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RJ Chavez

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Major renovations coming to HRV athletic facilities

Once the spring season starts for HRV athletics in April, both the track and main field at Henderson Stadium will be unavailable as the renovation for a new track surface and synthetic turf field begin.

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HRV cross country places in top-20 against top teams at NXR XC event

After a great state run for the HRV cross country teams two weekends ago, the varsity squad capped off their season at the Nike Cross National (NXR) event in Boise, Idaho.

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Bounce Back: HRV boys water polo finish third in state

After their best season in a few years, the HRV boy’s water polo team finished a strong 13-3 season.

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HRV girls water polo wins back-to-back state titles

The HRV Girls Water Polo team finished in first this past weekend at the 5A State Championship Tournament in Corvallis at the Osborne Aquatic Center.

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Local snowboarder gets invited to Dew Tour

With the winter sport season well on its way, one athlete in Hood River prepares for what will be an exciting season ahead.

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HRV Football All-League honors and season statistics

Despite a 2-6 record this season, HRV football had several players receive All-League status this year.

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HRV boys soccer end of the season wrap up and awards

Despite the early exit from OSAA 5A state playoffs, the 2017 HRV boys soccer program had a season they should all be proud of.

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Local triathlete runs Ironman event at 52 years old after months of training

From November of 2016 to the summer of 2017, local triathlete Jeff Irwin was intensely preparing for the Ironman event in Whistler, Canada.

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HRV boys water polo dominate North Eugene 27-9 in opening round of playoffs

In the first round of the state playoffs, HRV boys water polo knocked off North Eugene 27-9 to advance to the semifinals on Friday.

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Boys soccer out of playoffs after penalties

For a second straight season, the HRV boys soccer team had their 5A State title hopes crushed in the quarterfinals of OSAA State Playoffs.

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Girls water polo downs Cottage Grove 15-0 to move to semifinals

HRV girls water polo started its chase for back to back state titles with a dominating 15-0 win over Cottage Grove.

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HRV girls XC places second at state; boys sixth

The HRV girls and boys cross country teams concluded their 2017 season with a remarkable state performance at Lane Community College this past weekend.

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HRV girls soccer season comes to an end in OT

In the first round of the OSAA playoffs, the HRV girls soccer team played a familiar opponent, one they’ve built a rivalry with over the years.

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HRV boys soccer moves on to next round of OSAA playoffs

The HRV boys soccer team began their road to Hillsboro at home this past Wednesday night as they matched up against Silverton in the first round of the OSAA playoffs.

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For consecutive years, HRV cross country sweep district championship

The HRV cross country team last week won both the boys and girls Columbia River Conference titles at the conference’s district meet in Pendleton.

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HRV volleyball heads to state quarterfinals

The Hood River Valley Eagles volleyball team this past Saturday punched their ticket to the state playoff quarterfinals after their sweep against a tough and young Wilsonville team that gave the Eagles all they could handle.

Football finishes season with 44-7 road loss; ends on six-game skid

After a 2-0 start, the HRV football team have dropped their final six games of the season, including their most recent loss to Summit on the road 44-7.

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Horizon’s soccer season ends after 4-1 league playoff loss

Horizon’s soccer season comes to an end after a 4-1 home loss to Damascus Christian in the first round of league playoffs.

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HRV girls soccer awarded number eight ranking in final OSAA standings

After dominating The Dalles 6-0 on the road Tuesday night, the HRV girls soccer team finished league play 5-0-1 and did not allow a single goal in any of those six contests.

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HRV boys soccer in familiar territory heading into playoffs

The HRV boys soccer team has won yet another Columbia River Conference title.

HRV swimming begins with annual swim meet

The Hood River Valley Swim Team hosted their annual Harvest of Gold Swim Meet Oct. 13-15 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

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HRV football winless since 2-0 start

The Eagles were just not the better team last Friday night.

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‘The road to Hillsboro’ becomes bittersweet

Now or never for HRV girls soccer

For the HRV girls soccer team, it’s now or never.

Boys soccer goes on the road and ties Hermiston

Although the Eagles are still ranked second in OSAA standings, the 1-1 tie on the road on Tuesday against Hermiston doesn’t sit well with the team and could be a factor in whether or not they win the CRC title.

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The Eagles battle the league’s undefeated

The HRV boys water polo team had a tough task on their hands Monday.

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HRV volleyball plays the ‘waiting game’ now

Volleyball ended their regular season Tuesday night on the road against The Dalles.

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Girls water polo remains undefeated in league play

There’s no stopping this HRV girls water polo team right now.

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Celebrating 101: Centenarian saddles up for a birthday ride

It’s common for someone to drive a car, maintain a home, garden, travel, stay physically active and lend a helping hand in the community, but it’s less common at the age of 101.

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XC: personal records go down

For a third meet in a row, the HRV cross country team impresses with outstanding individual performances.

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Football suffers fourth straight loss

At this point in the season for the HRV football team, “there’s nothing to lose now,” said Head Coach Caleb Sperry. “We just have to go out there and have fun playing the game we love.”

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HRV girls soccer shuts out The Dalles

The HRV girls soccer team has been on a tear in their last six matches.

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HRV volleyball outlasts Pendleton to win CRC title

HRV volleyball played Tuesday night in a game that was nothing like their other 17 this season.

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Horizon challenges top-10 team in state

The Horizon Hawks soccer team had won two games in a row before their matchup with Southwest Christian, currently ranked 10th in 3A/2A/1A standings, on Wednesday.

HRV boys soccer continues to battle despite ‘ugly’ play

As of late, the HRV boys soccer team has struggled and at times have played “ugly,” said Head Coach Jaime Rivera, but they currently remain in first place in the 5A OSAA rankings after their 2-1 win over The Dalles on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and their 10-0 home win over Pendleton on Thursday.

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HRV football suffers another road loss, move to 2-3 on season

Homecoming couldn’t come at a better time for the Hood River Valley football team.

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HRV boys soccer on wrong side of late game penalty kick

After nine games this season, the HRV boys soccer team has an unfamiliar record.

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HRV Volleyball survives a scare against The Dalles

HRV volleyball welcomed The Dalles on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in their second of three meetings for the season.

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HRV individuals shine at Nike Portland XC

Hood River Valley’s cross country team ended September running in one of the more recognizable meets in the northwest, the Nike Portland XC.

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HRV Football heads into Redmond on a two game losing streak after starting season 2-0

After a 2-0 start by the HRV football team, they now find themselves at .500 after dropping their last two games, including a recent road loss to the Hermiston Bulldogs.

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Volleyball’s winning streak comes to an end at home

High schools from across the state traveled to Hood River this weekend for HRV’s annual volleyball tournament.

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A ‘do or die’ game for HRV volleyball

Midway into the regular season and the HRV volleyball team has finally picked up steam as they head into the later half of their schedule.

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Hood River Valley boys and girls water polo off to fast start in league play

Boys’ water polo had a busy week as they played two games on the road and one game at home in the span of three days.

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The Hood River Valley-Woodburn rivalry continues

Before Thursday’s marquee boys’ soccer matchup between HRV and Woodburn, the Eagles went on the road to Pendleton and beat the Buckaroos 9-0.

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Girls soccer shuts out Pendleton and Woodburn

Over the past three games for HRV girls soccer they’ve outscored their opponents 14-0, including a 10-0 win at home Tuesday against Pendleton.

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Horizon challenges top team in state

The Horizon Hawks were riding a two-game winning streak heading into Wednesday, but that was before an undefeated Livingstone Adventist Academy team traveled to Hood River.

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Girls soccer: head into last season of the CRC league as ‘the target’

After the HRV boys’ varsity soccer game last Saturday, the girls team would conclude the doubleheader event as it also matched up against Hillsboro.

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HRV football drops first game of season in Bend

The last time HRV football opened its season 2-0 was in 2015, the same year they made an appearance in the OSAA 5A state playoffs.

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Hood River Valley Boys soccer climbs back on top of OSAA rankings after home victory

It’s an unfamiliar sight to see the HRV boys’ soccer team already dropping two games this early in the season, and to be clear, talent isn’t the issue here, but rather how the team is mentally handling a much different start than in years’ past.

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Hawks improve to 2-3 after an 0-3 start

Heading into last Friday’s matchup against Open Door Christian, the Horizon Hawks were 0-3 for the season and coming off a 3-1 loss on the road to Damascus.

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HRV Soccer: Late-game heroics

It’s unusual for a high school team to play its fall season home opener three weeks into September, but for the HRV boys’ soccer team, that was the case this week. On Sept. 19, the Eagles welcomed La Salle Prep for a non-conference matchup.

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