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HRV track team hosts Invitational

The Hood River Valley track team competed at Centennial High School on Wednesday in preparation for today’s Hood River Invitational, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the high school. Field events will begin at 10:30, while running events should commence around noon. Complete results for the Eagles’ meet at Centennial are available at

HRV baseball loses seventh straight

The Hood River Valley baseball team dropped its seventh straight league game Tuesday at Hermiston by a 10-0 count. Bulldogs pitcher Kevin Skogley, who has signed a letter of intent to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, pitched a three-hitter and struck out 15 along the way. HRV junior Heath Goin hyperextended his left knee in the game, and his status for today’s doubleheader with Bend is not known.

Dynamos tryouts now being held

The Hood River Dynamos Soccer Club will be holding observation/tryout sessions at Westside School, beginning today and lasting into next week. Girls U-15 and older (born before Aug. 1, 1989) will meet on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. U-14 girls (born after Aug. 1, 1989) meet on Tuesday, May 13, at 6 p.m., and U-14 boys (born after Aug. 1, 1989) will meet on Wednesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. Call Becki Rawson at 386-2510 with questions.

HR youth lacrosse teams win two

Both Hood River youth lacrosse teams defeated West Sylvan of Portland on Thursday at Westside Field, with the eighth graders winning 26-8 and the 4th/5th/6th graders winning 16-8. Paul Spaulding led the way for the eighth graders with five goals, while teammates Will Kline and Ian Bohince each added three goals. For the 4th/5th/6th grade team, five players had two goals. Alex Connors, Henry Hunt, Peter Debbaut, Jacob Bohince and Hudson Knoll each found the net twice. Also of note, Ben Veatch scored in his first-ever game.

The eighth-grade team also won its game on May 1 by a score of 16-13 over Riverdale. Ian Bohince and Paul Spaulding each scored four goals to lead the way.

Smith shoots low gross at HRGCC

Jo Smith led 23 ladies at Hood River Golf Course on Tuesday with a low gross score of 97. Sue Gutzler and Betty Ufford were right behind with a 98, while Patsy Prideaux shot an even 100 for fourth place. Shirley Ekker shot a 105 for fifth, and Clara Rice and Barb Zeller tied for sixth with a 111. Jeanie Farwig shot the low net score of 64. Vera Hawk was second with 69 and Kaz Sumoge third with 72. Note: the Flag Day tournament will take the place of Day’s Play on May 13.

Horizon seeking golf marathon sponsors

Horizon Christian School will be sponsoring the Classic 100 Golf Marathon on Saturday, June 7, at Hood River Golf and Country Club. Participants will try to play 100 holes of golf in one day, and the goal is to raise a minimum of $25 per hole through personal and business contacts. This is a fundraising event that will raise money for the school’s computer lab, student scholarships and the Horizon building fund. The school also plans to open a new preschool and an additional kindergarten class, in addition to its current offering of K-12 classes. If you would like more information, call Chris Herring at 387-3200.

Referee Clinic to be held May 17-18

Anyone interested in obtaining their USSF Level 8 soccer referee certification is invited to attend a two-day clinic next Saturday and Sunday at the Coe Building (Hood River Community Education). The clinic will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and cost is $25. With questions or to register, call Jim Tedford at 386-9271.

Sailing lessons set to begin May 15

Hood River Community Education, in cooperation with the Hood River Yacht Club, will be sponsoring sailing lessons starting May 15. The lessons are for beginners, and those with some basic background. Get hands-on experience aboard sailing vessels ranging in size from 20-35 feet. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays and tuition is $75 per person or $95 per couple. Sign up by calling Community Education at 386-2055.

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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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