Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sports summary

Join gold medalists Picabo and Kaitlyn for golf

     Local Olympic gold medalists Picabo Street and Kaitlyn Farrington will be at Ketchum’s Bigwood Golf Course for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s “Golf for Gold,” fundraising golf scramble on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

     SVSEF communications director Jody Zarkos said on the organization’s Web site, “We can’t vouch for their golfing skills but we do know both are glib, gregarious and good company. The opportunity to golf with them will go to the highest bidder.”

     The event includes dinner at Bigwood Bar & Grill. Tickets are $150 for golf and dinner, $75 for just dinner. Space is limited to 15 foursomes and 20 dinner guests. Proceeds will go to the SVSEF’s Gold Team, which helps elite athletes compete on the international stage.

     Many longtime residents remember the John Harker Memorial Classic staged from 1980-91. The perpetual tournament trophy has been dusted off and will be awarded to the winning team. Prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin will be given out. A calcutta, silent auction and live music will be part of the evening. 

     Call Jody at 726-4129 ext. 102.

     Street captured an alpine skiing gold medal in super giant slalom in 1998 and Farrington won the 2014 Olympic snowboard halfpipe gold.


Junior Olympic distance runner

     Idaho Ice Track Club distance runner Kirsys Campbell of Hailey placed 13th of 37 finishers in the Girls 13-14 age class 3000-meter run during the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics July 26 at Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas near hot and steamy Houston. Her finishing time was 11.12:08, about 50 seconds off the winning time and just four seconds off her personal best. The result was her best-ever finish in her third national championship appearance.


Wild West skateboard winner at Jackson Hole

     Hailey’s Jedson Waters, 12, captured both the Street and Bowl competitions in the Boys’ 12-and-under class during the Wild West Skateboard Contest Series (WWSCS) event Saturday, July 26 at Jackson Hole, Wyo. It was the first event in a late-summer skateboard series that includes an Aug. 16 competition at Driggs in eastern Idaho and the series finale Sept. 6 back at Jackson Hole. In addition, there will be a bonus-points skate contest Saturday, Aug. 23 sponsored by The Board Bin at Guy Coles Skatepark in Ketchum. Points gained at the Ketchum event will go towards the WWSCS championship title for 2014.


Kids get their pump track on

     The Blaine County Recreation District’s 2014 Kids’ Pump Track Challenge brought out over 50 competitors and their families to the Hailey Pump Track on the afternoon of Thursday, July 24.

     Four age groups, boys and girls ages 3-13, raced against the clock for the fastest time around the track.

     Here are the top results:

     Striders (4-and-under): 1—Jett VanBueren. 2—Kennedy Ervin. 3—Bridger Grootveld.

     Grommets (5-7): 1—Wyatt Dunn. 2—Kai VanBueren. 3—Reidar Slotten.

     Shredders (8-10): 1—Marcus Shelton. 2—Sergio Sanchez. 3—Elliot Burks.

     Rippers (11-13): 1—Jonah Albers. 2—Avery Anderson. 3—Micah Albers.


Tournament softball

     Playing its third tournament of the summer, the Wood River 10U girls’ softball team racked up another third-place finish in an out-of-town tournament staged July 19-20. Weekend leaders were Taylor Nelson (.500, 2 runs), Caroline Seaward (.300, 2 runs) and Gracie Peterson (.300). Defensive leaders were Gracie Shiver, Makinzie Nelson and Angel Stewart. Other players helping out were Devon Peterson, Katelyn Moreland and Tayzja Mittelstadt.


Backcountry Run correction

     Last week’s published Backcountry Run 16.5-mile result for Correy Shanahan, 35, of Hailey should have placed her sixth overall among 23 women and third in the Women’s 35-39 age class with a time of 2.38:18.

     Inadvertently omitted from the 16.5-mile results was Tizz Miller, 46, of Bellevue, who won the Women’s 45-49 class in 2.42:35 and placed eighth among the 16.5-mile women.


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