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HRV wrestlers individually shine at NW duals

The HRV varsity wrestling team earned 16th place in the 36-team NW Duals competition at the Lane County Fair & Expo Center in Albany last week. On the first day, the Eagles were 3-2 beating Woodburn, Cleveland, and Tigard, while losing to David Douglas and Churchill. That result earned HRV the 16th seed in the championship 16-team bracket on the second day.

Sports Briefs for Jan. 6

Swim meet canceled; Horizon Christian basketball games canceled

Eagles empty-handed at Barlow tourney

Turnovers and an injury to a key player hampered Hood River Valley Eagles in this week’s tournament at Sam Barlow High School.

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Wrestling class successful

The November/December Hood River County School District Community Education wrestling class had a successful ending just before the Winter break. The

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2015: THE YEAR IN SPORTS

For both Hood River Valley High School and Horizon Christian School, 2015 will go down as one of the most successful years for athletics in either school’s history. Records were smashed, state and conference titles were won, and teams that had struggled in past years suddenly found themselves in the playoffs.

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Improving play not enough to help HRV through back-to-back against St. Helens and Woodburn

The Eagles girls basketball team had an unusually compressed schedule this week, playing in the team’s only non-tournament back-to-back this season, with a game at home against St. Helens on Monday, then another in Woodburn Tuesday night. The HRV girls continued to improve elements of their game, but the wins still proved elusive, with the Eagles dropping both games to go 1-7 heading into the holiday break.

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HRV girls wrestling has good showing at Hanford Cup

The HRV girls wrestling team traveled to Richland, Wash., earlier this week to get one more tournament in before the holidays hit, competing in the Hanford Girls Winter Cup at Hanford High School.

Horizon boys lose to Stanfield

The Hawks boys basketball team (2-4) wasn’t able to get revenge against Stanfield Monday night and fell to the Tigers (5-1), 59-42, for the second time this season.

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Despite loss to Reynolds, HRV girls show improvement

Despite losing recent nonleague home games, the Hood River Valley Eagles girls basketball team has shown much improvement, which has certainly contributed to a positive outlook for the team. The Eagles (1-5), guided by coach Scott Walker, hung with the tough, 6A Reynolds Raiders (7-2) for the majority of a Friday game in Hood River, losing 43-39.

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Great conditions make for a fun HRV Nordic race at Meadows

The HRV Nordic team competed this Saturday in Mt. Hood Meadows’ community race series, an annual open 3.5K and 7K skate race. The race had been cancelled for the past two years because of weather and snow conditions. This year it was 31 degrees and the snow was hard packed, perfect for a skate race.

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Reno Tournament of Champions a good challenge for wrestlers

The annual Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev., is one of the most difficult competitions, if not the most difficult competition the HRV wrestling team competes in all season.

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HRV boys basketball loses heartbreaker to Gresham

Last-ditch three gives Gophers 68-66 victory over Eagles

The Eagles had their best chance Tuesday night to grab a win against an Oregon team for the first time this season, hanging with the 6A Gresham Gophers into the fourth quarter, which HRV entered with a three-point lead.

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In season debut, HRV Nordic grabs third at Mt. Bachelor

A long line stretched out before us, each racer toed the line, the official signaled their start, and off we went into the woods.

Horizon basketball teams run into stiff competition at Umatilla tourney

Boys, girls play up against 2A teams, go 0-2 at Columbia River Clash

The Hawks had their work cut out for them last weekend at the Columbia River Clash tournament held at Umatilla High School, where the boys faced off against two larger 2A teams: Stanfield on Friday and Irrigon on Saturday.

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Kelly Cunningham dives in as new HRV swim coach

Swimming has been a lifelong passion for Kelly Cunningham — whether in the water as an athlete or on the sidelines as a coach.