Tuesday, July 12, 2011
One Hood River Little League team has qualified for the state tournament and two more were going to find out Friday if they, too, would get the chance to play for a district championship.
The 9-10 softball team claimed District 5 championship Tuesday with a 24-0 win over Columbia.
The victory capped a three-game tournament in which Hood River outscored its opponents 66-1.
"Overall the girls did a really good job," coach Ryan Munn said.
Hood River opened the tournament by beating Columbia by the same score from the championship game, 24-0, and then beat Warm Springs 18-1 before facing Columbia again in the championship.
They now advance to the state tournament in Eugene, which gets under way July 23.
The Hood River 9-10 and 11-12 baseball teams were set to play in the semifinals of their divisions Friday for a shot at the championship.
On Thursday the 11-12 team used a late home run binge to put away Sisters 29-6. Morgan Williams, Bradley Moe, Wyatt Mansfield, Adam Cameron and Conner Coerper all went deep for Hood River.
Hood River's win over Hermiston the previous day was significantly closer; 8-7 in extra innings. Coerper hit a home run and pitched five innings to get the win in that game.
They were to play Bend North Friday with the winner of that game facing Bend South in the championship Saturday morning.
The 9-10 team blasted Bend North 21-0 behind Andy Carloch and Isaac Beamon home runs to move on to the championship series.
Hood River will face The Dalles in the championship. The Dalles beat Hood River in extra innings in the opener for both teams, but Hood River then bounced back to roll to five straight wins in the losers bracket for the rights to face The Dalles again.
With two wins over The Dalles Friday, the team would move on to the state tournament in Gresham.
Even before they put 21 runs on the board against Bend North, they had already joined their 9-10 female counterparts in outscoring their opponents by 50-plus runs, beating their four prior opponents in the losers bracket 76-4.
The Hood River 10-11 baseball and 11-12 softball teams were both eliminated earlier in the tournament.
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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