Friday, April 19, 2013
Little League opening day today
District 5 Little League, including Hood River, Odell, Parkdale, White Salmon and Trout Lake townships, hosts opening day ceremonies and games for all boys and girls teams on Saturday. A 10 a.m. ceremony at the Hood River Little League’s home field on Nix Drive will bring together all boys and girls teams from the district. After the ceremony teams will head to other fields around the district to play games. As part of the festivities, parents and fans are invited to partake in a fundraiser barbecue put on by West Side Fire Department, which will start at 10:30 a.m. after the opening ceremony.
Sign-ups open youth co-ed soccer
Hood River and Odell boy and girl soccer players can register for 11-13-year-old and 14-16-year-old leagues through Hood River County Community Education. These two groups will replace all Hood River and Odell soccer registrations for the age range. Players should register as soon as possible through www.hrcommunityed.org. Practice is scheduled to being May 1. Session numbers are as follows:
ODHRu12u13 Coed (11-13-year-olds)
ODHRu15u17 Coed (14-16-year-olds)
For more information contact Leticia at 541-387-5082.
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. Preregistration is advised and entry forms can be found at www.hersheytrackandfield.com or by contacting organizer Troy Tactay at email@example.com. Spiked shoes are not allowed.
Dry Hollow Vineyard hosts Home At Last 3K/5K benefit
Dry Hollow Vineyards is hosting the 2013 Gorge Vineyard 3K/5K Run Walk on May 4. The 10 a.m. event will be a fundraiser for the Home at Last program. The 3K will feature two laps around the Hi Valley Vineyard in The Dalles. The 5K will have an additional out-back among the cherry orchards overlooking a neighboring vineyard.
Entrance is free with the purchase of a $15 Columbia Gorge Passport directly from Dry Hollow Vineyards Tasting Room, or through preregistration for $5 without or $15 with a shirt. For more information or to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-296-2953.
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