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HRV boys track wins first-ever state title

An historic field. Historic performances. An historic finish.

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From the Sidelines: HRVHS deserves a track surface worthy of its track program

At the risk of going all Marty McFly and Doc Brown on you, let’s briefly go back to the future with Donnie Herneisen, Hood River Valley High School’s track and field coach.

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Eagles girls lacrosse beats Lincoln, heads to Navy bracket championships

Eagles weather a rally by the Cardinals to win Navy bracket semifinals, 10-7

A furious rally by the Lincoln Cardinals and three HRV goals called back in the second half weren’t enough to sink the Eagles in their Navy bracket semifinal showdown Monday night in Wilsonville, where No. 2 HRV defeated No. 3 Lincoln 10-7 to advance to the Navy championships Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Newberg.

An early exit for HRV boys lax, but not a disappointment

Shorthanded Eagles fall to Glencoe, 11-3, in first-round playoff game

The HRV boys lacrosse team’s season came to an end Friday night in Hillsboro, where the No. 17 Eagles fell 11-3 to No. 16 Glencoe in a first-round playoff game of the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association’s champion bracket.

Sports briefs for May 25

Sports briefs for Wednesday, May 25.

Pool notes: Dollar open swim offered Memorial Day

Here is what’s new at the Hood River Aquatic Center, corner of May and 17th streets, courtesy of pool Director Marcie Wiley:

Hood River Valley wins 5A boys track title

Hood River Valley won the boys Class 5A state track and field championship Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. Hood River scored 70 points; Marist of Eugene was second with 66.

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Eagles girls lacrosse headed to semifinal matchup with Lincoln after come-from-behind OT victory over Sherwood

Facing a one-goal deficit at the half, the HRV girls lacrosse team didn’t seem worried. Players smiled as they trotted back to the sideline for a pep talk from Head Coach Andrew McElderry and Assistant Coach Bekah Rottenberg. Players swayed back and forth to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” that was pumped out from the speakers at Henderson Community Stadium.

Steven Crouch and the Eagle lacrosse unloads on La Salle in regular season finale, sends HRV to the playoffs

It may not have been the way they originally expected to make it, but the Eagles officially qualified for the Oregon boys lacrosse playoffs, grabbing the penultimate spot available in the 24-team tournament.

Eagles baseball team looking to make another deep 5A playoff run

The two-time Columbia River Conference and defending 5A baseball state champion Hood River Valley Eagles begin their quest for a repeat when they host an OSAA first-round state tournament contest at 4:30 p.m. May 25.

HRV tennis teams’ seasons come to an end at Special District 1 championships

Both the girls and the boys tennis teams’ seasons came to an end last weekend at the Special District 1 championships, held in Bend for the girls and Hermiston for the boys, where neither team had players that qualified for the 5A state tournament.

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Barajas shatters 5A discus record on first throw at state

EUGENE — Hood River Valley High School senior thrower Sebastian Barajas couldn’t have asked for a better start to his trip to Hayward Field for the 5A track and field state championships.

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Horizon boys repeat as Big Sky district track and field champions

Hawks come from behind to take title by winning the meet’s final event, the 4x400-meter relay

It was fitting that a couple of Andy Hung’s teammates briefly lifted him on their shoulders after it was announced that Horizon Christian School’s boys track and field team had successfully defended its Big Sky district title Saturday in Moro. That symbolic victory ride culminated a roller-coaster, seven hours of teammates supporting teammates through the usual highs and lows of a championship event, which after all was said and done, was decided by two points and a photo finish.

Sports Briefs for May 18

HRV girls lax team to host playoff game Thursday; Softball team closes out season with loss to The Dalles; HRV baseball drops game, but not ranking in bizarre no-hitter with The Dalles; Correction on HRV track story

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HRV senior Payton Rigert named Oregon’s Outstanding Female Wrestler of the Year

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award for the Outstanding Female Wrestler of the Year in Oregon goes to three-time girls wrestling state champ and Hood River Valley High School senior, Payton Rigert. She is the daughter of Trey and Deona Rigert.

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