Middle school basketball coaches needed; Columbia Gorge Marathon this weekend; more
Eagles bounce back and throttle Gresham
HRV water polo experienced a rare double loss Monday at Reynolds. The girls lost 12-11 in sudden death, double overtime. The boys fell 14-11 in regulation.
Professional endurance runner Jax Mariash Koudele of Hood River became the female champion and fourth overall finisher at the Global 4 Deserts race series stop in Chile (known as the Atacama Crossing) on Oct. 8. The Chile stop is the fourth of five for Koudele this fiscal year to become the first woman in the world to complete the series Grand Slam Plus.
Senior Night sparks flew during the Eagles’ final home game of the regular season Tuesday at Henderson Community Stadium, where the top-ranked HRV boys soccer team (11-0-2, 5-0 Columbia River Conference) defeated No. 5 Hermiston (9-3-1, 3-2) 4-2.
It took a late effort by senior midfielder Mona Diaz to put the Eagles over the top, but for the seventh season in a row, the HRV girls soccer team has won the Columbia River Conference title, shutting out Hermiston 1-0 Tuesday evening on the road for the honor. It was HRV’s sixth consecutive win.
Last week, legendary local bowler Len Hickman turned the clock back.
The Horizon Christian soccer team is all set to play North Clackamas Christian in the semifinal round of the championship bracket of the 1A playoffs.
The HRV volleyball program just finished up one of its most successful regular seasons in school history on Tuesday, defeating The Dalles in four sets in Hood River.
Eagle volleyball took on The Dalles Tuesday in what was Eagles’ Senior Night (results too late for press time), and is looking ahead to its first playoff game, at home on Oct. 29. It earned home court advantage last week by winning the Columbia River Conference title.
The weather and the playoff picture remain a bit cloudy for the Horizon Christian School Hawks soccer team.
The fight remains in the winless Hood River Valley High School Eagle team, and they gave one to Pendleton Friday.
A water polo “what if” put a disappointing twist on the Hood River teams’ efforts Saturday.
Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey hosted its annual Harvest of Gold Swim Meet, sponsored by ERS / Your Rental and Party Centers last weekend at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Oregon Swimming Official Stan Benson celebrated 40 years of officiating in Oregon Swimming at the meet.
Another Columbia River Conference title is within the grasp of the Hood River Valley High School’s girls soccer team — if it wins its next game, Tuesday at Hermiston (3-1 CRC).
Hood River Valley Girls Water Polo took a key match from the 6A powerhouse Barlow Bruins Tuesday,