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Seniors shine in Eagles’ sixth straight win

HRV girls end undefeated in CRC, host playoff first round Tuesday, 6 p.m.

A 2-0 win at home Tuesday night against The Dalles Riverhawks means the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team closes out its Columbia River Conference schedule undefeated – a first for the team – and heads into the 5A state tournament ranked No. 10 and with the momentum of a six-game winning streak.

Youth wrestling gearing up

Although practices for the 2014-15 season started this week, there’s still plenty of room on the mat for young wrestlers grades K-8 to join the fun and the long-running tradition of wrestling in Hood River County.

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HR gymnasts compete with Riverside Academy

The young tumblers at Riverside Gymnastics Academy in The Dalles are in full swing with the fall competitive season, and representing Hood River in the group are athletes Poppy Miller, Jacy Johnston, Regina Sanchez-Macias, Audrey Fuentes, Sophia Riviello and Ava Krentz.

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Hood River Special Olympics holds annual annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser

Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.

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Eagle football season ends Friday

Eagles aim to end on high note with final game 7 p.m. Friday vs. 0-8 The Dalles

It was a dark and stormy night … and, as is generally the case with narratives that begin this way, Friday’s home football game quickly went the way of a horror story, for Hood River Valley fans anyway.

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HRV XC history: Boys and girls teams make state

Three runners post top-three finishes at district meet

For the first time in at least 14 years, Hood River Valley High School varsity cross country is sending both a boys and a girls team to the state meet.

Middle school girls finish second at XC state

Hood River’s combined middle school cross country team (comprised of runners from Wy’east and Hood River middle schools) completed its season on a high note over the weekend at the middle school state meet in Portland, where the girls team finished in second place in the 3,000 meter Super Champs division (top division).

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Senior send-off is end of rocky road for HRV volleyball season

“This has been a special group of girls and they will be missed,” Scott Walker, Hood River Valley High School volleyball coach, said of his seven seniors following the team’s final game of the season last Tuesday. At a senior night ceremony during the team’s final dual against The Dalles, seniors Jestena Mattson, Lauren Winans, Jenni Packer, Giulia Bezzi, Kayla McCafferty, JoJo Karr and Jessie Karr were recognized for their character, leadership and contribution to the program.

Kegler's Corner: Pat Olson sizzles

It may have been cool and wet in Hood River last week, but inside Orchard Lanes scores were white hot!

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Hood River's 5/6 team wins GYFL championship

Hood River’s 5th/6th grade football team held off a last-minute offensive charge by White Salmon to finish with a thrilling 20-16 win and take the championship title last Saturday in the Gorge Youth Football League season finale.

Gorge Roller Girls start new season

The Gorge Roller Girls derby team hits the hardwood for its first bout of the 2014-15 season Saturday in an inter-squad contest between its two lineups, the Cherry Bombers and the River Reapers at Dufur High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and action starts at 6 p.m., with tickets for sale at the door. The event will be run as a fundraiser for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Julie Beliel Cancer Screening Voucher Fund.

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Lucky number five for HRV girls soccer

This week, five is Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team’s luck number.

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Senior-night slaughter ups Eagles to 5A No. 1

HRV boys claim CRC title with 8-0 win vs. Hermiston

Although a win Wednesday night against Hermiston didn’t come as much of a surprise, the absolute annihilation the HRV varsity boys soccer team achieved against the 5A No. 4 ranked Bulldogs seemed to leave both teams, and the rain-hearty fans watching from Henderson Community Stadium, in disbelief.

Outdoor News: Tips for finding elk

It had been two days since we’d found a fresh track in the blanket of snow that covered the forest floor. Some members of our group were worried, suggesting that every elk had left the area for parts unknown.

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Rip City meets Swell City

Blazers shoot TV commercial with local fans

The Hood River waterfront was buzzing with activity midday Thursday as local Portland Trail Blazers fans descended upon Waterfront Park to take part in a commercial shoot for the team that will air during the upcoming NBA season.