Ryno starts finding a groove
Right now, he's pitching for a last-place team in the Class AA Southern League, but Bellevue's Ryne Reynoso is starting to heat up on the hill with the temperatures rising for the Mississippi Braves in Pearl, Miss. outside Jackson.
Former Wood River High School pitching ace Reynoso, 24, won his third consecutive game Thursday in a 5-3 Braves home victory over the Mobile (Ala.) Bay Bears at Trustmark Park in Pearl. In that streak Reynoso has beaten Tennessee 2-1, Jacksonville 6-1 and Mobile 5-3.
According to the Braves press release on MinorLeagueBaseball.com, "Reynoso was outstanding for the M-Braves. He gave up one run on only two hits through seven innings and improved to 3-2 on the ear. It was his third consecutive win."
Reynoso, a 6-2, 215-pound who played outfield for Boston College, dropped his ERA to 3.73 in his eight Braves games, seven of them starting assignments. He has 28 strikeouts and 19 walks in 41 innings.
He will get the nod this week as Mississippi (20-22 for 5th place in the Southern Division through Sunday) visits the first-place Birmingham Barons (29-14, 14-4 home) for a five-game series May 26-30.
Berry fastest cyclist in Coyote Classic
Graduating Wood River High School senior Joshua Berry, 18, made a big splash by winning the Pro Men's division of the seventh annual Coyote Classic mountain bike race May 16 at Avimor near Eagle, Idaho.
Folks raced about the new course layout for the Coyote Classic, according to the Knobby Tire Series Web site report, and Berry was as fast as can be winning the Men's division—less than a year after turning Pro.
Sam Young was fifth and David Harrison sixth in Pro Men. Among the other locals, Marc Driver placed fourth and Reed Melton sixth in Master Men 40-49. Cameron Lloyd was fourth in Senior Men 19-29.
Boise's Jenny Tobin was also on fire winning the Pro Women's division and claiming the Queen of the Mountain award.
The Coyote Classic was the second event in the Knobby Tire Series that makes stops at Fairfield's Soldier Mountain June 27 and Galena Lodge north of Ketchum July 25.
First event was the Sagebrush Scramble May 9 near Boise. In that race, India Wysong finished second among Pro Women, Driver won the Master Men's 40-49 group and Harrison was second behind Boise's Darren Lightfield among Pro Men.
Runners ready for U.S. Half Marathon May 30
In its fifth year on one of the country's most scenic courses, the U.S. Half Marathon in Sun Valley in Sun Valley Saturday, May 30 features distances of 13.2 miles, 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles).
The event starting at 9 a.m. May 30 for the half marathon takes place primarily along the Sun Valley and Wood River paved path and trail system. There will be prizes, and categories for individual and team participants. Kids can enjoy a short 11 a.m. running event at the staging area—Carol's Dollar Mountain Cabin in Sun Valley. Visit sunvalleyhalf.com.
Volunteers are needed to assist with aid stations, be course marshals or assist with medals at the finish line. Call Liz Clark at 208-928-6708 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Carey, Fairfield stage fun runs this weekend
Carey and Fairfield will be staging fun runs and walks over the weekend of May 30-31.
The Carey Fly-In Fun Run 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) event is Saturday, May 30 starting at 9 a.m. from Carey Municipal Airport. It's a fundraiser for the Carey Rural Fire Department. The pancake breakfast ($20 per family, $5 per person) takes place from 7-11 a.m. During the 9 a.m. fun run and walk, participants can view over 20 different types of airplanes landing at the airport, plus Life Flight and Apache helicopters. Cost of the run/walk is $20 including t-shirt. Call Robert 720-7677 or Beth 720-7688 for more information.
Fairfield's Camas Lily Days 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run is Sunday, May 31 at 9 a.m. from Fairfield City Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Fee is $20 including a t-shirt. For more details, call Dennis Stitt at 208-598-1229. Among other Camas Lily Days events are a fishing derby and art show in Fairfield.
More Famous Idaho Marathon runners
More local results from the 31st annual Famous Idaho Marathon May 16 sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission in Boise. Completing the 13.1-mile half marathon were Jessica Kolkmann, 27, of Hailey in 1.45:05 (9th class) and Jennifer Royal, 27, of Carey in 2.12:34 (51st).
Falls to Falls Run in Twin Falls
The College of Southern Idaho Physical Education Department will sponsor the 2009 Falls to Falls Fun Run on a five-mile course Saturday, May 30 starting at the Twin Falls Park in Snake River Canyon. Finish line is Dierkes Lake. Buses will load participants promptly at 8 a.m. from the Dierkes Lake parking lot and transport them to the Twin Falls Park for the 8:30 a.m. start. Day-of-day registration takes place from 7-7:50 a.m. Saturday, $35 fee per person. All runners will receive t-shirts. Call 208-732-6479 for details.
Connect with other runners Thursday
Use the power of running to make a difference for girls, and connect with other runners Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at Frenchman's Gulch Winery in Ketchum. It's the SoleMates kickoff event, and you're invited to bring a friend to share race goals and running plans.
SoleMates is the charity running "leg" of Girls on the Run International, according to local Girls on the Run executive director Mary Fauth. Teams of athletes end up pursuing individual goals, all the time raising money for the local Wood River Valley group.
Please RSVP to Fauth at email@example.com.