Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sports summary

Burley triathlon results

Wood River Valley triathletes competed Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Vikingman Olympic Distance Triathlon (1500-meter swim, 29-mile bike, 6.2-mile run) in the Burley and Heyburn area. Winners were Adam Winspear of Boise (2.18:53) and ninth-place Jennifer Kandolin of Jackson Hole, Wyo. (2.44:32).

Here are local overall results and their class placings: 23—Lance Doby 3.00:37 (4th 45-49). 24—Aaron McCarver 3.02:13 (7th 30-34). 31—Jay Dawg 3.11:03 (6th 45-49). 40—Susan Gundy 3.22:43 (1st 55-59). 55—Deb Mitchell 3.49:53 (3rd 45-49).

Hunter education classes

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is holding hunter education classes on six separate dates in September as hunters prepare for the opening of deer season Oct. 10. The cost is $8 for the series. Location for the evening classes is Clearwater Nursery, 110 Honeysuckle Lane, Bellevue.

Meeting times are 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16; Wednesday, Sept. 21; Friday, Sept. 23; Tuesday, Sept. 27; and Friday, Sept. 30. The field experience is Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Gulch shooting range. Call Lee Garwood at 539-4403 or visit the Web site.

Rim-to-Rim in Twin Falls Saturday

Rim-to-Rim benefiting Habitat for Humanity of the Magic Valley takes place on a challenging 7.5-mile course in the Snake River Canyon of Twin Falls on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Walkers start at 9 a.m. and runners at 10 a.m. from Bass Lake at Blue Lakes Country Club in the canyon. The course climbs and crosses the Perrine Bridge, then descends to the Canyon Springs Rd. before crossing the city water pipeline bridge and returning to Bass Lake for lunch.

Visit for details or sign up at Fee is $45. All participants receive a t-shirt. For the third year, the event includes a Half Rim-to-Rim of 3.8 miles, for older and younger runners.

Roadrunner 5k for Meals on Wheels is Saturday

The Blaine County Senior Connection holds its second annual Roadrunner 5-kilometer run/walk to benefit "Meals on Wheels" on Saturday, Sept. 17 starting at 10 a.m. with registration at the Hailey Senior Citizens Center. The run/walk begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon for all registered participants. The event includes a barbecue lunch plus a raffle for prizes like $500 in groceries from Atkinsons', cash and restaurant meals. For details contact Kimberly Coonis at 720-3897 or 788-3468 ext. 4, or visit

Youth baseball hitting clinic

Lars Hovey of Sawtooth Baseball ( has invited College of Idaho baseball coach Shawn Humberger to Hailey Sunday, Oct. 2 for a youth hitting clinic. The 12-and-under players have their clinic from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 13-and-over from 1:30-4 p.m. Lunch is provided for all during a question-and-answer period with coach Humberger.

Any proceeds ($25 entry fee for youth, $15 for coaches including a hitting mechanics video) benefit the Keefer Field Project go raise money for dugouts and other field improvements at the new Hailey diamond. The first 50 registrants will receive a College of Idaho baseball shirt.

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