HRV boys tennis team earns first league win

The HRV boys tennis team got out to a strong Intermountain Conference start on Friday, beating Pendleton 5-2 on the road.

The Eagles may have won a sixth match (No. 4 doubles), but it was called due to darkness.

“Our guys did very well,” coach Shayla Moline said. “We had good, solid wins from our No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and our No. 3 and No. 4 singles also had close matches.”

The Eagles were led by superb performances from No. 1 Alec Asbridge (6-2, 6-1) and No. 2 Sean Ritter (6-1, 6-2), as well as three convincing doubles wins.

The No. 1 team of Cam Emerson and Joseph Broschart won its match 6-2, 7-5, while the No. 2 team of Matt Byrne and Patrick Murphy came out on top 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.

Meanwhile, the No. 3 doubles team of Bruce Chiang and Pepe Contreras posted a 6-3, 6-4 win to give HRV the edge in the overall match score.

Jimmy Oates and Joseph Yang played No. 4 doubles and were deadlocked at a set apiece (3-6, 6-3) before the coaches agreed to call the match due to darkness.

Junior Alex Lozano was right in the thick of his No. 3 singles match, losing the first set 4-6 and taking his opponent down to a tiebreaker in the second set before losing 6-7.

No. 4 singles player Neil Chiang also lost a close match of 5-7, 6-7 (3-7 tiebreaker), but Moline was impressed with his effort.

“Neil played a guy who plays just like himself, which was kind of scary,” she said.

HRV hosted Sandy on Tuesday but results were not yet available.

Latest stories

Latest video:

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



Log in to comment

News from our Community Partners