Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sports summary


Adams Gulch Run is Saturday

The 35th edition of the Adams Gulch Run and Walk is Saturday, June 9 on a 4.2-mile course starting and finishing near the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood on Saddle Rd. in Ketchum, across from the Wood River YMCA parking lot.

Starting time is 10 a.m. Organizers will record finishing times at the end of the free, family-oriented event. There will be no prizes given. Last June, there were 54 runners led by Colin Rodgers (26:06) and Makayla Cappel (32:07).

Zenergy hosts weekend fundraiser for AquAbility

Zenergy Health Club at Thunder Spring is host sponsor of a fundraising event for AquAbility on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10. Swims must be completed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. either day at the Ketchum pool.

AquAbility is a non-profit committed to providing therapeutic recreation through swimming for people with physical challenges and injured veterans. "We are having a swimathon event to raise money for our efforts," said director Karen Morrison.

"Visit aquability.org for more information about the exciting things we are doing for local physically challenged adults and youth and for injured veterans around Idaho," said Morrison.

Cordes to coach in the Cape Cod baseball league

Hailey's James Cordes, 30, is headed to Massachusetts to coach this summer for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod Baseball League, considered to be the country's top summer baseball league for developing college players. Cordes is an assistant coach for 16th-year Y-D Red Sox coach Scott Pickler, a three-time Cape Cod League titlist. The 44-game Red Sox season begins June 14 and runs through Aug. 7.

A 2000 Wood River High graduate who played college baseball at the University of Redlands, Cordes (82-31, 46-12 in league games) recently completed his fourth season as head coach of the Redlands East Valley (REV) High School varsity baseball team in California. His Wildcats (19-8, 12-3 league) won the Citrus Belt League championship for the second time in three years and made the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs for the 11th straight year. An English teacher at REV, Cordes also serves as assistant coach of the Angels Elite program helping develop prep players in southern California.

Chuck Gates golf returns Sunday, June 10

The 15th annual Chuck Gates Memorial golf tournament to raise money for junior golf in the valley is set 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 or $85 for Sun Valley Club members. Raffle grand prize is a set of three Cleveland wedges. Raffle tickets are available beforehand from junior golfers at Atkinson Park.

This year's event includes for the third year the Chuck Gates Junior Putting Contest starting Sunday at 10 a.m. at Sun Valley Golf Course. It is free, all ages welcome. A portion of tournament proceeds support the Chuck Gates Junior golf tournament June 29 at Bigwood Golf Course.

Call Mike Pirzynski 720-4301 to sign up, or email Roger Roland at  HYPERLINK "mailto:cgatesendowment@q.com" cgatesendowment@q.com. For details about the putting contest call John Kearney Jr. at 726-7820.

Two earn Dan Black Belts

Timo Gould and Cliff Stern, tested this past weekend for 1st and 2nd Dan Black Belts at the Idaho Taekwondo Training Center in Boise, under the directorship of Master Larry Duke, formerly of Sun Valley.

Sawtooth Relay arrives Saturday at Ketchum park

The 21st annual Sawtooth Relay ends its 62-mile route from Stanley to Ketchum Saturday, June 9 at Atkinson Park. Team and individual athletes start their trek from Stanley in the early morning hours Saturday, shortly after midnight, some leaving Stanley as late as 8 a.m. They finish at the Ketchum park between noon and 5 p.m. Entries are limited to 310 six-member teams and five solo athletes. The post-relay party at the park features food, drink and live music.

Sawtooth Relay is a non-profit corporation benefiting two charities—the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and Idaho Donor Network. Organizers invite people to register as organ donors at the yesidaho.com Web site.

WR Cup bikers take to the trails

Road & Dirt's 11th annual Wood River Cup short track mountain bike series kicked off last Wednesday west of Hailey with the following class results. Next up: Another race today, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Old Cutters Park in Hailey:

Women: 1—Brooke Hovey. 2—Janelle Conners. 3—Liv Jensen.

Men: 1—Dave Harrison. 2—John Reuter. 3—Terry Duran.

Women's singlespeed: 1—Sara Schroeder.

Men's singlespeed: 1—Cameron Lloyd. 2—Pat Schott. 3—Kyle Rafford.

Junior: 1—Leo Corrales. 2—Illiah Pfau.

Masters Men: 1—Herberth Corrales. 2—Chris Kastner. 3—Chris Clay.




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