Sports Briefs for October 27, 2012

Horizon hosts soccer playoff match Monday

Horizon Christian, the regular season District 5-1A soccer champion, hosts a district playoff match at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Hood River.

Horizon (8-3-1 overall) plays City Christian. The winner of Monday’s match advances to the district championship match, 8 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro Stadium, to play the winner of Monday’s Crosshill Christian at Life Christian match. Monday’s losing teams play at 6 p.m. Friday in the third-place match in Hillsboro.

HRVHS ski swap Nov. 2-3

Mark your calendars for the annual Hood River Valley High School ski swap on Nov. 2-3. The event is a fundraiser for high school race and freestyle ski teams and is a way for the community to sell old gear and find great deals on new/used gear. Gear check-in is Nov. 2, 5-8:30 p.m.; sales follow Nov. 3 starting at 7:30 a.m. Early entry from 7-8:30 is $25 per person and entry after 9 a.m. is $5 per person. For more info email

CSRT registration open

Registration for Cooper Spur Race Team’s 2012-13 youth ski programs is now open. CSRT provides professional coaching for youth skiers ages 7-14 in alpine and freestyle/freeride disciplines. For more information or to register visit

Fall runs listed

Set your calendar for these fall run/walk events:

n Columbia Gorge Marathon is this Sunday. Kids events included. See for details.

n Pumpkin 5-mile trail run in North Bonneville Oct. 27. More information at

n Klickitat Trail half marathon and 5K Nov. 3. More information and registration at

n Stevenson Turkey Trot Nov. 22. More info at

n Hood River Turkey Trot 3K, 5K and 12K. More info at

Latest stories

Latest video:

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

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