Team Nishi is going to win the first round of the Tuesday Nite Mixed league at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes. There is still a week to go in the round but Team Nishi has amassed such a lead that no one can mathematically catch them.

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The first round of bowling action in the Monday Industrial and Wednesday Fraternal leagues concluded last week at Orchard Lanes, Hood River’s fun-spot up on the Heights.

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The Hood River Middle School Panthers pose for a team picture. Pictured, from left to right, in the back row are Caleb Ingersoll, Reid Richardson, Diego Jaimes, Lars Welch, Jack Miller, Chaz Valentine, Trevor Jacobs and Gabe Witt-Inman. In the second row from the back are Coach Michael Becke…

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With wins this past week, two Gorge football teams are headed into state playoffs: The Hood River Valley Eagles compete in Wilsonville; and the Dufur Rangers will play the No. 1 seed Adrian Antelopes. Also eying state championships are both Gorge water polo teams out of Hood River, continuin…

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It wasn’t a good day for Gorge boys soccer teams from Hood River Valley and The Dalles high schools as both lost in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Wednesday.

Last week saw a hatful of big scores in league action at Orchard Lanes, bowling’s big daddy up on the heights in Hood River. Just check out the bigly numbers below that were posted by our latest elite fivesome:

Numbers are important to our big-time games in the USA. Baseball has batting averages, homers, runs batted in, runs scored, and earned run averages to name a few. Football has touchdowns, yardage via pass and run, interceptions, sacks and more. Basketball has points, assists, rebounds, fouls…

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It was a tale of two games last week for the Hood River Valley boys water polo team.

The Eagles led from start to finish Oct. 5 during a win against Reynolds and two days later fell behind early and had to fight back to win, 9-8 against Parkrose. The 2-0 week has HRV ready to make a stretch run with the district playoffs two weeks away.

It was a tale of two games last week for the Hood River Valley boys water polo team.

The Eagles led from start to finish Oct. 5 during a win against Reynolds and two days later fell behind early and had to fight back to win, 9-8 against Parkrose. The 2-0 week has HRV ready to make a stretch run with the district playoffs two weeks away.

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As the classic song goes, “you can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant.” The same holds true at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes in a slightly different way, all you need to do is put some work in to bowl better. Then, you will get what we all want, more strikes and more spares which will produce bigger scores. That makes us bowlers happy.

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As the classic song goes, “you can get anything you want at Alice’s restaurant.” The same holds true at Hood River’s Orchard Lanes in a slightly different way, all you need to do is put some work in to bowl better.  Then, you will get what we all want, more strikes and more spares which will…

Hood River Valley fought off a valiant Redmond comeback Friday night, outlasting the host Panthers, 44-29, in Intermountain Conference football on a clear but breezy Central Oregon evening.

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Last week it seemed like airplanes were flying in the Industrial bowling league up on the Hood River Heights at good old Orchard Lanes. Kevin Harris piloted a big, super jumbo 777 scratch series that included over 20 strikes in his three gamer. Kevin was “in the zone” racking up huge 265, 25…

Visiting Pendleton handed Hood River Valley its first high school football loss of the 2021 season Friday night, when the Buckaroos scored 29 second-half points in a 35-21 come-from-behind win.

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After opening the football season with a disappointing shut out to start their 2021 campaign, The Dalles Riverhawks (0-2, 0-1 IMC) looked to right the ship and open conference play with a win. The Redmond Panthers (1-1, 1-0 IMC) had other ideas though, as they cruised to a 76-12 victory Friday in The Dalles.

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The Dalles High cross country team, fresh off mixing it up with larger schools at Oregon City on Saturday, will host its own invitational this Friday.

The Dalles will host nine other teams at the annual Bridgette Nelson invite at Sororis Park. The meet includes a middle school division, of which races are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

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The Dalles High Riverhawks (1-3) girls soccer team won its first game this year, a 7-0 non-league victory over the Goldendale Timberwolves on Saturday at the Wahtonka campus.

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After three games, it’s obvious that The Dalles High Riverhawks boys soccer team is continuing its strong development, while making huge strides and showing rapid improvement that indicates they could very well be one of the top contenders in the Intermountain Conference.

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The Hood River Valley boys soccer team renewed its rivalry with the Hillsboro Spartans on Sept. 14, when the No. 8 Spartans traveled to HRV for matchup of elite soccer programs. Since 2014, the Eagles have won two 5A state championships and advanced to the quarterfinals in all but one year. The Spartans have also qualified for the playoffs every year, with two trips to the semifinals.

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The Dufur High Rangers (2-1) and the Sherman/Condon High Huskies (0-2) renewed their rivalry in OSAA Class 1A eight-man football for the first time in four years last Friday in a Big Sky League matchup at Dufur High School.

In what was undoubtedly their most exciting match of the season thus far, the Hood River Valley High Eagles (3-4) recorded a come-from-behind 3-2 non-league win over the Class 4A Banks Braves (1-6) Sept. 14 at Banks High School.

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Kellie Dunn has coached a lot of water polo, but even with the help of her trusty crystal ball, the Hood River Valley girls coach is uncertain how things will shake out come playoff time this November.

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After beginning the season with a win, The Dalles High Riverhawks (1-1) boys soccer team had hopes of making it two in row in a nonleague matchup Sept. 9 on the road against the No. 7- ranked Parkrose Broncos (1-1-1) in Portland. But the Broncos’ ball movement and more experience lineup were among the factors in Parkrose’s 1-0 win.

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There will be no easing into the Intermountain Conference volleyball schedule for Hood River Valley and The Dalles when they open league play Thursday on the road.

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The highly regarded South Wasco County High Redsides volleyball team has certainly proved that it’s one of the top contenders at the OSAA Class 1A level — recent proof was a five-match win streak.

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Hood River Valley responded to an increase in the competition level last Friday, winning a nonleague football game against visiting Scappoose, 39-21.

In the Eagles first game of the season, they handled business against the Hillsboro Spartans, but their week two match up featured a team ranked in the top-10 of the state according to OregonLive. The Scappose Indians are coached by Sean McNabb and his son, Luke handles quarterback responsibilities. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches, the senior quarterback McNabb is an intimidating figure. This week in practice the Eagles emphasized controlling the Indians ground attack.

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So many things can go wrong in football’s kicking game — and that’s just in practice. Put 11 opponents on the opposite side of the line of scrimmage and the odds of success decrease exponentially — at any level of play.

Stevenson blocked a fourth-quarter field goal attempt and returned it for a touchdown Friday, dashing visiting Columbia High’s hopes of a Gorge Bowl win. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the ensuing conversion attempt failed, and the Bulldogs won, 6-0.

Just one question: are you bored? Sure, things picked up a bit this summer but have you noticed what’s going on outside right now? That’s right, summer is about over, you can sure feel that telltale nip in the air. It won’t be long and we’ll be facing cold Mr. Freeze and the doldrums of wint…

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Coach Garrett Hall is a realist about the complexities of water polo, but even he was pleasantly surprised with the progress his Hood River Valley boys team is making early this season.

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A strong and experienced Hood River Valley High Eagles volleyball team began its second season in five months last week with an optimistic outlook, hoping they can be one of the top contenders in the six-team Class 5A Intermountain Conference.

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Hood River Valley’s juggernaut of a non-league boys soccer schedule continues Thursday with the Eagles’ home opener against West Albany.

The Eagle girls squad will play at West Albany the same evening.

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The Dalles junior Juan Diego Contreras continued his elite running last weekend, finishing second overall and leading his Riverhawks’ teammates to fourth place in the featured event Saturday at The Ultimook Race in Tillamook.

The early-season meet, because if its beautiful setting at Hydrangea Ranch, and unique, challenging yet fun course, is a favorite spot on many cross country schedules.

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