Sports briefs

Summer lacrosse league upcoming

A new summer lacrosse league is in the works, and Hood River Valley High School head coach Mac Jackson would like to get a head count as soon as possible. Games would be Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. at Westside, beginning either June 11 or June 18 and running through Aug. 6. The schedule will be finalized after sign-ups. Two divisions are planned: a high school to 21 year-old division and a middle school division. To sign up, call Jackson at 386-1232, and leave your name, grade (as of spring 2003) and phone number. Registrations will take place through Community Education. Please sign up by Friday.

Kids qualify for state Hershey meet

A group of nine local kids have qualified for the Oregon State Hershey Track Meet after their performances at a local event on May 29 at Hood River Valley High School. The nine qualifiers will compete at Hayward Field in Eugene on June 28. Girls qualifiers in the 11-12 year-old division were Rachel Perry (standing long jump, softball throw and 100 meter dash), Lauren Lloyd (200 meter dash) and Sheaalee Weatherill in the 800 meters. Kayla Lloyd was the lone 13-14 year-old girls qualifier in the 800 and 1,600 meter events. For the 11-12 boys, Joe Bryant qualified in the softball throw, the 100 and 200 meters, while Brandon Tolentino earned a trip to state in the 400 and 800 meters. In the 13-14 year-old boys division, Justin Tolentino qualified in the standing long jump and 200 meters, while Julio Avila qualified in the 100 and 800 meters. Aaron Mallon will compete in the softball throw.

Ladies night tonight at Indian Creek

Indian Creek Golf Course will begin its 9-hole Ladies Night tonight at 5:30 p.m. The “for fun” gathering will run throughout the summer, and anyone is welcome. Indian Creek Golf Pro Harold Bluestein will be giving a weekly tip at 5:15 p.m., so plan to show up early for some pointers. There is no obligation to play every week. Call 386-7770 with questions.

Cynthia Brocklesby totaled a scant number of putts (29) to top the field of Day’s Play last Thursday at Indian Creek. Sara Starnes and Vera Hawk tied for second with 20, while Susan Gutzler (32), Irene Kiyokawa (33) and Patsy Prideaux (33) rounded out the top five. Sign ups have begun for the June Skins tournament. Stop by the Pro Shop for more information.

Youth track meet scheduled at HRV

Hood River Community Education will be sponsoring a kids’ track meet at Hood River Valley High School on June 10 at 6 p.m. Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be a clinic on various track-and-field events. Children 2-15 are welcome to participate. Cost is $1 per athlete, and ribbons will be awarded. Cancellation may occur due to weather. Call 386-2055 with questions.

4-H soccer sign-ups due June 11

The 4-H soccer season is ready to begin, and registrations for boys and girls ages 6-16 will be accepted until June 11. The first games will begin after school lets out on June 18, and coaches are also needed. Minimum registration requirements are a 2cm x 2cm photo, $10 registration fee, appropriate health forms, and a 4-H membership. Forms are available at Marco Sports (1205 B Street, Hood River) or at the 4-H Extension office. For more information, call June Harper at 386-3343, president Jose Bibian at 386-6061, or treasurer Aurelio Aguilera at 352-7461.

Community Ed tennis leagues start

Hood River Community Education will be sponsoring a number of summer tennis leagues, beginning June 10 in Hood River. Men’s doubles will start June 10, mixed doubles will start June 11, and women’s doubles will start June 12. In addition, a junior tennis team will start July 7. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Lessons are also available throughout the summer. Please call 386-2055 with questions or to register.

Julee’s Gorge Tours plans kayak trip

Sign up today for Saturday’s Flatwater Kayak Adventure, sponsored by Julee’s Gorge Tours. The all-day recreational kayak tour will take you to Miller Island, just 35 miles east of Hood River on the Columbia River. For just $79, you can see the giant dunes, petroglyphs, abundant wildflowers and wildlife that make Miller Island a mini oasis. Registration is required by Thursday, June 5. Visit for more info.

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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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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