Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sports summary

Family Fun Day, rodeos are Blaine Fair highlights

     The eight-day 2014 Blaine County Fair wraps up this week with popular family events on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9 at Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey.

     On Friday, Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. features dancing, live music, arts and craft vendors, a mechanical bull, bouncy houses, rides for the kids and a petting zoo.

     Friday night is the Little Kids Rodeo at 7 p.m. in the fairgrounds rodeo arena. Sign up at 6 p.m. Events are sheep riding, goat tail tying and barrel racing for 8-and-under, and, for ages 9-11 and 12-13, calf riding, goat tying (with horse), barrel racing and pole bending. Admission is $5 for spectators, free for 13-and-under.

     The Fall Rodeo on Saturday also begins at 7 p.m. with sign-ups at 6 p.m. ($15 per person to enter). Get ready for the Wild Cow Race (3-person teams) and Wild Cow Milking (2-person teams). There will also be heifer riding and barrel racing. Admission is $5 at the gate, with kids 8-and-under admitted free of charge.


Valley Club golfers compete at PGA Assistants

     Valley Club assistant golf pros Nick Brown of Hailey and Jason Marner of La Quinta, Ca. placed in the middle of the pack during the 24-golfer, $8,250 National Car Rental Rocky Mountain Section PGA Assistant Championship July 30-31 at Blackfoot Golf Course.

     Marner (78-72 for 6-over-par 150, $50) and Brown (73-77, 150) tied for 10th in the 36-hole tourney won by 26-year-old Jake Harr of Buhl’s Clear Lake Country Club (69-70, 5-under-par 139, $2,000). Harr and runner-up Joey Lovell of Bozeman’s Black Bull qualified for the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at Port St. Lucie, Fla.


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.

     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.


Sawtooth Century Bike Tour is Saturday

     As a fundraiser, the Wood River Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring the fully-supported Sawtooth Century Bike Tour through the central Idaho mountains around Sun Valley on Saturday, Aug. 9.

     The 100-mile course starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at The Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum, goes north to Alturas Lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area over the 8,720-foot Galena Summit, and returns to the Ketchum Town Square finish. The 50-mile course begins at 9 a.m. from the Perch and rides the same course as the 100-miler, only the turnaround is at the 7,310-foot Galena Lodge.

     Cost is $75 for the 100-miler and $65 for the 50-miler. Entry deadline is Aug. 7. For details and registration, call Brett Stevenson at 720-8336 or email



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