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Sports Briefs for March 22

Sports correction; Tennis matches canceled

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HRV girls lacrosse team looks to build on last year’s breakout season

Team loses hard-fought opener to Jesuit

It will be hard to top last season for the HRV girls lacrosse team. The Eagles ended the regular season with an 11-3 record, the best in the history of the program, and capped that effort by running the table in the playoffs and winning the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association’s first-ever Navy Championship.

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Baseball, softball teams have rough time on the road

Boys lose 9-1 to Wilsonville, girls lose 11-1 to Sam Barlow

The HRV varsity baseball and softball teams couldn’t get much going offensively in their first away games of the season, with the baseball team (1-2) losing 9-1 to the Wilsonville Wildcats (3-0) Friday evening and the softball team (1-2) dropping their Saturday contest against the 6A Sam Barlow Bruins (2-0), played at Sandy High, by a score of 11-1.

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Youthful boys tennis team ekes out win in debut

The HRV boys varsity tennis team may have lost a whopping seven varsity players from last year’s team, but the Eagles didn’t let that faze them in their season opener Thursday in St. Helens, edging the Lions 74-61 on games won after the teams tied on both points and sets won.

HRV track and field team begins season

The HRV track and field team had one of its most successful seasons ever last year, particularly for the boys, who took home a 5A state title — a first for the school’s track and field program.

Horizon track team has season debut at Mullen-Leavitt invite

The Horizon Christian track and field team opened up competition over the weekend at the Mullen-Leavitt invitational in The Dalles, mixing it up with small Oregon and Washington schools, as well as The Dalles and HRV in what was a non-scored meet.

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Baseball team has sights set high again

Eagles clobber Barlow in ‘home’ opener in The Dalles

There may be numerous new faces in the HRV varsity baseball team dugout this season, but their goals are no different than past years: do well in league play, qualify for the playoffs, make it to the state championship game.

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‘Tennis-crazy’ Erin Mason excited to lead girls team this season

Erin Mason will be head honcho on the hardcourt for the Hood River Valley High School girls tennis team this season — provided that the weather ends up cooperating long enough for the team to make it outside and get some matches underway.

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HRV softball runs wild with mercy-rule win over Wilsonville Bulldogs Thursday

McNerney gets shutout on the mound in 10-0 rout

The Eagles rebounded in a big way from Monday’s 6-2 loss to Gresham in their season opener with a 10-0 throttling of Wilsonville Thursday evening at Westside Elementary.

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A more experienced HRV softball team looks to improve in 2017

Eagles drop ‘home’ debut to Gresham in The Dalles Monday evening

Last year’s HRV softball team had an incredibly young roster, boasting just one senior and two juniors, and while this year’s squad only has four players from the class of 2017, the juniors and sophomores on the team are older, wiser, and ready to build on last year’s efforts.

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Hood River Valley sophomore Sean FitzSimons receives invites to international snowboarding competitions

Hood River Valley High School sophomore Sean FitzSimons has been invited by US Snowboarding to represent the United States in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Junior World Championship for slopestyle in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic. The FIS Snowboard Junior World Championship is a slopestyle event by invitation only taking, place March 26 to April 2.

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HRVST performs well at Region XII Champs

The Hood River Valley Swim Team sent six swimmers to the 2017 Arena Oregon Swimming/Region XII Championships held at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham March 2-5.

Sports Briefs for March 15

Gorge Roller Girls bout on Saturday; Sports schedule updates

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Weather, field conditions muddy spring sports start

It’s a common issue for prep spring sports in the Pacific Northwest: schools west of the Cascades struggle to get games in during the earlier part of the season, as rainy weather makes playing surfaces unsafe.

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Pitching restriction policies in prep baseball now based on number of pitches

High school baseball rules now require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.

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