Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Registration soon for HR Little League
Hood River Liggle League registration will run three evenings in the coming week. All sessions will take place in the Westside Elementery School foyer. If anyone is unable to make one of the below dates, contact league administration prior to Feb. 2 at
email@example.com to make arrangements.
Dates and times are as follows:
Jan. 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
Feb. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HRV Nordic hosts 5K Classic
The Hood River Valley Nordic team competed on home turf over the weekend in a 5K Classic race at Teacup Nordic Center. With snow flurries and varying surface conditions as an added challenge to the area’s hilly terrain, HRV racers had a strong showing. Delia Dolan led the way for the girls with a fifth-place finish to help the team to a second-place finish out of eight.
The HRV boys squad was down its top three skiers, as they were competing at the same time at the Junior Olympic Qualifiers in Bend (see Saturday’s paper for details). Leading the way at Teacup was Mason McDowell, placing 14th out of a field of 41.
The 5K race was complicated by snow flurries much of the day, which made choosing the right wax — which is a crucial part of the sport — a game-changer for many competitors. Teacup’s hilly terrain also made a difference and was an advantage for the local skiers as they are accustomed to training on the same hills.
The team races next at a night race Feb. 1 at Mt. Hood Meadows.
HRV girls top five:
Delia Dolan, 5th
Denali Emmons, 12th
Althea Dillon, 13th
Lauren Robinson, 22nd
Victoria K.-Flanagan, 32nd
HRV boys top three:
Mason McDowell, 14th
Billy Edwards, 26th
Alex Chadney, 37th
HRVHS spring sports registration
Hood River Valley High School athletics is gearing up for spring sports, and athletes must follow procedure to be able to play in the coming months and to start regular season practices at the end of February.
Athletes should attend spring team clearance sessions at the HRVHS athletics office with all the paperwork they need to be cleared for competition. Clearance times and dates are as follows. For the proper paperwork or further instructions, check the HRVHS athletic office.
Softball/baseball: Feb. 19, 3:10-4 p.m.
Lacrosse (boys and girls): Feb. 20, 3:10-4 p.m.
Track: Feb. 21, 3:10-4 p.m.
Tennis and golf: Feb. 22, 3:10-4 p.m.
Late clearance: Feb. 25, 7:30-9 a.m.
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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