The Hood River Valley Nordic team traveled to Bend over the weekend, where it found enough snow to continue the season’s OHSNO league race series. The race was originally scheduled for Mt. Hood, and was planned to be a “Pursuit” style race with both classic and skate legs, but the lack of snowpack and dire weather predictions forced a move to central Oregon, where the mountains have a bit more snow.
Six Hood River Valley High School wrestlers traveled to Cottage Grove High School on Saturday for the annual Oregon womens state wrestling qualifier, and after a full day of wrestling, the Eagles had two champions, five state qualifiers and a new trophy hailing them the top female high school wrestling team in the state for the 2014-15 season.
A thrilling Columbia River Conference matchup between league title contenders Hood River Valley and Pendleton resembled the intensity and atmosphere of the state finals, with a near capacity Vannet Court crowd providing the Eagles an emotional boost as they took on the No. 12 ranked Buckaroos.
In their final tournament of the season before this weekend’s 5A Special District 4 Championships (Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Hood River), Hood River Valley High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Oregon City on Saturday for a nine-team tournament.
What a difference a year makes.
Collete Zack will soon trade the blue and gold of the Hood River Valley Eagles for the green and yellow of the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Zach, a senior at HRVHS, signed a letter of intent Wednesday – National Signing Day — to play soccer for the D2 school in Arcata, Calif.
Hood River Valley High School varsity ski team continued its undefeated streak of Mt. Hood League racing last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows.
Hood River Valley High School wrestling hosted The Dalles Thursday night for both teams’ final dual meet of the season.
Prep basketball roundup
The Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is enjoying one of its finest seasons ever.
Hood River Valley wrestling had four top-five placers and finished fifth overall in the 18-team Elks Memorial Invitational tournament over the weekend at HRVHS. Highlighting the all-day affair for the Eagles were Jason Shaner, Christian Marquez, Junior Manzo and Steven Swafford, who placed third, first, sixth and fourth, respectively.
The Hood River Valley High School varsity girls swim team sent a clear statement last weekend that it is intent on reclaiming the Columbia River Conference title — after losing it last year to Pendleton — and making waves at the 5A State Championships. At the annual Hood River Invitational Saturday, the girls claimed the team title and beat the next closest CRC finisher, Pendleton (4th place) by more than 100 points.
Eagles upset Pendleton with 33-point fourth
A relentless onslaught of aggressive full-court pressure and a late-game rally that included 33 points in the fourth quarter gave the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team a season-defining win Friday night at Pendleton.
Eagle wrestling has a new trophy to add to its collection.
The No. 1 ranked Horizon Christian School Hawks boys basketball team had another dominating performance over a Big Sky Conference foe as they crushed the Ione Cardinals 69-27 at home last Friday.
Eagles 39, Lions 24
HRV wrestling hosted its first home dual meet of the season Tuesday night, and for those in the audience expecting an exciting show, the action did not disappoint.