Boys and girls alpine teams remain undefeated through four races
It’s been a good season so far for the Hood River Valley ski team.
Eagles lose to The Dalles, 53-30
The Eagles’ struggles in the Columbia River Conference continued Tuesday night in The Dalles, as HRV found itself on the wrong end of a 53-30 decision with the Riverhawks to go 0-3 to start league play this season.
For a team that has seen its fair share of heartbreaking losses, Tuesday night’s 72-70 defeat at hands of the Riverhawks was arguably the most painful, but the most inspiring of the season for HRV.
Hood River Valley High School and Wy’east Middle School runners representing the Hood River Track Club ran last weekend at a Tracktown USA indoor track meet, putting up some solid times and places in the mile.
Wind and rain storms in December and January have created a mess of downed trees and small landslides on trails in the western part of the Columbia River Gorge, and hikers can expect to encounter obstacles for at least the next few months.
The Hood River Valley snowboard team shook the rust off last weekend with its first competition, a slopestyle event at Mt. Hood Meadows, after not having much in the way of competitions in the 2014-15 season due to low snow.
The torch has passed, it’s time to acknowledge youth once again, stop the presses: let it be known from this point forward that Alex Frazier has arrived.
A fast and furious start was all the league-leading Hermiston Bulldogs needed Friday night to cinch up a victory against the HRV girls basketball team Friday, who lost 78-43 on the road to the sixth-ranked 5A team.
Girls place second of six teams
Volunteers busied themselves with preparations for Saturday’s high school Nordic race on Mt. Hood, as the sun rose warmly from the tree line. An immense amount of organization and work goes into a race. With food, timing and strategically placing Kybos (outdoor restrooms), pre-race prep is a race in and of itself. The dedication of the racers is matched by their parents’ desire to improve their experience.
Boys and girls teams split weekend Big Sky games, but close in on post-season appearance
The Horizon boys captured their fourth consecutive victory with a 56-43 home win over the Condon Wheeler Knights Friday in Hood River. The No. 14 Hawks (8-10, 5-4 Big Sky) then traveled to Moro Saturday for a tough matchup versus the league-leading, 1A fourth-ranked Sherman Huskies (15-4, 9-0), who snapped Horizon’s win streak, though, with a 58-45 win.
The HRV boys varsity soccer team was present at a Portland Trail Blazers game Sunday night.
There are many positives to having more officiating eyes on the field or court for various youth, middle school and high school games — call accuracy, player safety and having a better-flowing game are just a small part of what could be a successful transition in Oregon hoops athletics.
The Hood River Valley High School gymnasium was packed to the rafters Friday evening for the HRV varsity wrestling team’s final dual match of the season. The Eagles were unable to pull out a win against the visiting Bend Lava Bears, losing 50-24 against their Special District 4 opponents.
It may still be winter in the Columbia River Gorge, but on Thursday night, the HRV boys basketball team was able to lift a different kind of a cloud that has been hanging over Vannet Court and the Eagles for most of the 2015-16 season.
Hawks show a little grit n’ grind, beating the Valley 10’s Eagles on the road, 66-62
The Horizon Christian boys basketball team had what was undoubtedly its most impressive win of the season when the Hawks upset the No. 2 team in 1A, the Damascus Christian Eagles, 66-62, Monday night in Damascus.