Five HRV football players on first team

Five Hood River Valley football standouts were awarded with all-conference honors Monday at the Intermountain Conference coaches meeting. Juniors Bryan Williams (middle linebacker) and Luke McCarthy (outside linebacker) were joined by seniors Kyle Maurer (safety), Jorge Lujano (offensive tackle, defensive tackle), and Zach Royall (offensive tackle). Williams (tight end), McCarthy (offensive guard), Royall (defensive tackle) and Rocky Level (running back) were named to the second team. HRV also received nine honorable mentions. See the Nov. 8 edition for the complete list.

Girls soccer earns two first-team bids

Lisa Tedford and Acer Lopez of the HRV girls soccer team were both named to the Intermountain Conference first team after completing strong senior campaigns. Fellow senior Anna Hidle earned second-team honors, while freshman Justine Bryant and junior Emily Sager were awarded honorable mention.

Hood River Valley High School junior volleyball player Meghan Flink was awarded with an all-conference honorable mention at Monday’s Intermountain Conference coaches meeting.

Red Devils win adult co-ed league

The Red Devils defeated F.C. Hood, 3-2, last Sunday at Westside Field to win the Adult Co-Ed Soccer League championship. Both teams came into the game with a record of 4-2, and they had split the season series. F.C. Hood led 2-1 early in the second half after a penalty kick by Kyla Robinson. But the Red Devils reclaimed the lead on goals by Todd Kirschhofer and Brian Schurton. The third-place game was also scheduled for Sunday, but there weren’t enough players for an official game. In the end, the Bluebacks finished third and the Blancos finished fourth.

Fifth grade girls hoops starts tonight

All local fifth-grade girls are invited to develop their basketball skills with coach Art Kunigel, starting Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hood River Middle School. Fundamentals and team skills will be the focus, and the program is designed to help kids prepare for the Community Education season this winter. Practices will continue every Wednesday and Friday thought December. Cost is $1 per player, per day. If you have questions, please call Melissa Ing at 386-6789 or Bob Danko at 490-5581.

HRV ski sale this weekend at Westside

The Hood River Valley Ski Team will hold its annual Ski Sale this weekend at Westside Elementary. Check-in for equipment sellers will be Friday from 5-10 p.m. Sale hours will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($2 admission), and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The HRV ski team will keep 20 percent of all proceeds from the sale, and all sales are final.For more information, contact Cary Mallon at 386-4500 or coach Jessica Gunesch at 386-4672.

Time change for youth V-ball tryouts

The newly introduced Wind River Volleyball Club has changed its tryout date for 15-18 year-olds from Sunday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 23. Tryouts for 10-12 and 13-14 year-olds took place last Sunday, while the 15-18 year-old tryouts will be held Nov. 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Hood River Valley High School. Cost is $10 per player, and must be paid at tryouts. If you have questoins, please call coach Jen Baklenko at 541-490-0935.

HRV alumni basketball tourney Nov. 29

The annual Hood River Valley High School alumni basketball game will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. (Thanksgiving weekend). Cost is $15 per player and teams will be assigned. The tournament is open to all HRVHS alumni and interested community members. Call Phil Hukari at 386-4500 for more information.

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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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