Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Arkoosh Cup at Rotarun on Sunday

     Hailey’s Rotarun Ski Area will host the 47th annual Arkoosh Cup alpine ski races on Sunday, March 2. Kids ages 7-12 will compete on the longer race course, with kids 6-and-under on the smaller course.

     Awards will be given to the fastest boy and girl overall, plus awards to the top five finishers in these age classes: 4-and-under and 5-6 along with Ski Team and Non-Ski Team age classes 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

     Signups begin 9 a.m. Sunday at Rotarun and the races start at 10:30 a.m. Race fee is $10 per person plus the price of a lift ticket ($10 kids ages 6-18, free 5-and-under with parent).


Football crab feed set for March 8

     The Wood River High School football program is hosting its third annual “All You Can Eat” crab feed Saturday, March 8 at the high school in Hailey, head coach Kevin Stilling has announced. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. in the high school commons area. Last year, the crab feed provided financial help for the program’s team camp, for spirit packs (team clothing) and new equipment, and for the pre-season team building retreat.

     Stilling said, “This has turned into a fun night with lots of chances to win prizes as well as to purchase tickets to win other prizes while enjoying an all you can eat crab dinner.”

     Be sure to sign up by Friday, Feb. 28 to help with the food count. Tickets are $30 per person. Stop by the WRHS office and purchase tickets there or contact potatofootball@gmailcom. Call Stilling at 720-2842 or Margie Balcos at 206-851-4237 for more details.


Ski Club’s Super Hero giant slalom on Sunday, March 2

     Calling all caped crusaders and evil arch-enemies, the Sun Valley Ski Club has proclaimed. The club’s next race is called the Super Hero giant slalom, set for Sunday, March 2 at 10 a.m. on the Warm Springs side of Baldy. Registration is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Warm Springs Lodge. Racers of all ages and abilities are welcome for the Baldy Cup Series event. There will be time incentives and prizes for best costumes and feats of daring. Awards will be held afterward at Apple’s Bar & Grill.


Sharks take a bite in B+ Hockey League

     Sharks continued their rise, and Hutch’s Bad Dogs stretched its lead in the B+ Hockey League Sunday at Sun Valley Skating Center.

     The Sharks (5-6-2) continued their late-season surge with a 5-4 triumph over SV Auto Club/Vipers (2-9-2). Scoring single goals for Sharks were Ryan Baumgardner, Jay Hedrick, Ted Kelley, Shaun Kelly and Casey Mills Kelly (1 assist). Jen Embree added two assists and Dave Gittens one.

     Scoring for Vipers were Devan Annan (2 goals/1 assist), Sarah Benson (1/1) and Dan Gralenski (1/0).

     In another game, Hutch’s (9-2-2) romped 8-2 over Aardvarks (7-5-1).

     Bad Dog scorers were Dan Choma (2/0), Andy Bloedorn (1/1), Tom Cahill (1/1), Baba Street (1/1), John Baker (1/0), Ed Grimes (1/0) and Dave McCormack (1/). Assists went to Alex Baron (2), Mark Elsbree (2) and Shannon Flavin. Scoring for Aardvarks were Eric Wingard (1/1), Wendy Speth (1/0) and Bryan Furlong (0/1).

     Flounders (7-5-1) blanked Lampl’s Garage (5-8-0) by a 6-0 count. Jim Slanetz and Dave Klemer each scored twice for Flounders. Others were Josh Green (1/1), Pete Prekeges (1/1) and Terry Crawford (0/1).

     League games for Sunday, March 2 are: At 6:30 p.m., Lampl’s Garage vs. SV Auto Club/Vipers; 7:45 p.m. Sharks vs. Hutch’s Bad Dogs; and 9 p.m., Aardvarks vs. Flounders.


Sign up for middle school baseball, softball

     Registration is underway for the Wood River Middle School spring Babe Ruth baseball and softball program staged in conjunction with the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA).

     Baseball is for boys ages 13-15 (grades 7-9) and softball is for girls 12-14 (grades 6-8). Games in Hailey, Jerome and Twin Falls begin the third week of April and continue through the end of May. Registration fee is $75 including jersey and cap.

     Dates to remember include: On Wednesday, March 5, in-person sign-ups for baseball and softball from 4-7 p.m. at Wood River Middle School in Hailey; on Monday, March 10, a weekday throwing program begins at 3:30 p.m. at the middle school; and Wednesday, March 19, parent-player meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the middle school.

     Sign up at or call middle school Babe Ruth director Lars Hovey at 721-1948, or .

     On Feb. 17, there was a great turnout of 50 young players for a Presidents’ Day youth baseball clinic at the Hailey high school, Hovey said.


Team High Altitude runners at Simplot Games

     Team High Altitude distance runners Mariah Stout and Alexis Gonzales competed in the 36th annual Simplot Games track and field meet that attracted over 1,000 athletes to Pocatello’s Holt Arena Feb. 13-15. Stout posted a personal-best 3200-meter time of 12:37.01, which was 32 seconds faster than her outdoor best at that distance. It was her first time running the 3200m indoors. Gonzales improved 25 seconds by running a 10:33 in the men’s 3200m qualifying event.

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