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Parker Kennedy leads with 17 in boys’ loss at Gresham

Elevated by a four-game winning streak, the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team traveled to Gresham Tuesday to take on the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Gophers (2-2), and although the Eagles finished with a loss, they still have plenty of reason for optimism.

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HRV outshoots Barlow for first win

Kelsey Wells leads with 17, Winans nets 10

After a rough start to the season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team got a much-needed win at home Tuesday night over Barlow. Senior Kelsey Wells had a team-high 17 points and Laruen Winans had ten points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles to the 46-30 win against the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Bruins.

Swim team competes

Hood River Valley High School swimming traveled south last weekend for an eight-school meet at Bend High. Although a smaller team than many of the others, the Eagles put in some quality marks, including top three finishes by Dhani Freeland, Kylie Webb, Trey Schilling, Stan Ocheskey and the girls 400 freestyle relay team.

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Fischer leads HRV nordic to victory in first race of season

Although winter is off to a very slow start around Mount Hood, the Hood River Valley High School Nordic ski team had a blazing intro to its season Saturday at Mount Bachelor, where the team competed in the first Oregon High School Nordic Organization race of its 2014-15 schedule.

HRV boys score 88 in big win

Eagles win fourth straight, set school record for high score

“On fire” would be a fair way of describing the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team after their fourth straight win Friday night against Mountain View High School of Vancouver. The Eagles, now 4-2 in nonleague action, have averaged an impressive 78.5 points per game over the past four games, highlighted by a team record-setting 88-points Friday to finish with an 18-point margin of victory.

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Eagle wrestling sets high goals

Marquez leads team in first tourney with win at Coast Classic

Hood River Valley High School wrestling got its first taste of competition over the weekend at tournaments in North Bend and White Salmon. Many of the top wrestlers in each weight class represented the Eagles at the Coast Classic invitational, where 30 teams went to battle in one of the toughest tournaments in the state. Meanwhile, a second HRV lineup stayed in the Gorge to represent the Eagles in White Salmon at the seven-team Bruin Invitational.

Hawks back to 1A No. 1

After losing a tough game a week ago against Horizon Christian of Tualatin, Hood River’s Horizon Hawks varsity boys basketball team responded by winning three straight to restore its OSAA 1A No. 1 ranking. The Hawks will try to continue their streak when they meet Class 3A’s Blanchet Catholic Cavaliers (2-2) in their next game Friday at 4:30 p.m. in their first matchup of a tournament Dec. 19-20 at Dayton High School.

Eagles end curse with ‘game-changer’ vs. Putnam

HRV boys win three this week in first such streak in ten years

For the first time in a long time, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is on a roll. Granted, Tuesday night’s home win was just the second of this early 2014-15 season, but the hard-fought 76-71 triumph came against the then 5A No. 2 ranked Putnam Kingsmen, who defeated South Albany and Century last week to open their season.

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HRV swimming builds on last season’s success

The outlook is very good, says Hood River Valley High School swim team coach Keith Ebbert as his team starts the 2014-15 season.

Sports Briefs for Dec. 13

Vote for Gio Magana; Coming up in prep sports; more

Prep basketball roundup: HRV, Horizon hoops open seasons

HRV boys nab needed win; two close losses for HRV girls; Horizon boys earn No. 1 ranking; Horizon girls split games

Sports Briefs for Dec. 10

HRV Nordic hosts ski flic; HRV water polo starting youth program; Fast Pitch softball tryouts Dec. 13; HRVHS searching for boys lax coach

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Hawk boys eye a new state title

The Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team has enjoyed considerable success in recent years, including reaching the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires Class 1A state finals the past three seasons.

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HRV boys are taller, older; girls hope for breakthrough

Whenever a new season begins, it can often signal a dramatic turnaround for sports teams. Having that renewed sense of optimism is exactly the type of attitude that the Hood River Valley High Eagles girls basketball team is hoping will help them enjoy success during the 2014-2015 season.

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New era for Horizon girls

The Horizon Christian School varsity girls basketball team will be under the guidance of new head coach this season. Brian Stevens brings a positive outlook and upbeat attitude, which the Hawks are hoping will bring some success their way this season. Stevens and assistant coaches Kevin Dale and Melissa Bagge are hoping to transform a squad that had a 2-20 record in Class 1A a year ago into a winning team in 2015.

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