Hawks Fans Win Trip
Two Boise Hawks fans won a trip to Chicago to see the Cubs, the Hawk's major league affiliate, play the Pittsburg Pirates on July 16 at Wrigley field. John Ratterree and Maureen Howe, season ticket holders for a combined 16 seasons, won the trips as part of a promotion with the idaho Lottery. The Hawks open their 22nd season of Northwest League play at Memorial Stadium Sunday, June 26.
area runners fare well at first annual Sun Valley/Ketchum half-marathon
The First Annual Sun Valley/Ketchum Half Marathon, held May 29, saw several Treasure Valley residents place in the Top 10.
In the men's, Kenny Mcdaniel (23, Boise) placed second with a time of 1:24:56, Brad Paine (17, Caldwell) placed fourth with a time of 1:28:26 and Shane Niemeyer (28, Boise) came in fifth with a time of 1:32:25. In women's, Stephen Smith (33, Boise) placed sixth with a time of 1:41:20, and Kimberly Simmons (27, Boise) placed ninth with a time of 1:46:09.
Idahoans place in Marathon
Two Idaho runners placed in the Newport Marathon in Oregon on June 4. Cathy Rickeri of Boise placed first in the 55-59 age category with a time of 3:49:02 and Andrea Parnett placed fourth in the same group with a time of 4:22:16.
Mayor Bieter Declares special day
Boise Mayor David Bieter proclaimed June 8 as World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame Day. The proclamation commends Boise's Humanitarian Hall of Fame for 11 years of recognizing role models from the world of sports and has enshrined over 30 humanitarian athletes, including Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson, Tom Landry, David Robinson and Pelé.
Knobby Tire series: Kelly Results
On June 4, the Kelly Canyon Knobby Challenge was held with riders from all over the Northwest. Eighty racers competed on a perfect day and a fast course with only a few muddy spots.
In the Pro Women category, Lorien Lightfield came in first with a time of 1:55:18. In Pro/Semi Pro Men, the top five were Lars-Erik Johnson (1:36:56), Thomas Grant (1:41:39), Darren Lightfield (1:44:06), Brandon Akers (1:45:55) and Whit Albright (1:50:44). Heather Thiry took the Expert Women 19-29 with 2:39:27. Sam Young won the Expert Men 19-29 with a time of 1:59:28. Craig Prather (1:45:16) and Reed Melton (1:52:08) were first and second in the Expert Men 30-39.