Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sports summary

Carey holds benefit for families in accident

Carey High School will hold a benefit dinner, raffle and auction Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the school on behalf of the three families involved in the Oct. 26 accident that claimed the life of Carey sophomore student Austin Hennefer, 15.

Recovering from injuries suffered in the accident are Carey School teacher Jeff Mecham, 41, and Carey sophomore Jennifer Mares, 15.

Monday's dinner begins at 6 p.m., tickets $5 per person or $20 family. The raffle and auction start at 7 p.m. You don't have to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $3 each or four for $10. To buy tickets, visit the school or contact Peggy Hill at Carey School, 578-5040.

More and more raffle and auction items are being contributed each day. Check the school's Web site under for updates.

Raffle items include:

A 60-minute full body massage, a farm-raised turkey, two Boise State marching band uniforms, horseshoeing service, beef cut and packaged, $100 in cash, a storage shed built by Carey Construction Academy students, a diamond ring valued at $2,500, a one-week stay in Las Vegas, a sheep donated by Darla and Lawrence Kimball, a Montana knife, gift certificates from restaurants, and a half cord of wood.

Auction items include Boise State football tickets for the Dec. 4 home finale, a motorcycle, roping lessons, electrical labor, bales of hay, an excavator for four hours, a solid bronze bell, a shotgun, and a one-week vacation at Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.

Sun Valley Solar Sox 4-2 in Arizona World Series

Sun Valley Solar Sox senior baseball players had a great run with a 4-2 record in the 35-plus Wood Bat Central Division during the MSBL World Series Oct. 24-28 in Arizona. Sun Valley won its games by scores of 10-1, 4-3, 8-7 and 12-4 and lost in the playoffs by a 5-1 score to eventual champion Las Vegas Bears—despite having three players thrown out at the plate. Solar Sox player/manager Curtis Bacca said, "It was a complete team effort, but we did well primarily because of pitching, great defense, timely hitting and aggressive small ball on the basepaths."

Highlights included two complete-game victories and one save tossed by righthander Jimmy Jorgensen (19 innings pitched). In one of his complete-game wins, Jorgensen had the bases loaded with no outs in the ninth inning and escaped the jam. Anthony Anderson (1-1, 14 innings) and Brian Nelson (1-0) also pitched well.

Legion coach among WRBSA spots available

The Wood River Baseball Softball Association (WRBSA) has two board positions available plus two non-board positions. Both volunteer spots, the board positions are treasurer and American Legion baseball director. The non-board positions are volunteer Web coordinator and American Legion head coach, a paid position.

Interested persons should contact Buffy Brunker at and she can email position descriptions. The positions start Jan. 1. 2011, except for the summer coaching job.

Youth baseball at St. George

Young ballplayers in the Sawtooth Baseball fall program have won their first-ever game in the St. George (Utah) Rocky Mountain Baseball Tournament. Coached by Lars Hovey, the Hailey-based squad defeated South County Lynx 11-2 during the Oct. 29-30 tournament. Players were Keaton Wall, Jens Blackman, Andrew Nelson, Christian Hovey, Cole Rozyla, Hunter Stewart, Burrell Jones, Hunter Diehl, Zach Nelson, Kyle Nelson and Elliott Portillo.

Gem State soccer champions

Coach Werner Morawitz's Sawtooth United U-10 boys' soccer team went undefeated in four matches and won its division at the Gem State Challenge tournament Oct. 23-24 in Boise. Showing tremendous team play, the U-10s outscored opponents 28-5 including the 8-1 championship game victory over Grizzlies of Boise.

Outstanding in goal were Mario Macias and Teagan McAvoy supported by the back line of Colton Cherry, Fletcher Stumph and Gustavo Perez. Other players on the championship team were William Everitt, Wil Hebert, Lucas Beste, Peter Morawitz and Dyllan Murray.

Sawtooth United had seven other teams in the two-day tournament including the U-13 boys, who went 0-1-2 behind the scoring of Jack Dwyer, Danny Graves and Keegan Whitelaw and the goalkeeping of Carter Ros.

Other SUFC teams and records at Boise were: U-11 White boys 2-1-0; U-11 Navy boys 1-2-0; U-12 boys 1-2-0; U-11 girls 1-1-1; U-13 girls 1-0-2; and U-12 girls 1-2-0.

Buy holiday wreaths, help Sun Valley Youth Hockey

Don't wait much longer if you're planning to order holiday wreaths and decorations through your favorite junior hockey player. The deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 16 to submit orders through the Sun Valley Youth Hockey Association's holiday outdoor decorations fundraiser.

In other youth hockey news, Cam Jenner has earned the $500 Mark Hutchison Scholarship Award given in memory of the local hockey player who embodied the spirit and enjoyment of the game. The grant will go toward Jenner's registration fee.

SV Storm girls' basketball program is organizing

An informational meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at Hailey's Wood River Middle School for girls in grades 5-8 who are interested in the Sun Valley Storm 2010-11 girls-only competitive program. Registration will be accepted at Thursday's meeting. The Storm program is suited for players of all levels and abilities, ranging from beginners to advanced. Contact Raeghen Peavey at 309-2405.

Cage Fighting in Twin Falls

Martial arts students from Lee Anderson's USA Grappling Academy based in Hailey competed Oct. 29 in a cage fighting event at the Radio Rondevoo Event Center in Twin Falls.

Winning by Guillotine choke was Wood River High School junior Jeremiah Linderman in a submission wrestling match. Mandi Palin who commutes from Fairfield to train in Hailey won her Jiu-jitsu match by collar choke. Calub Smith, 9, captured his Jiu-jitsu match by arm bar. Wood River School student Amelia "Pigtail Fury" Anderson improved her record to 2-0 winning her pancration style match by chokehold.

Greg Knoepfl, Rita Dunford and Destiny Meeks all had great showings at the action-packed event. USA Grappling (720-3919) is located at 1120 Broadford Rd. in Hailey.

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