The HRV boys water polo season enjoyed some big wins earlier this week, defeating 6A Reynolds, 8-6, on the road Monday and then trouncing Gresham, 20-7, the very next day in Hood River, giving HRV an 11-1 record and putting the Eagles at the top of the Mt. Hood 5A/6A conference for the first time ever in the team’s history.
Having locked up the Columbia River Conference for the sixth consecutive season last week with a 1-0 win over Pendleton, HRV (7-4-2, 4-0-1 CRC) didn’t have much to play for other than pride — and maybe ranking — in Tuesday’s senior night match against the Hermiston Bulldogs (3-4-6, 1-1-3 CRC).
Hawks play Damascus in 4 p.m. playoff game Monday in HR
The Horizon ChristianHawks are now Special District 6 champions, defeating Livingstone Academy, 6-1, on the road in Salem Thursday afternoon.
The Hood River Valley Swim Team had a very successful home swim meet last weekend to start the team’s season. For 17 swimmers, it was their first time ever competing in a swim meet: Corbett Blackman, Massimo Blanco, Athelea Brevard, Willow Cohen, Juliet Crain, Georgia DeResta, Dylan Durand, Henry Durand, Colin Gerald, Mallory Keller, Rowan McKenna, Hannah Roser, James Schofield, Oliver Schofield, Anna Southall, Meg Tappert and Annabel Webster.
League action produced another fresh-faced newcomer plus four regulars on the team of the week at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes.
Gorge Roller Girls are back; Columbia Gorge Marathon returns Oct. 25
The Horizon Christian soccer team had their last regular season home game on Monday, where the Hawks (7-4, 7-1 league) hosted the Open Door Christian Academy Huskies (3-8, 3-6 league).
Strong second half puts HRV over Pendleton, 42-21
The HRV football team (4-3, 1-0 league) extended its win streak to two and notched its first Columbia River Conference win of the season last Friday with a decisive 42-21 win over the Pendleton Buckaroos (2-5, 0-1 league) in Hood River for the final home game of the regular season.
Boys soccer takes down The Dalles and Pendleton
HRV (10-0-2, 4-0 league) swept the first round of Columbia River Conference play earlier this week shutting out its third league opponent in a row, The Dalles Riverhawks (2-10, 1-3 league), by a score of 7-0. It was the Eagles’ fifth consecutive shutout this season (eighth overall).
Thursday night at Sandy High School featured two different worlds between the boys and girls games. The boys varsity won by forfeit as Sandy, already short on players, didn’t provide the players for a regulation game. HRV provided Sandy some players and it was a great opportunity to have essentially a refereed scrimmage where everyone was able to get valuable playing experience.
HRV clinches playoff berth and league title with two games to go
Coach Kevin Haspela said at the beginning of the season that his HRV squad would be “the team to beat in the Columbia River Conference.”
Eagles check out CRC rivals, younger athletes get chance to compete
The HRV cross country squads got a good look at their league opponents on Thursday at the Wildhorse Invitational in Pendleton, which served as a Columbia River Conference preview of sorts as it was the first time the Eagles have raced against all their CRC competition in one race this season.
HRV at The Dalles, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. will decide who claims the CRC title
Writing last week’s volleyball story, we had an inkling the Columbia River Conference title would be decided by a showdown between The Dalles and Hood River.
Horizon volleyball looks for a win in final games; Jacy Johnston hitting her marks in gymnastics competitions; Full Moon Run Oct. 27; Gorge Gear Swap Oct. 24
Scoring in league action at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes has definitely been a challenge for just about everybody, but we’re only a few weeks into the season. So, it will get better, just hang in there, bowlers — you’ve still got a few weeks to go to get into mid-season form. Maybe, try some practice?