Printed on: October 03, 2012

Blackfoot boys wrap up regular-season soccer title


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Andy Garcia scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and the Blackfoot High School boys soccer team held off Preston 4-2 to clinch the 4A District 5-6 regular-season title Tuesday.

Garcia scored in the fifth and seventh minutes to grab an early lead.

"We opened up the game really sharp," Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. "But then, I think we took the foot off the gas a little bit."

Preston got a goal early in the second half, but Andy Garcia and Jordan Garcia added goals to put the game away.

"Anytime you finish first in the conference, it's a good thing," Pope said.

Blackfoot (11-1-1, 5-0-0) will open district tournament play Tuesday against an undetermined opponent.

Teton 4, North Fremont 2: At Ashton, Ben Clemmer scored three goals, including two in the second half, to carry Teton past North Fremont in a key 3A District 6 game.

Clemmer was sent to the bench to start the game but scored Teton's first goal and added two in the second when the game was tied at 2.

"It was the first game he didn't start all year," Teton coach Dan Romano said. "I think that kind of put a little fire in his belly."

Steve Sosa had the other goal for Teton (10-3-0, 5-2-0), which closes the regular season at home against Sugar-Salem on Thursday.

Nathan Toenjes (assisted by Carlos Romero) and Esteban Lozano scored for North Fremont (10-5-1, 3-4-0), which finishes the regular season at home vs. Shelley on Thursday.

"Nine of our starters are digging potatoes," North Fremont coach Dave Jacobson said. "It's just hard on them."

Century 2, Bonneville 0: At Pocatello, Century shut out Bonneville to earn a 4A District 5-6 win.

"(We) played better," Bonneville coach Chris Watts said.

Bonneville (1-4-0 league) begins district tournament play Saturday against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

South Fremont 5, Shelley 1: At Shelley, David Huber scored two goals in the first 14 minutes and South Fremont cruised to a 3A District 6 win.

Rafael Gracia added two goals, Jose Palacios added one and Jose Escobar chipped in two assists for the Cougars, who wrapped up the regular season 8-4-0, 4-4-0.

Girls soccer

Teton 1, North Fremont 0: At Ashton, Jazmin Villa blasted home the game's only goal from just outside the 18-yard box in the 33rd minute to lift Teton to a Mountain Rivers Conference win over North Fremont.

Kenzie Calderwood left a pass for Villa, who ripped a shot into the wind that found the back of the net.

"I think if the wind wasn't blowing so hard, I think it would have gone over the net," Teton coach Sandy Buckstaff said. "It kind of got held up in the wind and then dipped under the bar."

Teton (7-7-1, 5-3-1) finishes the regular season at home against Sugar-Salem on Thursday. North Fremont (9-3-3, 6-2-1) wraps up the regular season at home against Shelley the same day.

Shelley 3, South Fremont 0: At Shelley, the Russets built a two-goal lead playing into the wind in the first half and cruised to a 3A District 6 win.

Kailey Jorgensen and Jasmin Vega scored in the first half while Sam Gallup finished off the scoring in the 74th minute.

Shelley (6-2-4, 5-1-3) hosts Preston today before closing out the regular season at North Fremont.

Century 8, Bonneville 1: At Bonneville High School, Century rolled to a 4A District 5-6 win over Bonneville. No other details were available.

"We didn't play very well," Bonneville coach Hugh Foster said.

Bonneville opens district tournament play at home Saturday vs. Pocatello.

Preston 3, Blackfoot 0: At Blackfoot, Preston closed out the regular season with a win over Blackfoot in 4A District 5-6 play. No other details were available.

Volleyball

Madison 3, Idaho Falls 0: At Rexburg, Madison cruised to a 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 5A District 5-6 win over Idaho Falls.

Ashlynn Ward had a big night for the Bobcats with 11 kills, nine digs, three aces and two blocks. Ashley Jensen added seven kills, and Jane Hansen and Mataia Roderick each had five kills.

"Madison is a very nice, solid team," Idaho Falls coach Wendy Johnson said. "They're going to let you make the mistakes, and we did."

Sierra Weingartner (eight kills, two blocks), Kerington Storms (10 assists) and Kiarra Johnson (five kills, six assists, 13 digs) led the way for the Tigers.

"We're really trying to work on some consistency," coach Johnson said.

Madison (23-7) plays at Highland on Thursday, and Idaho Falls hosts Hillcrest the same night.

Highland 3, Skyline 1: At Pocatello, Skyline took the first set of a conference match but then dropped the next three in a 15-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-15 loss at Highland.

"The first game, we came out and played really well, and then it just kind of died off," Skyline coach Tammy Sorensen said. "We couldn't keep it going."

Nicole Breidenbach led Skyline with 15 kills and 17 digs. Tilar Clark added eight kills and 17 digs, and Allie Lords tallied 21 digs.

Skyline (14-14, 1-4) travels to Century on Thursday.

Butte County 3, Hagerman 1: At Arco, Butte County held on for a 25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 26-24 conference win over Hagerman.

The Pirates had to fight off a late Hagerman surge to win.

"We were ahead 18-8 in the fourth game, but they came back and it didn't make me happy," Butte County coach Jody Coburn said. "It was the first time we played them and we knew they would be tough, but it was a fun match."

Right-side hitter Dakota Wilson led the Pirates with seven kills and five blocks, while Gentry Taylor had seven kills and Cheyan Coburn added 23 assists.

Butte County (15-4, 4-1) plays a tri-match against Teton and host Ririe on Thursday.

Shelley 3, South Fremont 1: At St. Anthony, Shelley topped South Fremont 19-25, 30-28, 25-14, 25-18 in a Mountain Rivers Conference match.

Shae Park passed the ball well and had 30 digs to lead the Russets. Kimber Call had 12 kills while Sam Orme and Myah Gillespie added seven each for Shelley (12-15, 3-0 conference), which plays at Teton on Thursday.

Challis 3, Raft River 0; Challis 3, Salmon 0: At Challis, undefeated Challis rolled to a 25-13, 25-9, 25-21 win over Raft River and a 25-9, 25-11, 25-16 win over Salmon.

"I felt like the girls played pretty solid ball," Challis coach Debbie Sheppeard said. "And we had another great home crowd."

Madisen Garlie led the attack with 29 kills and nine blocks, Rachelle Chamberlain had 51 assists and 14 aces, and Brielle Sheppeard added 12 digs and 14 kills for Challis (13-0), which hosts Grace on Tuesday.

Challis 3, Hansen 0; Challis 2, Castleford 0 (late Saturday): At Hansen, Challis preserved its undefeated season with wins over Hansen and Castleford.

The Vikings topped Hansen 25-12, 25-12, 25-11 and Castleford 25-16, 25-8.

Senior middle blocker Madisen Garlie led the Vikings with 24 kills for the day and senior setter Rachelle Chamberlain had 35 assists. Morgan Miller added 12 kills and three blocks and Brielle Sheppeard had 10 ace serves.

"Everybody on the floor is contributing," Challis coach Debbie Sheppeard said. "They're playing together well as a team. That's what we want to see going into October."

Challis (10-0, 4-0) hosts a tri-match Tuesday with Raft River and Salmon.

Cross-country

I.F. girls shine at Mountain West Classic: At Missoula, Mont., the Idaho Falls High School girls cross-country team placed third out of 63 girls teams at the Mountain West Classic on Saturday at University Golf Course.

The Tigers finished with 183 points, trailing only runner-up Billings (Mont.) Senior with 138 and winner Bozeman (Mont.) with 74.

Sophomore Niquelle Lewis led I.F., finishing 17th with a time of 18:43 over the three-mile course. Freshman Ashlyn Dyer took 20th in 18:52.6, junior Taylor Weatherby was 24th in 19:06.4, senior Casey Carpenter was 41st in 19:24.7, and sophomore Hannah Blake was 81st in 20:12.7.

"We were happy with their performance," Idaho Falls coach Alan McMurtrey said. "It was good to come here and run against new competition at a different location. It's good preparation for state since we will go through Missoula to go to state in northern Idaho."