Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday evening’s nail-biting end to one of the best games of the season for the Hood River Valley High School varsity girls lacrosse team was a fitting way to end the regular season. The 15-14 overtime win, at home over Lincoln, puts the Eagles in a tie for third place (with Lincoln) in Portland League standings and ensures the team a spot in the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association state championships.
Gabby Dittenhoffer had her best game of the season with five goals to lead the team in the win; Hannah Hurley and Kristen Lago had three each, Andrea Iobst had two and Sophie Brentlinger and Kayla Van Hoose had one each.
The win comes after a tough road loss Tuesday against Grant. Lago led the team in the 16-11 loss with four goals, with Delia Dolan and Hurley scoring two each and Iobst, Erin Mayer and Lydia McElderry all scored one.
This week’s action wraps up an 8-6 regular season for the Eagles. The Portland League was dominated by Oregon Episcopal School with an undefeated 13-0 season and Wilson at 12-1.
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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