Sidelines - November 15

Saturday morning pick-up soccer game

Starting today, anyone interested in playing Saturday morning pick-up soccer is asked to turn out to Westside Field at 10 a.m. After the tremendous success of the adult co-ed league, interest in the sport is rapidly growing. All ages and experience levels are invited. Call Dave Leder at the HR News (386-1234) with questions

Hansen hits hole in one at Indian Creek

Anne Hansen of Hood River fired a hole in one last Friday at Indian Creek. Shooting from the red tees on 101-yard hole No. 10, the 45-year-old Hansen accomplished the feat with a sand wedge.

HR Little League meeting on Monday

The Hood River Little League monthly meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in conference room 1. Agenda will include rules revisions and all-star selection process. Volunteers are needed for safety officer and treasurer. For more info, call Lisa at 386-3514.

HR Billiards begins in-house league

Hood River Billiards will be starting a new in-house pool league on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m. Players of all abilities are invited to attend, and cost is $7 per player per week. The league will be handicapped to make it enjoyable for everyone. Call owner Cristy Barsky immediately if you are interested in playing: 541-490-3124. An open 9-ball tournament will be held next Saturday (Nov. 22) starting in the morning. Entry fee is $20 and cash prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers.

Preseason youth hoop clinics at HRMS

Boys basketball players in grades 4-8 are encouraged to sign up for a skills development and conditioning camp Nov. 17-20. Led by Art Kunigel, the camp will last from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hood River Middle School. Cost is $30 per player. A similar camp will be offered for girls from Dec. 1-4. Call 386-2055 for more.

HRV alumni basketball tourney Nov. 29

The annual Hood River Valley High School alumni basketball tournament 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. If you would like more information, call Phil Hukari at 386-4500.

HRV softball holding holiday fruit sale

The HRV softball team is selling Sunkist oranges and Texas Rio Star grapefruits for the holiday season. For a donation of $15, you will receive a 20-pound box of oranges or grapefruits. Contact a team representative or call Phil Hukari at 386-4500.

3-on-3 men’s hoops league sign-ups

The annual 3-on-3 men’s basketball league will be getting underway soon at Wy’east Middle School, and team sign-ups are now being accepted by Hood River Community Education. The recreational league is for men 21 and older, and cost is $50 per team (individuals also welcome to sign up). Play begins Tuesday, Jan. 13, and lasts until March 9. Games ar e played on half courts, and teams play two games per week. Call 386-2055 with questions.

Community Ed youth hoops sign-ups

Registrations are now being accepted for Hood River Community Education youth basketball. Deadline is Dec. 5, and the program is open to kids in grades 3-6. Players will be placed on teams according to their grade level, and separate leagues will be provided for 3rd/4th grade boys and girls, and 5th/6th grade boys and girls. Cost is $35 per player and games will be held on Saturdays starting in January. The practice schedule will be once per week. If you need more info, call 386-2055.

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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive

The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge

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