Bailey medals at Tiger-Grizz wrestling
Many of Idaho's best prep wrestlers competed last weekend in the 31st annual Tiger-Grizz Invitational two-day tournament at Skyline High School in Idaho Falls. Wood River High took nine wrestlers.
Freshman Cooper Bailey (112) along with senior Kasey Barker (189) and sophomore Jared Anderson (119) battled their way into the second day of the 32-wrestler bracket tourney. And Bailey ended up in eighth place, carrying home a Tiger-Grizz medal.
Bailey won four matches to earn his medal. Columbia High School, the two-time defending State 4A team king, won the 32-team, four-state meet with 241.5 points over Blackfoot (178) and Layton, Utah (157).
Outstanding wrestlers were Centennial's 125-pound winner Hayden Tuma in the 103-140 weight classifications and Meridian's 215-pound champion Tanner Hall in 145-285. Only one south-central Idaho wrestler earned a title—Todd Anderson of Twin Falls in the 145-pound class.
Wood River coach Shawn Huntington said, "The great thing about the tournament is that anyone who didn't qualify for the second day was put into a 'second chance tournament' Saturday. Our wrestlers in the 'second chance' did a great job—all six in the top six."
They were Tim Boyle (4th-125), Kyle Clark (6th-135), Tommy Bailey (2nd-140), Gus Conrad (3rd-145), JR Hill (6th-171) and Auden Ruhter (215).
Sinnott is second on Nordic SuperTour
Currently ranked second in the 2010-11 Nordic SuperTour standings, Ketchum cross-country ski racer Mike Sinnott had a terrific race on his 26th birthday Sunday, Jan. 23 at Minneapolis, Minn. He finished fifth overall of 160 skiers with a 39:16 time in the Mayor's Challenge 15-kilometer men's race—just one second off the podium and 10 seconds behind race winner Garrott Kuzzy. Sinnott was sixth of 197 finishers in Saturday's 10k freestyle race with a 24:26 time, 1:21 back.
Two skiers in Topolino Shootout at Sugar Bowl
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation J3 (ages 13-14) alpine ski racers Jordan Fitzgerald and Will Harder competed Jan. 22-23 at the Topolino Shootout at Sugar Bowl, Ca. Harder's placings out of 15 competitors in Saturday's slalom heats were 3-5-3. He was seventh of 15 in a giant slalom run Sunday on Montgomery Run. Fitzgerald was 14th and 15th in Saturday's slalom heats.
Soldier Hollow Nordic races
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation cross-country skiers and alumni raced classic and freestyle during the University of Utah Invitational this past weekend. SVSEF Olympic Development Team racers were Nicole DeYong (4th twice), Matt Gelso (3rd-4th) and Colin Rodgers (14th- 13th). Cross-country collegiate skiers from Sun Valley included Alexa Turzian (5th-3rd), Reid Pletcher (5th-8th), Mali Noyes (26th) and Makayla Cappel (24th-18th).
Senior Hockey update
In Senior Hockey League action Jan. 18, league-leading Grumpy's/SV Auto Club eked out a 4-3 overtime victory over Yoga College. Grumpy's had to overcome a 3-0 deficit to pull out the win. Yoga goals by Peter Whitehead, Mark Belanger and Blake Jenson built the 3-0 lead. Grumpy's rallied with third-period goals by Rod Watson, Frank Salvoni and John McGuone for the 3-3 regulation tie. Just 37 seconds into OT, McGuone tallied another game winner on passes from Salvoni and Charles Friedman.
Last Thursday, Chris Salvatierra tallied the three-goal hat trick with singles by John Kearney Jr. and Rob Prew in SV.com's 5-3 victory over Morgan's Fine Finishes. Dave Hennessy had the Morgan's hat trick.
Standings through recent games are Grumpy's 7-1, SV.com 4-4, Morgan's Fine Finishes 2-6 and Yoga 3-5.
WR Volleyball Club sign-ups
Wood River Volleyball Club registration for girls in grades 7-8 is Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Wood River Middle School gym, Hailey. Season registration fees are $100. Come dressed to play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Questions, call Kristi Vandenberg 720-0473, Kristyn Rutland 721-2437 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B, B+ Hockey results
Results reported from Sunday's senior hockey games at Sun Valley Skating Center:
Rangers 5, Hutch's Bad Dogs 3: Pete Prekeges (4 goals) and Rod Watson led the Rangers, assists to Bill Sprong (2) and Scott Seaward. Chris Peterson, Kenny Pratt and Doug Wilson were Bad Dogs scorers;
Islanders 4, Sharks 2: Scoring Isles singles were Steve McCoy, Tony Mallane, Rob Prew and Eric Wingard;
Senators 1, Vipers 0: Merri Whitehead tallied the winner, assisted by John Ellison;
Blues 6, Flyers 1;
Coyotes 6, Hawks 3.
In results from Jan. 16 games, it was Sharks 3-1 over Vipers (2 goals Alex Baron), Rangers and Islanders tied 5-5, Flyers 2-1 over Hawks, Coyotes 2-1 over Blues and Hutch's Bad Dogs 3-2 over Senators (Bad Dogs goals by Kipp Mills, Kenny Pratt and Doug Wilson).
Women's hockey at Jackson
Three Sun Valley women's ice hockey teams are headed to Snow King Ice Arena at Jackson Hole, Wyo. Jan. 28-30 for the three-day, 14-team Debra Doom tournament.
The Sun Valley Sunsets have games in the top-tier Wave Division Friday at 10:10 p.m. against Utah Thunder, plus Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. against Aspen Mother Puckers and Jackson Teton Passers.
In the River Division, Ketchum Five Star Kitchen Design plays Saturday at 6:30 a.m. and 6:10 p.m., plus Sunday at 7 a.m. In Moon Division, Sun Valley Twisters take the ice Friday at 6:55 p.m., plus Saturday at 2:40 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.