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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 varsity swim teams swam fast against the Pendleton Buckaroos Thursday night at the Hood River Valley Aquatic Center. The girls won 116-54 while the boys came out ahead 94-72.

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Horizon Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team began its conference season with a loss against Sherman High School 41-32 Tuesday, Dec. 7. Horizon lacked energy at the start of the game, according to Darrin Lingel, head coach for the Hawks.

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On Friday, Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team fought a good fight but was defeated by Reynolds High School 63-58. This was HRV’s final game against a 6A school in the season.

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In a nail-biting, stressful and emotional overtime, Horizon Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team defeated St. Stephen’s Academy 55-53 Saturday. This marks the Hawks’ third consecutive overtime game.

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In the final game of the year, Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team was defeated by Sandy High School 89-61 Friday, Dec. 27. Jason Maki, head coach for the Pioneers, said it was a much closer game than the score indicated.

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Horizon Christian School’s varsity basketball team was defeated by Prairie High School 55-51 in overtime Saturday, Dec. 21. This marks the Panthers’ fifth straight win.

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Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team hosted and defeated Columbia High School 81-43 Friday Dec. 20. This marks the Eagles’ fourth consecutive win.

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The Hood River Valley High School Nordic team began its ski season with a 5K classic race at Meissner Snow Park in Bend on Saturday, Dec. 14. The team is skiing into its ninth season with a record number of athletes participating.

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For November, Hood River Valley High School has selected football player Miles Wyatt, soccer player Vanesa Preciado, cross-country runner Chloe Bullock and football player Tanner Fletcher as the student-athletes of the month.

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Horizon Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team hosted and defeated Elgin High School 51-40 Saturday night. This marks the Hawks’ second consecutive win.

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Hood River Valley’s varsity girls basketball team was defeated by Sandy High School 56-38 Thursday at Vannet Court in Hood River. This marks the Eagles’ fourth straight loss and the Pioneers’ first win of the season.

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Hood River Valley’s girls and boys varsity swim team launched their season Thursday, Dec. 5 at Gresham’s meet. Last season the boys placed 12th in state while the girls finished eighth and won the Intermountain Conference title.

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Hood River Valley’s Alpine Ski team began its season with dryland training Nov. 18. Last year, the team won state, which Jesse Scroggins, head coach, said did not come easily.

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Horizon Christian School hosted the Hawk Invitational Friday, Dec. 6-7 at HCS. The invitational brought three schools to town: Crosshill, Triad and Damascus.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has certified Cooper Spur Alpine Team Bronze in the Podium Level Club Certification. Clubs who are certified Bronze, Silver or Gold are expected to self-assess and improve their practices while adhering to their missions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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