Jalisco maintains top spot in soccer league

First-year expansion team Jalisco proved that it is for real on Sunday, defeating Azteca, 3-0, to maintain first place in the Columbia Gorge Soccer League with 34 points.

Some doubters surfaced after Jalisco lost Friday’s Torneo de Copa game to Spartak by a score of 3-2. But few remained on Sunday after Jalisco took down the 2002 league runner-up, Azteca.

Deportivo Santiago remained in second place with 31 points after a 5-5 tie with Santos, while Guerrero moved ahead of Azteca into a second-place tie with a 9-0 win over Spartak.

Azteca dropped into fourth place with its second loss of the season, but is still one of four teams with a chance to win the Copa — which will conclude at 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July at Wy’east Middle School.

Another team still vying for the Copa is San Antonio, which took down Guerrero, 4-2, to earn a spot in the semifinals against Mt. Adams, who defeated Bella Vista, 3-1.

Wednesday’s other semifinal game is between Spartak and Azteca, which beat Santos, 6-0, in last Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

San Antonio and Bella Vista are currently tied for fifth in the standings with 25 points each, while Mt. Adams is alone in seventh with 23.

Four more teams are tied for eighth place, with Real Madrid, Abasolo, Sahuayo Jr. and Santos all with 22 points.

Real Madrid lost its weekend game by a score of 2-0 to Bella Vista, while the three other teams vying for the eighth and final playoff spot each notched at least one point to make things interesting entering the final five weeks of league play.

Santos and Sahuayo Jr. each tied their games to earn one point, and Abasolo, the 2001 champion, beat Tecos 2-0 to move into a tie for the final spot.

Tecos is still in the running with 18 points, but the remaining seven teams have been virtually eliminated.

Last-place Los Betos did, however, pick up its first points of the season with a 3-2 win over San Pablo.

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A league all-star game is in the works for late August, with the best players from the CGSL set to take on an all-star team from the Portland area. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

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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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