Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sports summary

Kodi Green wins Northwest regional free throw contest

Carey school fourth-grader Kodi Green, 9, is the new Northwest Region 1 girls' 8-9 year-old free throw champion in the Elks Hoop Shoot contest. And she'll be going to national competition at Springfield, Mass. April 28-May 1.

Her proud mother Tracy Green said, "It is a pretty much an expense-paid trip for Kodi, Kyle and I. She will be shooting against 11 other regions. In Portland she shot 5-for-10 in the first round which had her in a tie for third. Two girls made 6- of-10. In the next round of 15 she made 11-for-15. At one point she made six straight. So Kodi made 16-of-25 total and the second-place girl made 13-of-25."

Gooding Elks Lodge sponsors Kodi. Of six shooters coming out of regionals going to nationals, three are from Idaho.

Davey in dual moguls adds to freestyle booty

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Freestyle Mogul Team traveled to Park City last weekend to compete in their final Intermountain Division event before Nationals.

Community School senior Zana Davey was crowned 2011 IMD women's dual moguls champion. Last winter she was the division's champion in single moguls so she's no stranger to the top of the podium.

SVSEF Freestyle program director Andy Ware said, "Zana needed a good weekend of competition to qualify for the U.S Freestyle Championships. The divisional championships were her last shot at qualifying and she made it. She has quietly led our team by example year after year and once again she showed her peers how to get it done when it counts."

Teammates joining Davey at the U.S. Freestyle Nationals March 22-28 at Stratton, Vt. are Hannah Haupt and Trevor Norris.

The Sun Valley Freestyle team earned four IMD Division Championships. They were Trevor Hattabaugh (slopestyle), Tai Barrymore (halfpipe), Hannah Haupt (halfpipe) and Davey (dual moguls).

On the men's side Joey Richardson was 1st M2 in single moguls, RJ Bracken was 3rd M2 and 7th in duals. It was almost a SV sweep in the highly competitive M5 class: Alex Lafleur 1st, Jamie Rollerson 2nd, Luke Rizzo 4th and Will Griffith 5th.

Arritola at Nordic Worlds

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Olympic Development cross-country ski racer Morgan Arritola, 24, of Ketchum was the third American, 21st overall, in Saturday's FIS Nordic World Ski Championships women's 30-kilometer freestyle race at Oslo, Norway. Arritola (1.31:09) was 7:12 off of Norway's Theresa Johaug's gold-medal finish. In Arritola's other race at worlds, the 15k pursuit Feb. 26, she placed 43rd overall, the fourth Yank. Another SVSEF ODT racer, Simi Hamilton, placed 51st in the 15k men's classic race at worlds.

Boulder Backwards Classic Tour takes place Saturday

The Elephant's Perch of Ketchum is presenting its annual Boulder Backwards Tour on Saturday, March 12 in a non-competitive classic technique format over two distances. The 30-kilometer tour leaves at 10 a.m. from the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters eight miles north of Ketchum and finishes at Galena Lodge. The 15k tour starts at 11 a.m. from Baker Creek and ends at Galena Lodge. A shuttle van paid for by The Perch will bring all skiers back to your vehicles at Baker Creek and the SNRA. There will be a drink station at Baker Creek. Remember to bring wax and extra fluids. Register in advance at The Perch (726-3497) to help determine lunch count.

Rotarun Spring Celebration March 19

The Rotarun Ski Club is planning a special "Spring Celebration" on Saturday, March 19 at Rotarun Ski Area and its Art Richards Mountain west of Hailey. That evening, from 4-9 p.m., Rotarun will be open free of charge. The lights will be on and the community can enjoy free skiing, sledding by the old rope tow and snowboarding. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs and Celebration Cake. Bring your own vegetable, salad, chili or pasta dish. Also share your Rotarun story going back over its 60 years of service, if you like.

Sarasota 50-kilometer run

Ketchum's Jeff Ealey (5 hours, 2 minutes) placed fourth overall and second in the Men's 40-49 age class at the Manasota Track Club 50-kilometer (31-mile) four-lap run staged March 5 on trails at Oscar Scherer Park in Sarasota, Fla.

B, B+ Hockey results

Results reported from the March 6 senior hockey games at Sun Valley Skating Center:

Rangers 4, Senators 1: Kainoa Lopez, Christl Holzl (2) and Lucy Chubb scored for the Rangers, with assists to Pete Prekeges (2), Chubb, Benjy Walker and Bill Sprong. Gunnar Whitehead tallied the Nats goal, with assists to Josh Green and Gavin McNeil;

Hutch's Bad Dogs 6, Sharks 5: Dave Gittens had the hat trick for Hutch's, helped by single goals off the sticks of Lacie Hernandez, Mark Elsbree and Bryan Speth. Doug Wilson and Kipp Mills recorded assists. Sharks scorers were John Baker (2 goals, 2 assists), Brian Dirksmeier, Dave McCormack and Annie O'Sullivan;

Vipers 6, Islanders 3: Goals by John Cortum (2), Jim Laski, Scott Miller, Tom Trieschman and Dan Gorham put Vipers over the top. For Isles, Eric Wingard (2 goals) and Anthony Naghsh did damage;

Coyotes 2, Flyers 1;

Hawks 3, Blues 1.

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