December 17, 2005

Community Ed basketball needs one more coach

The winter Community Education basketball league is in need of a coach for a third and fourth grade boys’ team from Mid Valley Elementary. If interested, contact the Hood River Community Education office at 386-2055 as soon as possible.

Horizon Hawks alumni games

Horizon Christian School is hosting its annual alumni basketball and volleyball games on Saturday at Wy’east Middle School. Volleyball will start at 4 p.m., followed by basketball at 5:30 p.m. All alumni from Horizon, Summit and Baptist Christian schools are invited to play.

Eagles hosting free shooting clinic

HRVHS varsity basketball coach Phil Vesel, along with his staff and players, is putting on a free basketball shooting clinic for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade. The staff invites kids of all skill levels to spend an afternoon having fun and improving your skills while getting to know the HRVHS varsity basketball players. No registration is necessary. The clinic will be on Dec. 30, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the HRVHS gym.

Cooper Spur Race Team Cooper Camp

The Cooper Spur Race Team still has openings for the annual Cooper Camp, scheduled this year for Dec. 27-31 at the Cooper Spur Ski Resort. The five-day camp is designed as an introduction to ski racing, geared for kids ages 5-18. The camp will end with a fun Cooper Cup race on the last day. For more information or to sign up, visit:

HRVHS varsity boys lose to Reynolds

The HRVHS varsity boys’ basketball team lost 43-25 in a tough matchup against Reynolds High School. According to coach Phil Vesel, the boys played flat and uninspired, turning the ball over 40 times.

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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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