Printed on: October 05, 2012

Sugar ties Teton to take conference crown


The Sugar-Salem boys soccer team sealed its 3A District 6 championship on Thursday with a 1-1 tie with Teton in Driggs.

Teton opened the scoring in the 13th minute when Alexis Diaz beat the keeper from 25 yards out.

The Diggers entered the half on the short end of a 1-0 score, but tied the game in the 54th minute on a goal by Cory Andrews. Both goals were unassisted.

"Our guys had gobs of adrenaline going through them and we got a little bit sloppy," Teton coach Dan Romano said. "We let our guard down and let them get an easy one."

The tying goal wasn't crucial, however, as the Redskins needed to beat Sugar by at least four goals to win the conference title.

Still, Sugar-Salem coach Oscar Bustos believes any one of the conference's top four seeds could easily win the district tournament.

"Teton had some players we hadn't seen before, and they are really fast, skilled players," he said. "We have four very good teams going into next week."

The top-seed Diggers (13-2-1, 6-1-1) will play the winner of Saturday's North Fremont-Shelley game in Ashton at 2 p.m. Monday in the district tournament opener. No. 2 seed Teton (10-3-1, 5-2-1) will face South Fremont at 4 p.m. in Ashton in Game 2.

NORTH FREMONT 3, SHELLEY 1: At Ashton, Huskies' sophomore Carlos Romero honored the senior class with a pair of goals, and fellow sophomore Polo Saenz added a third in a win over the Russets.

Romero scored 30 seconds into the game on an assist from Nathan Toenjes on a pass over the top. He again scored early in the second half, finding the back of the net in the 42nd minute with an assist by Dalton Laetham.

"Then it got really cold," North Fremont coach Dave Jacobson said. "Both teams were having a hard time moving and playing the ball. They kind of went into survival mode."

North Fremont (11-5, 4-4) will be the No. 4 seed and is scheduled to play Shelley at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Girls soccer

Teton 4, Sugar-Sa-lem 1: At Driggs, Sydnee Staker and Ashley Hopkins scored two goals each to lead Teton over 3A District 6 regular-season champion Sugar-Salem in the final game of the regular season.

"I think this was one of the two or three best games we played all season," Teton coach Sandy Buck-staff said.

After the Diggers took a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute, Staker tallied in the 28th and 31st minutes. Hopkins added goals in the 51st and 58th minutes to close out the scoring.

Kenzee Calderwood, Jasmin Villa, Sadie Cooke and Chandler Sachse picked up assists for Teton, which finished the regular season 8-7-1 and 6-3-1. The third-seeded Redskins will host fifth-seeded South Fremont in a district tournament play-in game at 11 a.m. Saturday.

NORTH FREMONT 1, SHELLEY 1: At Ashton, senior Maribel Rivas celebrated senior night in the only appropriate way, scoring the Huskies' lone goal in a tie with the Russets.

Rivas scored her goal on a cross from Kylee Masters in the 18th minute, tucking the ball just inside the left post.

The Russets answered with a goal in the 62nd minute on a cross to Megan Jensen, tying the game just as the cool wind started to take over.

"It was a hard-fought game, and it was nice to have a senior score a goal like that on senior night," North Fremont assistant coach Dave Jacobson said.

North Fremont (9-2-5, 6-1-3) is the district tournament's No. 2 seed and will play Monday at 4 p.m. in Driggs against the winner of Saturday's Firth-Shelley contest.


Hillcrest 3, Idaho Falls 1: At Idaho Falls High School, Hillcrest ran out to early leads in each of the first three games and earned a 20-25, 25-18, 25-14, 28-26 5A District 5-6 win.

"That really made a big difference," Hillcrest coach Kristi Neibaur said. "It took some of the pressure off and let the girls play."

Whitney Peterson had a double-double of 13 digs, 10 kills and four blocks to lead Hillcrest. Kaylee Cornelison added 10 kills and four blocks, Cassidy Cook had eight kills, seven digs and four blocks, Emily Potter finished with 12 digs and four aces and middle blockers McKinzie Mable-by and Ashtyn Durfey chipped in seven and six blocks, respectively.

The Knights (23-14, 3-3) host Madison on Tuesday.

Century 3, Skyline 0: The Grizzlies put up a good fight on the road but fell 18-25, 16-25, 21-25 to the Diamondbacks.

Junior Nicole Brieden-bach had 14 kills and 11 digs and teammate Tilar Clark finished with 12 kills and eight digs for Skyline, and setter McKenzi Lott made it happen with 34 assists.

"We did a good job, but their middle hitter kind of dominated the match," Skyline coach Tammy Sorensen said. "Overall we played well and stayed right with them, but they pulled away at the end of each set. We couldn't stop her."

Skyline (14-16, 1-4) hosts rival Idaho Falls on Tuesday in a 5A District 6 contest.

Shelley 3, Teton 1: At Driggs, Shelley dropped the first set before pulling out a 21-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 Mountain Rivers Conference win.

"Every point was a battle," Teton coach Brian Schultz said. "Both teams were digging everything."

Brooke Rammell had 10 kills to lead Teton, which will face host Ririe and Butte County in a tri-match Saturday.

Ririe 3, West Jeffer-son 1: At Terreton, Ririe knocked off West Jefferson 25-27, 25-12, 25-22 and 25-5 in a Nuclear Conference match.

"We had a letdown in the second set when Ririe's Blaiken Wood served so strong," West Jefferson coach John Hansen said in an email. "She has a great serve."

Junior outside hitter Camry Jacobs led the Panthers with eight kills while defensive specialist Brooklyn Wood had a good passing night.

West Jefferson will host Challis and Mackay in a tri-match Wednesday.

Mackay 2, Sho-Ban 0; Mackay 2, Rockland 0: At Fort Hall, Mackay ran its conference record to 7-0 with dominating wins over Sho-Ban and Rockland. The Miners topped Sho-Ban 25-5, 25-6 and beat Rockland 25-6, 25-14.

"We're just building on our defense and working to get our motions ready for that next level," Mackay coach Bridget Severe said.

Gabby McIntosh had 25 assists, Cheyan James had 12 kills and nine service points and Taylor Ivie chipped in 10 kills for the Miners (11-3, 7-0), who play at Butte County on Tuesday.