Friday, May 10, 2013
The result of Monday evening’s 6:30 p.m. home game against Wilson will determine whether the Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team calls it quits for the season or moves on to the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association state championship. The boys, 7-8 on the season and 2-3 in league after a 13-10 win Tuesday against Grant and a 17-0 loss Thursday at Lincoln, will not only need a win next week to prolong their season, they’ll have to score at least eight goals and keep Wilson to two goals or less in order to earn enough league points to carry on.
The two teams met earlier this season in a non-league matchup in which the Eagles won a hard-fought 8-6 home game and both teams are essentially fighting for their lives in the final game of the season, so Monday’s game should be a battle.
Taylor Cramer, Tony Cohn and Brendan Kerr led the team Tuesday against Grant with two goals each, while Trenton Gallagher, Forrest Broddie, Jesse Lee, Torsenn Brown, Marcus Crouch, Austin Keillor and Kiel Sorenson all had one.
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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