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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.

Kegler's Corner: Brandon Kawachi rolls a 300 game

It might have been a cold, wintery whiteout in Hood River last week, but bowling was white-hot inside cozy Orchard Lanes.

Team registration now open for Gorge Wind Challenge

Team registration is now open for the fourth annual Wind Challenge, blowing into the Gorge on March 11 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles.

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Hook-ey rink

Continued sub-freezing temperatures turned the Hook at the Hood River Waterfront into a makeshift hockey rink.

Weather impacts sports

Winter weather continues to impact sports in the Gorge. Here is a summary of recent schedule changes:

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Horizon girls basketball: String of nonleague wins taken with a grain of salt as Big Sky play starts

Hawks rout North Clackamas 55-17

Last season was a breakout one for the Horizon girls basketball program, as the Hawks saw the team’s first postseason win since it formed 14 seasons ago.

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Horizon boys best North Clackamas in defensive battle

The Horizon boys basketball team extended their win streak Tuesday night to four games with the defeat of North Clackamas Christian (2-5) in what was a low-scoring affair for both teams. The Hawks took down the Saints 37-24 in Hood River, marking the fewest points in a win for Horizon this season.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 7

Baseball benefit Feb. 4, County Forest Recreation Trail Committee meeting rescheduled

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HRV ski team starts season with fun competition at Mt. Hood Meadows

The HRV ski team kicked off its season last weekend with a fun competition at the Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race at the Stadium lift at Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Annual Cooper Cup ski race enjoys fantastic conditions and fun comps

Competitors in this year’s Cooper Cup enjoyed sunshine, incredible conditions, and a carnival-like atmosphere (costumes are encouraged for competitors and spectators alike) at Cooper Spur Ski Area last weekend.

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Wreagles grapple with winter, but get matches under their belts

A now month-long cold snap — colder than usual, even for winter — has made it difficult for the HRV wrestling team to travel to competitions, but the Wreagles were able to squeeze in a couple tournaments last weekend on the road.

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HRV girls b-ball eclipses 2015-16 win total

Eagles muzzle Stevenson Bulldogs

A little over a month into the 2016-17 HRV girls basketball season and the Eagles have already eclipsed their win total from the previous season.