HRV football falls to Mountain View, faces tough contest with top-ranked Summit in home finale Friday

One of the HRV football team’s last, best chances to grab a win this season failed to materialize Friday night as the Eagles (0-8, 0-6 Special District 1) fell to a motivated Mountain View Cougars (5-3, 3-3) squad that was fighting for a postseason berth. The Cougars used a productive third quarter to pull away from HRV, defeating the Eagles 40-13 in Bend.

Pony Club rides to second place at Oregon Region rally

Despite torrential downpours and high-wind gusts that lead to cancellation of high school sports transportation the weekend before last, the Mount Hood Pony Club (MHPC) competed at the Oregon Equestrian Center for the annual Oregon Region Show-jump rally, and brought home impressive results.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 22

Middle school basketball coaches needed; Columbia Gorge Marathon this weekend; more

Reynolds prevails in rare HRV water polo double loss

Eagles bounce back and throttle Gresham

HRV water polo experienced a rare double loss Monday at Reynolds. The girls lost 12-11 in sudden death, double overtime. The boys fell 14-11 in regulation.

Jax Mariash Koudele wins Global Deserts race in Chile

Professional endurance runner Jax Mariash Koudele of Hood River became the female champion and fourth overall finisher at the Global 4 Deserts race series stop in Chile (known as the Atacama Crossing) on Oct. 8. The Chile stop is the fourth of five for Koudele this fiscal year to become the first woman in the world to complete the series Grand Slam Plus.

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Team effort gives HRV boys soccer the CRC title in win with Hermiston

Senior Night sparks flew during the Eagles’ final home game of the regular season Tuesday at Henderson Community Stadium, where the top-ranked HRV boys soccer team (11-0-2, 5-0 Columbia River Conference) defeated No. 5 Hermiston (9-3-1, 3-2) 4-2.

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Late-match strike by Mona Diaz puts HRV over the top in title game

It took a late effort by senior midfielder Mona Diaz to put the Eagles over the top, but for the seventh season in a row, the HRV girls soccer team has won the Columbia River Conference title, shutting out Hermiston 1-0 Tuesday evening on the road for the honor. It was HRV’s sixth consecutive win.

Kegler's Corner: Legendary Len Hickman leads

Last week, legendary local bowler Len Hickman turned the clock back.

Horizon soccer to play North Clackamas in playoff game Monday

The Horizon Christian soccer team is all set to play North Clackamas Christian in the semifinal round of the championship bracket of the 1A playoffs.

HRV volleyball closes out season with a win

The HRV volleyball program just finished up one of its most successful regular seasons in school history on Tuesday, defeating The Dalles in four sets in Hood River.

Volleyball gears up for Oct. 29 playoff

Eagle volleyball took on The Dalles Tuesday in what was Eagles’ Senior Night (results too late for press time), and is looking ahead to its first playoff game, at home on Oct. 29. It earned home court advantage last week by winning the Columbia River Conference title.

Horizon plays two rescheduled soccer matches this week

The weather and the playoff picture remain a bit cloudy for the Horizon Christian School Hawks soccer team.

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Eagles football gives Bucks a fight

The fight remains in the winless Hood River Valley High School Eagle team, and they gave one to Pendleton Friday.

Storm fears impede water polo tourney splash

A water polo “what if” put a disappointing twist on the Hood River teams’ efforts Saturday.

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Swimmers post big improvements at home meet

Hood River Valley Swim Team Osprey hosted its annual Harvest of Gold Swim Meet, sponsored by ERS / Your Rental and Party Centers last weekend at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Oregon Swimming Official Stan Benson celebrated 40 years of officiating in Oregon Swimming at the meet.