Tuesday, December 13, 2005
November 5, 2005
Local wrestler and Hood River Valley High School freshman Sean Baker recently received the Oregon Wrestling Challenge Award. The award is given to only one wrestler in the state per age group, based on performances at several tournaments throughout last season. In the schoolboy age group (13-14 years old), Baker took first place in five out of five tournaments he wrestled at 115 pounds, including the state Folkstyle, state Freestyle and state Greco Roman tournaments.
The triple-crown state champion had this to say about the award: “I’m just happy that all my hard work paid off. Thanks coach (Keith) Bassham, (Mark) Brown and AirTime Wrestling for helping me get there. And thanks to my parents for their support.”
With high school wrestling season starting practice on Monday, Baker will be gunning for a spot on the varsity team at 119 or 125 pounds.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge