Printed on: May 01, 2013

Hess, Anderson capture City Meet


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Hillcrest freshman Andy Hess posted another 70 and Skyline senior Brooklyn Anderson shot 73 to take medalist honors at Sage Lakes Golf Course on Tuesday, earning their high schools bragging rights at the annual Idaho Falls City Meet.

Hess also shot 70 one week earlier to win medalist honors at the Madison Invitational and has now led his team to back-to-back victories.

In strong supporting roles for the Knights, sophomore Spencer Bishop (73) and senior Bentley Sayer (79) helped Hillcrest edge Skyline 303-305 on the Grizzlies' home course.

The conditions weren't perfect, and the boys were playing from the challenging blue tees on the par-70 Sage Lakes layout, Hillcrest coach Don Baldwin said.

"But the kids scored well, and it was good to see them playing this way at the right time, with districts coming up next Monday," he said.

All four of Skyline's scoring players broke 80, led by Tristen Olsen's 74 and Austin Guza's 75.

"That's fun to have that many go that low, and if they can do that consistently they will be tough to beat down the road," Skyline coach Ty Shippen said. "It's been a tough spring, and the kids are just now getting used to playing without the winds."

The Skyline girls are also raising their games in the calmer conditions, winning two of their past three meets.

Anderson and Alexi Rule (78) posted another 1-2 finish in the medalist race to help Skyline score a field-best 337, six better than Idaho Falls' runner-up total.

Anderson will play collegiately at BYU and Rule at William Penn, and Shippen has said his two seniors have made his work easy over the past four seasons.

Idaho Falls freshmen Hadley Hersh and Yedin Lui posted twin 81s for the Tigers, who have now finished behind Skyline in three straight tournaments.

The five teams in 5A District 5-6 will play a district tournament warm-up Thursday at Sand Creek beginning at 1 p.m.