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HRV girls lacrosse team looks to build on last year’s breakout season

Team loses hard-fought opener to Jesuit

It will be hard to top last season for the HRV girls lacrosse team. The Eagles ended the regular season with an 11-3 record, the best in the history of the program, and capped that effort by running the table in the playoffs and winning the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association’s first-ever Navy Championship.

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Youthful boys tennis team ekes out win in debut

The HRV boys varsity tennis team may have lost a whopping seven varsity players from last year’s team, but the Eagles didn’t let that faze them in their season opener Thursday in St. Helens, edging the Lions 74-61 on games won after the teams tied on both points and sets won.

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Baseball team has sights set high again

Eagles clobber Barlow in ‘home’ opener in The Dalles

There may be numerous new faces in the HRV varsity baseball team dugout this season, but their goals are no different than past years: do well in league play, qualify for the playoffs, make it to the state championship game.

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HRV softball runs wild with mercy-rule win over Wilsonville Bulldogs Thursday

McNerney gets shutout on the mound in 10-0 rout

The Eagles rebounded in a big way from Monday’s 6-2 loss to Gresham in their season opener with a 10-0 throttling of Wilsonville Thursday evening at Westside Elementary.

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A more experienced HRV softball team looks to improve in 2017

Eagles drop ‘home’ debut to Gresham in The Dalles Monday evening

Last year’s HRV softball team had an incredibly young roster, boasting just one senior and two juniors, and while this year’s squad only has four players from the class of 2017, the juniors and sophomores on the team are older, wiser, and ready to build on last year’s efforts.

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Weather, field conditions muddy spring sports start

It’s a common issue for prep spring sports in the Pacific Northwest: schools west of the Cascades struggle to get games in during the earlier part of the season, as rainy weather makes playing surfaces unsafe.

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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.

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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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