Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Galena’s winter triathlon set for Sunday

     Organizers of Galena Lodge’s 13th annual Ride, Stride and Glide winter triathlon are asking people to dust off your bikes and lace up your running shoes—while keeping your Nordic skis close at hand.

     The popular seasonal event on Sunday, April 6 will officially close the 2013-14 winter season at Galena Lodge 23 miles north of Ketchum. The lodge will re-open Saturday, June 14.

     Start time for Sunday’s triathlon is 9:30 a.m. preceded by registration at 8:30 a.m. The challenges are riding a bike 9 kilometers on Jenny’s Way, running 4.5k on Gladiator loop and skiing 9k on Galena trails Rip and Tear, and Psycho.

     Cost is $45 for a team or $20 for an individual. It includes lunch after the event. There will be a shorter kids’ course, too. Costumes are encouraged.

     Nordic trails in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area will continue to be groomed by the Blaine County Recreation District so check out for current grooming conditions.


Adamson makes Statesman first team

     Carey High School junior guard Nate Adamson continues to pile up post-season prep basketball honors after a campaign in which he carried coach Dick Simpson’s Panthers (16-11) to the State 1A Division 2 consolation championship.

     Adamson (19.1 ppg) earned first-team honors on the Idaho Statesman’s 1A Division 2 All-State team announced Sunday, March 30 in the Boise daily newspaper’s sports section. For two varsity seasons at Carey, he has scored 859 points.

     In his 23 games this season, Adamson shot 43% from the field including 36-for-112 (32%) from 3-point range, and also led the Panthers with a 8.3 per game rebounding average, 6.5 assists per game and 3.5 steals. He upped his game during three games at the state tournament with a 26.0 ppg scoring average including a 14-for-17 single-game state record for free throw shooting. In six state tournament games over the last two years, he has averaged 25.5 ppg each outing.

     Joining Adamson on the first team were “Player of the Year” Leighton Vander Esch of state champion Salmon River and junior Trey Dill of Dietrich. On the second team was Jacob Dalton of Dietrich. Girls’ “Player of the Year” was junior Jacey Shaw of four-time state champ Dietrich, joined by sophomore teammate Katee Hubert on the second team.


Doug Lewis greets SVSEF skiers today

     Reflecting on what it takes to become a world-class competitor, two-time Olympian and world champion bronze medalist Doug Lewis, 50, will talk about his background and U.S. Ski Team experiences to Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation athletes and their parents today, Wednesday.

     Lewis will speak today, Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the SVSEF Engl Training Center in Warm Springs. A reception will follow at Apple’s Bar & Grill. Lewis is expected to share personal anecdotes about today’s superstars, including USST Olympic champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety. He will also cover goal setting and commitment to the sport.

     Hailing from Middlebury, Vt., Lewis competed five seasons for the USST from 1984-88 and retired at the relatively young age of 24. He competed in the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics. His bronze medal in downhill came in the 1985 World Championships at Bormio, Italy.

     Lewis serves as an alpine analyst for NBC’s Universal Sports Network and reported on FIS Alpine World Cup races during the 2013-14 season.


Girls on the Run spring sign-ups

     The 2014 spring season of Girls on the Run officially began this week at Blaine County public and private schools and will continue through the end of May. Registration is limited for the 10-week program, and the girls will be expected to attend after-school practices twice a week. Cost is $115. The program culminates in May’s 5-kilometer fun run in Hailey. Call Mary Fauth at 788-7863 for more details.


Road to Hershey track starts in April

     After-school training for May’s Blaine County/Hershey track and field meet begins in mid-April for kids joining the Blaine County Recreation District’s three-week track and field program this month.

     Registration is underway at the BCRD offices at the Community Campus in Hailey or through Eligible are boys are girls in grades 1-5 at local elementary schools as well as those in grades 6-8 at Blaine County middle schools.

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