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Kegler's Corner: Mid-season highs

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times — great if you’re a skier, that is, if you could get up to the slopes, but not so good for bowlers. Our incessant downpour of snow forced cancellation of all leagues at Hood River’s frosty Orchard Lanes last week, except for the Wednesday night Fraternal League.

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Horizon girls off to a great league start

Hawks defeat Dufur, fall to Arlington

For the first time in school history, the Horizon girls basketball team started the Big Sky Conference season with a 2-0 record after a 59-47 win over the Dufur Rangers Friday at Dufur High School.

Horizon boys edge Arlington for first Big Sky win

Hawks fall to Dufur Rangers on Friday

The Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team got a split of Big Sky Conference weekend games after pulling out a 47-44 win at home Saturday over the Arlington Honkers. The No. 17 Hawks (8-6 overall, 1-2 Big Sky) faced the No. 12 Dufur Rangers (8-2, 3-1) Friday and lost 53-45 at Dufur High School.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 18

HRV boys basketball team pummels Columbia; Nordic team hosts Vintage Ski Movie Night fundraiser Jan. 20

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HRV Nordic team places third at Teacup Classic

Hood River Valley Nordic was joined by Summit, South Bend, Redmond, St. Mary’s Academy, and Corvallis at last Saturday’s Teacup Classic race, hosted by St. Mary’s Academy. The morning brought numb fingers and rosy cheeks, the sky was clear, it was a cool 7 degrees, and no wind was present.

Eagles skiers rule the slopes at Mt. Hood Meadows slalom races

The Hood River Valley alpine ski team had a good showing last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, posting some fast times at an Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) slalom event — the team’s first race of the season that has an impact on standings. The race course was under the Stadium lift at the resort.

HRV swimmers No. 1 at Madras

Boys place a solid fifth

Eagles swimmers have had a heck of a time getting in competitions lately because of persistent winter storms, but were able to travel to their first competition of the new year last weekend with the White Buffalo Classic in Madras.

Sports briefs for Jan. 14

Rotary Ski Night Jan. 16, Update to Paulina Finn quadruple-double story

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Hoop Shoot Winners

Area youth participated in the annual Knights of Columbus free throw contest, held in conjunction with Cody Kunigel’s holiday basketball camp Dec. 3.

HRV girls basketball enters league play with cautious optimism

Eagles have won five of their last six

After a nonleague schedule with plenty of starts and stops thanks to Mother Nature’s wrath, the HRV girls basketball team will enter league competition in an unfamiliar situation:

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Despite ‘lumps and bumps,’ HRV boys basketball team looking forward to Columbia River Conference play

The start to the HRV boys basketball team’s season hasn’t been ideal, but there’s still been plenty to like about it as the Eagles look ahead to the start of Columbia River Conference competition next week.

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Sastrugi on the slopes

A snowboarder cuts around wind-affected sastrugi snow Friday afternoon underneath the Cascade Express lift at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

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Paulina Finn records a rare quadruple-double in Horizon girls’ Big Sky debut with Sherman

Hawks throttle Huskies 62-33

Junior guard Paulina Finn had the performance of a lifetime Friday evening in Horizon’s Big Sky debut against the Sherman Huskies. In fact, it was likely the best performance of any Hood River basketball athlete in quite a long time.

Horizon boys scrap, but can’t get past a tough Sherman team in Big Sky Conference opener

Playing the defending 1A champs Sherman on the road was a heck of a way for the Horizon boys basketball team to start the Big Sky Conference schedule, and for the most part, the Huskies played as well as advertised, defeating the Hawks 71-45 — Horizon’s worst loss of the season, in terms of margin.

Wreagles make the most out of truncated competitions

The HRV varsity and girls wrestling teams once again ran into weather issues last weekend, but were able to get a few matches in on Friday, before ducking out of the I-5 corridor and back into the Gorge ahead of Saturday’s storm, cutting short both competitions they were attending.

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