Sports briefs

Horizon takes forfeit win over C.L.

The Horizon Christian soccer team picked up its second win of the season Thursday when Cascade Locks was forced to forfeit due to academic probation issues. The Hawks were still able to play, however, when the HRV freshman team agreed to take them on in a friendly match. Horizon, which is now 3-4-1 on the season after Tuesday’s 3-1 home loss to first place Umatilla, will travel to John Day today to face Grant Union — a team they tied 1-1 at home on Sept. 20.

HRMS football teams fall to The Dalles

Both the seventh- and eighth-grade Hood River Middle School football teams lost to The Dalles Tuesday night at HRMS. The seventh graders fell 14-6 to drop to 1-2 on the season, while the eighth graders absorbed their first loss of the year by a score of 18-6. Next up is a rematch with rival Wy’east, Tuesday at Hood River Valley High School. First game is at 3:30 p.m.

Smith, Hukari top leaders at HRGCC

Mary Smith shot the low gross score of 96, while Raye Hukari topped the low net field with a 64, as 10 ladies competed in Medal Play Tuesday at Hood River Golf and Country Club. Other low gross winners were Frances Arnold (104) and Barb Zeller (110). Second place low net was Laura Jeffries with 69 and third place was Jeannie Farwig with 70. Tuesday play will continue, weather permitting.

Cooper Spur Meet and Greet Sunday

The Cooper Spur Race Team will hold a meet-and-greet information night on Sunday from 5-9 p.m. at the Crag Rat Hut. Any youth interested in ski racing are invited to attend. The event will feature a ski swap, dinner, a raffle for a Meadows season pass, and an inspirational speaker. For more info on the Cooper Spur Race Team or the meet and greet, contact Tami Hukari at 386-6919 or Elaine Boudreau at 386-5486.

HR Little League meeting Monday

The Hood River Little League main board will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Westside School cafeteria. Anyone is invited, and those who attend are asked to be ready to cast their votes for the 2003 board. Please call Becky Kopecky at 387-3777 with questions.

HRV volleyball falls in final home match

The HRV volleyball team dropped to 0-10 in the Intermountain Conference Thursday night with a 10-25, 12-25, 5-25 loss to fourth-place Hermiston. Thursday was “Senior Night” and marked the final home match of the season for the Eagles, who will finish the season on the road. The Eagles face first-place Pendleton on Tuesday and travel south next weekend to face Bend, Redmond and Crook County.

Youth basketball camp at HRVHS

Former Hood River Valley boys basketball coach Tom Ames will conduct a preseason basketball camp for boys in grades 3-6 from Oct. 16 to Nov. 6. The four Wednesday sessions will focus on preparing boys for the upcoming Community Education league, but is open to any boys interested in working on fundamentals. Sessions will run from 7-8:30 p.m. in the HRVHS gymnasium. Cost is $12 for the four sessions and proceeds will go to help fund athletic programs at the high school. To sign up, contact Ames at or 386-4500.

Pool to be closed for meet Oct. 18-20

The Hood River Aquatic Center will be closed at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20, for a youth swim meet. Normal business hours will resume Oct. 21. Call 386-1303 with questions.

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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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