Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sports summary

Hailey 4th of July Criterium is today

Still hungry for a little Independence Day spectating after Hailey's Mile Long Parade?

Gravitate into the center of Hailey for the 4th of July Bike Criterium sponsored by Road & Dirt and the Blaine County Recreation District. Bike racers will kick up some breeze on an exciting four-corner course right after the parade's end.

The one-lap Shimano Youth Race for 9-and-under begins at 1 p.m. followed at 1:20 p.m. by the Elite Pool of Pro Men 1/2 classes, plus Men Cat. 3 and Master Men. They'll race for 60 minutes.

After that, at 2:30 p.m., the Shimano Youth Race ages 10-12 take offs for its eight-lap challenge, followed by the Women 1/2/3 classes for 40 minutes and the popular Cruiser Criterium (all ages and levels, helmet required, free entry, costumes encouraged). The two-wheeled day wraps up with the Development Pool (Men Cat. 4/5, Masters B and Juniors) at 3:45 p.m. for a 30-minute event.

Entry fee for racers is $35 which includes $3 to USA Cycling (youth 12-and-under race for free). Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. in front of Wise Guy Pizza and KB's in Hailey. There will be cash preems and medals for kids. Visit or for more details about the annual event.

Finale for 2012 Wood River Cup

John Reuter and Janelle Conners have emerged as the overall series winners of the Road & Dirt's 11th annual Wood River Cup short track mountain bike series held for Wednesday evenings in Hailey.

Top three bikers in Men's Category 1 were Reuter with 295 points, Dave Harrison with 280 and Brad Walker 260.

Leading women were Conners with 295 points, Liv Jensen 260 and Muffy Ritz 245. Tops in Masters Men were Herberth Corrales 285 points, Chris Kastner 270 and Jeffrey Roth 200. Leading Juniors were Brody Buchwalter 200 points and Leo Corrales 200.

Here are top-10 results for the final series race June 27:

Men Cat. 1/2: 1—Greg Randolph 100 points. 2—Dave Harrison 95. 3—John Reuter 90. 4—Sam Young 85. 5—Matt McNeal 80. 6—Ben Flandro 75. 7—Lee Roquet 70. 8—Kyle Rafford 65. 9—Todd Byle 60. 10—Cameron Lloyd 55.

Women Cat. 1/2/3: 1—Rebecca Rusch 100 points. 2—Janelle Conners 95. 3—Megan Stevenson 90. 4—Liv Jensen 85. 5—India Wysong 80. 6—Ashley McQueen 75. 7—Muffy Ritz 70. 8—Corinne Prevot 65. 9—Maranda Stopol 60. 10—Wendy Rector 55.

Juniors: 1—Brody Buchwalter 100 points. 2—Leo Corrales 95.

Masters Men: 1—Jeffrey Roth 100 points. 2—Herberth Corrales 95. 3—Chris Kastner 90. 4—Brian Kriesien 85. 5—Doug Niedrich 80. 6—Hank Dart 75. 7—Tyler Gault 70. 8—Steve Edsall 65. 9—Jeff Lyon 60. 10—Jason Sellers 55.

29 kids enjoy Chuck Gates Junior Golf tournament

Twenty-nine kids enjoyed Friday's ninth annual Chuck Gates Junior Golf tournament at Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum. Sponsors were the City of Ketchum and Chuck Gates Youth Endowment. Offering prizes were Bigwood and Sun Valley golf courses, and Hank Minor's Bigwood Grill hosted the barbecue. Results:

- 6 hole tourney: 1—Brock Mary 36. 2—Wyatt Minor 39. 3—Cooper Roquet 42. 4—James Wait and Clay Cutler 44. 5—Logan Robideaux, Jackson Dies and Jake Albright 45.

- 5 hole: 1—Jack Clark 30. 2—Jackson Beavers 39.

- 4 hole: 1—Dakota Hutton 33. 2—Carson Morris 35.

- 3 hole: 1—Josh Blackburn 26. 2—Leo Molter 27.

Youth baseball, softball skills camp in Hailey July 30

Former University of Texas pitcher Drew Clementz will supervise a youth baseball and softball skills camp planned for Hailey's Founders Field from Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3, daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is being organized as a community outreach by Pastors Mark and Linda Clementz of Hailey's Wood River Assembly of God with the cooperation of the Wood River High baseball program.

The camp for boys and girls ages 5-10 (Monday through Wednesday) and 11-14 (Thursday and Friday) will teach throwing, hitting, fielding and special skills. Cost is $50 per day, with a discount for multiple days. Lunch, drinks and a t-shirt will be provided. Sign up at or with Mark Clementz at 788-5470.

BCRD youth lacrosse clinics in July

The Blaine County Recreation District has announced plans for a five-week, 10-session series of summer youth lacrosse clinics designed for boys and girls of all abilities from grades 2-7. The clinic-style program (no teams) will be held at Nelson Field in Hailey on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. July 17-Aug. 16.

Cost of $65 per person includes instruction and the use of helmets, gloves, sticks, balls and shoulder and elbow pads. Registration is limited to 36 players. Arrive 30 minutes early the first session (July 17) to receive equipment—which must be returned undamaged at the end of the season. Contact BCRD sports and leagues coordinator Brad Musbach at 578-5458 or  HYPERLINK ""

Bikers gear up at Jug Mountain

Wood River Valley mountain bikers competed in the 111-racer field for the Jug Mountain cross-country race June 23, part of the 2012 Wild Rockies Racing series.

It was a qualifier for the 2012 USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships on Baldy.

Boise's Michael Tobin, a Community School graduate and former Ketchum athlete, won the Pro Men's category by 82 seconds with a two-lap, 24-mile time of 1.42:27. Sun Valley's Dave Harrison (1.49:00) placed fourth among Pro Men.

Jana Repulski of Boise (2.03:53) captured Pro Women.

Other locals in classes:

Category 1, Men's 40-and-up (2 laps): 3—Terry Duran 1.51:18 (4th among all Cat. 1s). 7—Chris Pic 1.55:10. 15—John Tormey 2.04:59.

Cat. 1, Women 19-and-up: (2 laps): 1—Karoline Droege 2.15:04 (1st of all Cat. 1 women).

Singlespeed Women (2 laps): 1—Muffy Ritz 2.17:07.

Cat. 2, Men 19-29 (2 laps): 1—Taylor Benz 1.47:15 (1st among all Cat. 2s).

Cat. 2, Men 30-34 (2 laps): 1—Ben Flandro 1.50:11 (3rd all Cat. 2s).

Cat. 2, Men 40-49 (2 laps): 3—Jeff Roth 1.56:16.

Cat. 3, Men 30-39 (1 lap): 1—Mark Lovlien 1.11:47.

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