Gooding 70, Filer 28
GOODING — The Senators earned a bittersweet Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference win over the Wildcats on Thursday night.
The blowout was dampened by a knee injury to star linebacker Sam Funkhouser. Gooding coach Cameron Andersen said Funkhouser’s senior season is over.
“That took the wind out of our sails,” Andersen said. “Took a while for the guys to recover after that.”
The Senators led 16-0 after one quarter and 30-0 at halftime. They also outscored the Wildcats 34-14 in the third quarter.
“It was offense, defense, specials,” Andersen said. “It was a good performance in that third quarter.”
Gooding sophomore quarterback Shane Jennings had a huge day: 10-of-18, 255 yards, five touchdowns through the air; 10 carries, 106 yards, 2 TDs on the ground.
Gooding (6-1, 2-0) plays at Wendell next week, while Filer (2-5, 0-2) hosts Burley.
Gooding 70, Filer 28
Filer; 0; 0; 14; 14; — 28
Gooding; 16; 14; 34; 6; — 70
Kimberly 63, Wendell 3
KIMBERLY — The Bulldogs cruised to an 60-point nonconference win on Thursday night.
Kimberly led 42-0 at halftime thanks to a 35-point second quarter.
Hunter O’Berg rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, and Nathaniel Bybee had 67 yards and a TD on six carries for the Bulldogs (4-2), who host Buhl next week.
Wendell (0-5) next hosts Gooding.
Jerome 26, Burley 8
Wood River 21, Buhl 12
Wood River 3, Twin Falls 1
HAILEY — The Wolverines advanced to their third straight Great Basin Conference championship game with a win over the Bruins Thursday afternoon.
The game, which was postponed from Wednesday due to weather, began in Twin Falls’ favor. Junior Jake Hillman scored in the 15th minute to give the Bruins the lead.
It didn’t last long. Senior Jose Quinonez scored in the 16th minute to tie it up on an assist from Josset Guzman.
Lucas Beste scored in the 25th minute to give Wood River the lead, and he scored again in the 69th minute to all but put the game away.
“We were putting a lot of pressure on them,” Wood River coach Luis Monjaras said. “We were being patient on through balls.”
The Wolverines (13-2-1) host Canyon Ridge on Wednesday for another district title game. They lost the 2015 and 2016 championship games to Twin Falls.
“We just hope it goes the other way around this year,” Monjaras said. “But in order to do that, we have to show up and play.”
Twin Falls (5-5-6) hosts Jerome on Monday in a loser-out game.
Bliss 3, Declo 2
BLISS — The Bears earned a much-needed win Thursday night to end the regular season.
Steven Rubio scored twice and Armando Corboba once for the Bears (12-1, 11-1), who earned the top seed and a first-round bye at the High Desert Conference tournament.
Community School 3, Filer 0
FILER — James Everitt, Cash Dart and Finn Mallinen scored for the Cutthroats in a High Desert Conference win to end the regular season.
Community School (13-3, 11-1) earned the No. 2 seed in the High Desert Conference tournament.
Wendell 1, Buhl 1
WENDELL — Luis Rodriguez scored for the Trojans in a High Desert Conference tie to end the regular season.
Wood River 2, Canyon Ridge 0
HAILEY — The Wolverines advanced to the Great Basin Conference title game with Thursday’s home win.
Payton Bacca scored the first goal in the first half, and Emily Thayer scored in the second half for Wood River (11-5-1), which plays at Twin Falls on Wednesday for the district championship.
Canyon Ridge (9-7-1) will host the winner of Burley-Jerome on Wednesday.
Community School 8, Filer 0
FILER – The Cutthroats wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a blowout win over the Wildcats Thursday.
Lily Fitzgerald and Christine Estep each scored three goals, Ella Viesturs scored one and the eighth score was an own goal.
Community School (15-0-1, 12-0) earned a first-round bye in the High Desert Conference tournament and will host a district semifinal game on Tuesday.
“It’s great to end up with that kind of record,” Cutthroats coach Kelly Feldman said. “The girls are playing well, and we’re looking forward to what’s next.”
Buhl 3, Wendell 0
WENDELL — The Indians shut out the Trojans for a crucial conference win to end the season.
Madison Somers scored two goals, and Natasha Teixeria score one for Buhl, which finished the season with a 6-5-1 conference record and earned the No. 3 seed in the district tournament.
The Trojans (5-6-1) are the No. 4 seed.
Declo 2, Bliss 0
BLISS — The Hornets secured the No. 2 seed in the High Desert Conference tournament with Thursday's shutout win to end the regular season.
Xitalli Ruiz and Halee Whitehead scored for the Hornets (9-3 in conference).
Bliss (3-8-1) is the No. 5 seed.
Burley 3, Minico 0
BURLEY — The Bobcats earned a Great Basin Conference victory 26-24, 25-23, 8-25, 25-22.
Burley (6-2 in conference) had 31 kills and 84 digs as a team. The Bobcats next play at the Bingham (Utah) Invitational.
Minico hosts Jerome on Tuesday.
Wood River 3, Canyon Ridge 1
TWIN FALLS – The Wolverines rebounded from a first set loss and earned a 23-25, 25-19, 25-7, 25-11 Great Basin Conference win.
“We played steady,” Wood River assistant coach Kim Richards said. “We didn’t have very many service errors, and we didn’t have many hitting errors. That helped, and they started missing.”
Annie Kaminski had 14 kills, four aces and three blocks, Sidney Chambers had 21 assists and four aces, and Emily Vandenberg 8 kills and 15 digs for Wood River (13-14, 4-4), which hosts Twin Falls on Tuesday.
Makayla Bernal had seven kills, Brooklyn Weston had six blocks, Karleigh Allen had 19 assists, Kelbie Standley had 15 digs and Madalyn Hatch and Taylor Hudelston each had 12 digs and six kills for the Riverhawks (5-14, 2-5), who play at Burley on Tuesday.
Correction: The original version of this story misidentified Kim Richards. We regret the error.
Filer 3, Declo 1
FILER — The Wildcats beat the Hornets 25-11, 25-12, 18-25, 25-16 on Thursday for a nonconference win.
Kelsie Snyder had 19 digs, Ella Fisher had 11 kills, Gracie Robinson had 10 kills and Hallie Knight had 15 assists for the Wildcats, who play at Lighthouse Christian on Tuesday.
Declo hosts Oakley on Monday.
Glenns Ferry 3, Raft River 2
GLENNS FERRY — It took five sets but the host Pilots defeated the Trojans 10-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-25, 15-8 in the Snake River Conference match
Glenns Ferry senior Sage Wootan finished with double-double of 12 kills and 14 digs. Hannah Hedelius had eight digs and seven assists, and LeaBeth Hance had five kills.
Glenns Ferry is at Oakley and Raft River travels to Hagerman on Tuesday.
Community School 3, Camas County 0
SUN VALLEY — The Cutthroats defeated the Mushers, 25-11, 25-21, 25-14 in the North Side Conference match.
Community School senior Kristina Poydenis had a team-high eight kills, two blocks and two aces. Katie Wehrly was the leading servers with 10 aces and four kills. Lola Street had five aces, four kills and three blocks, and Blakey Spoor had two kills and two blocks.
Community School travels to Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind on Monday, and Camas County is at Dietrich on Tuesday.
Hansen 3, Castleford 1
HANSEN – The Huskies improved to 2-4 in the North Side Conference with Thursday’s 19-25, 25-14, 25-17, 26-24 win.
Yolanda Alaniz had 15 kills, and Kendy Kenney had 13 assists for the Huskies (7-7), who play at Murtaugh Tuesday.
Makayla Flores had 11 digs for the Wolves (4-12, 1-6), who play at Community School the same day.
Twin Falls Christian Academy 3, Richfield 0
RICHFIELD — The Warriors defeated the host Tigers, 25-6, 25-14, 25-19. No details were available.
Richfield travels to Rimrock on Friday and Twin Falls Christian Academy is at Lighthouse Christian next Thursday.
POCATELLO — Another meet, another win for the Twin Falls boys and girls cross country teams.
After sweeping the team titles at the Dani Bates Invitational last week, the Bruins captured the boys and girls title on Thursday at the Portneuf Wellness Center.
Sophomore Mattalyn Geddes won her fifth race in her sixth meet as a Bruin. Her time of 18:27.1 was 0:02.3 seconds better than Madison senior Rachel Morrin.
Elsewhere for the Bruin girls, Kami Withers finished seventh (19:43.4), fellow senior Alyse Douglas finished 14th (20:04.5), senior Ashley Hutchinson finished 16th (20:09.2), sophomore Brinlee Garling finished 21st (20:31.2) and sophomore Lara Maccabee was 28th (21:17.4).
In the boys field, Twin Falls senior Cannon Leavitt placed second with a time of 16:11.8. Bonneville sophomore Stetson Moss won the race with a time of 15:56.9.
Bruins senior Cache Traveller finished fourth (16:23.6), his brother Cooper Traveller was 10th (16:51.4) and fellow junior Tucker Burnham was 17th (17:23.9).
Burley sophomore Jacob DeTemple finished 10th with a time of 16:58.8.
Boys: 1. Twin Falls 77, 2. Skyline 90, 3. Preston 99, 4. Rigby 103, 5. Hillcrest 133, 6. Pocatello 139, 7. Madison 150, 8. Highland 195, 9. Boneville 246, 10. Century 247, 11. Burley 294, 12. Jackson (Wyo.) 317, 13. Minico 355.
Girls: 1. Twin Falls 53, 2. Madison 56, 3. Rigby 88, 4. Highland 89, 5. Hillcrest 101, 6. Skyline 122, 7. Bonneville 198, 8. Pocatello 208, 9. Century 274, 10. Burley 296
Rockland 3, Richfield 0
RICHFIELD — The Tigers fell 27-29, 11-25, 10-25 in Wednesday’s nonconference home match. No other details were available.