Friday, February 1, 2013
After hanging within five points of 6A Oregon City Pioneers at home Tuesday evening, the Hood River Valley varsity boys basketball team came out flat after halftime, allowing the visiting team 14 unanswered points in a dismal third quarter in which the Eagles were outscored 20-6. The 65-43 loss — which was a rescheduled matchup from a cancellation earlier this season — puts the Eagles at 4-12 overall and 0-4 in the Columbia River Conference with five league games remaining.
HRV’s Ryan Wheat continued his team-leading performance with 17 points in the game; the highest from any player on the court. Luke Kopecky wasn’t far behind with 13 for the night. The team traveled Friday to Hermiston to take on the 5-13 (overall), 3-1 (CRC) Bulldogs but results weren’t available as of press time.
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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