The Mt. Adams Babe Ruth baseball team outscored its opponents 173-37 on its way to an 11-0 season record.
Coached by Wayne Carlock and Jay Kyle, the team finished its season with 9-3 and 7-4 wins over Goldendale and Hood River respectively.
James Cowan hit a two-run home run in the last inning of the season finale to ensure White Salmon's perfect season.
One of the highlights of the campaign was a trip into Portland to play two Gresham teams. White Salmon had the handicap of playing with only eight players and still came out on top in both games, by 7-3 and 15-5 scores.
Members of the team were Jason Carlock, Dayne Combelic, James Cowan, Josh Cowan, Casey Ferguson, Ben Hulsey, Rob Hunsaker, Charlie Kitchin, Dane Ludwig, David Wasgatt and Vic Wild.
James Cowan, Carlock, Combelic, Ferguson, Hulsey, Ludwig and Wasgatt were selected to play on all-star teams.
Hood River hosts playoffs
for Little League baseball
Hood River Little League's two top boys majors baseball teams will face off July 4 in the championship game of the Hugh Hinman Memorial Tournament in Hood River.
Defending champion Underwood Fruit of White Salmon will take on Hood River's Maritime Services at 5:30 p.m. in the league championship game. It will be the third game of a July 4 playoff triple-header at Jim Winter Memorial Field.
In the tournament opener at 12:30, McIsaac's of Parkdale meets the Hood River Elks. The winner advances to the consolation final at 3, against White Salmon's Sprint 509.
Opening ceremonies at noon will precede baseball action.
Goldendale Demolition Derby
gearing up for 16th annual run
A Fourth of July tradition, the Goldendale Jaycees' 16th annual Demolition Derby, will take center stage at the Klickitat County Fairgrounds on Independence Day.
The gates open at 11 a.m., with the time trials set for 12 noon. At press time, there is a field of 12 drivers signed up for the derby, but Jaycee spokesman Lori Anderson believes more will bring their jalopies to the Bill Conboy Arena on race day.
Defending champion Brian Woolery of Goldendale will be coming back to defend his derby title. Noted Anderson: "It's good, clean fun, and quality entertainment with lots of guaranteed action."
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for youth and seniors. Children under 5 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.
All proceeds help the Goldendale Jaycees fund their civic projects, including scholarships for high school students.
"This is our big fundraising event of the year," said Anderson. For more information about the event, contact Anderson at 773-3550.
Emergency response personnel
needed for 2001 Gorge Games
Wondering what to do with your time in the middle of July?
If you're EMS personnel, an EMT, a paramedic, a nurse, a physician, or even a first responder, the organizers of the 2001 Subaru Gorge Games would like to hear from you.
The weeklong series of sports competitions needs emergency medical personnel on site for several extreme and long endurance events, as well as other events throughout the week.
The games will take place July 14-22 in and around the Hood River area.
"The times we need people most are Friday the 20th, Saturday the 21st, and Sunday the 22nd," says Coleen Rairdon of Winning Medicine International (WMI), the medical services provider for the Gorge Games.
"We are staffing two 24-hour events that weekend plus four other events," she continued, adding, "We need lots of people those days. But help would be welcome any day during the games."
The games cover all aspects of extreme sports, including windsurfÿing, climbing, 24-hour mountain biking and adventure racing, and kayaking, to name a few.
Last year's games included emergency responses for everything, from mild trauma and abrasions, to compound fractures and head injuries.
For more information or to sign up for shifts, call Coleen Rairdon at Winning Medicine International, (619) 482-7358 (e-mail nellieÿdog@home.com), or Jane Burke, RN, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, (541) 387-6184 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
In related news: Subaru Gorge Games staff invite all interested parties to join them for food and drink at the Volunteer Summit Party on July 9, from 6-8 p.m., at the Hood River Hotel. The gathering will be an opportunity for everyone who wants to learn more about the games and how they can sign up to be a part of the action.
Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo
slates tryouts for rodeo queen
Applications are currently available for the tryouts for the 2002 Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo Queen.
Applicants must be 18 by February 2002 and not older than 24. Pageant dates will be July 18 and 19, with the winner being announced during the Thursday night performance of the 36th annual Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo.
The 2000 Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo Queen Shae Frazier just won the title of 2002 Miss Rodeo Oregon, making her the third Fort Dalles Rodeo Queen to win that title. Anyone interested in becoming rodeo queen can call (541) 296-4666.
In related news: Tickets for the 2001 Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo are now on sale at the office of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, 404 W. 2nd St., or by calling (800) 255-3385.
In preparation for this year's rodeo, set for July 19-21, the Forest Dalles Rodeo Association is meeting weekly at the rodeo grounds on Tuesday evenings at 7 for short business meetings, which are being followed by work parties.
Also, every Sunday morning until rodeo time, work parties are being held at the rodeo grounds, starting at 9. Anyone interested in helping to get the grounds ready for the rodeo is encouraged to come out. For more information regarding meetings or work parties, call (541) 980-2931.