Friday, April 5, 2013
Kids Night Out fundraiser April 6
Hood River Valley High School softball team is holding a fundraiser April 6 in the HRVHS gymnasium. The event will run from 6-9 p.m. and will provide fun and healthy activities for kids grades K-5. Admission is $10 per child, which will help the HRVHS softball program. Participants should wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing for recreational activities. For more information contact Lindsy Weseman at 541-806-1426.
HRVHS baseball troubled by Jesuit squad
Hood River Valley High School varsity baseball traveled to Jesuit this week and suffered a tough 8-0 loss against the 6A Crusaders. The Eagles, now 5-5, had two hits in the game and were unable to build any offensive momentum after allowing five runs in the third inning and three more in the fifth.
The team looks to shake off the loss as it travels to Bend this weekend for a doubleheader against the Bears Saturday. Redmond travels to Hood River April 9 for the next home game (4:30 p.m.) and the last outing before league play starts April 13 at Pendleton.
Hershey’s Track Meet April 27
The annual Hershey’s Track Meet is scheduled for April 27, 11 a.m. at Hood River Valley High School. The meet is open to kids ages 9-14 and includes events/games like the sprinting, running, softball throw and the standing long jump. Top finishers from the local event have a chance at competing in the state meet and possibly the North American finals in Hershey, Penn.
The Hood River contest is open to Hood River County residents only and requires an entry form and a copy of birth documents to verify age. Pre-registration is advised and entry forms can be found at www.hersheytrackandfield.com or by contacting organizer Troy Tactay at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spiked shoes are not allowed.
Send sports briefs, event information, photos, game reports, story ideas and other sports tips to: email@example.com or call 541-386-1234.
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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