Easy-going hikes in the Gorge are pretty hard to come by. The geography of the area doesn’t lend itself to many leisurely, pleasant strolls through the woods. Believe me, I’ve looked.
HRV grad and track athlete Parker Kennedy recovering from freak javelin accident at USATF meet in Beaverton
Javelin pierces Kennedy’s eye socket, athlete still able to see out of injured eye
A recent Hood River Valley High School graduate and track star is on the mend after a freak accident that occurred at a track meet in the Portland metro area, where the teen’s eye socket was pierced by the tail end of a javelin.
New varsity basketball coaches Christopher Dirks and Donnie Herneisen look to reinvigorate HRV program
In an outdoorsy community such as this one, it’s no surprise that Hood River Valley High School has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented athletes, and the school has the hardware in its trophy case to prove it.
For many people, running 155 miles through an African desert with an 18-pound supply pack on their back sounds like the perfect vision of Hell.
Food carts serve up quality fare with flare
Once maligned as purveyors of lowbrow eating, food trucks have experienced a renaissance in recent years, serving up creative dishes from all over the world while simultaneously using fresh, local ingredients.
It was rainy, it was windy, it was cold, but the weather Friday night at Henderson Community Stadium failed to dampen the spirits of the Hood River Valley High School students and their loved ones who gathered to watch the Class of 2016 graduate.
HRVHS announces Athletes of the Year; athletes honored with All-Conference, All-State, and All-Star selections
Another season of Hood River Valley High School sports is in the books and with it, another haul of awards for local athletes.
Eagles struggle on offense and defense in 5A baseball state championship game
Another deep playoff run for HRV came to an end Saturday in the 5A baseball state championship at Volcanoes Stadium, but not in the way the Eagles had hoped, nor expected, as their opponent, the Summit Storm, rolled HRV 12-2.
Governor, railroad officials speak in Hood River
The Mosier fire continues to burn; details are scarce.
The Hood River Valley Eagles are headed to Keizer for the OSAA 5A baseball state championship game for the third year in a row, shutting out Churchill 1-0 in Tuesday evening's semifinal game that was played in Hood River.
HRV defeats the Grizzlies 2-0, advances to semis with Churchill
Two home runs by senior pitcher/outfielder Patrick Harvey and a one-hitter thrown by sophomore Connor Coerper in his playoff debut helped lift No. 2 HRV over No. 7 Ashland, 2-0, in a defensive duel that took place in Hood River Friday night.
Eagles defeat Newberg Tigers 7-4 to take the title
Capping off the best season in the history of the HRV girls lacrosse program, the Eagles finished their playoff run Wednesday night in Wilsonville with a 7-4 defeat of the Newberg Tigers to win the first-ever Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association Navy bracket championship.
HRV baseball routs Eagle Point in Battle of the Eagles, advances to quarterfinal matchup with Ashland
HRV 17, Eagle Point 3
The HRV Eagles baseball team made quite the opening statement to accompany what they hope will be another deep playoff run, clobbering the Eagle Point Eagles 17-3 in Hood River Wednesday evening in the first round of the OSAA 5A state tournament.
Eagles weather a rally by the Cardinals to win Navy bracket semifinals, 10-7
A furious rally by the Lincoln Cardinals and three HRV goals called back in the second half weren’t enough to sink the Eagles in their Navy bracket semifinal showdown Monday night in Wilsonville, where No. 2 HRV defeated No. 3 Lincoln 10-7 to advance to the Navy championships Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Newberg.
Shorthanded Eagles fall to Glencoe, 11-3, in first-round playoff game
The HRV boys lacrosse team’s season came to an end Friday night in Hillsboro, where the No. 17 Eagles fell 11-3 to No. 16 Glencoe in a first-round playoff game of the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association’s champion bracket.
An historic field. Historic performances. An historic finish.
Steven Crouch and the Eagle lacrosse unloads on La Salle in regular season finale, sends HRV to the playoffs
It may not have been the way they originally expected to make it, but the Eagles officially qualified for the Oregon boys lacrosse playoffs, grabbing the penultimate spot available in the 24-team tournament.
Eagles girls lacrosse headed to semifinal matchup with Lincoln after come-from-behind OT victory over Sherwood
Facing a one-goal deficit at the half, the HRV girls lacrosse team didn’t seem worried. Players smiled as they trotted back to the sideline for a pep talk from Head Coach Andrew McElderry and Assistant Coach Bekah Rottenberg. Players swayed back and forth to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” that was pumped out from the speakers at Henderson Community Stadium.
Both the girls and the boys tennis teams’ seasons came to an end last weekend at the Special District 1 championships, held in Bend for the girls and Hermiston for the boys, where neither team had players that qualified for the 5A state tournament.
Eagles lose to Grant, defeat Hermiston; looked to secure playoff spot in finale with La Salle Tuesday
Weekend games did little to improve or hurt HRV’s standing in the boys lacrosse playoff race, creating a situation that left little margin of error for the Eagles heading into the final game of the regular season.
The HRV boys lacrosse team’s five-game losing streak came to an end Tuesday night with a much-needed win over the Cleveland Warriors — the Eagles’ first league victory of the season.
Boys place first, girls third at district championships; athletes head to 5A state champs
The Eagles boys track team once again took top honors at the Columbia River Conference championships this year, squeaking out a win by three points over second-place Hermiston. The girls placed first, losing by 44 points to Hermiston and narrowly losing to Pendleton by 3.5 points.
If the current HRV junior varsity girls lacrosse team is any indicator of what the future holds for the school’s varsity program, get ready to see the Eagles’ trophy case fill up.
A season that started with high promise for the HRV boys lacrosse team continued its downward trend last week as the Eagles lost two crucial league games, including a second overtime loss to a league opponent.
Eagles eliminated after tough losses to Pendleton, Hermiston
So many times this season, the HRV softball team has put together good innings against teams in a tough conference, but has struggled to develop a killer instinct that would allow the young Eagles squad to put away games for good.
Eagles win a pair of one-run games against Bucks, Bulldogs
For the second year in a row, the HRV Eagles are the Columbia River Conference baseball championships.
Closing out what has been the winningest girls lacrosse season in the history of the HRV program, the Eagles girls lax team added another win to their pile Monday night, defeating the Central Catholic Rams, 10-5, on Senior Night in Hood River. It was the second win in as many games against the Rams for HRV.
In memory of Hood River’s princess: With the passing of Lila May, Tutu Trot benefits other children with cancer
The third annual Lila May Tutu Trot was held this Saturday and while plenty of runners showed up in tutus as they did in 2014 and 2015, this year’s Tutu Trot, sadly, was missing its princess.
The HRV boys tennis team ended league play this season in pretty much the same position as last season, on top of the Columbia River Conference.
The Horizon Christian School boys and girls track teams did well with their small rosters at the Condon/Wheeler Invitational last weekend, with the boys finishing 12th of 17 teams and the girls finishing ninth of 18 teams in a meet that included primarily small schools from both sides of the Columbia Gorge and beyond.
A great season for the HRV girls lacrosse team got even greater Tuesday night in Hood River when the Eagles (10-3, 8-3 league) defeated the formidable Lincoln Cardinals (8-6, 7-3 league), moving the teams into a tie for second place in the Portland League.
The girls didn’t win a Columbia River Conference title, but enjoyed a much more successful season this year, finishing up with a 9-3 record and 4-2 in league, culminating with a 5-3 Senior Night defeat of The Dalles Thursday.
The race amongst the three Columbia River Conference softball teams vying for the two play-in spots left in the league got a lot tighter Tuesday night in The Dalles when HRV defeated the Riverhawks 2-1, pulling within a single game of The Dalles and Hermiston in the playoff race.
Eagles drop both games to The Dalles at home Saturday
With the league schedule entering its final stretch, the HRV softball team is on the outside looking in when it comes to a chance at making the postseason after dropping both games of a doubleheader to The Dalles last Saturday in Hood River.
Eagles see ‘missed opportunities’ in OT loss to Wilson
Tuesday night in Hood River, the HRV boys lax team, which has been cruising along on a string of victories against nonleague opponents this season, struck an unexpected speed bump in the team’s league debut against Wilson.
After defeating Hermiston 10-0 in the last game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the HRV Eagles softball team was looking to pull ahead in the season series with a win Tuesday evening at home and tighten up the standings in the Columbia River Conference.
The HRV baseball team suffered its worst loss of the season Tuesday night, falling 9-1 to Hermiston.
HRV has worst loss of the season against OES, then bounces back with win over Wilson
Andrew McElderry, head coach of the HRV girls lax team, had Friday’s contest at Oregon Episcopal School penciled in as the toughest game of the season for the Eagles, and the Aardvarks delivered.
Boys team narrowly misses first at Summit Invitational
Saturday’s track invitational at Summit High School in Bend was the first true test of how the HRV boys team stacked up against some of the best competition in 5A, and the team aced the test… almost.
They may be in one of the toughest leagues in the state, but the HRV softball team continues to perform well in the Columbia River Conference despite the team’s fourth-place ranking, splitting games with the sixth-ranked Hermiston Bulldogs this weekend.
After suffering their first loss of the season April 15 — a brutal 16-3 defeat at the hands of the Sherwood Bowmen — the HRV boys lax team (8-1) rebounded with a 17-3 drubbing of Nadzitsaga (0-8) in Hood River Friday evening.
HRV beats Grant, 12-2, was scheduled to play league-leading OES Friday
The HRV girls lax team has been oddly consistent in most of its victories this season.
Eagles baseball slugs its way to 11-5 win over Pendleton
The offensive adjustments made by HRV this season continue to pay off for the Eagles, who beat Pendleton for the third time in four days on Tuesday, routing the Buckaroos 11-5 in Pendleton and winning the season series.
The HRV boys tennis team played Pendleton on Wednesday and the Eagles picked up their second league win of the season, beating a shorthanded Buckaroos squad 6-2.
Under sunny skies and warm temperatures, the HRV track and field team dominated the annual Blossom Invitational in Hood River Friday, with both the girls and the boys teams outpacing the competition to take first place overall in the meet.
They may not have been able to catch Oregon Episcopal School in the Portland League lacrosse standings, but the Eagle girls continued to put more distance between themselves and other teams in the league this Friday after rolling Cleveland for the second time this season.
HRV defeats Pendleton in both games of a doubleheader
The No. 4 Eagles had one of their biggest tests of the Columbia River Conference season on Saturday, playing their perennial rivals, the No. 19 Pendleton Buckaroos, Saturday in a doubleheader.
Eagles drop both games of league doubleheader with Buckaroos in Hood River
The Pendleton Buckaroos’ reputation as heavy-hitters preceded them in Saturday’s doubleheader with No. 15 HRV in Hood River, and though the No. 4 Bucks didn’t put up a ton of offense against the Eagles, they put up enough.
Eagles defeat Falcons, 17-5, to go 7-0
The road-weary HRV boys lax team couldn’t have asked for a much better homecoming Tuesday night, crushing the 1-6 Liberty Falcons by a score of 17-5, giving the Eagles their seventh win in their seventh game this season.