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Fishing is best ‘when rivers drop and waters clear after a rain’

Winter steelhead tips from a local pro

Steelheading this time of year is a challenging sport. After all, how many people think about fishing in the middle of the winter? Dealing with the rain, hail, snow, and cold rivers that fluctuate from muddy-to-clear, depending on the ever-changing weather conditions, is what makes this sport difficult for some and exciting to others. The rewards can be great (if you dress for the occasion) big hard fighting fish and scenery that at times can be breathtaking.

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Team wrestling key to HRV victory

Eagles 39, Lions 24

HRV wrestling hosted its first home dual meet of the season Tuesday night, and for those in the audience expecting an exciting show, the action did not disappoint.

HRV ski team sweeps last week’s competition

Lucy McLean continued her run of dominance in high school ski racing last weekend with another first place finish in Mt. Hood Ski League slalom action Sunday at Mt. Hood Meadows. The win — her fourth consecutive first-place finish this season – propelled the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls ski team to an overall win for a third straight time.

Teacup Classic delayed due to lack of snow

Due to lack of snow, the Teacup Lake Nordic Club has rescheduled its annual Teacup Classic race for Feb. 22 with hopes that the dismal snowpack with improve by then.

Buzzer-beater, record-setter coin HRV action last week

Eagle basketball gains momentum as CRC action tips off Friday

HRV girls: It might not have been pretty, but Friday’s 39-37 overtime road win against Vancouver’s Heritage High was a much-needed shift in momentum for the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team as it heads into the start of Columbia River Conference play.

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Kelsey Wells earns unique distinction

In a rare, if not unprecedented, distinction for Hood River Valley High School basketball, senior Kelsey Wells is one of 25 girls from across the state named on the list of candidates being considered for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game, set to take place April 1 at Chicago’s United Center.

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HRV wrestling hangs with state’s best

Eagles compete in seven dual meets in three days

Hood River Valley High School wrestling had an action packed weekend in Central Oregon, competing in a double dual against Summit and Redmond Thursday night at Summit, then sleeping on the mats in Redmond and waking up to the two-day 2015 Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, where the Eagles wrestled three dual meets Friday and two more on Saturday.

Kegler's Corner: Zach Mohun mauls the maples

Hood River’s Orchard Lanes was the place to be last week. Bowling league action never ceases to amaze, and this Team of the Week is comprised of a perfect representation of our best keglers, regulars and new faces who are basking in the limelight for the first time.

Horizon boys steamroll ahead; girls win first league game

A powerhouse Horizon Christian School boys varsity basketball team steamrolled two opponents over the weekend by a combined total of 45 points to remain undefeated in both the Big Sky Conference (5-0) and in the OSAA’s Class 1A level (8-0).

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Gorge Roller Girls ready for season opening double-header next weekend

Back bigger and better than ever, the Gorge Roller Girls are gearing up for their first bout of the 2015 season, and if momentum amassed over the last couple years is any indication, next weekend’s double-header should be an exciting way to spend a Saturday night.

Kegler's Corner: David Gibeaut tops action

The holidays are over now and we’re back with a full slate of league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. We had more new faces make our latest Team of the Week, topped by David Gibeaut.

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Aggressive Eagle offense leads 5A state in scoring

With a running total of 857 points scored in 13 games, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is currently the highest-scoring 5A lineup in the state (as of Tuesday); No. 2 ranked Summit is the second highest with 791.

Backcountry Film Fest is free, tonight

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival comes to Hood River Jan. 14, with a free showing of the festival’s nine video pieces starting at 7 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.

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HRV girls win TD invite, boys second

Swim team tests mid-season form at 12-team invitational

The Hood River Aquatic Center was jam packed over the weekend with 12 teams of high school swimmers from across the state in-house for the annual The Dalles Invitational.

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Nordic team continues run at OHSNO reign

Hood River is continuing to insert a wedge into the historical Central Oregon dominance of Nordic skiing in the Oregon High School Nordic Organization league.

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