Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sports summary

Perch’s Town to Summit bike race is tonight

     The Elephant’s Perch of Ketchum has announced a new evening format for its Town to Summit bicycle hill climb that features a 12.4-mile course and 2,100 vertical feet of climbing.

     Past events have been held on Saturdays, but the 2012 version is scheduled for today, Wednesday starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. with a neutral roll-out mass start on Sun Valley Rd. next to the Perch store. The finish line is atop Trail Creek Summit meaning there is a Euro-style finish with 2.2 miles of dirt riding to the summit.

     Register at the Perch anytime before 5 p.m. today. Fee of $25 includes a one-day USA Cycling license, or it is $15 if you already have a license. Plans call for a pizza party and prize drawings in the Perch front yard afterwards, about 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. Awards go to the fastest man and woman, and fastest junior boy/girl.

     Organizers recommend using a road bike, although any type of bike is welcome. Race sponsors are the Perch, Durance Cycleworks and USA Cycling. Last year, there were 46 finishers led by Richard Feldman 44:40 and Pocatello’s Kris Walker 52:28.


Tanner Farrow back on U.S. Ski Team

     The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation on its Web site announced June 13 that Tanner Farrow, 19, been invited back onto the U.S. Ski Team Development Team.

     A SVSEF member since 2001, Farrow is a four-event threat. In 42 races since Jan. 2012, Farrow has posted six top-10 results in FIS-level racing with a fourth in downhill and fifth in super G. Farrow will reside in Utah this summer, train with the U.S. team and attend school at Westminster College, according to SVSEF Alpine Director Ruben Macaya.


Bigwood Night Golf Tournament is Friday

     Bigwood Golf Course at Thunder Spring will stage its first Night Golf Tournament of the summer season on Friday, June 22. Registration and food from Bigwood Grill starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by a putting contest at 8 p.m. and the shotgun start at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per person or $30 for Bigwood pass holders. Call 726-4024 or visit


Dollar Mountain 10k Trail Run returns Saturday

     The third annual Dollar Mountain 10-kilometer Trail Run, sponsored by the Wood River YMCA, will be staged Saturday, June 23 at 8 a.m.

     The challenging 6.2-mile course that uses all aspects and elevations on Dollar Mountain will start and finish at the Community School quad in Sun Valley. Entry fee is $20. Register at the YMCA in Ketchum, or on race day at the start.

     Last year’s event attracted 39 finishers led by 25-year-old Morgan Arritola in 52:31 and 45-year-old Ted Russell in 52:42.


Wood River Cup bike results

     Here are results of Road & Dirt’s 11th annual Wood River Cup short track mountain bike series event Wednesday, June 13 at the Rotarun trailhead west of Hailey.

     Another race is today, Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Old Cutters Park in Hailey:

     Men Cat. 1/2: 1—John Reuter 100 points. 2—Eric Carlson 95. 3—Dave Harrison 90. 4—Brad Walker 85. 5—Greg Randolph 80. 6—Sam Young 75. 7—Matt McNeal 70. 8—Kyle Rafford 65. 9—Lee Roquet 60. 10—Todd Byle 55. 11—Jedd Young 50. 12—Chris Gardner 45. 13—Jeff Roth 40. 14—Cameron Lloyd 35. 15—Herberth Corrales 30. 16—Will Hovey 25. 17—Adrian Montgomery 20. 18—Chris Pic 15. 19—Ian Sundby 10. 20—Dave Bell 5, Joel Zellers 5, Josh Ringlestett 5, Marvin Burrell 5.

     Women Cat. 1/2/3: 1—Brooke Hovey 100 points. 2—Sara Schroeder 95. 3—Janelle Conners 90. 4—Liv Jensen 85. 5—Muffy Ritz 80. 6—Simone Kastner 75. 7—Wendy Rector 70. 8—Laura Theis 65. 9—Cameron Randolph 60. 10—Colleen Hayes 55. 11—Mia James 50. 12—Gretchen Flint 45. 13—Kendall Lutz 40. 14—India Wysong 35.

     Juniors: 1—Brody Buchwalter 100 points. 2—Tyler Lohrke 95.

     Masters Men: 1—Jeffrey Roth 100 points. 2—Joel Zellers 95. 3—Herberth Corrales 90. 4—Chris Kastner 85. 5—Brian Kriesien 80. 6--Jeff Lyon 75. 8—Stephen Schultz 70. 9—Connor Lohrke 65.


Jamie Zimron Golf Workshop is planned

     LPGA golf professional, Aikido Master and well-known “Golf Sensei” Jamie Zimron will return to Sun Valley for workshops June 25-28 at Bigwood Golf Course and Sun Valley Golf Course. A Stanford University graduate, Zimron has pioneered holistic instruction for golfers of all ages and levels. Her visit is sponsored by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute in coordination with the two golf courses. To sign up, call Yvette Hubbard at 725-0595 or email her at


SVSEF sign-ups for 2012-13 begin

     Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation registration for the 2012-13 winter season is underway. Find all the necessary forms at the SVSEF Web site at listed under “Programs and Registration.” Scholarship forms are also posted.

     Year-round athletes and anyone participating in camps or dryland training must complete registration by June 30. All other returning seasonal athletes have until Aug. 15 to finish the process. Forms received after those dates are subject to a $60 late fee. Contact office manager Jody Zarkos Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for details.


Prep track athletes named to All-Conference teams

     High school track and field athletes from Carey, Wood River of Hailey and Camas County of Fairfield have earned District 4 All-Conference recognition based on their results at May’s State 4A and 1A track meets.

     · From Carey: Jaide Parke (800-meter, 1600m and 3200m runs); Micaela Adamson (300m intermediate hurdles, triple jump); Charlie Rivera (triple jump and long jump); girls’ 4x200m relay; Luis Garcia (long jump); and Francisco Gamino (shotput).

     · From Wood River: Ben Stout (800m and 1600m runs); Chase England (3200m run); and Cheyenne Swanson (shotput).

     · From Camas County: Katelyn Peterson (300m intermediate hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump); Carlie Strom (high jump); Stephanie Moore (long jump); Andrew Simon (high jump); boys’ 4x400m and sprint medley relays; Davey Knowlton (800m run); Jordan Robles (discus); and Jessica Lanier (discus).


Young runners do well at Junior Olympics

     Three young track and field athletes from the Wood River Valley did well during the USA Track and Field (USATF) Snake River Association Championships June 15-16 at Timberline High School, Boise.

     They were Jaren Bothwell of YMCA Team Idaho, and Kirsys Campbell and Cadence Campbell of the Idaho Ice Track and Field Club.

     Kirsys Campbell won the Midget Girls (ages 11-12) 3000-meter distance run in 11:52.91 and placed second in the 1500m at 5:31.93.

     Jaren Bothwell placed fourth in Midget Boys (11-12) in all three of his Snake River events—100m dash (14.74 seconds), 200m dash (31.15) and long jump (12-5.25).

     Cadence Campbell, in Bantam Girls (ages 9-10), finished third in the 1500m run (8:12.07) and fourth in the 200m dash (45.95).

     At Boise, all three qualified for the USATF Region 11 Track and Field Championships June 21-23 at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mt. There, they will try to make the USATF National Junior Olympics July 23-29 at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md.

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