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Hard work pays off for Nordic standouts

Teacup Nordic standouts Nils Engbersen and Sam Wiley were on the road last weekend for a Junior National qualifier race in Spokane. Both skiers placed high enough to represent the Pacific Northwest at next month’s Junior Nationals race at Donner Pass, Calif.

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HRV basketball defeats The Dalles, claims second in CRC

For seniors Dan Kuechmann, Austin Clarke, Scottie Ziegner, Kam Walker, Brandon Campos, Kaydin Gibbs and Colin Tegman, it turns out Tuesday’s senior night matchup against The Dalles won’t be their final home game in the Eagle uniform.

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Jones wins Puerto Rico Tri

USA Triathlon reports that Hood River native and elite triathlete Erin Jones (HRVHS class of 2009) earned the top spot on the podium earlier this month at the 2015 Punta Guilarte CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup in Puerto Rico. It was the first career ITU win for Jones, who finished the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course in 2:09:56

CSRT standouts shine at modified Four-Way race

The annual Mount Hood Four-Way took place at Timberline Resort last weekend, but due to lack of snow the event was actually a two-way. The cross country and jumping elements of the unique contest had to be cancelled due to low snow, but slalom and giant slalom races went off without a hitch.

Sports Briefs for Feb. 28

New Hood River News sports contact; Middle school track coaches needed; Hawks host 7 p.m. playoff game Friday

Kegler's Corner: Voyles rolls 299

Time marches on.

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Hawks win Big Sky

Hawks 48, Huskies 47

The No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian Hawks boys basketball team won its fifth straight Big Sky Conference title with two district playoff wins over the weekend at Hermiston High School.

Freeland leads HRV girls; team fourth at state swimming

Dhani Freeland, Kylie Webb, and two Hood River Valley High School girls relay teams earned finals appearances and podium finishes over the weekend at the OSAA 5A state swimming championships at Mt. Hood Community College.

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Truax headed to U18 Nationals

Hood River Valley High School senior and Cooper Spur Race Team alumni Elle Truax qualified for next month’s U18 U.S. National Skiing Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo. Traux will be racing in the speed events of Super G and Downhill.

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HRVST brings home state hardware

Hood River Valley Swim Team members Marina Castaneda, Michelle Graves, Shea Kasenga and Thea Smith brought home a trove of medals over the weekend from the 10 and Under Oregon Swimming Championships in Corvallis.

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HRV ski team still unstoppable in league racing

Mt. Hood Ski League action continued on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows last weekend, where the resort’s grooming staff has done a commendable job keeping courses up-to-speed despite an extremely limited snowpack.

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Hook project provides great new river access

Should be done by the end of the month

A welcomed addition to the Hood River Waterfront is quickly taking shape, and with a finish date of the end of February, the new river access at the west end of the Hook will be ready for windsurfers, kayakers and stand-up-paddlers who come out of the woodwork in droves as winter winds down and the river-recreation season rapidly approaches.

Luchsinger replaces Munk as head HRV boys lacrosse coach

With spring weather already in the air, high school athletes are about to gear-up and hit the great outdoors for the final season of the school year. New to the lineup of coaches for Hood River Valley High School, Matt Luchsinger will replace Jon Munk as head varsity boys lacrosse coach.

HRV boys bumped to CRC No. 2

Final games of regular season are next week

The Pendleton Buckaroos scored early and often to win a pivotal matchup Tuesday night on their home court against the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team. The 72-60 outcome, fueled by Buckaroo Wes Persinger’s game-high 22 points, breaks the tie for the lead and establishes the pecking order in the Columbia River Conference with a week left in regular-season action.

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Swimmers claim 15 titles at 2015 Columbia River Conference finals

Hood River Valley High School varsity swimmers claimed 15 district titles Saturday on their way to a commanding performance at the 2015 Columbia River Conference swimming championship at the Hood River Aquatic Center.