Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sports summary

White Clouds course to stay open, weather permitting

The White Clouds Golf Course, the Sawtooths Putting Course and expanded practice facility at Sun Valley Golf Club will remain open as long as weather permits, Sun Valley Company announced Monday.

Sun Valley's Trail Creek Course will remain open through Sunday, Oct. 19. For tee times and additional information, please call 208-622-2251.

The Sun Valley Club will be open for breakfast, lunch and cocktails through the fall.

Hockey swap at Ketchum park on Saturday

Get ready for an ice hockey swap Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m. in the Atkinson Park Recreation Room, Ketchum. Sale proceeds from the swap will benefit Sun Valley Youth Hockey, the Park Penguins and Hailey Ice. Drop off your gear Friday, Oct. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at the Ketchum park. For details call Chad Jenner 471-0147.

Hit some tennis balls with Fred Stolle

Tennis season isn't over at Zenergy at Thunder Spring.

The facility north of Ketchum is offering a special open house with Fred Stolle on Sunday, Oct. 12, with the courts open from 12 noon to 3 p.m. And they're inviting the public to come and hit some tennis balls with a tennis great.

And be sure to wish Fred a hearty "Happy Birthday."

Stolle, a long and lanky 6-3 native of New South Wales, Australia, celebrates his 70th birthday today, Wednesday, Oct. 8. His Grand Slam resume is impressive, including the 1965 French Open singles championship over Tony Roche and the 1966 U.S. Open singles title over John Newcombe. By winning at Forest Hills in 1966, 42 years ago, the self-described "Old Hacker" became only the second unseeded player to win a U.S. men's open singles title.

A three-time Wimbledon singles runner-up from 1963-65 and a member of three Australian Davis Cup champion teams from 1964-66, Stolle was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport, R.I. in 1985. He won 31 amateur singles titles and 16 more doubles titles. Turning pro in 1967, Stolle added two more singles championships and 13 more doubles crowns.

Find out about Zenergy's Rebound Ace machine and membership details by attending Sunday's Open House or calling 725-0595.

BCRD Nordic passes on sale Monday, Oct. 13

Season passes for the Blaine County Recreation District's 130-kilometer Nordic Trails system go on sale Monday, Oct. 13. Those who buy 2008-09 Nordic passes online at receive a $30 discount on adult "all BCRD trails" passes until Sunday, Oct. 26.

Cost for season passes are $199 for adults ($169 after discount), $29 for youth ages 13-17, $49 for dogs, and $99 for Quigley only passes. New this season, all children 12-and-under ski will ski free. Plus, the BCRD will offer the new Quigley Winter Park at the mouth of Quigley Canyon in Hailey. Pass holders can enjoy the yurt deck, watch their kids sledding, play on a terrain park, and snowshoe on new trails.

No tax dollars are used to groom BCRD Nordic trails.

Call 788-2117.

National High School Activities Week is Oct. 12-18

The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA), governing body of Gem State athletics and activities, has announced its support of National High School Activities Week Oct. 12-18. The IHSAA has supported National High School Activities Week since its inception in 1980. Here are the separate days:

Sunday, Oct. 12, National Sportsmanship Day. Monday, Oct. 13, National Fine Arts Activities Day. Tuesday, Oct. 14, National Officials Day. Wednesday, Oct. 15, National Youth Health Awareness Day.

Thursday, Oct. 16, National Coaches/Sponsors/Advisors Day. Friday, Oct. 17, National Fan Appreciation Day. Saturday, Oct. 18, National Community Service Day.

SVSEF seeks young athletes

Registration for young athletes interested in skiing or boarding with Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is in progress. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15.

SVSEF offers programs in alpine, cross country, freestyle and snowboard for youth in grades 2-12. Tuition is 100% refundable prior to Dec. 10. Scholarships are available.

Now in its 42nd season, SVSEF provides a grassroots winter sports program for local youth. Academic assistance is also provided for the upper level athletes during the competitive season.

Applications are available at the SVSEF office located at 215 Picabo St. in Warm Springs, on line at or by calling Sandra at 726-4129.

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