Friday, October 29, 2010

Sports summary

Sign up this week for Senior Hockey

This is the final week to sign up for the Senior B and B+ Hockey Leagues, a recreational league of Sunday evening games from November 2010 through April 2011 at Sun Valley Skating Center.

Final date of registration is Sunday, Oct. 31 by 12 noon at Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey. All players must have USA Hockey registration before playing. Teams will be drawn next week, on Monday. First games are Sunday, Nov. 7.

Fun runs this weekend

Costumed runners will be prominent this weekend in the Ketchum-Sun Valley area where two fun runs will be staged on back-to-back Halloween weekend days. is staging its first Trail Creek 12-kilometer (7.7-mile) trail run Saturday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. near Sun Valley's Trail Creek Cabin. There will be awards and costume prizes. Race day registration is from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday for $25.

As his senior project, Wood River High senior Brandon Wade is hosting a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) running and walking race called "Willie's Run for the Environment" on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Hulen Meadows Park north of Ketchum. All proceeds go to the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund. Registration is from 9-9:45 a.m. and starting time is 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20, $50 for families.

Referee clinic Saturday

All referees for youth and adult ice hockey games must be registered with USA Hockey and "certified" as an official. Crucial to the certification process is attending a USA Hockey Referee Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sun Valley City Hall and Sun Valley Skating Center. There is no fee for attending. There will be classroom and on-ice time, plus recess for lunch. Contact Bobby Noyes at 720-1257 or e-mail

Youth bowling league begins

The 2010 Wood River USBC Youth Bowling League is starting up at Mountain Sun Lanes, Bellevue. The league starts Saturday, Oct. 30 at noon and runs for eight weeks at $80 per person. Plans call for 7-to-11- and 12-to-17-year-old divisions. Organizers are offering a $250 scholarship at the end of the session.

Hockey coaching clinics in November

Coaching clinics sponsored by USA Hockey have been scheduled for Ketchum City Hall on three dates in November, depending on coaching levels. You can register online at or email Nicole Perkins at

All clinics last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Level 1 clinic is Saturday, Nov. 6. It is mandatory for coaching and assistant coaching players ages 5-8. The Level 2 clinic is Saturday, Nov. 13 for coaching ages 9-11. And the Level 3 clinic is Sunday, Nov. 14 for coaching ages 12-18.

Taekwondo in Boise

Sun Valley Taekwondo and its sister school, Stanley Taekwondo, entered 10 competitors in a Taekwondo martial arts meet last weekend in Boise.

In girls' blue belt/lightweight, Daisy Martinez took a bronze in forms and sparring. In boys' blue belt/lightweight, Benito Martinez won bronze in forms and gold in sparring. In boys' blue belt/heavyweight, Bryan Martinez captured gold in forms and silver in sparring.

In boys' red belt/lightweight, Curtis Larsen took silver in forms and sparring. In girls' red belt/lightweight, Nicole Shardlow earned gold in forms and sparring, and Mackenzie Shardlow bronze in forms and silver in sparring.

Tyson Van Dyck, took the gold in forms and a silver in sparring in boys' red belt/middleweight. In girls red belt/heavyweight, Samantha Forsgren took a bronze medal in forms and a gold in sparring. Ben Forsgren captured bronze in men's green belt division. Aaron Forsgren took silver in forms and sparring in green belt/heavyweight boys.

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