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RJ Chavez

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HRV Soccer: Late-game heroics

It’s unusual for a high school team to play its fall season home opener three weeks into September, but for the HRV boys’ soccer team, that was the case this week. On Sept. 19, the Eagles welcomed La Salle Prep for a non-conference matchup.

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Another blowout win for the Eagles

It had been two weeks since their first game of the season, but HRV football was back in action last Friday night.

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Volleyball: big winners this past weekend

Last week, the Eagles opened league play against undefeated Pendleton at home. Losing in three sets, the Eagles moved to 2-3 on the season heading into their tournament at Century over the weekend.

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Eagles on three game skid heading into Century tournament

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Eagles opened league play against their conference rival from Pendleton.

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Fire stalls Hood River business community

Businesses go through numerous challenges in any given year and many of those are things that they can prepare for. However, the fire burning throughout the Gorge is not one of them.

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HRV boys soccer wins on the road for first win of the season

After an early season test against defending 6A state champions McMinnville two weeks ago, the Eagles were back in action on Tuesday as they traveled to Summit.

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HRV girls soccer lose on the road in first game of the season

Almost three weeks into the regular season for high school athletics and HRV’s girls soccer team finally played its first game last weekend.

Volleyball: recap of Canby tournament

After a disappointing loss to Mountain View on Sept. 5, the Eagles traveled to Canby this past weekend for a tournament that hosted various 5A schools.

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First loss of the season comes at home for the Eagles

With HRV and Horizon soccer games being cancelled on Tuesday due to the fires surrounding the area making it difficult for players to participate in any athletic events, the Eagles volleyball team was left unsure if Mountain View High School would be making the trip to Hood River for the non-league matchup between the two schools.

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Cross Country travels to Tillamook for first competition

Days before the cross country team headed out to Tillamook for their first 5k of the season, I see the team on my way home from work running down Belmont back towards the high school and all I could think was, wow.

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Eagles get it done against Redmond and David Douglas in week one

After a long off-season Hood River Valley volleyball was finally back in action Tuesday night.

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Early battle between top teams in state

The season finally kicked off for HRV boys soccer as they traveled three hours to McMinnville on Thursday to face the 6A Grizzlies.

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HRV boys soccer is underway with title ambitions

The HRV boys soccer team began their season last week with a jamboree in Woodburn against two of the top teams in the state. In their first matchup they beat Silverton, who are potential state contenders, 3-0, and in the final match of the day against defending state champions Woodburn it was a scoreless draw.

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HRVHS Volleyball: ‘We’d like to win our last game of the year’

The Hood River Valley High School 2017 volleyball season is underway and there’s nothing but excitement surrounding this team after what they accomplished last year.

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A crucial season for Horizon’s soccer team growth

Horizon’s soccer team last year was very close to competing in the 1A state title game as they lost in the semifinals against North Clackamas Christian School.

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Experience favors Haspela’s HRV girls soccer team

The Hood River Valley High School Girls Soccer team is coming off their most successful record in seven years, winning a total of 11 out of 15 games.

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The sport in racquetball’s shadow: Handball

Nobody told me what I was getting myself into a few weeks ago, but it would’ve have been nice to know.

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Another Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge in the books

This past weekend athletes from Australia, Tahiti, Europe, Canada and the US traveled to Hood River to compete in the seventh annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC), which is one of the most competitive and prestigious stand up paddling races.

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The Hook has crowned a king and queen

Windsurfing board tricks, relay races, tandem sailing and attempted acrobatics on the boards are just some of the fun that goes on at the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s King of the Hook event.

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Gorge Cup summer series ends

The annual Gorge Cup windsurfing series came to an end earlier this month. On Aug. 12-13, the last two races of this series were completed.

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Ryan Zeller returns home from Russia

Ryan Zeller, a junior wrestler at HRVHS, is back home after a 15-day journey to Russia with the Oregon Wrestling Cultural Exchange team.

HRVHS water polo and cross country have titles to defend

Practice has officially started for HRVHS fall sports, and for the Girls Water Polo team, they enter this year with all eyes on them as defending Mt. Hood Conference and 5A State champions.

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‘Whatever we do, do it with a purpose’

On Feb. 3, 2014, Gary Peterson lost his life to an 18-year battle with Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), a condition characterized by progressive problems with movement that attacks the immune system. Inspired by the courageous life his father lived, his son carries on his legacy.

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Blue and Gold BBQ and Meet the Eagles Night kick off Friday

Come out to Henderson Stadium this Friday, Aug. 18 to watch and meet your 2017 HRVHS fall sports players at the annual Blue and Gold BBQ.

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Wrestling: ‘A trip that the girls won't ever forget’

Two coaches and 12 student-athletes participated in the first Oregon Girls Wrestling Cultural Exchange. This year's team traveled through three provinces of Canada and four U.S. states, visiting four universities that have womens wrestling teams.

Eagle football: time to ‘prove them wrong’

Before the start of every football season, the incoming senior players get together to come up with a motto unique to that group and this year it’s simple, said senior defensive lineman Adrian Ramirez: “Prove them wrong.”

CGWA: The arrest 30 years ago that changed the Gorge

In 1987 a man by the name of Fred Noble was arrested in Rowena for trespassing onto land that was owned by state parks.

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‘The race that attracts adrenaline junkies’

Doug Archbald had this idea 10 years ago to bring downwind sailing competition to the Gorge and ever since then, he and the Hood River Yacht Club have put on an event during the summer season known as the Double Damned.

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