Sports briefs

High-school athletes earn state honors

Four Hood River Valley soccer players and two Horizon Christian soccer players earned accolades this week when The Oregonian announced its all-state rosters. Seniors Matt Dallman and Becca Meierbachtol were each selected for the 4A second team, while senior Dereck Ponce was named to the 4A third team, and junior Lisa Tedford received honorable mention. Junior Cheyne Swick and senior John Winters of Horizon each received honorable mention in the 2A/1A all-state poll. All nominations were made by league representatives, and balloting was conducted by Mary Heinlein of The Oregonian.

Powder Puff football on Thursday

All high-school girls interested in playing “Powder Puff” football are invited to come to the HRV football field on Thursday at 7 p.m. Teams will be determined by class. Any girls who want to play are welcome. There is no cost, but people are asked to bring a canned food donation for F.I.S.H. Parent spectators are also welcome. Call 386-2318 with questions.

HR Billiards hosts Business After Hours

Hood River Billiards will host the next Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Stop by the old Antique Mall building for the free event, which will feature food and beverages from Full Sail, Maryhill Winery and Abruzzo. Jazz music may also be on the menu. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, e-mail

Free avalanche clinic on Dec. 10

A free avalanche clinic will be offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Storm Warning, 112 Oak Street in Hood River. Registration is not required; the clinic is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about winter safety in the backcountry. For more information, call 386-9400.

Fishing and hunting licenses on sale

Anglers and hunters can now start planning for 2003 as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is selling licenses throughout the state. The new licenses have been available since Sunday, and prices are the same as the past two years. Two new provisions apply, however, and license holders are urged to visit to find out more. The ODFW can also be reached at 503-872-5364.

Bend basketball tournament coming

The Mountain View Select Boys Basketball program is now taking registrations for the Columbia River Bank Holiday Hoop Festival for middle-school level teams. The tournament will be held Dec. 28-29 at Mountain View High School in Bend, and teams will compete in either the 6th grade, 7th grade or 8th grade division. All teams are guaranteed three games for the overall cost of $150. Proceeds will help fund the Mountain View youth program. For more, e-mail or call Dave Higham at 541-408-2091.

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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge

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