Saturday, September 7, 2013
Thursday evening’s thunder-and-lightning storm looks to have saved the 6A Canby Cougars from an even tougher loss than the 3-0 lead the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys had built before the game was called partway through the second half due to violent and electric weather overhead.
The Eagles’ home-opener was an early display of the offensive prowess the team expects to carry through the season.
Sophomore Giovanni Magaña was devastating at the right wing, carving or passing through multiple defenders every chance he got, creating scoring opportunitys for his teammates and putting two goals in the net himself in the first half. Armando Hernandez scored a third off a free-kick play to give HRV an even larger margin.
The story was similar in the Eagles’ season opener Tuesday at Rex Putnam. Magaña had two goals and Jaime Frias had one in the team’s 3-1 win.
Senior goalie Quique Rueda was credited with an outstanding game against Rex Putnam that helped HRV keep the edge.
Coach Jaime Rivera said that although the team still has a lot to work on, both games gave glimpses at the potential the team has this season to be one of the state’s top teams.
The Eagles have six more games before their league schedule begins, including home games vs. Sandy Sept. 10 (4:30 p.m. at Westside), vs. West Albany Sept. 21 (noon at Westside), vs. Lincoln Sept. 24 (4:30 p.m. at Westside) and Sept. 26 vs. Wilsonville (4:30 p.m. at Westside).
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge