|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
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|Rights Holder||SR Communications DBA, Eden, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
Page 14 The Ogden Valley news Volume XIV Issue XIII April 1, 2007 Town Challenge Series Ends With Surprise The first annual Snowbasin Town Challenge concluded with three expected overall champions, plus a surprise upset and what may be a new ski racing dynasty. After the final race results were calculated, Brady Miller was the men’s Overall Champion for the entire series; Wina Sturgeon was the women’s Overall Champion, and Skylar Hollien took the snowboarder’s title. In the March 18th final race, the invincible Brady Miller was again the top dude with 24:11. Snowboarder Getting some air. Skylar Hollien was two seconds faster than his closest rival, crossing the line at 31:72. But it was the women’s winner of that final race that caused gasps of surprise. Destrey Enders, just 12 years old, was the fastest female of the day. She ripped down the course in 28:11, three and a half seconds faster than the next closest woman, and just four seconds off Miller’s time. The day belonged to the Enders’ family. Teenager Zane Enders had the third fastest run of the day with 26:03. Dad Mark Enders ended up third in the 50-and-over category with 26:87, losing by less than half a second to ‘Basin race department regulars Stew Marsh and Jim Forster. In the “Racer’s Raffle” drawing at the awards ceremony, Miller won the season pass. Two snowboards and a pair of skis were also given away, and everyone got a nifty zipper pull, invented by Snowbasin Ambassador Pete Miller (no relation to Brady). Mary Rowland, spokeswoman for the resort, promised that the Town Challenge would be back next year with even bigger prizes and bling-bling trophies for the series overall champions. Brandi Thompson Remembered On March 25, the resort remembered employee Brandi Thompson with a “Vertical Challenge” contest. Participants were asked to get sponsors to pledge five cents for each 100 vertical feet skied or ridden; and each participant tried to ski or snowboard as many runs as possible. Prizes were awarded for the most vertical covered, the most money earned, and even the best dressed. The event raised money for a Bacterial Meningitis Awareness program sponsored by the Weber County Health Department, and honored Brandi Thompson, who died suddenly from the disease on February 21 of this year. It’s Time for AYSO Soccer Registration! This year, AYSO soccer registration must be done on line. If you came to the Ogden Valley Branch library last year, you will do it the same way with assistance from AYSO board members. This year, you may also register online from your own home. Simply log onto <www. eayso.org> The website registration process will ask for your email address and the password you created last year—if applicable. If you are registering online for the first time this year, you will need to put in your email address and create a password. Once you have completed the online registration, print out three (3) copies of your child’s registration and bring them, with your check, to either the Ogden Valley Branch library on April 21 or 28, or the LDS Stake Center park bowery on April 26. Registration fees are $45/player before April 28, and $55/player after April 28. If you have three or more children registering, you will receive a $5 discount on fees for the third and subsequent child(ren) who also register. The online registration was put into play because all AYSO board members, coaches, and staff are strictly volunteers! This saves hours and hours of time previously spent registering players. Thank you for your support of AYSO. We look forward to seeing you on the April 21, 26, and/or 28. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Bassett at 745-8644. GREATEST SNOW cont. from page 5 • $300 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Canon product through The following is a list of prizes Ski Utah Pictureline or <pictureline.com> has assembled for contest winners: Grand Prize Five-night Utah winter vacation for two: • Roundtrip airfare for two to Salt Lake City on Delta Air Lines (domestic only) • Five nights lodging for two • Four days skiing/snowboarding for two • $200 Hertz voucher • $500 gift certificate towards the purchase of a Canon digital SLR camera redeemable at Pictureline or pictureline.com Package must be used during the 2007/2008 ski season, and requested dates are subject to availability. First Prize • Rossignol Skis Second Prize •S ki Utah gift package including Smith goggles, DaKine pack, Eider winter apparel, etc... • $200 gift certificate towards the purchase of any Canon product through Pictureline or <pictureline.com> Honorable Mentions (4) • Ski Utah T-shirt and ball cap • $50 Pictureline gift certificate New Category this year: Perfect Powder Shot Canon Powershot with all weather case (value $400) AYSO SOCCER REGISTRATION April 21 & 28 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Participants in the Snowbasin Town Challenge. Photos courtesy of John Swenson. Ogden Valley Branch Library with Board Member assistance. Registration must be completed on line @ www.eayso.org For those pre-registered online, bring 3 printed forms with AYSO fees to the LDS Stake Center park bowery in Eden on April 26. For more info, call 801-745-0932 or 745-8644.