Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sports summary

Gabrielle Sanborn Youth Memorial Cutting is March 23-24 in Nampa

Remembering Hailey-raised Gabrielle Sanborn and her love of horses, a Youth Memorial Scholarship Cutting will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 in Nampa as part of the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Spring Weekend Show at Idaho Horse Park Arena located on Idaho Center Boulevard.
Sanborn, daughter of Kimberly Macdonald and granddaughter of longtime ICHA board member and competitor Gina Macdonald, died in Bellevue Jan. 5 at 20. In its announcement about the cutting, the ICHA said, “Gabbe found the magic in horses, a love she shared with her grandmother who introduced Gabbe to cutting.” A free spirit, full of talent for art and life, Sanborn made people feel comfortable being around her.
The cutting is offered both days of the weekend show. Entering is easy. Prizes will be awarded for both Junior and Senior Youth, based on points, but you must be entered both days. Visit for more details.

Ski Club Championships to Hogan, Rixon

The Sun Valley Ski Club held its Club Championship giant slalom Saturday on Baldy’s Cozy ski run. Racing conditions were particularly tough and icy, but racers ages 9-79 took on the challenge.
Format was “winner take all,” with prize money offered. Erika Hogan emerged the women’s champ, followed closely by Jasmine Campbell and Linnea Baysinger. Carl Rixon withstood a superb second run charge by Miles Fink-Debray to win $1,000 in the men’s race. Robin Sarchett took third. Hogan and Fink-Debray lead the Baldy Cup standings with one race remaining. Full results at
The final Baldy Cup race, a dual pro-style slalom open to all, will be March 31 on Baldy. There will be no Lane Parrish Super G this year. The race will be age handicapped and each racer will get two runs. Sign up at Warm Springs Lodge the morning of the race.

Ski Club end-of-season party is April 2
RSVP by Tuesday, March 26 for the Sun Valley Ski Club’s season-ending party scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 from 6-9 p.m. at the Ketchum American Legion Hall. Only the first 100 persons will be accommodated. Price is $30 per person. Call 622-3003 or email

Boxing smoker Saturday night in Hailey

Hailey’s Idaho National Guard Armory will host a Boxing Smoker fundraiser Saturday, March 23 starting at 7 p.m. Competitors of all ages and skill levels are invited, headgear and boxing gloves provided. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for spectators are $10. Call 720-3519 for details.

Barking Spider Bash mountain bike racing is April 6
Wild Rockies Racing has announced its 18th annual Barking Spider Bash cross-country mountain bike races for Saturday, April 6 at the Hemingway Butte area in Murphy, Idaho south of Mountain Home on the south side of the Snake River.
A qualifying event for the U.S. National Mountain Bike Championships, the 2013 Wild Rockies season opener features the largest Olympic format off-road XC bike race of the year. There will be trail running (10-kilometer and 9.2 miles) at 9 a.m., with the bike races of up to 27 miles at 12:30 p.m. Cost varies from $20 to $40. Register at or contact race organizer Darren Lightfield at 208-608-6444. Visit

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