Friday, March 1, 2013
With Mount Hood Ski League action wrapped up for the season after last weekend’s final race at Skibowl, individual and team league champions were named for boys and girls slalom and giant slalom divisions.
Lucy McLean: 1st overall, 1st GS, 2nd slalom
Korey Cimock: 2nd overall, 1st slalom, 2nd GS
Sadie Shepard: 3rd overall, 4th GS, 3rd slalom
Molly Clark: 4th overall, 3rd GS, 4th slalom
Allie Ferrick: 7th overall, 5th GS, 9th slalom
Hannah Bergemann: 1st overall, 1st slopestyle, 1st rail jam, 2nd halfpipe, 2nd skiercross
Kayla Van Hoose: 2nd overall
Hannah Hurley: 2nd slopestyle
Korey Cimock: 1st skiercross
Erin Mayer: 4th overall, 3rd slopestyle, 3rd rail jam
William Lamer: 2nd overall, 3rd GS, 2nd slalom
Ryan Colesar: 3rd overall, 2nd GS, 7th slalom
Patrick Crompton: 5th overall, 4th GS, 6th slalom
Tucker Fitzsimons: 1st overall, 1st halfpipe
Brendan Kerr: 1st slopestyle, 3rd overall
Patrick Crompton: 1st skiercross, Ski Meister winner
Levi Roeseler: 2nd overall
As a repeat from last season, the HRV girls team finished in dominating fashion to claim the top individual titles and the overall team title. The boys team garnered the overall district title as well, although the individual combined title went to Eli Holeman of The Dalles.
The team brings six of its top male and female racers to the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association state championship, slated for March 7-8 at Mt. Hood SkiBowl. Last year the HRV girls won the combined state title and the boys finished sixth, giving the team a third-place overall finish.
“My goal this season is a top three finish for the girls and a top five for the boys at state,” coach Scott Keillor said this week. “We have an awesome group of kids and I think we’ll have a great showing at state.”
Leading the way in leauge action all season, sophomore standout Lucy McLean finished first in every league race she entered to claim the giant slalom and combined individual titles by a solid margin. Teammate Korey Cimock, a junior, was runner-up in the overall standings and district champion in the slalom category. Seniors Sadie Shepard, Molly Clark and Allie Ferrick finished third, fourth and ninth overall and will anchor the team in its quest for a state podium finish.
On the boys side, the Eagles won four of six races this season, with The Dalles taking the other two. The overall district team title was secured with a second-place individual finish by freshman William Lamer, a third-place finish by senior Ryan Colesar and a fifth-place finish by sophomore Patrick Crompton. Holeman of The Dalles went unbeaten all season, other than finishing second in the opening slalom race to Lamer.
Crompton earned the Ski Meister award for the special award for the HRV boys.
The team will be represented at state by Cimock, Shepard, Clark, Ferrick, Hannah Bergemann and Kayla Van Hoose for the girls and Lamer, Colersar, Ferrick, Cromton, Levi Roeseler and Nick Cooper for the boys. McLean will not be present, as she races in Mission Ridge, Wash., at the same time in the U18 Western Regional Championships, which brings together top racers from across the west.
Keillor gave a special acknowledgement to Bergemann, Van Hoose, Crompton, Roeseler and Cooper. The five will represent the team in both downhill and freestyle state competition this week. Halfpipe and slopestyle state contests will run Wednesday at Mt. Hood Meadows and a rail jam contest will be held Thursday at SkiBowl. Sanctioned freestyle events are new to the OISRA but appear to be gaining momentum as a legitimate element of high school ski competition.
In terms of both numbers and talent, Hood River Valley High School boys and girls freestyle ski teams dominated Mt. Hood Ski League action this season. After a final league contest last weekend, district champions were announced in the league’s slopestyle, rail jam, halfpipe and skiercross formats.
Claiming district titles for the boys were Brendan Kerr in slopestyle, Tucker FitzSimons in rail jam and halfpipe and Patrick Crompton in skiercross. As a freshman, FitzSimons earned the combined individual title, followed by Levi Roeseler and Brendan Kerr in second and third. The overall team title also went to the HRV boys ahead of West Linn in second and Sandy in third. The coveted Ski Meister trophy went to Crompton.
The list of league champions continues with the HRV girls squad, which took the top two slots in all but the halfpipe (champion was Maya Bernhard-Davidson of The Dalles). Hannah Bergemann nabbed first in slopestyle and rail jam and second in the halfpipe and skiercross which made her the easy candidate as the individual combined champion. Kayla Van Hoose was second in combined standings. Korey Cimock took the skiercross title.
The team competes this week at state contests on Mount Hood. Freestyle events are scheduled for March 6 at Mt. Hood Meadows, while the rest of the HRVHS ski team competes at Ski Bowl March 7-8 in slalom and GS action.
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge