Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sports summary

Winning hockey weekend for U-14 girls
    Sun Valley Youth Hockey U-14 girls enjoyed an unbeaten weekend at Salmon Nov. 22-24.
    The local girls out-shot four opponents 118-27 and won their games by these scores—2-0 over McCall, 6-1 over Missoula (Mt.), 11-0 over Kalispell (Mt.) and 4-0 over host Salmon.
    Scoring goals and assists were: Morgan Benson 2 goals/1 assist, Denali Stevens 4/0, Tay-lor Hebert 1/0, Megan Johnston 6/1, Audra Mary 3/5, Evi John-son 2/0, Kasey Johnson 2/0, Anik Zarkos 1/0, Jessie Burks 2/1 and Daisy Buxton 0/2.
    Game pucks went to Daisy Buxton, Jessie Burks, Audra Mary, Kasey Johnson and Me-gan Johnson.
    Goalie Evi Johnson made 12 saves in two games. Goalie Sydney Roberts contributed 15 saves in two games. Also at-tending was Scout Hutchinson.

Sophia Schwartz named to U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team
    Former Sun Valley Ski Edu-cation Foundation freestyler Sophia Schwartz, 23, of Sun Valley and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Winter Sports Club is one of three newcomers on the 2013-14 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team.
    The American team led by 2009 world king Pat Deneen of Cle Elum, Wash. and Heather McPhie of Bozeman, Mt. was named in advance of the Dec. 14 International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle World Cup sea-son opener in Ruka, Finland.
    The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team announced the 20 mem-bers of its national team Nov. 22 at Wolf Creek, Co. The new team including eight racers on the “A Team,” five racers on the “B Team,” and seven racers including Schwartz on the “C Team,” was unveiled in a Nov. 23 public celebration at Pagosa Springs (Co.) Spa and Resort.
    Schwartz, who has battled through three knee injuries in the last five years, won her first national title in dual moguls last March at Heavenly, Ca. On last winter’s Nor-Am circuit, she had two victories and six top-10 finishes.
    The World Cup tour visits Deer Valley, Utah Jan. 9-11 and moves on to Lake Placid, N.Y. Jan. 15-18, which will be the final domestic stop before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Sochi, Russia in February.

Community School girls’ basketball season is canceled
    Community School athletic director Richard Whitelaw an-nounced Nov. 19 that the 2013-14 Cutthroat girls’ basketball season has been canceled due to a shortage of players.
    Whitelaw explained, “After countless meetings, we unfor-tunately cannot get enough committed players to maintain a team for the entire season. Reality has set in with the changing times and we do not want to start the season and have to cancel games as the season progresses.
    “We still have an active, healthy middle school program and hopefully we can build the team up again next season.”

Kids can sign up for Sun Valley-Wood River FreeRide Team
    Sun Valley Resort has an-nounced that Sun Valley SnowSports and Wood River Ski Team have combined to create what is called the Sun Valley-Wood River FreeRide Team for the 2013-14 winter season. The program is open to skiers and boarders from age six through high school.
    The 13-week program focus-ing on all-mountain freeriding skills with qualified coaches and instructors begins Satur-day, Dec. 7—meeting at River Run Lodge and running from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $450 per person, or $799 with an un-limited season pass. Scholar-ships are available. Contact Sun Valley SnowSports 622-2289.

Volunteers, housing options needed for Special Olympics Winter Games
    Sun Valley Resort is hosting both the Regional and Idaho State Special Olympics Winter Games in 2014.
    Volunteer coordinator Beth Chandler ( has put out the call for volunteers for the events themselves, and also for people willing to provide hous-ing.
    The regional event will be held Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The State Games are Feb. 28-March 2, with the main event on Sat-urday, March 1.
    Chandler said, “Boise State University is sending several students from its ‘S/O College Club’ that supports Special Olympics. They are on a tight budget so any assist with hous-ing for the State Games Feb. 28 and March 1 would be greatly appreciated.”

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