Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sports summary

Golf scramble makes youth hockey a winner

The weather couldn't have been better for Friday's Sun Valley Youth Hockey benefit golf scramble and dinner at Elkhorn Golf Club.

Winning the four-person 18-hole scramble with a score of 62 were Jack Dies, Chris Edwards, Jamie Everitt and Baird Gourlay. In second at 63 were Cub Burke, Tim Jeneson, Steve Morcone and Peter Whitehead.

Also shooting 63 but losing in a tiebreaker were Wendy Speth, Dave Stone, Tuck Hall and Frank Salvoni.

Longest drive winners were Dave Hennessy and Wendy Speth. Taking the closest-to-the-pin prizes were Doug D'Andrea and Teri Szombathy.

Russell Lepley won the ski pass.

Two more goals for Chapman's Aimee Evans

Chapman University (Ca.) sophomore forward Aimee Evans of Hailey scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of Saturday's home game that turned into a 4-0 Chapman women's soccer shutout over Whittier College (3-3-1) at Orange, Ca. On a very hot Saturday afternoon she scored off a direct kick from the left wing and a breakaway from the right. Evans (5 goals) leads the Panthers (5-3-0) in scoring so far this season. The 2009 Wood River High School grad has had a pair of two-goals games in the first eight games. Evans (75 goals) is the fourth-leading goal scorer in Wood River history.

St. Luke's Women's Celebration 5k run

Wood River Valley women made a good showing at Saturday's 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) St. Luke's footrace in Boise. Winning her age group was Barbie Crandlemire, 68, of Sun Valley in 31:44. Placing second in her class was Anne Jeffery, 61, of Bellevue in 25:32. Cyndy Garvin, 57, of Bellevue was third in her class in 24:52. And Ketchum's Pamela Pierce, 45, was 11th in her age category.

Youth hockey group plans concussion impact testing

Sun Valley Youth Hockey has two Impact concussion test sessions this week that are mandatory for those participating in this winter's youth hockey program who haven't already been tested in fall sports. One session administered by Jesse Foster at St. Luke's was Tuesday. Another session is today, Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 3:40 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sign up with SVYH registrar Jen Embree at 720-3644.

BCRD dryland training

Join a moderately challenging pre-ski season workout sponsored by the Blaine County Recreation District. Experienced instructor EJ Harpham helps with techniques, muscles, and knowledge specific to the Nordic skier. Classes are Mondays at noon through October at The Community Campus south fields, Hailey. Visit

Trail Creek 12k Oct. 30 has announced the first Trail Creek 12-kilometer Trail Run Saturday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Starting and finishing near Sun Valley's Trail Creek Cabin, the 7.7-mile course will take runners around Proctor Loop, Aspen Loop, and the bench singletrack. There will be awards and costume prizes.

Race director Brad Mitchell of Hailey (720-3759) will host Tuesday evening group course runs Oct. 5, 12 and 19 at 5:30 pm from the Hemingway Memorial parking area on Trail Creek Rd. Participants should be able to run a seven-mile trail course. Register at

New athletes sought for SVSEF

In its 44th season of providing snow sports programs for valley youth grades 2-12, the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is now accepting applications for new athletes for the 2010-11 winter. Applications are due by Oct. 15. They are available online at or at the SVSEF offices, 215 Picabo St., Warm Springs, Ketchum. More than 450 athletes take part each year. For details call 726-4129 ext. 101.

Mark your calendars for the SVSEF Ski Swap Oct, 21-24 at The Community School barn, Sagewillow Farms, and the annual Game Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room.

Celano is winner of IGA golf

Valley Club senior women's club champion Marilyn Celano did something very unusual Sunday, according to Idaho Golf Association president Jeff Dunn of Jerome Country Club.

Celano, playing in the Senior Women's Champions division, captured the overall women's championship of the two-day, 36-hole IGA Tournament of Champions at Sun Valley Course.

Her score was better than younger women's champs competing last weekend.

Among 30 golfers in the combined Senior Women's and Women's Champions classes, Celano (76-71 for 147) was a six-stroke winner over Alex Sandberg of Boise's Indian Lakes Golf Club (80-73 for 153).

Celano won by a full 11 strokes over Shawna Ianson of Hillcrest Country Club in Boise (80-78 for 158) if you consider the 15 contestants in Senior Women's Champions.

Here are other scores of local women last weekend:

Kitty Willard of Elkhorn (80-82 for 162), Suzanne Williams of The Valley Club (79-75 for 154), Jennie Williams of Bigwood (102-90 for 192) and Britt Palmedo of Sun Valley Resort (81-80 for 161).

Men's overall winner was Justin Merz of Boise's Indian Lakes GC (67-73 for 4-under-par 140) with the only sub-par 36-hole total. Senior Men's winner was Boise State University business professor Lyman Gallup of Plantation CC (72-76 for 148).

Tying for third in the 19-golfer Senior Men's Champions group were Sun Valley Resort's John Manocheo (74-78 for 152) and Allan Howa of Blue Lakes CC (75-77 for 152).

In the Men's Champions division, locals included Shawn Aicher of Sun Valley Resort (77-76 for 153, tied for 9th overall), Latham Williams of The Valley Club (80-78 for 158) and Dillon Witmer of Sun Valley Resort (93-80 for 173).

There were 89 golfers at Sun Valley last week. Next up: A new IGA event, the Team Tournament of Champions Oct. 11 at Plantation GC.

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