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It still felt like summer on Friday, September 13, but just barely, as I drove toward Mt. View Orchards. The sky was blue and the breeze was warm but promised to turn chilly before the evening was over. I parked at the Mt. View Orchards venue in front of trees heavy with near-ripe pears. Mt.…

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Hood River Valley’s girls varsity basketball team is gearing up and getting ready to tip-off their 2019-2020 season. Steve Noteboom, head coach for the Eagle squad, said last season they suffered a 2-20 record and are finding ways to prevent that this season.

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Last week, team Take Ten won the first half of the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes and they did it in convincing fashion.  They put the broom to legendary Team Nishi, sweeping all four games from them in their last head-to-head match in a battle of two of the top two …

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Tryouts for Hood River Valley’s varsity basketball squad tipped off Monday. Christopher Dirks, head coach for the Eagles, said he’s not a fan of cutting kids and that these are his least favorite days of the year.

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State Champion Water Polo athletes cheer from aboard a fire truck Saturday in the parade honoring the boys’ and girls’ teams that won the Class 5A titles on Nov. 16. Hood River, Wy’east and West Side fire trucks carried the athletes and coaches from the waterfront, through downtown and the H…

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Last week’s finish of the first round in the fast-paced Fraternal league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was one for the ages.

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Horizon Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team began its season with their first practice Monday night. Darrin Lingel, head coach for the Hawks, said he looks forward to competing this upcoming season. One aspect that this team has is chemistry, Lingel said.

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Hood River Valley’s wrestlers  began their season Monday. Student athletes began practice with full-body exercises on the mat by tumbling, jogging and stretching to warm up their muscles.

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Hood River Valley High School welcomed its new wrestling head coach, Tony Rolen. Rolen previously was an assistant coach in Oregon City High School since 2008.

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Hood River Valley’s boys varsity water polo team defeated Parkrose High School 12-6 and won the 5A state championship Saturday at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. This is the Eagles’ first state championship.

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On Saturday Hood River Valley’s girls varsity water polo team defeated West Albany 9-3 and won the 5A state championship at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. This marks the Eagles’ third state title.

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Katie Koenig, senior and varsity lacrosse player at Hood River Valley High School, signed her National Letter of Intent for the University of California Davis Friday. Koenig will be HRV’s first lacrosse player to play at a Division 1 school. “I’m really excited and happy I get the opportunit…

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Sunday tryouts scheduled, and Bandit baseball joins programA new baseball academy, Hood River Whitecaps, has formed in the Gorge area.The Hood River Whitecaps is intended to be “a high quality, nearby, low logistics” baseball academy for Hood River and surrounding area players ages 8-19 from…

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Bowling big games usually gets top billing in league, but the camaraderie of team interaction is just as important. In a squeaker, the Orchard Lanes crew won round 1 in the Industrial league at its namesake up on the Heights in Hood River. They won by only 2.5 points on the strength of a big…

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Hood River Valley’s girls and boys varsity water polo teams will compete against their respective Ashland High School opponents in the 5A semifinals Friday, Nov. 15 at the Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. HRV’s water polo teams are ranked number one in the state.

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The Hood River Valley Eagles girls cross country team placed second at the OSAA 5A State Meet in Eugene Saturday. On the podium with the team trophy are Lucy Hennessy, left, Celia Acosta, Lottie Bonham, Josephine Dickinson, Frances Dickinson, Mieka McKnight, and Chloe Bullock.

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Hood River Valley’s boys varsity soccer team championship quest was cut short Saturday in an away game against Ashland High School 2-0. The team traveled seven hours for the match.

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Last August Todd Walter participated in the 2019 General Tire Casey Folks “Vegas to Reno” off-road race from Beatty, Nev., to Dayton, Nev. The off-road race covers over 500 miles and earns the title of longest off-road race in the U.S.

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The Eagles junior varsity football team wrapped up the fall season with a 47-18 victory at Hillsboro. The Eagles returned an early kickoff for a score and it just got better from there. The defense had several interceptions, including turning two into “pick six” touchdowns. Sacks and recover…

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Pin pounders come in all kinds at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. Normally, we feature the big shooters who rack up the top scratch scores in league action and there were several last week. A quick scan of the league reports below shows who was hot and you will see some very familiar n…

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Despite the fact that they were regarded as underdogs, the Hood River Valley Eagles were certainly hoping to get an upset win over the Wilsonville Wildcats in an OnPoint Community Credit Union OSAA Class 5A girls soccer first round state playoff game.

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HRVHS at StateTwo Hood River Valley High School programs will attempt a repeat of their 2018 5A State Championships this weekend.The girls cross country team competes in Eugene and girls water polo team in Corvallis.The Eagle boys’ water polo team is also in the state tournament. Boys soccer…

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The Hood River Valley High School cross country teams closed out their regular season at Sorosis Park in The Dalles Oct. 31. Crook County, Pendleton, Ridgeview, Redmond and host The Dalles/ Dufur participated in Thursday’s race.

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Hood River Valley High School’s varsity girls soccer team defeated The Dalles/ Dufur High School 2-0 Thursday at home during senior night. The Eagles had a 9-5 overall record and finish second in the Intermountain Conference.

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Tenpin bowling at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes got very friendly last week. It’s only October, so we’re not in tip-top mid-season form yet, but there were some mighty fine scores last week. We had four 700s. The Dalles former national bowling rep Steve Byers became the latest tall totaler to c…

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Pin pounders come in all kinds at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. Normally, we feature the big shooters who rack up the top scratch scores in league action and there were several last week. 

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Pin pounders come in all kinds at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. Normally, we feature the big shooters who rack up the top scratch scores in league action and there were several last week. 

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“That was a big team win,” Hood River Valley High School running back Tanner Fletcher said Monday about Friday’s come-from behind 36-22 win at Forest Grove, a game that improves the team’s post-season chances going into Friday’s final regular season game.

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