Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A goal by Jose Muro late in the game was the single highlight for the Hood River Valley High School varsity soccer team's 1-3 at-home loss against Cleveland Tuesday night. The Eagles, now 2-1 after wins over Putnam and Lakeridge, had expected a difficult game against the Warriors, 1-1, of the PIL.
"We can't take anything away from Cleveland; they're a really good team this year," said Coach Jaime Rivera. "We got caught off-guard early and got out of our rhythm. Once that happens, it's really difficult go get back on track."
The larger, more physical Cleveland squad scored fairly early in the first half, and added two more in the second before Muro, off a direct free kick, put Hood River on the board with a bullet from about 25 yards.
"It was a sweet shot," Rivera said. "Many of our mistakes were mental. We knew they were going to be tough, and we let them pass around us and chase the ball. It was a learning experience, and it's good to get these lessons out of the way early in the season."
The win over the Eagles also put resurgent Cleveland into the top spot in the OSAA 5A power rankings
The team traveled to Wilson High School Thursday to take on the Trojans.
The Eagles showed improvement against Wilson, getting first-half goals from Jose Campos and Sean Lund, and came away with a 2-2 draw.
The Eagles will continue to face some tough opponents as their non-league schedule winds down. Next up is No. 4-ranked Madison at home, followed by 6A Grant and No. 8-ranked Woodburn.
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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