Sports impacted by weather… again, Gorge Roller Girls season opener Jan. 28
Hawks defeat Dufur, fall to Arlington
For the first time in school history, the Horizon girls basketball team started the Big Sky Conference season with a 2-0 record after a 59-47 win over the Dufur Rangers Friday at Dufur High School.
Hawks fall to Dufur Rangers on Friday
The Horizon Christian High Hawks boys basketball team got a split of Big Sky Conference weekend games after pulling out a 47-44 win at home Saturday over the Arlington Honkers. The No. 17 Hawks (8-6 overall, 1-2 Big Sky) faced the No. 12 Dufur Rangers (8-2, 3-1) Friday and lost 53-45 at Dufur High School.
HRV boys basketball team pummels Columbia; Nordic team hosts Vintage Ski Movie Night fundraiser Jan. 20
Hood River Valley Nordic was joined by Summit, South Bend, Redmond, St. Mary’s Academy, and Corvallis at last Saturday’s Teacup Classic race, hosted by St. Mary’s Academy. The morning brought numb fingers and rosy cheeks, the sky was clear, it was a cool 7 degrees, and no wind was present.
The Hood River Valley alpine ski team had a good showing last weekend at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, posting some fast times at an Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association (OISRA) slalom event — the team’s first race of the season that has an impact on standings. The race course was under the Stadium lift at the resort.
Boys place a solid fifth
Eagles swimmers have had a heck of a time getting in competitions lately because of persistent winter storms, but were able to travel to their first competition of the new year last weekend with the White Buffalo Classic in Madras.
Area youth participated in the annual Knights of Columbus free throw contest, held in conjunction with Cody Kunigel’s holiday basketball camp Dec. 3.
Eagles have won five of their last six
After a nonleague schedule with plenty of starts and stops thanks to Mother Nature’s wrath, the HRV girls basketball team will enter league competition in an unfamiliar situation:
Despite ‘lumps and bumps,’ HRV boys basketball team looking forward to Columbia River Conference play
The start to the HRV boys basketball team’s season hasn’t been ideal, but there’s still been plenty to like about it as the Eagles look ahead to the start of Columbia River Conference competition next week.
Hawks throttle Huskies 62-33
Junior guard Paulina Finn had the performance of a lifetime Friday evening in Horizon’s Big Sky debut against the Sherman Huskies. In fact, it was likely the best performance of any Hood River basketball athlete in quite a long time.
Playing the defending 1A champs Sherman on the road was a heck of a way for the Horizon boys basketball team to start the Big Sky Conference schedule, and for the most part, the Huskies played as well as advertised, defeating the Hawks 71-45 — Horizon’s worst loss of the season, in terms of margin.
The HRV varsity and girls wrestling teams once again ran into weather issues last weekend, but were able to get a few matches in on Friday, before ducking out of the I-5 corridor and back into the Gorge ahead of Saturday’s storm, cutting short both competitions they were attending.
Winter weather continues to impact sports in the Gorge. Here is a summary of recent schedule changes:
Horizon girls basketball: String of nonleague wins taken with a grain of salt as Big Sky play starts
Hawks rout North Clackamas 55-17
Last season was a breakout one for the Horizon girls basketball program, as the Hawks saw the team’s first postseason win since it formed 14 seasons ago.