Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sports summary

Warriors lacrosse hosts home games Saturday

     The Wood River Warriors high school junior varsity lacrosse club team (1-1) coached by Tim Price and Dave Hennessy plans to host two games Saturday, May 4 at Hailey’s South Valley Sports Complex field near Founders Field.

     wood River plays a rematch with Rocky Mountain at 11 a.m. and the Warriors square off against Pocatello at 12:30 p.m.

     Last Saturday, Wood River fought hard but came up on the short end of an 11-6 score against Borah High School’s varsity in a game played in Boise. Leading the scoring was attack player Hayden Thayer with three goals, followed by midfielders Keegan Heneghan (2) and Gus Conrad (1 goal).

     Hayes Gilman sparked the defense with four ground balls.  Warriors goalie Parker Bingham came up with six saves.

     The Warriors opened their season three weeks ago with an exciting 7-6 win against Rocky Mountain High School’s JV. Thayer punched home four goals to go with singles by Conrad, Cooper Bailey and Nico Gerhardt. Leading the defense with eight ground balls was Zac Swanson. Goalie Bingham made an amazing save as time expired to secure the win.


Zenergy women capture trophies in Boise

     Six Wood River Valley women who train at Ketchum’s Zenergy Health Club competed last weekend in the 21st annual NGA Northwest Natural Pro-Atlas Bodybuilding and Figure Championships at Borah High School auditorium in Boise.

     Natalia Tekiela, 35, won two third-place trophies in the Novice Figure division by height as well as Masters Figure (ages 35-40). Shanon Christensen, 40, took second place in Novice Figure by height and Nicole Kashino, 39, was fifth in Novice Figure by height. Coach and trainer was Yvette Hubbard.


Blaine County/Hershey track meet in Carey Saturday

     Carey High School’s Derrick Parke Memorial Field will be a busy place Saturday, May 4 starting at 9 a.m. for the annual Blaine County/Hershey track and field meet. It’s the culmination of a three-week Blaine County Recreation District spring program for young track and field athletes ages 7-14, in grades 1-8. Top finishers in the 9-14 age classes can qualify for further state–level competition.


Entry deadlines for Sun Valley Half Marathon

     The Wood River YMCA is presenting the ninth annual Sun Valley Half Marathon on Saturday, June 1 starting at 9 a.m. from the lawn near Sun Valley Pavilion. Last year there were 100 finishers at the 13.1-mile distance led by Joseph Gray, 28, in 1.14:50 and Shannon Deboer, 25, in 1.37:34.

     This year’s courses are 13.1 miles, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles). Registration deadline is Sunday, May 19 for the fee of $70 for the half marathon, $50 for the 10k and $40 for the 5k. After that, from May 20 through the final deadline of May 26, the fees rise to $80 half marathon, $60 for 10k and $50 for 5k. Runners receive t-shirts. All race proceeds go to YMCA programming.

     To sign up, visit Race director Brad Mitchell ( can answer questions.


WRHS athletes Tom Bailey, Chris Carnes commit to colleges

     Wood River High School student-athletes Tom Bailey and Chris Carnes are planning to compete at the college level—Bailey with a wrestling scholarship he received from Concordia Univ. in Seward, Neb., a NAIA school, and Carnes in football at Foothill Community College in Los Altos, Ca.

     Bailey was a four-year wrestling letterman and four-time state wrestling qualifier at Wood River. He has been chosen to represent the Idaho team at the America’s Cup tournament in California over Memorial Day weekend. Carnes, an honor roll student, was a four-year varsity football starter who received post-season honors for being one of Wood River’s top linemen.


More Robie Creek results

     Further local results from the 36th annual Race to Robie Creek 13.1-mile half marathon run near Boise April 20, with overall placing, racer name and age, final time and class placing:

     286—Joanna Peters, 37, of Hailey 1.51:56 (5th 35-39). 290—Courtney Shanahan, 33, of Ketchum 1.52:02 (4th 30-34). 430—Joshua Wells, 43, of Ketchum 1.56:45 (54th 40-44). 643—Amber Larna, 31, of Carey 2.02:50 (27th 30-34). 1303—Stephanie Olson, 42, of Ketchum 2.21:52 (60th 40-44).


SVSEF gives out alpine awards

     Here are the 2012-13 Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine team awards for the U-21/U-18, U-16 and U-14 squads:

     · MVP: Jordan Fitzgerald and Ben Kanellitsas (U-21/U-18); Haley Cutler and Will Snyder (U-16); Katelyn Rathfon and Noah Leininger (U-14).

     · Most Improved: Mackenzie Bachmeier and Logan Shipley (U-21/U-18); Royce Rheinschild and John Blackburn (U-16); Ary Chutkan and Keegan Webber (U-14).

     · Most Inspirational: Margot Griffith and Stockton Troyer (U-16); Sage Rheinschild and Cooper Dart (U-14).

     · Engl Awards—Jordan Fitzgerald and Kipling Weisel.

     · Odmark Awards—Olivia Wentzell and Parker Scott (U-21/U-18); Kaia Jensen and Cooper Dart (U-14).

     · Special awards: Longevity—Cole Caulkins, Ben Kanellitsas, Chris Nalen, Kipling Weisel and KJ Savaria. Mountain Kidd—KJ Savaria. Academic—Trenor Gould. Howard  Dean Scholarship—Katelyn Rathfon.


Les Bois horse racing opens tonight

     Les Bois Park in Boise kicks off its 31-day live horse racing season today, Wednesday, May 1, just in time for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. Jockey Gary Stevens, who started his racing career in Boise, will ride Oxbow in Saturday’s Derby.

     Post times at the Expo Idaho track located on Glenwood near Garden City are generally at 5:30 p.m. (gates open 4 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 1 through Aug. 10. There are earlier 2 p.m. post times (gates open 12:30 p.m.) on Derby Day, plus Saturday, May 18, on Memorial Day Monday, May 27 and on Saturday, June 8. Admission is $5 adults and $2 for ages 13-17. Kids under 12 are free. So are women on Wednesdays.


Taekwondo success in Boise

     Sun Valley Taekwondo and 19 of its students attended its first spring tournament April 20 in Boise. The following students earned gold, silver and bronze medals in forms and sparring in their belt divisions during the Idaho Taekwondo Training Center Open Taekwondo Tournament:

     Gold—Ethan Hansen, Eduardo Escalera, Juan Reyes, Benito Martinez, James O’Neal, Michael Todd and Bryan Martinez.

     Silver—Skylar Maguire, Nolan Kreczkowski, Juan Reyes, Larsen Bier, Ben Wise, Sebi Radl-Jones, Curtis Larsen, Daisy Martinez, James O’Neal, Michael Todd and Richard Todd.

     Bronze—Matthew Young, Skylar Maguire, Eduardo Escalera, Ben Wise, Liam Curd, Sebi Radl-Jones, Isaac Brannon, America Tamayo, Richard Todd and Bryan Martinez.


SV5B swimmers strike gold in Caldwell

     Eight members of coach Brian Gallagher’s Sun Valley 5B swim team scored high point honors during the USA Swimming-sanctioned age-group Caldwell Invitational April 13-14 at the College of Idaho Aquatic Center. There were 257 swimmers from 10 Snake River regional teams. But SV5B ruled the day with 13 golds in Women’s 13-and-over.

     Earning first-place finishes were Maddie Johnson, 14, in 100 and 200 free, 100 and 200 fly, 200 IM and 200 back; Kaedi Fry, 16, 50 fly, 100 breast, 100 free and 200 IM; Ashley Dreyfus, 15, 50 and 200 breast; and Loni Unser, 15, in 100 back and 50 free. Showing time improvements were Mason Johnson, Petra Glenn, Faye Prekeges and Eva Carlson.

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