The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline to sign up for the November 28 Starlight Parade to the end of this week. The deadline had been Monday, but Chamber CEO Lisa Farquharson says after last week’s disruptive weather they wanted to make sure anyone who wants to take part in the parade has a chance to do so. Parade applications are available on-line at thedalleschamber.com, at the Chamber office on 404 West 2nd, or call 541-296-2231. Farquharson says they usually have about 25 to 30 entries in the Starlight Parade.
Oregon Class 5-A Boys Soccer Championship
Hood River Valley 2, Woodburn 0: Late goals by Gio Magana and Alex Gutierrez lifted the Hood River Valley Eagles to a 2-0 win over Woodburn and their first Oregon Class 5-A Boys’ Soccer Championship at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday. Woodburn actually had the better of play for most of the game, but Magana broke a scoreless tie by converting off a long pass from Uriel Torres with under 13 minutes to play. The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game when they were awarded a penalty kick, but Irineo Guzman hit the left goal post, and then chipped the rebound over the net. Gutierrez scored the insurance goal off a long clearance by Magana with under five minutes to play. HRV finishes the season 18-0, the first undefeated and untied team in Oregon high school boys’ soccer since McLoughlin in 2006.
Oregon Class 5-A Water Polo Championship
Summit 14, Hood River Valley 1: The Eagles finish second at the state tournament, reaching the title game with a 12-8 victory over Marist. HRV’s Myles Cameron and Stan Ochesky received first team all-tournament honors, Russell Grim was named to the second team, and Arthur Finstad received honorable mention.
Oregon Class 1-A Football Quarter-Finals
Sherman 50, Lowell 44: The Huskies knocked off the top-ranked eight-man football team in the state to earn a semi-final matchup with Camas Valley this coming Saturday at 4 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
Dufur 72, Wallowa 20: The Rangers rolled to the semis, where they will face Adrian this Saturday at 6 p.m. in Hermiston.
Washington Class 1-B Football First Round
Lummi 52, Lyle-Wishram 0
Washington Class 1-B Volleyball Tournament
Klickitat finished eighth after splitting four matches at the Yakama SunDome. The Vandals were swept by Pomeroy in the opening round, but came back to defeat Providence Classical Christian in five games and Republic in three games before losing the fifth place match to Riverside Christian three games to one.
Late goals by Gio Magana and Alex Gutierrez lifted the Hood River Valley Eagles to a 2-0 win over Woodburn and their first Oregon Class 5-A Boys’ Soccer Championship at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday. Woodburn actually had the better of play for most of the game, but Magana broke a scoreless tie by converting off a long pass from Uriel Torres with under 13 minutes to play. The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game when they were awarded a penalty kick, but Irineo Guzman hit the left goal post, and then chipped the rebound over the net. Gutierrez scored the insurance goal off a long clearance by Magana with under five minutes to play. HRV finishes the season 18-0, the first undefeated and untied team in Oregon high school boys’ soccer since McLoughlin in 2006.
Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden is renewing his call for continued improvement of Veterans Administration operations. In a Veterans’ Day video statement Walden says the VA has too often failed to live up to the standards those in uniform deserve, and while reform legislation has been passed and the first steps to implement that bill have taken place, more work needs to be done. Walden announced he is holding a town hall meeting at the Hood River Valley Adult Center on Saturday at 8 a.m.
Operational testing of the lift span of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge is scheduled for Monday, and it may lead to some traffic delays. Port of Hood River officials say four to six full lifts of the center span will take place on Monday after 9 a.m. Each lift takes about 15 minutes. Traffic control will be provided and efforts will be made to minimize the disruption to traffic flow. But commuters are warned they may want to allow extra time for crossing the bridge on Monday. Those with questions can call the Port of Hood River at 541-386-1645.
Wasco County is seeking to fill some openings on its budget committee that will soon be working on the County’s fiscal plan for fiscal year 2015-16. County Commissioner Scott Hege says six people make up the committee, three of whom are people from the community. He says that panel lays the groundwork for everything the County will do in the upcoming year. Those interested in serving on the Wasco County Budget Committee need to apply by November 28. Application information is available on-line at wascocounty.org.
The body of a 38-year-old Portland woman was found Saturday afternoon near a popular windsurfing site west of Bingen. Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox says the body of Jennifer Gouvea and her vehicle were located at the site known as Swell City along Highway 14. Skamania County Sheriff’s Office detectives and officers, along with three members of a major crimes scene investigation team, processed the scene over the weekend. Cox says the incident is under investigation as authorities await autopsy and toxicology test results to assist in determining the cause of death.
Tuesday is Veterans’ Day, and there will be observances in the Mid-Columbia. In The Dalles…the annual Veterans’ Day parade will take place at 11 a.m. through downtown, with World War II Merchant Mariner Dr. Milt Skov serving as Grand Marshal. There will be a barbecue at the Oregon Veterans Home at 1 p.m., and a fireworks display is planned for 6 p.m. from the commercial dock in The Dalles. In Hood River, a Veterans Day ceremony is planned at 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center on 1401 Belmont. Breakfast will be served to all veterans between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge on 304 Cascade Avenue A ceremony and flag-raising is planned in Maupin at 11:30 a.m. at Canyon Rim Manor.
A new Facebook page has been put together to help promote products made in Wasco County. Port of The Dalles Executive Director Andrea Klaas says the page is part of a partnership by the Port and other groups to help highlight what is available throughout the County in one location. Products on the Made in Wasco County Facebook page span a variety of areas. Klaas says anyone who is making a product who is not on the list should contact the Port of The Dalles to get mentioned on the Facebook page.