HRVHS golfers finish state rounds

Hood River Valley High School girls golf team traveled to Corvallis this week for the 2012 OSAA 5A state golf championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club. The two-day tournament saw central Oregon powerhouses Summit and Bend finishing first and second with overall scores of 671 and 699 respectively. The Eagles, having qualified for the tournament as a team with a second place finish at last week’s district tournament, came in closer to the bottom of the leader board, at ninth place, with a two-day total of 891.

“The weather was nearly perfect; with little wind and temperatures staying around 70,” said Coach Dave Waller. “We played better on the second day, cutting 25 strokes off our first-day score. Alisha Hay had a very good second day; shooting a 46 on the back-nine, which we played first. It is the more difficult of the nines. We did well, with only a couple of minor disasters keeping us from shooting a very good round. Gabriella Whitehead shot her best completive round on Tuesday, and Korey Cimock had a solid first day to help out the team. Tori Grace hung in there and came back with a good day after having a rough opening.”

Of the five girls representing Hood River at the tournament, only Grace is a senior. Jessica Wagner is a junior and Hay, Cimock and Whitehead are all sophomores.

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Representing the HRVHS boys golf team at the state tournament was sophomore Torey Schmidt, who traveled to Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell for two days of 5A action. Schmidt shot 18 over par on the first round and 16 over on the second to finish in a three-way tie for 40th place with a total score of 178.

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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



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