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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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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