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Sports Briefs for June 6

Handball tourney raises $2,500 for Lila May; HR 7/8 girls lax heading to state; Event site now closed to kiteboard launching/landing

Camp for free on June 6

State parks throughout Oregon invite the public to camp and play for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.

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Boys lax outlasts Grant, advancing to Cascade Cup semifinals with Canby

The HRV boys lacrosse team received its first true test Friday on its quest to win the school’s first-ever Cascade Cup, erasing a two-goal deficit and holding in check a furious late rally by HRV’s opponent, the Grant Generals, whom the Eagles defeated, 12-8.

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HRV gets second post-season shutout in a row

Eagles beat the Putnam Kingsmen, 4-0 to set up semifinal showdown with CRC rival Pendleton

The HRV Eagles defense once again put on a masterful performance Friday evening in Hood River, defeating the Putnam Kingsmen, 4-0, to get their second consecutive shutout of the post-season — the only team in the 5A playoff bracket to shut out an opponent at all, let alone twice.

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No snow? No problem! Hood 2 River Relay goes on

Runners, paddlers and bikers turned out in droves on Saturday for the second annual Hood 2 River Relay, racing from the slopes of Mt. Hood down to the Hood River Waterfront. Started last year by event company Breakaway Promotions, the relay had to replace the nordic and alpine legs with an uphill run and a trail run due to the lack of snow, said race organizer Chad Sperry.

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Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships results

Warm, sunny weather made for a good turnout at the 11th Annual Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships held last Saturday down at Marina Beach at the Hood River Waterfront.

Sports Briefs for June 3

Bernie Fagan soccer camps in HR; Another hole-in-one at Hood River Golf Course; Gorge Roller Girls win finale; Rock Creek Day Use Area Closed to Protect Nesting Bald Eagles

Sports Briefs for May 27

Baseball to host Dallas May 27; Handball tourney May 30; Ziegner’s run at state tourney ends in quarterfinals

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Second annual Hood 2 River Relay returns this weekend

The 2nd Annual Hood 2 River Relay returns this weekend. This multi-sport relay race, put on by Breakaway Promotions, starts up at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and descends to the Hood River Marina.

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State track and field: Barajas repeats as discus champ, Mattson wins 100 and 200; HRV fourth overall

Going into last week’s OSAA 5A Track and Field State Championships in Eugene, HRV thrower Sebastian Barajas and HRV sprinter Jestena Mattson were the athletes to beat, defending titles in the discus and in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, respectively.

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Hawks end breakout season with historic finish at state meet

Salvador Ramirez takes the 1500, Hannah Kempf wins triple jump for school’s first-ever individual state titles

Hannah Kempf and Salvador Ramirez inked their names into the Horizon Christian School history book Friday, when they won the school’s first individual state championships — in any sport.

St. Helens’ pitching ends Eagles’ season with a shutout in play-in game

The Hood River Valley Eagles faced the second-best defensive team along with one of the best pitchers in the state in a Class 5A softball play-in contest versus the St. Helens Lions. Despite having the role as underdog though in Friday’s road matchup at St. Helens, the Eagles hung in there, played tough and had a chance for a possible upset win late in the game.

Sports Briefs for May 23

Girls lax players receive all-league honors; Softball racks up all-league awards; ICMGA tourney results; HRMGA tourney results; Gorge Roller Girls host bout May 30; Oregon Beach Wrestling Champs May 30 in HR; WDFW expands fishing area on WS River

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Eagles baseball wins defensive battle against Rams

HRV edges No. 3 6A Central Catholic, 2-1; will host a playoff game Wednesday

HRV’s game Wednesday against the Central Catholic Rams wasn’t on the schedule to start the season, with Eagles’ coach Erich Harjo adding the contest a few weeks ago with the intention of preparing his athletes for the playoffs by giving them extra practice against a highly competitive opponent.

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Erin Jones takes 17th at World Triathlon event

Triathlete Erin Jones, a Hood River native and 2009 HRVHS graduate, has been busy this spring, traveling the globe to compete in a world series of triathlon races.