Pocatello 49, Wood River 7
POCATELLO — In the first prep football game of the 2017 season, Wood River fell hard to Pocatello. The Wolverines trailed 42-0 at halftime and could not recover. The defending Great Basin Conference champions are looking to replace a monster senior class from last year.
No other details were available.
Century 42, Burley 12
POCATELLO — Burley struck first on a 17-yard Ethan Gibbons touchdown pass at Holt Arena Thursday, but Century rallied to take a 28-6 halftime lead and never looked back. The Diamondbacks scored 42 unanswered points before Gibbons hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception of his own late in the fourth quarter.
Because of the 8:30 p.m. start time, no other details were available at press time.
Declo 2, Wendell 1
WENDELL – After winning just one game last season, Declo picked up a big conference win over Wendell Thursday.
Wendell had 37 shots, according to head coach Roger Johnson, but converted just one.
“I’m happy. It’s a good group of kids, and they’ll get better. Next game will be better than this one,” Johnson said.
Tyson Ramsey scored both goals for Declo, and Carlos Pineda scored the Trojans’ lone goal.
Declo (1-1-0) next hosts Filer on Tuesday. Wendell (0-1-1) travels to Bliss on Thursday.
Bliss 6, Gooding 1
BLISS – Bliss won its first home match of the year in commanding fashion over the Senators. Team captain Armando Cordoba netted his second hat trick in as many games, and Steven Rubio added a goal. Gooding scored its lone goal on a free kick from just outside Bliss’ box.
Bliss next travels to Mountain Home on Saturday. Gooding travels to Buhl for a conference match on Tuesday.
Bliss 1, Gooding 1
BLISS – Bliss jumped out to 1-0 lead early, but Gooding scored the equalizer before halftime. The score remained knotted at one apiece until the final whistle.
Bliss next travels to Community School on Tuesday, and Gooding travels to Buhl on Tuesday.
Community School 11, Buhl 1
SUN VALLEY – Community School routed Buhl Thursday in its second High Desert Conference game of the season.
Five different Cutthroats scored, led By Ella Viesturs and Lily Fitzgerald’s three goals apiece, and Addie Rafford and Caroline Estep’s two goals apiece.
Community School (4-0, 2-0 HDC) next hosts Bliss on Tuesday. Buhl (0-1) hosts Gooding on Tuesday.
Hagerman 3, Castleford 0
HAGERMAN – Hagerman opened its season with a smooth three-set win over 1A-DII opponent Castleford. The Pirates won 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18. Elly Yore led the team with five kills and five aces, Christina Robinson had eight digs, and Aubri Achabal combined with Teresa Daily for 12 assists.
“It was good to get the jitters out,” said Hagerman head coach Katie Knight. “They’re filling in varsity roles, so it was good to get those first sets.”
Hagerman next travels to Murtaugh on Tuesday for a tri-match with the Red Devils and Carey. Castleford next travels to Oakley on Monday for a tri-match with the Hornets and Sho-Ban.
Minico 3, Preston 0
RUPERT – Minico opened its season with a commanding three-set win over Preston. They won 27-25, 25-12 and 25-19.
“The girls responded excellent. They do everything I ask of them,” said new Minico head coach Donovan Terry.
The Spartans next host a tri-match with Pocatello and Century on Tuesday.
Shelley 3, Kimberly 2
SHELLEY – Kimberly pushed Shelley to five sets, but fell to the Russets on the road Thursday in its season-opener.
The Bulldogs won each of the first two sets 25-22, but lost the next three 25-18, 26-24, and 15-12.
“We competed really well,” said Kimberly head coach Lawrence Pffeferle, who returned to coach Kimberly this season after a one-year retirement. “We made a few too many errors at the wrong time. We were up in the fourth set, but made crucial errors that gave them some momentum that they carried into the fifth set.”
Zoey Brown had 14 kills for the Bulldogs, Dezi Overacre had 31 assists, and Ivy Burgess had four blocks.
Kimberly hosts Wendell next Thursday before playing in the Peg Peterson Invitational the following weekend.
Buhl 2, Declo 0; Malad 2, Declo 1; Malad 2, Buhl 0
DECLO — Malad defeated Declo, 25-18, 16-25, 15-11 and Buhl, 25-12, 25-22 Thursday in a tri-match. The Indians picked up a win defeating the host Hornets, 25-21, 25-23. No other details were available. Buhl hosts Jerome on Tuesday and Declo is at Valley on Wednesday.