Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sports Summary


Pig Roast at Apple's Friday

You can make your day by buying one of artist Jack Weekes' new t-shirts drawn for the fourth annual Apple's Bar & Grill 100-Day Pig Roast scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17.

Theme of the 100-Day Pig Roast fund-raiser for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is "A Fistful of Pigs." This year's t-shirt to be sold for $15 portrays actor Clint Eastwood clinching five pigs in his fist.

Featuring food, drink and music, the Pig Roast begins Friday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. There will be music in the street with Kim Stocking and Paul Cox.

Raffle tickets at $10 apiece or three for $25 are being sold beforehand at both Apple's locations in Ketchum. Prizes include a 2007-08 season ski pass and ski-related merchandise.

Max Durtschi on USA Cycling development team

Ketchum's Max Durtschi has been chosen as a member of the USA Cycling National Development Team. A sophomore at The Community School in Sun Valley, Durtschi will leave later this month for the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

USA Cycling's National Development Team was created in 1999 to provide young American cyclists with the tools necessary to excel at the sport. Elite cyclists are invited to join the team based on results at state and national races.

Durtschi rides for the Sun Summit Junior Cycling Team and, in the winter, competes for the Sun Valley Junior Nordic ski team of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation.

State Junior Golf finals

Wood River High School golfers Crockett Stearns and Chance McCroskey competed in the Idaho Golf Association's Junior State 18-hole Championships Aug. 6-7 at Shadow Valley Golf Club in Boise.

Stearns (78-82 for 160) placed 10th and McCroskey (82-82 for 164) was 12th in the boys' 15-year-old age division.

There were 103 boys and 26 girls in the field. Overall champions were Boise golfers Christopher Booher (68-73 for 141) and Alexandra Thompson (80-75 for 155).

Middle school football
starts Aug. 21

Wood River Middle School eighth-grade football begins Tuesday Aug. 21 with equipment checkout between 3-5 p.m. Afternoon practices will be held Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 22-24. All Wood River eighth-grade students interested in playing football should attend these practices. For additional information call Robert Swanson at 788-6068.

Middle school cross country runners are invited

Wood River Middle School cross country coach Erik Larson (788-7807) invites all middle school students to cross country running practices starting Monday, Aug. 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hailey school. Practices will be held weekdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Bring running shoes, a water bottle and a buddy, Larson said, adding that more boy runners are needed.

Spudman correction

Susan Gundy, 52, of Hailey finished fourth in her women's 50-54 age class during the 21st Burley Spudman Triathlon July 28 on a 51.5-kilometer (31.9-mile) course. She was 558th overall and 120th among women at 2.39:04. Her splits were 19:09, 1.11:59 and 1.02:37.

Update on golf aces

Al Knackmus of Hailey fired a hole-in-one at Sun Valley Golf Course Aug. 8. Knackmus used a sand wedge to ace the course's 120-yard par-3 fifth hole. Glen Thomas witnessed.

Also on Aug. 8, it was an 8-8-8 hole-in-one for 16-year-old Simon Miller of New Mexico at Bigwood Golf Course. Miller, grandson of Art and Barbara Miller, recorded his sixth golfing ace on the eighth hole, on Aug. 8. His parents witnessed.

Idaho State Cycling finals

Lost River Cycling is presenting the Intermountain Orthopedics Idaho State Road Race and Criterium Championships Aug. 25-26 in the Boise area. Road racing will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 on a course in Melba, and the criterium is Sunday in Boise. Online registration closes Thursday, Aug. 23 at sportsbaseonline.com.




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