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Sports Briefs for Oct. 1

Payne claims HRMGA championship; Middle school coaches needed; Homecoming game is Friday

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HRV water polo holding its own

Teams host Reynolds Tuesday, travel to David Douglas Thursday

Hood River Valley High School water polo hosted the 6A Reynolds Raiders in a hard-fought and grueling grudge match Tuesday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. After a 10-5 win by the HRV junior varsity squad, the varsity boys teams went head-to-head, with the more-experienced Raiders lineup pulling ahead after a tight first quarter to finish with a 12-6 win.

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Eagle volleyball scraps to first league win

Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball was 1-1 in league action this week with hard-fought games against Hermiston (on the road Tuesday) and The Dalles (at home Thursday).

Hood River Valley girls soccer looks for fresh start

Eagle girs 1-4-3 going into CRC schedule

A break in concentration in the first half by the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team gave the girls from LaSalle Prep all the room they needed Thursday afternoon to find the net late in the first half. The goal proved to be the only of the game, which ended with a second-half stalemate in which neither team was able to get their offense firing on all cylinders.

HRV XC runs NW Classic

Crosswhite, Hewitt lead varsity teams vs. state’s top runners

In a preview of the OSAA 5A state championship course, Hood River Valley High School cross country raced at Lane Community College in Eugene Saturday at the annual Northwest Classic. With many of the state’s 5A and 6A teams in attendance, the Eagles lined-up against fields of nearly 150 varsity runners who were there to test their legs and lungs at the biggest meet of the season thus far.

HRV football relinquishes lead in fourth quarter of 61-51 thriller vs Ridgeview Ravens

Van Hoose nets 544 yards in action-packed battle

A ten point loss wasn’t the result they were hoping for, or expecting three quarters of the way through the game, but HRV football had plenty of reason for applause after last Friday’s thrilling 61-51 loss on the road against the 5A Intermountain Conference Ridgeview Ravens.

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HRV water polo takes aim at state

Varsity boys open with two wins this week; new girls team learns the ropes

After a successful first season competing at the varsity level last year, the Hood River Valley High School water polo team is bigger and better as it returns to the pool for the fall season. In its third year since being formed, the team has grown considerably over the off-season and, in addition to having full varsity and JV squads for the first time, now has enough members to field a separate female team.

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Eagles send statement in rematch of 2013 state finals

In an energetic battle between the state’s top two ranked teams, senior forward Jaime Frias made a speedy run up the center of the field, took a perfect through-ball from midfielder Diego Rueda, outran two defenders in chase and made a quick dribble around a charging Summit goalie for an open shot at the net.

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Eagle football wins 46-6 in home opener

It was a fantastic setting for the Hood River Valley High Eagles opening home football game with great weather, fireworks and a capacity crowd cheering their team on at Henderson Community Stadium. The Eagles responded to the atmosphere with a dominating 46-6 win over the Madison Senators in the nonleague contest Friday.

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Eagle boys soccer still undefeated

HRV boys pick up two more wins

Although too early in the season to put much stock in the rankings, Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer lived up to its 5A No. 1 status Tuesday afternoon in a commanding 5-2 win over 6A No. 2 ranked Franklin.

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Hood River Valley girls soccer gets first win

Cielo Rivera and Collete Zack scored one goal apiece Thursday in a 2-0 home shutout against the Reynolds Raiders.

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Hood River Valley girls cross county cruises to Skip Sparks win

Lauren Robinson and Justin Crosswhite are pictured in stride Thursday afternoon during Hood River Valley High School cross country’s annual Skip Sparks Invitational.

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HRV volleyball will draw from seven seniors

Eagles aiming for playoff berth in rebuilding season

After a tenuous 2013 season that ended with just four wins in 19 games, this year’s Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball team is digging into its fall schedule with the optimism of a fresh start, and the ease of knowing that there’s nowhere to go but up.

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HRV girls: Four-time conference champs want fifth title and deeper run into state tournament

With five seniors, eight juniors and six returning All Conference players on his roster, fifth-year head coach Kevin Haspela is looking at the next few months with great optimism. This year’s Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team, he says, has the highest potential he has seen in his tenure with the Eagles.