Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SPORTS SUMMARY


Football crab feed is Saturday

     The Wood River High School football program is hosting its third annual “All You Can Eat” crab feed Saturday, March 8 at the high school in Hailey, head coach Kevin Stilling has announced.

     The event runs from 5-9 p.m. in the high school commons area. Last year, the crab feed provided financial help for the program’s team camp, for spirit packs (team clothing) and equipment, and for a pre-season team building retreat.

     Stilling said, “This has turned into a fun night with lots of chances to win prizes as well as to purchase tickets to win other prizes while enjoying an all-you-can-eat crab dinner.”

     Tickets are $30 per person. Stop by the WRHS office and purchase tickets or contact potatofootball@gmailcom. Call Stilling 720-2842 or Margie Balcos at 206-851-4237.

 

Hunter/jumper show a success for riders

     Two Wood River High School students, Macy Mitchell and McKenna Norris, have placed high in an international hunter/jumper horse show in California.

     Mitchell and Norris, trained by Teresa Englehart, competed Feb. 23 in the HITS Desert Circuit $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix class at Thermal, Ca.

     Placing first for the $450 top prize was Mitchell with her 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding named Ringmaster. The pair led with first round with a 78 and returned with an 82 in the second round for the win.

     Mitchell, 15, said, “I was very surprised. This was his first show back after a year off and we were just on our game for those bending lines and turns.” Ringmaster had taken a brief hiatus in the jumpers before tackling his first-ever hunter event.

     Wood River freshman Norris placed ninth in the very competitive class, just out of the money, with her horse Quidam De Rejoice.

 

Kindercup leaves gates Sunday

     The 58th annual Kindercup non-sanctioned alpine ski event sponsored by the Papoose Club is Sunday, March 9 on Dollar Mountain. Primary sponsors are Smith Optics, US Bank and Power Engineers. Invited are ski and snowboard racers ages 3-12.

     Registration on the bottom floor of Carol’s Dollar Mountain Cabin is from 8:30-9:30 a.m., with racing at 10:15 a.m. Racing is free, but donations are accepted. The awards ceremony is at 12:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.

     To become involved, contact event chair Louise Isaacs at spacemom@svskylan.net or call her at 720-5931.

     Download the registration form at papooseclub.org and avoid the lines on race day. To volunteer your time, visit vols.pt/BM9vid.

 

Sign up for middle school baseball, softball

     Registration is underway for the Wood River Middle School spring Babe Ruth baseball and softball program staged in conjunction with the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA).

     Baseball is for boys ages 13-15 (grades 7-9) and softball is for girls 12-14 (grades 6-8). Games in Hailey, Jerome and Twin Falls begin the third week of April and continue through the end of May. Registration fee is $75 including jersey and cap.

     Dates to remember: On Wednesday, March 5, in-person sign-ups for baseball and softball from 4-7 p.m. at Wood River Middle School in Hailey; on Monday, March 10, a weekday throwing program begins at 3:30 p.m. at the middle school; and Wednesday, March 19, parent-player meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the middle school.

     Sign up at wrbsazone.com or call middle school Babe Ruth director Lars Hovey at 721-1948, or lhovey@blaineschools.org.

 

Register teams now for Sawtooth Relay

     Team entries are now being accepted for the 23rd annual Sawtooth Relay Saturday, June 14 running a 62-mile course from Stanley to Ketchum for six-person teams, according to relay director Terry Hoebelheinrich. The 310-team limit is expected to be reached before the March 31 deadline. Entry forms are available at sawtoothrelay.com. Call 853-1221.




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