Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sports summary

Lacrosse home finale is Saturday in Hailey

Wood River Warriors lacrosse players host their final home game of the season Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at the high school field in Hailey against Capital High of Boise. It should be a competitive Treasure Valley Lacrosse League match-up between the Warriors (1-9-0) and Capital (2-9-0).

The Warriors dropped a pair of games against TVLL contenders last week. Wood River fell 12-0 to No. 2-ranked Eagle High School (9-1-0) on Wednesday, May 2 in Mountain Home and also lost 18-2 to No. 3 Timberline High School (8-1-0) in Boise on Saturday, May 5. Gus Conrad and Keegan Heneghan scored the Warriors goals against Timberline, and Eli Conrad assisted. Goalie Brian Boyle made 12 saves as Timberline out-shot Wood River 53-15.

In a Monday make-up, Skyview (4-5-0) edged Wood River 9-3 despite two goals by Gus Conrad, another by Cooper Bailey and a Hayden Thayer assist. Boyle made seven saves.

Wood River travels to Mountain Home today, Wednesday, May 9 for a 6 p.m. game against Vallivue of Caldwell (0-10-0).

Morgan Arritola announces retirement from skiing

Olympian Morgan Arritola of Ketchum has announced her retirement from competitive Nordic ski racing and from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation's Gold Team. reporter Alex Matthews announced Arritola's decision in the May 2 edition of the publication. Arritola, 26 on May 13, is working full time at Scott Sports based in Ketchum. She spent three years on the U.S. Nordic Ski Team and, last year, notched championship results in national and world trail running.

Sign up for Nelson Memorial golf

Sign-ups are being taken for the second annual James Nelson Memorial golf tournament fundraiser presented by the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA).

The Nelson Memorial will begin Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at The Valley Club. Check-in takes place at noon. Proceeds will benefit the WRBSA as well as the Zachary and Andrew Nelson College Fund.

Format is scramble, teams of four, with prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and for the team with the best score. The tournament field is limited to 22 teams. Cost is $150 per golfer or $560 per team.

"We are still looking for more golf teams," said organizer Buffy Brunker on Monday. "Even if you aren't a golfer we are asking everybody to attend the after-party around 5 p.m. at The Valley Club for appetizers and the no-host bar. We are having a raffle and silent auction so join us for a fun night."

To register call Buffy Brunker 720-1998, email  HYPERLINK, or call Val Seamons at 721-7413.

Les Bois horse racing begins

The 36-day live horse racing season at Les Bois Park in Boise began Wednesday, May 2 and continues through mid-August. It is the track's first full season of live racing in four years. Post times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., with gates opening at 4:30 p.m.

There are special weekend post times of 2 p.m. on May 19 (Preakness Stakes), May 28 (Memorial Day), June 9 (Belmont Stakes) and June 17 (Father's Day), July 1, July 15 and July 29, and Aug. 11 (Idaho Cup Day). Grandstand gate admission is $5 including a program. Kids 17-and-under are free. Call 208-258-2177.

Seniors honored at Twin Falls fete

Wood River High School students Kaitana Martinez, Braxton Parish, Cheyenne Swanson and Haylee Thompson were honored during the 28th annual Senior Honors banquet April 30 in Twin Falls at the Turf Club. Also honored were Carey High School graduating seniors Micaela Adamson and Charlie Rivera.

Sponsored by the 4th District Activities Association, the banquet honored 66 students in the district who were chosen by their varsity coaches. They had to participate in at least two activities while demonstrating leadership and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA in high school.

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