Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sports summary

Cheer and Dance Challenge coming to Hailey

Energy and skill will be abundant Saturday, March 31 when 250 local and southern Idaho athletes show their stuff in the "Altitude with Attitude" Cheer and Dance Challenge.

The fun starts at 12 noon and continues through about 2 p.m. at Wood River High School gym in Hailey. Spectators will enjoy the stunting, dancing, tumbling, jumping talents of the spirited youngsters.

The event is hosted by Spirit N' Motion Athletic School, home of the Spirit N' Motion All-Star Cheerleaders and Gymnasts. Visit or call Amanda Norton at 720-4306 for more information.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. You get a $3 discount with a local ID. All Spirit N' Motion All-Star students and families will be admitted free of charge.

Hawaiian Nationals return to Baldy Saturday

Sun Valley Tele stages its Hawaiian Nationals Saturday, March 31 on Baldy. The dual slalom race is for telemark skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Tropical costumes are encouraged. There is also a tandem telemark challenge for the coordinated duos out there.

Registration is from 9-11 a.m. in the Warm Springs Lodge with racing on Cozy starting at noon. Cost is $20 per person (includes a raffle ticket) and there will be a discount competitor lift ticket available to racers. Following racing will be the famous human slalom from the top of the mountain.

An after-party featuring music by Lenny Joseph and local libations from Sawtooth Brewery will follow in the Greyhawk parking lot. Awards and raffle prizes include bindings, poles, clothing and gift certificates. Contact organizer Kyle Livington at 509-991-1139 or email  HYPERLINK

Perch's Snowshoe Challenge

It's time for The Elephant Perch's Snowshoe Challenge Saturday, March 31 starting promptly at 8 a.m. from the bottom of River Run ski run.

Race director Nappy Neaman invites snowshoe participants along with telemarkers (with skins) and those with randonee skis (with skins divisions). The course starts at River Run Lodge, proceeds up Lower River Run with a left turn on Lower Canyon, goes up to the Mid River Run cat track, climbs Roundhouse Slope and finishes at Roundhouse deck.

Sign up beforehand at the Perch or on Race Day from 7-7:45 a.m. at River Run, entry fee $15. There will be prize drawings and special awards for the fastest man and woman in snowshoes and skis. Bring a pack of dry, warm clothes for the gondola ride down. Be sure to leave your dogs at home.

Ski Club Championships are Sunday, April 1

The Sun Valley Ski Club Championship giant slalom race is Sunday, April 1 at 10 a.m. and will include two runs on Baldy's Cozy ski run. Race registration is from 8-9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs Lodge. Cost is $15. This year's event is being held in honor of ski club member Gene Timmons, who died recently of cancer. It is open to non-ski club members, Town Series teams, Mountain Divas and cross-country Vamps, NASTAR racers and Masters Race Clinic participants. Kids can race if their parents are competing. Call 622-3003 or

B+ League Hockey playoffs begin Sunday

The Sun Valley B+ Hockey League is looking forward to playoffs starting Sunday, April 1 and running each Sunday through April 15 at Sun Valley Skating Center. This Sunday, the match-ups are No. 1 Vipers vs. No. 6 Sharks at 6:30 p.m., followed by No. 2 Hutch's Bad Dogs vs. No. 5 Islanders at 7:45 p.m. and No. 3 Aardvarks vs. No. 4 Flounders at 9 p.m. Earlier B League games Sunday are Blue vs. Wild at 4 p.m. and Racers vs. Flyers at 5:15 p.m.

Youth pitching clinics start April 2

Wood River High School's baseball program is offering four boys' pitching clinics for ages 8-12 starting Monday, April 2 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at The Community Campus gym in Hailey. Other dates, at the same times and places, are Wednesday, April 4 plus Monday and Wednesday, April 9 and 11. Led by Wood River coaches and players, the clinics cost $25 per person, payable at Monday's kickoff clinic. No pre-registration is required. They are offered as part of the Blaine County Recreation District's youth baseball program that begins in April.

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