Girls Travel Basketball is looking to expand from two to three teams for the 2019-20 calendar year. All teams are accepting new players from fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades; no previous basketball experience required. “Our program is about building a girls basketball community” said…
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The Hood River Valley High School Cheer team earned several awards at a recent National Cheerleader’s Association “Get Shocked” Camp earlier this month at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash., including a top place award for the best game day performance and cheerleader Erica Matthisen…
The summer has brought a series of new hires in the sports department at Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School; the former brought on several new coaches and the latter a new Athletic Director.
The Hood River Little League All-Star teams, 10U and 12U, played in their respective District 5 Championship tournament in Madras on June 22-27. Neither team was able to win, with the 10U team placing third out of seven and the 12U team placing second out of eight. The losses brought both te…
Through the summer, there are dozens of sport camps for kids in Hood River, coached by local residents who want to give back to the community. Basketball is one of the popular sports for these camps, with skill and developments sessions popping up from June to November when school or league …
The Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame Committee has made its selections for the Class of 2019 that will be inducted during September’s HRVHS Hall of Fame football game and weekend celebration that runs Sept. 13-14.
The 15th annual Oregon Beach Wrestling Championships took place June 8 down on the shores of the Columbia in Hood River. Dozens of participants of varying weight classes and ages came together to toss, tumble and pin in an effort to claim themselves king or queen of the sand. When the matche…
Each year, Hood River Valley High School honors the collection of students who partake in three sports throughout the school year. These three-sport athletes meet the demands of their academic pursuits and athletic ambitions from fall to spring, the momentum of one sport carrying them into t…
With the Class of 2019 graduating from both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School, we decided to feature a collection of graduates who will be continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
The Hood River Valley Softball team lost its quarterfinal playoff game 5-3 against Dallas High School on May 24 at home. The loss ended the Eagles season and was an upset defeat, as they were ranked No. 2 in the state, while Dallas was ranked No. 7.
Well, they were building all season long and it paid off — Hood River Valley High School had outstanding performances across the two-day Track and Field State Championships on May 24-25 at Mt. Hood Community College. The Eagles made the podium in six events, three of which they took first pl…
The spring sports are wrapping up, with several having seen their seasons conclude. At the time of publication, the remaining high school sports still in play are HRVHS Softball and Track and Field. Below are the sports that finished their seasons this past week.
Update: The HRV Girls played Monday night against Lake Oswego and lost, 20-8. The HRV Boys played Monday night as well against Central Catholic and lost, 9-6.
The Hood River Valley Softball and Baseball teams are ready for their postseason play, having wrapped up their finals games of the regular season last week. The baseball team was meant to play Summit on Thursday for its final game, but the contest was canceled due to rain. The softball team …
Both HRVHS Tennis teams sent athletes to the state championships this past weekend — senior Montsie Garrido for the girls and junior Ben Fick and sophomore Vaughn Reardon for the boys.
The Hood River Valley High School Track and Field team competed in the IMC District Championship meet last weekend in Prineville. The first and second place finishers in each event qualified for the state meet on May 24-25 at Mt. Hood Community College, along with additional spots earned as …
This past weekend, Horizon Christian sent five girls and four boys to the 1A Track and Field State Championship meet, where every Hawk who competed placed in the top 10 in their event(s).
This past Monday and Tuesday saw the HRV Boys Golf team and senior Victoria Ervin of the Girls Golf team traveling to Corvallis and Banks, respectively, for their state championship tournaments.
The Hood River Valley Softball team defeated The Dalles 6-0 on Tuesday in its last official home game of the season. The game was prefaced with a short celebration of senior night for five Eagle players, several of whom would prove instrumental in this victory.
It is a bright spring day. The sun beats down on the ballfield, its rays accentuating the hue of the outfield grass, turning the stalks fluorescent green. The dirt, combed and swept, is hot to the touch and quick to disperse — a bad recipe for sharply hit groundballs. Hits are no concern her…
It was an exciting two days in Redmond last weekend as the Hood River Valley Tennis teams competed in the district championships. While for the majority of both teams, this tournament was their season’s conclusion, it was only a steppingstone for three Eagles. Senior Montsie Garrido finished…
Horizon Christian’s Track and Field team was building throughout the season, with athletes improving their individual performances in preparation for the team’s season finale — the district championship meet. Well, that meet occurred last Saturday and the Hawks can reflect on their season wi…
It was a warm evening at Hood River Valley High School on Wednesday, with little wind and plenty of daylight to burn — perfect conditions for the Girls Lacrosse team, who crushed the visiting Summit High 14-5 in a victory that highlighted how the Eagles, despite some mid-season blunders, are…
Hood River Valley High School’s Golf teams had historical success at their district tournaments this past Monday and Tuesday. The boys finished in second place with a two-day score of 721 (357 and 364) and became the first HRV team to qualify for the state tournament since 2000. Meanwhile, t…
Senior Haylee Baker (seated) of Hood River Valley High School is pictured with her sister Morgan, mother Kaylene and father Shae during a signing ceremony at Westside Elementary. Baker formally committed to Linfield College, located in McMinnville, to continue her softball career. Senior Lau…
Well, if they were looking for a way to bounce back, there aren’t many ways better than beating your opponent by 18 runs in six innings. That’s exactly what the Hood River Valley Baseball team did to Crook County on Tuesday when they traveled to Prineville and crushed the Cowboys 19-1. All b…
Hot off their doubleheader victories over Pendleton, the Hood River Valley Softball team kept the momentum rolling with Tuesday’s 11-1 win over Crook County at home. The game was called after six innings due to the mercy rule.
While the Eagles sent sophomore Henry Buckles to the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays, the rest of the ensemble headed to the Dean Nice Invitational for a strong showing to keep their momentum going as the district championships loom.
The Horizon Hawks were entered in two track meets last week — the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays and the Dick Horyna Invite. At the former were just two athletes, seniors Andrew Wells and Alex Petshow, throwing the discus and javelin, respectively. At the latter were the rest of the Hawks, and …
With a pair of weekend wins over Pendleton at home, the Hood River Valley High School’s Girls Softball team secured its No. 2 OSAA rank in 5A, and all it took were two stellar pitching performances by the same athlete, some incredible defensive plays and a walk off.
The Hood River Valley High School Boys Golf team completed its regular season on Monday in the final Intermountain Conference tournament of the season, in Pendleton.
It was a classic case of seeing double last Friday at the HRVHS baseball diamond where the Eagles handled The Dalles in a double header, winning both games 12-2 by mercy rule, the first after six innings and the second after just five.
The HRVHS Boys Tennis team headed to Redmond last weekend for three team tournament matches against Ridgeview, Bend and Mountain View. The Eagles were without two of their top singles players, yet managed to win two of three matches, defeating Ridgeview 7-1 and Bend 5-3 while losing to Mount…
What began Thursday night as a commanding lead for the Eagles’ Girls Lacrosse team turned into a struggle when they faced Oregon Episcopal School (OES) at home. Despite their initial dominance, Hood River ended up losing 11-7.
For some teams, in some years, the season is not about wins and losses — it’s about skill development and personal growth. In fact, across high school sports, those themes run true whether a team is vying for the state championship or finishing their season without a single win. Seeing an at…
HRVHS's Softball team had a solid showing at home on Tuesday when they played Redmond. See the video for details and the full article in the April 27 issue of the Hood River News.
It was an exciting pair of games on Saturday when the HRV Baseball team hosted Crook County and split the results with one loss and one win, in that order. The first game saw the Eagles lose 4-6 but the second game saw them dominate 12-0 behind a historic pitching performance.
Spring sports have been in swing for nearly two months, with athletes of all types showcasing their skills. The HRVHS’s Athletes of the Month for March have been selected, each an athletic ability and academic prowess that goes beyond expectations. Each athlete’s accolades were listed and th…
It was a warm, albeit windy, Wednesday afternoon when the Hood River Valley Eagles and the Horizon Christian Hawks met at the newly renovated Henderson Community Stadium at HRV for the only home track meet of the season. Joined by four other schools — Crook County, Dufur, Lyle and The Dalles…
The HRVHS Baseball team defeated Ridgeview on the road last Friday in a league-starting double-header, winning the first game 29-4 and the second 6-1.
It was a cloudy, wet day for the Horizon Christian Hawks as they traveled to The Dalles on Tuesday for a small track meet with Glenwood, Sherman, South Wasco County and the aforementioned home team. Despite the weather, the Hawks performed well on both sides.
He bounces the tennis ball lightly beside his feet, the sun accentuating its fluorescent green shade. Beads of sweat form on his forehead, running a short ways down before being absorbed by his headband. The smattering of applause from the last point falls away, and he prepares to serve.
The lush green grass of the tee box sports its traditional buzz cut, offering its smooth, unruffled surface to the next golfer. A crowd slowly gathers around the box, a collection of students and coaches, a few supportive parents. They murmur among one another, a quiet collection of commenta…
Spring break is over and school sports are back in action. The last few weeks have seen great competition by all teams and indicate that the rest of the spring season will be an exciting one. Here are the games, matches and meets to look forward to this week and into next.
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