Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sports summary

Wood River High School cheerleaders will be on a scavenger hunt for food in Hailey neighborhoods on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7. Check out the fruits of their labors at the Wood River football game against Twin Falls Friday night. Courtesy photo

WRHS cheerleaders off on scavenger hunt Thursday

Wood River High School's cheerleaders are setting off on a scavenger hunt designed to heal the hunger in the Wood River Valley. On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7 they will be scouring the neighborhoods of Hailey and Bellevue to find food for the Hunger Coalition.

To participate, place non-perishable food items outside your front door for the cheerleaders to pick up throughout the day Thursday and Friday.

Most Hailey neighborhoods will be picked up on Thursday, and the Woodside subdivision and Bellevue will be picked up on Friday.

The girls will be traveling around with shopping carts they have decorated for the occasion hunting for food. The food will be displayed at the home football game against Twin Falls Friday, Oct. 7 and then donated to the Hunger Coalition. If you are outside the hunting area and would like to donate, please email  HYPERLINK

Hockey referee clinic Wednesday, Oct. 12

The Atkinson Park Recreation Building in Ketchum is the location for the USA Hockey Referee Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 5:30-10 p.m. The clinic is for Level 1, 2 and 3 local officials, and newcomers are welcome. There is no cost. Also, there won't be an on-ice session this year, just discussion and videos at Wednesday's meeting. To sign up visit the USA Hockey Web site or call Bobby Noyes 720-1257.

Golf ace at Sun Valley

Hunter Storey made a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Sun Valley Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 27, using an 8-iron from 146 yards. Witnesses were Tate Mills, Ryan Stavros and Rich Fabiano.

Middle school runners at Jerome, Twin Falls

On a warm afternoon Wood River Middle School runners enjoyed the Jerome Middle School Invitational meet on a long, flat course Sept. 22. The Wolverine girls won the meet led by Autumn Fluetsch, Amanda Passey, Amy Cantrell, Katherine Lemma and Annika Landis—all finishing in the top 11. Nelson Cantrell placed second to pace the boys' team that included Austin Shetler, Carlos Hurtado, John Carney and Brady Delgadillo. The team also traveled to the O'Leary Middle School meet in Twin Falls Sept. 29. The girls' team finished first again with the same strong crew of top-10 runners. For the boys, Nelson Cantrell placed second again and Landon Schley joined the Wolverine finishers in Twin.

Sign up for SVSEF winter programs

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is accepting applications for new and returning athletes for the 2011-12 winter season. Founded in 1966, the SVSEF offers teams in four different disciplines—alpine, freestyle, cross country and snowboard. For more information, visit, or call Jody at 726-4129 ext. 101.

City of Trees Marathon in Boise

Choose either the 13.1-mile (9 a.m. start) or 26.2-mile (8 a.m.) distance for the City of Trees Marathon event Sunday, Oct. 9 in Boise starting at ParkCenter Park. The events take place on certified courses, and the 26.2-miler is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Visit

Baldy Hill Climb team winners

The winning teams have been announced from Saturday's Baldy Hill Climb and they are both from Sun Valley Co. Race organizer Rick Kapala, Nordic program director of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, said, "It looks like we have a battle shaping up for next year's bragging rights!"

The first-place Sun Valley Co. team of Dave Harrison, Mike Dunham, Julian Tyo and Will Young finished with a total team time of two hours, 50 minutes and five seconds.

They won the Business Team category over the Sun Valley Mountain Department trio of Elvis Fernandez, Whiz McNeal and Marshall McInnis with a time of 2.56:11.

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