HS Roundup: Grizz girls advance to 4A state soccer

At Preston, the Skyline High School girls soccer team avenged last year’s 4A District 5-6 state play-in game loss to Preston with a 2-1 win over the Indians on Saturday.

The two teams met last year in the same game at Preston, with the Indians winning 1-0. This was the second meeting between the teams this week. No. 3 seeded Preston defeated No. 2 seeded Skyline 2-1 on Monday at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex.

Bailey Johnson scored off a free kick in the 15th minute and Brea Danklefsen scored unassisted in the 76th minute for Skyline (12-3-2), which advances to the 4A state soccer tournament for the first time as a 4A school. The Grizzlies last qualified for state soccer in 2015 as a 5A school.

Skyline begins the state tournament with a 2 p.m. match Thursday against District 3 champion Bishop Kelly (19-0-0) at Brothers Park in Caldwell.

5A District 5-6 play-in

HIGHLAND 2, BONNEVILLE 0: At Pocatello, Highland returned to the 5A state tournament with a winner-to-state, loser-out win over Bonneville on Saturday.

The Rams led 1-0 at halftime off a goal from Cassidee Whitehead and got its final goal from Maysi Thompson in the second half.

Bonneville’s season ends at 7-10-2.

3A District 5-6 play-in

SUGAR-SALEM 4, MALAD 1: At Pocatello, Sugar-Salem bounced back from its lone loss of the season to defeat Malad and advance to the 3A state tournament.

The Diggers, who fell in Thursday’s 3A District 6 title game in penalty kicks to Shelley, advance to the postseason for the first time since 2014. No further details were available.

Sugar-Salem (16-1-1) begins state with an 11 a.m. match Thursday against defending state champion Coeur d’Alene Charter at Vallivue High School.

High school boys soccer

3A District 5-6 play-in

TETON 2, MARSH VALLEY 1: At Pocatello, defending 3A state champion Teton defeated Marsh Valley to return to the 3A state tournament for the fourth consecutive season. No other details were available.

Teton (11-3-0) plays District 4 champion Community School in a 2 p.m. match Thursday at Vallivue High School.

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SOUTH FREMONT 3, SHELLEY 1; SHELLEY 3, TETON 0: At Driggs, No. 3 seeded Shelley fell 25-18, 22-25, 25-12, 25-20 to No. 2 seeded South Fremont before sweeping No. 4 seeded Teton 25-6, 25-13, 25-12 to preserve its season.

3A District 6 tournament

Shelley faces No. 1 seeded Sugar-Salem, which defeated Teton in three sets in its first match Saturday before falling in four sets to South Fremont, at 4 p.m. Tuesday in another elimination match.

Shelley coach Dave Cousin said the Russets (16-20) have had their battles with South Fremont this season, and he was not surprised to see the Cougars go 2-0 on Saturday.

“They’ve got I believe five seniors coming back and Harlee Speth is one heck of an outside hitter,” Cousin said. “Sugar came into the tournament seeded No. 1 but South Fremont was dominant in their match today.”

Sydney Leal had 28 total kills for the day, Amy White had 15 total kills and M.E. Gillespie had 51 assists. Cousin added that Nicole Nelson had 25 perfect serves and Madison Jolley had 10 digs versus South Fremont, passing at 2.5 rate (out of 3.0)

“Madison Jolley had a heck of a day,” Cousin said.

The Shelley-Sugar-Salem winner faces South Fremont later Tuesday evening for the 3A District 6 title and an automatic bid to the 3A state tournament. The loser will play the District 4 runner-up in a state play-in game Oct. 21.

1A Division II District 5-6 tournament

At Firth High School, Butte County and Watersprings each went 2-0 Saturday to advance to Thursday’s 1A Division II District 5-6 championship match.

Butte County defeated Sho-Ban and Mackay while Watersprings defeated North Gem and Rockland. No further details were available.

The district title match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday.