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Sandpoint High Fall 2014

View THIS WEEK'S Sports Schedule.

Cross-Country - Varsity/JV
Football - Varsity - Junior Varsity - Freshman
Soccer - Boys Varsity - Girls Varsity - Boys JV - Girls JV
Volleyball - Varsity - JV

ICL Summer Hikes :: Sept. 12-21

Idaho Conservation League hosts a series of summer hikes. Free to attend, but please register to participate via e-mail: icl@idahoconservation.org or call 208-265-9565.

  • Big Fisher Lake Hike, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 12. John Harbuck leads participants to Trout Lake, 3 miles from the trailhead. This is a beautiful alpine lake bustling with trout and surrounded by terrific mountain views. Participants can then choose to enjoy recreation time at the lake or continue on a steeper path to the surrounding ridge line and then down a steep drop in elevation to Big Fisher Lake below. Fantastic views of the Kootenai valley and river, Selkirk Crest and two stunning lakes await hardy hikers.
  • Harrison to Beehive Scramble, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 14. This challenging route takes hikers past Harrison Lake and Beehive Lake, two of the most beautiful lakes in the Selkirks. Both lakes are surrounded by granite cirques and high alpine views. The route will involve a rugged but rewarding scramble across the Selkirk Crest and much travel across granite rubble and slabs. 10 miles roundtrip; 1,400-ft total elevation gain.
  • Lions Head Backpack, September 19-21. Much of this hike will take place off-trail towards the summit of Lions Head. There will be some bushwhacking, lots of boulder hopping and plenty of great views during three days of strenuous backpacking. Interested hikers should have backpacking experience and be prepared for varied terrain and considerable elevation gain. The husband and wife team of Jim and Sandii Mellen will lead this hike to the peak of Lions Head.

Kootenay Spirit Festival :: Sept. 12-14

The Kootenay Spirit Festival is a celebration of yoga, dance, meditation and music held Sept. 12-14 in the natural beauty of Nelson, B.C., aspiring to ignite and unite community within this region and beyond.

This spiritually-charged festival has it all Ė whether rising early to meditate or dancing late to the beat of world music (or both!). Participants will be inspired by top local and visiting teachers, speakers and musical acts.

Events are hosted in many eclectic studios, venues and parks of Nelsonís beautiful lakeside, mountain town. Walking and cycling between events is encouraged. Nelson provides an ideal location to celebrate mindful-living, love of nature and engaged community.

For more information, schedule, tickets and more, visit KootenaySpiritFestival.ca.

Peak Performance and Nutrition :: Sept. 13

Optimize yourself! Join Jen Merwin of The Shed and Suzanne Kaplan of Roots: nutrition and massage for a 2 hour class on Peak Performance and Nutrition. Instructors will share simple tips that participants will be able to implement immediately to help shed extra pounds, reduce unnecessary stressors, enhance mental clarity and boost athletic performance. Class fee is $28 ($2 city discount). Class will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at The Shed, 1223 Ste. E Michigan St., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
P&R requires a minimum of five participants in order to run this program and can take up to 20. Pre-register by Sept. 8 at Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, 1123 Lake St., or call 208-263-3613 for more information.

FSPW Summer Hikes :: Sept. 13-Oct. 11

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness holds hosted summer hikes. For more information, visit ScotchmanPeaks.org.

Sept. 13 - South Fork Ross Creek Falls. Hike through the Ross Creek Cedar Grove and past to the Ross Creek Falls in the upper reaches of the South Fork of Ross Creek. Contact hike leaders Ann and Neil Wimberley: afwim@yahoo.com or neilwim@yahoo.com

Oct. 4 - Scotchman Peak. This is the classic hike up the namesake peak for our proposed wilderness. Itís short but steep! Contact hike leaders Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker: 208-946-9127 or phil@scotchmanpeaks.org

Oct. 11 - Reading Maps, Compass, Tracks and Sign. Join us for a basic orienteering class with emphasis on traditional methods of utilizing a Silva Ranger Compass and topographical maps to layout your adventures and return home safely. Contact hike leader Brian Baxter: b_baxter53@yahoo.com

WaCanId :: Sept. 15-20

Registration is open for the 2014 WaCanId Ride to be held Sept. 15-20, 2014!
The WaCanId is an annual bicycle tour taking cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho - hence the name WaCanId. The 6-day event covers 350 miles/560 kilometers and showcases the International Selkirk Loop's spectacular scenery - majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers and North America's longest free ferry ride. We also have the best SAG support of any ride - so if you need a lift, no problem. There will be a few climbs to challenge you, but it will be the scenery that will take your breath away.
The ride is hosted by seven different Rotary Clubs around the Selkirk Loop and previous riders have told us that these Rotarians provide the best support of any ride they have been on. Space is limited so register today at WaCanId.org. 888-823-2626

Fit and Fall-Proof Class :: Sept. 23-Nov. 25

Memorial Community Center in Hope hosts a Fit and Fall-Proof Class every Tuesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 23 through Nov. 25. Free and sponsored by Panhandle Health District, the class is designed for older adults who want to improve their health and reduce their risk of falling. For all ability levels, from active seniors to those with serious mobility/balance issues. Designed to reduce the risk of falling by improving flexibility, mobility, balance and strength. Come and have fun! Classes will be tailored to your own ability. We'll explore many ways to move with the goal of becoming more stable when we're on our feet. No need to register, just show up on the first day of class! For more info, call Karen Mosiman at 208-597-4889.

Dover Bay 5k-9 Run/Walk :: Sept. 27

Register now for the Dover Bay 5k-9 sponsored by EzyDog! This non-competitive 5k run/walk in the park is for the entire family, including your dog! Happening Saturday, Sept. 27 in scenic Dover, the cost of the race is $25 for adults, $10 for kids. Click to register online. This is a family event with a kids activity booth, chili cook-off and beer garden after the race! Proceeds benefit the Panhandle Animal Shelter animals.

National Public Lands Day Trail Project :: Sept. 27

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW), the Sandpoint District of the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Forest Foundation (NFF) co-sponsor a Trail Day on Morris Creek Trail #132 in the NFF Treasured Landscape of Lightning Creek. The NFF "Treasured Landscape" designation of Lightning Creek makes it a standout project on a national level. NFF has undertaken restoration of the Lightning Creek drainage, which includes weed control, revegetation projects, whitebark pine research, flood damage mitigation, and trail maintenance and construction in the drainage. FSPW has been NFF partners in the Treasured Landscape for several years, and provide volunteer and staff support for all of the ongoing projects, of which Morris Creek Trail maintenance is part.

FSPW volunteers and staff and a Forest Service trail crew will meet at the trail head (6.2 miles up Lightning Creek Road #419) at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 for trail work, then adjourn to the East Fork Creek trailhead (just up Lightning Creek Road) for a picnic hosted by FSPW at 3 p.m. Burgers, beans, brats, coleslaw and cold soft drinks will be provided. The Forest Service will also have tokens of appreciation for all participants.
To sign up, go to ScotchmanPeaks.org or e-mail trails@scotchmanpeaks.org.

Sandpoint Elks Patriotic Scramble :: Sept. 28

The Sandpoint Elks Golf Course on Highway 200 in Ponderay hosts the 7th Annual Sandpoint Elks Patriotic Scramble starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. The tournament benefits local veterans; cost is $60 per golfer, and includes breakfast, green fees, steak dinner and great prizes! For more information, call 208-449-1210 or visit TheGuardiansFoundation.org.

CrosstoberFest :: Oct. 4

The University of Idaho Annex on North Boyer hosts CrosstoberFest 3, a cyclocross bike race and beerfest, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Proceeds benefit families living on the autism spectrum in Bonner County. Cyclocross is a fun spectator event! There's no cost to attend. Racing starts at 10 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Sponsored by Team Autism 24/7. For more information, call 208-262-6997 or visit the event website.

Women's Volleyball League :: Oct. 6-Dec. 16

Another exciting season of Women's Volleyball League is almost upon us. Rosters are now available at the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department and online at TeamSideline.com/Sandpoint.

- Play dates start Monday/Tuesday, Oct. 6 and 7 through Dec. 15 and 16. Format is A-1 and A-2 = Mondays and A-3 and A-4 = Tuesdays. All sponsor and players fees are due at the mandatory Captains Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Sponsor fee is $225 and Players fee is $250, total of $475/team. To register, turn in a $20 registration fee (applied to players fees) and your completed team roster to Parks and Recreation by Friday, Sept. 5. League is limited to the first 24 teams to register.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 1123 Lake St. or call 208-263-3613.

Ultimate Frisbee League :: Through October 2014

Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact active sport full of fast paced action and is very aerobic. This league is coed and all skill levels are encouraged to participate. The game is played on a field with two end zones to catch the final throw, which scores a point. New participants welcome to join at any point during the season. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 263-3613, or stop by Great Northern Field (entrance off of Lincoln) between 5-7 p.m. on a Monday or Thursday now through October 2014.

Tai Chi

Laoshi Mark Duffner is a certified Tai Chi instructor and self-avowed Tai Chi geek. Duffner will be sharing his enthusiasm for the Tai Chi arts at the Black Bear Martial Arts Center, 114 N. Boyer. Drop-in classes are $10, and will be offered Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Classes will include instruction on basic Tai Chi and Qigong forms and principles. Advanced students will receive training to an increasing level of depth and complexity in accordance with their readiness and willingness to learn more. To register or for more information, contact Black Bear Martial Arts Center directly at 208-255-1111.

Yoga, Dancing, Fitness and Wellness

Yoga at the Beach -- Summer 2014. Sandpoint Parks and Recreation and Downtown Yoga offer free Yoga at City Beach. Enjoy the many benefits of Yoga in a beautiful setting you can only get in Sandpoint! Weather permitting; participants are to meet at City Beach on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the east side of the basketball courts. This class is free; please bring a yoga mat! Please note in case of inclement weather, meet at Downtown Yoga, 119 N. First Ave. 208-255-6177

Free Introductory Aikido Class
. Natural Fitness, 1103 Superior St., hosts a free Introductory Aikido class every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come try a free class with master instructor Bob Batlia. 208-651-0125

Chi Lei Qigong/Tai Chi Exercise
. Blue Lake RV Resort in Naples hosts a Chi Lei Qigong class for health, and helps with mental clarity. The class will include the beginning of the 64 steps of Tai Chi. Participants are required to stand for 16 minutes to perform the exercise or, if you have a handicap, you may sit in a chair until you can become stronger. This is a great warm-up for the beginning of Tai Chi. One or two steps are taught at each class, with the next step added when the group is ready. Class is held every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and cost is $7 per session. Sponsored by Sandpoint Folk School. 208-267-7053

Hope Health Fitness Class. The Memorial Community Center, 415 Wellington Pl. in Hope, hosts Health Fitness Classes with Mike Ehredt every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please call Mike at 208-360-9647 for more information, or to sign up for the class. Cost is $5 per session.

Zumba classes. Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness class that is fun and highly aerobic (but non-impact). Choose from two class days: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes are held at the InBody Pilates Studio; 208-290-2600. 66210.zumba.com.

International Folk Dance for Seniors. Luther Park, 510 S. Olive St., hosts classes on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend, and class fee is $5.

Mindful Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St. Deep, mindful yoga weaving dharana and pranayama throughout the sadhana with Maria Alberg. 208-263-2084

Pranic Healing Clinic.
The Gardenia Center hosts a free Pranic Healing Class upstairs in the library at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month with one of the following practitioners: Teri McDonald, Mesha Edwards, Gloria Waterhouse or Kelly Navaro.

Yoga Class. Sandpoint Yoga Studio, 1309 Ponderosa Dr., Ste. 202, offers a free yoga class every month. Aimed to help melt away stress, all levels and ages are welcome. Donations go to a charitable lottery.

S.T.E.P. Training Centre

S.T.E.P. (Seeking To Encourage People) is a non-profit gymnastics and sports training center, offering gymnastics for all abilities and ages. S.T.E.P. Training Centre is the 2014 Xcel Program of the Year in Idaho, as well as a top 3 finisher at the 2014 Idaho State championships. S.T.E.P. has many classes, clinics, and camps throughout the year.
- Classes run Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (times vary by day)
- Fees begin at $40 per month (scholarship programs are available)

Program offerings include:
- Summer Camp
- Summer Clinics
- Competitive dance,tumbling training
- Preschool and introductory classes
- Circus arts classes
- Corporate/Event silk perfomances
- Cheerleading
- Aerial awareness
- Competitive team levels
- Open Gym

For more information, call 208-290-4513 or e-mail steptc1017@hotmail.com. Located at 101 McGhee Rd.

Area Golf Courses

Elks Golf Club. This nine-hole course is closest to town, just outside the Sandpoint city limits off Highway 200 East. 208-263-4321. Go to SandpointElksGolfCourse.com.

StoneRidge Golf. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Sandpoint off Highway 41 in Blanchard, StoneRidge has 19 holes on a scenic course with a par-72 layout. StoneRidge hosts a variety of specialty events; for a current schedule call 208-437-4653, or visit StoneRidgeIdaho.com.

Priest Lake Golf Course. Par-72, 6,500-yard course is located at 152 Fairway Dr. in Priest Lake amidst mountains, forests and wetlands on the west side of Priest Lake. Call 208-443-2525 or visit PriestLakeGolfCourse.com.

Youth Sports Jersey Recycling Program

Have your kids grown out of their red and white youth league jerseys? Sandpoint Parks and Rec. is looking for laundered, gently used Youth Sports Jerseys. You can put those jerseys to great use by donating them back to Parks and Rec.

Each year Sandpoint's Recreation department gives out approximately $2,000 in scholarships to youth programs, generously donated by various organizations. That money covers jersey costs as well as program fees - unless we have previously used, donated jerseys we can offer those who can't afford to purchase them.  Keep more money in our scholarship fund for kids to access for recreation program fees by donating jerseys back to us when your children finish the youth leagues.

- Drop off your jerseys during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sandpoint Parks and Rec, 1123 Lake St. in City Hall. We appreciate your help!

For more information, please call Sandpoint Parks and Recreation at 263-3613.

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