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Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.

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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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Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.

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Lacrosse players and Little Leaguers enjoyed the grassy environs of Jim Winter Field and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church playfields June 17, activities that were among the first organized competition and practice sessions in Hood River since COVID restrictions and closures started in mid-March.

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Three seniors and a junior received honors as May 2020 Student Athletes of the Month at Hood River Valley High School. Coaches, teachers and advisors nominated the students and commented on their accomplishments and contributions.

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The Hood River Yacht Club’s high school sailing coaches paid honors to the 13 graduating seniors from both Hood River Valley High School and Columbia High School. Coach Lars Bergstrom said the team had a reduced schedule but they did compete at the Island Cup Regatta in Oak Harbor.

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With social distancing rules in place, families were on hand for the lacrosse senior night May 21 at Hood River Valley High School.

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With Spring Sports Night has been canceled due to COVID-19, HRVHS baseball head coach Erich Harjo has submitted the following to honor his senior athletes:

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Maverick Geller, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has accepted his appointment to, and has committed to play lacrosse at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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Hood River Valley High School has announced the February Athletes of the Month. Athletic Director Trent Kroll passed along these notes about the athletes, courtesy of coaches and teachers:

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Per Gov. Brown’s announcement regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has extended the suspension of interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools through April 28. 

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Per Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement regarding school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has suspended interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools effective through March 31.  

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Hood River Valley’s varsity softball team swings back into action next week. The team has two games before heading to Portland for the Rex Putnam Softball Spring Break Tournament starting on March 23.

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Cooper Spur Alpine Team racers Kai Shay, Hanni Sreenan, Izzy Bielen and Sutton Lefevre qualified to represent the Pacific Northwest Ski Association at the Western Region Junior Olympic in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., March 18-21.

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The Hood River Valley swim teams wrapped up their incredibly successful 2019-2020 season with strong showing at OSAA 5A Swimming State Championships in Tualatin Feb. 21-22.

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With bleachers nearly full and an electric atmosphere at Vannet Court, Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team defeated The Dalles 64-55 in the season’s final game. Christopher Dirks, Eagles’ head coach, said the crowd’s energy played part in Tuesday’s victory.

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Last Saturday, the Hood River Valley Eagles flew into the Intermountain Conference Wrestling Championship at Ridgeview High School. Eight HRV Eagles qualified for state: Lauraine Smith, Carson Farlow, Jaime Rodriguez, Chad Muenzer, Javier Galvez, Maverick Geller, Abraham Tinajero and Cody Durham.

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Blue skies and warm temperatures provided perfect conditions for the OISRA Nordic State Championships Feb. 21-22.  Races were held at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center. The team left early Friday morning after preparing their gear at the wax barn the day before.

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Hood River Valley High School’s January athletes of the month are Aryn Dahlstrom, Madaket Greenleaf, Javier Galvez and Maverick Geller. All are in the wrestling program except Greenleaf, who swims for the Eagles.

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In a nail-biting Friday night game, Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team defeated Pendleton High School 64-56. Christopher Dirks, head coach for the Eagles, said the team has found its stride late in the season.

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Dufur High School came back from a deficit and upset Horizon Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team 44-39 Saturday, Feb. 8 in Hood River. At one point, the home Hawks had a nine-point lead over the Rangers.

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In a dual between the birds of prey, The Dalles High School’s varsity girls basketball team defeated Hood River Valley 61-18 Friday, Feb. 7 at Vannet Court. Brian Stevens, head coach for the Riverhawks, said the team worked on their defense in order to get Friday’s win.

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Inaccurate shooting was the Hood River Valley girls varsity hoops team’s Achilles’ heel Tuesday night against Crook County High School. The Cowgirls defeated the Eagles 53-32 in Hood River.

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Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team fell short against Redmond High School 49-39 Friday, Jan. 31. This marks Redmond’s fourth consecutive win.

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The Hood River Valley Eagles boys and girls swimmers took on Intermountain Conference teams Ridgeview and Redmond in a double dual meet last Thursday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. The girls came out ahead in both duals: 119-41 against Ridgeview and 139-26 against Redmond.

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The Hood River Valley boys varsity basketball team clinched wins against Ridgeview on Jan. 23 and McLoughlin on Jan. 27. The Eagle boys flew past the Ravens 60-53 and over the Pioneers 61-36.

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Fourteen teams convened on Saturday for the Hood River Elk Memorial Tournament. Barlow, Bend, Centennial, Cleveland, Forest Grove, Grant Union, hosts Hood River Valley, Lincoln, Mountain View, Riverside, Scappoose, The Dalles/ Dufur, Thurston and Columbia High School competed in the meet.

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With the lead traded 10 times, Horizon Christian School defeated South Wasco County High School 53-49 Tuesday night. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 14 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Hood River Valley Little League is now registering children ages 4-12 for its youth baseball and softball leagues at hrvll.com. Through February, registration is $65. From March 1-7, the cost is $75.

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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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Lacrosse players and Little Leaguers enjoyed the grassy environs of Jim Winter Field and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church playfields June 17, activities that were among the first organized competition and practice sessions in Hood River since COVID restrictions and closures started in mid-March.

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Three seniors and a junior received honors as May 2020 Student Athletes of the Month at Hood River Valley High School. Coaches, teachers and advisors nominated the students and commented on their accomplishments and contributions.

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The Hood River Yacht Club’s high school sailing coaches paid honors to the 13 graduating seniors from both Hood River Valley High School and Columbia High School. Coach Lars Bergstrom said the team had a reduced schedule but they did compete at the Island Cup Regatta in Oak Harbor.

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With social distancing rules in place, families were on hand for the lacrosse senior night May 21 at Hood River Valley High School.

  • Updated
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With Spring Sports Night has been canceled due to COVID-19, HRVHS baseball head coach Erich Harjo has submitted the following to honor his senior athletes:

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Maverick Geller, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has accepted his appointment to, and has committed to play lacrosse at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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Hood River Valley High School has announced the February Athletes of the Month. Athletic Director Trent Kroll passed along these notes about the athletes, courtesy of coaches and teachers:

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Per Gov. Brown’s announcement regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has extended the suspension of interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools through April 28. 

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Per Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement regarding school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has suspended interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools effective through March 31.  

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Hood River Valley’s varsity softball team swings back into action next week. The team has two games before heading to Portland for the Rex Putnam Softball Spring Break Tournament starting on March 23.

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Cooper Spur Alpine Team racers Kai Shay, Hanni Sreenan, Izzy Bielen and Sutton Lefevre qualified to represent the Pacific Northwest Ski Association at the Western Region Junior Olympic in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., March 18-21.

  • Updated
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The Hood River Valley swim teams wrapped up their incredibly successful 2019-2020 season with strong showing at OSAA 5A Swimming State Championships in Tualatin Feb. 21-22.

  • Updated
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With bleachers nearly full and an electric atmosphere at Vannet Court, Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team defeated The Dalles 64-55 in the season’s final game. Christopher Dirks, Eagles’ head coach, said the crowd’s energy played part in Tuesday’s victory.

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Last Saturday, the Hood River Valley Eagles flew into the Intermountain Conference Wrestling Championship at Ridgeview High School. Eight HRV Eagles qualified for state: Lauraine Smith, Carson Farlow, Jaime Rodriguez, Chad Muenzer, Javier Galvez, Maverick Geller, Abraham Tinajero and Cody Durham.

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Blue skies and warm temperatures provided perfect conditions for the OISRA Nordic State Championships Feb. 21-22.  Races were held at the Mount Bachelor Nordic Center. The team left early Friday morning after preparing their gear at the wax barn the day before.

featured
  • Updated
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Hood River Valley High School’s January athletes of the month are Aryn Dahlstrom, Madaket Greenleaf, Javier Galvez and Maverick Geller. All are in the wrestling program except Greenleaf, who swims for the Eagles.

featured
  • Updated
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In a nail-biting Friday night game, Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team defeated Pendleton High School 64-56. Christopher Dirks, head coach for the Eagles, said the team has found its stride late in the season.

  • Updated
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Dufur High School came back from a deficit and upset Horizon Christian School’s varsity boys basketball team 44-39 Saturday, Feb. 8 in Hood River. At one point, the home Hawks had a nine-point lead over the Rangers.

  • Updated
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In a dual between the birds of prey, The Dalles High School’s varsity girls basketball team defeated Hood River Valley 61-18 Friday, Feb. 7 at Vannet Court. Brian Stevens, head coach for the Riverhawks, said the team worked on their defense in order to get Friday’s win.

featured
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Inaccurate shooting was the Hood River Valley girls varsity hoops team’s Achilles’ heel Tuesday night against Crook County High School. The Cowgirls defeated the Eagles 53-32 in Hood River.

featured
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Hood River Valley’s varsity boys basketball team fell short against Redmond High School 49-39 Friday, Jan. 31. This marks Redmond’s fourth consecutive win.

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The Hood River Valley Eagles boys and girls swimmers took on Intermountain Conference teams Ridgeview and Redmond in a double dual meet last Thursday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. The girls came out ahead in both duals: 119-41 against Ridgeview and 139-26 against Redmond.

  • Updated
  • 0

The Hood River Valley boys varsity basketball team clinched wins against Ridgeview on Jan. 23 and McLoughlin on Jan. 27. The Eagle boys flew past the Ravens 60-53 and over the Pioneers 61-36.

featured
  • Updated
  • 1

Fourteen teams convened on Saturday for the Hood River Elk Memorial Tournament. Barlow, Bend, Centennial, Cleveland, Forest Grove, Grant Union, hosts Hood River Valley, Lincoln, Mountain View, Riverside, Scappoose, The Dalles/ Dufur, Thurston and Columbia High School competed in the meet.

featured
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With the lead traded 10 times, Horizon Christian School defeated South Wasco County High School 53-49 Tuesday night. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 14 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Hood River Valley Little League is now registering children ages 4-12 for its youth baseball and softball leagues at hrvll.com. Through February, registration is $65. From March 1-7, the cost is $75.

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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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