Archives for April 2014

Sports Highlights

Sports Highlights from the Record Bee:

The Middletown Mustangs scored 10 times in the top of the first inning and rolled to an 18-4 victory over the Kelseyville Knights in a North Central League I varsity baseball game yesterday.

Middletown defeated Kelseyville 3-0 in junior varsity baseball.

St. Helena handed the Clear Lake Cardinals baseball team their first loss 6-3.

In Softball:

Lower Lake beat Cloverdale 2-1 handing the Eagles their first league loss.

Kelseyville upset Middletown 4-3.

Clear Lake beat St. Helena 8-0. Clear Lake is now 8-0 in the North Central League I standings, one-half game ahead of Cloverdale. Those two teams play today in Lakeport at 4 p.m.

St. Vincent wrapped up the Coastal Mountain Conference South golf season with a win, finishing the 2014 campaign with a 49-0 record. Middletown came in second at 42-7.

UUSD Statement on Recent Lockdown

Ukiah Unified School District released a statement about the lockdown at Nokomis Elementary School yesterday. The Principal approached a transient sleeping on the lawn and was threatened by this person. The Ukiah Police Department responded and the man fled. UUSD also commended the Nokomis studentsfor how well they responded to the emergency, and staff for their commitment to the safety the children.

Kmart Shoplifter Gets Stuck

A reported shoplifter at Kmart didn’t get very far yesterday. He tried to evade capture jumping the fence behind the building. Problem is, he got stuck in the heavy vegetation in the water and needed help to get out. Rescue units responded to remove him from the creek.

Ukiah Animal Shelter Reminder

Mendocino County Animal Care & Control reminds you that that the Ukiah Animal shelter will be closed for a short time today, 12 noon to 1:30 PM — for a staff meeting. They apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

After School Programs Shed Broken Into…Again

Pomo School’s After School Programs shed was broken into again Monday night with many things stolen. The program director says the kids drew a picture that will be in the paper that shows and says how sad they are to have lost their toys and other items. Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact police.

Firefighters Respond to Wildland Fire

Kelseyville, Lakeport and Cal fire firefighters were dispatched to a wildland fire yesterday afternoon in the 4800 block of Cole Creek Road at Bottle Rock Road near Kelseyville. One structure – a detached building on the property burned down. The main home, which rests on top of a hill several hundred yards from Cole Creek Road, did not appear to have sustained damage. The property belongs to Lake County District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown. He says he hired a retired CAL FIRE firefighter to do the control burn in order to avoid problems when fire season rolls around, but the control burn accidently went out of control when the winds shifted.

Buddy Eller Center to Close

Ukiah’s homeless shelter will close after all. Executive Director Jacqueline Williams recommended the closure to the Ford Street Project and Ukiah Community Center unified board of directors yesterday. The Buddy Eller Center is losing $9,000 every month. In addition, Williams said the shelter doesn’t require clients with substance abuse problems to stop drinking or using to stay. Her plan for a newly redesigned shelter space will only be available to those who pass drug and alcohol testing. A committee will also work to expand the non-profit’s drug and alcohol addiction program and reduce the number of beds for other clients. The newly redesigned shelter housing is projected to open November 1st.

Sports Highights

Sports Highlights from the Record Bee:

The Coastal Mountain Conference Tennis Championships wrapped up yesterday afternoon at Mendocino College in Ukiah. St. Helena and Anderson Valley tied for the team title with 13 points, one more than Middletown in third place. Kelseyville was fourth with nine points. Middletown’s boys’ doubles team of Cassidy Parker and Robert Amante won the tournament championship. Middletown’s girls’ doubles team of Ariana Diaz and Elena Garay came in second as did Kelseyville’s Claire Vargas in girls’ singles.

After losing its first two games on Friday at the Fort Bragg Tournament, the Clear Lake varsity baseball team bounced back with a 5-1 victory over McKinleyville in its final game on Saturday. Clear Lake lost 4-1 to eventual tourney champ Fortuna on Friday and then dropped a 3-2 decision to Valley Christian.

The Fredrickson brothers — Austin, Blake and Jonathan — represented the Punisher Wrestling Club of Lower Lake at the State Championships on Saturday and Sunday and came away with a state championship in the 55-pound, age 9-10 division. Austin came in first, Blake took second and Jonathan was fourth. It’s the 11th state championship claimed by the Punishers in the past four years.

Bypass Construction Work Delays Traffic in Willits

You may experience some travel delays in Willits as bypass construction work begins there. This week, expect intermittent delays through Friday on Center Valley Road, as one lane will be closed. Delays could be up to 20 minutes. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate roads – Hearst Willits Road or East Hill Road this week. Center Valley Road is expected to be closed completely for two nights during the week of May 12 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Hearst Willits Road will be completely closed for two nights during the week of May 20.

Clearlake Police Prevent Suicide Attempt

Quick actions by Clearlake Police officers are believed to have made the difference between life and death for a man who attempted to commit suicide yesterday afternoon. Officers found the 39-year-old man attempting to hang himself in a shed and were able to cut him down before he died. According to a report, officers responded to a welfare check on a reported suicidal male subject after a concerned family member called the Clearlake Police Department. Officers arrived at the residence in less than four minutes. Lake County Fire Protection District personnel arrived and transported the man to St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake for further medical and mental health evaluation. Police said the man is expected to survive.