Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Girls JV2 soccer shows improvement
The Hood River Valley JV2 girls soccer team ended its season last Wednesday in Tigard, and coach Erin Gates said her team of 20 girls improved remarkably since the start of the season. “For those who saw them play in their first few games, watching them now is like watching and entirely different team,” she said. Gates said that for a number her players, this season was their first soccer experience, and she was amazed at how far they came. “The team faced tough competition during the season, playing schools such as Tualatin, Centennial and other soccer powerhouses from the Portland area,” Gates said. “But we held our own.” The high point of the season took place at the last home game on Oct. 13, when the entire team played a smart, aggressive game and produced numerous scoring opportunities. Wilsonville squeaked out a narrow 2-1 victory, but all in all, “the JV2 girls really came together as a team this season.”
Nahm fires hole in one at Indian Creek
Indian Creek Golf Course reported that Alice Nahm nailed a hole in one on Oct. 17. She accomplished the feat on the 101-yard hole No. 10 using a 7 iron.
CL volleyball has chance to advance
With a big win last Thursday, the Cascade Locks volleyball team tied for second place in their league. CL has the same record as the South Wasco Redsides, against whom they have a 1-1 record. Both teams lost twice to Dufur, who will go into the playoffs as the first-place team. If CL ends up tied with South Wasco, they would play a tiebreaker on Oct. 28 at a neutral location (either Dufur or Wahtonka). If the Pirates qualify for districts, they would play Nov. 1 at Umatilla.
Odell Little League meeting tonight
Everyone is welcome to attend the Odell Little League baseball meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Mid Valley Elementary School. Community input about uniforms, fields and other topics is needed. Volunteers are also needed for the upcoming season. Call Lisa at 386-3514 with questions.
Preseason basketball camps next week
Girls basketball players in grades 9-12 are encouraged to sign up for next week’s skills development and conditioning camp through Hood River Community Education. Let by former pro player and coach Art Kunigel, the camp will help improve guard play, post moves and defensive skills. Cost is $30 per player and times are 6-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call Community Ed at 386-2055 to sign up.
Wind River Volleyball Club introduced
Hood River Valley High School varsity volleyball coach Jen Baklenko has announced the inception of a new volleyball club in Hood River. The Wind River Volleyball Club (WRVC) is a USA Volleyball regional affiliate that seeks to promote and develop athleticism, character and personal growth for female youth in the Gorge. All interested athletes from Stevenson to Sherman County are invited to try out in early November at HRVHS. Players will be organized into three teams: 10-12, 13-14, and 15-18 year-olds, and the club will be based in Hood River. Tryouts are scheduled for Nov. 2 (10-12 year-olds and 13-14 year-olds) and Nov. 9 (15-18 year-olds) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please call Baklenko at 541-490-0935 with questions.
HRV girls hoops apple sale Oct. 25-26
Help support the Hood River Valley High School girls basketball program Oct. 25-26 when the team will be selling 40-lb. boxes of apples in the Wal-Mart (Saturday only) and Rosauers parking lots. Apples of all varieties (Splendor, Granny Smith, Gala, Criterion, Townsend and many more) will be sold for $8 per box from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Customers can fill a box with one kind of apples or with a variety of their choice. For more information, contact coach Tracy Norton at 386-4500.
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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