Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sports summary

Crosstoberfest biking this weekend in Hailey

Scott Sports is presenting and Hailey’s Road & Dirt is organizing the eighth annual Crosstoberfest cycling and brew festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 based at Old Cutters Park and Powerhouse Fit Studio in Hailey. The race purse is $5,000 cash, according to race organizers, for men’s, women’s and youth cyclocross.

The weekend begins Friday with time trials (free with race registration) starting at 4:30 p.m. at Old Cutters Park. Results will determine Saturday’s starting positions. Prize money for placing in the time trials is $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 third place.

Saturday’s intense cyclocross action on technical terrain and steep slopes at Old Cutters begins at 11 a.m. with the 40-minute Men’s Category 4 and Men’s 45-plus 1st Flight races, followed by the 40-minute Women’s Flight competition at 12 noon. The Shimano Youth Series for 6-and-under, 9-and-under and 12-and-under groups begins at 12:50 p.m.

The 3rd Flight races at 1:30 p.m. feature Men’s Categories 1/2/3 and Men’s 35-plus for 60 minutes on the course. The 4th Flight at 2:40 p.m. has Juniors and 1st Timers for 20 minutes.

Race registrations ($35 adults, $20 juniors/1st timers) are accepted on the day of the race. There will be raffle prizes and podium awards, plus live music and Bavarian food and refreshments. Also, there is a “Best Team Outfit” award.

Visit to sign up.


Skiing legend Emile Allais dies at 100

French champion skier Emile Allais, who popularized keeping skis parallel in the 1930s and taught skiing to celebrities in the early days at Sun Valley Resort, died Oct. 17 in Sallanches in the French Alps. He was 100. The French Skiing Federation announced his death. Allais skied into his late 90s, stopping only a few years ago. He once wagered that on his 100th birthday he would beat his cardiologist down a ski slope in Chamonix, according to an obituary published in the Oct. 20 New York Times edition. Allais competed in his first ski race at 17, in 1929. A risk taker on skis, he earned the title of the world’s champion all-around skier in 1937 and 1938. He was the first ski school instructor at Squaw Valley in California.


Valley Club hole-in-one

Linda Fouts aced The Valley Club’s North Course No. 7 hole Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 110 yards using a 5-iron. Witnesses were Colleen Wood and Pam Somers.


Some tough lies for Ball Buster golf

Windy conditions, cool temperatures and a diabolical course devised by Head Professional Jaime Sharp greeted 36 Valley Club members and their guests for Saturday’s Ball Buster annual golf tournament.

Sharp was responsible for pushing the tee grounds farther back, behind trees, bushes and on overgrown and not-the-most level lies. Everybody seemed to have a good time, however, despite shooting scores some 20 strokes higher than normal.

Format of the annual tournament was individual stroke play with gross and net prizes.

John Wolcott (93) won the gross division and Doug Bryan (88) had the low score in the net division. Professional scores were Blaine McCallister 81 and head pro Sharp with an 82.


( Gross: 1—John Wolcott 93. 2—Kenny Ward 96. 3—Kurt Funkhouser 99. 4—Jack Sholtis 100. 5—Rico Albright 103. 6 (tie)—Matt Meador 108 and Ryan Stavros 108.

( Net: 1—Doug Bryan 88. 2—Paul Hartzell 91. 3—Mike Gilman 94. 4—Charles Durnin 96. 5 (tie)—Jim Britt 98 and James Everitt 98.


Trail Creek 12k Trail Run is Saturday

The final local trail run of the season is the Trail Creek 12-kilometer (7.4-mile) event Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. from Trail Creek Cabin east of Sun Valley Resort. Arrive by 9:45 a.m. for the race briefing. Day-of-race entry fee is $30 per person. Costumes are encouraged for the Halloween weekend event, with special prizes for best male/female get-up.

Starting and finishing on the upper lawn at Trail Creek Cabin, the primarily single-track course has about 1,850 feet of climbing with a top elevation of about 7,000 feet. It is sponsored by Sun Valley Running and the Wood River Community YMCA. Contact


Youth hockey pre-season

Sun Valley Youth Hockey officially begins its 2012-13 season on Monday, Oct. 29. The $75 trial hockey period ends Nov. 29. Other dates coming up:

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29-30: Mandatory ImPACT concussion testing at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day at Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4: Coaching clinics from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the rink, for Level 1 on Nov. 3 and for Level 3 on Nov. 4. Register at

For more details or to register online visit or call SVYH administrator Jennifer Embree at 720-3644.




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