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Sports Briefs for March 11

Athletes named to All-Conference basketball teams; Oregon Cancer Ski Out March 12-13; Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort already exceeding season average snowfall; Erin Storie graces the podium at Cuba triathlon; Jestena Mattson wins Mountain West pentathlon

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HRV skiers first at state race

Girls place first, boys take second

The heads of HRV boys and girls ski team members were hanging Friday night at the conclusion of the state championships, not out of shame, but out of the sheer weight of all the medals they had draped around their necks.

High school softball rule changes focus on uniforms, equipment

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions to Rule 3 regarding uniforms, equipment and substitutions at a meeting in Indianapolis. These changes approved by the committee, along with one in Rule 1, were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

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DAY ONE AT OISRA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

In keeping with past performances, the Hood River Valley High School ski team ruled the slopes on the first day of the state meet’s alpine competitions during what was a sunny, warm, and blustry Thursday at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

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Jason Shaner takes first at 5A state wrestling meet, sets school record

Grace Miller and Monique Verduzco take second in girls individual state competition

Jason Shaner’s stellar wrestling season ended on the highest note possible last weekend, when the junior swept the competition in the 126-pound weight bracket at the 5A state championships, and took home first place for the Eagles.

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Powder Valley ends Horizon girls’ standout season in second round of state tourney

The best girls basketball season in the history of Horizon Christian School came to end Saturday evening at the Hawks Nest in Hood River as visiting Powder Valley overcame a slow start and rolled Horizon 41-27 in the second round of the 1A state tournament.

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Boys place second, girls third at Nordic championship

Hood River Valley High School sent their best to compete in the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association’s state championship at the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center last Friday. A total of 11 teams made it out from all over Oregon.

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Bitter loss to TD dashes HRV play-in hopes

Dakota Murr scores 53 points to lead TD rally

For the second year in a row, the battle for the final play-in spot in the Columbia River Conference depended heavily on the outcome of the final matchup between HRV and The Dalles.

Horizon boys advance after Joseph upset

Hawks beat Joseph 54-50 to advance to second round, played Days Creek Friday evening

For a time, it looked like they might not make it into the Big Sky District tournament, but they did.

Horizon girls host Powder Valley Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Horizon girls basketball team (21-5, 13-1 Big Sky District) will enter the second round of the 1A state tournament as an eight-seed and will host No. 9 Powder Valley (20-5, 12-3 Old Oregon League) on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Rough loss to TD eliminates HRV girls from play-in consideration

Girls lose 44-15 to the Riverhawks, then 48-39 to the Bucks

Considering their struggles against Columbia River Conference opponents this season, the HRV girls basketball team’s removal from postseason consideration was essentially a fait accompli before they played in The Dalles Tuesday night.

Osprey compete well at 10U champs

Four swimmers from the Hood River Valley Swim Team (HRVST) qualified and competed at the Arena Oregon Swimming 10 & Under Championships held in Springfield this past weekend. The fastest swimmers from all over the state of Oregon and southwest Washington compete at this championship meet.

Sports briefs for Feb. 25

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Hawks make history!

Team defeats South Wasco, Arlington to win Big Sky tourney and make first state tourney appearance; Finn wins Big Sky MVP

Scissors in hand, Horizon Hawks girls basketball team players and coaching staff were all smiles Saturday afternoon as they cut down the nets in the Madras High School gym for the first time ever.

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Horizon boys snag final berth for state tourney

Boys lose to Dufur, then defeat Arlington; played Joseph Tuesday

It wasn’t easy, but the Horizon boys basketball team has once again qualified for a berth in the state tournament after finishing third in the Big Sky District tournament last weekend in Madras.