Stilling earns national nod
Wood River High School athletic and activities director Kevin Stilling has been recognized as a Certified Athletic Administrator by National Interscholastic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
Based in Indianapolis, Ind., the NIAAA announced Stilling’s recognition Feb. 12. The voluntary certification process included an evaluation of his educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a comprehensive written exam.
Winter Games figure skating this weekend in Sun Valley
The Sun Valley Figure Skating Club hosts its Sun Valley Winter Games competition Saturday, Feb. 23 at Sun Valley Skating Center, followed by a day of testing Sunday, Feb. 24.
Spectators are invited to watch Saturday’s competition.
It starts with Showcase Dramatic Entertainment from 8:30-9:40 a.m., followed by Basic Elements, Compulsory and Free Skate from 9:40 a.m.-3:35 p.m. The Ensembles, Showcase Light Entertainment, Duets and Interpretive are from 3:50-5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Baseball and softball organization sets Feb. 25 meeting
The annual meeting of the Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA) has been planned for Monday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Community Campus in Hailey. Anyone interested in learning what is planned for 2019 baseball and softball programs in the valley is invited to attend.
Cole saluted at Johns Hopkins “Senior Day” game
Bellevue’s Rory Cole was one of seven Johns Hopkins University seniors honored Saturday, Feb. 16 during Blue Jays’ regular-season home finale festivities at Goldfarb Gym in Baltimore, Md.
Cole (4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block) helped the highly-regarded Blue Jays (22-3, 18-2 Centennial Conference) beat Ursinus (16-9) of Pennsylvania 75-53. The outcome stretched the school’s win streak to nine entering this week’s Centennial tourney.
The 6-2 former Wood River High girls’ basketball star has started 24 of the 25 Blue Jays games and leads the team with 235 rebounds (9.8 per game) and blocked shots (25). A forward and post player, Cole averages 6.2 point per game.
No. 2-seeded Johns Hopkins with its 18 league wins has established a new program record for conference victories. The Blue Jays play Haverford of Pennsylvania (19-6) Friday, Feb. 22 at top-seeded defending conference champion Gettysburg (Pa.) College. Gettysburg (21-4, 18-2 league) beat Johns Hopkins twice during the season, by 67-60 and 56-49 scores.
Johns Hopkins, averaging 63.5 points per game, has won the Centennial tournament title four times, but not since 2003. Cole is a daughter of Dwight and Holly Cole, who attended the senior activities with their other daughter Jesse, also a Johns Hopkins student/athlete.
Middlebury skiers win their own carnival weekend
Hailey cross-country skiers Peter Wolter and Annika Landis helped the Middlebury Panther ski teams to a narrow 915-908 win over Dartmouth College during the Middlebury Carnival stop with cross-country ski races at Rikert Nordic Center Feb. 15-16.
Landis was fifth in the 10k classic event and led the Panther women in sixth place during the 5k skate. Wolter placed fourth in the 15k classic event, 21 seconds of the winning time. He was eighth in the 10k skate.