Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Passing skate tests in Utah
    Sun Valley Figure Skating Club skaters traveled to Utah June 14 to compete and take advantage of a U.S. Figure Skating test session.
    Murphy Kendall passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field test, and Sage Curtis passed the Preliminary Free Skate test.
    Sage Curtis’ test and competition result qualified her to enter the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase competition for the first time this August. She and Alexandra Harten, the reigning U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase Novice Light Silver Medalist, unveiled their new showcase programs for a delighted audience at the West Valley Figure Skating Club’s “Skatefest” competition.
    Skating at the Junior level, Harten faced no competition and was awarded a first-place trophy. Curtis won a third place trophy in Preliminary Showcase. Competing at the Preliminary level, Sheldon Gentling won a fourth place medal in Artistic and placed fifth in Free Skate.
Regional track and field competition in Utah
    Four members of the Idaho Ice Track Club qualified for and raced in the USATF Regional Track and Field Championships for a four-state region last weekend at Utah State University in Logan.
    Christian Bothwell placed first in the Midget Boys 1500-meter run (5:29.51) and sixth in the 400m dash (1:10.73). Henry Raff placed third in Youth Boys 1500m (4:57.36, a 30-second personal record) and fourth in the 800m (2:35.88). Kirsys Campbell was sixth in Youth Girls 800m (2:41.81). Moving up an age class from last year, Jaren Bothwell improved to making the 200m finals in Youth Boys.

Youth baseball tournament at Salmon
    Wood River Baseball and Softball Association 12-U and 10-U All-Star baseball teams each placed second in their divisions at the June 14-15 Salmon tournament.
    Coached by Brian Nelson and Matt Douthit, the 12-U All-Stars featured Quinn Osman, Dominick Leos, Ike Buxton, James Cantrell, Clayton Douthit, Alexx Sanders, Crow Macdonald, Andrew Nelson, Fabian Leos, Blake Nelson, Hunter Diehl, Henry Cherp and Jake Blackburn.
    The Hailey-based 10-U squad coached by Bryan Speth and Jeff Burrell included Cole Peterson, Colby Speth, Huck Sprong, Hunter Thompson, Axel Diehl, Alex Shafer, Zane Barkholz, Deke Burrell, Ashton Tanner, Ethan Shoemaker and Josh Blackburn.

Youth lacrosse program offered by Rec District
    The Blaine County Recreation District ( is offering a summer youth coed lacrosse program for all abilities in grades 2-7.
    The weekday program scheduled for Monday, July 15 through Thursday, Aug. 15 is limited to the first 30 players who sign up and pay the $65 entry fee that includes instruction and equipment.
    Registration is now open. Any questions, contact BCRD Sports and Leagues Coordinator Brad Musbach at 578-5458 or

Hailey Skateboard Competition is Saturday
    Thanks to the city of Hailey and community contributions, the second annual Hailey Skateboard Competition is Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hailey Skate Park.
    The event starts with registration and warm up at 9 a.m. Competitors will be divided into age groups and run a two-heat format. Judges will determine the best skateboarders.
    Skateboarders with the highest score in their age groups will win medals and prizes. There will be raffles during the event. Raffle prizes from the Blaine County Recreation District include a Nordic season ski pass, aquatic family season swim pass, two individual season swim passes, and three months gym pass. There is also a fix gear bike from Powerhouse Fit Studio, Hailey.
    The Hailey Skate Park Committee is still seeking donations for the event. Contact Lamar Waters at 720-3914. You can also donate on Hailey’s Web site at, and click on donations.

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