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OSAA 5A SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: League nemesis Pendleton ends HRV’s playoff run

Buckaroos capitalize on Eagle errors to win 4-2, head to 5A semifinals

An inspired playoff run by the HRV softball team came to a close Friday evening at Steve Cary Field in Pendleton, where the No. 3 Pendleton Buckaroos edged the No. 6 Eagles 4-2 in the quarterfinal round of the 5A state tournament.

Hood River water polo athletes keep winning

Continuing the momentum following their state championship in November, select members of the HRV girls water polo team have committed to year-round training and competing in water polo — and are winning.

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Local athletes on WS Equestrian Team perform well at state competition

The White Salmon Equestrian Team (WSET), which combines athletes from Columbia High School (CHS) and Hood River Valley High School (HRVHS), returned from a successful state meet on May 12-14 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake, Wash.

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Dallas dashes HRV baseball’s hopes for another deep playoff run

Eagles lose early lead, drop first round 5-2

For the first time since the 2013 season, the HRV baseball team will not be heading to the state tournament.

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HRV boys lax heads to the CC semis with defeat of Oregon City

Eagles face Wilsonville Tuesday evening

The HRV boys lacrosse team moved another spot closer toward achieving their second Cascade Cup title in three years Thursday evening, taking out No. 8 Oregon City (6-11) by a score of 14-8 in a quarterfinal game.

Sports briefs for May 27

Sports briefs for May 27

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OSAA 5A SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS Late-game heroics by Lauren Decker, Hannah McNerney send HRV to the 5A quarterfinals

HRV beats La Salle 3-2, played league rival Pendleton Friday evening

A two-out, walk-off single by Lauren Decker was the perfect cap to the HRV softball team’s (No. 6, 18-10) impressive rally Wednesday, erasing a 2-0 deficit against the La Salle Falcons (No. 11, 17-11) to come back and win 3-2, propelling the Eagles into the quarterfinals of the 5A state tournament.

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HRV track and field athletes exceed expectations at state meet

Multiple athletes come home from Hayward Field with hardware

A rebuilding year for the HRV track and field team has given Head Coach Brandon Bertram plenty of optimism for the 2018 season, as his athletes — some veteran, some brand-new to the sport — wowed him at OSAA 5A state meet held Friday and Saturday at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.

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Horizon track and field places middle of the pack in 1A state meet

Horizon girls take 16th, boys 20th

The Horizon track and field team finished off their season late last week at the 1A state championship meet at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, coming away with new personal records and podium appearances to boot.

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Boys lax steamrolls La Salle in Cascade Cup opener

Eagles advance to quarterfinals with No. 8 Oregon City

The HRV boys lacrosse team is the top team in the Cascade Cup and certainly acted like it in the opening round Friday evening, bowling over No. 16 La Salle, outscoring the Falcons 18-2.

Sports briefs for May 24

Sports briefs for May 24.

Gorge Gymnastics seeks new home, director

Gorge Gymnastics is looking for a new home and new leadership.

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HRV softball team heads to state tourney for first time in three years

Eagles defeat Milwaukie, has first-round game against La Salle Wednesday

For the first time since 2014, the HRV softball team (No. 6, 17-10) has made it into the 5A state tournament, qualifying Friday evening after edging the Northwest Oregon Conference’s Milwaukie Mustangs (No. 20, 11-15), 1-0, during a play-in game at the Ballpark at Belmont in Hood River.

Gorge Sailing Team takes first at state regatta

Local sailors defended the state title for the Gorge Sailing Team, last weekend, once again taking first place in the Oregon High School Sailing state regatta, held Sunday near the Hood River Marina.

Kegler's Corner: MWB threepeats

Last week, MWB won the high-scoring and competitive Wednesday night Fraternal League at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. This is MWB’s third championship in a row, which is quite a feat in a tough league like this one. Congrats to the threepeaters: smooth Levi Phelps and Ma Barker’s boys, Casey and Court Barker.