Road race champs crowned
Winners were crowned Saturday in the annual Tin Cup Challenge 5-kilometer and 10K races in Driggs, Idaho. Caleb Moosman, 24, won the 10K in 35 minutes, 52.08 seconds. Rose Hendricks, 35, won the women’s race in 43:40.74. The 5K victory went to Jon Valvatne, 38, in 18:53.13. Barb Lindquist, 50, finished third overall and won the women’s race in 20:33.34.
Juggs place second
The Jackson Hole Juggernauts wrapped up their 2019 roller derby campaign at the Wyoming Roller Derby Cup in Laramie last week, coming back as the state runner-up. Jackson downed the Bittersweet Bombshells to make the championship game, where the Laramie Naughty Pines took the title over Jackson for the second year in a row. Jackson’s Melanie Schuerch, aka Toaster Brutal, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Play petanque at Spring Creek
A sport surely foreign to Jackson Hole athletic enthusiasts might sound like a new introduction to the area, but on Saturday it will be contested in a local tournament for the ninth year in a row. Petanque, a French game organizers describe as a version of the Italian game bocce ball, gets underway on Saturday at Spring Creek Ranch. Petanque is often played on a patch of gravel. One team member tosses the target ball — a small wooden ball called a piglet or cochonnet — and then throws one of three hardball-size metal balls (or boules) in an attempt to land those pieces as close to the piglet as possible. An opposing player then throws a boule in an effort to get closer to the opposing team’s piglet or to knock the other team’s boules away. For each of the boules that end up closer to the piglet than the opponent, a team scores a point. The game consists of 13 points. The Adams Invitational Petanque Tournament will crown its ninth champion Saturday evening.
Organizer Bill Adams said the championship match should start around 5:30 p.m. and will take a little over an hour to complete. Following the game, there will be an awards ceremony and pot luck meal.