Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sports summary

Hailey's 4th of July Criterium is after the parade

Sun Valley Road & Dirt and Blaine County Recreation District are sponsoring the Hailey 4th of July Criterium bike races after Monday's Mile Long Parade in downtown Hailey.

Competitors will start riding the exciting four-corner course shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, July 4. The Shimano 9-and-under kids will start it off with one lap about 1 p.m., followed by the Pro Men 1-2, Men 3 and Master Men "Elite Pool" at 1:20 p.m. for a 60-minute race.

The eight-lap Shimano Youth Race for ages 10-12 goes at 2:30 p.m., followed by Women 1-2-3 for 40 minutes, the Cruiser Criterium (costumes encouraed) for all age levels at 3:30 p.m. and the Development Pool (Men 4-5, Masters B and Juniors) at 3:45 p.m.

Entry fee is $35 per person including the $3 USA Cycling license. Kids 12-and-under are free. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Monday in front of WiseGuy Pizza and KB's in Hailey. There will be prizes for cash preems and medals for kids.

Hole in one at Elkhorn

Elkhorn Golf Club member Phyllis Blackburn made a hole-in-one Sunday, June 26 at Elkhorn's No. 3 hole, using a 6-iron.

Dolphin swimmers show promise

After just two weeks of practice, the Wood River Dolphins Swim Team had a great first showing at the season opener in Rupert June 17-18.

Roughly 30 swimmers made it to the meet. Their coaches are former college swimmer Cameron Randolph and professional triathlete and Chelsey Stanger, a rising collegiate swimmer at University of Idaho. They were impressed with the kids' performances.

"The kids really rise to the occasion at the meets. The extra speed helps their strokes come together. It's fun for the coaches to see the improvement from meet to meet," says Randolph.

The Sagebrush Swim League Championships will be held at the Blaine County Recreation District's Aquatic Center in Hailey Saturday, July 30 and will conclude the league's six-meet season.

It is not too late to sign up for the Dolphins. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted. More information is available at, by calling the Aquatic Center at 788-2144 or you can register your child at the Aquatic Center in Hailey.

Free tennis camp for kids at Harker Center

Kids ages 6-13 are invited to a free tennis camp June 30-July 1 at The Harker Center courts in Elkhorn. Reservations are required. Children ages 6-8 are invited Thursday, June 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. while kids ages 9-13 can come Friday, July 1, also from 1-2:30 p.m. For details contact Eileen Reiss at 622-9281.

Sign up for Junior Chuck Gates golf tournament

There is still time to register for the seventh annual Junior Chuck Gates golf tournament, set for Friday, July 8 at Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum. Start time is 1 p.m. with awards and a barbecue at 4 p.m. There will be 3-hole, 6-hole and 9-hole divisions, and it is open to all juniors ages 10-16. The $20 entry fee includes the food. Contact John Kearney at Ketchum's Atkinson Park, 726-7820, or email him at

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