SVSEF alpine at Northstar

Ten Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation U-19 alpine racers led by Charlie Snyder, Carly Walther-Porino and Sage Curtis competed March 19-22 in FIS (International Ski Federation) tech races at Northstar (Ca.) Resort. There were nearly 120 racers in the field.

Snyder placed 10th and 4th among U-19s in two slaloms. Curtis was 11th U-19 in giant slalom and 17th in slalom. Walther-Porino was the most consistent of SVSEF racers, finishing all four events in 13th and 14th GS, 22nd and 12th slalom.

Top results of other SVSEF racers: Peyton Sundberg 22-GS and 28-SL; Elizabeth Vanderkloot 10-GS and 11-SL; Falon Hanna 25-GS and 24-SL; Finn Mallinen 25-GS and 17-SL; William Paquette 20-GS and 23-SL; Cassell Lefevre 11-GS; and Buey Grossman 27-GS.


No 2019 state golf at Sun Valley

The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) announced March 6 that Sun Valley Golf Course won’t host the 2019 State 4A prep golf tournament as scheduled, due to the deep winter snowfall.

IHSAA assistant director Julie Hammons informed 4A athletic directors that Sun Valley Golf Course is expecting record flooding because of the significant amount of snow they’ve had, so Sun Valley doesn’t feel the course will be ready by mid-May when the state golf meet will be held.

She added that Twin Falls High School has agreed to host the State 4A meet instead of Wood River High School, so the tourney can stay in the 4th District. So Twin Falls Golf Club is the new site of the May 13-14 competition for girls and boys.


WRHS vies in first golf meet

Wood River High School golfers traveled to sunny and breezy Rupert Country Club March 20 for the team’s first golf competition of the season. Seven of the 10 Great Basin Conference schools took part.

Parker Edwards (82 strokes for 18 holes) placed seventh in the boys’ varsity meet followed by Markus Pettinger, Adam Kind, Isaac Kolman and Brogan Ros. The Hailey girls’ team included Sierra Olson and Madi Thelen.

Coach Anna Edwards said the next meet is April 2 at River’s Edge Golf in Burley.


Save money on Sawtooth Relay sign-ups by March 30

Postmarked team entry deadline is Saturday, March 30 at the save-money fee of $450 for six-member teams interested in the 28th annual Sawtooth Relay set for Saturday, June 8 on a 61.9-mile route from Stanley to Ketchum.

After March 30, the team fee rises to $510 from March 31 through April 19.

Visit sawtoothrelay.com. Last year, there were 201 teams and 1,207 athletes in Idaho’s most famous relay race, ending at Atkinson Park.


Ski Hall of Fame to induct Class of 2018 at Little America Hotel

The U.S. Ski Hall of Fame based in Ishpeming, Mich. will induct its eight newest members Saturday, April 6 at Salt Lake City’s Little America Hotel to culminate three days of pre-induction activities in the Deer Valley and Park City area.

New members are free skiing icon Kristen Ulmer, the late snowboarder Tom Sims, moguls skier Hilary Engisch-Klein, alpine speed skiers Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht, the late ski coach Don Henderson, ski resort executive Bill Jensen and longtime U.S. Ski Team communications chief Tom Kelly.

Last August over 250 industry advocates voted to come up with 70 nominees, from which the eight new members were chosen.

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