This is a big weekend for local prep sports and the athletes and coaches who have worked all spring to represent the legacy of the Hood River Valley Eagles.
Dan Kuechmann will be the lone golfer to represent Hood River Valley High School at next week’s OSAA 5A boys golf state championships. Keuchmann and Coach Mark Gradin will travel to Banks, home to Quail Valley Golf Course, on Sunday for a practice round before the two-day tournament next week to determine the state’s top high school golfers.
Erika Enriquez saved the day Tuesday with a fifth-inning RBI single to drive in the only run of the game in the Hood River Valley Eagles’ narrow 1-0 home victory over Hermiston.
Hood River Valley baseball fell just short of an exciting upset over the Columbia River Conference-leading Hermiston Bulldogs in a stifling home contest Tuesday afternoon at Traner Field that ended with a 5-4 loss.
Horizon Christian School’s golf team ended its season this week with the OSAA 3A/2A/1A Special District 5 championships at Pendleton Country Club, and although no one from the team qualified for next week’s state championships in Corvallis, Coach Oscar Stenberg is pleased with the way his players performed.
Kids track meet May 19; HRVHS cheerleading meeting is May 20; Payne hits hole-in-one; Hood River Yacht Club
Coach Eric Keller and the Hood River Valley Eagles would love just one more date with the Pendleton Buckaroos this season.
Horizon Christian School tuned up for this weekend’s district track and field meet with third-place (boys) and fifth-place (girls) finishes Saturday at the Portland Lutheran School 1A Track Classic.
HRV lax hosts last home game Friday; Big Winds hosts free youth SUP lessons
Hood River’s newly formed high school sailing team ended its season in thrilling fashion last weekend at the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Oregon State Championships, where the group of Gorge sailors finished third in the silver fleet and sixth and 10th in the gold fleet.
HRV softball fights for top ranking, baseball looking for play-in berth
HRV softball and baseball
After allowing a ruinous eight unanswered goals in the first quarter, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team matched Lincoln High goal-for-goal to end Wednesday’s game — the final of the season — on a positive note. The 16-8 home loss puts the Eagles at 4-10 this season and fifth in the Portland league, and while the win-loss record isn’t all that impressive, coach Andrew McElderry is pleased, and proud, of how the girls did.
Hershey’s Track Meet is Saturday; Roller Girls host home bout; Gorge Ultimate registration open; more
On and off the court, Scottie Ziegner has made his mark at the Tsuruta Tennis Courts, located on May Street next to the Hood River Aquatic Center.
As part of Restore College Wrestling movement, Warner Pacific revives team
Hood River Valley High School alumni Katy Eddy posed for a photo recently alongside Warner Pacific College coach Frank Johnson, while signing a letter of intent to wrestle under scholarship for the school’s newly formed women’s wrestling team.