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BOYS SOCCER

AMERICAN FALLS 6, ABERDEEN 0

American Falls beat Aberdeen 6-0 in a physical game Thursday at Aberdeen.

Daniel Pena had two goals and one assist, while Jose Jaime added one goal and two helpers.

“We worked as a team and had really good communication,” A.F. coach Miguel Mata Rangel said. “We did an excellent job in every line in the soccer field, especially in defense.”

American Falls (7-0-1, 2-0 3A District 5) plays Saturday at Teton. Aberdeen (0-3, 0-2 3A District 5) hosts Sugar-Salem on Tuesday.

THUNDER RIDGE 3, HIGHLAND 1

Highland’s early lead didn’t hold up in Thursday’s 3-1 home loss to Thunder Ridge.

Trey Thomas got the Rams on the board in the seventh minute, but the Titans netted the next two scores.

Highland (3-4-1, 1-1 5A District 5-6) hosts Bonneville on Saturday.

GIRLS SOCCER

HIGHLAND 6, THUNDER RIDGE 1

Aubrey Hymas’ hat trick paced Highland past Thunder Ridge, 6-1 on the road Thursday.

Kayzee Vaughan, Hailey England and Saydree Bell added one goal apiece.

“We played great defense, stepped it up,” Highland coach Korbie Vaughan said of her team’s four-goal second half. “Offense played possession and got a lot of really good looks on goal.”

The Rams (5-3-1, 1-1 5A District 5-6) host Rigby on Tuesday.

AMERICAN FALLS 4, ABERDEEN 1

American Falls won its fourth game in a row Thursday, 4-1 at Aberdeen.

Carina Hernandez scored the Tigers’ lone goal, her 16th of the season.

“Our first half was kind of rough, but we definitely fixed our mistakes and had a better second half,” said Aberdeen coach Paige Foster, who also complimented the play of senior centerback Zenaida Colungo. “She definitely saved us from a lot more goals being scored.”

American Falls (6-3, 3-1 3A District 5) plays Saturday at Teton. Aberdeen (3-2-1, 1-2 3A District 5) hosts Malad on Tuesday.

MALAD 3, SNAKE RIVER 1

Abbi Hoskins led Malad with two goals in Thursday’s 3-1 home win over Snake River.

After the Dragons allowed a goal on a penalty kick early in the second half, they responded with three goals.

“That just kind of lit a fire under the girls and that made them like I needed them to be,” Malad coach Shennell Clark said.

Mikki Clark scored the other goal for Malad (4-1-1, 1-1-1 3A District 5), which plays Tuesday at Aberdeen. The Panthers (0-7, 0-3 3A District 5) play Saturday at Firth.

VOLLEYBALL

POCATELLO 3, MINICO 0

Pocatello improved to 4-1 in 4A District 4-5 with a 3-0 home sweep Thursday against Minico.

Calysta MCurdy and Hailey Roubidoux each had 12 kills, while Madison Wilkes chipped in 28 assists and Katelyn Michaelson added 14 digs.

The Indians host Century on Tuesday.

BLACKFOOT 3, SHELLEY 0

Blackfoot opened conference play by sweeping Shelley 3-0 on the road Thursday.

Kyah Henderson led the Broncos’ attack with 12 kills, and Kaitlyn Neff added seven.

“The seniors really stepped up tonight and kept swinging at the ball,” Blackfoot coach Alisha Nebeker said. “We were not playing afraid, just playing really hard. Played to win instead of not to lose.”

The Broncos (4-5, 1-0 4A District 6) play Saturday at the Jerome Invitational.

BUHL 3, AMERICAN FALLS 1

Buhl overmatched American Falls in Thursday’s 3-1 decision.

The Beavers were downed 14-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-25.

“We had some good hitting, but Buhl just returned a lot,” A.F. coach Jami Adair said. “They had a lot more swings and they are a scrappy team.”

Paige Adair led the attack with eight kills and added one ace for American Falls (4-5), which hosts Declo on Tuesday.

SODA SPRINGS 3, MARSH VALLEY 0

Soda Springs swept Marsh Valley on Thursday in Arimo, 25-22, 25-20, 25-13.

Cedar Hopkins led the Cardinals’ offense with seven kills, Cooper Evans had 12 assists and Bayli Hayes chipped in 12 digs.

“We missed one serve all night,” Cardinals coach Shawnae Somsen said. “So that was a really good serving night for us.”

The Beavers (4-0) host Aberdeen on Wednesday.

NORTH FREMONT 3, ABERDEEN 1

After winning the opening set, Aberdeen dropped the next three in Thursday’s 3-1 loss at North Fremont.

“Passing and defense looked good, and then we just kind of let up,” Tigers coach Shantell Inskeep said.

Aberdeen (1-4) plays Wednesday at Soda Springs.

GRACE 3, CHALLIS 1

Grace handled Challis, 25-7, 25-7, 21-25, 25-12, for a 3-1 road win Thursday.

Brooklyn Rigby served five of the team’s 15 aces. Kylee Painter (nine) and Maniah Clegg (eight) combined for 17 kills.

The Grizzlies play Sept. 19 at Taylor’s Crossing.