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Join in ’35 & Gorgeous’

Friends of the Columbia Gorge is launching the “35 & Gorgeous” hike challenge this month.

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Despite rally, HRV falls to Gresham in home opener

A mid-game rally bolstered by solid pitching from Hood River Valley’s freshmen wasn’t enough for the Eagles to get a win in their home-opener against Gresham Monday night, falling to the Bulldogs, 10-4. The score on paper, though, didn’t accurately reflect how well the Eagles performed for the majority of the non-league contest.

Sports Briefs for March 18

Meadows puts operations on temporary hold; Willie Ishizaka commits to Penn State Beaver baseball; Stan Ocheskey to play Div. I water polo for Air Force; Discover Pass free day March 19

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Local water polo players selected for Olympic Development Champs

Two local water polo players were selected to represent the Pacific Northwest Zone at the 2015 Olympic Development Program Championships held this year in Riverside, Calif.

Outdoor news: Bank fishing for steelhead

I landed my first steelhead, a summer run fish, while casting and still fishing/plunking a Spin N Glo lure into the Columbia River from a beach near Woodland Washington. It was later, after a friend suggested I try for winter steelhead on the Sandy River, that I tried my luck on a mid-size stream.

Kegler's Corner: Team Nishi wins Tues. Nite Mixed

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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HR gymnasts medal in Corvallis meet

Local gymnasts from The Dalles’ Riverside Gymnastics Academy sprang to the top of the podium during the 2015 Oregon State Gymnastics Spring Invitational held last weekend in Corvallis.

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Spring sports have sprung

Hood River Valley High School athletes were busy this past week practicing and gearing up for the upcoming spring sports season that starts in earnest next week.

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Horizon third at 1A state tourney

Hawks bounce back from semifinal loss Friday, finish year with 21-point win

BAKER CITY — It wasn’t the placing the Horizon Christian School boys basketball team had in mind, but in the end, a win in its final game at the Class 1A state tournament provided a soothing dose of satisfaction for the Hawks.

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HRV ski team first at state

HRV dominates alpine events

Mt. Hood’s snowpack may be lacking, but Hood River Valley’s ski-racing abilities are not.

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HRV Swim Team’s Arpag and Brun take home hardware at state champs

Celilo Brun (12 years old) and Sarah Arpag (11 years old) competed for the Hood River Valley Swim Team at the 11-14 Swimming Championships at Tualatin Hills, from Feb. 26-March 1.

Win over Crosshill Christian sends Horizon to state semis

Hawks win 59-44, were scheduled to play rival Nixyaawii Friday afternoon in Baker City

BAKER CITY — A business-like, first-round performance Wednesday carried Horizon Christian School into Friday’s semifinals of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament.

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HRV basketball falls just short of state playoffs

One of the best seasons in recent memory for the Hood River Valley boys basketball program came to end Tuesday night, when the Eagles narrowly lost to LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 75-70, as well as lost their chance to make the post season for the first time in two decades.

Kegler's Corner: The Dudes win County League

The Thursday Hood River County league had its championship roll off last week at Orchard Lanes and The Dudes trio emerged victorious over The Incredibowls team in the battle for the title in this fun league. Bowling for the champs were Matt Monbouquette, Patrick Hughes and Jeremy Ziegler. We want to extend our thanks to the County league for bowling with us this season. We miss you already and can’t wait to see you again next fall.

Sports Briefs for March 7

Little League field cleanup days; Majors baseball, minors baseball/softball tryouts; Youth football committee