Tim Hoopes is Statesman 1A "Player of the Year"
Carey High School senior Tim Hoopes has been named 1A "Player of the Year" in the Idaho Statesman's 35th annual All-Idaho High School Football Team announced Dec. 12. Hoopes led the Panthers to the State 1A Division 2 eight-man championship with four touchdowns in a 62-36 victory over Garden Valley Nov. 20 at Eagle.
Hoopes and fellow Carey seniors Caleb Cenarrusa, Shane Bingham and Blair Peck were all chosen for the 1A All-Idaho First Team. Carey's season scoring leader Hoopes made it as running back (106 carries for 1,100 yards, 20 receptions for 372 yards) and linebacker (83 tackles). Peck was chosen on the offensive line and defensive line (85 tackles). Bingham made it as wide receiver/tight end (24 catches, 422 yards) and defensive back (52 tackles, 3 interceptions).
Cenarrusa was selected as quarterback (70-of-132 passes for 1,273 yards, 84 rushes for 372 yards). Cenarrusa also made the grade as a second team defensive back.
Potter, Mleczko talk hockey in the valley
Olympians Jenny Potter and A.J. Mleczko, two stars in the rise of U.S. women's ice hockey, are visiting Ketchum and Sun Valley today, Wednesday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 17 to increase awareness of hockey and encourage participation in the sport.
Four-time Olympian Potter, 31, from Edina, Minn. and two-time Olympian and Patty Kazmaier Award winner Mleczko, 35, will raise money for Sun Valley Youth Hockey and visit Blaine County schools.
Potter and Mleczko are due to appear as guest bartenders at Cornerstone Restaurant in Ketchum today, Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Sun Valley Suns men's players will join them, with proceeds earmarked for Sun Valley Youth Hockey.
Today and Thursday, Potter and Mleczko will host an "Olympian Workout" at Zenergy in Ketchum. Those attending will pay a fee, proceeds to youth hockey. Space is limited, so sign up at Zenergy, 726-6052.
Both Potter and Mleczko will talk about their Olympic journeys during a reception at Elkhorn Restaurant (across from the post office) Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. They will visit with youth hockey players and also tour local schools to encourage youth athletics and ice hockey.
Joining them for the visit will be Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey.
Youth basketball sign-ups
It doesn't start until January, but registration will be held this week for the Blaine County Recreation District's 2011 Youth Basketball League season designed for boys and girls in kindergarten through seventh grade.
The BCRD registration nights are: Today, Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Community Campus in Hailey; and Thursday, Dec. 16 from 6-7 p.m. at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum. Boys and girls of all abilities are welcome to join. Season costs vary from $55 per person to $65. Coaches and team sponsors are needed. Call Brad Musbach at 578-5458.
Nordic results from Switzerland and Canada
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Olympic Development Team cross-country ski racer Simi Hamilton had his best-ever World Cup result with a 16th place, the second American, in Sunday's FIS World Cup men's sprint at Davos, Switzerland. U.S. Nordic Team head coach Chris Grover said, "Simi was a big story today for us. In only his fifth World Cup race, he finished fourth in the quarterfinal and that was fantastic for him."
In Saturday's men's 15k classic at Davos, Noah Hoffman was 69th and Morgan Arritola 57th in the women's 10k classic.
Ketchum's Mike Sinnott of the SVSEF ODT placed sixth in the Open Men's 15-kilometer freestyle race of the Dec. 12 Nor-Am event at Sovereign Lake, B.C., Canada. Sinnott, 25, was clocked in 42:37, 58 seconds behind 32-year-old race winner Lars Flora in the 85-racer field. Sinnott had been fourth in Saturday's classic sprint. Also in Sunday's skate race, Colin Rodgers, 29, was 23rd in 44:22. In the women's 10k free interval start race, Nicole DeYong, 28, was 13th of 64 racers in 33:31, 2:47 behind the winning time, and 18-year-old Annie Pokorny finished 20th in 34:40.
Captains' meeting Monday for Men's Basketball League
The Blaine County Recreation District is coordinating the local adult men's basketball league for 2011. A mandatory captains' meeting is set Monday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at The Community Campus in Hailey.
The league format has been modified to include "A" and "B" division teams. The season begins in January and ends in March. Games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings in the BCRD gymnasium at The Community Campus. Team fees are $750 for the season. The BCRD is collecting the names of individual players to assist with team placement. Contact Brad Musbach at 578-5458.
B, B+ Hockey results
Results reported from Sunday's senior hockey games at Sun Valley Skating Center:
Blues 2, Flyers 1: Jano Wiedemann scored a pair of Blues goals with assists by Jody Zarkos and Lisa Wood. Mike Hanson tallied the Flyers goal, from Eric Kafka;
Coyotes 5, Hawks 1: Among the Coyotes goal scorers were Lia Johnson, Janet Salvoni, Suzanne Connor and Tristan Ellison Gralenski, with Dean Dalzell picking up the three-assist playmaker. For the Hawks, Gabrielle Valasquez scored assisted by Ned Burns;
Sharks 7, Vipers 1: It was a big night for the Sharks, with goals by Gary Norbom (2), Alex Baron (2), Annie O'Sullivan (2) and John Baker. Assists went to Jeremy Fryberger(4), Baker (3), Baird Gourlay, Baron, Curt Martin, O'Sullivan and Jini Griffith. Chris Roberts scored for the Vipers, with the assist going to Tim Jeneson;
Hutch's Bad Dogs 6, Senators 4: Kenny Pratt and Doug Wilson pumped home two goals apiece for the Bad Dogs, with singles by Mark Elsbree and Les Dilley. Baba Street (2) and Bryan Speth received assists. Scoring for the Nats were Gunnar Whitehead (2), Dan Gralenski and John Ellison;
Rangers 4, Isles 2: Lucy Chubb (2), Pete Prekeges and Rod Watson lit the light for the Rangers, while Todd Avison and Anthony Naghsh were Isles goal scorers.
Coming up Sunday, Dec. 19: 4 p.m. Hawks vs. Flyers, 5:15 p.m. Blues vs. Coyotes, 6:30 p.m. Rangers vs. Vipers, 7:45 p.m. Isles vs. Bad Dogs and 9 p.m. Senators vs. Sharks.
Youth hockey update
Here is an update of last weekend's Sun Valley Youth Hockey out-of-town tournament action:
The Sun Valley Peewees (ages 11-12) coached by Phil Hebert and Reamy Goodwin won two of their four games last weekend in a round-robin tournament at Salmon against teams from Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Scoring goals for Sun Valley were Jett Erickson (3), Brock Mary (3), Alec Broman, Ziggy Slanetz, Henry Raff, Oskar Wilander, Nick Swift and Cade Street. Goalies Henry Everitt and James Everitt pitched two shutouts and amassed a total 85 saves.
Other Peewees were Joseph Anderson, Matthew Fisher, Colby Whitehead, Darius Pete, George Prekeges, Matthew Galgano and Nick Smith. Next scheduled tournament is Jan. 21-23 at Idaho Falls.
Sun Valley Squirts (ages 9-10) took two teams to a tournament in Idaho Falls over the weekend. Coaches were John Miller and Dale Johnson. Here are some scores:
The Sun Valley #1 team (2-2-0) won twice 6-0 over Chubbuck, lost 6-4 to Idaho Falls Red and fell 7-2 to Idaho Falls Blue. The Sun Valley #2s (3-1-0) prevailed 6-0 over Chubbuck, lost to Idaho Falls Red 4-3, won 4-0 over Jackson Hole (Wyo.) and beat Logan, Utah by a score of 4-1.
Players were Sam Ballard, Abigail Benson, Morgan Benson, Jake Blackburn, Ike Buxton, Sam Fenn, Ry Goodwin, Taylor Hebert, Scout Hutchinson, Evi Johnson, Kasey Johnson, Sam Laski, Connor Manning, Teagan McAvoy, Kinley Miller, Tiernan Naghsh, Andrew Nelson, Barrett Ott, Sydney Roberts, Denali Stevens, Jack Stevens and Charlie Stumph.