Sports briefs

Horizon soccer earns tie with Grant

The Horizon Christian soccer team earned its first point of the 2002 season with a 1-1 tie against Grant Union (of John Day) last Friday. Freshman Jared Nagreen scored for the Hawks, who improved their record to 0-3-1. Sophomore goalkeeper Aaron Griffin was huge in the net, turning away shot after shot in a second half that was played mostly in Horizon’s end of the field. The Hawks played Cascade Locks Tuesdsay and host Umatilla on Saturday at noon.

Middle school XC runners perform well

Two Hood River Middle School cross-country runners performed exceptionally at last Friday’s meet at Sorosis Park in The Dalles. Alex Van Slyke won the boys race with a time of 13:34, while Hillary Hilden took seventh in the girls race at 15:49. The HRMS cross country team competed Tuesday on their home track, but results were not available at press time. For more info on HRMS cross-country, call David and Traci Lucas at 386-9505.

Boys soccer BBQ returns this Friday

Come out and support the HRV boys JV and varsity soccer teams this Friday when they play host to Summit of Bend at 4 p.m. at Westside. BBQ dinners will be served for $2.50 per plate or $10 per family, and proceeds will go to offset team travel expenses. The program gratefully acknowledges Rosauers, Juanita’s, Franz Bakery, McDonald’s and England’s Volcano Cones Ice Cream for their generosity.

Special Olympics fundraiser 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 around 9 a.m. and cost $15 each ($25 for two kids on wheels). All proceeds go to benefit the Mid Columbia chapter of the Special Olympics. Entry deadline is this Friday. Call Carole Schmidt at 541-478-3716 with questions or to sign up.

Cooper Spur Meet and Greet Oct. 13

The Cooper Spur Race Team will hold a meet-and-greet information night on Oct. 13 from 5-9 p.m. at the Crag Rat Hut. Any youth interested in ski racing on either the Mighty Mite, Mini or Junior race teams 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.

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