Sports Briefs for Mar. 20

Cascade Locks disc golf course naming contest deadline March 22

A new disc golf course in Cascade Locks opened this month and awaits an official name. The Port and City of Cascade Locks are holding a naming contest for all Cascade Locks residents that will award $100 to the winning entry.

Entries should be delivered to Holly Howell in person at the Port of Cascade Locks office or via email to

The course opened last weekend with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and is located on Port property east of town off Industrial Park Way.

Hood River Elks host adult hoops contests

The Hood River Elks invite adult basketball buffs to celebrate March Madness with a round of friendly competition March 23 at the Elks Lodge. Adult free throw and three-point contests will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will continue with a 2 p.m. open elimination tournament. Entry fee is $5 and contestants will be divided into men and women and in age divisions. Cash and other prizes will be awarded and proceeds from the contest will go toward upgrades to the lodge’s athletic facilities.

For more information, contact Frank Wall at 541-354-1505.

Indian Creek Men’s Golf hosts scramble results

Low-net duos of Pete Hickson/Tom Dalbey and Jim Slusher/Yoyo Cervantes finished in a tie for first place at 57 in a recent Indian Creek Men’s Golf Association two-man scramble. The contest was the first of the year for the group and brought out 32 golfers to brave the early season wind and weather. Ron Yamashita and Randy Yoshimura finished with 61, followed by another tie at 62 between Kelly Yackley/Scott Linden and Ron Anderson/Scott Reynier.

Low-gross winners Kevin and Jake Morgan finished at 64, followed by Roger Barry and Denis Thomas with 66.

The next ICMGA event is the Spring Handicap tournament April 13-14.

CGORA hosts group ride

Columbia Gorge Off-Road Association is hosting a group motorcycle trail ride on March 24, starting at 10 a.m. The group will meet at the Pine Mont staging area (1.2 miles up Pine Mont Road) and will ride 30-plus miles of single-track. The ride is free and is open to A and B level riders. For more information check out

A selection of fun runs are on the docket

April 13: CGRC Spring run, 5K in North Bonneville, info at

April 14: Cherry Blossom Fitness Fest Half Mar/Duathalon in The Dalles, info at

April 20: Trout Lake Half Marathon, 10K/5K, info at

April 27: Cherry Blossom 3K/5K/10K, day-of registration is 7-8:20 a.m., events tarts at 8:30 a.m. at Dry Hollow Elementary School. For questions contact Bob Thouvenel at

May 4: The Gorge Vineyard 3K/5K Run/Walk, Dry Hollow Vineyard, The Dalles.

May 12: Mosier Twin Tunnel Run/Walk 3K/5K/12K

May 18: Carson to Stevenson Ridge Run 15K

May 25: Maupin Riverfest Half Marathon/5K/10K; info at

June 1: Rainy Day Run, The Dalles, info at

June 15: Backyard Half Marathon, White Salmon, info at

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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 to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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