Declo 41, Cole Valley Christian 6
DECLO — The Hornets improved to 2-0 following a dominant nonconference win on Thursday in their home-opener.
“Defense played exceptional again,” Declo coach Kelly Kidd said. “That’s two weeks in a row the defense played exceptional.”
Thursday’s victory came six days after a 28-21 road victory over Sugar-Salem, which has been to the 3A state playoffs every year since 2010.
Declo hosts another tough 3A team, Kimberly, next Friday.
“Overall, I’m pretty happy with where we are,” Kidd said.
Filer 1, Buhl 0
FILER — The Wildcats earned their first win of the season against a High Desert Conference opponent Thursday.
Tristan Sullivan scored around the 20th minute, and that was all Filer needed.
“We played really well together and controlled the ball,” Filer coach Derek Howard said. “Buhl played tough, though.”
The Wildcats (1-1-1) next host Gooding on Tuesday, and the Indians (1-2) host Declo the same day.
Declo 2, Gooding 1
GOODING — After Miguel Rodriguez gave Gooding a 1-0 lead at the half, Declo came back in the second half on goals by Tony Marino and Tyson Ramsey, giving the Hornets the win over the host Senators.
Marino scored off a corner kick from Trey Smyer, and Ramsey scored on a header, also from Smyer.
Declo (2-1-1) is at Buhl and Gooding (0-3-1) is at Filer on Tuesday.
Declo 1, Gooding 0
GOODING — Senior Halee Whitehead scored the only goal in the match off an assist by Gretchen Pirtle as the Hornets picked up the road win over the Senators.
Declo (3-1) is at Buhl and Gooding is at Filer on Tuesday.
Gooding 3, Buhl 1
GOODING — After losing the first set 22-25, Gooding came back and won the next three sets 26-24, 25-19, 26-24 for the Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference win.
Grace Parker led the Senators with 14 kills, followed by Kassie Adkinson with 13 and Laken Wolf with nine. Parker and Wolf were also good at the net with four and three blocks, respectively. Erica Anthony recorded 18 digs.
Gooding (2-0) is at Kimberly and Buhl is at Filer on Tuesday.
Oakley 3, Dietrich 0
OAKLEY — Seniors Rachel Mitton led Oakley with nine kills, Makinlee Cranney finished with eight kills and Blakely Payton dished out 21 assists as the host Hornets shut out the Blue Devils, 25-23, 25-13, 25-19. Oakley had 13 serving aces as a team.
“We have a few things we need to work on, but we are playing well as a team,” said Oakley coach Sherri Power.
Oakley (4-1) hosts Valley and Dietrich hosts Castleford on Tuesday.
Lighthouse Christian 2, Carey 0; Lighthouse Christian 2, Shoshone 0; Carey 2, Shoshone 0
CAREY – The Lions remained undefeated with a pair of wins at Thursday’s road tri-match.
Lighthouse beat Carey 25-18, 25-9 and Shoshone 25-12, 25-22.
Lions senior Haylee Grossman finished with 25 kills and 12 blocks over the two matches. Caitlyn Gaskill has 12 service points in the Carey match, and Maycee Holloway had 13 against Shoshsone. Sabrina DeJong had 26 assists and Gracie Cover had seven kills in the Shoshone match, as well.
Carey beat Shoshone 25-20, 25-20 in the third match. Shantell Chavez had six kills and five aces, Rylee Smith had five kills and Kylie Wood notched 12 assists for the Panthers (4-3), who host Challis on Wednesday.
Lighthouse (3-0) next hosts Hagerman on Wednesday.
Murtaugh 2, Richfield 0; Twin Falls Christian Academy 2, Richfield 0; Twin Falls Christian Academy 2, Murtaugh 0
MURTAUGH – Twin Falls Christian Academy finished undefeated at Thursday’s tri-match.
TFCA beat Richfield 25-12, 25-11 and Murtaugh 27-25, 25-18.
Murtaugh beat Richfield 25-9, 25-11.
HAZLETON – Sugar-Salem took first place at the team and individual levels of the Valley Invitational Thursday at Valley High School.
In the team standings, the Digger boys finished with 23 points, and girls finished with 33. Kimberly finished second on both sides, with 80 points in the boys field and 55 in the girls.
The Valley boys finished third with 83 points, and Buhl finished third on the girls side with 68.
Sugar-Salem’s Brennan Anderson, Kooper Williams and Taylor Hill finished first, second and third (in that order) among boys individuals. Anderson completed the race in 16 minutes, 47.4 seconds.
Valley senior Ben Christensen finished fourth (18:12), and Kimberly senior Kirby Heider (18:35.5) finished fifth.
Among girls individuals, Sugar-Salem sophomore Sarenady Price took first place (21:20.1), and Buhl senior Kendra Benson took second (22:11.2). A pair of Kimberly sophomores finished third and fourth – Meg Walker (22:50) and Brinley Humphreys (22:51.4).