Numbers and enthusiasm are up in the Hood River Valley volleyball program, but the eager Eagle players might want to be careful who they throw shade at during practice. They just might find themselves getting schooled by their coaches.
The recipe for success for Hood River Valley boys and girls soccer is fairly straightforward: Just keep doing what you’ve been doing. After all, why mess with success?
Multiple missions were accomplished by Columbia High’s football team Saturday afternoon, at its home away from home, Seton Catholic’s reliable turf field. The Bruins’ game was moved to Vancouver because conditions were far from optimal on their home field. Coach Dan Smith’s team responded wi…
Feb. 25 was senior night for two Columbia High School volleyball athletes, including Captain Mya Aman and Gabby Carabant.
A core group of Hood River Valley seniors — not unlike those at other schools - were wondering if this day would ever come; when they could strap on the pads, helmets, and cleats, and get after it again on the football field. Eighteen months of waiting out a pandemic and they will finally ge…
The Dalles’ Babe Ruth Baseball is signing up players for the spring and summer season. Registration is open to players 12 to 15 years old from The Dalles and Hood River area. In person registration is at Kramer Field (Babe Ruth Field) March 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or call 541-993-2230 to recei…
The Dalles and Hood River cross country teams will test their early-season fitness levels — or lack thereof because of a limited training schedule — at league dual meets this week.
In a strange way, the late Arthur Lydiard probably would have appreciated at least one consequence of COVID-19. Lydiard, who is considered by some as the most influential distance running coach of all-time, was an advocate of training vs. racing, especially at the youth level. Lydiard was qu…
Host Seton Catholic foiled Columbia’s come-from-behind, fourth-quarter effort Saturday and then scored on its first offensive play in overtime to edge the Bruins, 28-26, in the Trico League football opener for both schools.
Hood River’s Lucy Hennessy signed a letter of intent to run cross country this fall at NCAA Division III Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.
Most Oregon high school athletes — albeit they might do good to solicit some legal help to wade through myriad restrictions and protocols — received the go-ahead Feb. 12 to return to outdoor sports.
With plenty of room to spread out, Hood River Valley High School athletics received approval from Hood River County Health Department in late January to resume conditioning sessions — the first time since March that public school teams have been allowed to hold official athletic workouts.
Shorter seasons and uncertainty remain a hallmark for high school athletics in Oregon this spring, but current plans developed by the Oregon School Athletics Association (OSAA) swaps seasons around and extends fall sport opportunities into the spring, according to a press release from OSAA.
Despite not having a schedule in place, high school athletics in Klickitat County are kicking off this week with major modifications in place to ensure safe participation.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth and last in a series of stories about Gorge all-time track and field bests. Track and field, because of its relatively standard distances, allows for somewhat of a level playing field when comparing athletes from different eras — giving rise to the possibilit…
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about Gorge all-time track and field bests. Track and field, because of its relatively standard distances, allows for somewhat of a level playing field when comparing athletes from different eras, giving rise to the possibility of a v…
There’s really no need to use “versus” when comparing Amanda Williams the coach to Mandi (Fitz-Gustafson) Williams the athlete. Team-oriented, passionate, communicative, willingness to learn are crossover traits that helped propel the athlete, and they continue to propel the coach.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about Gorge all-time track and field bests. Track and field, because of its relatively standard distances, allows for somewhat of a level playing field when comparing athletes from different eras — giving rise to the possibility of a vi…
White Salmon High’s Lloyd Fassett became Washington’s first, three-time state javelin champion when he won the 1939 title, with the standard — at the time — wooden implement. He remains Columbia’s school recordholder at 191-feet, 9-inches — or thereabouts, depending on different accounts.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about Gorge all-time track and field bests. Track and field, because of its relatively standard distances, allows for somewhat of a level playing field when comparing athletes from different eras - giving rise to the possibility of a v…
Herb Callan was the type of person who, when he saw something needed to be done, would simply do it himself. And when Callan did things, he did them right.
See related story, 2020 Gorge Virtual Track & Field Invitational, to learn more about this event.
With many local organized sports seasons in lock-down mode, one alternative is to compare the best marks of all-time as a way to determine bragging rights for 14 Gorge-area high schools
Gorge Thunder 18U softball team traveled to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the Triple Crown Fall Showcase tournament Nov. 5, going 4-1 on the weekend and winding up a successful — and eventful — fall softball season, according to coach Jesse Bryan.
Student-led distance runner training is giving some Gorge athletes the opportunity to stay in shape — physically and mentally — as high schools and their coaching staffs navigate life with COVID-19.
Lacrosse players and Little Leaguers enjoyed the grassy environs of Jim Winter Field and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church playfields June 17, activities that were among the first organized competition and practice sessions in Hood River since COVID restrictions and closures started in mid-March.
Three seniors and a junior received honors as May 2020 Student Athletes of the Month at Hood River Valley High School. Coaches, teachers and advisors nominated the students and commented on their accomplishments and contributions.
The Hood River Yacht Club’s high school sailing coaches paid honors to the 13 graduating seniors from both Hood River Valley High School and Columbia High School. Coach Lars Bergstrom said the team had a reduced schedule but they did compete at the Island Cup Regatta in Oak Harbor.
Maverick Geller, a senior at Hood River Valley High School, has accepted his appointment to, and has committed to play lacrosse at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Hood River Valley High School has announced the February Athletes of the Month. Athletic Director Trent Kroll passed along these notes about the athletes, courtesy of coaches and teachers:
Hood River Valley High School graduate and Umpqua Community College freshman Grace Miller won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Northwest Conference Championship in the 143-pound division earlier this month in Aberdeen, Wash.
Per Gov. Brown’s announcement regarding statewide school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has extended the suspension of interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools through April 28.
Per Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement regarding school closures, the Oregon School Activities Association has suspended interscholastic practices and contests for sports and activities for all member schools effective through March 31.
From March 23-26, Hood River Valley’s boys varsity baseball team will compete in the Coach Bob National Tournament Invitational in Phoenix. Head coach Erich Harjo said the team has taken an annual spring break trip for the past seven years.
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