Twin Falls 2, Jerome 1 (2 OT)
TWIN FALLS — The Bruins opened the Great Basin Conference tournament with a nail-biting win over the Tigers Monday at the Sunway Soccer Complex.
“It was intense,” Twin Falls coach J.J. Stagge said. “Whenever we meet, it’s a great game.”
Jerome senior goalie Jose Romero scored the first goal of his career on a penalty kick in the first half, but Twin Falls’ Josh Stagge headed in a pass from fellow junior Atticus Martinez to knot up the score going into halftime.
The game stayed tied through the second half and the first overtime, and it nearly went to penalty kicks. But the Bruins, who finished with six ties in regular season, walked off with about four minutes left in the second overtime. Sergio Varela scored the winner on an assist from fellow sophomore Guillermo Fregoso.
Fourth-seeded Twin Falls (5-4-6) plays at top-seeded Wood River on Wednesday, and No. 5 Jerome (5-9-1) hosts Minico the same day.
“I feel pretty confident against Wood River,” J.J. Stagge said. “It’s gonna be an intense game, to say the least.”
Burley 4, Minico 2
BURLEY — The Bobcats beat their Mini-Cassia rival to advance in the Great Basin Conference tournament.
Burley led 3-0 at halftime.
“It was a tale of two halves,” Burley coach Angel Anguiano said. “First half, we did everything right. We tore them up.”
Cesar Alcantar, Jovanni Sanchez, Jesse Cardenas and Giovanni Ruiz scored for the third-seeded Bobcats (9-6-1), who play at No. 2 Canyon Ridge on Wednesday.
“We feel good about it,” Anguiano said. “Everyone’s 0-0.”
Alex Murillo and Alex Martinez scored for the No. 6 Spartans (3-14), who play at Jerome the same day.
Community School 8, Wendell 0
SUN VALLEY — The Cutthroats are now tied with Bliss for first place in the High Desert Conference after Monday’s blowout win.
Snow was on the ground, according to Community School coach Richard Whitelaw, and players had to shovel the lines of the field before game time.
Cash Dart and James Everitt both recorded hat tricks, while Shea Browhaw and Riley Lindstrom each scored once for the Cutthroats (11-3, 9-1), who host Gooding on Tuesday.
Wendell (1-9-1, 1-8-1) play at Filer the same day.
Jerome 6, Burley 1
JEROME — The Tigers handled the Bobcats to open the Great Basin Conference tournament.
The score at halftime was 3-0.
Kimberly Castillo had a hat trick, Makali Nance scored twice and Fernanda Camacho scored once for the fourth-seeded Tigers (5-9), who play at top-seeded Twin Falls on Wednesday.
“It’s gonna be a tough game. They’re a good team,” Jerome coach Robert Garcia said. “We’re just gonna try our best and see what we can get.”
Dani Gonzalez scored for the fifth-seeded Bobcats (4-12), who host rival Minico the same day.
Canyon Ridge 11, Minico 0
TWIN FALLS — The Riverhawks blew out the Spartans to begin district tournament play. No other details were available.
Third-seeded Canyon Ridge (9-6-1) plays at No. 2 Wood River on Wednesday, and sixth-seeded Minico (1-15) plays at rival Minico the same day.
Community School 10, Wendell 0
SUN VALLEY — Junior Lily Fitzgerald set the girls school record for career goals in Monday’s High Desert Conference win.
Fitzgerald’s three goals against the Trojans gave her 107 for her career, vaulting her above Hannah Dies for the Community School record. Dies, who scored 105 goals, set the record in 2013, according to Cutthroats coach Kelly Feldman.
Fitzgerald also had two assists in the game, and Ella Viesturs had one.
Viesturs and Chloe Tanous each scored two goals, while Libby Kaiser, Kate Weatherholz and Christine Estep both scored one for Community School (13-0-1, 10-0-0), which hosts Gooding on Tuesday.
Wendell (4-6-1, 4-5-1) plays at Filer the same day.
Twin Falls Christian Academy 3, Camas County 1
TWIN FALLS – The Warriors improved to 12-1 with a 27-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-14 home win on Monday.
“Our girls did a good job swinging,” TFCA coach Callie Walker said. “We got a lot of hits in.”
Victoria Glaze had 15 kills, Hailey Weist had 16 assists and Grace Miller had 21 digs for the Warriors, who play at Richfield on Thursday.
Camas County plays at Community School the same day.
Hagerman 3, Glenns Ferry 0
HAGERMAN — The Pirates slipped past the Pilots for a Snake River Conference victory Monday night.
Hagerman won 26-24, 25-20, 25-11.
Elly Yore had 15 kills and two blocks, Tristyn Hulme had 13 kills and six digs and Teresa Daily and Elena Floyd combined for 30 assists for the Pirates (6-7-4-4), who play at Valley on Thursday.
Glenns Ferry plays at Shoshone on Tuesday.