At Hillcrest, the Hillcrest High School volleyball team got its first win of the season after sweeping Skyline 25-20, 29-27 and 25-20.

Hillcrest coach Amanda Wade said it was a positive to get the team’s first win before going to a two-day tournament at Star Valley this weekend.

“It’s always nice to get a win under your belt before heading off to a tournament,” Wade said.

Stats were unavailable as of press time for Hillcrest (1-4-0, 1-1-0 4A District 6), which plays at the Star Valley (Wyo.) Tournament beginning today.

Skyline hosts the Skyline Classic Saturday.

FIRTH 3, SUGAR-SALEM 1: At Sugar City, Firth defeated Sugar-Salem 25-22, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22 for a nonconference win.

Firth coach Elda Park said defense helped the Cougars take the final two sets.

“Nothing touched the floor,” Park said. “The girls were just scrappy tonight. They worked really well as a team tonight.”

Hailey Gee had 14 kills, eight digs and two blocks, Abby Schiess had five kills and four blocks and Jordyn Adams had five kills and three blocks. Kiley Mecham had five kills and one block and Kaydee Park had 30 assists and 19 digs for Firth (1-1), which plays Saturday in the Skyline Classic. Sugar-Salem plays at the Star Valley Tournament beginning today.

SHELLEY 3, BLACKFOOT 0: At Blackfoot, Shelley swept the Broncos 25-19, 25-16, 25-14 for a conference win.

Sydney Leal had nine kills, three blocks and six aces, Paige Weimer had six kills and two aces and Kassidy Arzola had five aces for the Russets (5-6, 3-0 4A District 6), who host Madison on Tuesday.

{p dir=”ltr”}GRACE 3, CHALLIS 1: At Grace, the Vikings fell to Grace 26-24, 14-25, 14-25, 24-26 in a conference match.

{p dir=”ltr”}Halle Oerke had seven kills, Zoe D’Orazio had four kills and five digs and Hannah Corrigan had three kills and 26 serves during Thursday’s loss.

{p dir=”ltr”}”It was a close game,” Challis coach Debbie Sheppeard said. “I thought they played hard hard. We just lost a little bit of focus in the middle sets.”

{p dir=”ltr”}Challis (1-2) plays Saturday at the West Jefferson tournament


BONNEVILLE 3, IDAHO FALLS 2: At Bonneville, Magan Herbst scored the game-winning goal for the Bees in a conference win over Idaho Falls.

Herbst scored two goals off assists from Hunter Christensen for Bonneville, which led 1-0 at half.

Idaho Falls then got goals from Kendra Bilman (assisted by Belen Munoz) and Kennedy Robertson (assisted by Billman) to take a 2-1 lead in the second half. Bonneville’s Alissa Andrus knotted the game at 2-2 off an assist from Madison Pugmire, setting up Herbst’s herocis.

“I’m really happy with the passing game that we had today,” Bonneville coach Amy Feik said in an email. “They were very patient on the ball and got the job done.”

“We just ran out of time,” said Idaho Falls coach Erika Lin, who complimented the Tigers’ goalie Olivia Trejo. “She saved us. She really helped us.”

Idaho Falls (3-3-0, 2-2-0 4A District 6) plays Tuesday against Skyline. Bonneville (4-2-2, 2-1-1 4A) plays Saturday at Twin Falls.

Late Wednesday


TETON 3, SUGAR-SALEM 2: At Driggs, Teton edged Sugar-Salem to hand the Diggers their first loss of the season.

Asa Hatch and Luke Terry scored for the Diggers. Sugar-Salem assistant coach Glenn Dayley said two of Teton’s goals were on penalty kicks.

“It was an intense game as always when we play them,” Dayley said in an email. “With only one team from our conference going to state, these battles with Teton will only get more intense as the season goes on, I think.”

Sugar-Salem (7-1-0, 0-1-0) next plays Wednesday at South Fremont.


SUGAR-SALEM 2, TETON 1: At Driggs, Sugar-Salem remained unbeaten with a win over Teton to begin conference play. No other details were available.

Sugar-Salem (4-0-1, 1-0-0) plays today at North Fremont.

Marlowe Hereford is a sports reporter for the Post Register. Contact her at 208-542-6772 and find her on Twitter at @mwhereford.

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