Thursday, November 3, 2005
September 17, 2005
After a couple tough pre-season games against solid teams, the Hood River Valley High School girls’ varsity soccer team showed great improvements Thursday afternoon in their 4-0 victory at home over the Reynolds Raiders. The junior varsity girls won their game by an even greater margin of 8-0.
The varsity team played much more physical, confident and composed soccer than their first two showings. Battling side by side with the toughest Reynolds players, the Eagles stepped up to the action rather than getting pushed off the ball. On offense, the girls pushed forward as a team, controlling the midfield and connecting strings of passes to create good scoring opportunities. On defense, the girls communicated much better. They worked clears up the sides to the middies and resisted playing a flat, kick and chase game in the backfield.
The first goal of the game came off an own goal from Reynolds of a defensive error. Hood River kept their momentum going, keeping the ball in Reynolds’ territory most of the first half.
The Eagles struck again early in the second half with a great series of passes that ended with a solid shot into the upper-V from Diana Hernandez.
Goalie Kaitlin Bauld saw little action on her side of the field, as the Hood River defenders and sweeper shut down the Reynolds offense.
Jessica McMorran hit a left-footed hook shot that bounced off the Reynolds’ keeper and spun into the net for Hood River’s third goal. Their fourth and final goal came from a tenacious attack by several Eagle offenders. After working the ball up field, Kayla Lloyd got a shot off. The Raiders’ goalie made a nice save but deflected the ball back into striking territory. McMorran rebounded and got the goal.
The JV girls dominated their game against Reynolds, scoring nine goals before the game was over. The team came together for their best game of the season. Goal scores were:
Keala Van Swaay scored three goals; Sara Evas, Kylee Slaughton, Jordan Zanmiller, Julie Hazlett, Erin Costello and Taylor Lichky all scored one goal each.
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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge