Sidelines - October 29

HRV boys host Lakeridge Saturday

The Hood River Valley boys soccer team will host Lakeridge at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westside Field. The Three Rivers League’s No. 2 seed finished with an identical record as No. 1 Clackamas, but lost a coin toss. HRV vs. Lakeridge is the only first-round matchup between two No. 2 seeds. The Pacers are also the team that knocked HRV out of the playoffs in 2001.

Winter sports night Wednesday at HRV

All Hood River Valley High School students interested in participating in basketball, wrestling, swimming or skiing are asked to attend the Winter Sports Night this Wednesday from

7-9 p.m. This is a chance to meet coaches, look at schedules and pay any required fees. Call 386-2318 with questions.

Indian Creek lady golfers winding down

Carol Knowles led the way for the Indian Creek lady golfers last Thursday with a score of 38.5 in a game of O.N.E.S., in which players shot only at the holes starting with O, N, E or S. Darlene Roberts and Irene Kiyokawa tied for second with 39, and Barb Zeller was third with 40. Golfers are reminded that the annual awards dinner will be held at Divots on Thursday,

Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. There will be dinner, meeting, awards and election of officers. Please call Darlene Roberts at 387-2750 if you plan to attend.

Community Ed wrestling sign-ups

Hood River School District Community Education has scheduled youth wrestling times for boys and girls in grades K-6. Grades K-2 will meet starting this Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m., while grades 3-6 will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Nov. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. Both groups will meet in the HRVHS wrestling room, and the recommended attire is a T-shirt, gym shorts or sweat pants, and tennis shoes. Cost is $15 per child, and the program will be directed by HRV head coach Mark Brown. For more information, call Community Ed at 386-2055.

CGWA work party planned for Nov. 1

The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association (CGWA) has planned a work party for Saturday at Doug’s Beach. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. just east of Lyle, Wash., on Highway 14. Activities will include pulling weeds and cleaning up trash, and you are asked to bring tools if you have them. For more information, call 386-9225 or visit

Youth volleyball tryouts start Nov. 2

The newly introduced Wind River Volleyball Club will soon be holding tryouts for all interested female athletes, ages 10-18. The USA Volleyball affiliate, which will be directed by Jen and Scott Baklenko, hopes to draw players from Stevenson to Sherman County and all points in between. 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 and 13-14 year-olds) and Nov. 9 (15-18 year-olds) at HRVHS from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per player, and must be paid at tryouts. Please call Jen Baklenko at 541-490-0935 with questions.

HRV ski team to host sale Nov. 8-9

The Hood River Valley Ski Team will hold its annual Ski Sale on Nov. 8-9 at Westside Elementary. Check-in for equipment sellers will be Friday, Nov. 7 from 5-10 p.m. Sale hours will be Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($2 admission), and Nov. 9 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.

People invited to ride Seahawks bus

HR Community Education is planning an all-day trip to Seahawks Stadium in Seattle this Sunday to watch the Seahawks play the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cost is $95 per person, and includes a seat on the bus and at the game. Bus will leave at 7 a.m. and return at roughly 9 p.m. To sign up, call 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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