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Sports briefs: Coach transitions, swim team success

Sports briefs topics for April 12: soccer, baseball, roller girls, HRV swimming.

HRV track teams take second place at Sandy Invitational

HRV track and field had an impressive performance Saturday as both the boys and girls squads took second place in the Sandy Invitational Meet at Sandy High School.

Despite adversity at Ridgeview, girls tennis team still unbeaten

Eagles edge Ravens, 5-3

Up until Saturday, the HRV girls tennis team hasn’t had much cause for concern during any of their matches this season. The Eagles started the season 3-0, winning 36 out of 38 sets played.

HRV baseball team’s offense shines in wins over Tualatin, Bend

The Eagles spent spring break down in Arizona for their annual appearance at the Coach Bob Invitational, and while the trip wasn’t successful in terms of wins — HRV went 1-3, including a frustrating 8-6 loss to tournament champion Boulder Creek (Arizona) that was cut short by lightning — Head Coach Erich Harjo said it was good for team chemistry.

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Back from break, tennis teams torch competition

For not having many outside practices, the HRV girls tennis team seems to be no worse for the wear as the Eagles kept rolling this week with crushing defeats of Pendleton on Wednesday and St. Helens on Thursday — both in Hood River.

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Girls lax edged by Lincoln, roars back against Central Catholic in Portland League preview

HRV started out a back-to-back against league opponents Lincoln and Central Catholic this week with a tough 15-13 loss to the Cardinals Wednesday night on the road, but thankfully, the loss did not impact their league standings, as only the second game counts toward the Portland League table this season.

Sports Briefs: ICMGA Red, White, and Black Tourney results; Horizon golf has home match at Indian Creek

ICMGA Red, White, and Black Tourney results; Horizon golf has home match at Indian Creek

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Local skiers, snowboarders competing at USASA Champs

Sixty athletes from the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) Hood Series have accepted invitations to compete at the USASA National Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo., for freestyle skiing and snowboarding events which began on April 1 and go through the 12th.

Meadows will give Crag Rats ‘bonus days’ proceeds in April

Mt. Hood Meadows will give proceeds from midweek bonus days to Hood River Crag Rats

Hood River Pool Notes: Egg Dive April 16, free adult swim lessons start April 10

Hood River Aquatic Center's update on classes and activities.

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Boys lax loses close one to Glencoe

Hood River Valley boys lacrosse team had a strong effort and nearly came up victorious in their home opener versus the Glencoe Crimson Tide.

Kegler's Corner: Roll off in County league

The action was fast and furious in last week’s league play at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.

Softball sees success, and sunshine, in California trip

Eagles softball team split four games at the Savannah Showcase tournament in Anaheim.

Sports Briefs for April 1

Hood River Water polo athlete Faith Ocheskey picked for National Team Selection Camp; Skyler Hunter named Big Ten Freshman of the Week; Annie Veatch named NWC Player of the Week; Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort hits 500-inch mark; Gorge Roubaix/Gravel Grinder this weekend; Paddling event April 15 raises money for families with cancer; and Fiona Wylde starts off season with podium finishes

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HRV athletics on board with basketball shot clock proposal

The 24-second shot clock has been a staple of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1954, when it was first used in a game in Syracuse, N.Y., to ameliorate “stall ball” tactics that were slowing down the game and making it less enjoyable for fans. The National College Athletic Association (NCAA) introduced a 45-second clock in the mid-1980s and has reduced time periodically over the years — most recently a couple years ago when the NCAA bumped it down to 30 seconds.