Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Ski Club has two races on Baldy next week

     The Sun Valley Ski Club has announced details about the second and third races of the 2013-14 Baldy Cup series, scheduled for next week.

     A SVSC club slalom will be staged Sunday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. on Baldy as the first event of the 48th annual Sun Valley Ski Club Reunion Week. Register from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs Lodge.

     Racing highlight of Reunion Week is the Bradford Cup giant slalom Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m., with registration from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs Lodge. The race is free to ski club members. Awards will be presented later Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. during the ski club’s annual membership meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Valley Inn Limelight Room Salon C.   For more details visit sunvalleyski.com.


Hailey Ice up and running, January classes are set

     Hailey Ice free public skating at the Hailey Rodeo Arena started over the Christmas holiday and will continue during January. And the schedule has been announced for after-school skating classes in January.

     If you have your own skates, the facility is open from dawn through 10 p.m. daily. In January, free skates are offered weekdays from 2:30-6 p.m. and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. For the rest of the holiday break, you can get free skates from 10:30-6 p.m. each day.

     “Learn to Skate” classes take place Tuesdays from Jan. 14-Feb. 4 from 3-3:45 p.m. Cost is $25.

     Skating experience is required for Friday figure skating classes designed for grades 1-6, with Beginning (3-3:30 p.m.) and Intermediate (4-4:30 p.m.) sessions each Friday from Jan. 10-Feb. 7. Cost is $35.

     Ice hockey classes for kindergarten through the sixth grade are $30. For boys they are Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. from Jan. 8-Feb. 5. For the girls they are set for Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. from Jan. 9-Feb. 6.


Sign up for Presidents’ Day youth baseball clinic

     The Wood River Presidents’ Day youth baseball clinic is set for Monday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors at Wood River High School in Hailey. Former and current Wood River coaches and players will conduct the clinic for kids in elementary and middle school. Cost is $20 including lunch and shirt. Proceeds go to the Wood River baseball program.

     For more information and online registration, visit wrbsazone.com or sawtoothbaseball.com.


Mal Prior, Makayla Cappel at World University Games

     Two Wood River Valley winter sport athletes competed at the World University Games Dec. 11-21 in Trentino, Italy.

     Mal Prior, 21, a student at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, competed in snowboard cross, halfpipe and slopestyle. Two-time All-American cross-country skier Makayla Cappel, 22, of the University of Denver competed in cross-country skiing.

     Prior’s high point was a second place in halfpipe qualifying with an 81.50 score, trailing only eventual winner Ruben Verges of Spain in the Dec. 16 initial qualifying run. Prior placed 12th in the halfpipe finals Dec. 17. He also placed third in the snowboard cross finals Dec. 12, and fifth (the second American) in the slopestyle final run Dec. 21.

     Cappel was the top American woman in her events. She placed 40th of 57 finishers with a time of 47:14 in the 15-kilometer classic mass start finale Dec. 20. She was 53rd of 94 skiers at 14:38 in the 5k freestyle race Dec. 17. Cappel was 41st in the sprint qualifier Dec. 14, and 50th of 71 finishers in the 5k classic/5k skate skiathlon prologue on Dec. 12.


Grumpy’s, Lefty’s win in Senior “A” hockey

     The top two teams in the Senior “A” Hockey League early this season squared off Dec. 26 with Sun Valley Auto Club/Grumpy’s (3-1-0) prevailing 7-3 over Yoga College (2-2-0) at Sun Valley Skating Center.

     Frank Salvoni notched a three-goal hat trick and Charles Friedman added two. Providing single goals were Rune Haavik and Dave Hennessy. Assisting for the winners were Rod Watson (2), Rian Timmons (2), Vilnis Nikolaisons (2) and Salvoni.

     Yoga scorers were Pete Whitehead, Scott Winkler and Danny Gariepy. Assisting were Brad Dredge, Tate Mills and Clint Lightner.

     In another game marked by a third-period melee that resulted in one player visiting the hospital, Lefty’s Bar & Grill (2-2-0) survived 3-2 over Morgan’s Fine Finishes (1-3-0).

     Highlighting the contest was a fine goaltending exhibition by Bobby Farrelly of Lefty’s and Tony Benson of Morgan’s. Benson stopped several breakaways, point blank.

     John Kearney Jr. netted the game winner early in the third for Lefty’s. Other goals for the winners came from Bobby Sloper and Drew Barsch. Scoring for Morgan’s were David Dredge and Parker Weekes.

     Next league games are Thursday, Jan. 2 with Lefty’s playing Grumpy’s at 7 p.m. and Yoga going against Morgan’s at 8:15 p.m. Next Tuesday, Jan. 7, it’s Morgan’s vs. Grumpy’s at 8 p.m. and Yoga-Lefty’s at 9:10 p.m.

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