Friday, August 28, 2009

Sports summary

Holiday hoops coming to Bellevue

Bellevue Memorial Park is the site of the first annual Labor Day 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 6-7. Fee is $150 per team, with registration Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m.

Cash prizes and trophies will be available for first-, second- and third-place finishing teams. Pre-register at 208-928-6334 or email

Organizers also have plans for a "Three Throw" 3-point shooting contest, all members of the public welcome for $10.

Ski Club to visit Silver Creek Preserve

How about a canoe ride through Silver Creek Preserve?

That's what the Sun Valley Ski Club is planning to do Wednesday, Sept. 9 as a post-Labor Day outing.

The canoe event is limited to the first 14 registered people ($20 donation). Club members can also take a guided nature hike ($5 donation) through the Preserve. Participants will gather at noon for a no-host picnic on the Visitor Center deck. The club will provide beer, wine and soft drinks.

Reserve by Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Car pooling is recommended. Bring a picnic lunch, a camp chair and arrive by 9 a.m. Call Gretchen at the club at 622-3003 or email

Quigley run is Saturday

Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) is holding its first annual Quigley Canyon Run & Fun Saturday, Aug. 29. Open to runners and walkers, the five-mile event will start at the BCRD Aquatic Center in Hailey then travel out Quigley Canyon to the pond and finish at the pool. The event will not be timed, however, all participants will win free day entry to the Aquatic Center. Pre-registration is free for the fun run and will take place at the BCRD Aquatic Center during business hours prior to Saturday. Participants will pay $5 to register on race day between 9-9:45 a.m. at the Aquatic Center. The fun run will begin at 10 a.m. and finish with free swimming at the pool and lunch of hot dogs, chips, watermelon and a cookie for $5.

Bogus Basin Hill Climb is Saturday

George's Cycles of Boise and the Boise Cycling Club is presenting the 37th annual Bogus Basin Hill Climb for cyclists on a 15-mile course Saturday, Aug. 29. Mike Cooley leads the Non-Competitive Touring category departing at 8 a.m. on a two-hour pace. The Race Group takes off at 9:30 a.m., mass start. There will be separate times for all age groups, tandems and Clydesdale categories. Finish after the 3,500-foot elevation gain is at Bogus Creek Base Lodge. Fee is $28, including timing, t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Registration is online only, at through Aug. 28. There is no race day registration. Call George's 208-343-3782.


Local skaters pass USFS tests

A panel of certified figure skating judges administered tests in Freestyle, Moves in the Field, and Ice Dancing Saturday, Aug. 22 on Sun Valley Indoor Ice Rink.

Freestyle testing examines required competition elements, such as jumps, spins, and spirals. In singles events, skaters are ranked for competition by the highest Freestyle test passed. Ice Dancing is a separate figure skating discipline with separate testing rules.

Moves in the Field (MIF) is not a separate discipline, but most competitive skaters take MIF tests to evaluate their power, edge control, presentation, and general quality of movement on the ice.

The following local skaters passed USFS tests Aug. 22:


Meredith Pintler: Pre- Juvenile.

Moves in the Field

Ginna Freno-Sabatini: Adult Gold.

Caitlin Sholtis: Juvenile.

Claire Fisher: Preliminary.

Sheldon Gentling: Pre-Preliminary.

Karsyn Gerringa: Pre-Preliminary.

Blake Letourneau: Pre-Preliminary.

Susan Souter: Pre-Preliminary.

Ice Dancing

Compulsory Gold Level—Level Westminster Waltz: Lacy Marsh; and Westminster Waltz: Alexa Linden.

Compulsory Pre Gold Level—Starlight Waltz: Alina Everett. Compulsory Pre-Silver Level—European Waltz, Foxtrot and Fourteen Step: Winter Rose; European Waltz: Alexandra Harten; Foxtrot and Fourteen Step: Julia Broderick.

Free Dance—Intermediate Free Dance: Anita Conrad; Juvenile and Intermediate Free Dance: Linda Reiss.

Cutthroat boys blank Filer 3-0 on road

Playing solid defense, The Community School boys made it two-for-two Tuesday with a solid 3-0 High Desert Soccer Conference road win over the Filer Wildcats.

"Man of the Match" Tom Crosby, the sophomore goalkeeper, kept the 'Cats off the board and got help from his goal-scoring mates Tony Martin, Wyatt Bunce and Zach Lindahl. It was the first varsity goal for Lindahl, a promising Cutthroat freshman.

The Cutthroats (2-0-0) hosted Gooding Thursday in another conference game. Then it's two more home games—Friday against the always-tough McCall-Donnelly Vandals, and Saturday, Aug. 29 against Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls.

Today's game starts shortly after 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's Canyon Ridge game at 1 p.m.

SV girls fall at Twin

Some people might have been surprised that the Filer Wildcats collected their first-ever win over The Community School girls Tuesday, by a 4-0 score after a close 1-0 lead at half. But probably not Cutthroat coach Kelly Feldman.

The Cutthroats had three close games with Filer last fall, winning 3-0, 2-0 and 4-1. Filer (10-7-1) placed third in the seven-team HDSC and just missed making a State 3A tourney trip—losing 3-0 to Teton in a state play-in in Pocatello.

Feldman's girls played Gooding Thursday and host McCall-Donnelly today, Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Sagewillow Farms in Elkhorn, then they entertain Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls Saturday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m.

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