Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Mixed doubles bowling this weekend
Bowlers 50 years and older are invited to join the fun at
Orchard Lanes this Saturday and Sunday for the Hood River Seniors Mixed Doubles Tournament. Play begins both days at 12:30 p.m. with a check-in time of noon. There will also be a singles tournament both days beginning at 2:30 p.m., with a check-in time of 2 p.m. Entry fee is $12 per person and the handicap is 100 percent of 210 (no limit). All prize money in each division will be returned at 100 percent of a ratio of one in four. Entry fees are non-refundable. For more information, call Raye Hukari at 386-4448.
Skate Committee meeting scheduled
Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation will host a skate park meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the HR Aquatic Center meeting room. Agenda issues will include a discussion of the layout of the new skate park, the construction of new concrete ramps and fundraising. All interested community members are invited to attend. Call District Director Lori Stirn at 386-5720 or volunteer coordinator Julie Tucker at
386-3928 with questions.
Six HRV frosh wrestlers go undefeated
The HRV freshman wrestling team continued to demonstrate the program’s depth with a strong showing at the Barlow Frosh/Novice Tournament Jan. 12 in Gresham. Erik Flory, Zach Bohince, Sal Fuentes, Terry Sanders, Josh McHale and Dominic Buttaccio all compiled 3-0 records on the day and won each of their matches by pin. HRV may have had seven undefeated wrestlers on the day but top 160-pounder Isiah Simmons was out with an injury. Jayde Cannon, Mike Durkan and Alex Bryan also performed well Saturday, each winning two out of three falls. “The team had another great weekend,” coach Stan Prouty said. “Having six champions who won each of their matches by pin is great. We’re improving every week.”
HRV baseball auction Jan. 26 at Full Sail
The HRV boys baseball team will hold an auction on Jan. 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Full Sail Brewery to raise money for the upcoming season. A silent auction will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. and a live auction from 8-9:30 p.m. Among the items to be auctioned off are four tickets to a Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees game at Safeco Field. Additional information will soon be available. Please call head coach Gerry Flink at 386-4608 with questions.
Knights of Columbus Hoop Shoot
The local Council of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a youth free-throw competition on Jan. 26 at Wy’east Middle School in Odell from 2-4 p.m. The contest is open to all kids ages 10-14 from Hood River County and the White Salmon/Bingen area (proof of age required). There will be five separate age groups for both boys and girls. First-place winners will receive trophies and will qualify for the district shoot-off to be held in Gresham in February. District winners will compete at the state contest in Portland in March. Call Frank Wall at 354-2489 with questions.
Cross-country ski race at Mt. Adams
Come enjoy a winter morning at Mt. Adams during the five-mile (8 km) “Big Tree Ski” cross-country race on Saturday, Jan. 26. The free event is open to both competitive racers and those wishing to ski at a more relaxed pace. The course is a groomed loop trail for classic, diagonal stride skiing. Participants are asked to meet at the Pineside Sno-Park, six miles north of Trout Lake (follow the signs to Mt. Adams Recreation Area). All vehicles must have a valid 2002 Sno-Park permit. Race time is 9:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Call (509) 395-2617 with questions.
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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