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Fischer leads HRV nordic to victory in first race of season

Although winter is off to a very slow start around Mount Hood, the Hood River Valley High School Nordic ski team had a blazing intro to its season Saturday at Mount Bachelor, where the team competed in the first Oregon High School Nordic Organization race of its 2014-15 schedule.

HRV boys score 88 in big win

Eagles win fourth straight, set school record for high score

“On fire” would be a fair way of describing the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team after their fourth straight win Friday night against Mountain View High School of Vancouver. The Eagles, now 4-2 in nonleague action, have averaged an impressive 78.5 points per game over the past four games, highlighted by a team record-setting 88-points Friday to finish with an 18-point margin of victory.

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Eagle wrestling sets high goals

Marquez leads team in first tourney with win at Coast Classic

Hood River Valley High School wrestling got its first taste of competition over the weekend at tournaments in North Bend and White Salmon. Many of the top wrestlers in each weight class represented the Eagles at the Coast Classic invitational, where 30 teams went to battle in one of the toughest tournaments in the state. Meanwhile, a second HRV lineup stayed in the Gorge to represent the Eagles in White Salmon at the seven-team Bruin Invitational.

Hawks back to 1A No. 1

After losing a tough game a week ago against Horizon Christian of Tualatin, Hood River’s Horizon Hawks varsity boys basketball team responded by winning three straight to restore its OSAA 1A No. 1 ranking. The Hawks will try to continue their streak when they meet Class 3A’s Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers (2-2) in their next game Friday at 4:30 p.m. in their first matchup of a tournament Dec. 19-20 at Dayton High School.

Kegler's Corner: Kawachi wins City tourney

The 2014 City Bowling Tournament was conducted at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes last week and here are the results:

Eagles end curse with ‘game-changer’ vs. Putnam

HRV boys win three this week in first such streak in ten years

For the first time in a long time, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is on a roll. Granted, Tuesday night’s home win was just the second of this early 2014-15 season, but the hard-fought 76-71 triumph came against the then 5A No. 2 ranked Putnam Kingsmen, who defeated South Albany and Century last week to open their season.

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HRV swimming builds on last season’s success

The outlook is very good, says Hood River Valley High School swim team coach Keith Ebbert as his team starts the 2014-15 season.

Sports Briefs for Dec. 13

Vote for Gio Magana; Coming up in prep sports; more

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HR wrestlers get royal treatment at OTC

Hood River residents and youth wrestling standouts Noah and Jeremiah Wachsmuth and Ryan Zeller got quite a surprise last week when they arrived in Denver to compete in King of the Mountain collegiate youth wrestling tournament.

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Community mourns loss of crazyman Kjell Sporseen

Kjell Sporseen died doing what he loved, and although that fact doesn’t take the pain away from his loss, it does offer some solace to the disheartened friends and family he left behind.

Prep basketball roundup: HRV, Horizon hoops open seasons

HRV boys nab needed win; two close losses for HRV girls; Horizon boys earn No. 1 ranking; Horizon girls split games

Sports Briefs for Dec. 10

HRV Nordic hosts ski flic; HRV water polo starting youth program; Fast Pitch softball tryouts Dec. 13; HRVHS searching for boys lax coach

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Hawk boys eye a new state title

The Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team has enjoyed considerable success in recent years, including reaching the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires Class 1A state finals the past three seasons.

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HRV boys are taller, older; girls hope for breakthrough

Whenever a new season begins, it can often signal a dramatic turnaround for sports teams. Having that renewed sense of optimism is exactly the type of attitude that the Hood River Valley High Eagles girls basketball team is hoping will help them enjoy success during the 2014-2015 season.

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New era for Horizon girls

The Horizon Christian School varsity girls basketball team will be under the guidance of new head coach this season. Brian Stevens brings a positive outlook and upbeat attitude, which the Hawks are hoping will bring some success their way this season. Stevens and assistant coaches Kevin Dale and Melissa Bagge are hoping to transform a squad that had a 2-20 record in Class 1A a year ago into a winning team in 2015.