Matthew Dallman’s academy to host trainings in TD, HR
He’s played soccer professionally for nine years and has traveled around Europe to play the game, but now, Hood River’s Matthew Dallman is bringing that experience and knowledge back to the Gorge to help a new generation of soccer players.
HRV boys place fifth, girls 11th at competitive invitational
Saturday’s Nike Portland XC meet provided the first major test for the HRV cross country team and Head Coach Brandon Bertram liked what he saw, with only a few reservations.
It was another weekend of wins for the surging HRV volleyball team, who swept the competition at Parkrose High on Saturday to claim its third tournament victory of the season.
Eagles fall to La Salle at home, 6A Barlow on the road
The end of HRV’s nonleague series (save for a game against Woodburn Sept. 29) didn’t go exactly as planned for the Eagles, who have been trying to rack up as many nonconference wins as possible to help them gain a higher ranking at the end of the season.
Continuing a trend from the last couple seasons, the HRV boys soccer team remains undefeated as it heads into its league schedule, after holding La Salle (2-2-2) to a 1-1 draw on the road Tuesday, then shutting out 6A Central Catholic (1-4-1) with a two-goal effort Thursday evening at Westside Elementary. The Eagles (6-0-1), the No. 1 team in 5A, will look to start their Columbia River Conference games with another win Tuesday at 4 p.m. in a match with Pendleton (1-3-1) at Westside Elementary.
It’s been a different kind of season for the boys water polo team, except for one key aspect: they keep winning.
Tuesday’s home debut for the HRV girls water polo team had the similar trappings to the other victories the young, talented Eagles squad have racked up so far this season.
City looks to rezone disc golf course for affordable housing
Morrison Park has been the site of Hood River’s disc golf course for over a decade, but in the coming years, it may have a different use: affordable housing.
For seven years, Kevin Haspela has been the head coach of the HRV girls soccer program. And in those seven years, the Eagles have played the West Albany Bulldogs six times. They’ve lost five times, tied once, but never won.
Eagles fall to 6A Liberty at Century tourney
After 11 games this season, the HRV volleyball team’s win streak was finally snapped on Saturday during a tournament at Century High School in Hillsboro, where the Eagles fell to 6A Liberty in the championship game.
Nov. 16, 2013. That was the last time the HRV boys soccer team lost a game, playing Summit in the 5A finals, falling to the Storm, 2-0.
The annual Skip Sparks Invitational in Hood River was a great opportunity for HRV cross country runners to show their stuff in front of a home crowd.
The HRV girls water polo team added another conference win to its tally Tuesday evening, easily defeating the Sandy Pioneers.
Eagles come from behind to take Buckaroos in five sets
Wins have been relatively easy to come by this season for the HRV volleyball team, cruising to victories in nonconference competition that left the Eagles with a 9-0 record and a 5A No. 1 ranking heading into Columbia River Conference games earlier this week.
The growing pains for HRV’s young football team continued Friday night as the Eagles were on the wrong end of another lopsided game, this time against Reynolds High.
Proving once again that they are a team on the rise, the HRV girls water polo squad scored another victory Thursday evening and though it was only the second contest of the season, it was a historic one.
The Horizon Christian volleyball team started its season last week with league contests against Dufur and Arlington.
Indicative of the incredible turnaround they’ve had since the 2014 season, the HRV girls volleyball team, fresh off another tournament win this weekend, are currently ranked as the best volleyball team in the state.
Eagles make short work of Hillsboro on the road in 2015 5A semifinal rematch; defeats 6A Franklin in Hood River
Last season, there weren’t many schools that gave the HRV boys soccer team much trouble, except one.
Hood River Valley High School administrators didn’t encounter many hurdles in their process to hire a replacement for Donnie Herneisen, who switched to coaching girls basketball at HRV after seven years as the high school’s track and field head coach. Nor did they have to look far.
They’ve won two state titles in as many years and haven’t lost a game since 2013, but this year’s HRV boys soccer team isn’t taking anything for granted as they aim for a third-straight 5A championship.
Eagles run wild on McLoughlin Pioneers in home-opener
The HRV girls soccer team has ruled the roost in the Columbia River Conference for the past several years, taking the CRC title every year since Kevin Haspela took over as head coach of the team in 2010, although the Eagles did share the title with Hermiston back in 2012.
The HRV girls volleyball team got right back into it this week with their first contests of the season, and wound up with a 2-0 record after their first two games.
They may have lost some key players due to graduation, but the boys water polo team, steadily growing over the past few years, showed they are stronger than ever earlier this week during HRV’s debut against David Douglas, during which the Eagles outplayed the 6A team, cruising to an 18-7 victory on the road.
The girls water polo team had a breakout season in 2015, finishing third in the state tournament after not winning in a single game in their inaugural 2014 campaign and appear to have picked up where they left off last season, pummeling David Douglas 15-2 in the Eagles’ away opener on Tuesday.
Volleyball, football, cross country, boys soccer, and girls soccer scrimmage next week; water polo the week after
Hood River Valley High School athletic teams have been enduring the hot weather all week in preparation for the start of the fall sports season that kicks off next week with some preseason scrimmages.
The Hood River Valley High School Hall of Fame Committee has made its selections for the 2016 class of athletes who will be inducted during next month’s Hall of Fame game and weekend celebration that runs Sept. 23 and 24 (see the end of the article for more information on those events).
Perennial cup winner Bruce Peterson takes 2016 title
Coming as absolutely no surprise to anyone who has been following Gorge Cup action this year, Bruce Peterson has once again claimed this year’s windsurfing slalom series title — made official after the Sailworks co-founder ran the table in the final two days of racing last weekend during the Dakine Derby at the Event Site.
The Hood River Yacht Club hosted its 9th Annual Double Damned race last Saturday — a west-to east downwinder that runs from Cascade Locks to The Dalles and references the two dams near both those locations (Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam).
The 2016 fall sports season is just a few weeks away from starting at Horizon Christian and the school will have a new athletic director to go with it as well.
The beach at the Port of Skamania in Stevenson was crowded with spectators and kiteboarders alike all last weekend, who came from around the Gorge, around the country, and around the world to take in the 16th Annual Bridge of the Gods Kite Fest.
Hood River gets a lot of attention when it comes to wind and water sports in the Gorge, but the city of Cascade Locks is no slouch either, particularly when it comes to sailboat racing.
Bruce Peterson essentially locks up the Cup with another win
The Gorge Cup isn’t over yet, but it might as well be. Local windsurfing virtuoso Bruce Peterson is essentially uncatchable in the annual spring and summer slalom windsurfing series that ends next weekend with races on Aug. 6 and 7.
Growing program headed by Kellie Dunn for the girls team, Dave Robinson for boys
Over the past four years, the Hood River Valley High School water polo team has quickly grown from a handful of athletes who struggled to win games to a team of more than 40 players who have state tournament experience.
Surf ski, SUP, and outrigger canoe paddlers take to the Columbia River
A flotilla of bright, red-orange shirts bobbing in the Columbia River provided a great contrast to the moody Pacific Northwest sky Friday afternoon as around 250 paddlers took to the water to participate in this year’s Gorge Downwind Championships.
Penultimate race of the annual windsurfing series held this Saturday
There’s been a lot of good wind days this summer on the Columbia River and competitive windsurfers in the Gorge have been taking advantage of the situation, getting in a lot of laps during this year’s Gorge Cup series.
Before the event kicked off Friday night, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) had already achieved a significant milestone, celebrating its 10th anniversary. But by the time the last kite had come back to shore at the Event Site, it was clear that KB4C had reached an even bigger one.
Celebrating a river’s return: Community float highlights the ‘remarkable recovery’ of the White Salmon River
It’s been nearly five years since 700 pounds of dynamite was shoved into a hole at the base of Condit Dam and detonated — blowing a hole in the structure, draining Northwestern Lake behind it, and in the process, signaling a new chapter of the White Salmon River’s life.
This Bayliner vessel, owned by John Herrin out of the Tri-Cities area, ran aground late Thursday night after the pilot strayed too far from the shipping channel and struck the Hood River sandbar.
I’ve done a lot of view hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during my time here and frankly, that’s not very difficult to do. There are many options on both sides of the Columbia River for those who want to take advantage of a clear summer’s day and take in the view from some overlook or basalt outcropping.
The annual Kiteboarding 4 Cancer (KB4C) event returns to the Hood River Waterfront July 15-17, and with this year’s event comes a significant milestone.
Easy-going hikes in the Gorge are pretty hard to come by. The geography of the area doesn’t lend itself to many leisurely, pleasant strolls through the woods. Believe me, I’ve looked.
HRV grad and track athlete Parker Kennedy recovering from freak javelin accident at USATF meet in Beaverton
Javelin pierces Kennedy’s eye socket, athlete still able to see out of injured eye
A recent Hood River Valley High School graduate and track star is on the mend after a freak accident that occurred at a track meet in the Portland metro area, where the teen’s eye socket was pierced by the tail end of a javelin.
New varsity basketball coaches Christopher Dirks and Donnie Herneisen look to reinvigorate HRV program
In an outdoorsy community such as this one, it’s no surprise that Hood River Valley High School has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented athletes, and the school has the hardware in its trophy case to prove it.
For many people, running 155 miles through an African desert with an 18-pound supply pack on their back sounds like the perfect vision of Hell.
Food carts serve up quality fare with flare
Once maligned as purveyors of lowbrow eating, food trucks have experienced a renaissance in recent years, serving up creative dishes from all over the world while simultaneously using fresh, local ingredients.
It was rainy, it was windy, it was cold, but the weather Friday night at Henderson Community Stadium failed to dampen the spirits of the Hood River Valley High School students and their loved ones who gathered to watch the Class of 2016 graduate.
HRVHS announces Athletes of the Year; athletes honored with All-Conference, All-State, and All-Star selections
Another season of Hood River Valley High School sports is in the books and with it, another haul of awards for local athletes.
Eagles struggle on offense and defense in 5A baseball state championship game
Another deep playoff run for HRV came to an end Saturday in the 5A baseball state championship at Volcanoes Stadium, but not in the way the Eagles had hoped, nor expected, as their opponent, the Summit Storm, rolled HRV 12-2.
Governor, railroad officials speak in Hood River