Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sports summary

Lacrosse team debuts in Idaho Falls
    The Wood River Warriors U-15 lacrosse team traveled to Idaho Falls Saturday for its first games of the season playing Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
    In game one against Idaho Falls, Wood River prevailed 8-6. Leo Corrales and Ashton Owens led the way with 3 goals each. Kyle Furlong and Matt Galgano each scored a goal.
    Goalie Marc Cardona made 7 saves and Hans Heaphy led the defense with 7 ground balls.
    Wood River won the second game against Pocatello by a final score of 9-4.
    Leo Corrales scored 3 goals, and Evan Telford and Ashton Owens scored 2 goals each. Kyle Furlong scored one with Matt Galgano on an assist to Evan Telford. Once again goalie Marc Cardona had 7 saves. And Cade Street led the defense with 7 ground balls.

Twisters women second in Utah Icebreaker hockey
    Going 1-1-2 in its four games and getting outstanding work from goaltender Trista Ballou Johnson (105 saves), the Sun Valley Twisters “C” women’s ice hockey team placed second in the Icebreaker tournament April 12-14 at Ogden, Utah. The Twisters came up on the short end of a 3-1 score to champion Utah Freeze in the April 14 championship contest.
    Forward Erika Connelly earned the game Most Valuable Player honor by scoring two goals in Sun Valley’s 3-0 opening-game victory over Utah Vixen April 12. Tournament MVP Johnson (21 saves) earned the shutout between the pipes. Forward Regina Korby also scored a third-period insurance goal. Assists went to defenseman/captain Janet Salvoni, defenseman/assistant captain Becky Stokes and forward Jane Peterson Kraft.
    Forward Tryntje Van Slyke was the MVP with Sun Valley’s only goal, assisted by Connelly, in a 1-1 tie with the Wasatch (Utah) Wings, Johnson stopping 18 shots. Then MVP Johnson came up huge with 45 saves in a 0-0 tie with Utah Freeze. The outcome put the Twisters in the finale and the Sun Valley defense stepped up to hold the Freeze team to just 24 shots on net, compared to the 45 the Freeze launched on Johnson the day before. MVP Jane Peterson Kraft accounted for the Twisters goal in the title contest.
    Other skaters for the nine-player Twisters squad were forwards Liz Wallace and Jen Schultz, and defenseman Amy Anderson.
Atkinson Park field use meeting is tonight
    Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 24 if you or your organization plans to use Ketchum’s Atkinson Park for competitive and fun league play in the summer of 2013.
    The annual Atkinson Park field use meeting is April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the park’s Rec Building. You must attend the meeting and/or contact park recreation supervisor John Kearney to register your interest in using the facility.

High school seniors honored by coaches’ group
    Wood River High School graduating seniors Tom Bailey, Tim Boyle, Alison Gasenica and Lily Richards will be recognized for their academic and athletic achievements Monday, April 29 in Twin Falls during the 4th District Coaches Association Outstanding Seniors Banquet at the Turf Club. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. Head varsity coaches from the Hailey high school nominated the four to be included in the awards dinner honoring many of southern Idaho’s best senior-class student-athletes.
    Also to be honored from Carey High School Monday are two 4.0 GPA students. They are Jaide Parke, planning to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah majoring in biology or anthropology, and Morgan Parke, headed to BYU-Idaho for elementary education.
    Criteria for nominees included (1) being involved in sanctioned athletics, (2) having a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, (3) being involved in two or more activities/sports each high school year, and, (4) displaying outstanding qualities of leadership, citizenship and responsibility.

Hailey Coed Softball coaches’ meeting is April 25
    Hailey Coed Softball League director Mike Beall has called for the annual coaches’ meeting to take place Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wicked Spud in Hailey. Call him at 720-6842 for more information.
Camp Rainbow Gold benefit golf is April 27
    The eighth annual Camp Rainbow Gold fund-raising golf tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at Club 93 Golf Ranch in Jerome. Call Doug D’Andrea at 720-5812 for details and registration.

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