Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Hunter Storey benefits this week

     Hunter Storey, 27, of Ketchum, a 2004 Wood River High School graduate, has been diagnosed with a cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the Seattle, Wash. area.

     To help Storey cope with medical and living expenses while he’s unable to work, friends have organized a benefit scramble golf tournament at Sun Valley Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 12. The day will include a silent auction and raffle at Sun Valley Club.

     The 18-hole benefit golf tourney has an 11 a.m. shotgun start Saturday. Cost is $75 per person, $300 per team, or $50 for Sun Valley season pass holders. There will also be an 18-hole putt-putt tournament for all ages at 2 p.m., cost $20 per team.

     Ketchum’s Cornerstone Bar & Grill will hold a “Guest Bartender Night,” on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. Raffle tickets (5 for $20, 12 for $50, 25 for $100) will be sold that night, also on Oct. 4-5 at Atkinsons’ in Ketchum and on Oct. 12 during the golf tournament events.

     Tax-deductible donations will be accepted by cash or check only, made out to Bald Mountain Rescue Fund in Benefit of Hunter Storey, P.O. Box 370, Ketchum, ID 83340. Call the golf shop at 622-2251 for details.


Sun Valley Youth Hockey plans hockey swap, events

     Sun Valley Youth Hockey is planning a number of pre-season events centering around the SVYH/Ketchum Park Penguins “Hockey Swap,” on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 12 noon-2 p.m. in the Atkinson Park Common Room, Ketchum.

     Drop off “Hockey Swap” items for sale from 11 a.m.-noon next Saturday, and pick up unsold gear and/or sale proceeds from 2-2:30 p.m. A total 15 percent of sales will benefit SVYH and Park Penguins. Details, Andi Meuicci, or call 425-890-1585.

     Kids ages 5-8 who are interested in SVYH can give hockey today, Wednesday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Sun Valley Indoor Ice Rink. Kids will need helmets and gloves. Participants can use Sun Valley rental skates for free, if they don’t have skates. Call Pete Whitehead 720-0852.

     The SVYH winter season begins Monday, Oct. 28. For sign-ups, go to The Sun Valley Suns pre-season hockey camp is Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 24 for ages 5-8 and 9-13. Contact Charles Friedman for sign-up.


October is here, time for cyclocross

     If you’re a cyclist and it’s October, you must be thinking about cyclocross.

     The 10th annual Idaho Crosstoberfest cyclocross races are planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 in Hailey, based out of Powerhouse Pub and Bike Studio with racing at Old Cutters Park. The event includes a craft beer festival.

     Cyclocross events usually occur in autumn and early winter. They are short races, usually under 60 minutes in length, during which the cyclists make laps on short tracks with challenging terrain and obstacles that occasionally force the bikers to dismount and carry.

     Powerhouse’s Billy Olson, a former professional road bike racer, said about his growing grass-roots bike competition, “This event is just a lot of fun.”

     Time trials for start position begin at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Old Cutters Park. The time trials are free of charge, provided you sign up for Saturday’s main event. Entry is $20 per person.

     Categories are Men 1/2/3 and 35-plus, Men’s Cat. 4 and 45-plus, Women, Juniors and 1st Timers, Youth 12-and-under, 9-and-under and 6-and-under.

     Saturday’s first- and second-flight races take place at 11 a.m. and 12 noon, followed by the Shimano Youth Series events from 12:50-1:15 p.m., and finally by the third and fourth flights at 1:30 p.m. and 2:40 p.m.

     Visit for sign up details.


Cyclocross in Boise

     Local cyclists did well competing in Southern Idaho Cyclocross races Oct. 5-6 at Sandy Point near Boise. Among the first-place racers were Jena Page Greaser and Richard Feldman, both of Ketchum.

     Greaser placed first in the Pro Women’s 1/2/3 group and also won the entire field heat both Saturday and Sunday. Feldman won Pro Men’s 1/2/3 Sunday and was second Saturday. Other local podiums were:

     2—Mike Olenick in Masters 55-plus. 5—Dave Harrison in Pro Men’s1/2/3.



Runners tackle O’Leary meet

     Last Wednesday was a travel day to the O’Leary Invitational in Twin Falls for the Wood River Middle School runners.

     Kirsys Campbell (2nd overall) paced the fifth-place Wood River girls team. Others were: 38—Emma Flolo. 44—Karsyn Gerringa. 47—Ellie Gorham. 49—Dakota King Hutton. 51—Ali Barney. 53—Sofia Kinney.

     The Hailey boys finished third overall led by Dane Thompson (9th) and Landon Nurge (4th). Others: 19—Carter Gerringa. 24—Hunter Barrow. 25—Jorgen Lawrence. 54—Easten Beck. 58—Luke Dahlen.


Wood River baseball, softball meeting Oct. 21

     Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA) will hold its annual meeting and goal-setting discussion on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Distance Learning Center room at Hailey’s Wood River High School. Volunteer positions available on the board are president, vice president, treasurer, Babe Ruth director and All-Star director. Call Matt Douthit 309-2639 with questions or check out the Web site

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