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HRV lax on quest for first Cascade Cup

Hood River Valley varsity boys lacrosse extended its season at least through the weekend with a commanding 19-0 win at home Wednesday night against Rex Putnam in the inaugural Cascade Cup tournament. The win advanced the team to a Saturday night game at Canby in the 16-team bracket’s quarterfinal round.

Eagle baseball: Underdogs pull off big-time upset

No. 14 HRV defeats No. 3 Springfield to advance to 5A playoff quarterfinals

Eagle baseball pulled off a big-time win Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the OSAA 5A state championships. HRV, seeded No. 14 in the 16-team bracket after winning a play-in game last week at Bend, upset Springfield with a 5-2 win to advance to the tournament quarterfinals and knock the No. 3 seed out of the tournament on their home turf.

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Eagles punish Bowmen, advance to playoff quarterfinals Friday evening

The Hood River Valley Eagles (21-6) have the momentum of a locomotive after their 8-0 win over the Sherwood Bowmen (9-17) in a Class 5A first-round state playoff contest Wednesday at Westside Elementary School.

HRV baseball wins play-in game

Eagles weather Storm to advance to state bracket

Despite being underdogs in Friday’s 5A baseball play-in matchup on the road against the 14th-ranked Summit Storm (15-10), the 19th-ranked Hood River Valley Eagles (11-15) claimed a huge 10-0 win to earn themselves a spot in the 16-team state championship bracket.

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Mattson, Barajas defend titles at 5A track and field championships

Sebastian Barajas and Jestena Mattson successfully defended state titles over the weekend at the 2014 OSAA 5A State Track and Field Championships to help propel Hood River Valley High School to ninth- and fifth-place team finishes in the season finale at Eugene’s Hayward Field.

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Bloomster, Kempf lead Hawks at state track

Horizon Christian School’s third season of track and field ended Friday with a 10th-place finish for the Hawk boys at the Class 1A state championships.

Sports briefs for May 24

All-Conference baseball, softball teams announced; HRV softball, lacrosse host playoff games May 28; Gorge FC hosts Spartans Saturday

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HRV girls end tennis season at districts

While the Hood River girls tennis team didn’t get the “luck of the draw” at last week’s 5A Special District 1 Championships in Sunriver, where six out of the seven HRV players were bracketed against seeded players in the first round, they rose to the challenge and their play reached a pinnacle for the season as they went on to dominate the consolation rounds.

Kuechmann finishes mid-pack at state golf

Hood River Valley High’s Dan Kuechmann shot a two-day total of 165 — 21 over par — to finish in a tie for 32nd place at last week’s OSAA 5A state golf championships at Banks’ Quail Valley Golf Course. Crescent Valley sophomore Kevin Geniza won the tournament with a three-over-par total of 147.

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Wrestling update

In a unique mix of fun in the sun and hard-headed competition, the Hood River Marina was host to the 2014 Oregon Beach Wrestling State Championships last weekend. On a smooth strip of beach jutting into the Columbia River, wrestlers were paired into general age and weight categories and competed in the unique format of wrestling with rules similar to those of the Japanese Sumo style.

CRC baseball rivalry goes to the Eagles

HRV baseball beats The Dalles, builds momentum for May 23 play-in game

The Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team concluded its Columbia River Conference schedule with a momentum building 11-7 win over The Dalles Friday at Quinton Street Ballpark.

Sports briefs for May 21

Ziegner qualifies for state tennis; Mason records hole-in-one at Indian Creek; Hood2River coming soon; Maupin RiverFest is this weekend

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HRV track sending 20 to state meet in Eugene

Hood River Valley High track and field claimed 10 district titles and qualified athletes in 18 events at last week’s Columbia River Conference championships to compete in the upcoming OSAA 5A State meet in Eugene. Preliminary rounds start Friday inside the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field, where 38 of the state’s 5A programs will be represented; action peaks with final rounds Saturday afternoon.

HRV Softball solidifies league title

Eagles end regular season with 5A No. 2 ranking

Hood River Valley High softball extended its winning streak to 10 with an 8-1 Columbia River Conference season finale victory over The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians Friday in The Dalles. The win secured the conference title for the Eagles (10-2 CRC, 20-5 overall), who finished their league schedule tied with the Pendleton Buckaroos (10-2, 19-6) to split the CRC title

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Horizon track sending seven to state meet

Horizon Christian School made a run at the District 3 track and field championship Saturday in Moro, where the boys team finished a close second to host Sherman County and the girls finished fifth. In all, the Hawks are sending athletes in 11 events to the upcoming state track and field finals in Eugene.