals scored by HRV.
The Horizon co-ed soccer team is headed to the Special District 6 finals after holding off Damascus Christian, 2-1, in Hood River Monday afternoon.
Boys take first, girls take second at CRC meet to earn trip to 5A state champs
Columbia River Conference teams scrapped tooth and nail last weekend at the CRC Championships in The Dalles, with the decision of who gets to go to the OSAA 5A State Championships and who gets to stay home not made until the last 500 meters.
The HRV boys water polo season enjoyed some big wins earlier this week, defeating 6A Reynolds, 8-6, on the road Monday and then trouncing Gresham, 20-7, the very next day in Hood River, giving HRV an 11-1 record and putting the Eagles at the top of the Mt. Hood 5A/6A conference for the first time ever in the team’s history.
Having locked up the Columbia River Conference for the sixth consecutive season last week with a 1-0 win over Pendleton, HRV (7-4-2, 4-0-1 CRC) didn’t have much to play for other than pride — and maybe ranking — in Tuesday’s senior night match against the Hermiston Bulldogs (3-4-6, 1-1-3 CRC).
HRV defeats The Dalles in three sets to claim CRC title
The HRV volleyball team’s breakout season had itself a storybook ending Tuesday night, when the No. 10 Eagles upset the No. 7 The Dalles for the second time this year, sweeping the Riverhawks in three sets, and winning HRV’s first volleyball league title since the Eagles won the Tri-Valley League in 1988.
A year ago, HRV fielded the first ever full girls water polo team, who, despite improving throughout the season, went winless.
The Horizon Christian soccer team had their last regular season home game on Monday, where the Hawks (7-4, 7-1 league) hosted the Open Door Christian Academy Huskies (3-8, 3-6 league).
Strong second half puts HRV over Pendleton, 42-21
The HRV football team (4-3, 1-0 league) extended its win streak to two and notched its first Columbia River Conference win of the season last Friday with a decisive 42-21 win over the Pendleton Buckaroos (2-5, 0-1 league) in Hood River for the final home game of the regular season.
HRV at The Dalles, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. will decide who claims the CRC title
Writing last week’s volleyball story, we had an inkling the Columbia River Conference title would be decided by a showdown between The Dalles and Hood River.
Boys soccer takes down The Dalles and Pendleton
HRV (10-0-2, 4-0 league) swept the first round of Columbia River Conference play earlier this week shutting out its third league opponent in a row, The Dalles Riverhawks (2-10, 1-3 league), by a score of 7-0. It was the Eagles’ fifth consecutive shutout this season (eighth overall).
HRV clinches playoff berth and league title with two games to go
Coach Kevin Haspela said at the beginning of the season that his HRV squad would be “the team to beat in the Columbia River Conference.”
Eagles check out CRC rivals, younger athletes get chance to compete
The HRV cross country squads got a good look at their league opponents on Thursday at the Wildhorse Invitational in Pendleton, which served as a Columbia River Conference preview of sorts as it was the first time the Eagles have raced against all their CRC competition in one race this season.
Eagles boys place third, Eagles girls place ninth at George Fox Invitational in Brooks
Another competitive invitational race is under the HRV cross country team’s belt this season and with it, another long list of Eagles athletes who are performing at peak, as evidenced by the numerous personal records set this weekend.
Sophomore Alvaro Ramirez scores two goals for the Eagles in 3-0 blanking of the Bulldogs
On paper, it looked like No. 1 HRV (8-0-2, 2-0 league) would have a tough matchup with No. 3 Hermiston on Tuesday, with the Bulldogs carrying a 7-1-1 record and a 1-0 league record to go along with the team’s top-three ranking.
Eagles beat the Riverhawks in a back-and-forth five-set match in Hood River, rise to No. 8 in 5A
The HRV volleyball team continued on its merry way through its breakout season this week and made the Columbia River Conference very interesting in the process.
Eagles score three goals in first 12 minutes in 5-1 win
The Eagles girls soccer team (5-4-1, 2-0 league) seems to have rebounded from its mid-season slump, evidenced by its strong start to Columbia River Conference play, which continued Tuesday with a 5-1 road victory over the Hermiston Bulldogs.
Riders from all over the Pacific Northwest came out to the Columbia River Gorge to ride in the annual Gorge-Us Gals Ride on Saturday.
Over the past twenty years, it’s been the place where parents wiped tears as they watched their children walk across the stage to collect their diplomas.
Horizon Christian School’s co-ed soccer program continues to turn its season around, beating Southwest Christian 3-0 Wednesday afternoon in Hood River and extending its win streak to four after starting the season 0-3.
Eagles get back on track with physical 4-0 win over Pendleton
The HRV girls soccer team has had a rough go of it lately, with injuries and losses hampering a team that had enjoyed a strong start to its season earlier this month.
Six different players score for Eagles boys soccer in dominant CRC road win
In high school sports, disparity in talent and mismatches in skill levels between teams happens frequently enough, resulting in lopsided contests where it becomes clear fairly quickly which club is superior.
Boys take first in Division I race and the girls take ninth in Division II
The Hood River Valley cross country program kept building on its stellar start to the 2015 season with numerous standout performances at the Nike Portland XC meet (formerly known as Nike Pre Nationals) on Saturday — a race that draws some of the top cross country runners from the West Coast.
Typically, the games where HRV teams play a Columbia River Conference rival are the more exciting contests on the sports calendar for both players and fans — a time of year when the season is in full swing and every matchup can potentially have playoff implications.
After falling to Reynolds, Eagles teams handily defeat 6A Gresham on the road Thursday in league contest
The boys and girls varsity water polo teams have had a solid start to their season, with both squads holding a 2-1 record despite playing all their games on the road.
It’s only a few games into the season, but the HRV volleyball program has already improved over last year’s season.
HRV boys soccer climbs to No. 1 spot with win over Summit; After loss to West Albany, HRV girls looking to bounce back
The HRV boys soccer program seems to be largely picking up where it left off this season, dismantling teams left and right, giving up little to no goals on defense, and sitting near the top of the 5A standings.
It’s only a few races into the cross country season, but on the heels of an all-around excellent HRV performance at a pair of invitationals this past week, the Eagles already look like they’re in peak form.
Eagles harriers dominated at the Ultimook Invitational in Tilamook on Saturday, where both the boys and the girls teams took first overall in the 3.1-mile 5A-6A varsity races.
Horizon Christian School’s co-ed soccer program had a successful season last year, finishing with an 8-1-1 record in 3A/2A/1A Special District 6 and advancing to the state title game.
Tuesday’s 1-1 result is the HRV Eagles’ first tie since the 2013 season
The HRV boys soccer team didn’t exactly get the result it was looking for in Tuesday’s home opener against Hillsboro, where the Eagles remained on even footing with the Spartans throughout the majority of the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
HRV runs wild in its home opener against Woodburn, racks up 464 yards of offense in 54-12 romp
For its first game of the season, the HRV football team couldn’t have asked for much more.
Eagles sweep Redmond Panthers in home opener Wednesday evening
It’s been nearly three years since the Hood River Valley High School volleyball team last made the playoffs and in the past two season, the team hasn’t won more than a total of seven games, according to News archives.
Eagles defeat the St. Helens Lions, 3-2, in home opener Thursday afternoon
The girls soccer program has dominated the Columbia River Conference for the past several years and coach Kevin Haspela, who is in his sixth year coaching the team, expects the Eagles will stay the course in 2015.
The Hood River Valley High School cross country team has been out there all summer, pounding the pavement, putting the work into their workouts. HRV XC head coach Brandon Bertram is confident that once the race schedule starts in earnest next month, all that hard work will pay great dividends.
Sports have always been a family affair for Brian Stenberg.
Nearly a dozen people representing the Gorge not only competed in, but survived the Pac West Spartan Sprint Race in Washoughal earlier this month, enduring a “race” that was really more like a sadistic obstacle course.
Tom Ames is a sports guy. Name a sport and there’s a good chance Ames has either played it or coached it… or at the very least, watched it at some point it his life.
Portland Timbers players dropped their soccer cleats and picked up work gloves and paint brushes to help beautify Wy’east Middle School on Monday, sweating under the hot, midday sun as they cleared brush away from one of the school’s gardens and helped paint a mural on an outbuilding door.
HR’s MacRae Wylde hangs on to win windsurfing race series
The wind held steady and the wildfire smoke was held at bay to allow the final race of the annual Gore Cup windsurfing series to go off without a hitch.
The city of Cascade Locks more than doubled in size this past Sunday as runners from all over the Gorge and the world came to compete in the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon and 10K races.
Three athletes represented Hood River at the world championship CrossFit Games and recently returned from the competition not only in one piece (mostly), but with honors as well.
Winter is probably my favorite time of year in the Columbia River Gorge. Seeing as I am an avid snowboarder and cross country skier — and just about nothing else, as far as sports go — that’s pretty to understand why. For me, taking a smooth, quiet run down a Mt. Hood Meadows hill dusted with a few inches of new is one of the best experiences in the world.
Middle school XC practice starts soon; Middle school XC coaches wanted; Sports story correction; more
The 9th Annual Hood River Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies are coming up in a little over a month and in advance of that event, the school’s Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of this year’s inductees.
King of the Hook Aug. 15; Gorge Blow Out rescheduled again; more
Your guide to al fresco options: mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around the county
Mobile and stationary food trucks and carts abound around Hood River County.
In geography, there are some pretty misleading names out there. Happy Valley, when viewed from Portland, looks a hell of a lot more like a hill than it does a valley (and do we know how happy things are up there, really?).
It’s hard to keep up with all the different trail runs, 5Ks, marathons, and fun runs that are happening in the Gorge year-round, but the month of August in particular seems to have an embarrassment of riches as far running events go.