local weather Click for Sun Valley, Idaho Forecast
 front page
 last week
 express jobs
 about us
 advertising info

 sun valley guide
 real estate guide
 sv catalogs



Produced & Maintained by Idaho Mountain Express, Box 1013, Ketchum, ID 83340-1013 
208.726.8060 Voice
208.726.2329 Fax

Copyright © 2002 Express Publishing Inc.
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

For the week of January 22 - 28, 2003


‘Throats put Tigers
in their tank

JV improves to 12-1

They’ve still got four Northside Conference games to play, but The Community School boys’ varsity basketball team might look back at Saturday's 63-56 league win at Richfield as one of their biggest all season.

Junior Jim Fairchild (13.1 ppg) burned the strings for a season-high 25 points and junior John Hayes (14.4 ppg) added 19 for coach Mike Wade’s Cutthroats (6-6, 4-3 league). Richfield’s Tigers dropped to 3-11, 3-4 league on the season.

John Hayes pulls up and pumps over Shoshone guard Josh Zeck during last Thursday’s Northside Conference game won by host Shoshone 66-50. Express photo by David N. Seelig

The victory gave the Cutthroats the upper hand for the all-important third seed in the seven-team Northside 1A Sub-District tournament starting Feb. 13 in Shoshone. Avoiding the fourth and fifth seeds is important in the tournament make-up.

Only the top two teams in the Northside tournament automatically earn berths in the 16-team State 1A tournament March 5-8 in Caldwell.

Shoshone (6-6, 5-1 league), one of Sun Valley’s chief challengers for state, swept the season series with a 66-50 win over the Cutthroats Thursday. Normally deliberate, Shoshone came out with a hot-shooting, up-tempo game and never let up.

Although the Cutthroats won the rebounding war 31-20, the Indians handled the Cutthroat press well and got big games out of Tony Pereira (22 points, 3 steals) and penetrating guard Mike Fitzgerald (16 points, 4 assists).

Fairchild led the way with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. Hayes chipped in with 10 points, 5 boards, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Ethan Weston added 10 points, 3 boards and 3 assists. Dylan McIlhenny had 9 points, Josh Sonneland 4 points and 4 boards, Luc McCann 3 points and 6 rebounds, Drew Detwiler 3 assists.

The Cutthroats, with five wins in their last six games, hosted Camas County (3-7, 3-4) Tuesday. The ‘Throats go to Dietrich (1-6 league) Friday and entertain league-leading Carey (11-2, 7-0) Tuesday, Jan. 28.


JV rallies past Shoshone

Trailing by nine points with less than four minutes to play, The Community School JV rallied for an improbable 43-42 victory over host Shoshone Thursday night.

Connor Wade (8 points, 4 blocks, 3 steals, 2 assists) buried a huge 3-pointer with a minute left. Audi McCann took a fast-break pass from A.J. Beesley (6 of his team-high 11 points in the fourth quarter) and converted the game-winning three-point play with only 14 seconds remaining.

McCann (6 points fourth) then made an excellent defensive play to stop Shoshone from taking a final shot. The Cutthroats out-pointed the Indians 21-11 in the fourth. Andrew Durtschi ended with 9 points and 6 rebounds, Tyler Jackson 4, Hunter Smith 3 and Ben Larroquette 2.

JV coach Jim Carkonen said, "These kids somehow find a way to win the tight games, which in my experience is the mark of a championship team."

Saturday night, the ‘Throat JV improved to 12-1 with a 53-37 victory over host Richfield. Connor Wade led all scorers with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting including two 3-pointers.


Ski Reports


Mountain Jobs

Formula Sports

Idaho Conservation League



Edmark GM Superstore : Nampa, Idaho

Premier Resorts Sun Valley

High Country Property Rentals

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.