Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sports summary

Leif’s Combined racing is Saturday

     Want some variety in your skiing on Saturday, Feb. 9?

     Try the Sun Valley Ski Club’s Leif’s Combined race that features a 5-kilometer cross-country ski race (skate or classic) at 10 a.m. at Sun Valley Nordic Center followed by one giant slalom heat down Baldy’s Cozy ski run at 1:30 p.m.

     Participants can race the GS on skis, tele skis or snowboard.

     Sun Valley Ski Club director Taylor Paslay said the club wants to have families and children participate. Non-racers and recreational skiers are encouraged to join the fun.

     Pick up bibs from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Sun Valley Nordic/Clubhouse. Race bibs serve as lift tickets for Greyhawk lift, and are also SV Nordic passes.

     Advance fee before Friday at 12 noon is $20 for ski club members and $30 for non-members. Day-of-race fee is $35. If you were born after 1995, your cost is only $20. Sign up beforehand at Warm Springs Race Desk or SV Nordic.

     Last February, 71 skiers turned out for the revival of the Sun Valley Ski Club’s Leif’s Combined Race on Baldy and at Sun Valley Nordic Center. The Valentine’s Week event is held in memory of Sun Valley Nordic ski legend Leif Odmark.


SV Tele’s Rotarun Ripper is Friday night

     The Sun Valley Telemark Series presented by Scott Sports returns to Hailey for the Rotarun Ripper dual slalom Friday, Feb. 8 at Art Richards Mountain west of Hailey. Each competitor gets two timed laps. Registration is 5-6 p.m. with racing at 6:30 p.m. Cost of $20 includes a lift ticket. Libations and awards follow by a bonfire.


Moguls at Bridger Bowl

     Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation freestylers enjoyed two solid days of regional mogul ski racing Feb. 2-3 on Bronco run, Bridger Bowl, Mt.

     M2 (ages 15-16) racers Zach Maricich-Siele and Jack Rizzo placed second and sixth overall in Sunday’s dual moguls, and 1-3 in their age class. Winning their classes among the girls in duals were F1 (17-18) Morgan Shaver (7th overall) and F3 (13-14) Parker Nance (9th overall).

     Top single moguls class placings for SVSEF were: 1—Morgan Shaver F1 (4th overall) and Maricich-Siele (3rd overall). 2—Parker Nance (F3), Wilson Dunn (M3) and River Curtis (M2). 3—Jack Rizzo (M2). 4—Alysha Herich (F2) and Cutter Grathwohl (M2). 6—Alec Poster (M2).


Football team plans crab feed on March 2

    The Wood River High School football program is planning its second annual Crab Feed and Raffle for Saturday, March 2 from 5-9 p.m. at the high school in Hailey. The all-you-can-eat cost of $30 per person (4 for $100) benefits WRHS football. Tickets are available at the high school office. Call 720-2840 or


Friday Night ski racing at Rotarun

     Rotarun’s four-week nighttime ski racing series started with a bang Friday, Feb. 1 on a dual run terrain obstacle course at Art Richards Mountain west of Hailey. Division winners were Troy Thayer (2 Tired to Think) in the Adult Free Heel class at 139.03 seconds, Jessie Foster (2 Tired) in Adult Alpine at 101.17, Bryce Foster (Rotarun Rabbits) in Boys’ 9-11 at 74.68, Lucas Smith in Boys’ 6-8 at 119.45 and Cedar Shepard (Rotarun Rabbits) in Girls’ 6-8 at 187.77. Among teams, Rotarun Rabbits made up of kids from the LASAR (Learn to Alpine Ski & Race) program leads 2 Tired 2 Think 65-45. Next race is Feb. 8 when Sun Valley Tele joins the fun with a dual run terrain obstacle course. Register from 5-6 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.


Squirts hockey in Idaho Falls

     Sun Valley Squirts (ages 9-10) skaters enjoyed a confidence-boosting weekend of games Feb. 2-3 at Idaho Falls with 7-2, 7-1, 10-2 and 5-0 wins over teams from Idaho Falls, Victor and Pocatello. Weekend scoring (goals/assists): DJ Gralenski 5/0, Deke Burrell 4/1, Ashton Tanner 3/1, Slater Whitehead 4/0, Lachlan Smith 3/0, Huck Sprong 2/1, Ryder Sarchett 3/0, Alex Daves 0/3, Colby Speth 1/2, Ethan Marx 1/1, Daisy Buxton 1/1, Maddy Dunn 1/0, Penelope Weekes 0/1 and Alex Lengyel 1/0. Goalies were Speth, Daves and Sprong.


Mini World Cup GS

     The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation U-12 Home Team held its Mini World Cup giant slalom Jan. 27 on Baldy for 54 kids. Next up: Super giant slalom and downhill on Dollar Mountain Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10. Top single-run times in seconds and hundredths from the GS were:

     · Boys: 1—Buey Grossman 26.37. 2—Shaw Dean 27.22. 3—Fletcher Stumph 27.28. 4—Charlie Snyder 27.85. 5—William DeWolfe 28.00. 6—Alex Daves 28.61. 7—William Everitt 28.75. 8—Josh Blackburn 28.77. 9—Ridley Lindstrom 28.91. 10—Nathan Gowe 29.16.

     · Girls: 1—Ali Rathfon 27.81. 2—Sage Curtis 28.18. 3—Anja Jensen 28.68. 4—Laine Allison 29.57. 5—Molly Kucher 30.22 and Hannah Ferris 30.22. 7—Sophie Harder 30.54. 8—Jessica Blackburn 30.62. 9—Marit Kaiser 30.81. 10—Anhwei Kirk 31.18.


Morgan’s blanks Lefty’s 3-0 in senior hockey

     Goalie Tony Benson recorded the shutout as league-leading Morgan’s Fine Finishes (7-3-0) posted a 3-0 win over Lefty’s Bar & Grill (2-8-0) in Senior “A” Hockey League play Thursday night at Sun Valley Skating Center.

     Tyler Hanson tallied two goals along with an assist for Morgan’s, while Doug Yeates added a single goal for the winners. Assists went to Dale Johnson, Mike Punnett and John Ellison Jr.

     SV Auto Club/Grumpy’s (6-4-0) stayed a step behind Morgan’s with a 5-2 victory over Yoga College (5-5-0) in another Thursday night league contest on resort ice.

     Frank Salvoni put up the three-goal hat trick for Grumpy’s while Vilnis Nikolaisons and Ryan Kolquist chipped in with one goal and one assist apiece.

     Grumpy’s assist makers were Rian Timmons (2), Rod Watson (2), Dave Hennessy (2), Tuck Hall and Bryan Speth. Yoga College goals came from Mark Belanger and Clint Lightner. Tate Mills contributed a pair of assists.

     Action picks up again Tuesday, Feb. 12 with SV Auto Club/Grumpy’s playing Lefty’s at 8 p.m. and Morgan’s lining up against Yoga College at 9:10 p.m. The Gund Cup league playoffs start Feb. 26.

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