Middle school girls shine, both HRVHS teams finish a solid fourth
Hood River cross country was in fine form Saturday at the annual Nike Pre Nationals meet at Portland Meadows Race Track, where more than 100 teams from several states were there to compete in one of the northwest’s premier running events.
After rough third quarter, HRV football ends on positive note
Hood River Valley High School varsity football got off to an exciting start Friday night in a non-league matchup against the Redmond Panthers. After jumping out to an early lead, however, the Eagles lost momentum to a powerful and undefeated Panthers lineup that dished the home team a 49-27 loss. The Eagles (1-3) will look to bounce back from the result this Friday as they host the struggling North Eugene Highlanders (0-4) for their annual Homecoming game at 7 p.m.
Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.
Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday
The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.
Teams host Reynolds Tuesday, travel to David Douglas Thursday
Hood River Valley High School water polo hosted the 6A Reynolds Raiders in a hard-fought and grueling grudge match Tuesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. After a 10-5 win by the HRV junior varsity squad, the varsity boys teams went head-to-head, with the more-experienced Raiders lineup pulling ahead after a tight first quarter to finish with a 12-6 win.
Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball was 1-1 in league action this week with hard-fought games against Hermiston (on the road Tuesday) and The Dalles (at home Thursday).
Eagle girs 1-4-3 going into CRC schedule
A break in concentration in the first half by the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team gave the girls from LaSalle Prep all the room they needed Thursday afternoon to find the net late in the first half. The goal proved to be the only of the game, which ended with a second-half stalemate in which neither team was able to get their offense firing on all cylinders.
Take a Kid Mtn. Biking Day Oct. 4; IMBA trail building workshop Oct. 18
Bicyclists in the Mid-Columbia have an option for transporting their bikes across the Hood River Interstate Bridge. Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS) recently added bicycle racks to some vehicles so that cyclists may utilize its fixed route service across the bridge during on its a three-day per week schedule, for the cost of $1. on (Monday, September 15).
A scar across the trunk of a towering pine tree in the Mount Hood National Forest is believed by historians to have been caused by ropes that early settlers used to secure and pull wagons across the White River. The crevice in the bark is pointed out by U.S. Forest Service officials to students coming to the Living History Camp on the site of the old Barlow Road.
Erin Jones continues to climb the ranks as a professional triathlete in her ultimate quest for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Earlier this month the 2009 Hood River Valley High School graduate, who now lives and trains full time in Colorado Springs, finished third in the U23 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Crosswhite, Hewitt lead varsity teams vs. state’s top runners
In a preview of the OSAA 5A state championship course, Hood River Valley High School cross country raced at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday at the annual Northwest Classic. With many of the state’s 5A and 6A teams in attendance, the Eagles lined-up against fields of nearly 150 varsity runners who were there to test their legs and lungs at the biggest meet of the season thus far.
Van Hoose nets 544 yards in action-packed battle
A ten point loss wasn’t the result they were hoping for, or expecting three quarters of the way through the game, but HRV football had plenty of reason for applause after last Friday’s thrilling 61-51 loss on the road against the 5A Intermountain Conference Ridgeview Ravens.
There’s been no shortage of big scores in the last two weeks of league action at Hood River’s venerable Orchard Lanes. We’ve already had six 700 sets, and it looks like many of our big shooters are already in mid-season form even though we’re only just delving into the bowling season.