Young skaters invited to give ice hockey a try
Sun Valley Youth Hockey is offering aside two sessions of “Give Hockey a Try,” specifically as a learn-to-skate opportunity for kids ages 5-14. SVYH coaches and staff will attend to help the kids, and equipment will be made available.
Free events are today, Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Campion Ice House in Hailey, and Thursday, Oct. 3 at Sun Valley Skating Center. Times are 5-6 p.m. at each location. Come at 4:30 p.m. if you need equipment.
Kids should bring long-sleeved shirts and pants, along with any hockey gear or any sports helmet. Winter sports gloves are recommended.
The SVYH season begins Monday, Oct. 14. For details, contact program director Chad O’Brien at 814-288-7581, or SVYH registrar Nancy Fenn 208-720-5165.
Curling clinic tonight, learn to skate lessons next week
Hailey’s Campion Ice House is holding a curling clinic today, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Instruction is provided for $10 per person. Two lanes will be available for “open curl,” the cost $10. Wear warm clothes and shoes/boots with tread.
Learn to skate lessons begin the week of Oct. 7, Mondays or Tuesdays at 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Cost is $55 for five weeks.
Golf ace at Sun Valley
Dillon Witmer carded his first-ever hole-in-one on Friday, Sept. 27 at Sun Valley Resort. On the 115-yard No. 6 hole of Trail Creek course, Witmer used a cap wedge to hole out. Witness was Hunter Storey.
Cutthroat cross country runners
Sun Valley Community School senior athletes Sydney Palmer-Leger and Johnny Hagenbuch took part in their second prep cross country competitions of 2019 in recent weeks.
Hagenbuch posted his second-best finish in seven years of running cross country at SVCS with a 16:17.80 clocking over 3.1 miles at the Dani Bates Invitational Sept. 26 at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls.
Out of 114 boys’ varsity runners, he placed second 21 seconds behind race winner Payton Bingham, a Twin Falls senior (15:56). Hagenbuch’s personal-best is 15:40 in capturing second place in last year’s State 1A cross country footrace.
Palmer-Leger clocked a personal-best 20:40 for 24th place out of 249 runners during the Bob Firman Invitational Girls’ Division 2 3.1-miler Sept. 13 at Eagle Island State Park. The winner was Bear Lake sophomore Elli Kelsey at 18:56.