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Now that the weather has embraced some sense of the spring season, conditions are now appropriate enough for all spring sports to begin competing. While a few games and matches have gotten underway in the last week, the full swing comes this week. Below are the various sporting events with d…

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The success of HRVHS’s winter sports continued as the Eagles Ski Team took home the state championship last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows, along with a bevy of top place finishes and outstanding performances.

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The official wrestling season may have ended with the state championship three weeks ago, but on March 8, Eagle wrestlers found themselves at Sweet Home High School competing to represent Oregon at a series of exhibition matches in South Africa later this year.

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Jason Shaner Jr., a former Hood River Valley Eagle and decorated wrestler, completed his freshman wrestling season at Clackamas Community College when he placed fifth in the 133-pound class at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship. The event was held …

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Local archer and hunting enthusiast Tyler White competed in the Oregon State Indoor Championship competition in Redmond on March 2-3. White earned first place and was crowned the state champion in the adult male Bow Hunter, freestyle division, with an overall score of 600–88X.

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Jim Thornton, a ranger for the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and native of Hood River, was recently awarded the 2018 Recreationalist of the Year by the Oregon State Snowmobile Association (OSSA). Thornton won the same award 20 years ago in 1998.

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The Hood River Valley High School boys basketball team saw a whirlwind last two weeks of the season: The Eagles had capped an undefeated Intermountain Conference season, waited out cancelled or rescheduled games, followed by a makeshift IMC tournament, and earned a state tournament playoff g…

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The voting results are in for Hood River Valley High School’s Athletes of the Month for January. Kicking off the new year are four student-athletes who embody hard work and passion both in the classroom and in their respective sport. The following are summaries of each written by the athlete…

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On Feb. 17, Hood River resident Fiona Wylde won the 2019 Sunset Beach Pro in Oahu, Hawaii, a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) surf competition organized by the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP). The Sunset event is the first of many in the APP’s World Tour, with future events taking place i…

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The Cooper Spur Alpine Ski Team (CSAT) competed at the Schweitzer Mountain resort in Idaho last weekend. The races were the second Junior Olympic Qualifier and had more than 200 athletes, boys and girls ages 12 and 13, from Idaho, Oregon, Alaska and Washington competing to qualify for the We…

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The Horizon Christian Hawks have reached the conclusion of their successful 2018-2019 basketball season, following Wednesday’s 66-44 loss to Nixyaawii High School in the quarterfinals of the OSAA 1A State Playoffs and Thursday’s 59-28 loss to Sherman County High School in the consolation bracket.

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The Horizon Christian Hawks advanced to the quarterfinals of the 1A state playoffs on Friday night, when they defeated the Crosshill Christian Eagles 49-43 at home in a hard-fought and physical game.

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The weatherman took top 10 pin honors at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week. Our good intentions to have leagues and conduct the umpteenth annual city bowling tournament were snowed out in that unending blizzard. This is a good time to reflect on this great game of ours. It has come a long way.

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The Hood River Valley Boys Basketball team continued their successful season with a 66-57 win over The Dalles Riverhawks on Tuesday night at home. Let’s set the stage: Hood River is in the midst of its best regular season of this millennium, celebrating Senior Night and hosting its rival, Th…

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What began as a close match up quickly turned into a lopsided duel as the Hood River Valley High School Girls Basketball team lost to The Dalles on Tuesday night at home, the final score 50-24. Despite the loss, the home game was a special occasion for the Eagles, as they celebrated their de…

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Horizon Christian Hawks will play the Crosshill Christian Eagles in the second-round state playoff basketball game on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at Horizon Christian School, 700 Pacific Ave., Hood River. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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The Hood River Valley High School Swim teams performed well at the OSAA State Swimming Championships this past weekend in Tualatin Hills. While there was an initial concern about Hood River traveling in the intense winter weather, they were able to arrive on schedule with a bit of help from …

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With two strong performances over the weekend, the Horizon Christians Boys Basketball team took first place in the Big Sky District Tournament and returned home to Hood River as champions. This championship marks the eighth in the school’s history, the sixth for Darrin Lingel as head coach, …

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Did someone say hunting season opened again? Well, you would never know by looking outside as we are covered in cold white stuff. Yet, inside, well, that’s a different matter. The new, all-plastic 3 pound, 6 ounces. Twister pins at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes are getting blasted into oblivion. 

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Wrestling is a physical sport, dominated by a unique combination of raw strength and practiced skill. These athletes, spend hundreds of hours channeling their passion towards perfecting their physiques, memorizing the right movements and focusing their will towards a sole objective: Winning.

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The Horizon Christian Boys Basketball team had a victorious weekend as they took care of business Friday and Saturday with wins over the Dufur Rangers (57-42) and the South Wasco County Redside (47-41). The Hawks improved to 12-1 in the league after the weekend.

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A cold snowy day was the setting for Saturday’s Skiathon-style race at Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Center. Central Oregon teams converged at Mt. Hood Meadows to challenge Hood River Valley Nordic racers on their own turf. HRV held their own with the help of the Kaden siblings: Ben, a senior, fin…

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The HRV Boys Basketball team dismantled the Ridgeview Ravens at home on Thursday night 76-42, extending their league record to 5-0 and demonstrating just how terrifying a team they can be.

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The Hood River Valley High School Wrestling teams both took second place at their respective tournaments, the boys competing at the White Buffalo Invite in Madras and the girls at the OSAA North Regional Championship in Hillsboro.

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The Horizon Christian Boys Basketball team had a victorious weekend as they took care of business Friday and Saturday with wins over the Dufur Rangers (57-42) and the South Wasco County Redside (47-41). The Hawks improved to 12-1 in the league after the weekend.

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The Horizon Christian Hawks lost 70-56 to the Sherman County Huskies on Tuesday night at Sherman. The loss broke the Hawks’ prefect league record and put them at 10-1 on the year as of publication, while Sherman retained their undefeated league record of 11-0.

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Matt Hodges and Bill Morrissey shattered their career bowling highs at Hood River’s friendly Orchard Lanes last week. And, when we say that, we mean absolutely demolished.

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One is a sophomore, new to the varsity level but fearless on the court and passionate about helping her team win. The other is a senior, experienced and confident with the ball in hand, reading the defense and guiding her teammates with smart play calls.

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An amazing confluence of volunteers, racers, blue sky, warm weather, amazing scenery and two leagues coming together to combine forces resulted in a fantastic day of Nordic racing for Oregon high school athletes.

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The Gorge Roller Girls are in their second season of play with the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), an international league with more than 400 active teams.

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The voting is in and Hood River Valley High School’s athletes of the month for December 2018 have been selected. A swimmer, a basketball player and two wrestlers earned the honors, their achievements vast and unique for their age.

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The Horizon Christian Boys Basketball team had a great home showing last weekend, with back-to-back victories over Echo on Friday (64-32) and Arlington on Saturday (49-34).

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The Hood River Valley High School winter cheerleaders took the mat for the first time this season competing in back-to-back competitions Jan. 19-20, where they placed fourth and second, respectively, in their division.

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The Hood River Valley Girls Wrestling team took home the championship trophy at the Oregon Classic Dual Meet State Championships last Saturday at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond. This meet is not to be confused with the state championship meet occurring Feb. 22 and 23.

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The Horizon Hawks survived the weekend with a pair of wins, taking their league record to a perfect 8-0 on the season.

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Jamie Robinson, a senior at Hood River Valley High School and avid water polo player, signed a letter of intent Friday to attend Santa Clara University, a private institution in Santa Clara, Calif.

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The season of skiing has arrived, and in fact has been underway for over a month now. Teams have dusted off their skis and snow boots, events have been organized and races have been run.

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As the last race concludes, she shifts her weight back and forth in anticipation. The shrill of a whistle pierces her concentration as she’s splashed with water from the previous contender exiting the pool.

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In what’s becoming their typical exciting, nerve-racking style, the HRV boys basketball team defeated the Pendleton Buckaroos 77-67 at home last Friday to open the regular season.

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The Horizon Hawks destroyed the Ione Cardinals 52-33 on the road Saturday, improving to 9-3 overall and 6-0 in league.

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A total of 111 athletes raced this past Sunday at the club swim meet hosted by the Hood River Valley Swim Team at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Three clubs — The Dalles Swim Team, Vancouver Swim Club and Hood River — came together for a fierce but fun day of competition, with kids of all ages partaking in the array of races ranging from 25 to 1,650 meters.

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The Eagles handed the Ridgeview Ravens a defeat in both girls and boys swimming on Thursday at the Hood River Aquatic Center, with the girls winning 129-26 and the boys 75-44.

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The HRV Girls held a cultural exchange game on Tuesday when they hosted a team of all-star players from Melbourne, Australia. The game was scheduled as part of a series of games the Melbourne team is playing in the state; they had played in The Dalles the night before.

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