Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sports summary

Elkhorn’s Steve Cannon holds his tarpon last week. Photo by

Fish story from Belize

While fishing in San Pedro, Belize last week, Elkhorn's Steve Cannon on the second day cast his line to catch his first tarpon, weighing 45 pounds. Nesto the guide provided by El Pescador Eco-Lodge and Leland Miyawaki Orvis Fishing Manager from Bellevue, Wash. selected the "Black Death" fly and it worked. Leland and Steve have been fishing for 26 years including on Silver Creek and the Big Lost. A picture was taken and the fish was released.

Elkhorn Golf Club starts new League Night

Elkhorn Golf Club is starting a new community wide event for 2010.

General manager Don Shirey said Wood River Valley residents can participate in the inaugural season of "League Night". The nine-hole event will be held the first and third Monday of each month beginning June 7. The non-member cost is $45 per event. It includes carts, prizes and food with a cash bar following the round. There is a one-time $20 fee to join with these proceeds going toward the season-ending championship in October. You must play in at least two of the regular season events to qualify for the championship.

Shirey added that proper golf attire is mandatory (collared shirts and no denim) and drink specials will be offered each week. Contact the Elkhorn golf shop at 622-3309 or visit

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.

Honors for coaches, athletes given by 4th District

Several Wood River High School athletic coaches and senior students received honors from the 4th District covering the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley areas.

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Chase Caulkins, Ashley Hesteness, Alex Lindbloom and Morgan Pike were saluted at the 26th annual Senior Honor Banquet April 26.

Named "Coach of the Year" in their respective sports at the 4th District Coaches Banquet May 15 were girls' soccer coach Jenni Conrad, tennis coach Vicki Johnston and golf coach Bill Petzke.

Carey's Blair Peck a Star finalist

Carey junior Blair Peck was one of 10 finalists in the 2010 Interscholastic Star Student Recognition Scholarship conducted through the Idaho High School Activities Association and United Dairymen of Idaho.

Snowline Basketball Camp coming June 7-9

The 30th annual Snowline Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 9-13 is Monday through Wednesday, June 7-9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the middle school gym in Hailey.

Former Wood River and College of Southern Idaho coach

Fred Trenkle has returned as camp director this year, and Snowline founder Jim Boatwright is accepting registrations. Both have a long background with WRHS basketball.

They are accepting only boys entering grades 4-8 in the fall. New camp location is Wood River Middle School gym. Snowline Hailey is in its seventh year. Campers bring their own lunches. Boatwright, Craig Eastop and Wood River High boys' basketball coach John Radford will help coach.

Cost is $125. Fees include a camp t-shirt and awards. Send registration forms to Boatwright, 133 Treasure Lane, Hailey, ID 83333, or call 788-3700 for more information.

Musher football coach Jewett steps down

The Camas Courier newspaper reported in its May 5 edition that 18-year Camas County High School football coach Randy Jewett has retired from coaching. A teacher and Camas County graduate, Jewett (87-64) patrolled the Musher sideline and guided a generation of young men. His 2004 Musher team (8-3) made the State 1A eight-man football semi-finals, and his last winning team was in 2006. Jewett's powerful Camas County squads of 2003 and 2004 dismantled perennial Gem State eight-man force Carey 48-0 and 52-6. They always played tough at home.

Jewett was roasted by his friends and students April 16 at the school.

Business Professionals of America results from WRHS

Wood River High School students did very well during this year's Business Professionals of America national tournament.

Placing in the top 10 was the Wood River Web Application team of Kenny Ballou, Sean Sutton and James Petzke.

Just missing a podium spot with a fourth place finish out of 67 contestants in the PC Servicing and Troubleshooting class was James Petzke.

Kenny Ballou was 12th out of 57 in Computer Security. And Jeff Maxwell finished eighth out of 42 in Human Resource Management.

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