Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Gorman wins division at Beacon Rock
Max Gorman of Hood River won the 12-13 boys division at last weekend’s inaugural Beacon Rock Golf Course Junior Open in North Bonneville, Wash. Representing Indian Creek Golf Course, Gorman carded an 82 to defeat Logan Gerritz of Pumpkin Ridge, who shot an 87.
HRMS players pick up gear Thursday
Hood River Middle School football players may pick up their gear on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the old gym. Practices start Sept. 2 right after school. A.D. Wayne Smith said all forms and fees need to be paid in the office prior to picking up gear.
Players needed for Babe Ruth Fall Ball
Youth baseball players ages 12-19 are encouraged to call Chuck Johnisee as soon as possible about Babe Ruth Fall Ball, which is set to begin Sept. 6. Registration deadline is Sept. 1, and cost is only $10 per player. Evening games will be played in the Gorge, and will not conflict with other sports. Age groups are 12-13, 14-15 and 16-19. Call 490-3292 for more info.
CGKA to sponsor Blowout on Aug. 30
The Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association (CGKA) has announced that a Blowout will take place over Labor Day weekend (weather permitting). With support from Da Kine, Slingshot, Storm Warning, Shred Alert, Naish, Wipika, Gaastra, Promotion and more, the annual downwinder from Stevenson to Hood River will be on call starting Saturday. Entries are limited to the first 50 people. Jen Fitzsimons, co-founder of the newly formed CGKA, is helping to organize the event, and she can be reached at 387-2928. Volunteers are also needed, and should contact Terese Roeseler at 387-3984.
HRV football plays Friday jamboree
The Hood River Valley football team will take to the field for the first time this season on Friday at Centennial High School in Gresham. HRV will play three mini games of 36 plays against other Class 4A teams. The season opener is Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in The Dalles. The home opener is Sept. 19 versus Summit. For more info, call 386-2318.
Co-ed soccer meeting set for Sept. 3
All men and women who wish to play co-ed soccer this fall are invited to attend a community meeting on Sept. 3 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium. Referees are also invited to attend the meeting, which will discuss league fees, playing times, fields, team selections, and more. If you would like more information, call Lisa Knight at 386-3564 (work).
AT&T/Rotary Golf Tourney Sept. 13
The 4th Annual AT&T/Wireless/Rotary golf tournament and wine tasting event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Indian Creek Golf Course. The field is limited to 32 teams of four people in a scramble format. The event starts at 7 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Cost for the tourney is $300 per team, or $75 per player. Fee includes: green fees, carts, practice balls, tee prizes, two tickets for the putting contest, and a ticket to the wine tasting event. Anyone wishing to play or be a sponsor should call Pat McAllister at 386-1473.
Scholarship golf tourney set for Sept. 13
The Hood River Elks’ annual scholarship golf tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Hood River Golf Course. The benefit tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start, and format is a four-person best-ball scramble. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams for low gross and low net. Entry fee is $320 per team or $80 per player, and includes green fees, a cart, lunch, dinner and tee prizes. All proceeds go toward the Elks Student of the Month scholarship program. Call John at 386-5881 to sign up.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge