Local tennis champs

Local Wyoming and Idaho United States Tennis Association members Joy Bowles, Hannah Bruch, Laura Cuddie, Judy Kaelber, Linda Merigliano and Anne Moran won the 4.5 level USTA Women’s Over 18 qualifier last week in Sun Valley, Idaho.

With the victory, the athletes will now move on and compete at the state level in Boise, Idaho. A victory there would give them the opportunity to compete in the Intermountain Regionals in Salt Lake City, with the ultimate goal of a spot at nationals following for those victorious.

2022 dog sled sign-ups

The schedule and entry requirements have been released for the 2022 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. The seven-stage race starts Jan. 28 in Jackson and continues with stages through Lander, Pinedale, Big Piney, Kemmerer and Alpine before the race’s conclusion in Driggs, Idaho.

A prize purse of $165,000 will go to the winning team.

The race is limited to 25 teams, with participants in last year’s event having priority for signups last week. First-time participants are able to sign up through today. Once the pool of 25 teams is filled, interested teams will enter a waitlist for potential spots to open up.

Questions can be directed to Race Director Dan Carter at racedirector@wyomingstagestop.org.

Longhorn bike trip

On Sunday, 86 University of Texas student cyclists will stroll into Jackson as part of a bike trip fundraiser that stretches from their campus in Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. The trip is part of the student organization Texas 4000.

Each biker was selected from a pool of applicants for an 18-month program designed to lead the fight against cancer. Prior to the trip, the cyclists were empowered to raise $4,500 for charity, ride 2,000 training miles and contribute 50 volunteer hours in the community, all while helping plan the trip.

The bikers will be housed downtown for the night at the office of the Pain Care Center at 945 W. Broadway before departing and continuing their trip in the morning.

Rugby tourney Saturday

Spots remain open for women’s teams interested in competing in Moose Rugby’s Teton Tens event this Saturday at Jackson Hole Middle School.

The co-ed event will be played in a round-robin format, with each team playing multiple games in the bracket.

Teams are expected to comprise of around 15 players, with 10 from each team playing on the field at once.

The event will begin around 8:30 a.m. and will continue through the afternoon until around 6 p.m.

Following the tournament there will be a pirate-themed social.

Questions and sign-up inquiries can be directed to jhmooserugby@gmail.com.

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