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Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters event is Oct. 27

Hood River’s Special Olympics athletes and coaches are gearing-up and gathering donations for one of the local program’s biggest fundraisers of the year – Bowling with the Cops and Firemen. The event, in its ninth year, will take place Oct. 27 at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes Bowling Alley and will pair Gorge-area Special Olympics athletes with and against local police officers and firefighters in a friendly but fiercely-contested roll-off.

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Big homecoming win for HRV football

Crompton’s five TDs fuel Eagles’ victory

The one-two punch of runningbacks Patrick Crompton and Parker Irusta combined for 201 yards rushing to help the Hood River Valley Eagles celebrate a festive Homecoming with a 56-14 win over the North Eugene Highlanders in a Class 5A football game Friday in front of a capacity crowd at HRV’s Henderson Community Stadium.

Cornhusker fan knows how to pick ‘em

The top dog in Division 1 college football might be unclear right now, but the Hood River News weekly football contest, now in week four, has a definite premier picker.

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HRV soccer shuts out Pendleton in CRC opener

Varsity boys remain undefeated, girls get fresh start with win in conference opener

In their ninth straight victory, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its heavy-footed quest toward a return trip to the state championship with a 6-0 home win Tuesday against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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HR water polo gets revenge

Boys beat Barlow, Gresham this week

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo picked up two big wins this week against Mount Hood Conference opponents Barlow and Gresham.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 4

Take a Kid Mtn. Biking Day is Oct. 4; Schwandtner scores hole-in-one; more

Friends of the Gorge lists five hikes for fall

Unlike alpine areas, the Columbia River Gorge can be hiked year-round.

Close but not quite for HRV volleyball

Eagles rebound from Pendleton loss with hard-fought five-setter at Hermiston

Jestena Mattson nailed a team-high nine kills, Jenny Packer scored four aces and Jessie Karr gave seven perfect passes to highlight Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball action Tuesday evening in a home match against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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HRV XC represents at Nike Pre

Middle school girls shine, both HRVHS teams finish a solid fourth

Hood River cross country was in fine form Saturday at the annual Nike Pre Nationals meet at Portland Meadows Race Track, where more than 100 teams from several states were there to compete in one of the northwest’s premier running events.

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Redmond rushing overwhelms Eagles

After rough third quarter, HRV football ends on positive note

Hood River Valley High School varsity football got off to an exciting start Friday night in a non-league matchup against the Redmond Panthers. After jumping out to an early lead, however, the Eagles lost momentum to a powerful and undefeated Panthers lineup that dished the home team a 49-27 loss. The Eagles (1-3) will look to bounce back from the result this Friday as they host the struggling North Eugene Highlanders (0-4) for their annual Homecoming game at 7 p.m.

Kegler’s Corner: Eskildsen shines

Woody Eskildsen earned top honors in league action last week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. Woody scattered the sticks like a pro in the Monday night Industrial league, finishing the session with a super scratch 258 game. For the evening’s work, Woody was 138 pins over his average. We’ve been watching Woody’s progress and he’s definitely found some keys to successful bowling. The right hander has a nice smooth approach, finishes on the right side of the lane at the foul line which gives the best strike angle into the pins and rolls a nice hook.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday

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Grominator skate contest a soaring success

The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.

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HRV water polo holding its own

Teams host Reynolds Tuesday, travel to David Douglas Thursday

Hood River Valley High School water polo hosted the 6A Reynolds Raiders in a hard-fought and grueling grudge match Tuesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. After a 10-5 win by the HRV junior varsity squad, the varsity boys teams went head-to-head, with the more-experienced Raiders lineup pulling ahead after a tight first quarter to finish with a 12-6 win.

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Eagle volleyball scraps to first league win

Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball was 1-1 in league action this week with hard-fought games against Hermiston (on the road Tuesday) and The Dalles (at home Thursday).