MS athletes shine in fall sports action

Cross Country

Hood River’s middle school cross country team logged an impressive performance last weekend at the Nike Pre Nationals at Portland International Raceway. The team, comprised of runners from both Hood River and Wy’east middle schools, sent its top seven runners to the meet to compete against more than a dozen teams from across the Northwest. Results are as follows:

Boys team: 2nd out of 15, 193 runners in field

Elkin Parker, 24th, 11:43.9

Connor Traux, 30th, 12:02.6

Dylan Chambers, 32nd, 12:05

Mitchell Lamer, 55th, 12:40.09

Muir Emmons, 62nd, 12:50.3

Sam Newton, 64th, 12:58.9

Mason Leavitt, 65th, 12:59.8

Girls team: 3rd out of 13, 184 runners in field

Erin Sutherland, 25th, 12:59

Charlotte Bromham, 32nd, 13:19.9

Chloe Clark, 35th, 13:23.2

Ella Mudry, 47th, 13:45

Reed Bauer, 49th, 13:51.1

Lauren Orr, 65th, 14:17.1

Silva Sankari, 75th, 14:31.2

Football

Hood River eighth-grade middle school football team picked up two wins in its last two games — a 19-12 win at home Tuesday against Redmond’s Elgon Gregory Middle School and an 18-14 win last week at Redmond’s Obsidian Middle School. In Tuesday’s game Michael Jones led with two rushing touchdowns. Jovan Dubon had one touchdown and Cade Parker had an interception. Redmond’s game was highlighted by a 27-tackle performance by Jason Shaner and two touchdowns by Jones. Dubon added a touchdown and over 70 yards rushing to the stat reel.

The team, made up of players from both Hood River and Wy’east middle schools, is now 2-1 this season. The seventh-grade team is now 3-0 this season with two blowout wins in the last two games.

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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



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