Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Higher Ground shoot is Saturday at Ohio Gulch

     Hurtig Shooting Center in Ohio Gulch north of Hailey hosts the Higher Ground/Sun Valley “Lock and Load” Shooting Event Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     New this year from 10 a.m. to noon is shooting instruction for ages 10-15. Bring your rifle and be professionally trained by a former U.S. Navy SEAL. You must be accompanied by an adult.

     Instruction and demonstrations take place in the morning. It is followed by lunch provided by Grumpy’s, pistol and shotgun demos from 1-2 p.m. and competition in Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays and 5 Stand from 2-4 p.m.

     Tickets at $75 per shooter ($175 VIP includes barbecue and awards) are available by calling Tyra MacGuffie at 726-9298 ext. 115. Email her at Visit for more.


Taekwondo black belts

     The newest Sun Valley Taekwondo black belt students are Curtis Larsen and Isaac Brannon, according to Master Petersen, head instructor of Sun Valley Taekwondo. He said, “These students work a minimum of four years to obtain the rank. Congratulations to Curtis and Isaac.”


Hill Climb clarification

     Misspelled in the Baldy Hill Climb results provided by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and published by the Idaho Mountain Express Wednesday was the name of Benjamin Syms. He placed 25th among male racers in 50:46.


Hilary Knight skates with Anaheim Ducks

     Sun Valley’s Hilary Knight took part in a practice session with the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks on Friday, Oct. 3.

     Knight, 25, is a two-time silver medalist with the U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team and record-setting scorer with the University of Wisconsin. She fulfilled a dream by practicing with the men’s professional hockey team while attempting to raise the profile of women’s hockey.

     According to the Anaheim Ducks, Knight was believed to be the first female skater (non-goalie) to practice with an NHL team. She took part in a portion of Ducks practice before serving as a guest coach for the Lady Ducks hockey team. Knight was in southern California to support USA Hockey’s “Girls Try Hockey for Free Day,” Sunday, Oct. 12 that is designed to introduce young girls to the sport of hockey.

     USA Hockey also announced Thursday the roster and schedule for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete in the Four Nations Cup Nov. 4-8 at Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

     Knight, a 5-10 forward, is one of 12 members of the 2014 silver medal-winning U.S. Women’s Olympic ice hockey team on the 23-player roster for the upcoming competition in Canada. Team USA opens up Nov. 4 against Finland, and then plays Canada Nov. 5 and Sweden Nov. 7.


Trail Run Points Series winners

     Race organizer Brad Mitchell has announced the winners of the 2014 Wood River Valley Trail Run Points Series. He said, “We had 13 runners sign up to participate in the point series. Of the 13, seven held strong to the end, racing all three events (Harriman Boulder Dash, Nasty 9, Baldy Hill Climb, all in September).”

     The winners were Angenie McCleary of Ketchum and Tom Liby of Boise. For their efforts, Tom and Angenie will each receive a prize package from local businesses, Mitchell said. He thanked The Elephants Perch, Galena Lodge, Smith Optics, Leslie Bray and Scott McCoubrey for contributing to the prize packages for the winners.

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