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HRVHS alumnus Kyle Beam signs with Milwaukee Brewers

Monday morning, Kyle Beam woke up and reported to his first day of work at Beam Excavating and A-1 Septic Tank Service. By the end of the day, Beam had a new job: professional baseball player.

HRVHS makes list of top Oregon public schools for athletes

Hood River Valley High School has found plenty of success with its sports teams over the years, particularly in the last few, racking up multiple state titles.

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Gorge Explorer: Be mindful of trail conditions; don’t be afraid to turn back

With all this warm weather we’ve had the past few days, it’s easy to forget about the snow still lingering at high elevations from the brutal winter.

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Throw bros: HRVHS alum Sebastian Barajas helps train rising shot and discus star Henry Buckles to beat his old records

Wy’east Middle School student Henry Buckles has had quite the season this year as a member of the Hood River County School District’s middle school track and field program.

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CGWA Beach Bash returns next weekend

The annual Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s Beack Bash extravaganza returns June 22-25, helping usher in the summer wind and watersports season in the Gorge.

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'17 celebrates: ‘Growing up and getting out’ at HRVHS and Horizon

The stands at Henderson Community Stadium were filled to the brim Friday evening for Hood River Valley High School’s graduation, as family and friends cheered on the class of 2017.

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‘A-Town Throwdown’ to showcase improved Arlington launch

Windsurf, kite, SUP festival June 17

After years of scrambling over algae-covered boulders and dealing with choppy waters, windsurfers, kiteboarders and intrepid stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) have been enjoying the improved launch site at Earl Snell Memorial Park in Arlington and will christen it next weekend with a brand-new event.

HRV destined for IMC in latest OSAA reclassification proposal

Hermiston Bulldogs to compete against WA schools

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) recently went through its ninth public meeting of the committee assigned to examine rearranging the state’s athletic classifications and districts, and it shows that Hood River Valley High School’s current league for the majority of its sports, the Columbia River Conference, will no longer exist.

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Boys lacrosse playoffs: Westview upsets HRV in Cascade Cup final

Injuries impact No. 1 Eagles in 13-8 loss to No. 7 Wildcats

The HRV boys lacrosse team felt confident heading into their Cascade Cup title-game matchup with 6A Westview Friday evening, and they had their reasons.

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Tyson Poor takes first round of Gorge Cup slalom windsurfing series

The temperatures are heating up, the winds are rising accordingly, and this year’s Gorge Cup is already underway.

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