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Making the best of what Mother Nature brings: With a fickle snow year, Meadows is forced to get creative

The last time the News wrote about Mt. Hood’s snowpack was Feb. 4 of this year, and we, just like many others in the region, were hopeful that the typically prodigious snowfall months of February and March would help turn around what had been a dismal winter recreation season.

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Young HRV golf team is looking to rebuild

HRV’s boys and girls golf program may have a young roster, but it’s an expanding one — at nearly 20 golfers, the team is twice the size in 2015 as it was 2014.

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A team with experience, HRV boys tennis looks to make its mark in 2015

Eagles beat Franklin, Gresham to start the season 2-0

The HRV boys varsity tennis team started their season last week with a bang, defeating Franklin, 5-3, on March 16, and then crushing Gresham, 7-1, two days later (HRV was scheduled to play Century on March 19, but the match was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.)

Girls lax bounces back with win over Central Catholic

After suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss last Tuesday, the HRV girls lacrosse team wasted no time bouncing back, doubling up Central Catholic, 16-8, during an away game Thursday evening.

Track team on their marks in home debut

The first track meets of the season can often mean more about getting into shape and measuring athletes’ abilities than they are about posting record times, but after HRV’s meet Wednesday against the Centennial Eagles, Coach Donnie Herniesen was pleased with his squad’s performance right out of the gate.

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Eagle girls lacrosse loses a ‘nailbiter’ to Lincoln in OT

Lincoln 10, HRV 9 (OT)

The Hood River Valley girls lacrosse team has been tested early in their season, with their home debut Tuesday evening featuring a contest against the Lincoln Cardinals that was cold, wet, and went right down to the wire.

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Despite rally, HRV falls to Gresham in home opener

A mid-game rally bolstered by solid pitching from Hood River Valley’s freshmen wasn’t enough for the Eagles to get a win in their home-opener against Gresham Monday night, falling to the Bulldogs, 10-4. The score on paper, though, didn’t accurately reflect how well the Eagles performed for the majority of the non-league contest.

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Spring is in bloom

Plenty to do — with your buds

Spring break — March 23 to 27 — is right around the corner for Hood River County School District, Horizon Christian, Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School and Columbia Gorge Community College students.

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Spring sports have sprung

Hood River Valley High School athletes were busy this past week practicing and gearing up for the upcoming spring sports season that starts in earnest next week.

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HRV ski team first at state

HRV dominates alpine events

Mt. Hood’s snowpack may be lacking, but Hood River Valley’s ski-racing abilities are not.

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