Sports briefs

Wrestlers take on Hermiston Thursday

Senior Nate Dethman (right) and the Hood River Valley High School wrestling team will travel to Hermiston on Thursday to face the Intermountain Conference powerhouse Bulldogs. For a full report, see the Dec. 21 edition.

Krizman named to all-state first team

The Oregonian announced Tuesday that HRV senior running back Jacobe Krizman was named to the 4A all-state first team. Teammate Matt Cody was recognized as an all-state third team offensive guard. For more, see the Dec. 17 Oregonian.

Odell little league meeting tonight

The Odell Little League chapter will host a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Wy’east Laboratories, located in the Weber Business Park in Odell. Agenda will include new uniforms and fundraising. Everyone is welcome. Two board positions still need to be filled. Call Lisa Colesar at 386-3514 with questions.

HR Little League committee meeting

The Hood River Little League local committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Call Becky Kopecky at 387-3777 with questions.

HRV baseball teams need coaching help

HRV baseball coach Gerry Flink is looking for two coaches to manage the JV and freshman ballclubs this spring. Practices begin in late February. For more information or to apply, call Athletic Director Mitch Sanders at 386-2318.

Julee’s Gorge Tours snowshoe trip

Snow is finally here and Julee’s Gorge Tours is looking for people to sign up for a Mt. Hood snowshoe trip this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Distance is between 3-6 miles and cost (including guides, equipment, lunch and snacks) is $45. Carpools will meet at Airtime Clothing in downtown Hood River. For more information, visit

** Julee’s is also sponsoring a cross-country ski clinic for beginner and intermediate skiers on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $45 and includes instructors, equipment, lunch and more.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge

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