Horizon golfers compete at district qualifier; Girls tennis sustains first non-tournament loss; Girls lax clobbers Liberty for fifth win in a row
Another successful doubleheader was had by the HRV baseball team this weekend, who took down the Pendleton Buckaroos 12-9 in the first game and 4-2 in the second on the road Saturday thanks to standout performances by the Eagles’ go-to guys, as well as athletes whose names don’t often appear at the top of the stat sheets.
The Pendleton softball program has been the envy of the Columbia River Conference almost since the league’s formation, as the Buckaroos have won the CRC title every year since 2012 (although the Bucks did share the honor with HRV in 2014).
Horizon has great finishes at Southwest Christian Invite
They may not have placed well, but HRV track and field athletes still had some of the best performances of their seasons and their careers last weekend at a stacked Summit Invitational in Bend.
Hood River Valley High School released their March Athletes of the Month earlier this month.
Horizon Christian Hawks have solid performance at Banks invite
The HRV track and field teams both had a strong performance in the Viking Relays April 14 at North Salem High School. The teams combined for 15 top-five finishes as the 40 Eagle athletes faced tough competition among the 11 other 5A and 6A squads that participated in the meet.
After sweeping Hermiston in their debut league doubleheader, the HRV baseball team hoped to take the four-game series over the Bulldogs with a road rematch on Tuesday. However, an early lead by Hermiston, coupled with some uninspired play by the visiting team, dashed those hopes — at least for now — as the Dawgs (7-9, 1-2 Columbia River Conference) defeated the Eagles (10-6, 2-1) 4-2.
A hot start to Columbia River Conference plays for the HRV softball team continued Tuesday with the Eagles’ third consecutive victory over the Hermiston Bulldogs, this time in an 8-2 decision on the road.
Boys tennis loses close one to TD
With the first round of Columbia River Conference play in the books, the HRV girls tennis team remains perfect, defeating The Dalles 6-2 Tuesday in Hood River to go 3-0 in conference matches and 6-0 overall in dual matches.
After a slow start to the season, the HRV girls lacrosse team has been rolling as of late, and extended their win streak to four with another commanding victory, this time over league opponent Wilson, whom the Eagles walloped 19-3 Tuesday evening at Westside Elementary.
League play starts Monday
The HRV boys lacrosse team ended their nonleague schedule on a high note Monday evening, teeing off on the struggling Wilsonville Wildcats (1-6) at the high school, winning 20-9.
The HRV boys and girls golf teams hosted their only match of the season this year, fitting in 18 holes between the rainclouds Monday at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River.
There was some talk around town, and amongst other 5A baseball teams, that this year’s HRV squad wasn’t going to be up to snuff. After all, the class that graduated in 2016 took plenty of talent with it.
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.
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.