Wednesday, November 9, 2005
October 15, 2005
The Horizon soccer team is on a roll. After facing and defeating two of their league’s best teams this week, the Hawks, now 4-2-1 overall, are close in the running for the district title.
Their first game of the week was a nail-biter, with Horizon trailing Corbett by one goal for most of the game.
In the second half the Hawks shined. They turned the game around fast, they took control, and with momentum on their side, the Hawks scored two goals in the half to take the lead and the win away from Corbett.
“We learned that we have to give teams more pressure so they make the mistakes for us to capitalize on,” said Coach Mark Lago. “Our energy in the second half spread like wildfire and pretty soon the entire team was fired up.”
Scoring for the Hawks were Jared Nagreen and Kent Ueland, while goalie Cameron Root came up with 10 saves.
The second game this week was key to keeping momentum on Horizon’s side. In an even more suspenseful match up against an undefeated City Christian squad, the score was tied 0-0 until the final minutes of the second half.
David Rovianek got a piece of the ball in the penalty box. It rolled past the keeper and into the net, to the delight of a large crowd of loyal Hawk fans.
Horizon then peppered the goal with a series of strong drives. The game ended shortly after Rovianek’s goal, with a final score of 1-0.
The win was a total team effort, with every player on the field contributing.
“The great thing about the team,” Lago commented, “is that everyone is playing together at the same level instead of just one or two go-to-guys.”
Chipping in for the shut-out was a strong defensive line shut down most of City Christian’s scoring opportunities.
Root several key saves, especially late in the second half, that held the Hawks lead.
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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