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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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kam Walker and Ryan Ward shine behind both mound and plate for the Eagles
HRV returned from spring break this week after a rough trip down to Phoenix, Ariz., where the Eagles went 1-3 against non-league teams during the Coach Bob Invitational.
HRV track results Milwaukie/Oregon City meet, Top Five finishers
The Gorge Roubaix returned for its third annual race this past weekend, and nearly 400 competitors signed up for the event – up from 250 last year – according to Chad Sperry, race organizer for Breakaway Promotions.
Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative
The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.
Eagles beat Franklin, Gresham to start the season 2-0
The HRV boys varsity tennis team started their season last week with a bang, defeating Franklin, 5-3, on March 16, and then crushing Gresham, 7-1, two days later (HRV was scheduled to play Century on March 19, but the match was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.)
HRV’s boys and girls golf program may have a young roster, but it’s an expanding one — at nearly 20 golfers, the team is twice the size in 2015 as it was 2014.
After suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss last Tuesday, the HRV girls lacrosse team wasted no time bouncing back, doubling up Central Catholic, 16-8, during an away game Thursday evening.
The first track meets of the season can often mean more about getting into shape and measuring athletes’ abilities than they are about posting record times, but after HRV’s meet Wednesday against the Centennial Eagles, Coach Donnie Herniesen was pleased with his squad’s performance right out of the gate.
Lincoln 10, HRV 9 (OT)
The Hood River Valley girls lacrosse team has been tested early in their season, with their home debut Tuesday evening featuring a contest against the Lincoln Cardinals that was cold, wet, and went right down to the wire.
A mid-game rally bolstered by solid pitching from Hood River Valley’s freshmen wasn’t enough for the Eagles to get a win in their home-opener against Gresham Monday night, falling to the Bulldogs, 10-4. The score on paper, though, didn’t accurately reflect how well the Eagles performed for the majority of the non-league contest.
Plenty to do — with your buds
Spring break — March 23 to 27 — is right around the corner for Hood River County School District, Horizon Christian, Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School and Columbia Gorge Community College students.
Hood River Valley High School athletes were busy this past week practicing and gearing up for the upcoming spring sports season that starts in earnest next week.
HRV dominates alpine events
Mt. Hood’s snowpack may be lacking, but Hood River Valley’s ski-racing abilities are not.
One of the best seasons in recent memory for the Hood River Valley boys basketball program came to end Tuesday night, when the Eagles narrowly lost to LaSalle Catholic College Preparatory, 75-70, as well as lost their chance to make the post season for the first time in two decades.
Port also considering BOTG toll increases
The Port of Cascade Locks is looking to acquire a county-owned property in the city that the port hopes to use as a site for economic development.
Report shows increased oil going through the Gorge
The focus on oil trains running through the Gorge has largely remained on the Washington side, where the vast majority of crude, particularly coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, enters the National Scenic area.
Luke patrols with Deputy Travis Paulsen
One of the newest additions to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office has already been making a name for himself around the department, helping deputies make drug bust after drug bust — and looking pretty adorable in the process.
A Bend man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portland woman that occurred in 2009 west of Cascade Locks.
A Hood River caregiver is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing well over $10,000 from a female patient of hers over a period of three years.
Court order results in shutdown of HR business
A U.S. District Court judge has ordered a permanent injunction against Hood River businessman James Cole, who has been accused by the federal government of selling “adulterated” and “unapproved” dietary supplements under his company Maxam Nutraceutics.
The state of Oregon has the highest percentage in the U.S. of people seeking non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations and new data shows that some schools in Hood River County are above that already high state average.
A Bend man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portland woman that occurred in 2009 west of Cascade Locks. Stephen Wagner Nichols, 40, was arrested Feb. 12 at the San Francisco Airport for allegedly murdering Rhonda Kristen Casto, who was 23 when she died Monday, March 16, 2009 on the popular Eagle Creek Trail.
Hearing on proposed ordinance Feb. 11
The Hood River County Planning Commission will hold a hearing next week to decide whether it should amend an “unusual” zoning ordinance that currently does not allow the Board of County Commissioners to modify land use decisions made by the planning commission.
The 2015 Oregon Regular Legislative Session began on Monday in Salem and Hood River Republican legislators Sen. Chuck Thomsen and Rep. Mark Johnson are gearing up to promote their bills while also facing a Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate.
The Hood River Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male they say is responsible for a recent vandalism spree on the west side of the city of Hood River.
There’s still hope, but as dismal winter continues, water worries grow
For those who have been snow dancing, it may be time to learn some new steps.
As the Legislature convenes Monday, a look at what bills local lawmakers are sponsoring
The Regular Session of the Oregon State Legislature opens Feb. 2 — Groundhog’s Day! — and Hood River legislators Rep. Mark Johnson and Sen. Chuck Thomsen have sponsored a total of over a dozen bills for the upcoming session.
Funds greatly reduced as Secure Rural Schools ends
Counties that have federal forestland within their borders recently received some bad news after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that this year’s federal timber payments to counties would be drastically reduced due to Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act.