Twin Falls girls XC with Dani Bates trophy

The Twin Falls girls cross country team poses with the first place trophy from the Dani Bates Invitational on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls.

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Cross Country

TWIN FALLS — The Twin Falls girls and boys cross country teams swept the Dani Bates Invitational on Thursday at Canyon Springs Golf Course.

The Bruin boys finished with 76 points, 51 better than second place Elko (Nev.). The girls had 40 points, 17 ahead of second place Soda Springs.

On the girls side, Twin falls sophomore Mattalyn Geddes won her fourth race in five tries this season with a time of 19:23. Highland senior Anna Sanford finished second (20:18.1) and Bruins sophomore Brinlee Garling finished third (20:18.4).

Twin Falls senior Kami Withers was fifth (20:42.6), Jerome senior Nicole Cook was seventh (20:46.3) and Bruins senior Alyse Douglas was ninth in the 104-runner girls field.

On the boys side, Twin Falls senior Cannon Leavitt took first place with a time of 16:47.4.

Valley senior Ben Christensen finished second (16:50.9), Twin Falls senior Cache Traveller was fourth (17:02.9), Burley sophomore Jacob Detemple was fifth (17:09.2), Jerome junior Koby Driscoll was seventh, Buhl sophomore Daniel Butler was ninth (17:28.4) and Twin Falls junior Tucker Burnham was 10th (17:29.7).

Team scores

Boys: 1. Twin Falls 76, 2. Elko (Nev.) 127, 3. Soda Springs 134, 4. Highland 139, 5. Jerome, 6. Century 196, 7. Kimberly 211, 8. Valley 226, 9. Parma 237, 10. Buhl 273, 11. Burley 278, 12. Filer 309, 13. Declo 357, 14. Gooding 362, 15. Minico 365, 16. West Wendover (Nev.), 17. Castleford 426, 18. Jackpot (Nev.) 449, 19. Oakley 491, 20. Xavier Charter

Girls: 1. Twin Falls 40, 2. Soda Springs 57, 3. Highland 62, 4. Elko 130, 5. Kimberly 133, 6. Buhl 161, 7. Jerome 188, 8. Century 256, 9. Parma 257, 10. Declo 270, 11. Oakley 297, 12. Valley 334, 13. Wendell 344, 14. Xavier Charter 351


Oakley 3, Hagerman 2

OAKLEY – The Hornets staved off defeat and prevailed 25-14, 20-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-12 to remain undefeated in the Snake River Conference.

“They just had to start getting creative. They were being too predictable,” Oakley coach Sherri Power said of her players. “They kept fighting. It was good for them to go five games.”

Makinlee Cranney had 17 kills, Rachael Mitton had 11 kills and 33 digs, Jaclyn Wybenga had eight kills and Blakely Payton had 33 assists for Oakley (13-1, 8-0), which plays at Rockland on Tuesday.

Elly Yore had 13 kills and three blocks, Brenna Firth had six kills, 19 digs and five aces, Tristyn Hulme had eight kills, 18 digs and four blocks, Alana Floyd had 14 digs and 14 assists and Teresa Daily had 13 assists for the Pirates (5-7, 3-4), who play at Valley on Thursday.

“We competed well, and it was fun to play with a competitive team,” Hagerman coach Katie Knight said.

Shoshone 3, Gooding 1

SHOSHONE – The Indians rebounded from a poor first set to earn a nonconference win Thursday night.

Shoshone lost the first set 7-25 but won the next three 25-21, 25-23, 25-15.

“We were a little intimidated,” Shoshone coach Melisa Martin said. “(The players) got a little fire from the second game and went from there. Once they knew they could do it, they started putting things together.”

Monce Rivas had 11 kills, Cierra Hennings had eight kills, Allysen Huyser had six kills, Megan Koonce had eight digs and Patti Fitzgerald and Bailey Owens combined for 22 assists for the Indians (8-5), who play at Glenns Ferry on Tuesday.

Gooding hosts Declo on Saturday.

Twin Falls Christian Academy 3, Murtaugh 1

TWIN FALLS – The Warriors improved to 11-1 this season with a 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-17 win on Thursday.

“We really improved our passing and our serving, which is something we’ve been working on,” TFCA coach Callie Walker said. “It made a difference tonight.”

Victoria Glaze and Abbie Nedrow each had 11 kills, Hailey Wiest and Rese Walker had 17 and 14 assists, respectively, and Grace Miller added 32 digs for the Warriors, who host Camas County on Monday.

Lighthouse Christian 3, Camas County 0

FAIRFIELD — The Lions improved to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the North Side Conference with a 25-14, 25-11, 25-13 win over the Mushers on Thursday.

Haylee Grossman had 16 kills, Gracie Cover had 10 kills, Caitlyn Gaskill had 10 digs and Sabrina De Jong had 27 assists, eight digs and three aces for Lighthouse, which plays at Hansen on Tuesday.

Camas County plays at Twin Falls Christian Academy on Monday.

Buhl 3, Valley 0

HAZELTON – The Indians handled the Vikings 25-12, 25-14, 25-12 for a nonconference win Thursday night. No other details were available.

Valley (5-8) plays at the Butte County Tournament in Arco on Saturday, and Buhl plays at Kimberly on Tuesday.

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Boys soccer

Declo 4, Buhl 1

DECLO – The Hornets cruised past the Indians for a High Desert Conference win, which vaulted them above Buhl for third place in the standings.

Christopher Harper, Trey Smyer, Duncan Blackmon and Tyson Ramsey scored for Declo (5-4-2 overall and in conference), which plays at Buhl on Thursday to end the regular season.

Joshua Cruz scored for Buhl (6-6-1, 4-5-1), which hosts Bliss on Tuesday.

Girls soccer

Buhl 4, Declo 3

DECLO – The Indians held off the Hornets for a High Desert Conference victory on Thursday.

Madison Somers scored twice, and Kyra Azevedo and Taylor Hineman each scored once for Buhl (4-5-1 in conference), which hosts Bliss on Tuesday.

Halee Whitehead scored twice and Declo (8-3) plays at Bliss on Thursday to conclude the regular season.

Gooding 1, Filer 1

GOODING – A late goal from Jocelyne Rios prevented the Senators from suffering a High Desert Conference loss on Thursday.

Filer scored about 10 minutes into game on a goal from Saisha Serratos.

Gooding wraps up the regular season on Tuesday at Community School, and Filer (1-5-4 in conference) hosts Wendell the same day in its second-to-last game.

Canyon Ridge JV 3, Bliss 0

BLISS – The Riverhawks shut out the Bears on Thursday for a nonconference win.

Manisha Monger scored twice, and Jessica Merman scored once for Canyon Ridge.

Bliss (3-7-1) plays at Buhl on Tuesday.


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