HRV boys b-ball ends 2016 with two losses

Eagles lose by double digits to McMinnville and Stevenson

A matchup with 6A McMinnville wasn’t expected to be an easy one for the HRV boys basketball team, as the Grizzlies boasted a 5-1 record going into Tuesday’s contest in McMinnville and are currently one of the top teams in their classification.

Kegler's Corner: Randy Nieto rolls 297

Last week Randy Nieto came within one strike of rolling the first perfect game of the season at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

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Horizon basketball ends December with a bang

Hawks run the table at Open Door Christian Academy holiday tourney; girls team sets program records for points and steals per game

The Horizon girls basketball team appears well prepared to have a breakthrough season as they’re seeking to reach the 1A state playoffs for the first time in school history.

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2016: The Year in Sports

Historic state titles for the HRV boys track and field and girls water polo teams were the biggest stories of the year, but there were plenty of other triumphs and trials in Gorge sports in 2016. Here are some of the top stories from 2016, sorted by the months in which they were published in the Hood River News.

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Kayla Bowker: Iron Woman

Hampered by an injured hip, then hit by a car, HRVHS alum overcomes the odds to qualify for the Ironman World Champs

To this day, Kayla Bowker can’t shake the crunching sound her body made as two tons of moving steel slammed into it.

Kegler's Corner: Rock 'N Rollers win

Despite our fearsome weather, we’re upon mid-season in league action at Hood River’s 10-pin palace, Orchard Lanes.

Sports briefs for Dec. 28

Sports briefs for Dec. 28.

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Mt. Hood National Forest seeks outfitter guides to serve youth, underrepresented groups this winter

The Mt. Hood National Forest will be accepting proposals for new outfitter guide temporary use permits during the open season from Jan. 1 through March 1.

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Eagles blow out the Bruins

Girls match total wins from last year

It wasn’t on the original schedule, but with all the games that have been canceled due to the winter weather that has hit the Gorge the past couple weeks, HRV basketball teams were grateful for a chance to compete against the Columbia Bruins on Wednesday, and even happier at the end of the contests. The girls whooped the Bruins 63-21 and the boys defeated Columbia 63-48.

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Damascus defense proves to be too much for Horizon

Girls and boys teams both fall to the Eagles in Hood River

Horizon’s long stint of home games — so long that the team has yet to play a game on the road this month — came to an end Wednesday afternoon with a home matchup against the Damascus Christian Eagles.

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Nordic Weather

The HRV Nordic team, along with non-school skiers, enjoyed cold temperatures, no wind, and sunny skies Saturday morning when they took to the cross country ski trails at Mt. Hood Meadows for a 4K/7K community skate race.

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Wrestling teams raring to go for 2016-17 season

The weather has disrupted pretty much every sport at Hood River Valley High School this season, but no sport has seen its competitions pushed back more than the varsity and girls wrestling teams.

Kegler's Corner: Pat Olson rolls huge scratch 791 series

For the second week in a row, cold Artic flurries dumped on us, frustrating more 10-pin bowling action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Swim team aims to repeat last year’s successes

The HRV boys and girls swim teams saw plenty of success during the 2015-16 campaign and though both squads lost some key athletes due to graduation, the teams largely expect to pick up where they left off last season.

Sports Briefs for Dec. 21

Sports correction, Shae Duffy named first team All-State for volleyball