Wednesday, May 14, 2014


American Legion baseball meeting is Thursday

     Wood River American Legion baseball coach Lars Hovey has planned a pre-season player meeting for Thursday, May 15 at 3:45 p.m. in the Distance Learning Lab of Hailey’s Wood River High School. Boys ages 15-18 are welcome to next week’s Legion tryouts set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21 at Founders Field, Hailey. The summer baseball season of games opens June 17 at Buhl and includes the July 3-5 Firecracker Tournament in Boise.


“A Ride for Lane” is Saturday, May 17 out Croy Creek

     A 26-mile out-and-back motorbike ride in memory of Lane Linhart will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Croy Creek Trailhead (Croy Creek race track) west of Hailey.

     The event will be held on county roads in Rock Creek and Croy Creek. Registration opens Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The riders can start after the rider’s meeting. Last riders will go out by 12 noon.

     Anyone owning a motorcycle or ATV four-wheeler with a current OHV sticker can participate. Be sure to wear riding accessories and of course a helmet. Format is “Poker Ride.” There will be a benefit raffle and silent auction at Mahoney’s in Bellevue at 4 p.m. Saturday.

     Donations of $10 will be accepted for the Lane Linhart Scholarship Fund. The event is the senior project of Wood River High School’s Riley Beck. For more details email

     Linhart died Jan. 3, 2014 at the age of 18. He would have been a graduating member of this year’s Wood River High School senior class.

     Son of Heather Linhart and brother of Wood River High student Emma Coulthard, Lane was a honor roll student active in golf, tennis, debate at Wood River, as well as being Student Council Vice President. He had been accepted at the University of Oregon. An outdoors enthusiast, Lane fell in love with dirt bike racing at age 13 and by the age of 15, he won a Western Idaho Motocross Championship. He organized a Boise motocross event through his senior project for Wood River High.


Ketchum Coed Softball meeting is May 22

     Final organizational meeting of the 2014 Ketchum Coed Softball League, a summer slow-pitch program, will be Thursday, May 22 at Lefty’s Bar & Grill, Ketchum. Team representatives should attend to learn about the budget, schedule and rule details.


Taekwondo students at spring tourney in Boise

     Twelve Sun Valley Taekwondo students attended a Boise spring tournament last weekend at Idaho Taekwondo Training Center in Boise. Top results for Sun Valley were:

     Gold medals: Ethan Hansen (sparring); Eduardo Escalera (sparring); and Sebi Radl-Jones (sparring).

     Silvers: William Mitchell (forms); Kendal Mitchell (forms-sparring); Jade Mitchell (forms-sparring); Curtis Larsen (forms-sparring); Yara Jabbour Al Maalouf (sparring); Matthew Young (sparring); Ethan Hansen (forms); and Aaron Torres (sparring).

     Bronze medals: Ivan Rodriguez (forms-sparring); Matthew Young (forms); Eduardo Escalera (forms); and Larsen Bier (forms).


Runners take aim on Redfish, SV Half

     Sign-ups are underway for two major early-season footraces—the fourth annual Redfish Lake Memorial Run on Saturday, May 24 and the 10th annual Sun Valley Half Marathon set for Saturday, June 7.

     The Redfish Lake event attracted 276 runners last year including 59 in the 13.1-mile half marathon, 89 in the 10-kilometer event and 128 for the 5k race. All three courses are offered again in 2014 on paved, gravel and trail surfaces.

     Entry fees prior to May 14 are $50 half marathon, $40 for 10k and $30 for 5k. They increase $10 for the half and $5 for other races from May 14 through May 23. All races start and end at the lodge. There is a new course this year for half marathon/10k runners.

     Visit or go to

     The Sun Valley Half Marathon starts at 9 a.m. June 7 near Sun Valley Pavilion. Last year there were 283 runners including 215 in the half marathon. Once again, 10k and 5k courses will be offered. Cost is $70 plus fees for the half marathon, rising to $100 race day.

     Visit The 10k entry fees are now $50, rising to $80 on race day, and the 5k fees are $30, up to $50.

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