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Adam Lapierre

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Eagle wrestling building steam

An invaluable team bonding experience and an opportunity to compete against the nation’s best are the two big takeaways Hood River Valley High School wrestling got from its four-day trip to Nevada to compete in the annual Reno Tournament of Champions, says coach Trent Kroll.

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HRV outshoots Barlow for first win

Kelsey Wells leads with 17, Winans nets 10

After a rough start to the season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls basketball team got a much-needed win at home Tuesday night over Barlow. Senior Kelsey Wells had a team-high 17 points and Laruen Winans had ten points and seven rebounds to lead the Eagles to the 46-30 win against the 6A Mt. Hood Conference Bruins.

HRV boys score 88 in big win

Eagles win fourth straight, set school record for high score

“On fire” would be a fair way of describing the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team after their fourth straight win Friday night against Mountain View High School of Vancouver. The Eagles, now 4-2 in nonleague action, have averaged an impressive 78.5 points per game over the past four games, highlighted by a team record-setting 88-points Friday to finish with an 18-point margin of victory.

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Eagle wrestling sets high goals

Marquez leads team in first tourney with win at Coast Classic

Hood River Valley High School wrestling got its first taste of competition over the weekend at tournaments in North Bend and White Salmon. Many of the top wrestlers in each weight class represented the Eagles at the Coast Classic invitational, where 30 teams went to battle in one of the toughest tournaments in the state. Meanwhile, a second HRV lineup stayed in the Gorge to represent the Eagles in White Salmon at the seven-team Bruin Invitational.

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HRV swimming builds on last season’s success

The outlook is very good, says Hood River Valley High School swim team coach Keith Ebbert as his team starts the 2014-15 season.

Eagles end curse with ‘game-changer’ vs. Putnam

HRV boys win three this week in first such streak in ten years

For the first time in a long time, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys basketball team is on a roll. Granted, Tuesday night’s home win was just the second of this early 2014-15 season, but the hard-fought 76-71 triumph came against the then 5A No. 2 ranked Putnam Kingsmen, who defeated South Albany and Century last week to open their season.

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Community mourns loss of crazyman Kjell Sporseen

Kjell Sporseen died doing what he loved, and although that fact doesn’t take the pain away from his loss, it does offer some solace to the disheartened friends and family he left behind.

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Local ladies featured in ‘Where the Wind Blows’

While waiting-out the next few months of gloomy northwest winter weather, go online and check out the locally-produced kiteboarding web series titled Where the Wind Blows. The three-part video project features Gorge-based professional female kiteboarders Lindsay McClure, Laura Mayer, Colleen Carroll and Sensi Graves as they explore the waters of the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast.

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Four Gorge men conquer Spartan Trifecta

“Remain calm during registration. It gets much worse from here.”

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Eagles earn first-team All-State soccer honors

Boys also garner player, coach of the year awards

On the heels of a memorable and historic fall season, Hood River Valley High School varsity soccer had four boys and one girl selected as OSAA 5A first-team All-State players, one player chosen as the 5A Player of the Year and a coach selected as Coach of the Year. The 5A All-State awards (first team and second team) were announced last Friday and were chosen by all 5A coaches from the state.

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Wrestling Blue vs. Gold night kicks off HRVHS winter sports

In a first for both the Hood River Valley High School wrestling team and the school’s theater department, an exciting intersquad showdown took place Saturday on the stage of the Bowe Theater, complete with spotlights, smoke machines, play-by-play announcing and post-match media interviews.

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Turkey Trot brings crowd Thanksgiving Day

The annual Turkey Trot run and fundraiser drew more than 300 people to the Historic Columbia River Highway’s Twin Tunnels Trail Thursday morning for a pre-meal Thanksgiving treat.

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Thompson honored as LC Hall-of-Famer

Although he might not seem it today, Hood River Mike Thompson was a big-time bruiser in his younger days. Wearing the number 69, Thompson was a notorious force on the football field in the early 1980s as an all-star defensive lineman for the Lewis and Clark Pioneers.

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HR kiter claims Dutch national title

Hood River resident Vetea Boersma earned a unique claim to fame earlier this fall by winning the 2014 National Junior Dutch Kiteboarding Championships in Brouwersdam, Holland. Boersma, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Hood River Middle School, traveled to Holland with his family and was able to compete in the national kiteboarding contest because he is half Dutch.

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Fresh Tracks

Always a good measure of an encouraging start to the season, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort had people cruising its slopes before Thanksgiving. Although limited to a small section of the resort’s nearly 22,000 acres of terrain, the resort had two lifts (Buttercup and Easy Rider, along with the Magic Carpet) running over the weekend for “Preview Sunday,” and with winter weather bringing a foot of fresh snow through the day, those who made the trip were treated to the first powder turns of the newly- christened season.

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Gorge water-women win big

Ingrid Lerouche, Fiona Wylde finish one-two in AWT

Professional windsurfers Ingrid Lerouche and Fiona Wylde recently sent a statement to the rest of the windsurfing world that girls from the Gorge are not to be trifled with. When they’re not traveling the world in search of wind and waves, the two reside in Hood River, and they represented their home waters phenomenally over the last several months as they competed in the 2014 American Windsurfing Tour.

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Hood River Valley Eagles are 2014 Class 5A state champs

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team defeats Woodburn 2-0 to claim first state soccer title in school history

In a thrilling end to a perfect season, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team defeated Woodburn 2-0 Saturday to claim the 2014 OSAA 5A state championship and finish the season with an unblemished 18-0 record.

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HRV defeats Wilsonville 2-0, plays Woodburn 1 p.m. Saturday for 5A title

In surely the biggest play of his career so far, Hood River Valley High School goalie Marco Cuevas stood face-to-face with Wilsonville Wildcat Garrett Bonell, with just 11 meters of frozen field between them.

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HRV boys soccer headed back to state finals

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer is headed to the state finals.

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Players, coaches garner fall season All-Conference honors

All considering, the fall of 2014 was a good season for Hood River Valley High School athletics.

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Eagle boys soccer blasts Mountain View, advances to semis

HRV hosts Wilsonville Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Hood River Valley Eagles hammered Mountain View Storm quickly into submission Saturday afternoon at Henderson Community Stadium, sending a clear statement to the remaining teams in the 5A bracket that they’re intent on earning the school’s first-ever state boys soccer title. The 7-1 quarterfinal win advanced the No. 2 seeded Eagles to the semifinals Tuesday night (6 p.m. at Henderson Community Stadium) against No. 3 Wilsonville Wildcats, who defeated Hillsboro 2-1 Saturday to stay alive in the bracket. The winner advances to Saturday’s final and will take on the winner of Tuesday’s No. 1 Summit vs. No. 4 Woodburn game.

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Eagle soccer advances in state playoffs

HRV boys 2, Central 0; HRV girls 2, Wilsonville 1

After battling to a 1-1 tie in regulation time Tuesday night, the Hood River Valley Eagles and the Wilsonville Wildcats were given 20 more minutes (two ten-minute periods) of overtime to determine whose season would end on the field that night and whose would continue on to the 5A girls soccer quarterfinals this weekend.

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HRV water polo takes aim at 5A final four

Boys varsity team plays Thursday in Corvallis for shot at final-four

Diving into new territory, Hood River Valley High School’s varsity boys water polo team will be in Corvallis Thursday night to take on Bend’s Mountain View High in a do-or-die state elimination round.

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‘Consistent’ Eagles end 8th at state XC

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV cross country teams at 5A state meet in Eugene

In one word: Consistent.

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Hood River Special Olympics holds annual annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser

Hood River Special Olympics held its annual Bowling with the Cops and Firefighters fundraiser on Monday at Orchard Lanes.

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Seniors shine in Eagles’ sixth straight win

HRV girls end undefeated in CRC, host playoff first round Tuesday, 6 p.m.

A 2-0 win at home Tuesday night against The Dalles Riverhawks means the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team closes out its Columbia River Conference schedule undefeated – a first for the team – and heads into the 5A state tournament ranked No. 10 and with the momentum of a six-game winning streak.

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HRV XC history: Boys and girls teams make state

Three runners post top-three finishes at district meet

For the first time in at least 14 years, Hood River Valley High School varsity cross country is sending both a boys and a girls team to the state meet.

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Eagle football season ends Friday

Eagles aim to end on high note with final game 7 p.m. Friday vs. 0-8 The Dalles

It was a dark and stormy night … and, as is generally the case with narratives that begin this way, Friday’s home football game quickly went the way of a horror story, for Hood River Valley fans anyway.

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Senior-night slaughter ups Eagles to 5A No. 1

HRV boys claim CRC title with 8-0 win vs. Hermiston

Although a win Wednesday night against Hermiston didn’t come as much of a surprise, the absolute annihilation the HRV varsity boys soccer team achieved against the 5A No. 4 ranked Bulldogs seemed to leave both teams, and the rain-hearty fans watching from Henderson Community Stadium, in disbelief.

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Lucky number five for HRV girls soccer

This week, five is Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team’s luck number.

Gorge Roller Girls start new season

The Gorge Roller Girls derby team hits the hardwood for its first bout of the 2014-15 season Saturday in an inter-squad contest between its two lineups, the Cherry Bombers and the River Reapers at Dufur High School. Doors open at 5 p.m. and action starts at 6 p.m., with tickets for sale at the door. The event will be run as a fundraiser for the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Julie Beliel Cancer Screening Voucher Fund.

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Hood River's 5/6 team wins GYFL championship

Hood River’s 5th/6th grade football team held off a last-minute offensive charge by White Salmon to finish with a thrilling 20-16 win and take the championship title last Saturday in the Gorge Youth Football League season finale.

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HR water polo makes state

Varsity boys No. 2 in league, girls continue growth

After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.

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Columbia Gorge Marathon runs Sunday

The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.

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HRV boys soccer shows no mercy

Undefeated, Eagles win 6-0 Tuesday, 8-0 Thursday

To say the Hood River Valley High School varsity boy soccer team is on a roll would be putting it lightly. From the looks of it, in fact, they’re darn near unstoppable.

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Although short of forecasts, salmon run still breaks records

Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.

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Fourth shutout gives HRV girls clear shot at CRC title

Key wins this week put Eagles atop conference

Sophomore midfielder Mona Diaz picked up a loose ball, drove into scoring territory and found the back of the net in the opening minute of Tuesday’s varsity girls’ soccer matchup between the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles River Hawks.

Crosswhite, Robinson lead HRV XC

Justin Crosswhite and Lauren Robinson posted personal records and the Columbia River Conference’s fastest times of the season last weekend at the annual George Fox XC Classic at Willamette Mission State Park.

HRV football starts league schedule

Hood River Valley High School varsity football traveled to Salem last Thursday to take on the 6A McKay Royal Scots in the Eagles’ last non-league game of the season.

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Hood River native Alex Titus, and fiancée, pass through town along epic Pan-American ride

On the road again … After a brief hometown reprieve from the road, Hood River native Alex Titus and fiancée Maggie McDonell are again on two wheels and headed south with the geese, continuing their 18-month, 17,000 mile bicycling journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.

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Hermiston? No problem for Eagle soccer

HRV girls soccer wins 2-0, boys 5-0 in latest conference action

Matching muscle with muscle, Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team kept its cool and outplayed a very physical Hermiston lineup Tuesday afternoon in a 2-0 home win at Westside School.

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HRV XC continues ‘climbing the mountain’

“There’s no magic in running, there’s just hard work,” says Brandon Bertam, Hood River Valley High School cross country coach, and with just two meets remaining before the Columbia River Conference championships, the first-year Eagles’ coach says he’s extremely happy with just how much hard work the team has put in to get ready for the season finale.

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HR water polo gets revenge

Boys beat Barlow, Gresham this week

Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo picked up two big wins this week against Mount Hood Conference opponents Barlow and Gresham.

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HRV soccer shuts out Pendleton in CRC opener

Varsity boys remain undefeated, girls get fresh start with win in conference opener

In their ninth straight victory, the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys soccer team continued its heavy-footed quest toward a return trip to the state championship with a 6-0 home win Tuesday against the Pendleton Buckaroos.

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HRV XC represents at Nike Pre

Middle school girls shine, both HRVHS teams finish a solid fourth

Hood River cross country was in fine form Saturday at the annual Nike Pre Nationals meet at Portland Meadows Race Track, where more than 100 teams from several states were there to compete in one of the northwest’s premier running events.

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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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Kids show great effort at triathlon

Almost 300 kids from around the northwest stormed the Hood River Waterfront Park last Sunday for the annual Gorge Kids Triathlon.

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Grominator skate contest a soaring success

The Grominator Hood River Skate Contest attracted more than 50 kids ages 15 and younger to the Hood River Skatepark last Sunday for the fifth-annual kids-only street and bowl contest.

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.

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.

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