Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sports summary

WRHS boys in the mix at state golf

Shooting for a trophy for the second consecutive year, the Wood River High School boys' golf team was right in the thick of things Monday after the first 18-hole round of the 36-hole State 4A golf finals at Rigby.

Wood River, fourth as a team in 2008, stood in third place out of nine full teams at Jefferson Hills Golf Course.

Moscow's boys, seeking their first state golf title since 1997 after a narrow playoff loss to Pocatello in last year's finals, led the way with 303 strokes. Second place was Pocatello with 314. Wood River had 315.

Wolverine junior Crockett Stearns shot a 73 Monday to tie with Emmett's Zerin Beattie for second place among individuals behind Moscow senior Chris Williams, 69, who is seeking his fourth consecutive boys' title. Stearns was Wood River's top individual last May at Jerome Country Club with a 36-hole 158, good for fifth place.

Other Wolverine scores Monday were sophomore Davis Hague 79, junior Jonathan Hobbs 80, junior Chance McCroskey 83 and junior Danny Sundali with an 86.

Team and individual awards at the Idaho High School Activities Association competition are based on two-day total scores. The final 18 holes were played Tuesday in expected windy conditions at Rigby.

Wood River's girls, making their first state appearance, stood in eighth place with 433 strokes Monday. Individual scores were Jennie Williams 98, Aimee Evans 104, Bailey Ireland 115, Ashley Hesteness 116 and Karlie Jeneson 123.

Cyclists ready for Galena Hill Climb

The 12th annual Durance Cycleworks Time Trial Series opens Saturday, May 16, with the 5.95-mile Galena Hill Climb covering a one-way course from Galena Lodge 23 miles north of Ketchum to Galena Summit. Start time is 10 a.m. Register at The field limit is 100 riders. Next up: The Idaho State Time Trial finals June 20.

Hurtig Shooting Center opens in Ohio Gulch

The Hurtig Shooting Center has announced its summer shooting program and hours of operation. The club is located north of Hailey at Ohio Gulch one mile off of S.H. 75. The shooting center is open five days Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Monday and Tuesday.

A complete shooting facility, The Hurtig Shooting Center offers trap, skeet, wobble trap, 5-Stand and a challenging sporting clays layout with two duck towers. It has a rifle/pistol range with four covered bench rests. Guns and ammo are available. The public is welcome to use the facility.

For more information visit or call 788-2681 or Terry 309-1059.

Baseball tryouts Saturday in Hailey

The Wood River Baseball/Softball Association is conducting tryouts for the following summer programs at Hailey's Nelson Field on Saturday, May 16. They are 9U Developmental, 10U Cal Ripken and 12U Cal Ripken.

Tryouts at Nelson Field are: Ages 9-10 from 10-11:30 a.m. and ages 11-12 from 12-1:30 p.m. All pitchers/catchers will tryout between 11:30 a.m.-12 noon. Bring cleats, glove, bat and proper apparel. Be sure to arrive early for warm-ups. Visit or call Lars Hovey at 721-1948.

Girls on the Run 5k run/walk is Saturday

Hailey's Lawrence Heagle Park in Della View Subdivision is the site of the sixth annual New Balance Girls on the Run 5-kilometer Run/Walk and Healthy Living Expo Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon.

Day-of-race registration is from 8-9 a.m. Saturday at the park for $25 adults, $15 youth and $50 for families. Online registration is open through Thursday, May 14 for $20/$10/$40. Visit

Summer bowling leagues are forming in Bellevue

Two new summer leagues are forming at Bellevue's Mountain Sun Lanes. Call 788-2360 or email event coordinator and MSL association manager Rosie Soto (208-309-2950) at

The Tuesday Night "PBA Experience" Doubles League that started May 12 at 7 p.m. gives bowlers a chance to bowl under the same lane conditions and oil patterns used by pro players on the Lumber Liquidators Tour. Openings remain.

The Junior/Adult League Trio will start Wednesday, June 3. A short eight-week league session will consist of three-person teams made up of adults and youth (in grades 1-12). Registration and the league informational meeting will occur Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. at the Bellevue alleys.

Sign up for coed soccer

Coed Soccer League sign-ups are ongoing at Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey through the month of May. The season runs from June 10 through Aug. 12, with games on Wednesday evenings in Ketchum and Hailey.

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