Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sports summary

Valley Club wraps up summer match play

The Valley Club has wrapped up its Summer Match Play tournament for men and women and announced the champions of season-long play.

Valley Club women crowned two champions.

Sue Woodyard defeated Jeri Wolfson in the finals of the Upper Bracket. The semi-finalists were Suzanne Williams and Happy Hawn. In the women's Lower Bracket, Maria Reeser edged out Bev Jaeger in the finals. The semi-finalists were Jan Wygle and Patti Harris.

Men's overall winner was Jay Cassell over runner-up Neil Bradshaw. Cassell won the Lower Bracket (runner-up John Haskell) and Bradshaw captured the Upper Bracket (runner-up Dave Hennessy).

Semi-finalists were Paul Willis and Mitch August in the Lower Bracket and Peter Palmedo and Steve Kearns in the men's Upper Bracket.

Chapman women's soccer heats up

Wood River High School graduate and Chapman University (Ca.) junior forward Aimee Evans of Hailey scored her first four goals of the 2011 college soccer season last week, helping Chapman (3-3-1) to a three-game winning streak.

Evans, a 5-8 art major, tallied an unassisted goal in each road victory as Chapman won 4-1, 3-0 and 3-2 over Whittier College, Gust. Adolphus and Occidental. On Monday, Sept. 19, Chapman dropped a 3-2 home decision to Cal Lutheran although Evans scored her fourth goal in four games.

Last fall, Evans was the Women's Soccer Association of Division 3 Independents Co-Offensive Player of the Year scoring 12 goals and 26 points for Chapman, which has an 18-game regular season in 2011.

IGA Tournament of Champions at Elkhorn this weekend

The Idaho Golf Association holds its Tournament of Champions on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25 at Elkhorn Golf Club. Invited are club champions from around the state.

Practice rounds are Friday and the 36-hole competition is held Saturday and Sunday with 10 a.m. shotgun starts. On Saturday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a social hour with hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar at Elkhorn Clubhouse. The post-golf awards Sunday include awards for Men's and Women's Overall, and Senior Men's and Senior Women's Overall.

In other IGA news, Hailey's Dave Cropper and Linda Cropper competed Sept. 14-16 in the IGA Men's and Women's Senior Amateur Championships at Jug Mountain Ranch in McCall. Dave Cropper finished 16th gross (18th net) in the Championship Flight over 54 holes with scores of 80-78, 84-82, 84-82 for 248-242. Linda Cropper won the Women's 3rd Flight gross championship and was second in net totals with scores of 98-70, 99-71, 101-73 for 298-214.

Hole-in-one at Sun Valley

Michael Haxby carded a hole-in-one on the Sun Valley Golf Course Trail Creek Course's No. 4 hole, using a 4-iron from 127 yards, on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Witness was Mariner Eccles.

5B Garage mountain biking

Top three results from Saturday's 5B Garage short track mountain bike race over Trail Creek were: 1—Chris Pilaro. 2—Zac Crist. 3—Reggie Crist. Hailey's Powerhouse was a co-sponsor with 5B Garage.

Middle school cross country

Wood River Middle School cross country runners have done well in two recent meets. The Wolverine girls won the team titles at both the Sun Valley Classic Sept. 9 at Sagewillow Farms in Elkhorn and the Magic Mountain meet Sept. 15 south of Twin Falls.

Girls' placings at Sun Valley: 6—Annika Landis. 7—Autumn Fluetsch. 11—Amanda Passey. 12—Amy Cantrell. At Magic Mountain: 2—Annika Landis. 3—Autumn Fluetsch. 6—Amy Cantrell. 17—Amanda Passey. Boys' at Sun Valley: 4—Nelson Cantrell. 34—Landon Schley. 66—Carlos Hurtado. Boys' at Magic Mountain: 7—Nelson Cantrell. 29—Landon Schley. 49—Carlos Hurtado. 78—Austin Shetler.

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