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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 High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team visited and defeated Crook County High School with an 8-2 win Tuesday. This triumph creates a two-game winning streak for the Eagles.

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Hood River Valley High School’s varsity girls’ soccer swept Crook County High School 10-0 Tuesday at home. The Eagles created a two-game winning streak while the Cowboys have not seen a win since preseason.

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The Hood River Valley High School Junior Varsity football team defeated Parkrose 21-0 on Sept. 23 in Portland. The Eagles prevailed despite Parkdale’s deep bench, many upperclassmen and size.

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HRV FootballSept. 27 at Benson — CANCELLED* Oct. 4 vs La Salle Prep at 7 p.m.Oct. 10 at Putnam at 7 p.m.* Final home game of the season

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With a heavy schedule ahead and mixed results in the past week, the Hood River Valley High School boys’ soccer team has refreshed its offensive set and is looking ahead only as far as Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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The HRVHS Girls Soccer team is under new leadership this year and boasts a strong, experienced group of players. Their roster lists 18 players, 14 of which are upperclassmen. Their head coach, Amanda Orand, while new to the varsity level, is not new to the head coaching position or the Eagle…

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The HRVHS Football team lost its Friday night home game against Pendleton by a score of 49-38. The loss brings the Eagles to a 1-1 record overall and a 0-1 record in league.

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Last year, the HRVHS Volleyball team finished fourth in the state, led by strong senior players like Katie Kennedy and Carli Stroud. The team had a great balance of height upfront and technical skill in back that combined for the quarterfinal finish they achieved. Coming into the new school …

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September brings the schools back into session here in Hood River, and with school comes sports. The fall season stars Football, Volleyball, Soccer and Cross Country at Hood River Valley High School, with the latter two present at Horizon Christian School as well. Below we listed some upcomi…

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In the season opener, but a non-league game, the Hood River Valley Eagles played host to their historic rival, The Dalles Riverhawks. While the Eagles got off to a slow start, going scoreless in the first quarter, they would end up trouncing the Riverhawks 36-22.

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In what is regarded as the standard season opener for the majority of Oregon high school cross country programs, Hood River Valley High School enjoyed one of its most successful night meets in school history. The Eagles traveled to Wilsonville on Aug. 30, where their boys and girls competed …

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This upcoming year may be the most anticipated season in recent memory for the Hood River Valley High School Cross Country program. With the achievements of last year’s teams — a blowout state championship by the girls and a strong sixth place by the boys — and the sheer number of returning …

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The Hood River Valley Swim Team ended their summer swim season in spectacular fashion, competing in Newport the weekend of Aug. 9-11. Results and summary provided by coach Shelly Rawding.

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The Hood River Valley High School water polo teams hosted an Oregon 5A/6A tournament at the Hood River Aquatic Center last weekend. Both the boys and girls teams took first place, defeating a 16-team field consisting largely of 6A schools. Summaries provided by coaches David Robinson for boy…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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