Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sports summary

Play golf for junior hockey Sept. 14

Sun Valley Youth Hockey is planning its third annual golf tournament fundraising event for Friday, Sept. 14 with a 3 p.m. shotgun start at Bigwood Golf Course at Thunder Spring.

Participants will “Nine and Dine” playing nine holes of golf with cart and enjoying dinner, silent auction and no-host bar for $85 per person. Attending the dinner/auction costs $30. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 apiece or six for $50 and if you win, you choose your prize—either a 2012-13 Baldy season ski pass or a $1,000 Atkinsons’ Market gift card.

Contact Sarah Benson at 720-3086 or


Valley Club golf aces

The Valley Club reported two holes-in-one last week. On Friday, Aug. 24, Doug Taylor aced the No. 4 hole of the North Nine from the Blue Tees (150 yards) using a 5-hybrid. Witnesses were Roger Brown, Jim Sedin and Paul Willis. On Sunday, Aug. 26, Dennis Kavanagh aced the No. 6 hole on the South Nine from the Blue Tees (150 yards) with a 9-iron. Witnesses were Sheree Kavanagh, Harry Hagey and Shirley Hagey.


Bellevue Labor Day 3.1-miler

Bellevue firefighters will benefit from the Bellevue Labor Day 5-kilometer Run and Walk starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3 from Bellevue Memorial Park. Entry fee is $11.50 in advance at, or $20 on the day of the race. Email


Vikingman Triathlon in Heyburn

Ketchum’s Jon Engen, 55, placed first overall among men at 2.19:22 in Saturday’s Vikingman Olympic duathlon (3.1-mile run, 29-mile bike, 6.2-mile run) near Heyburn. Hailey’s Susan Gundy, 57, was second in the Women’s 55-59 class at 3.36:59 in the Vikingman Olympic Triathlon (1,500-meter swim, 29-mile bike, 6.2-mile run).


Terry Tracy wins Jerome women’s golf title

Former Ketchum Recreation Director Terry Tracy earned the Jerome Country Club women’s club championship during the 36-hole club tournament Aug. 18-19. Tracy (77-78 for 155) pulled away from the competition on the final nine holes to prevail by six strokes over runner-up Sally Leyse. Winning second net was Janet Cantor with 143.


Labor Day tennis Sept. 1-3

Tournament director David Perry will oversee the Lyle Pearson Labor Day Tennis Championships presented by Sun Valley Resort on the Sun Valley courts. The U.S.T.A. Intermountain competition is scheduled for three days, Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3 at Sun Valley Tennis Club. Local sponsors include Atkinsons’ and Sun Valley Resort. There is a players’ party Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. including a raffle for many prizes. . Contact Perry for details at 877-799-4377.


Baldy Hill Climb is Sept. 29

It’s 30 days and counting until the 34th annual Baldy Hill Climb community event sponsored by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. It has grown from a foot race and hiking climb, to also include mountain biking. This year’s event is Saturday, Sept. 29. Entry fee is $30 when paid online at You can also obtain information at The traditional 1.86-mile Warm Springs course rises 3,140 vertical feet from the Warm Springs ski run bridge—elevation 5,880 feet—to the top of Baldy—elevation 9,020 feet. The event includes a biking class and the “Cheeso Double,” which includes mountain biking and hiking the course.


PGA Professional Section finals at Driggs course

Sun Valley Golf Course professional Dominick Conti (73-83 for 156, 12-over-par) tied for 28th place out of 47 competitors at the conclusion of the 36-hole Rocky Mountain Section PGA Professional Championship held Aug. 20-21 on the par-72, 7,331-yard Huntsman Springs Golf Course in Driggs, Idaho. Valley Club teaching professional Tommy Sanderson (82-77 for 159) tied for 33rd. Winner Ben Bryson of Boise (74-63 for 137, 7-under-par) along with runner-up Paul David-Milton of Driggs and third-place Preston Otte of Buhl qualified for the 2013 PGA Professional National championships next June 23-26 at Sunriver Resort, Ore.

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