Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sports summary

SV5B swimmers shed cabin fever

The Caldwell Cabin Fever swim meet Feb. 6-7 attracted 10 SV5B swimmers and their coach Brian Gallagher. The hours of training at nightly swim practices paid off as SV5B recorded impressive times.

Individual victories went to Lena Friesen in breaststroke and backstroke and Kaedi Fry in backstroke. SV5B girls also competed in relays.

The 14-and-under team of Kaedi Fry, Ashley Dreyfus, Tayler Bates and DeLaCruz placed fourth in 200 medley and fifth 200 free. Taking third in 200 free were 18-and-unders Elizabeth Fry, Michael Coiner, Taylor Coiner and Tori Emerick.

Personal bests were:

Michael Coiner, 17: 2—200 back. 3—100 back and 200 free. 6—100 free. 7—50 free.

Taylor Coiner, 17: 3—200 IM. 4—200 back. 7—100 back and 200 free. 9—50 free. 11—100 free.

Tori Emerick, 16: 5—100 fly. 8—200 back. 12—50 free and 200 free. 13—100 back. 16—100 free.

Lena Friesen, 15: 1—200 breast, 100 breast and 200 back. 2—100 fly and 200 free. 3—100 free.

Elizabeth Fry, 15: 3—500 free. 5—200 breast. 6—200 back. 8—200 free. 9—100 free.

Tayler Bates, 14: 2—100 fly. 3—200 free, 100 free and 200 IM. 4—50 free. 6—100 breast.

Kaedi Fry, 14: 1—200 back and 100 back. 2—200 breast, 100 breast and 200 IM. 3—50 free.

Jackelyn DeLaCruz: 11—100 back. 14—100 breast. 18—50 back. 22—50 breast. 23—50 free. 29—100 free.

Ashley Dreyfus, 12: 4—50 fly. 7—100 IM. 11—50 breast. 13—50 free. 24—100 free.

Wendy DeLaCruz: 17—100 back. 18—200 free. 23—50 free. 24—100 free and 100 breast.

Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam starts Saturday on Dollar

Sun Valley Resort's first Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series begins Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. on Dollar Mountain.

The series consists of a practice session at 5 p.m. followed by the Jam from 6-8 p.m. and awards with music at 8 p.m. at Carol's Dollar Mountain Lodge.

The Lunar Eclipse Rail Jam Series continues Saturday, March 13 and Saturday, March 27. The winner of all three events receives a trip to Windell's Camp on Mt. Hood, OR. The $15 entry fee for each contest doesn't include lift tickets.

The Rail Jam Series is sponsored by Smith Optics and Sun Valley Resort.

Papoose Club Quigley Cup is Sunday, Feb. 21

For the fifth year, the Papoose Club community service organization is sponsoring free of charge the Quigley Cup cross-country ski racing event for children ages 3-13. The date is Sunday, Feb. 21 with registration at 10 a.m. and racing at 11 a.m. at Quigley Nordic in Hailey. Format is skate or classic. Age classes are 5-and-under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. There will be prizes for all participants, as well as prizes for the top finishers in each class. Register in the trailer at Quigley Nordic this Sunday morning. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. For more details call Tizz Miller at 788-1838.

SVSEF skiers make Intermountain Junior Team

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine ski racers Bergen Palmer, Tanner Farrow and Teagen Palmer have been selected for the 2010 Intermountain Division Junior Team. The team has 10 members, six men and four women. Last year the SVSEF had one skier on the team, and this year it has three, according to alpine program director Ruben Macaya. All Junior Team members receive free lifts and entries to Intermountain Cup races until next year's team is chosen in Feb. 2011.


Skiing the Bowls for Cheeso

For Wood River High School student/athlete Nick Bowen's senior project, the SVSEF C-Home and C-Travel kids will ski Baldy's Bowls Saturday, Feb. 27 in honor of the late Craig "Cheeso" Kjesbo. They will raise money for the Craig Kjesbo Scholarship Fund that goes to financial assistance for ski team members. The kids will ski from Big and Little Easter all the way to Ziggy's Bowl. Kjesbo was a longtime SVSEF ski team coach.

Rusch brings "Race Across the Sky" to Sun Valley

Three-time World 24-Hour solo mountain bike champ Rebecca Rusch of Ketchum is debuting her mountain town tour of the film "Race Across the Sky" at Sun Valley Opera House Thursday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.

A pre-party with drinks, food and giveaways will precede the screening of the film about the Leadville Trail 100-mile mountain bike race won by Rusch in 2009. Rusch will host and attend the pre-party Feb. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. at The Elephant's Perch in Ketchum. Bike enthusiasts will also be able to take part in the official launch and membership drive of the Wood River Bicycle Coalition. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 youth ages 12-and-under.

Gund Cup pairings are set

The Senior Hockey League wrapped up its regular season Monday with two games at Sun Valley Skating Center and set up the pairings for the Gund Cup tournament starting Monday, Feb. 22 on the resort ice.

Final rankings are: 1—Morgan's Fine Finishes (7-5). 2—Sun Valley Auto Club/Grumpy's (6-5-1). 3—Yoga College (6-6). 4— (4-7-1). Morgan's plays Monday at 8:20 p.m. and Grumpy's vs. Yoga at 9:30 p.m.

Monday night, Morgan's won 5-1 over Yoga. Morgan's goals came from Dave Hennessy (2), Sean Murray, John Stevens and Tim Jeneson. Assists went to Jim Laski (2), John Ellison Jr. (2), Chris Benson and Hennessy. Pete Whitehead scored for Yoga College.

Grumpy's came from two goals down to overcome 5-3. Grumpy's goal scorers were Charles Friedman (2), John McGuone (2) and Harry Weekes. goals were by Caleb Baukol, Randy Flood and Tom Trieschman.

B+ hockey update

In Sunday's battle for first place, the Sharks (7-2-1) took a Huge bite out of the Vipers (6-3-1) with a 3-0 shutout. Goal scorers were Steve McCoy, Jim Slanetz and Brad Musbach with the empty-netter.

Senators (2-4-4) and Hutch's Bad Dogs (2-6-2) battled to a 4-4 tie. John Baker had a hat trick for the Dogs and Mako Johnson scored the equalizer. Doug Wilson added two for the Nats along with singles from Jeff "Crash" Ballou and Bryan Speth.

The third game, also a tie at 3-3, matched Isles (5-3-2) and Wildcats (2-6-2). Dale Johnson, Dan Gorham and Todd Avison scored for the third-place Isles. Terry Crawford, Dave Gittens and Billy Sprong were the Wildcats scorers.

In other hockey news, former Ketchum Mayor Jerry Seiffert, 70, became the oldest person to score a three-goal hat trick on Sun Valley ice Feb. 5 when he led his White squad to victory over the Blacks in the weekly, now 15-year-and-running Friday skate-fest known as the "Rusty Blades." About 28 people watched Seiffert tally goals on an assist by Steve McCoy, a deflection and a loose puck in front of the net.

Gymnasts in Idaho Falls

Coach Andrea Minnick's Wood River Gymnastics Academy (WRGA) teams traveled to Shelley High School last weekend for the Outback Challenge hosted by Idaho Falls Gymnastics Academy. There were 250 gymnasts in Levels 3-10.

Level 4 Amber Park captured first place in all-around (34.85) including first place on bars and second on floor. Other Level 4s helping WRGA placed fourth were Ciara Hulett (1st vault, 3rd all around), Megan Downey (2nd bars, 4th all around), Lauren Cord (2nd vault), Haley Bjorkman (3rd vault and beam), EvaThea Drougas (5th vault and floor) and Addason Park (5th bars).

Level 5s: Bella Stethem (2nd vault, 3rd floor). Level 6s: Maddie Marcouiller (2nd bars, 3rd all around), Kaili Smith (2nd bars), Callie Weber (5th floor. Level 7s: Alma Stosius (2nd vault, 3rd all around).

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