March 9, 2005 

hoops

HEFFNER WINS REGIONAL HOOP-SHOOT

Kiley Heffner, 11, of Boise recently represented Boise Elks Lodge No.310 at the 2005 Northwest Regional "Hoop-Shoot" Championship. Heffner, daughter of Tom and Maria Heffner and a student at St. Joseph's School, won the 10- to 11-year-old division, sinking 20 of 25 shots from the free-throw line. The mark ranks her as one of the top 72 shooters among three million boys and girls who took part in their respective regional competitions. Her performance has qualified her to compete in the national event being held April 21-24 in Springfield, Massachusettes-the birthplace of basketball-where she will vie for one of six national trophies and the title of National Free Throw Contest Champion. Depending on her performance at the nationals, Heffner could also land her name on a plaque in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

STAMPEDE SIGN

FORMER NUGGET

The Idaho Stampede has signed former Denver Nugget guard Eric Washington. Washington (6-4, 200) signed with the Nuggets as a free agent in 1997, following his four-year career at the University of Alabama. He played in 104 NBA games with Denver over two seasons and has since played overseas in Italy and Israel. The signing brings the team's active roster to 10. Earlier in the week, the Stampede signed guard Julius Page, a rookie from the University of Pittsburgh.

ice skating

LOCAL SKATER TRAVELS

TO SWITZERLAND

Emily Schrader, 13, of the Boise Figure Skating Club has been selected by the U.S. Figure Skating Association to compete at the Gletscher Cup in Grindelwald, Switzerland, in early April. Emily was chosen as part of U.S. Figure Skating's "Young International" program, which exists to provide international experience to young and promising skaters. Emily, who trains in Colorado Springs, has had a successful start to her competitive season this year, winning the gold in the junior division at an event in Pueblo, Colorado, earlier this month. Her short program is set to the love theme from Cinema Paradiso; her long program is to Paint it Black.

skiing

BOGUS HOLDS

ANNUAL MEETING

The annual Bogus Basin Ski Club annual meeting is set to take place Sunday at Louie's in Meridian. New board members will be elected and next year's events will be discussed, making the meeting of particular importance. All members are encouraged to attend. The Bogus Basin Ski Club was chartered as a ski, recreation and social club in 1932 by a group of 15 people who worked diligently to complete many improvements, including paving the road and installation of the first rope tow. The passion continued through the years as the club began what is now the Bogus Basin Ski Racing Alliance of today and started the annual ski swap that has survived for over 50 years. The club, how 1,400 strong, sponsors the annual "Warren Miller" film release, provides group ski trips, hosts dinner and dance parties, white water rafting, bicycle trips, and other outdoor activities.

March 20th, 6 p.m., Louie's in Meridian, $8.00. Please RSVP to Dottie Hendren, P.O. Box 653 Eagle, ID 83616. FFI call 863-5364 or log on at www.bogusbasinskiclub.com

biking

first win for race team

The first win of the season for Boise's Intermountain Orthopaedics Race Team/Lost River Cycling Racers is Dave Moore who won the expert 40 to 44 stage race at the NORBA National Texas Supergrind at Tapatio Springs in Boerne, Texas, last weekend.

Dave reports the crowd was urging him on and yelling, "GO orange crush." Crush the field is exactly what he did taking the the cross-country race by better than 5 minutes. Thats a big 'ol can of Idaho whup ass. He was second in the time trial and placed third in the short track.

For more information on Lost River Cycling visit www.lostrivercycling.org.

on the tube

television channel

highlights alternative sports

A locally produced television series, which debuted on CableOne's channel 17 this past fall, recently announced it's new program lineup. The show has become Idaho's first regularly scheduled program solely dedicated to showcasing alternative sports. Each action-packed 30 minute program features a single competition with highlights, interviews and special features. Last fall CableOne launched a new program of its own called Punch Sports which highlights, among other sports, high school games on Friday nights. Cable channel 17 has been dedicated to area sporting events. Jerry Long, who formed Jerry Long Productions earlier this year, has worked in the Boise area for nearly 25 years writing, producing and directing award-winning commercials, sports and corporate video productions. He continues to work nationally as a videographer for ESPN, CBS, ABC and Outdoor Life Network.

For more information on the scehdule or for promoters or businesses interested in sponsoring a show, contact Jerry Long at 869-2936 or visit www.actionsportsidaho.com.

Idaho Fish & Game

ask IDFG

I applied for controlled hunts for spring bear and spring turkey. When will I find out if my name was drawn?

The drawing is now complete. You can find out if your name was drawn online at:http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/hunt/ch/results.cfm.

Controlled hunt winners for spring bear and turkey will also be notified individually by March 10. Only hunters whose names have been drawn will be notified. Notification is done by U.S. mail.

If you have a sports tip or news please e-mail sports@boiseweekly.com with your information.

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