Sports Briefs for Feb. 27

Wheat, Kopecky earn all-league honors

Hood River Valley High School seniors Ryan Wheat and Luke Kopecky earned all-league honors for their roles on the Eagles’ varsity boys basketball team. Wheat, a forward, led the team in scoring all season and was named a first team player. Kopecky, also a forward, was named to the second team.

The HRVHS boys team had a rocky season that ended with a 4-17 overall record and an 0-9 league record.

Little League tryouts March 2,4

Hood River Little League is hosting tryouts at Westside School on March 2, 9 a.m., and March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Players should bring tennis shoes (no cleats) and a mitt. This is a closed-door tryout where parents can stay but will not be allowed to watch. For questions, contact league organizers at hrlittleleague@gmail.com.

Little League seeks public involvement

Hood River Little League Township is seeking public involvement and participation in the upcoming youth baseball seasons. League organizational meetings are open to the public and are held the third Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. at the West Side Fire Station. For more information or to inquire about how to help the league, contact organizers at hrlittleleague@gmail.com.

HR water polo gearing up

Hood River Water Polo will be starting its spring season March 5 at the Hood River Aquatic Center. The junior squad for ages 10-13 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and the senior squad for ages 14-18 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. The spring session will run through the end of May. New members are welcome. For more information, contact hoodriverwaterpolo@gmail.com or Dave Cameron at 541-806-3335.

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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



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