Sports briefs

Couples Scramble a swinging success

Twenty couples turned out to Indian Creek last Sunday for the final Couples Scramble of the summer. The winning team was Brad and Lori Duffy, Steve Pauly and Patty Garland. Second place went to John and Lynn Garcia, and Mike and Sarah Oates. Third place finishers were Ron and Cyndee Kurahara, and Don and Heidi Struck. Men’s Long Drive winner was Mike Roberts and women’s winner was Patty Garland. Brad Duffy was the men’s Closest to Pin winner, while Renie Kelly won the women’s KP.

Roberts tops Day’s Play field

Darlene Roberts shot the low gross score of 82 on Sept. 5 to lead a field of lady golfers at Indian Creek. Mary Beth Kennedy was second with an 86, while Diana Mazeski shot an 87 for third. Jo Smith won low-net honors with a 70, and was followed by Vera Hawk with 72 and Pauline Kennedy with 73.

** The Fall Handicap tournament will be held Thursday beginning at 8:20 a.m. (note early start time). Call Beth Orgain with questions at 541-478-2473.

HR Little League meeting Sept. 16

The Hood River Little League main board will hold its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Everyone is welcome. Please call Becky Kopecky at 387-3777 with questions.

HRV football ticket price update

A reminder that HRV football ticket prices have been adjusted for the 2002 season, and will be $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for students with an ASB card. The $1 fee will help offset budget shortfalls and help build all HRV athletic programs. Next home game is Friday at 7 p.m. versus Benson.

Step-Up For Special Olympics Oct. 5

The annual Step-Up for Special Olympics fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Mark O. Hatfield State Park trailhead. All three events — a 5K/10K run/walk, Kids on Wheels and Doggy Dash — begin at 9 a.m. and cost $15 each. All proceeds go to benefit the Mid Columbia chapter of the Special Olympics Entry deadline is Sept. 27. Call Carole Schmidt at 541-478-3716 with questions.

AT&T/Rotary Golf Tourney Sept. 28

The third-annual AT&T Wireless/Rotary Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Indian Creek Golf Course. Format is a four-team scramble and the field is limited to 32 teams. Cost is $300 per team or $75 per player. Fee includes green fees, carts, practice balls and tee prizes. Also included is a ticket the the wine-tasting to be held at Flerchinger Vineyards. Rotary is also seeking golf-hole sponsorships for the tournament. The event begins at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and a shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Call 386-3357 with questions.

Men’s fall hoop league upcoming

Men’s basketball players interested in some friendly team competition this fall are invited to sign up for a fall men’s league at Hood River Valley High School. Games will run from the end of September until mid-December. Cost per team is $220 and there is an eight-game guarantee. Space is limited to the first eight teams. Officials provided. No high school players allowed. Proceeds will benefit the HRV Softball program. Call Phil Hukari at 386-1516 to sign up.

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