Friday, March 30, 2007
News staff writer
February 3, 2007
The HRVHS wrestlers dropped the final Mount Hood Conference dual meet of the season 45-15 at Barlow Thursday night.
“We wrestled a lot of new people on varsity and are preparing for next week’s district tournament,” Assistant Coach Trent Kroll said.
The Eagles won five matches, but none of them came on pins, which would have gotten the team more points.
Alex Titus won at 285 pounds, Luke Schwartzel won at 189 pounds, Ben Eddy won at 140 pounds, Sean Baker won at 130 pounds and Gage Morris won at 119 pounds.
The loss dropped the Eagles to 3-3 in conference dual meets and left them in fourth place heading into next weekend’s district tournament.
Also taking to the mat for the Eagles on Thursday were Obie Schwartzel, who lost by major decision at 112 pounds, Thomas Eddy, who lost by decision at 125 pounds, Salome Castillo, who lost by fall at 135 pounds, Aaron Mallon, who lost by decision at 145 pounds, Marquel Neal, who lost by fall at 152 pounds, Nic Delgado, who lost by fall at 171 pounds and Cameron Kiyokawa, who lost by major decision at 215 pounds.
Heading into the district meet, the Eagles currently have several wrestlers ranked in the Top 20 in their 6A weight classifications.
Titus is the top-ranked HRV wrestler at No. 8 in the 285-pound level, Julio Avila is ranked ranked No. 12 at 125 pounds, Ben Eddy is ranked No. 11 at 140 pounds, Justin Tolentino is ranked No. 16 at 160 pounds, Joe Johnson is ranked No. 10 at 171 pounds, Lucas Mondragon is ranked No. 18 at 189 pounds, and Cameron Kiyokawa is ranked No. 10 at 215 pounds.
The district championships will be at David Douglas High School Feb. 9-10.
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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 www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge