Like many people who live here, or visit here, I love hiking in the Gorge.
Golf course’s program is getting more kids to participate in the sport
After starting its inaugural season last year, Indian Creek’s PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Junior League Golf program is now really getting into the swing of things.
Memorial run continues to grow while staying true to its roots
July 4, 1975: In the midst of the phenomenon known as the “running boom” that became that decade’s athletic focus, and several weeks after the passing of Oregon cross-country/track and field legend Steve Prefontaine, a few dozen individuals gathered for a footrace from Odell to Hood River.
Outrigger canoes and surfskis highlight Gorge Downwind Paddling Festival July 19-25
The Columbia River Gorge is home to a multitude of wind and water sports, as well as a number of festivals and races to go with them and come July, the Gorge will add another such festival to its already busy summer roster.
It’s been a banner year for Hood River Valley High School athletics: the Eagles have won state titles, produced individual state champions, received numerous coaching awards, and most importantly, have some pretty intelligent, hard-working athletes to boot.
Eagles hold opponents scoreless in playoffs; defeats Liberty 2-0
Not Dallas. Not Putnam. Not Pendleton. And finally, not even No. 1 Liberty.
HRV outlasts LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 11-10, in brutal cup matchup in Hillsboro on Saturday
The HRV boys lacrosse have been crowned the Cascade Cup kings, defeating LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 11-10 at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday, winning the first cup in HRV history.
Eagles off to the finals
For the second time in as many years, the Hood River Valley Eagles baseball team is heading to the OSAA 5A State Championship game, ousting the Pendleton Buckaroos in a gutsy, 1-0 semi-finals game that bore witness to more than a few nail-biting moments during its eight innings.
Eagles defeat Cougars, 19-10; will play LaSalle Saturday in Cascade Cup final
The HRV boys lacrosse team is heading to its first-ever Cascade Cup finals, thanks to a high-octane third and fourth quarters that more than made up for the team’s sluggish start against the Canby Cougars Wednesday evening in Hood River.
Eagles beat the Putnam Kingsmen, 4-0 to set up semifinal showdown with CRC rival Pendleton
The HRV Eagles defense once again put on a masterful performance Friday evening in Hood River, defeating the Putnam Kingsmen, 4-0, to get their second consecutive shutout of the post-season — the only team in the 5A playoff bracket to shut out an opponent at all, let alone twice.
The HRV boys lacrosse team received its first true test Friday on its quest to win the school’s first-ever Cascade Cup, erasing a two-goal deficit and holding in check a furious late rally by HRV’s opponent, the Grant Generals, whom the Eagles defeated, 12-8.
State track and field: Barajas repeats as discus champ, Mattson wins 100 and 200; HRV fourth overall
Going into last week’s OSAA 5A Track and Field State Championships in Eugene, HRV thrower Sebastian Barajas and HRV sprinter Jestena Mattson were the athletes to beat, defending titles in the discus and in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, respectively.
Girls lax players receive all-league honors; Softball racks up all-league awards; ICMGA tourney results; HRMGA tourney results; Gorge Roller Girls host bout May 30; Oregon Beach Wrestling Champs May 30 in HR; WDFW expands fishing area on WS River
Eagles place third of seven teams at district tournament in Bend; girls season comes to an end at districts
Capping off the team’s first-ever Columbia River Conference title earlier this month, the HRV boys tennis team had a good showing during last week’s 5A Special District No. 1 Championships in Bend, which saw the Eagles take third overall and No. 1 singles standout Scottie Ziegner finishing high enough to represent the team at the state championships.
As far as making the playoffs were concerned, neither team had anything to play for during Friday’s HRV and The Dalles game, but that didn’t stop the two teams from putting on a show for the packed bleachers at the Westside Elementary softball fields.
Boys lax to face Rex Putnam in Cascade Cup; HRV golf wraps up season; Hood 2 River Relay; Gorge Area Middle School Soccer League
With the CRC title firmly in HRV’s hands, the Eagles were only playing for pride in Friday’s game against The Dalles, who unlike HRV, had a lot to lose — namely the final play-in spot in the Columbia River Conference.
HRV track and field got off to a good start at the District Championships on Wednesday, and was scheduled to wrap up the meet Friday afternoon with the finals in the running events.
Other teams’ final games determine whether the Eagles are in or out
The HRV boys lacrosse team didn’t do itself any favors Thursday night in the team’s quest to secure one of the final spots in the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association playoff bracket, losing to Central Catholic, 14-3, in the final game of the regular season.
Swim team wins sprinter meet; Babe Ruth opening day is Saturday; Local youth wrestlers take home titles at U.S. Open Wrestling Championships; Horizon golf ends season at districts
Coach Andrew McElderry and HRV Eagles girls lacrosse team knew they had their work cut out for them, having to defeat the No. 2 team in the state, Lake Oswego, if they wanted to advance past the second round of the playoffs on Wednesday.
Eagles battle and come out on top in close contest with the Bulldogs on Tuesday
With both teams fighting for their playoff lives, Tuesday’s game between the Hermiston Bulldogs and the HRV Eagles saw a scrappy contest between the two squads that featured five lead changes and more than a few frayed nerves.
They’ve been gunning for it all season and on Friday, they finally got it.
Horizon track aims for district title; Softball gets swept by Pendleton; Baseball camp fundraiser this Saturday
Eagle girls lax fights through a downpour and makes it rain goals during decisive first-round playoff win
HRV 14, Marist 2
For a program that has only made the playoffs twice in its history, on Monday night, the HRV girls lacrosse team sure acted like it had been there before.
With win over Hermiston, HRV stays perfect in the Columbia River Conference
The HRV boys tennis team has been having a stellar season this spring, but now, it’s an historic one.
The bleachers may have been packed during Tuesday’s game versus the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles Riverhawks, but by the second inning, it was only the HRV fans that had anything to cheer about.
No. 15 HRV will face No. 18 Marist in Hood River on Monday, game time not available as of press time
The HRV girls lacrosse team has had an up-and-down season, but at the end of the season, they ended on the up side.
A promising start in the first quarter wasn’t enough for the HRV boys lacrosse team to overcome Oregon Episcopal School Friday in Hood River, who bested the Eagles, 15-5, after HRV relinquished a three-goal lead it had built at the start of the game.
Bassham voted Oregon’s 5A/large school AD of the Year; Boys tennis splits trip to Central Oregon; Youth track camp May 9; more
Eagles softball swept in close contests during Friday’s road doubleheader
In its push to the playoffs, Hood River Valley was looking to make significant headway last Friday in a softball doubleheader against The Dalles/Dufur — a team one spot ahead of The Eagles in the Columbia River Conference standings.
Elementary P.E. teacher Brandon Bertram creates program to promote physical fitness at school and at home
Coming into his first year at Westside Elementary and May Street school, Brandon Bertram had a quandary: how could he increase students’ opportunities for phsyical exercise not only at school, but at home... and make sure it’s done on a shoestring budget?
The Eagles golf squad had a home tournament Wednesday at Indian Creek Golf Course against Pendleton, The Dalles, and Hermiston.
After going down 6-0 in the first inning, Eagles score 11 runs in the 10th to defeat Bulldogs, 19-9
For the second time in a week, the HRV Eagles (13-6 overall, 5-1 Columbia River Conference) were pushed into extra innings by their opponent. And for the second time in a week, the Eagles were able to battle back and win the game, but Tuesday’s road win over the Hermiston Bulldogs (8-9 overall, 1-5 CRC) was anything but ordinary.
Softball shut out by Hermiston; Horizon golf receives sixth seed going into districts; Boys tennis closes out home match in style; Girls lax defeated by OES
After resounding 11-1 win, Eagles hangs on for 4-3 victory over Bulldogs in second game
HRV baseball continues to tally up its wins in the Columbia River Conference after having a productive weekend against Hermiston during a home doubleheader, taking down the Bulldogs 11-1 in the first game, and fending off a late rally to win the second frame, 4-3.
Eagles softball rallies and wins both games of doubleheader in Hood River
At first, it looked like the Hood River Valley Eagles might suffer yet another defeat at the hands of a league opponent, and might find themselves on the outside looking in at the playoffs.
After winning five of their last six to close out non-league play, the Eagles have not gotten the start to Columbia River Conference games they were hoping for, dropping their third straight game to Pendleton Tuesday evening.
Girls lax loses to Lincoln; Girls lax gets revenge against Grant; Barajas breaks his own record
Eagles hold off Buckaroos, 2-1 in Hood River; go up 2-1 in the season series against league opponents
There may not have been much offense to speak of from either team, but Tuesday’s home game between the Hood River Valley Eagles and the Pendleton Buckaroos still provided plenty of excitement.
Eagles boys and girls teams take first overall thanks to some stellar performances
Like blossoms in the valley orchards this year, the athletes of Hood River Valley’s track and field team are blooming early: posting top marks in the conference and the state, breaking school records, and winning meets in preparation for the district and state meets that are still about a month away.
Eagles have 7-7 overall record heading into league games
Call them the comeback kids.
Competing for Elite Edge Wrestling Academy, Shaner is beating the best
Still fresh off his sixth-place finish at the OSAA state wrestling championships in late February, Hood River Valley High School freshman Jason Shaner has added another notch in his wrestling belt: standing on the podium at a national wrestling championship.
In a makeup game, HRV scores nine unanswered runs to beat La Salle, 9-6
Going into Monday evening’s makeup game against La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, the HRV Eagles had their work cut out for them.
Boys tennis results swept the competition for the second consecutive match, this time defeating Pendleton, 8-0. Above, Brandon Campos returns a volley during a doubles competition Wednesday.
Eagles sit at 10th in OSAA
Eagles baseball enjoyed their first non-tournament shutout of the season in a low-scoring affair against Wilsonville, where HRV came out on top, 1-0.
HRV now on three-game win streak
The Eagles racked up a case of goals against Valley Catholic in what was a lopsided affair Wednesday evening with HRV routing the Valiants, 24-0, in Beaverton.
Hood River Valley had a tough matchup Wednesday evening with the league-leading Oregon Episcopal School Aardvarks, and the Eagles ended up experiencing their worst loss of the season, in what was ultimately a 15-3 decision.
Wells and Winans help fend off the Jaguars, 3-2, in Hood River
HRV survived a seventh-inning rally by Century High during a Wednesday afternoon game in Hood River, sliding by the Jaguars, 3-2.
The HRV boys lacrosse team made a big statement in its home debut Wednesday evening, handily defeating the Hermiston Bulldogs by a score of 9-2.