Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sports summary

Wood River Cup begins today

Road & Dirt based in Hailey has announced the official start of summer with its 11th annual Wood River Cup short track mountain bike series.

The Wednesday night racing series begins today, Wednesday, May 30 at the Rotarun Ski Area trailhead three miles west of Hailey. Registration starts at 5 p.m. with racing getting underway shortly before 6 p.m.

In the series are five Wednesday racing evenings through June. Rotarun is the site of three of the races—on May 30, June 13 and June 27. The Old Cutters park is the staging area of the other two events June 6 and 20.

Call 788-9184 or visit Powerhouse Bike Pub & Fit Studio, Hailey.

Road & Dirt is a non-profit organization committed to promoting safe, fun and competitive bike events ink the valley, according to a May 25 press release from the Hailey Chamber of Commerce (788-3484).

Young runners can join Team Idaho

If you're interested in track and field, you might want to take your training to another level with the Team Idaho YMCA program that is expanding to the Wood River Valley. Wood River High School track and field coach Melanie Schrader along with parent Brady Campbell are running a youth track and field program for ages 6-18 that begins today, Wednesday, May 30 and continues through the end of July.

A parent meeting is Wednesday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. on the high school track at Phil Homer Field, Hailey. Kids train with some of the best coaches and athletes in the valley. USA Track and Field meets on the Team Idaho schedule include the Snake River state meet June 15-16 at Timberline High in Boise, and the regional Junior Olympics June 21-23 at Bozeman, Mont. Questions, call Schrader at 208-928-6989 or Brady Campbell at 721-2638.

IGA Match Play Championship at Valley Club

The Valley Club hosts the 2012 Idaho Golf Association Match Play Championship Friday through Sunday, June 1-3.

The field of amateur golfers with up-to-date USGA handicap indexes is limited to eight players in the Women's Division and eight players in the Senior Division, plus 32 players in the Men's Division. The 18-hole seeding round with shotgun starts is Friday morning, followed by the first 18-hole round of competition in the afternoon. For the Men's Division, the second and quarterfinal rounds, 18 holes apiece, take place Saturday along with the Senior Men/Women semi-finals and finals. The Men's Division 18-hole semi-final is Sunday morning, with the 18-hole final Sunday afternoon.

Youth football sign-ups take place today

Wood River Youth Football is planning its Flag and Tackle Football sign-up today, Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Wood River Middle School cafeteria, Hailey. The program covers kids ages 7-11.

If you can't make it to tonight's sign-ups, be sure to contact your coach from last year to express interest in joining up for the 2012 fall season.

A four-day spring camp for this age group begins Monday, June 4 and runs through Thursday, June 7 after school in Hailey. Get more details at

Ketchum Coed Soccer League seeks players

The 2012 summer season of the Ketchum Coed Soccer League debuts Wednesday, June 13 and runs each Wednesday through Aug. 15 (except July 4) on Wood River Valley soccer fields. Sign-ups are being taken from May 7-June 1, with the final registration cut-off of June 5. Cost is $49 per player, or $69 after May 31. Download the entry form at and return it to Sturtevants in Ketchum and Hailey. You must be 18-and-over to join the non-contact league that has its games at Ketchum's Atkinson Park, in Elkhorn at Sagewillow, and in Hailey at Wood River High School. Referees are needed, $35 per game. Email any questions to Steve Dondero at

Chuck Gates golf tournament set for June 10

The 15th annual Chuck Gates Memorial golf tournament to raise money for junior golf in the Wood River Valley has been planned for Sunday, June 10 at Sun Valley Golf Course with a best-ball scramble format. Cost for 18 holes of golf, cart, buffet and tee prizes is $150 per person or $85 for Sun Valley Club members. This year's raffle grand prize is a set of three Cleveland wedges. Call Mike Pirzynski 720-4301 to sign up, or email Roger Roland at

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