Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Youth lacrosse coaches needed
The Hood River Youth Lacrosse Club is searching for coaches for the first- and second-grade boys group, this spring. With excellent parent help and club support, the candidate must be comfortable leading a group of boys and be interested in learning and teaching lacrosse basics. Lacrosse background is preferred, but not necessary. For more information, visit www.hoodriver-lacrosse.com.
HS lacrosse looking for coaches
Hood River Valley High School boys lacrosse is looking for coaches for the upcoming 2011 spring season. Call or e-mail head coach Mac Jackson, if interested, at 541-380-1789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth lacrosse sign-ups
Spring lacrosse is just around the corner, and the Hood River Youth Lacrosse Club has teamed up with Community Education this year for its program. Online registration is open now at www.hoodriver.k12.or.us/coe (click on "classes," scroll down to "recreation," and click on "Hood River Youth Lacrosse"). The registration deadline is Feb. 15 to allow coaches time to schedule games for the correct number of players and teams. For more information visit hoodriverlacrosse.com.
Knights of Columbus sponsors hoop shoot and three-on-three tournament Jan. 23
A free-throw competition on Sunday, Jan. 23, is open to all youth, 10-14, from Hood River County and the Bingen/White Salmon/Trout Lake/Lyle areas. The contest will be held at the Wy'east Middle School gym from 1-4 p.m. The event is free, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, and no pre-registration is necessary. Participants can register, warm up and shoot their 25 qualifying throws anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. There will be five age groups each for boys and girls, ages 10-14 as of Jan. 1. First-place finishers in each group win trophies and all participants receive certificates. Age group winners qualify to advance to the February district shoot-off. District winners compete at the state contest in March. Participants need to bring proof of age to the contest. A three-on-three single elimination tournament will also be held at the same time on Jan. 23. There will be four brackets: girls 11 and under; boys 11 and under; girls 12-14; and boys 12-14. Team pre-registration for this event is required by Saturday, Jan. 22, by calling Frank Wall. Each player entering the tournament is strongly encouraged to also enter the free-throw contest. There is a $5 per team entry fee which will go toward the Knights of Columbus scholarships for local high school graduates. Tournament winners will receive McDonald's coupons. For further information, call Frank Wall, 541-354-1505.
Dave Johnson rescheduled at Horizon Jan. 19
Olympic decathlete Dave Johnson, a bronze medalist at 1992 Barcelona Olympics, will be speaking at Horizon Christian School Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. The presentation was rescheduled from Jan. 12 due to weather. His presentation will be open to the public. For more information, contact the school at 541-387-3200.
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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