Weekend weather in Hood River calls for showers and 64-66 degrees; good days for a wander through Good News Gardening with your umbrella.
The Hood River Boys 5-6 Select lacrosse team, the Fire Hawks, won its division of the Sisters Annual Lacrosse Invitational Tournament last weekend. The Hood River boys went undefeated in the tournament, winning three games to qualify for the championship match later that evening against an experienced Lincoln squad.
Hood River Dynamos U-10 boys team recently completed FC Portland’s Spring Development League undefeated, with a record of 6-0-1. For most of the players, the season was their first experience playing competitive club soccer against larger club organizations, such as Westside Timbers, Lake Oswego Soccer Club, Willamette United and FC Portland.
The 2013 Mosier Twin Tunnels run/walk drew 113 participants Sunday morning for 3k, 5k and 12k events for a friendly morning of competition to raise money for Mosier Community School. Easton Atchley (13) and Emma Atchley (11) won the 3k male and female events, Elkin Parker (14) won the 5k male event, Kayla Collins won the 5K female, Charlie Remington (29) won the 12k male and Shanon Sexton won the 12k female event. For upcoming runs in the Columbia Gorge area, visit www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com. Next on the group’s calendar is Saturday’s 8th annual Carson to Steven Ridge Run, followed by the June 15 White Salmon Backyard half marathon.
The final high school pitching performance by Horizon Christian School’s Jake Wells on Saturday turned out to be his best. Wells, one of two seniors on the Horizon roster, tossed a one-hitter in a 3-1 win at Irrigon in the Hawks’ season finale. Wells also had two hits, scored a run and knocked in another on a 90-degree day in Eastern Oregon.
Hood River Valley High School varsity boys lacrosse team had heavy weight to shoulder going into Monday evening’s home game against Wilson. In the last game of the regular season, the Eagles, fighting for fourth place in the league, not only had to win to qualify for the state playoffs, but had to score six goals or more while keeping the Trojans to two goals or less. Satisfying those factors would have placed the HRV boys at fourth in the Columbia League and given them a play-in game for the 2013 Oregon High School Lacrosse Association championships. Anything less would mean an end to the season.
After winning the team’s first-ever Columbia River Conference title last week, Hood River Valley High School’s four-player girls golf team moved on to the state championships this week at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks. The combination of long fairways, variable weather and tough competition was a challenge for the girls, even though three of the four had competed at the same tournament the previous two seasons. After a first-round score of 433 that put them in ninth place out of 11 teams, the girls all improved their scores the second day to finish in eigth overall with a total score of 823 – the best result the HRV girls team has had at the state tournament.
Donnie Lee “Don” Hosford passed away May 10, 2013, in Hood River, Ore.
David Messenger passed away May 17, 2013 at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. David was born August 20, 1927 and was 85 at the time of his passing.
Clarence Olmstead, passed away May 15, 2013, in Colfax, Wash.
The steps and bridges that help make up Indian Creek trail are a reasonable allegory to consider with this week’s news that LUBA has sent back to Hood River County the matter of Barrett Park’s future. The LUBA legal decision, rather than a divisive moment, provides an opportunity to come together over Barrett Park. No one at the county level, or in the community, is averse to parks in general.
School board endorsements, defending teacher Dolan, Fairground complaints unfair
The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings Oregon Book Awards finalist Alexis Smith to the Hood River Library for an author talk on May 19, at 2 p.m. Smith grew up in Soldotna, Alaska, and Seattle, Wash.. She holds degrees from Portland State University and Goddard College. She was selected as a finalist in fiction for her debut novel “Glaciers,” published by Tin House Books.
Vince Welch, author of “The Last Voyageur,” will speak Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts. The biography focuses on Amos Burg, one of the first commercial river guides, the last known individual to run all the major western rivers (Columbia, Snake, Yellowstone, Missouri, Mississippi, Yukon, Canada’s Mackenzie, Green and Colorado, Middle Fork and Main Salmon) before dams made such voyages difficult if not impossible.
Last Saturday, the Hood River Valley High School had its 2013 Prom at The Dalles Discovery Center. James Bond was the theme of the event, with dice centerpieces, silhouette decorations, and “you’re the bomb” decorated Rolos. With elements such as a chocolate fountain and photo booth, the HRVHS Prom was considered a success.
Recent events surrounding my interaction with a potential client have sparked a nationwide media controversy that looks to not be subsiding. I feel the need to address my friends and family in the Hood River community regarding my position in the escalating argument surrounding this contentious issue. First and foremost, the media is misrepresenting me and the conversation I had with Katie Pugh. In my telephone exchange with her, it was clear that we held vastly differing opinions on this issue.