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RJ Chavez

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HRV girls respond after a 1-2 start with a three-game winning streak

The HRV girls basketball team through the first five games of the season are 4-2 and currently on a three game winning streak after going on the road this Tuesday and coming out of Gresham with a 51-20 victory.

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‘HRV fight, fight, fight!’

The HRV boys basketball team headed into its home matchup Tuesday night against Gresham fresh off a Madras Tournament championship, where they dominated La Grande and Redmond.

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HRV boys basketball end two-game skid with Madras Tournament championship

The HRV boys basketball team headed into this past weekend’s Madras tournament on a two-game skid.

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HRV swimming: ‘A great start to our season’

The Hood River Valley swim team started their 2017-18 season last week at home and saw both their boys and girls teams dominate against The Dalles.

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HRV wrestling dominates St. Helens in home opener

HRV wresting had their home opener last Thursday in the annual Pin Cancer dual meet against St. Helens.

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HRV girls basketball force OT and go on to second win

The HRV girls basketball team started last week by winning in the final seconds against Heritage by a score of 40-39 Dec. 5, and followed up that nail-biting victory with a 52-43 overtime win at home versus Redmond last Friday.

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Blown lead at halftime turns into back-to-back close game losses for HRVHS boys basketball

The HRV boys basketball team was back on the road Tuesday as they traveled to Vancouver for a game against Heritage.

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HRV wrestling travels to Alaska for tournament

The wrestling season is underway at HRV, with its first piece of action coming on the road and through the air to Alaska.

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HRV girls basketball win in the final seconds at home

After splitting its two games last weekend in the Madras tournament, the HRV girls basketball team at 1-2 on the season was back home Tuesday against Heritage, from Vancouver, in what was an exciting game.

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HRV boys miss opportunity to head into overtime; lose on the road to Redmond

The Hood River boys basketball team traveled to Redmond on Friday, Dec. 1 for its first away game of the season.

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HRV girls impress against La Grande, but unable to keep it going against Madras

The HRV girls basketball bounced back from their home loss to Sandy in their season opener with a first round 62-56 win in the Madras Tournament over La Grande on Friday, Dec. 1.

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Horizon girls show flashes of good basketball in losses at Hawks Invitational

After the Horizon girls basketball team opened their season with a 58-43 home loss to Stevenson, they had a great opportunity to get that first win of the season when they hosted Triad on Friday, Dec. 1 at the annual Hawk Invitational tournament.

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Horizon boys carried by big three in Hawk Invitational

Horizon Christian hosted their annual Hawk Invitational basketball tournament this past weekend and four teams from the OSAA 1A conference — Trinity Lutheran, Damascus Christian, Triad and Horizon —competed in the boys side of the bracket.

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Three-point shooting leads HRV to victory in season opener

In the first game of the season last year, the HRV boys basketball team traveled to Sandy and were shown how valuable a talented team and experienced lineup can be.

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Pressure and experience beats young Horizon team in opener

Last year, the Horizon Hawks boys basketball team traveled to Stevenson for their first game of the year and would lose big on the road, 78-55.

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HRV girls basketball struggles to score against Sandy

A late rally at the end of the HRV girls basketball game against Sandy wasn’t enough as the Eagles dropped their home opener by a score of 36-31.

Horizon girls basketball runs out of gas in home season opener versus Stevenson

The Horizon girls basketball team is coming off one of its best seasons as a program, ending with a 21-6 overall record, a 13-1 record in league play and a Big Sky league title.

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Hood River Dynamos boys win division one youth soccer league

The U14 Hood River Dynamos boys team finished their 10-game regular season with an 8-1-1 record, making them champions of the Division One Oregon Youth Soccer Association (OYSA) Timbers competitive youth soccer league.

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HRV swim team brings 20 athletes to Fall Chinook Open

The Hood River Valley swim team had 20 swimmers compete in Astoria for the Fall Chinook Open Nov. 17-19.

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HRV boys basketball preview

Last season, the HRV boys basketball team finished with a 7-15 overall record and went 1-8 in league play.

OSAA alignment: things to know about the upcoming sports year

After a year of brainstorming, the Oregon School Activities Association classification and districting committee has put together a final plan for the 2018-2022 high school sports seasons.

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Gorge boys U11 soccer team wins Presidents Cup tournament

The U11 Gorge Scorpions capped off an undefeated regular season in the fall with a Presidents Cup tournament championship this past weekend in Portland at Buckman Field.

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HRV and CRC girls basketball preview

The Hood River Girls basketball team finished last season with a 6-14 overall record and went 0-9 in Columbia River Conference play.

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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 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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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 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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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.

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 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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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 boys soccer in familiar territory heading into playoffs

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

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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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Girls water polo remains undefeated in league play

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

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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HRV volleyball plays the ‘waiting game’ now

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

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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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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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