Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sports summary

WRHS boys' tennis team takes State 4A academic title

The Wood River High School boys' tennis team is headed to the State 4A tennis competition May 21-22 at Boise's Julia Davis Park, but first the Wolverines picked up a prestigious statewide honor.

With a 3.712 GPA, Wood River's boys are the 2010 Spring Academic Champions in the 4A classification.

Members of the team are Gardner Cord, William Eagan, Ralph Forgeon, Brendan Freund, Ryan Gelskey, Joshua Morell, Jordan Niedrich, Morgan Pike, Hunter Van Bramer, Karl Wilander, Rusty Williams, Charlie Grabow and Raleigh Grossbaum.

Sponsored by the Idaho High School Activities Association and United Dairymen of Idaho, the award is presented to the varsity team in each of five Gem State athletic classifications that achieves the highest cumulative grade point average.

Coed Soccer League sign-ups

Register at Sturtevants in Hailey and Ketchum through May 31 for this summer's Coed Soccer League. You must be 18 or over. The season begins Wednesday, June 16 with games each Wednesday evening through Aug. 18 at several Wood River Valley sites. You can sign up online at, new league commissioner Steve Dondero said.

Famous Potato half marathon in Boise

Hailey's Susan Gundy, 55, won the Women's 55-59 division of the 32nd annual Famous Idaho Potato half marathon 13.2-mile race Saturday, May 15 from Discovery Park to Ann Morrison Park, Boise. Her time was 2.00:04 and Gundy won the class by 8:24. Her daughter Jessica Gundy, 29, finished 17th of 152 runners in the Women's 25-29 class in 1.51:41.

Save money, register early for SV Half Marathon

The Sun Valley Half Marathon set for Saturday, June 5 at 9 a.m. is quickly approaching. Take advantage of early registration before June 1 and save $20. Sign up at

Join the YMCA's Kids Zone and Marafun party during and after the Sun Valley Half Marathon from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the Sun Valley Pavilion Lawn. The YMCA will have a free Kids Zone complete with a bouncy castle, face painting, games, activities and much more. The event is open to the community and families are encouraged to come.

The YMCA Marafun consists of three children races for ages 3-11. Every child is a winner and receives a bib, medal and ice cream bar. Race sign up fee is $5 per child before June 4 and $10 after.  Call the YMCA to register your child. For more details or if you are interested in volunteering, please call Suzanne 928-6712.

Blaine County Gun Club expands hours today

Starting today, Blaine County Gun Club's Hurtig Shooting Center in Ohio Gulch is open five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays from 10-5. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. The club is a complete shooting facility with trap, skeet, Wobble Trap, 5-Stand and a challenging Sporting Clays layout. Visit or call 788-2681 or Terry at 309-1059.

Busy Nelson Field for Soccer in the Sawtooths May 22-23

Bottle the energy and you'll be all charged for the rest of the summer if you attend the seventh annual Soccer in the Sawtooths youth tournament Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23 at Hailey's Nelson Field. The round-robin tournament focusing on fun and fair play—with no team standings kept nor awards given—is sponsored each year by Sawtooth United F.C. Teams in coed age groups U-6, U-7, U-8, U-10 and U-12 will play. Game times and locations will be announced by today, Wednesday.

Final Hailey Coed Softball League meeting Thursday

The final organizational meeting of the 2010 Hailey Coed Softball League has been set for Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wicked Spud, Hailey. Team fees are due at that time. Call Mike Beall 720-6842.

Warriors lacrosse team closes out season in Hailey

The Wood River Warriors lacrosse team (2-10-0) wrapped up its 2010 season Saturday, May 15 with a 13-2 loss to the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies (3-8-1) on the high school pitch in Hailey.

Tanner Marcouiller and Conner Bennett scored goals in the 20-shot Warriors attack and Nick Chase picked up a pair of assists. Wood River goalie Kasey Barker (40 saves) saw plenty of action in the net.

Neither team made the eight-team Treasure Valley Lacrosse League playoffs that began Tuesday, May 18 with four loser-out games--#1 Boise (12-0) vs. #8 Skyview (5-7), #4 Eagle (9-3) vs. #5 Meridian (8-4), #3 Centennial (9-3) vs. #6 Bishop Kelly (8-4) and #2 Timberline (10-2) vs. #7 Mountain View (7-5). Championship is Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at Eagle High Stadium west of Boise.

Girls on the Run 5k Saturday in Hailey

The seventh annual New Balance Girls on the Run 5-kilometer run and walk/Healthy Living Expo is Saturday, May 22 at Heagle Park, Hailey.

Come out to run, walk or stroll at the community event.

After the race, the Healthy Living Expo is held at Heagle Park complete with inflatable activities for kids, music and games, Fresh Air Pets by Sawtooth Botanical Gardens, massage samples by Spa Reverie, yoga and animals to adopt.

Organizations will have displays to offer healthy living information. The groups include St. Lukes, YAK, St. Lukes Elks Rehabilitation, Animal Shelter, Blaine County Recreation, The Advocates, Music N' Me, Galena Lodge, 4-H, The Mountain School and others.

Register early and get a discount. Sign up online at, or Friday, May 21 at Atkinsons' in Hailey from 5-7 pm.

Entry fees are $20 adults, $10 youth (18-and-under), and $40 family (4 or more). Registration is available race morning from 8-9 a.m. at Heagle Park. Fees increase race day to $25 adult, $15 youth and $50 family.

One lucky girl will receive two tickets to the Colbie Caillat concert May 30 in conjunction with the Sun Valley Wellness Festival.

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