Wednesday, July 2, 2014


21 kids enjoy Chuck Gates Junior Golf tournament

     Twenty-one kids enjoyed Friday’s 11th annual Chuck Gates Junior Golf tournament at Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum, said tournament director John Kearney.

     Sponsors were the City of Ketchum, Chuck Gates Youth Endowment, Bigwood Golf Course and Hank Minor at Bigwood Grill. Top results:

     · 9 hole A Division tournament: 1—Nils Watkins 44 (won chip-off). 2—Brock Mary 44. 3—Alvaro Jiraldo 46.

     · 8 hole B Division: 1—David King 44. 2—Jack Wojcik 45. 3—McGuire Connelly 49.

     · 6 hole C Division: 1—Levi Pillar 33. 2—Toby Molter 38. 3—Kevin Myles 52.

     · 5 hole D Division: 1—Harper Mallet 35. 2—Eli Trevino 41. 3—Taylor Rixon 43.

     · 5 hole E Division: 1—Jack Charpentier 30. 2—John King 35. 3—Owen Walker 39.


Idaho Ice Track run results

     The local Idaho Ice Track Club traveled to Mountain View High School in Meridian two weekends ago. Many of the young athletes set personal and team records. Top results for the seven Ice participants:

     Liesl Gerlach (Girls’ 9-10) first in 1500- and 800-meter runs, third in 400m dash; Lauren Roberts (Girls’ 11-12) fourth 400m and sixth 200m Dakota Hutton-King (Girls’ 13-14) fourth 100m and sixth 200m; Kirsys Campbell (Girls’ 13-14) first 3000m and second 800m.

     Jaren Bothwell (Boys’ 13-14) eighth 100m and second long jump; Christian Bothwell (Boys’ 13-14) eighth 1500m and seventh 800m; and Henry Raff (Boys’ 15-16) second 3000m, seventh 1500m, eighth 800m.


Building contractors golf scramble

     The Wood River Building Contractors Association staged its second summer golf scramble June 24 at Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum. Lutz Rentals was the main sponsor.

     Watson Tile captured first place, with Log Restoration Systems taking second place and Idaho Mountain Builders claiming third place. Jeff Smith of D.L. Evans Bank won a putt-off with Fritz Grabher of Team Monge/Liston to secure fourth place for the bankers.


SVSEF gets down and dirty

     The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) staged its inaugural “Down and Dirty Olympic Day and Wild Rumpus,” Monday at Sagewillow Farms in Elkhorn, site of the Air Barn.

     Teams were formed from members of the SVSEF alpine, cross country, freestyle/freeski and snowboard squads. The squads were tasked with completing several events ranging from an obstacle course to jousting to paddle boarding to relays to mental challenges.

     In conjunction with Monday’s event, recipients of the John R. Kalik True North scholarships were named. The Kalik Family, along with the SVSEF, honored three rising juniors or seniors with scholarships totaling 50 percent of next year's tuition fee, according to SVSEF Director of Communications Jody Zarkos.

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