Sports briefs

McIsaac’s remains undefeated

McIsaac’s of Parkdale continued its undefeated roll through boys majors play in the early season with wins over the Odell Lions and Hood River Elks last week. Travis Carratt crushed two homeruns and knocked in five runs to lead McIsaac’s in the 10-2 win over the Elks. The Elks were able to bounce back Saturday, however, beating second place Maritime Services by a score of 11-3. McIsaac’s leads the way at 7-0 and is followed by Maritime at 5-2, HR Elks at 5-3 and Underwood Fruit at 4-4.

Venturing crew sought for summer

Boys and girls ages 14-19 interested in water sports are

encouraged to sign up for a new “venturing crew” to participate in twice-monthly outdoor adventures, including kayaking, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Co-sponsored by Hood River WaterPlay and the Boy Scouts of America, all activities are free and equipment is provided. The first outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15. Call Jak or Carla at 386-9463 with questions or to sign up. Parents who would like to volunteer a minimum two hours a month are also encouraged to call.

Indian Creek women’s golf update

Clara Rice led the Day’s Play field at Indian Creek May 9 as the ladies played a round of Even Holes. Sara Starnes took second and Diana Mazeski third in the game that counts only the even-numbered holes toward the round score. Irene Kiyokawa and Carol Emmerson tied for fourth.

* Remember to show up Thursday for the Spring Handicap tournament. Call Cynthia at 354-5550 with questions. Also, a clinic with Indian Creek Golf Pro Harold Bluestein will be held May 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Draw begins at 8:15 a.m.

Beginning golf at Indian Creek

Hood River Community Education and Indian Creek Golf Course are teaming up this spring to offer beginning golf lessons. Indian Creek Golf Pro Harold Bluestein will be teaching two different classes beginning Tuesday, May 21, and Friday, May 24. Each class consists of four lessons that will cover putting, chipping and swing mechanics. Cost is $50 per person. Clubs will be provided. Call 386-2055 to sign up.

HOPE relay race deadline approaches

Registrations for the June 8 HOPE Bike, Paddle and Run for Cover are due May 31. Individuals or teams of two or three in this three-part race, which includes a 10K bike portion, a 5K run, and a 3K kayak course. Registration forms can be picked up at Outdoor Play at 6 Oak Street, Hood River. Call 386-9144 or email with questions. Cost is $25 per individual ($15 for 18 and younger) and includes a T-shirt and raffle tickets. All proceeds benefit HOPE’s emergency shelter program.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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