Tuesday, November 12, 2013

End of year Banquet/NXN

We will be holding our end of year banquet Thursday, November 14th @ 6:30 at the HS cafeteria. We will have a potluck dinner (Juniors and Freshmen bring a main dish. Sophomores and Seniors bring a salad. AND if you like to eat dessert...bring a dessert as well. :) We will do awards and watch the highlight film after the meal. Hope to see you there. Friday morning at 8 a.m. we will be leaving for the Nike regional meet in Boise. Hotel rooms and bus transportation will be taken care of. Athletes need to pack a lunch and bring $ for two meals. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. We will return around 11 p.m. Saturday night. For more information and a meet schedule check HERE.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

State Cross Country Info-

Let us know if you have any questions.
Thursday, October 24th, we will be having a dinner for the athletes who are going to state, after practice @ 5 pm at Coach Thompson's house (520 Twin Cliffs Rd in Afton). The bus will be leaving for Sheridan on Friday, October 25th, at 7 am from the high school and will pick up in Thayne, Etna & Alpine as needed. We will be stopping a few times throughout the day to do a quick run and let everyone stretch their legs and get some fresh air, so come prepared with clothes to run in while traveling. Athletes will need to bring their own food for the drive on Friday. We will be having dinner as a team on Friday night in Sheridan. I've cut and pasted some information on the meet, directions to the meet (which will be held at the VA hospital grounds in Sheridan), and running times. Note to parents, there is a $4 entry fee to the state meet. If our team wins a state title, we will be traveling back as far as Riverton and staying the night there on Saturday. No state title means a long haul home Saturday night...uugh! You may want to pack some extra clothes and a swim suit for 'when' we stay the night in Riverton. :) To Pack: 1. Food/Drink 2. $$ for dinner 3. uniform 4. racing flats 5. swim suit (not to be used until Saturday night) 6. extra clothes 7. your fastest racing legs 8. a winning attitude

Monday, October 14, 2013

Region XC

3A West Conference Cross Country Championships Friday, October 18th, 2013 Olive Glenn Country Club 802 Meadow Ln Ave Cody, WY 82414 HS Girls race 1:00 HS Boys Race 1:40 Awards will take place after boy's race Top 3 teams receive awards Top 10 athletes from each race receive all-conference awards We will leave on Thursday after school. Athletes will need their uniforms and to pack a dinner to eat on the way to Riverton. We will stay at a hotel in Riverton then leave the next morning for Cody. As per district policy we will provide meals the following day. We will leave Riverton at 9 a.m. to preview/run the course at 11 a.m. We will return home after the meet. We should be back in the valley by 11 p.m. Friday night. We will take our top seven from this race to run at state. We will possibly take an alternate. Athletes who do not make the state team are welcome to continue to practice with the team but it is not required. If you are not attending the NIKE meet we will set a day to collect your gear and keep you posted on the post season movie/get together.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Home Meet Start Times/No White Flags!

We will be hosting the first annual "Brave" the Run time trial at the Star Valley Vu Golf Course in Afton. We will start at 3:00 p.m. with MS Girls then MS Boys followed by HS girls then HS boys. Get ready to defend our home turf! Here is an inspirational video-just in case you needed something to get you fired up for the last few weeks of the season:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bob Firman Results/Bear Lake information

Great running this last weekends. PR's galore! Thank you for everyone's effort and focus this week. For full results check HERE. Race Times For Bear Lake: The meet starts on the golf course next to the high school 4:00 MS Girls 4:30 MS Boys 5:00 High School Girls 5:40 High School Boys The bus will leave at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and return around 7-7:30. Bring dinner and warm clothes. The weather is going to get nasty!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

win the battle...rise and shine

Cardinal Classic/Tiger-Grizz

Cool weather and hot competition led to some much-improved times over this last weekend. Our gaps were much smaller and everyone did a much better job racing and rising to the occasion. For full results from the meet check HERE. Props to our SVMS boys team who brought home a team first place! Tiger-Grizz will be this Friday. Bus will leave at 11 a.m. We will pick up along the lower valley on our way there. The schedule will be as follows: 1:00 Course open for preview 2:20 JV GIRLS – Section One 2:55 JV GIRLS – Section Two 3:30 JV BOYS – Section One 4:00 JV BOYS – Section Two 4:30 VARSITY GIRLS – B Division 5:00 VARSITY GIRLS – A Division 5:30 VARSITY BOYS – B Division 6:00 VARSITY BOYS – A Division 6:30 Awards at band shelter The motto for this week will be "Win the battle"- this most often means the battle with your own brain. Keep the demons at bay, push through the pain and you will achieve your goals! Keep working hard, rally and build each other up, and we will succeed.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Results Saucony XC Scramble/Cardinal Classic/Friday a.m. practice

"Don't even worry if you finish first or 100th. It doesn't make any difference because there's going to be another race later. If you win, everybody forgets it in a few days anyway, and if you lose, nobody remembers, but the inspiration you give will last forever because you'll get other people to run well..." Jerry Lindgren (advice to distance runners)
2013 XC Racing season finally arrived with toasty, humid conditions in Shelly, ID. Despite a late arrival and tough competition the Braves and Lady Braves left a memorable impression on the SE Idaho teams at the meet. Hannah paced the girls, powering through with an 8th place finish, leading the girls to an 6th place finish. Cody Peck rallied over the last half of the course to move from 10th to first place, with Nic running 6th, and Zach 14th. The boys finished a promising third. We are excited about our starting point and look to improve and close gaps as the season progresses. Full results are HERE We have another chance to race and do so next weekend at the CARDINAL CLASSIC. JV Girls race at 10:30, Boys JV at 11:10, Varsity Girls at 12:00, and Varsity Boys at 12:40. All races will be held at Kelly Park in Soda Springs. Bus will leave the HS at 7 a.m. and pick up athletes at Thayne Elementary and Silverstar, then travel to Kelly Park via TinCup. Friday morning we will have a 6:30 a.m. practice at the HS. This will get you home right after school on Friday so you can get things ready to race Saturday. Breakfast will be provided. I'm inspired! Keep working hard! Good things are on their way!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Saucony Sugar XC Scramble

We are coming up quickly to our first meet of the year! Those that have their 9 days of practice will be traveling to Shelly to compete at the Saucony Sugar XC Scramble. We will leave at 1:30 and return around 10:30 p.m. The girls will run at 4:30 and the boys will run at 5:10. It will be held at the Journey's End Golf Course. For a map, schedule, and additional info click HERE. After the meet we will be taking the athletes to a trampoline park for some fun. They will need to have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian to participate. Thursday Mr. Bennett, AD at SVHS will be holding a meeting in the auditorium at 5p.m. to review changes in school activities policy. We will have a short meeting at 5:30 to cover team rules and expectations, after which you can attend the school BBQ and football games if you are interested. We will also collect emails for those interested so we can keep you updated on events as the season progresses.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Night Run/Summit View Camp

Come join us tonight just North of the District Office next to the Afton Tabernacle for some ultimate frisbee and some ice cream. Also, those of you who are going to the summit view camp this weekend- the bus will leave the HS at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning and will return Saturday at 2 p.m. Make sure you have your running gear/toiletries/casual clothes. All the food will be provided. See you this evening... we still have about 3 weeks until the season officially begins. Plenty of time to get some significant training in. Now get out there and run!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

McCoy Creek Run

Runners, We will be meeting in Alpine at the edge of Pallisades at the parking lot/turn off to McCoy Creek for our first run of the summer. We trust that you are having an awesome summer and that you are logging your miles. I've heard and seen some great things already. Remember that Wednesday night runs are not mandatory but we would love to see you if you can make it. Now get out there and run!
"The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare" -Juma Ikangaa

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday Night Summer Runs

6/12 McCoy Creek 6/19 Strawberry (Bedford) 6/26- Grover Park (Dezi's Dance Studio) 7/10-Intermittent Spring 7/17- Wiki-up (Dry Creek) 7/24- Ultimate Frisbee @ District Office All runs @ 7 p.m. We'd love to see you all there! Happy running!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hailey Ricks 2012-2013 Wyoming Gatorade XC Athlete of the Year

Hailey has been named the 2012-2013 Wyoming Gatorade XC Athlete of the Year. This is a repeat win. Hailey is a four-year letterman in cross country, inddoor, and outdoor track. She has been all-conference and all-state all 4 years and has won the individual title 3 consecutive years (one 4A and two 3A in XC. Hailey has led the Lady Braves to their first team titles in track (2010) and cross country (2012). She has committed to run for Coach Pilkington @ Weber State. Congratulations Hailey! Wyopreps coverage here