Monday, February 7, 2011
Robert Frasier continued his strong season by winning the 145-pound championship at the Hood River Elks Memorial tournament in Hood River Saturday.
Frasier won both of his contested matches by fall in under two minutes. He won his first match in 1:53 over Mitch Brundridge of Silverton, got a forfeit win in the semifinals and then beat David Tena of Churchill in 54 seconds in the finals.
The Eagles took fourth as a team, finishing behind fellow 5A top 10 ranked teams Churchill, Pendleton and Lebanon. Overall, 15 teams competed in the tournament.
Aldo Lara took second place for HRV at 119 pounds. He beat Dylan Beneat of Churchill 13-0 and Jacob Fowler of Tillamook by a fall in 1:33 before Dylan Holcomb of Pendleton defeated him 4-1 in the finals.
David Brunk at 130 pounds also took second for the Eagles. Brunk rolled through his first two matches, getting a technical fall win over Cameron Salvitelli of Barlow 17-1 and David Nunez of The Dalles-Wahtonka 16-0 before being topped by Max Thomas of Churchill 6-3 in the finals.
Alex Ayala took fourth at 135 pounds. After being beaten by eventual champ Joe Potts of Churchill in the quarterfinals, he defeated Mason Harvey of Barlow by fall in 2:34 in the consolation semifinals before losing 7-2 to Tamen Privratsky of Lebenon in the consolation finals.
Jordy Mallon took third at 160 pounds, finding himself on the right end and wrong end of one-point decisions in the championship bracket.
Mallon first beat Bella Mandi-Casas of Reynolds 14-5 in the first round, then squeezed past Wayne Fitzpatrick of Pendleton 16-15 in the second round. However, in the semifinals he lost 16-15 to Francisco Toledo 16-15. In the consolation bracket he defeated Jae Hellig of Reynolds by fall in 2:12 and then topped Austin Allen of Barlow 10-8 in the consolation finals.
Francisco Castro took third at 171 pounds, beating two TDW wrestlers to get there. He took down Jake Murray by fall in the first round, beat Jacob Childs of Barlow in the second round and then fell to Tance Privratsky of Lebanon. He defeated Alex Ortiz by fall in the consolation bracket and then pinned Hunter Woods of TDW in 1:13 in the consolation finals.
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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