Tour of Bogus Nordic results

     Nearly a foot of snow fell Saturday night, causing challenges for the 68 cross-country ski racers taking part in Sunday’s “Tour of Bogus” event at Bogus Basin Nordic Center near Boise. Blizzard conditions made for tough driving up the Bogus Basin road to the site.

     Ketchum’s Bill Nurge, 56, placed third of 18 skiers in the 25-kilometer class at 1.25:07. The 18k men’s winner was Bogus Basin Nordic Team coach Wilson Nippo, 29, in 1.21:04, ahead of runner-up Joseph Jensen, 46 of Boise, 1.21:50. Women’s winner was Jessica Jensen of Boise, 1.52:01, 11th.

     Darlene Young of Ketchum finished 17th overall of 29 skiers in the 10k class in 1.06:22. She was the fifth woman.


USASA Rail Jam and slopestyle at Grand Targhee

     Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Freeski Progression Team athletes visited Grand Targhee last weekend to showcase their skills in Rail Jam and slopestyle events.

     Barrett Beyer won the Grommet Boys (ages 8-9) Rail Jam, while Spencer Ferries gave it his all and placed fourth in Freeski Boys (ages 10-13).

     Wind and snow made Saturday’s slopestyle a tricky challenge. Beyer took gold in Grommet Boys. Inez Kraynick was second in Breaker Girls (12-13), while Zeppelin Pilaro was third in Menehune (10-11).

     SVSEF travel team skier, Ben Fethke climbed podiums in slopestyle (2nd) and halfpipe (3rd) at the USASA Freeway Open in Breckenridge, Co.


State hockey tournaments next for SVYH teams

     Two consecutive weekends of state tournament competition are coming up for Sun Valley Youth Hockey teams.

     The Idaho Amateur Hockey Association state championship tournament is Friday through Sunday, March 1-3 at Ice World in Boise. SVYH has teams in these classes: 18-U Boys, 19-U Girls, 14-U Boys and 14-U Girls. Championship games are Sunday.

     Hailey’s Campion Ice House hosts the IAHA High School 13-team boys’ state tournament Friday through Sunday, March 8-10. Sun Valley’s high school sextet is among eight teams in the “A Flight,” and there are five teams in “B Flight.” In all, 34 games are planned—27 at Campion and seven at Sun Valley Skating Center.


All-Star baseball tryouts set for March 12 and 14

    Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA) stages its tryouts for the 12U All-Stars baseball team Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wood River High School gym.

     Players should choose one date to attend and bring gym attire (shoes, shorts/sweats and a glove, bat/helmet if they have one). Tryouts for 10U will occur in April.

     Questions, contact Greg Carter Also, visit


Call goes out for high school soccer officials

     Give soccer officiating a shot with training provided at no cost by calling 4th District soccer commissioner Van Parker at 208-421-2718.

     No experience is required, but being a soccer fan is a big plus. You can support local high school sports.

     Idaho High School Activities Association candidates must be at least 18 years old, although soccer officials may certify for junior varsity games at age 16. All officials are required to attend a state rules clinic. Visit and click on the link “Officials” to begin the process.

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