Varsity boys No. 2 in league, girls continue growth
After six straight wins — all by fairly large margins — Hood River Valley High School varsity boys water polo hosted league rivals, the Reynolds Raiders, last Thursday for an action-packed matchup between the Mt. Hood League’s top two team, and rematch of the Eagles’ only loss of the season. Reynolds again proved too tough to overcome, as they finished with a 12-9 win to secure the No. 1 league position with about two weeks left in the regular season.
The sixth-annual Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon returns to Hood River this Sunday, and with fall foliage well on its way and the potential for sunny weather in the forecast, the event promises to live up to its reputation as one of the most scenic marathons in the nation.
Although about 12,000 stragglers made their way through Bonneville Dam in the last week, the 2014 fall Chinook salmon run on the Columbia River is quickly tapering to an end. All told, some 2.5 million salmon and steelhead will have been counted at the Bonneville fish ladder this year (between Jan. 1 and the end of fall) as they continue their long journey from open ocean to their home streams anywhere from Eagle Creek just above the dam to the upper reaches of the Columbia and Snake River systems.
Justin Crosswhite and Lauren Robinson posted personal records and the Columbia River Conference’s fastest times of the season last weekend at the annual George Fox XC Classic at Willamette Mission State Park.
Key wins this week put Eagles atop conference
Sophomore midfielder Mona Diaz picked up a loose ball, drove into scoring territory and found the back of the net in the opening minute of Tuesday’s varsity girls’ soccer matchup between the Hood River Valley Eagles and The Dalles River Hawks.
Undefeated, Eagles win 6-0 Tuesday, 8-0 Thursday
To say the Hood River Valley High School varsity boy soccer team is on a roll would be putting it lightly. From the looks of it, in fact, they’re darn near unstoppable.
On the road again … After a brief hometown reprieve from the road, Hood River native Alex Titus and fiancée Maggie McDonell are again on two wheels and headed south with the geese, continuing their 18-month, 17,000 mile bicycling journey from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.
Hood River Valley High School varsity football traveled to Salem last Thursday to take on the 6A McKay Royal Scots in the Eagles’ last non-league game of the season.
HRV girls soccer wins 2-0, boys 5-0 in latest conference action
Matching muscle with muscle, Hood River Valley High School varsity girls soccer team kept its cool and outplayed a very physical Hermiston lineup Tuesday afternoon in a 2-0 home win at Westside School.
“There’s no magic in running, there’s just hard work,” says Brandon Bertam, Hood River Valley High School cross country coach, and with just two meets remaining before the Columbia River Conference championships, the first-year Eagles’ coach says he’s extremely happy with just how much hard work the team has put in to get ready for the season finale.