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Sports Briefs for Nov. 8

CSRT freeride team sign ups Nov. 17; Elks Hoop Shoot contest is Nov. 16; more

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HRV water polo takes aim at 5A final four

Boys varsity team plays Thursday in Corvallis for shot at final-four

Diving into new territory, Hood River Valley High School’s varsity boys water polo team will be in Corvallis Thursday night to take on Bend’s Mountain View High in a do-or-die state elimination round.

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‘Consistent’ Eagles end 8th at state XC

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV cross country teams at 5A state meet in Eugene

In one word: Consistent.

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Eagle football ends season with win

Of all the things that might be scary on Halloween night, nothing would be worse for coach Caleb Sperry and his Hood River Valley High Eagles football team than a loss to the winless Riverhawks from The Dalles. The Eagles (3-6) clearly had no intentions of letting that happen, however, as they concluded their season on a positive note with a 34-6 win over TDW (0-9) on Senior Night Friday at Henderson Community Stadium.

Sports Briefs for Nov. 5

Soccer teams host playoff games; Horizon soccer ends season; Ski Swap is Saturday

HRV boys soccer secures No. 2 seed

Team hosts playoff game Wednesday, 6 p.m. at HRVHS

You’ve probably heard the adage “the best defense is a good offense,” but for coach Jaime Rivera and his 14-0 Hood River Valley varsity boys soccer squad, the opposite is equally, if not more, important.

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Seniors shine in Eagles’ sixth straight win

HRV girls end undefeated in CRC, host playoff first round Tuesday, 6 p.m.

A 2-0 win at home Tuesday night against The Dalles Riverhawks means the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team closes out its Columbia River Conference schedule undefeated – a first for the team – and heads into the 5A state tournament ranked No. 10 and with the momentum of a six-game winning streak.

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Eagle football season ends Friday

Eagles aim to end on high note with final game 7 p.m. Friday vs. 0-8 The Dalles

It was a dark and stormy night … and, as is generally the case with narratives that begin this way, Friday’s home football game quickly went the way of a horror story, for Hood River Valley fans anyway.

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HRV XC history: Boys and girls teams make state

Three runners post top-three finishes at district meet

For the first time in at least 14 years, Hood River Valley High School varsity cross country is sending both a boys and a girls team to the state meet.

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Senior send-off is end of rocky road for HRV volleyball season

“This has been a special group of girls and they will be missed,” Scott Walker, Hood River Valley High School volleyball coach, said of his seven seniors following the team’s final game of the season last Tuesday. At a senior night ceremony during the team’s final dual against The Dalles, seniors Jestena Mattson, Lauren Winans, Jenni Packer, Giulia Bezzi, Kayla McCafferty, JoJo Karr and Jessie Karr were recognized for their character, leadership and contribution to the program.

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Lucky number five for HRV girls soccer

This week, five is Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team’s luck number.

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Senior-night slaughter ups Eagles to 5A No. 1

HRV boys claim CRC title with 8-0 win vs. Hermiston

Although a win Wednesday night against Hermiston didn’t come as much of a surprise, the absolute annihilation the HRV varsity boys soccer team achieved against the 5A No. 4 ranked Bulldogs seemed to leave both teams, and the rain-hearty fans watching from Henderson Community Stadium, in disbelief.

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HR water polo makes state

Varsity boys No. 2 in league, girls continue growth

After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.

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Fourth shutout gives HRV girls clear shot at CRC title

Key wins this week put Eagles atop conference

Sophomore midfielder Mona Diaz picked up a loose ball, drove into scoring territory and found the back of the net in the opening minute of Tuesday’s varsity girls’ soccer matchup between the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles River Hawks.

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV XC

Justin Crosswhite and Lauren Robinson posted personal records and the Columbia River Conference’s fastest times of the season last weekend at the annual George Fox XC Classic at Willamette Mission State Park.