Erik Jacobson starts for ISU Bengals football
Former Wood River High School All-State football player Erik Jacobson, 21, of Hailey is holding down the starting left offensive tackle position for the Idaho State University Bengals football team in Pocatello this fall. The son of Keith and Mary Jacobson is a redshirt junior for the Bengals, majoring in biology. He was a three-year varsity grid player for Wood River, graduating in 2008.
The Bengals (2-5, 1-4 conference) dropped a 39-12 Big Sky Conference game to Weber State (3-3, 3-1) in front of 11,297 fans at Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah last Saturday.
ISU head coach Mike Kramer will take the Bengals to Provo, Utah Saturday, Oct. 22 for a 1:05 p.m. game against Brigham Young University (5-2) to be televised on BYU.tv. Last Saturday, BYU piled up 499 yards in total offense beating Oregon State 38-28 at Corvallis, Ore.
HSB Basketball Academy in Hailey on Saturday
Carson Sofro, former Community School and University of Redlands star basketball player, is bringing his HSB (Hard Work/Sacrifice/Believe) player development camp to Hailey's Wood River Middle School gym on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The three-hour basketball camp for grades 3-12 will also be held at the same site and times on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 19.
According to Sofro, it is part of the first year-round basketball academy in the state of Idaho, based at Idaho Athletic Center in Eagle and providing outreach camps in Hailey and Twin Falls. Cost is $99 for three camps, $75 for two camps and $45 for one.
Call Sofro at 720-1904 for details or visit hsbacademy.com.
Trail Creek 12k run Oct. 29
SunValleyRunning.com is staging the Trail Creek 12-kilometer (7.4 mile) trail run on Saturday, Oct. 29 starting and finishing at Trail Creek Cabin east of Sun Valley Resort. The single-track trail course with about 1,850 feet of climbing is suitable for novice and veteran trail runners. Costumes are encouraged because it is Halloween weekend. Start time is 10 a.m. Online registration for $30 closes Oct. 27 at imathlete.com. Race day registration from 8:30-9:30 a.m. is $40. No dogs will be permitted.
Sign up by Oct. 23 for Sun Valley B/B+ Hockey League
Registration and player fee payment for the Sun Valley B/B+ Hockey League are taking place earlier this year because the league's 2011-12 season of Sunday evening games is scheduled to begin earlier, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Sun Valley Skating Center.
Sign-up sheets were first made available Friday, Oct. 7 at Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey, according to league commissioner Gary Norbom. He said the new "rollback" player fee of $225 per player must be received by Sunday, Oct. 23. Team selection and the league schedule will be made after sign-ups end so the skating can begin by Nov. 6, he added.
SVSEF Ski swap is Oct. 20-23
The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation has announced details of the 2011 SVSEF Ski Swap, a fundraising display and sale of ski and snowboard equipment and winter clothing/merchandise.
Dates are Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20-23 at Sagewillow Barn, Elkhorn at Sun Valley. Volunteers are needed. Admission is $1, kids free.
Thursday is check-in day, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sale hours are Friday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., plus Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Public check-out of unsold merchandise is Sunday noon to 1 p.m. Some bargains identified with yellow tags by prospective sellers will be available Sunday morning.
Be sure to save some time at the public check-in by visiting the svsef.org Web site and filling out the merchandise form in advance. Tags are then issued at check-in. A 20% selling commission is assessed for all items sold, funds to the SVSEF.
Jiu-Jitsu seminar Saturday
Red and Black Belt Master Instructor Fabio Santos will conduct a seminar Saturday, Oct. 22 from 4-6 p.m. in Bellevue at 745 N. Main St. Unit F. You can pre-pay for a discount, or pay at the door, 720-3519.