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New team, new coach, new opportunities: HRV boys basketball looks to turn over a new leaf

Eagles get first win of the season with a big 66-37 pasting of the Redmond Panthers

Like the girls basketball team, the HRV boys have had their fair share of struggles over the past 20 years or so, including last season, where the Eagles won just four games.

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Donnie Herneisen looks to build up HRV girls basketball program

Eagles drop home-opener in defensive nonleague game with Sandy

For the HRV girls basketball program, there’s pretty much nowhere to go but up.

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Local ultramarathoner wins historic title in Antarctica race

Five races and over a million kilometers later, Jax Mariash Koudele is a world champion.

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Mt. Hood Meadows opens for the season

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort officially opened this past weekend.

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Introducing Bart Vervloet, new CGWA executive director

For many people, especially longtime Gorge windsurfers, Bart Vervloet probably needs no introduction. He’s been active in the Gorge windsurfing and local recreation scene since the mid-1980s and has been a resident of the area for just as long.

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With snow flying, Meadows offers limited weekend opening

After a busy offseason, snowfall allows the resort to open three lifts Friday

Mother Nature teased powder hounds with an early-season snowfall in October, but now that the snow is falling in earnest on Mount Hood, ski resorts are preparing for limited openings this weekend.

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Darrin Lingel back as Hawks boys b-ball coach

Returning Horizon coach getting players ready for Nov. 30 season debut

The Horizon boys high school basketball team’s “new” head coach is feeling right at home at the Hawks Nest, and likely hasn’t had too much of a learning curve when it comes to running drills and getting acquainted with this year’s roster.

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HRV XC hangs with the best of the West at NXR

Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the 5A state championships two weeks ago, the HRV boys and girls cross country team had arguably an even better performance last week at a race that was simply for fun… and bragging rights.

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Hood River girls water polo takes state

Hood River Valley Eagles defeat South Albany, Sandy, and Summit to win first 5A state title in program history

They may have started from the bottom in 2014, but now they’re here.

End-of-season accolades pile up for HRV athletes

Another fall sports season is winding down for Hood River Valley High School, concluding this weekend with the HRV Eagles girls water polo, who are aiming for the team’s first-ever state tournament victory.

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