Sports Briefs for November 17, 2012

Charley’s Trail Day Saturday

The third-annual Charley LaVenture Trail Day will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on Charley’s Trail (off Riordan Hill Road, first right after Family Man). The day’s activities (rain or shine) will include a work party to repair part of the trail and a group ride. The trail was created in memory of longtime Hood River resident Charley LaVenture, who passed away in October 2009.

Seedings on the line Sunday in Gorge Hoops

Undefeated Indian Outlaws (10-0) remain atop the Gorge Hoops League standings with a big weekend of action happening Sunday. Second-place The Dalles (9-1) and Indian Outlaws face off at 5 p.m. Sunday in one of five games that will determine seedings among the eight teams that have made the season tournament.

In third is Pee Wee’s Auto Detail of Hood River (8-2), which meets Sarsfield Cattle (7-3) at 3:45.

“We have never had a last week that meant so much to seedings,” said league organizer Brian Stevens. “This should be a competitive Sunday.” All games are at Wahtonka gym in The Dalles.

Fury (7-3) and Lucky 13 (5-5) also contend for a high seeding in their game at 6:15 p.m.

Week seven scores:

River Monsters 119 – The Duty Shoots 72

Sarsfield Cattle 74 – Low End Theory 57

Hood River Wolfpack 56 – Run & Gun 44

The Dalles 94 – Trout Lake 59

Indian Outlaws 81 – Fury 67

Pee Wee’s Auto Detail 98 – Lucky 13 61

Box lacrosse leagues forming

Middle school boys lacrosse players are being recruited for an indoor league that will play Monday evenings starting Nov. 26 at a new indoor facility at The Dalles Fitness and Court Club. The league will be a 6-v-6 format and is open to a total of 22 players; registration should be done as soon as possible to ensure a place on the team.

Interested players will have a chance to try indoor lacrosse at an introductory session hosted by Hood River Valley High School head coach John Munk at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 ($8 entry fee).

In addition to a youth league, a high school/adult indoor league is in the planning stages and interested players are being recruited.

To register or for more information contact Hood River Lacrosse Club coach Cory Roeseler at

Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving

The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot fun run/walk starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 from the Hood River side of the Twin Tunnels trail. Courses are 12K, 5K and a new 3K distance; a 200-meter kids run (free) will get the action started at 9:45 a.m. Entry fees for the run are $5 for under 18, $10 for adults or $25 for families. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Mosier Community School.

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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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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