Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sports summary

All-American Drougas is new Ducks Hall of Famer

Ketchum's Tom Drougas, an agent from Sun Valley Real Estate, will be inducted into the University of Oregon's 19th Athletics Hall of Fame class at a Sept. 17 banquet in Autzen Stadium, one day before Oregon's home football game against Portland State. Drougas is one of five individuals joining the previous 162 individuals and 19 Ducks teams as part of the Eugene, Ore. athletics shrine dating back to 1992.

Drougas (at Oregon from 1967-71) was a first-team All-American college football selection in 1971. He was the leading blocker for the Ducks' high-powered offense that featured quarterback Dan Fouts and running back Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad). Drougas' blocking helped Moore post six 100-yard rushing games in 1971. Following college, first-round National Football League pick Drougas was chosen to play in the 1972 Senior Bowl and had a five-year NFL career with Baltimore, Denver, Kansas City and Miami.

Golf scramble to raise funds for youth hockey

Entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 17 for the Sun Valley Youth Hockey benefit golf scramble and dinner set for a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start Friday, Sept. 24 at Elkhorn Golf Club.

The four-person 18-hole scramble is limited to the first 88 golfers registered and paid. Check in Sept. 24 at 12:30 p.m. There will be hole-in-one, long drive competitions and more.

After the tournament, cocktails and appetizers occur from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Elkhorn Supper Club followed by the 6:30 p.m. dinner and silent auction.

Team entry is $600 if signed up by Sept. 17. Entry fees are $40 for the dinner and auction only, and $165 per person for golf, cart, dinner, auction and prizes. All proceeds benefit Sun Valley Youth Hockey.

Raffle tickets for $10 each or six for $50 are being sold for a Sun Valley 2010-11 adult season ski pass. Contact Sarah Benson 720-3086 or  HYPERLINK or tournament director Chris Benson at 720-0172.

Concrete Rodeo winners in Utah

Two Wood River Valley skateboarders, Jedson Waters and Ben Parker, won their age class championships Saturday, Sept. 11 in the Concrete Rodeo Grand Nationals at South Jordan, Utah. Waters, 8, of Hailey, is a Hailey Elementary School third grader. Parker, 15, of Hailey, is a Wood River High School ninth-grade student.

Ken Corrock is new Bogus Basin ski coach

Ketchum's Ken Corrock, a longtime Sun Valley ski racer and ski coach, has been named head coach of the Alpine Race Team of the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation in Boise.

The announcement of Corrock's hiring was made Sept. 8 by Steve Smart of the BBSEF. Corrock, a six-year U.S. Ski Team racer, has coached in Sun Valley, Soldier Mountain, Snowbird (Utah) and in Europe. He said he's excited to build upon the solid progress BBSEF athletes have made in alpine ski racing over the past several years.

Corrock said he plans to return to Fairfield's Soldier Mountain next winter to continue organizing the Sammis Camas Cup and Intermountain Cup downhills held there.

Roadrunner 5k Family Fun Run/Walk set for Sept. 18

Help raise money for The Senior Connection's "Meals on Wheels" by participating in the first Roadrunner 5-kilometer Family Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 18 starting at 11 a.m. from The Senior Center in Hailey. The run begins and ends at the center. Registration forms are available there or at Mountain West Bank. Cost is $20 individual, $50 family. Put a team of four together for the $50 rate and join up for the "Best of the Valley" team competition.

Idaho State Time Trial cyclist winners

Wood River Valley cyclists had outstanding results during the 2010 Idaho State Time Trials Aug. 22 at Mountain Home. Age class winners were: 40k (24.8 miles), Walter Gilbert and Nate Galpin; 20k (12.4 miles), Sara Youmans, Kim Kawaguchi, Tom Campion, John Swyers and Charley French; and 10k (6.2 miles), Patty Puz.


Girls on the Run begins Monday, Sept. 20

The fall season of Girls on the Run begins Monday, Sept. 20. Besides the twice-weekly after-school program for elementary school girls, Girls on the Run has added a middle school program for grades 6-8. The season runs from Sept. 20-Nov. 20, finishing with a girls' special 5-kilometer run. Registration forms came home with the girls from school last week. Visit for more details.

Soccer coaching clinic in Boise

The Idaho Youth Soccer Association has been given the opportunity by U.S. Soccer to host a C-License clinic Nov. 4-7 and Nov. 11-14 in Boise. Application deadline is Oct. 14. Visit or call 208-336-5256.

Baseball/softball group sets benefit, recycle cellphones

The Wood River Baseball and Softball Association is trying to raise money and help the environment at the same time.

Hailey's Wicked Spud will host the Saturday, Sept. 18 fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. with music by Kim Stocking's voice students and The Kim Stocking Band. There will be raffle items, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing, plus food and spirits.

Meantime, the association wants people to bring in old cell phones to be recycled through Friday, Sept. 17. Drop-off points are Rocky Mountain Hardware in Hailey or Holli Jewelers in The Colonnade Building, Ketchum. Or you can bring them to Saturday's benefit.

Grand Teton clarification

Hailey physician Cortney Vandenburgh, 33, won her age group in the trail marathon of the Sept. 4 Grand Teton 100-mile ultramarathon Saturday, Sept. 4 with a time of 5:14. The race took place in the Teton Mountains near Driggs.

Idaho Open golfers

Sun Valley's Dominick Conti 78-78 for 14-over-par 156 finished two rounds but didn't make the cut of the $30,000 Idaho Open 54-hole golf tournament staged Sept. 8-10 at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle. A total 83 professionals and amateurs began play. Wil Collins of Albuquerque, N.M., the 2004 Idaho Open champion, won the $5,100 first prize at 72-62-65 for 14-under-par 199.

Local teaching pro Tommy Sanderson (72-72 for 2-over-par 144) was sixth in the 36-hole Senior Division won by Jeff Thomsen of Boise (71-65 for 6-under-par 136, $1,400).

Fall youth baseball program

Former Wood River High School baseball coach Lars Hovey and Sawtooth Baseball are staging a Fall Improvement Program for youth ages 10-12. Position-specific practices are Sundays, Oct. 3 and 10, followed by team practices the week of Oct. 18. A jamboree is planned in Meridian Oct. 23 and a fall tournament at St. George, Utah Oct. 29-30. Visit to sign up.

Get ready for Baldy Hill Climb

Fitness enthusiasts and people who just like being outdoors are hoping for continued beautiful autumn-like weather for two of fall's most popular events—the Baldy Hill Climb and Rim-to-Rim run/walk.

Rim-to-Rim benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley is the first up on the schedule, a grueling 7.5 miles in the Snake River Canyon of Twin Falls Saturday, Sept. 18.

Walkers start at 9 a.m. and runners at 10 a.m. from Bass Lake at Blue Lakes Country Club in the canyon. The course climbs and crosses the Perrine Bridge, then descends to the Canyon Springs Rd. before crossing the city water pipeline bridge and returning to Bass Lake for lunch.

Visit for details or sign up at All participants receive a t-shirt. For the second year, the event includes a Half Rim-to-Rim of about 3.8 miles, for older and younger participants.

The 32nd Baldy Hill Climb includes hiking, mountain biking and children's races Saturday, Sept. 25, most starting from the base of Warm Springs ski run. Organized by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, the event is part of the Sun Valley Harvest Festival.

Starting at 10 a.m. (hiking class) and 11 a.m. (racing class), the 1.86-mile, 3,140-vertical foot ascent begins from the 5,880-foot Warm Springs base to Baldy's 9,020-foot summit. There are $100 cash prizes for course records in BHC events.

The challenging "Cheeso Baldy Double" named for the late SVSEF coach Craig Kjesbo features an 8:30 a.m. mountain bike race from St. Luke's Hospital up Cold Springs Perimeter Trail to Warm Springs, followed by a climb to the top.

A free Kinderclimb for kids ages 11-and-younger begins at 9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs.

Pre-registration ($25) until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 is at the SVSEF office in Warm Springs, or The Elephant's Perch and Backwoods Mountain Sports in Ketchum, or Sturtevants in Ketchum/Hailey.

Race day fee is $35, although there is no race-day sign-up for the Baldy Double. All participants receive a t-shirt, summit aid station, download lift service (no bikes) and the 12:30 p.m. awards at Apple's Bar & Grill, Warm Springs, Ketchum.

Sign up at or call Sandra 726-4129 ext. 101.

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