Monday, May 5, 2003
The subject of football doesn't often come up in May.
But when a player is invited to participate in the prestigious Les Schwab Bowl, the subject of football isn't easy to overlook.
Hood River Valley High School senior running back Jacobe Krizman, who set the Oregon 4A season rushing record last fall, will play in the annual 4A state all-star game on Saturday, June 28, at Portland's PGE Park.
"This doesn't happen very often, so it's a pretty big deal for Jacobe and for our program," HRV head football coach Mitch Sanders said. "It's been a few years since one of our players has been invited, and it would be really great to see the community get behind him."
As part of the invitation, Krizman and the HRV program are asked to help sell tickets to the event, which is presented by Les Schwab Tires and Fred Meyer. Each program with an athlete involved in the game has been given a ticket-sales goal of $500.
If Krizman reaches that goal, all the money generated from his ticket sales will go back to the HRV football program. In addition, each member of the HRV coaching staff will be invited to the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association hospitality tent before the game if the $500 goal is attained.
"We feel this incentive program is a win-win situation for everyone involved in the game," said game representative Gerrit Wood. "It is also a great chance for coaches to promote the game to their younger players."
Adult general admission seats are $7, student general admission and seniors (65+) are $5. Reserved seats are also being offered at $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. HRV must fax a final ticket order by June 6, and the school will be in charge of distributing the tickets.
Tickets can be purchased through the HRV athletic office at 386-2318. If you have questions, e-mail Sanders at:
Krizman, a three-sport athlete who also wrestles and plays lacrosse, burst onto the state football scene last fall when he led HRV to a 9-2 record, which included the school's first-ever 4A playoff win.
He crossed the 300-yard plateau on five occasions during the 2002 season, and scored more than 40 rushing touchdowns. His final total of 2,845 yards in 11 games easily surpassed the old mark, which was set in 2001 by Lake Oswego's Mark Maher.
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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